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HTC Desire Z Android Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone (Silver)

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Released on 05 November 2010

Manufacturer: HTC

5.0 out of 5 (11 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The HTC Desire Z combines a vivid 3.7 inch touchscreen display with a slide out full QWERTY keyboard making it perfect for browsing the web and messaging friends. Running Android 2.2, users can download new apps, customise the user interface with interactive shortcuts and transform their Desire Z into a SatNav with free turn by turn voice navigation from Google Maps. Powered by a 800MHz processor, the Desire Z also sports HTC's Sense UI which keeps you up to date with all your friends thanks to live updates from your favourite social networks. Also included is HSDPA and Wi-Fi.

The best of both worlds
The 3.7 inch touch screen is perfect for browsing the web, checking your friends' latest updates, or catching up on email. Ready to do some serious messaging? Pop open the keyboard - the keys are nicely spaced and raised for fast comfortable typing.

Maps that never keep you waiting
Tired of waiting - and paying - as maps slowly download? Get there faster. The HTC Desire Z delivers maps with zero wait, zero dead spots and zero data roaming fees. Have trouble knowing which way to turn when using a map? Relax. Maps on the HTC Desire Z always point you in the right direction.

A phone you can't lose (well, not easily anyways)
Can't find your phone? Use HTCSense to show you that it's under your sleeping cat. Worried you'll miss something because you left it at home today? Use HTCSense to send and receive texts and to forward your calls to another number. Frantic about personal data on your phone that's been lost or stolen? Log into HTCSense to quickly lock and wipe it remotely.
  • Key Features:
  • 5 Megapixel camera
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Android OS
  • 3.7" touch screen
  • Sliding QWERTY keyboard
  • GPS / WLAN / 3G / Bluetooth connectivity
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Digital compass

customer Reviews

 Average rating (11 reviews)

 I bought this over the iPhone 4...

| | See all jay153's reviews (1)

Top, top quality smartphone. The 'pop-out' keyboard made it stand out from the competition and it doesn't disappoint. I could go through a huge list of what it does well, but that is in the product description. A few main points, the screen is beautiful, only bettered by the Retina and the Super AMOLED on the galaxy S. The 800mhz processor is by no means slow, and the hinge may be a little slack but with the way you hold the phone it does not drop closed anyway.

It feels top notch, the metal details make it feel like a well built phone. A very impressive piece of kit that has had iPhone owning friends of mine dying for a look.

 My first Android phone blows away my Nokia N97 mini.

| | See all Jin2k8's reviews (4)

I'm a teen who usually sends about 50 to 60 texts a day, and I can say that this phone has never let me down at all. The keyboard feels quite satisfying, although it does require more push than it does on my Nokia, it's a 4 row (a bonus compared to my Nokia's 3 row keyboard ) The threaded SMS is beautiful!

The screen is big and great, it does have Gorilla Glass display (as confirmed on GSM Arena ), practically speaking, it is unscratchable, unshatterable, completely withstanding type of glass used as a protective window.

The feel and build quality is outstanding, a rubber matte feel and aluminium casing all around, I love the fact it has a dedicated sliding button to release the aluminium battery cover, making it easy to either switch batteries and memory cards from time to time. This also prevents the metal cover from being bent by accident, although it is quite sturdy, and not thin and flimsy at all.

As for the battery usage, you can easily reduce battery usage. Do the following:
Go into "Settings" and "Wireless & networks" then scroll down and untick the "Mobile network". Job done.

Doing so would stop any apps from accessing the internet in the background or foreground regardless of what you're doing. Also put your brightness to automatically adjusted. this will help too.

There's also convenient HTC widget for toggling this as well as your other wireless connections (i.e WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.), you will find this through "Widgets" then "Settings" then "Network dashboard" something along those lines.
Presto! You can instantly allow constant internet connection in just as few as two presses! (Providing that you've put the widget in main homescreen)

As far as the hinge goes, I have not had any problems or issues with it. I'll admit the hinge is quite weak compared to my N97 mini, but nonetheless the hinge is still strong and not breakable unless you do something out of the ordinary.

The optical trackpad is an added convenience, it does come in handy at times, but isn't used on a daily basis. It does help to correctly select a link without having to zoom-in completely.

The camera of this phone is probably one of it's downfalls when compared to my N97 mini's camera, pictures aren't always sharp or clear, the slightest shake or movement while hitting the shutter button will completely distort the image. Hence I would have to re-take some photos before seeing any good results. With my Nokia it was simply a matter of having the correct distance for the autofocus to work then press the shutter button, it would give me a perfectly clear, vibrant and sharp image. Apparently the Desire Z loses in this case.

One of my main reasons for buying this is the HTCSense.com facility to backup, remotely wipe data, track and locate, call it from a silent profile to a loud one. This doesn't work out of the box, you have to register and also allow this feature on your phone.

As for parents of teens, this track and locate feature would come in handy, as long as your teen does not know about this feature and then deactivates it from the phone.

Overall having this phone as my 19th B'Day present was great for me, despite dual-core phones are coming out, I have rooted my phone and overclocked it (it can go from 800MHz to 1.4GHz!), this is so it can keep up with future higher power demand from apps and other uses to come in the two years I have this phone for. I'm on 24 month contract.

 Mega Handset Love it

| | See all benbird7's reviews (3)

Had the phone a couple of days, really like it all round much faster than my old HTC Legend.

Keyboard is handy especially if web browsing, but have also got swype installed for text input straight onto the touch screen if required.

Battery initially was a little disappointing however after settling down and not playing on it so much I can charge and it will last me two days, providing I make sure I dont leave wifi or anything too draining on the battery running when not in use. The hinge feels light and nice to open for the keyboard, there has been comments of it being too loose, but appears fine on mine :)

All round nice handset, my previous hardware qwerty keyboard handset was my old N97 and this is miles ahead of that, just in the operating system alone.

If you don't need the qwerty go for the desire hd or even just the desire, if you prefer hard buttons I am sure this will be just up your street.

 Awesome, better than my Iphone 3gs

| | See all Reed96's reviews (8)

Had an iphone 3gs for 18months, in two minds wanted HTC or Iphone 4, finally went for HTC, very happy, defo best choice, really good software, really easy to use, the apps are easy as itune equivalent, emails, text, locations etc all very quick and looks awesome, great phone, Z hinge seems very sturdy, glad i chose this, i will wait for iphone 5 bypassing iphone 4.

 Brilliant

| | See all hbsKippY's reviews (7)

I upgraded from a line of Nokia phones.

This had small anoyyances in the first few weeks and it felt like there were about 1000 different options so took a lot of flicking around before finding fixes!. But any problem just google it and you find it's a simple solution!
Keyboard took a bit of bashing before it started typing smoothly

Music player is the only bad software, i didn't find a eq option which makes music sound bland.
I bought double twist player for a fiver on the andriod market and after adjusting the EQ music is perfect and syncing with double twist on the PC is easy and can be done wirelessly
...

After i got these things out the way it became the perfect phone to own, all smiles now :)

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