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Which HTC phone is the best?

There are loads of HTC phones! Which has the best specs? Or are there any better ones coming out in the near future that I should hold out for.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 29, 2011 at 13:43

Currently the HTC Desire HD is probably the best in our parts of the world, but indeed, there are so many new phones coming out this summer... Not just from HTC - just scroll through the articles here, and you may well decide to wait a bit.

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 29, 2011 at 16:52

Usually it's the most expensive one. You have to figure out which OS you want on your phone. How much you are willing to spend.
I don't see a reason to stick with HTC.
Motorola Atrix would probably be best phone money can buy.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 29, 2011 at 17:34

CTPAHHIK
You got a point, but the question was about HTC. I would have said HTC HD2, but I smelled an appetite for Android :p
As to the Atrix, is it out in the UK?
And also, the OP might want to ellaborate on features s/he values. Something ENTIRELY different might suit his/her purposes as well (or better) than an Android?!

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 29, 2011 at 18:14

You are correct about Atrix - not released in UK. I forgot that one I saw had AT&T logo on it.
HTC HD2 is old windows mobile phone. You can't recommend that anymore.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 29, 2011 at 18:24

I can. I did :p The HTC HD2 has snapdragon, 4.3'' screen, Flash, pinch to zoom, Sense UI, and it is still on sale (while WP7 handsets are already being sold on 'offer' :p
Nah, just kidding. The HTC HD2 is HTC's N900 - it's for people who like to 'tinker' with their gadgets.
I would myself like to try Acer's Stream - top specs and much cheaper than HTC's offerings.

blizzard7  Mar. 29, 2011 at 22:41

HD2? That's far too old. The Desire HD is nice, but the battery life is below average for a smartphone (and that really is saying something). I'd recommend the upcoming Incredible S. New Adreno GPU, 768 MBs of RAM, 1450 mAh battery and a 4" screen (which many people consider to be the sweet spot). HTC have announced an "Evo 3D", but it's currently US-only with no indication of us getting it.

giggidygoo  Mar. 30, 2011 at 00:21

ive got the desire z running at 1.5ghz with android 2.3.full qwerty keyboard too.
id recommend this handset to anyone wanting android (and keyboard).
can be tinkered with if needs be but maybe slightly bulky/heavy compared to a desire/hd or incredible s.
the moto atrix i believe is coming to orange/t-mob as are other dual core handsets between spring/summer.
galaxy s 2 and sony xperia arc should be looked at also imo if of course you are looking towards the higher end of the market.
gsmarena.com i use for specs and release dates etc.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 30, 2011 at 10:52

How well does your HTC Desire Z run at 1.5 GHz when the Desire Z has an 800 mHz Scorpion processor? You can overclock it THAT much, but, ahem, at that clockspeed, how long does the battery last?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 30, 2011 at 10:55

@blizzard ...some smartphones do have great battery life - Blackberry Bold, Nokia's E-series. It's the touchscreens that kill batteries, and that is the same on feature/dumb phones.

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 30, 2011 at 11:06

Jan, you don't really know which CPU Desire Z has. I was looking through settings on my HD and it has 1.2GHz down clocked to 1GHz. I would assume it's done to increase battery life.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 30, 2011 at 11:17

That is what I was getting at! The HTC Desire Z is indeec specced at 800 mHz. And as you said, clocking it to 1.5 GHz has to be a massive drain on the battery.
I also wanted to clarify for the original poster that officially the Desire Z does NOT come with 1.5 GHz! Giving the impression that that was the 'normal' Desire Z clockspeed would be misleading the OP.
We could otherwise start listing every smartphone that has ever been tweaked for a 5 second youtube show ;)
Debating and comparing specs is confusing enough for newbs without us throwing in mods and tweaks. That is my humble opinion... :)

DarthBlingBling  Mar. 30, 2011 at 13:16

HTC HD2, sorry but it's still the bees knees. The only thing it can't do is run iOS.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 30, 2011 at 13:31

@darth... LoL it's still selling well at Vodafone Ireland :D

stezo2k  Mar. 30, 2011 at 13:41

I love my Desire HD personally, some are put off by the huge screen but it's a great phone. The standard Desire/S is a very good alternative too

jfduncan1  Mar. 30, 2011 at 14:40

Have to say the HD2 - yes its 18months old - but it was way ahead of the competition then, its the only phone that i know thats capable of running the following OS's : Windows Phone 6.6, Windows Phone 7, Android (many flavors inc Honeycomb), Ubunto & Meego.

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