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HTC HD2 Touch

7.9/10 AVG.
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7.9/10
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The HTC HD2 Touch currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

HTC’s Touch franchisee is about to get a new addition, and this phone promises to scare the crap out of its siblings.

The HTC HD2 Touch is by all measures, cutting edge. The 1GHz MSM8250 Snapdragon processor could potentially power a small plane (okay, not quite that powerful, but close), the enormous 4.3 inch WVGA capacitive display is beautiful both artistically and functionally, rendering anything that comes in its way with crazy-crisp, super-tight resolution.

Add an FM radio, a 5MP camera, video recorder with an impressive 480 x 800 pixel resolution, Bluetooth 2.1, a talk time of 380 minutes (varies with personal usage patterns), standby time of 490 hours, 3.5mm jack input and you could pretty much screw everything else up and still have a great phone.

But there is a “but”. While HTC has earned a well-deserved reputation for building high-quality phones, they haven’t perfected everything. Namely, the keyboard. This slide-out keyboard is spacious, thoughtful and attractive, but I must be honest, the keys do not have the full-bodied, over-engineered sculpture of the BlackBerry line. This means that, while a pleasure to type on, the lack of perfectly contoured keys does lead to some miss-strokes.

That said, this promises to take the Touch line further than ever, and provide serious power, speed and access in a package that is faster, prettier and easier to use than any prior Touch model.


Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
4.3"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

The HTC HD2 supplants itself at the top of the competition where others see it as a viable force due to the fact that it packs more stuff than meets the eye.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
Wired

The first thing you notice about HTC's HD2 is its enormous size. A 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen graces the face of this finely crafted device, while the chassis matches the display's sleek design. Despite having such a large screen, the phone still feels lightweight at 5.5 ounces. And that di...

- Missy Schwartz, Wired
PhoneArena

There is no way a cell phone equipped with such a huge screen and powerful components would fail to appeal to eager high-tech buffs. The truth is, we see no reason not to recommend the HTC HD2 to anyone who feels overwhelmingly compelled to get a device with such a spectacular hardware. In terms of...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
MobileBurn

The HTC HD2 is a mightily impressive device, especially if you use your phone to browse the web or watch YouTube quite often. It is certainly one of the most high-tech handsets currently available, and has nearly every function you could want on a mobile phone. With Microsoft Exchange support, Micro...

- Russell Jefferies, MobileBurn
CNET

The HTC HD2 applies a substantial boot to the backside of every other Windows Mobile phone currently available. In fact, it accomplishes the near impossible -- it makes Windows Mobile crave-worthy. We love its huge capacitive touchscreen, and, thanks to HTC, it's got a lovely home screen and some ex...

- Flora Graham , CNET


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HTC released the HD2 Touch on November 5, 2009.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the HTC HD2 Touch user manual here.


HTC backs up the HD2 Touch with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your HD2 Touch has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
4.3"

The HTC HD2 Touch's screen size is 4.3 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1230mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1230 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 20.5 days standby time, 380 minutes.

HD2 Touch Specs

Overview
Release date November 5, 2009
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM 448 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Body: 0.73 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1230 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 380 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 20.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.1 x 6.7 x 1.1 cm (4.8 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 157 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption WEP
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
3.2x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-portrait
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, QCP, M4A
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC HD2, Leo

T-Mobile version will carry 1Gb and 578 Mb of ROM and RAM.
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PhoneArena

One of the greatest Windows Mobile devices to ever be created

from PhoneArena

It’s almost unimaginable that Windows Mobile can be at the forefront of the news, but the HTC HD2 can clearly stand its ground as being hailed as one of the greatest Windows Mobile devices to ever be created. T-Mobile customers are getting an added bonus with increased RAM and ROM, as well...More

It’s almost unimaginable that Windows Mobile can be at the forefront of the news, but the HTC HD2 can clearly stand its ground as being hailed as one of the greatest Windows Mobile devices to ever be created. T-Mobile customers are getting an added bonus with increased RAM and ROM, as well as all the neat multimedia features and apps that encapsulate its status as being one powerhouse smartphone that can prove to still be a hit. HTC clearly knows how to fashion a solid device that can transform the mind share of many people who view the aging Windows Mobile platform as becoming irrelevant. Luckily though, the HTC HD2 supplants itself at the top of the competition where others see it as a viable force due to the fact that it packs more stuff than meets the eye.

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Wired

HTC's Gorgeous HD2 Stumbles With Windows Mobile OS

from Wired

The first thing you notice about HTC's HD2 is its enormous size.

A 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen graces the face of this finely crafted device, while the chassis matches the display's sleek design. Despite having such a large screen, the phone still feels lightweight at 5.5 ounces. And that display is shiny: We co-opted it as a substitute for a pocket mirror....

More

The first thing you notice about HTC's HD2 is its enormous size.

A 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen graces the face of this finely crafted device, while the chassis matches the display's sleek design. Despite having such a large screen, the phone still feels lightweight at 5.5 ounces. And that display is shiny: We co-opted it as a substitute for a pocket mirror.

However, the phone runs Windows Mobile 6.5, a decidedly outmoded operating system. WinMo takes about 30 seconds to start up and, once running, has a tendency to freeze faster than Bobby Drake. The touchscreen isn't that responsive, either — it's jumpy and often registers the wrong button press. The HD2's 5-megapixel, flash-equipped camera also falls short because it requires a steady hand and produces grainy photos. When using the dual-LED flash, a green-goblin-like glow is cast on your treasured moments in time.

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PhoneArena

A great handset that offers a lot with any respect

from PhoneArena

There is no way a cell phone equipped with such a huge screen and powerful components would fail to appeal to eager high-tech buffs. The truth is, we see no reason not to recommend the HTC HD2 to anyone who feels overwhelmingly compelled to get a device with such a spectacular hardware. In terms of software and interactivity, it delivers everything that any self-respecting Windows Mobile smartphone offers and then some, adding capacitive screen and a lot of preinstalled applications, which make it not just head and shoulders, but light years away from its WM rivals today. The only WM smartphone that has a fighting chance against it is the Samsung Omnia II I8000. Personally, we´d go for the HD2 for its capacitive screen and better performance, but if we were predominantly focused on video playback, we would gladly sacrifice the extra 0.6 inches for the perfect video codec support of the Omnia II and its brilliant AMOLED screen – even if a bit smaller, its image quality is incomparably superior to any LCD display.

Ultimately, we say “yes” to the HTC HD2. This is a great handset that offers a lot with any respect. What´s more, considering the presence of the Sense interface, the HD2 escapes the fate of being qualified as just “another high-tech toy”, because it comes with functions in the forefront of today´s social networking, something that will certainly appeal to a good part of the now numerous people using various social networking services....

More

There is no way a cell phone equipped with such a huge screen and powerful components would fail to appeal to eager high-tech buffs. The truth is, we see no reason not to recommend the HTC HD2 to anyone who feels overwhelmingly compelled to get a device with such a spectacular hardware. In terms of software and interactivity, it delivers everything that any self-respecting Windows Mobile smartphone offers and then some, adding capacitive screen and a lot of preinstalled applications, which make it not just head and shoulders, but light years away from its WM rivals today. The only WM smartphone that has a fighting chance against it is the Samsung Omnia II I8000. Personally, we´d go for the HD2 for its capacitive screen and better performance, but if we were predominantly focused on video playback, we would gladly sacrifice the extra 0.6 inches for the perfect video codec support of the Omnia II and its brilliant AMOLED screen – even if a bit smaller, its image quality is incomparably superior to any LCD display.

Ultimately, we say “yes” to the HTC HD2. This is a great handset that offers a lot with any respect. What´s more, considering the presence of the Sense interface, the HD2 escapes the fate of being qualified as just “another high-tech toy”, because it comes with functions in the forefront of today´s social networking, something that will certainly appeal to a good part of the now numerous people using various social networking services.

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MobileBurn

Lets you work in a fun and intuitive manner

from MobileBurn

The HTC HD2 is a mightily impressive device, especially if you use your phone to browse the web or watch YouTube quite often. It is certainly one of the most high-tech handsets currently available, and has nearly every function you could want on a mobile phone. With Microsoft Exchange support, Microsoft Office Mobile, and impressive sat nav capabilities, the HTC HD2 also presents itself as a handy business device, but one that lets you work in a fun and intuitive manner.

That's not to say that the HD2 is perfect, as I mentioned the slightly disappointing camera and the odd hiccup on text-entry, although these are very minor faults with an otherwise sublime package. The camera is still very useable in the dark, and the keyboard is one of the best touchscreen keyboards on the market, thanks to its size.

The main factor that will likely deter people from the HD2 is its size. Sure it's big, but it couldn't be much smaller with that gorgeous 4.3-inch display. Personally, I think that HTC did a great job, and feel that the thin profile of the handset more than makes up for its significant length and width.

Overall, I happily give the HTC HD2 our "Highly Recommended" rating, because it's one of the best handsets I've used, if not the absolute best. If it were running Android then it'd be a home run, but thanks to HTC's efforts, even Windows Mobile manages to be pretty, responsive, and fun to use....

More

The HTC HD2 is a mightily impressive device, especially if you use your phone to browse the web or watch YouTube quite often. It is certainly one of the most high-tech handsets currently available, and has nearly every function you could want on a mobile phone. With Microsoft Exchange support, Microsoft Office Mobile, and impressive sat nav capabilities, the HTC HD2 also presents itself as a handy business device, but one that lets you work in a fun and intuitive manner.

That's not to say that the HD2 is perfect, as I mentioned the slightly disappointing camera and the odd hiccup on text-entry, although these are very minor faults with an otherwise sublime package. The camera is still very useable in the dark, and the keyboard is one of the best touchscreen keyboards on the market, thanks to its size.

The main factor that will likely deter people from the HD2 is its size. Sure it's big, but it couldn't be much smaller with that gorgeous 4.3-inch display. Personally, I think that HTC did a great job, and feel that the thin profile of the handset more than makes up for its significant length and width.

Overall, I happily give the HTC HD2 our "Highly Recommended" rating, because it's one of the best handsets I've used, if not the absolute best. If it were running Android then it'd be a home run, but thanks to HTC's efforts, even Windows Mobile manages to be pretty, responsive, and fun to use.

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CNET

It's got a lovely home screen and some excellent apps

from CNET

The HTC HD2 applies a substantial boot to the backside of every other Windows Mobile phone currently available. In fact, it accomplishes the near impossible -- it makes Windows Mobile crave-worthy. We love its huge capacitive touchscreen, and, thanks to HTC, it's got a lovely home screen and some excellent apps. We only wish that the user-interface tweaks were less skin-deep in places, and that Windows Marketplace for Mobile did a better job of helping us find the best apps out there...

More

The HTC HD2 applies a substantial boot to the backside of every other Windows Mobile phone currently available. In fact, it accomplishes the near impossible -- it makes Windows Mobile crave-worthy. We love its huge capacitive touchscreen, and, thanks to HTC, it's got a lovely home screen and some excellent apps. We only wish that the user-interface tweaks were less skin-deep in places, and that Windows Marketplace for Mobile did a better job of helping us find the best apps out there.

If the HD2 were running Android, we would have already run away with it forever to a country with no phone-stealing extradition treaty. As it is, for big-screen fans and people who need Windows Mobile for work purposes, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the HD2.

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Gizmodo

Nicest hardware along with disappointing OS

from Gizmodo

Let's just get this out of the way: in terms of hardware, the Touch HD2 is the nicest phone in the world. It's ostentatiously huge and amazingly slim; it's business-savvy and utterly pornographic. But hardware like this deserves better. UPDATED

From the outset, the HD2 is a tragic crea...More

Let's just get this out of the way: in terms of hardware, the Touch HD2 is the nicest phone in the world. It's ostentatiously huge and amazingly slim; it's business-savvy and utterly pornographic. But hardware like this deserves better. UPDATED

From the outset, the HD2 is a tragic creature, built from the finest pieces imaginable and burdened with a categorically disappointing OS. HTC has done their best to hide the HD2's shame, but it's not quite enough.

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