HTC Desire

HTC Desire
  • 3.7" 480x800 pixels
  • 5MP 480p
  • 576MB RAM Snapdragon S1
  • 1400mAh Li-Ion
Released 2010, March 135g, 11.9mm thickness Android 2.1, up to 2.2; Sense UI 576MB RAM; 512MB storage, microSDHC slot
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Also known as HTC Bravo, HTC Desire A8181

Technology GSM / HSPA
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
  HSDPA 850 / 1900 - North America
Speed HSPA 7.2/2 Mbps
Announced 2010, February. Released 2010, March
Status Discontinued
Dimensions 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm (4.69 x 2.36 x 0.47 in)
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz)
 Optical trackpad
Type AMOLED or SLCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 3.7 inches, 39.0 cm2 (~54.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~252 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
OS Android 2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to 2.2 (Froyo); Sense UI
Chipset Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon S1
CPU 1.0 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 200
Card slot microSDHC (dedicated slot), 4 GB included
Internal 576MB RAM; 512MB
Main Camera
Single 5 MP, AF
Features LED flash
Video 480p@15fps, 720p@30fps (via SW update)
Selfie Camera
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, hotspot (Android 2.2)
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio Stereo FM radio, RDS
USB microUSB 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
  Removable Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 340 h (2G) / Up to 360 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 6 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G)
Colors Black, Brown, Silver, White
SAR 1.48 W/kg (head)     0.69 W/kg (body)    
Price About 140 EUR
Camera Photo
Loudspeaker Voice 76dB / Noise 75dB / Ring 84dB
Audio quality Noise -87.6dB / Crosstalk -84.8dB

User opinions and reviews

Owning this phone back in 2011 was a real deal, optical trackpad was coolest thing ever to have under the screen (And some Sony Ericson Phones too) And this beast had AMOLED display back then. Most of the apps were executable with that Scorpion proce...

  • flagshipper

This was the best smartphone used. Looked so good, the UI was still consistent on Android, thanks to HTC widgets, everything looked similar. Now Android is like Windows, in total chaos. Also this phone has got optical mouse in the front, that was...

  • Anonymous

Still the best Android I ever owned. Fit in the hand perfectly and made sense. Been using the Pixel the past 3 years and while it's fast, I don't enjoy using it as much as with the original Nexus.


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