Rated 3.6 out of 5 based off 201 ratings

Brand HTC
Wireless Carrier T-Mobile, Unlocked
Operating System Google android
Cellular Technology 3G
Memory Storage Capacity 512 GB
Connectivity Technology Wi-Fi
Color Brown
Screen Size 3.7 Inches
Wireless network technology GSM, Wi-Fi
Scanner Resolution 480 x 800
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  • This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported.
  • Quad-Band Unlocked GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 GSM and 900/2100 3G frequencies plus GPRS/EDGE capabilities
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash; Display: 3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels; Multi-touch input method
  • Platform: Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair); CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor; Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Up to 6 hours of talk time, up to 340 hours of standby time.
  • This cell phone may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international version phones. Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.


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HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast, and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch AMOLED display. The 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor makes the phone incredibly responsive as you multitask from app to app without skipping a beat, while the instinctive HTC Sense experience lets you wield the power of the HTC Desire with the greatest of ease. With the HTC Desire, it?s all about your information, your entertainment, your multimedia, your way. A multitude of HTC Sense widgets makes it easy to transform your Home screen with rich content that personalizes your phone experience. If you?re a sports junkie or simply love to keep up to date with the latest news, the HTC Desire keeps you in the know with the News application. News makes it easier than ever to collect all your favorite articles from across the web. Choose from a selection of channels that cover top blogs, news sites or sports pages, or get news updates based on the keywords you select. The HTC Desire excels at helping you stay in touch with the different circles of friends or colleagues in your life. The new People widget lets you bring any group you create on your phone right to the surface for easy access to calling, messaging, emailing or simply checking up on social networking updates. The HTC Desire simplifies the way that you tend to all of your social networks. With Friend Stream, your interaction with friends across multiple social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr are brought into a single easy to follow stream of updates, photo posts, and shared links. Friend Stream also lets you shout out your thoughts or feelings to all your online friends with a single comment that gets broadcast to both Facebook and Twitter. The package components found in the box are: -Handset (Phone) -Battery -Battery door -Battery Charger (AC Adaptor) -USB Sync Cable -User guide -Stereo Headset -micro SD memory Card

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D. H. R. Mora
4.0 out of 5 stars

Watch Out with Language
Reviewed in the United States ?? on December 30, 2010

Verified Purchase
This is an excellent phone, is truly awesome, but.... I bought this phone (International Version) from this seller FGS, brown and everything, the only problem I got, was that the international version results to be Indian Version, that means, it has only 1 language English (India), Android allowed me to install an application to change the language, however, some text still appears in English, I think it should be explicit in this publication.

Beside that language problem, the phone is outstanding, I'm truly happy with its performance and capacity, the battery "drain problem" is fixed with Juice Defender application, therefor, I think is excellent and you should buy it with eyes closed.

I rated with 4 stars because I kindda feel this is a "tricky" publication.
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3.0 out of 5 stars

ATT data Issues
Reviewed in the United States ?? on October 5, 2010

Verified Purchase
I ordered this phone to replace my iPhone 4 on the ATT network and use while traveling with overseas SIM cards. Additionally, I am trying to migrate away from Mobile Me and this looked like a great option. I really like the phone and the HTC Sense interface is quite nice. However, this phone does not operate on the correct frequency for the ATT's 3G data network, so all data is transfered via the EDGE network which has slow data speeds. Unfortunately, I returned the phone.

If you want 3G speeds on ATT, make sure the phone operates on 850/1900 3G frequencies for data. Even tough this phone operates on 850/900/1800/1900 GSM frequencies the data frequencies are 900/2100 which ATT does not support.
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56 people found this helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars

A Desirable Outcome
Reviewed in the United States ?? on April 1, 2011

Verified Purchase
When choosing a smart phone i had done a lot of research and came up with two options at the time, HTC and Samsung. Samsung is great, but HTC has a little more innovation and technical aspects which i like and the HTC Desire is great at it. I had previously owned a HTC Desire HD, but it fell and the screen cracked after a couple days of use and even after repairing it, i jus didnt want it again, but the phone was superb, great UI, physical feel and jus overall construction. While searching for a replacement, i came right back to HTC and took a second look at the Desire. Not only that, but my gf wanted a smartphone as well. I ordered the first one from WorldwideDistributors through Amazon, with excellent delivery time and an excellent product too. Moving on the phone now......
Pros of HTC Desire
.Great size
.Sturdy Feel
.Hardware Specs are great for the price
.Camera is up to par
.AMOLED screen is superb
.The HTC Sense UI is wonderfully easy to use.

Cons of HTC Desire, these are the make or break things for u, trust me
.Battery Life is just average abt day and a half max with moderate to heavy use (Samsung Galaxy S i9000 is much much better, but so is the price i guess)
.Internal memory Sucks, jus over 150mb to store apps (didnt see this as a problem as i rooted mine and can store apps on the sd card)
.No folder support, u cant make folders in the UI, u have to attach to the computer as a SD card and manually create folders (not very user friendly in that aspect)
.No more Android support, from what i have read, HTC is only going to release support up to Android 2.2 Froyo so if ur looking for something more up to date software wise, need to get something else.
.Just being petty i guess, but when in ur pocket, the speaker does not ring loud enough and u may have some missed calls.

Overall what sold me on this phone is the price, it was very reasonable for the hardware, even though WW had it a couple dollars extra, u pay for service which is no problem for me. I bought one for my gf and after seeing how excellent the phone was for me, i ordered a second one jus for me from the same distributor. If u purchase this phone and u are keen on protection, which ive learnt about since i dropped my Desire HD, there are two cases u can get, the OtterBox Commuter series case (much better than the Defender series by far) or the Case-Mate Tough case, which to me is the best case overall, way better protection.

I hope this review has helped u decide if the HTC Desire is right for u, i love it, but its not everyones cup of tea and the main personal judging point is if ur a geek and like to dig in to ur tech go for it, if ur one of those ppl that jus want to buy and use and dont care abt the workings too much, not the best option for u, though it is still an option.
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2.0 out of 5 stars

Would be great if it worked!
Reviewed in the United States ?? on October 7, 2010

Verified Purchase
Had the phone for two weeks now and have run into a few problems. One minor problem was the language setting. The phone came from Amazon with settings for english but only from Asian countries (Vietnam, Malaysia, Pakistan etc...). No U.S. or British english settings. I found a video on YouTube on how to fix this but it involved downloading files and resetting the phone. A major pain! Not something I should of had to deal with right after taking it out of the box.
The most significant problem, however, is lack of a 3G connection and no internet connection when outside a wifi hotspot. The internet simply does not work when connecting through your carrier. Lots of people around the world have this same problem and have found various was of making it work. Unfortunately, none of those suggestions have worked for me so far. Someone posted that HTC is aware of this problem and working on a fix, but so far, nothing. This would be a fantastic phone if those problems were fixed. If you are set on getting the HTC Desire, I would wait until the bugs are worked out. Otherwise, I don't think it's worth the trouble.
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