One more HTC HD2 review

This time it’s PhoneArena‘s turn, here comes their full review. One thing I always wondered..are PhoneArena and GSMArena the same site? Their review are done exactly the same way, from the screentshots to the way they are laid out, etc..Anyway, back on topic., they found out that the camera wasn’t the great, which isn’t really surprising you know…and that the call quality wasn’t that good. Now that’s a new one, because so far they are the only one to report this. I guess that it may have to do with their local carriers because nobody has complained about the phone’s call quality so far As far as I know. Any HD2 owner had this kind of problem? Don’t hesitate to post in the comments below.

We made quite a few calls with the HTC HD2 and our conclusion is its performance is average. Sound is passable in terms of loudness, although there´s room for improvement. We could hear constant static, quality was a far cry from being the best we´d evidenced and voices were slightly muffled. Our callers said we sounded a bit louder and sharper, but more intelligible. It´s a good thing the HD2 manages to isolate environmental noises, meaning the only thing your callers hear is your voice. On the overall, there is nothing to write home about in this respect.
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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.

Source: PhoneArena

  • Shane

    I took the HTC HD2 a couple of weeks ago on T-Mobile. The Sense UI is superb, responsive and fast but the aged Windows UI still shows through from time to time. The lack of ‘pinch to shrink’ and vice versa is a little disappointing after living with the iPhone for 18 months. The virtual keyboard is nice but the lack of key pop-up and auto-correct is annoying. I could probably live with that, but having yet another HTC device that crackles when using it for its main purpose, i.e. a phone, is possibly a little too much. I guess it’s the cell radio component rather than anything else as I get it when using the wired headset!

  • Shane

    I took the HTC HD2 a couple of weeks ago on T-Mobile. The Sense UI is superb, responsive and fast but the aged Windows UI still shows through from time to time. The lack of ‘pinch to shrink’ and vice versa is a little disappointing after living with the iPhone for 18 months. The virtual keyboard is nice but the lack of key pop-up and auto-correct is annoying. I could probably live with that, but having yet another HTC device that crackles when using it for its main purpose, i.e. a phone, is possibly a little too much. I guess it’s the cell radio component rather than anything else as I get it when using the wired headset!