HTC Desire Hardware Tour video

 

Here comes the HTC Desire Hardware Tour video. There’s obviously nothing out of the ordinary given that the Desire is just a Nexus One with an optical trackpad instead of a track ball. What surprised me though is how cheap the handset felt in the hand when compared to the HD2, probably because of the slimplastic back cover which is a total pain to take off sometimes. The Desire also weight only 135g compared to 157g for the HD2. The AMOLED display is definitely a step forward compared to the LCD especially in terms of color contrast (HTC did mess up the calibration though just like on the HD Mini) the only downside being the poor outdoors visibility. Other than the screen (and the OS) the Desire has exactly the same specification as the HTC HD2: same SnapDragon chipset, same amout of RAM (512Mb or ROM & 576 Mb of RAM).