HTC Desire Reviews

Click here if this is your business
★★★★☆
4.2 / 5
81% of users recommend this
Click here if this is your business
  • Screen Quality

  • Battery Life

  • Features

  • Reception

  • Style

  • Value For Money

? Ask our helpful community of experts about this product or company
HTC Desire - Ask a question now

Media Gallery for HTC Desire

HTC Desire
HTC Desire
HTC Desire
HTC Desire

Refine your search

Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period. Eg click on '1 star' to just display the reviews we have which received a 1 star rating click or 'Within the last month' to display just reviews posted over the last month.

Showing star rating of:

(cancel refinement)
  • Average Rating Over Time
  • Within the last month ***** (From 0 reviews)
  • Within the last 6 months *** (From 0 reviews)
  • Within the last 12 months * (From 0 reviews)
★★★★★

“Best Phone I regretted buying.”

Written on: 01/09/2013 by joemethemoney (2 reviews written)

Confusing review title? Probably... I bought this phone and had quite a high monthly repayment at £23 a month for 2 years. However it was the ultimate life saver while I was traveling in Malaysia and didn't have access to a PC. I was able to book my home flights with it and do my computer work every day. The specs when I bought the phone back in July 2011 made it better in every way than the iphone. Longer battery, bigger screen etc etc. And as it is android, it is way better for app… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“Warranty claim”

Written on: 13/03/2013

Damaged my phone, had forgotten that I had square trade cover for it and got it repaired. A week later realised I had warranty cover and got in touch with the Square trade and the help I got was just amazing and easy and even after a week late I got the money back that I had spent or repairing my phone. Thank god I bought the Square trade cover for the phone. I would recommend square trade warrant cover for everyone buying any kind of electronics!!… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“worth the price”

Written on: 03/07/2012 by richieyrich (1 review written)

HTC Desire is a good smartphone and not so expensive but its worth the price. Features are all good… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“Pretty awesome phone so far, i'm still blown away!”

Written on: 22/08/2011 by virtualmark2 (8 reviews written)

What can i say? Had this phone for over a year now, its never let me down and i feel i should share it with you. I use it daily not just as a phone, but also as: Satellite Navigation Internet Browser/Email Wireless Router Alarm Clock Personal Organiser Calculator Video Camera/Photo Camera Dictophone Skype Flashlight Games Theres more but i'm sure you get the picture. I was chatting to my mate the other day via skype, just using the app on my phone, it was just like a normal phone call except… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“There are two things which people don't realise about...”

Written on: 11/03/2011

There are two things which people don't realise about this phone
1) Firstly, the bottom of this phone has a chin. This is awesome because I drop it everywhere but it is impossible to break the screen on a flat surface! My record is dropped down one floor in a club, then stamped on.
2) I get two days of battery out of my phone, by easily switching the mobile internet off, with a widget, for 90% of the day.

Get a phone with a chin!!… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“Lovely phone. Period. I'll talk about the phone in...”

Written on: 25/02/2011 by A FANTASTICO (2 reviews written)

Lovely phone. Period. I'll talk about the phone in order with my ratings.

Firstly, I have a pure HTC unlocked phone, with none of the rubbish that networks normally add to your phone before giving it to you, and I've owned it since August.

The screen quality is phenomenal. The HTC Desire sports an AMOLED, 3.7", 800x480 pixel screen. The AMOLED means vibrant colours, that are crisp, bright, and will make iPhone users want to cry. The 3.7" size is more than big enough for using the phone for… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“I bought the HTC Desire on the strength of a friends...”

Written on: 27/01/2011 by Stuart Cooper (1 review written)

I bought the HTC Desire on the strength of a friends recommendation and then by reading a couple of reviews which backed up his positive comments.

The phone is easy to use and navigate and looks really impressive. I love the fact that I have the freedom to access the internet where ever I am and the 'pinch effect' zoom in / zoom out a great way to view websites not quite optimised for mobile browsing. I also find that the images and text refocus much quicker than what I have seen on other… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“HTC Desire is a Android device. It is a very good...”

Written on: 22/10/2010 by amitkarpe (7 reviews written)

HTC Desire is a Android device. It is a very good mobile phones and performs really well. The camera is good and the Sense UI is nice touch. HTC are a good company and known to keep their customers happy.

They were the first to roll out the Android 2.2. They have always given software updates priority.

The build and quality of the phone is excellent. The features are better than most. The only thing people might find annoying would be the battery life.

Me being a heavy internet user the… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“I love this phone, the touchscreen and keyboard is a...”

Written on: 12/10/2010 by jessiekingston4059 (2 reviews written)

I love this phone, the touchscreen and keyboard is a lovely to feel and sharing the internet connection with my laptop is excellent too. The speaker is pretty poor, but I suppose you use earphones most of the time and I can't plug it into my tv like I could with my nokia, but its so much faster. The apps are great too!… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“After getting fed up with Apple, and their poor...”

Written on: 06/09/2010 by infidelwoking (2 reviews written)

After getting fed up with Apple, and their poor attitude to us lowly Iphone 3G users (still in contract I might add) I decided to look for an alternative to the iPhone 4.

After a lot of reasearc I setteled on the HTC desire, and I dont regret this at all. This is a very good phone. The software is well thought out, its feature rich and the build quality is outstanding.

If you are worried about moving from Apple, dont be. It has an app store just like the iPhone, the music player is great… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“Upgraded to the HTC Desire from a Nokie E63 which I...”

Written on: 06/09/2010 by theFeenee (3 reviews written)

Upgraded to the HTC Desire from a Nokie E63 which I had been very happy with for 18 months except for the camera. The Desire has a better camera than the Nokia and I liked the screen in the shop.. so I went for it.

Wow! A month later and I can't praise it enough. Rather than try to repeat the excellent review from Ollsbolls below, I'll tell what I find especially impressive/ disappointing.

First the bad points;

1) Battery life. Yes, I know everyone says it but it is a problem. I've bought a… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“Good Points: ”

Written on: 11/08/2010 by Ollsbols (14 reviews written)

Good Points:
Great screen (colour, resolution and touch)
Fantastic user interface (Sense UI)
Fast 1GB processor
Google SatNav
True Multi-tasking

Bad Points:
Battery life not brilliant but comparable with other similar phones
Speaker not the best

General Comments:
I have been using traditional 'smart' phones for some years. Sony Ericsson P800, 910, 990, P1i. On the whole they have been pretty good. The P1i being the best.
After using the P1i for 2 - 2.5 years I decided it was time for a… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“I just bought this phone yesterday and have...”

Written on: 04/08/2010 by wildthing666 (2 reviews written)

I just bought this phone yesterday and have transferred my contacts to the phone even giving them each an individual MP3 ring tone and set up the network and email, the phone is easy to navigate around and add or remove applications from the home page. Getting used to a touch screen rather than tapping keys is going to take time as I find it a bit on the sensitive side. The speaker on the phone isn't good if you want to listen to music it is much better to use the in ear earphones but be… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“exceptional and out-performs the iphones ”

Written on: 28/07/2010 by jjav (8 reviews written)

exceptional and out-performs the iphones
Excellent phone for mail access, internet, document reader etc and many other applications. more of the applications are free on the android phones than they are on the iphone.I used the iphone for a few day after recommendations from friends. I found the iphone to be too restrictive and you are locked to Itunes for almost everything , there is no drag & drop facility. The Iphone becomes a little more flexible when you have jailbroken it. However ther… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“The Desire is a beautiful phone,the Ui is smooth and...”

Written on: 15/07/2010

The Desire is a beautiful phone,the Ui is smooth and cool with it's live wallpapers.It's also superfast getting connected to the net.I owned the Apple 3gs but decided on this instead of upgrading to the iphone 4g because it does'nt las,crash and connection is costant
it's a revolution in android,watch out Apple when the Glee generation get sick of being taken for a ride this phone and HTC is were they'll come… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“An excellent piece of kit and would recommend to all....”

Written on: 12/06/2010

An excellent piece of kit and would recommend to all. I purchased mine directly from a HTC (not locked or branded to a network, 330+vat) and do not have the minor issues that I have seen on the forums, etc.

A read of the manual is a must though but well work the effort, also the battery life is not so good (average for a smartphone) but a desktop charger (£9) would resolve.

Quality calls, very smooth operation and well supported by HTC. A joy to use… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“I will make this short" amazing"”

Written on: 08/06/2010

I will make this short" amazing"… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“Best phone I have ever owned in 20yrs ”

Written on: 06/06/2010 by rickyday (1 review written)

Best phone I have ever owned in 20yrs

Not going to go into detail you have Google for that.

Just buy one today.

5 STARS… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“i thought i'd never go away from usuing my iphone but...”

Written on: 23/05/2010

i thought i'd never go away from usuing my iphone but the Desire has done it!
it's quicker,sleeker and more intuitive than my iphone and batterty life no worse or better… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“I have had this phone for 2 weeks and I can some it up...”

Written on: 18/05/2010 by poulj55 (1 review written)

I have had this phone for 2 weeks and I can some it up in one word "MINDBLOWING".This phone does everything except make the tea.
BUT!it has major problem that spoils it and that is that it has the worst battery life I have ever come across.
I class myself as a medium user and have to charge every 1-2 days.If you use it a lot as I have done a couple of times you will need to charge evey night.HTC PLEASE SORT THIS!
Still if you can get by, this is still a fantastic phone… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Johncrawford's Response to poulj55's Review

Written on: 15/06/2010

Hi,
<br/>
<br/>If you are not using many of the features on the phone I would suggest turning them off as this will save you lots of battery life. For example when I went to Germany a couple of weeks ago, I turned off the 3G (I don't like getting massive roaming charges) and I didn't need to charge the phone for 4 days. Of course you should almost always ensure that the GPS is turned off as this will really chew your battery.
<br/>
<br/>Hope this helps
<br/>John

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
Read 1 Comment
overview