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HTC Desire

  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • Android v2.1 OS
  • 3.7-inch Touchscreen
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 1 year warranty for in the box accessories HTC India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 16999
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HTC Desire (Brown) Price: Rs.16999

Key Features

  • Android v2.1 (Eclair) OS
  • 3.7-inch AMOLED Touchscreen
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion Processor
  • HD Recording
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
The HTC Desire is a sleek and elegant touchscreen smartphone. This phone works on the Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system and has 576 MB of RAM. The Desire allows you to work and play at great speed with the help of a 1 GHz processor.

The Desire smartphone from HTC has a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a screen resolution of 480 X 800 pixels. The phone comes loaded with the HTC Sense UI with features that make your ringing phone go quiet by just flipping it or making your phone ring louder when you are out on a busy street, making your phone user friendly.

The Desire from HTC has a 5 Megapixel camera to capture your favorite moments. It has auto focus and LED flash to help take better pictures. The camera also has a widescreen photo capture feature that allows you to take panorama images. The phone also supports HD video recording and playback.


The Desire handset has neat rounded edges complete with a touch-sensitive screen with pinch-to-zoom capability so that you can view your pages and images bigger and better by just moving your fingers over your phone. This Desire smartphone is complete with a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and accelerometer that makes your phone adapt responsively to different environments.

Storage and Battery

The Desire is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that has a capacity of 1400 mAh. The phone will give you a talk time of 6 hours when fully charged in both 2G and 3G networks. The Desire from HTC has a 512 MB ROM and the memory is expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card.

Connectivity and Features

This HTC Desire phone enables you to connect to the Internet through GPRS, EDGE, 3G, and Wi-Fi. It also has Bluetooth and an USB port that helps you connect to other devices to share files. The Desire ensures you can carry your office with you. This HTC handset has Email and Push Email to keep you posted of the latest developments at the work place. The phone is also ideal for social networking as it has dedicated applications to access Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. The Desire has an A-GPS with Google Maps' support that keeps you on track at all times.

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Specifications of HTC Desire (Brown)

In the Box Handset, Battery, Charger (EU), Headset, 2 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, Accessory Flyer, Safety and Regulatory Guide, Quick Start Guide, Customer Care Card, Warranty Card
Brand HTC
Model ID Desire
Form Bar
SIM Type Single SIM, GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Business Features Document Viewer, Pushmail
Call Features Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Hands Free, Loudspeaker
Handset Color Brown
Operating Freq GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v2.1 (Eclair)
User Interface HTC Sense
Java Yes
Processor 1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion
Graphics Adreno 200
Size 3.7 Inches
Resolution WVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels
Color 16 M
Primary Camera Yes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary Camera No
Flash LED
Video Recording Yes, 1280 x 720, 30 fps
HD Recording HD
Other Camera Features Face Detection, Auto Focus, Widescreen Photo Capture, Geo-tagging
Size 60x119x11.9 mm
Weight 135 g
Type Li-Ion, 1400 mAh
Talk Time 6 hrs (2G), 6 hrs (3G)
Standby Time 340 hrs (2G), 360 hrs (3G)
Memory and Storage
Included Memory Card 2 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 576 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser WAP
GPRS Yes, Class 10, 48 kbps
EDGE Yes, Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 2 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering USB
Navigation Technology A-GPS, with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (EDR, A2DP, FTP, OPP, AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, WAV
Video Player Yes, Supports H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV9, HD
FM Yes
Ringtone MP3
Other Features
Call Memory Practically Unlimited
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Practically Unlimited
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Additional Features MMS, Bookmarks, Calendar, Clock, HTC Footprints, Music, News, Contacts, Photos, Stocks, Weather, 3D Game
Important Apps Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Ted Talks, Google Latitude, Layar, Google Buzz, Foursquare, HTC Peep, Dropbox, Friend Stream, Android Market
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 1 year warranty for in the box accessories
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Reviews of HTC Desire

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02 September 10
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Loving it

A handset that looks/feels new even after 1 month! Even after a month you discover some new "hidden" stuff everyday. Android rocks. As of now android marketplace has fewer apps than iphone market, but at the rate it is increasing android marketplace will catch up soon. One thing for sure ... this is 100 times better than iPhone if you are not after the "glamor" quotient. You can find thousands of comparisons how it is better than iPhone in the web, but I will mention only one. Have you ever seen a customized iPhone homescreen? It all looks same. Here you can customize as much as you can!!! And I mean that.

One comment regarding the model: The model I got from flipkart has a SLCD, not AMOLED. AMOLED supply is less at present and HTC decided to switch to SLCD. They are equally good though. And SLCD is little bit better for battery power saving.

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86% of 22 users found this review helpful.
11 June 11
HTC Desire sees a price drop, now only for INR 15K?

HTC Desire sees a price drop, now only for INR 15K?

htc desire original inr 15000 HTC Desire sees a price drop, now only for INR 15K?The original HTC Desire seems have seen a big price drop in the Indian market and is now selling for just 15,000. But this pricing seems to be only limited to, which a recent Spice group venture. We are expecting other retailers to follow suit.

If you were looking to go for this, then it is the right time for you. To remind you of the specs, HTC Desire comes with Android 2.2, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, HTC Sense, 5MP camera and 3.7 inch display.

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73% of 11 users found this review helpful.
29 October 10
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Great phone, great service

My phone was delivered safely on time. Though the packaging was not sophisticated, it was safe and water proof. I will shop again at flipkart with confidence.

The phone is quite good, one of the best android phones in the market. So far so good, haven't experienced the dreaded rebooting problem yet (but then its just been more than a week since i started using).

The phone's touchscreen is quite responsive and smooth. I don't like the back button. One of the reasons for buying a touchscreen phone is, well, the convenience of a gentle touch to accomplish things. Not only is the back button a physical button, its not that responsive either. And most of the time the search function gets activated (back and search share the same button, kind of like 2 ends to the same button). Its pretty frustrating. I used to loathe the designer of the button a lot, but nowadays have got used to living with it. And what a mess, the call history/dialler piece of software is. On both these fronts, my previous X6 was way too good.

The images are sharp and bright. Usability in sunlight is bad, but then yet to see that affecting me, rarely do i have to use it in full sunlight.

Sense is pretty neat. Also downloaded quite a few apps from the Android marketplace.

The phone is super fast. Web pages load in a flash and there is no noticeable lag when it comes to routine use. X6 wasn't that way. Even getting to applications would take some time, surfing was slower too.

I am yet to upgrade to 2.2 and root it. But that can wait. Overall, a satisfying buy.

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6 of 7 users found this review helpful.
27 December 10
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HTC Desire ROCKS!!!

I ordered my HTC Desire online on and in 2 days flat, the mobile was delivered at my place. No octroi charges extra, no hidden charges. I would give a 10/10 for all this....
Now, something about the phone..... Rather I should not be calling the HTC Desire a mere phone. It's surely something more than that!!! The amazing touch responsiveness, the UIs, the in-built apps.... the list goes on & on & on & on......
The only drawback is the battery. I was used to a basic NOKIA phone earlier & that went on for 2 days without charging. But for HTC Desire, I always make sure to carry the charger with me. Practically, the battery drains out by day end, atleast with whatever usage that I do. One good part is that the battery gets charged pretty fast too!!!
Overall, an excellent phone. I would give this 9/10.
I just figured out that HTC Desire HD is now available at a price slightly higher than the price that I bought my HTC Desire for. And the price of HTC Desire has now dropped by almost Rs.3000/-
Anyways, this will not rob away all the happiness that my HTC Desire has given me, quietly brilliant!!!

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26 February 12
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Love to use

Great phone. Its one of those gadgets that you are proud to own. The best part that I like about is its user interface and how it integrates contacts across Phone Book, Gmail and Facebook. That way all my phone contacts have photos from their profiles on Facebook once I link the 2. Such a simple brilliant way of making the process seamless. Also love the way all the small details have been thought through to make it a great experience to use the phone. I love typing e-mail on the phone as its so easy and user-friendly. Love the auto-complete feature.

Now the bad parts:
- Battery life sucks and deteriorates badly after 6-9 months. One can barely use the phone for more than 2-3 hours if one is continuously checking and replying to e-mail
- The speaker of the phone is quite poor and one cannot use it as a speakerphone
- Lastly very poor quality reception of radio FM

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Fantastic phone

worth buying for 16499. bought it 2 years ago though. now an outdated device.
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Great phone. Its one of those gadgets that you are proud to own. The best part that I like about is its user interface and how...

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26 February 12
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I got HTC Desire WHITE and I like it. There was a little goof up in delivery but i still got it withing 5 days.
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