HTC Desire Specifications

Most of the world know the Nexus One’s technical specifications but what does the HTC Desire pack?

Well aside from the slight difference in design the inside is pretty much the same as the Nexus One except for one important thing – RAM.

The HTC Desire has and extra 64MB (12% ) of memory to run all your favourite apps and programs. That may not sound like a lot but reports from Google Nexus One users who hacked their phone to give another 10MB RAM saw a big improvement.

Here’s the full spec from HTC:

Processor
– Chipset: Qualcomm 8250 SnapDragon
– Speed: 1Ghz

Battery
– Talk Time: 6.5 hrs
– Standby Time: 360 hrs
– Capacity: 1400 mAh

Display
– WVGA – 480 x 800 pixels/3.7″
– Touch Sensitive(Capacitive)
– AMOLED

Camera
– 5 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
– Digital Zoom
– LED Flash
– Touch Focus
– Geo Tagging

Video
– Maximum Resolution: HD (720P)
– Speed: 30fps
– Video Zoom
– LED Video Light
– Supported formats: MP4, 3GP, 3G2, WMV
– Video Streaming

Music
– Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA & OGG
– FM Radio (RDS)
– Dolby Digital

Ringtones
– Monophonic
– Polyphonic
– MP3
– AAC

Messaging
– SMS
– MMS (with video)
– E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, Exchange)
– Twitter – Instant Messaging

Memory
– Phone Book (unlimited)
– Dialled Calls
– Missed Calls
– Received Calls
– 512MB (Storage)
– 576 MB (RAM)
– microSDHC (external)

Call Features
– Hands Free
– Caller ID
– Voice Dialling

Connectivity
– WiFi (802.11 b/g)
– HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
– HSUPA (2 Mbps)
– Bluetooth (2.1)
– microUSB
– 3.5mm Audio Connector

Navigation
– AGPS
– Digital Compass
– Google Maps

Sensors
– Accelerometer
– Proximity Sensor
– Light Sensor

Features
– Web Browser
– Office Document Viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
– PDF Viewer
– Clickable Optical Pad
– Direct to YouTube Uploading
– FickR Integration
– Social Network Integration (FaceBook)
– Search Button

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8 Responses to “HTC Desire Specifications”

  1. Kim Leo Says:

    Nice! I bought the Desire because I live in Europe and Google decided not to give us Nexus one :/… Anyway It’s really been bothering me what those 64Mb memory was used for, being most of a PC geek I couldn’t accept that strange size in anything, and guessed it was one slow 512 module and one really fast 64Mb module. I thought it was most likely used for something like this, but I find it strange they don’t promote it more since it’s a really nice feature.

  2. Jon B Says:

    Are these the official specs? It definitely doesn’t have RDS on the FM radio and it doesn’t record video at 720p.

    • Jon Says:

      Yes they were taken from the HTC website… I think 720p is coming in the next software update and my radio definitely DOES have RDS…Do you have a good reception where you are?

      • Jon B Says:

        Ah, that may explain things. Reception is poor where I live but I’ll try it when I’m out and about. There’s no indication that the radio is RDS though, no toggle to switch it on or off or anything…?

      • Jon Says:

        No I think it’s just on permanently to be honest. However, the RDS might not be quite what you think. By RDS, it only give you the station name – not any scrolling text/information. Take a look at the Wikipedia entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Data_System#Example_RDS_usage

        You’ll see that all RDS means is that it’ll receive anything from the station name (Programme Service) to text and information. I suppose it could just be a limit of the internal FM Radio app and maybe other radio apps support more information through RDS…

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