HTC Desire Z Review
Smart phones with keyboards aren’t as popular as touchscreen only smart phones but that doesn’t make the HTC Desire Z any less desirable!
The HTC Desire Z is an Android smart phone with a slide out qwerty keyboard, but this feature makes the phone slightly thicker and heavier than the Desire HD.
HTC Desire Z: Keyboard
The keyboard swivels out on hinges, rather than sliding out, making it sit neatly along with the upper screen though at a comfortable distance to avoid clashing thumbs whilst using the keys. The buttons are adequately spaced apart and the large space bar proves convenient for either thumb to use. Either side of the keyboard are function and shift keys allowing capital letter and symbol entry. There are also two keys which can be set to open up particular apps or act as shortcuts.
On the side of the HTC Desire Z, there is a lock button and a 3.5mm socket for plugging headphones in. There are also mechanical volume keys, a micro-USB port and a camera button. On the front, you’ll find the same four touch-sensitive buttons as can be seen on the Desire HD, as well as a touch-sensitive trackpad. There are some concerns about the hinge lasting the usage thrown at it, even thought it is made of metal it still looks a little flimsy.
HTC Desire Z: Screen
The 3.7 inch screen on the HTC Desire Z is a real joy to use and is very sharp and clear. Browsing the internet is a breeze and is comparable to even some of the bigger screen smartphone models we see around today.
The Desire Z comes ready with Android 2.2 which includes flash player 10 so you can relax and enjoy online videos on your smartphone.
The HTC Desire Z all in all ia great phone with some very good features to it, but only go for it if you absolutely must have a full qwerty keyboard…it makes the handset more bulkier and heavier.