Calling the shots
All well and good, but it slips in comparison with other 1080p video recording handsets like LG’s Optimus 2X through the lack of a dedicated HDMI slot for hi-res transfer to your TV. Instead, it's the same as the Samsung’s Galaxy S II and relies on the MHL adapter to slot into the micro USB port, which is an optional extra. Mutter mumble. There is DNLA support as well though for wireless hook-up to a connected TV. The browser renders pages well and like other later Androids supports Flash too, so there’s nothing you can’t view.
The music player includes HTC’s 13-setting equaliser as well as SRS pseudo surround sound which broadens the soundstage in the not bad quality supplied headphones.
Copying media was a breeze, with HD videos that normally take minutes shooting across in a matter of seconds. There’s a paltry 1GB of memory on board for storing them, but also the option to add up to 32GB with a microSD card.
The 1520mAh battery has a lot of work to do with the more powerful processor, HTC Sense and those busy widgets, and though it turned in a good day of heavy use, it certainly didn’t excel.
Another quality handset from HTC and this is the hero of the bunch, with a fast dual core processor, the latest Sense user interface goodies, Android 2.3 and, for once, the company manages to build a half-decent camera. ®
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