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HTC Desire - Graphite

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Product Code: HTC-DESG
Manufacturer: HTC
Manufacturer Code: 99HKZ009-00
Review: Click Here
Rating: * * * * *

Overview of HTC Desire - Graphite



You desire to own the best, and you can with the HTC Desire.

The equivalent to the Google Nexus One, but incorporating additional Ram and a optical trackball, the HTC Desire has everything to make this device the best in the market and a smartphone you will find indispensable.

Powered by Google Android 2.1 with HTC Sense, the HTC Desire has an operating system and user interface that knocks other smartphones by the wayside, enabling you to function like never before. Whether for business use or pleasure the Desire has the facilities to respond and work in every situation. The rich feature set keeps you connected and in touch with the world.

Direct from the home screen, check your email, calendar, tasks or the latest RSS feeds from your favourite website.

Personalise your device to work for you. With over 15,000 applications in the Google Marketplace there are bound to be applications that enhance your user experience, willing you to take the HTC Desire wherever you go.

A 1GHz processor will make light work of running applications, ensuring a very fast, trouble free and responsive interaction with the device.

A 3.7 inch SLCD display means that all content appears on screen in richer deeper colours without sacrifice to battery life or the device's size. Drawing up to 10 times less power than a VGA display, meaning you can work for longer with the 1400mAh battery without the need tocharge the device.

3G/HSDPA support is standard on the HTC Desire, as is Bluetooth, WiFi, a MicroSDHC memory card slot, a 5 megapixel camera with flash and an internal GPS antenna.

Gone is the roller trackball to be replaced with a clickable optical trackball for increased accuracy and reliability.

A proximity, ambient light and G-Sensor are also included to enhance the user experience you enjoy with the Desire, and ensure energy is conserved where possible to ensure you don't run out of power.

The HTC Desire is very responsive, and with the Friend Stream application pre-installed , this HTC exclusive feature allows you to be the fastest to respond to the latest Facebook, Twitter and other social network feeds all from one screen. Just input your social network logins once and Friend Stream will pull all the latest stat updates direct to your phone, and you can reply and update your status here to each of the different social networking sites.

So how much better can it get?

Well the HTC Desire also allows you to sync with iTunes and can record video in HD resolution (720p via an over the air update after launch) through the 5 megapixel camera.

All of this in a device that weighs just 135g (including the battery) and is no more that 11.9 mm thick?! No wonder it is named the Desire, who wouldn't desire to own one?

The unit colour is Graphite - The colour is that shown in the images, it has grey/gunmetal/brown hue to it.

Features of HTC Desire - Graphite

  • Google Android 2.1 with HTC Sense interface
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 3.7 inch SLCD display for better quality image resolution whilst using less power
  • HSDPA wireless connectivity
  • Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Optical, clickable trackball
  • Less than 12mm thick
  • 135g in weight
  • 1400mAh battery
  • MicroUSB connectivity
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • FM Radio
  • MicroSDHC memory card slot (with 4GB MicroSDHC card included)
  • HTC Friend Stream
  • 2 year warranty

What's in the box of HTC Desire - Graphite

  • HTC Desire
  • Battery
  • 4GB MicroSD Memory Card
  • Micro USB to USB Sync/Charge Cable
  • Wired 3.5mm headset with simple remote controller RCE150
  • UK AC Charger
  • Documentation Quick Start Guide
hy Choose Us?
SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version2.1 (Éclair)
Custom SkinHTC Sense
Dual Core
Quad Core
Expansion Slot Yes
Capacity (Up to)Up to 32GB
Internal Storage
Touchscreen Yes
TypeSLCD Capacitive touch screen
Resolution 480 x 800 WVGA
OtherPinch-to-zoom capability
Frequencies850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SpeedGPRS: Up to 114 kbps downloading, EDGE: Up to 560 kbps downloading
FrequenciesHSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
SpeedUp to 7.2 Mbps download speed, Up to 2 Mbps upload speed
Bluetooth Yes
Version2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
FunctionsA2DP for wireless stereo headsets, FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer, Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile
WiFi Yes
VersionIEEE 802/11 b/g
DataStandard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
PowerStandard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
Audio3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Video Out
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Optical TrackpadOptical Trackpad
Hardware Buttons
Antenna TypeInternal
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps, HTC Footprints
Camera Yes
FlashAuto Focus and flash
Camera Lens
OtherFace detection capability, Widescreen photo capture
Front Facing Camera
G-Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass and Gyro
Light Sensor Yes
Formats.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, mp3, .wav, .wma
Formats.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv
Recording.3gp (720p High Definition Video capture)
Near Field Communication
FM Radio Yes
Capacity1400 mAh
TypeRechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Removable Yes
Call Time
GSMUp to 400 mins
3GWCDMA: Up to 390 mins
Standby Time
GSMUp to 340 hours
3GWCDMA: Up to 360 hours
Dimensions119 x 60 x 11.9 mm (4.7 x 2.36 x 0.47 inches)
Weight 135 grams (4.76 ounces) with battery
SoftwareHTC Sync, HTC Peep for Twitter, Friend Stream
OtherInternet sharing through USB, Automatically lowers the ringer volume as soon as the phone is picked up, Mutes the ringer when the phone is flipped face down, Backs up certain data and settings to the microSD card automatically, such as SMS/MMS messages, bookmarks, Wi-Fi™ passwords, and more
HTC_Desire_Datasheet.pdf HTC_Desire_Datasheet.pdf (303KB)
HTC_Desire_Datasheet.pdf HTC_Desire_Datasheet.pdf (303KB)
Overall Rating * * * * * 4.5 Stars Very Good

Steve 16th December 2012

Overall Rating
2 Stars Ok

Recommend to a friend? No

"Good phone but not enough internal phone memory , only 576 meg , would do better with 1 gig of memory ."

Arman 29th March 2011

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Excellent service and super phone! Thanks Clove!!! "

Andrey 16th February 2011

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Excellent phone. I only wish it has more internal memory for apps."

Hando 7th February 2011

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Number 1"

Sam 5th February 2011

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Had an N81 around 6 months ago. Got this phone for my birthday. And goodie goodie,this smartphone is a serious lifechanger. Love this phone, it has truly changed the way I surf the net, do my work, listen to music,etc. This phone is an all-rounder and will not disappoint. A guarantee. Been 6 months, no problems, functions just as though it was new."

Cep? 18th January 2011

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"I was planning on getting Desire HD but now tempted to downgrade my wish to Desire as it is a great phone and even with a smaller screed it full fills my need over the top. Very compact, great design, technical design..intuitive and easy..

Clove sales team,
Many thanks dudes and gals - very impressive communication from you and fast processing. Thanks again!"

Nikita 9th January 2011

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"It's better than I have expected!!! Thank you!!!"

Lambros Petrou 17th December 2010

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"It's the best phone out there for its size. Even with the new releases now there is no phone with this screen and size that can be compared with it. It's super fast, and everyday i find something new!!!
Trully the best phone for now!!!"

Ozay 13th October 2010

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"After one month of comparing same class devices... I get my Desire and I must say everyday I find new things to explore.

Bio 30th September 2010

Overall Rating
4 Stars Very Good

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Exceeded all expectations! Phone is great, but found two broken pixels: ("

Nathan 23rd September 2010

"Fantastic phone. Loving it more and more every day. Clove prices cannot be beaten. Works great with Vodafone NZ. Will definitely buy from you guys again!! :D"

George from 22nd September 2010

"Excellent device!"

James 20th September 2010

"Fantastic Phone, better the iphone!!, it is truly a brilliant piece of tech"

Dave 12th September 2010

"Awesome phone - Thanks Clove will definitely buy from you again - only 2 days to delivery other side of the world!Works great on Vodafone Cheers!"

Peter 23rd August 2010

"The desire is an amazing phone, I've been playing with mine since I got it this month and keep making new discoveries. The service from clove was professional and the shipping was speedy. I'm very satisfied with this purchase."

Adam 20th August 2010

"An awesome phone. Can't be any happier with the service. Shipped on a friday and was in my hands by the monday afternoon!"

Drew Peacock 8th August 2010

"Just received the HTC Desire in the mail. I'm sure you all know what a great phone it is, and you don't need me to tell you that. But I can tell you that Clove is the cheapest and most reliable store I have ever purchased an unlocked phone from. Keep up the good work!"

Zusu 6th August 2010

"Wow!!!! Clove !! I love you!!! best seller and htc awesome phone!!!"

Steve 4th August 2010

"Best, fastest and most functional smart phone ever, get the Android 2.2 upgrade right now too."

Alan 29th July 2010

"I thought this was agreat phone - until it started dropping 3G connections. The I googled and found there is a worldwide problem of lost 3G connections that has been around for over 12 months. I am sending my phone back under warranty and may get another once the problem is sorted...unless something better and more reliable comes along beforehand. Come on Google/HTC sort this out or lose market share see: http://code.Google/9/Android/issues/detail?id=2207 "

Sathyajith 26th July 2010

"This is definitely an iPhone killer. Many thanks to clove for their amazing turnaround time with respect to queries and delivery. My phone reached me in 3 days. Thanks again clove."

Rostyslav 22nd July 2010

"Brilliant phone! Cons: Had problems With HTC Sync software - on 2 PC's WinXP.sp3(can't find phone) and Win7 (crashes win explorer). Research on that before buy."

Steve 20th July 2010

"Great company to deal with, Have the phone working on Vodafone NZ with no issues. People from NZ can buy with confidence!"

Iuda 14th July 2010

"Don't get the silver one, the paint job does not last very well"

Moyosore 7th July 2010

"It's amazing! Still playing with it after 2 days! I am very satisfied- with the phone and Clove Technology. It's been a pleasure doing business with you."

Ramin 4th July 2010

"Amazing phone! Even better than what I've seen on the net! Working perfectly beautiful with Vodafone NZ. Real grateful to it only took 3 days to deliver it all the way to NZ!!!"

Roshan 1st July 2010

"Reliable..Service and Desirable phone is what all i can say about Clove and HTC Desire. The sales team were great and the phone is absolutelly brilliant!!! After having one I have not switched on my PC!!!!...Allthat I want is on the phone and its FAST....Waiting for the FROYO Update...a happy customer :-)"

HuSo 30th June 2010

"Excellent phone. As for Clove Technology, you guys are the best. The price was the lowest I could find on the net. Your customer service was fantastic. Clove, you are simply the best. I will keep an eye on your store. "

Sergey 30th June 2010

"Thanks you, Clove!!!!! I love you!!!! This is a amazing smatphone!!!!!!"

john 22nd June 2010

"thanks for this phone ;)"

Gerald 21st June 2010

"Perfect service, excellent product."

vincent 18th June 2010

"Feeling good,keeping good service!"

Ash 14th June 2010

"Just Amazing! Beats every other phone by far margin.... Love my Desire!!"

hadi 13th June 2010

"i have desire"

Ivan 2nd June 2010

"Good service. Fast delivery. But cover bad fits to body phone."

Jamie 26th May 2010

"Well worth it, brilliant phone! Works perfectly on the Vodafone network in NZ."

Eugene 25th May 2010

"Excellent seller! "

spinach 18th May 2010

"It can beat and crash iPhone!"

Stephen 12th May 2010

"Love it!"

Johann Stivala 11th May 2010

"I bought an HTC Desire from Clove technology. The service was fantastic. Many Thanks "

Ray 10th May 2010

"Wow! This is a truly awesome phone. No wonder it is always selling out."

Jezus 9th May 2010

"Best phone ever"

Richie 8th May 2010

"Excellent phone and features, perfect for those who don't want to succumb to the big apple. Be aware though that it is picky with bluetooth. An Android OS bug prevents you from dialling numbers from your BT headset/carkit, regardless of what dialler app you use. Google have accepted this as a problem report."

YOHJI 8th May 2010

""Best buy""

jason zhang 8th May 2010

"Very very beautiful Very very like"

Vazzko 6th May 2010

"Amazing shop!! Outstanding gadget, much better than iPhone))"

Bo 2nd May 2010

"Great seller!! I got the phone the next day and it is amazing!! best prize I can find online."

Ivan 29th April 2010

"Awesome Phone! Can't get Nexus one? then get HTC Desire!"

Mark Anthony 28th April 2010

"This phone is simply amazing. The battery time could be better but I sort of understand that such a powerful smartphone drains the battery. I'd also like to say something about The prices are the lowest I could find on the net and delivery/communication/quality of products are excellent. I'll definitely keep an eye on your store for other interesting products."

Fly 26th April 2010

"very good"

Alia 25th April 2010

"Got mine yesterday and I have to say I'm nothing short of impressed! I skipped a whole day of university to spend some quality time with it! It is everything I had expected and more; not too heavy, fast and some brilliant colours I can't seem to get tired of looking at! Thanks Clove for delivering it fast and to your excellent customer service who were always there to answer my queries!"

Henry 22nd April 2010

"Slim, fast, good price!"

Herbert 19th April 2010

"It's very nice. I really get one!!! "

takeshi 17th April 2010

"nice i like it"

ken 16th April 2010

"very good"

Mike 15th April 2010

"I had the Hero which was excellent but the Desire is simply brilliant"

Brian 14th April 2010

"An amazing device! Had it 2 days now and I can't keep my hands off it! Everything you've read about this phone is true and then some! Hands down the best Smartphone I have ever used and that includes the iPhone! A serious bit of kit for fun or work! And Clove are great to deal with too!"

Lambros 13th April 2010

"Excellent seller and AMAZING Smartphone!!!!!!"

allah 13th April 2010


braveshow 9th April 2010

"the best choice!"

Avreen 8th April 2010

"Awesome simply the best!"

Shrek 25th March 2010


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