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'We're happy to see the Sense UI back again, as the circular base (with menu and phone functions) is back again, this time packing in a key to take you to the myriad of personalisation options.'
'There's no point beating about the bush, if you don't mind your phones being big, the HTC Desire HD is the best smartphone on the market right now. '
'attractive aluminium case'
'Having everything exactly as you left it makes the phone feel like a cozy and welcoming place -- unlike, say, Windows Phone 7, which tends to act like a neurotic housekeeper that'll tidy away your cup before you've finished enjoying your tea.'
'It's also the showcase handset for Apple's newest operating system, iOS 4, which adds a selection of long-overdue features, plus a selection of smaller tweaks that we weren't expecting. '
'best media playing phone'
'Overhauled iOS 4 .'
'Moreover, in our experience, unlike plastic, glass screens are essentially scratch proof in normal use so using glass on the back as well will hopefully mean the iPhone 4 will look flawless for years to come, no matter how rough you treat it. '
'The T-Mobile MyTouch 4G features a thin and sturdy design. '
'Even still, the myTouch 4G is, without a doubt, one of T-Mobile's best smartphones. '
'The latest powerhouse Android phone, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G ($199 with contract) is the best smartphone experience T-Mobile has to offer. '
'Our white unit had a black front with solid-feeling glossy white plastic around the edges.'
'It's also one of the most responsive accelerometer-equipped smartphones we've tested. '
'cool industrial design'
'We were impressed with some of the small touches, including the super-responsive, touch-sensitive back and search keys, while the physical Start button has a more reassuring click than Apple's iPhone 4, even if it is slightly smaller. '
'You’ll be able to play turn-by-turn games with other users.'
'At the bottom of the phone there's a full optical trackpad, which makes a change from the Terminator eye on the HTC Legend and Desire, and is more useful for when trying to scroll through text, and it's flanked by the other standard Android keys for navigation. '
'The overall result is a phone that looks and feels exceptionally well made.'
'You get a pixel density of 252ppi, and it is both bright and vibrant, only falling short of the Samsung Galaxy S, whose AMOLED display trumps its rivals when it comes to serving up deep blacks and striking colours. '
'the key spacing seems large and the buttons big (well, big enough).'
'The phone is very slim indeed, with dimensions of 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm, and weighs in at just 133g.'
'It also tells you what the weather is like outside with a natty little animation which makes you feel affection for your phone and it's ever optimistic viewpoint.'
'The Desire features an 800 x 480-pixel Super LCD screen that's sharp and bright.'
'impressive 1.2GHz processor'
'exceptionally sleek and feature-rich smartphone package'
'full QWERTY keyboard'
'The display is bright and vibrant, and boasts superb viewing angles and clarity.'
'Talk time, at 5 hours 54 minutes, is good for such a slim phone. '
'You'll hear a faint knocking sound as you enter letters at a varying pitch, which we found reassuring. '
'Colors are bright and text is very clear.'
'The phone is really quite fast--a refreshing change from the sluggish (and often frustrating) Windows Mobile 6.5 experience. '
'Notes is a cool application that allows you to post reminders to yourself, and as the post it notes age on the virtual pin board, they get steadily more crumpled. '
'The button-less glass front and black plastic body, delineated by a silver bevelled edge, gives it a wonderfully simple yet elegant style. '
'Video is soft and defocused-looking, although not quite enough to hide conspicuous compression artefacts.'
'The camera's constant attempts to autofocus can lead to your video being jerky especially on a moving subject, something you need to watch out for. '