HTC Desire Z in the Test

With the desire Z, HTC puts together an offer for people who want both a real keyboard and a large touch screen.

The mechanism with which, the desire Z releases its full QWERTY keyboard, testifies once more by the inventiveness of HTC engineers. Two narrow brackets lift the display box in a shallow arc to make again slide down it to the keyboard. This proves in practice mechanically more stable than it looks.

Also the housing makes good impression of HTC. The keyboard meets the expectations in transverse QWERTY keyboards. It is ahead of the virtual alternatives of other touchscreen smartphones with its tactile buttons to length.

It is also positive that HTC desire Z has bought a trackpad as navigation button. The keys for basic functions such as home and back are designed as sensor keys but also here, unwanted operation included.

The touchscreen measures 3.7 inches, the resolution is 800 x 480 pixels and so ensures a brilliant display. Also in the speed behind the Z hardly HD at least in the short practice test, although his originating from Qualcomm processor with 800 MHz is clocked.

Android 2.2 (Froyo) is of course used as the operating system. The available space will be also 1.5 gigabytes. You can also pump up the memory via MicroSD card up to 32 GB.

For the desire Z HTCSense.com, there will be the service as for the Desire HD. This service allows you to locate a lost smartphone from your PC and, if necessary, to block.

You can redirect calls and SMS, also you can get a message to the potential Finder on the display, about where he the desire Z against what reward can deliver. Certainly justified, but still high price of 550 euros without a contract this service without a doubt is useful.

With the new sense, the HTC smartphones are ebook readers, too. You can access the eBook Store “Kobo” and you can highlight passages of text, comment, and call up a dictionary.

The camera of the HTC desire Z resolves photos with 5 megapixels and able to record videos in HD resolution (720 p). There is a camera light. Radio HTC desire offers HSPA, LAN the Z b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. Like the desire HD, the desire Z supports the DLNA standard for wireless media streaming.