HTC has added to its list of growing list Android phones with its HTC Desire Z. This is the third phone in the HTC Desire series. With HTC Desire Z, HTC has bettered Motorola’s record of the most number of Android phone models launched in the country. HTC has eight Android phones launched so far and Motorola has seven. With HTC Desire Z, HTC is also targeting the touchscreen+QWERTY market which Motorola has captured with four such phones. HTC Desire Z costs Rs. 25899. HTC Desire also joins the growing list of Android QWERTY phones.
Like other HTC Desire phones (Desire and Desire HD), HTC Desire Z is not part of a 1 GHz club. It has a 800 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 1.5 GB internal memory. The memory can be expanded through a SD Card slot. Like Desire, Desire Z has a 5 megapixel camera which can capture videos at 720p. HTC Desire Z has a 3.7 inch WVGA screen with 480×800 screen resolution and a capacitive touch screen with pinch and zoom functionality. Desire Z plays almost all popular audio and video formats and it is equipped with a FM Radio.
Desire Z runs Android 2.2 and joins the likes of Desire, Desire HD and LG Optimus One, which run Froyo out of the box. Desire Z has an improved battery life over other Desire series phones. On a 3G network Desire Z has a talk time of 6.6 hours and a standby time of 18 days.
WiFi, Bluetooth, Micro USB and A-GPS are on board for HTC Desire Z
HTC Desire and HTC Desire Z are comparable on every spec except for the processor speed. That shouldn’t matter much if you can manage your apps installed on Android. If we ignore the processor speed, other major difference is the form factor. Desire Z has a slide out keypad along with the capacitive touch screen. HTC Desire is a pure touch only interface. HTC Desire costs Rs. 22699 which is three thousand rupees lesser than HTC Desire Z. The extra keypad which Desire Z comes with could be the reason for the extra cost.
Overall, if you are a fan of HTC, Android and a keypad, then HTC Desire Z is for you. If you are fine with just the touch screen then HTC Desire is a better value for money Android phone.