HTC Desire In Pakistan: Price, Features and Availability

HTC is very well known for quality handsets or rather in some cases I would call them premium quality handsets. Over here in Pakistan owning a smartphone for some might be a no brainer in many cases but for all those tech geeks out there, the HTC Desire is a smartphone worth giving a shot to.

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HTC Desire is an Android powered smartphone with specs which you would typically expect from a phone from HTC, high end of course. Let’s go through the features/specs in detail first:

Weight

  • 4.76 ounces (135 grams) with battery

Display

  • Type: Touch-sensitive screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
  • Size: 3.7 inches
  • Resolution: 480 X 800 WVGA

CPU Processing Speed

1 GHz Snapdragon Processor

Storage

ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 576 MB

Expansion slot

  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Supports up to 32 GB

Connectors

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

Sensors

  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

HTC Widgets

  • Bookmarks, Calendar, Clock, Footprints, Friend Stream, Mail, Messages, Music, News, People, Photo Album, Photo Frame, Search, Settings, Stocks, Twitter™, Weather
  • Downloadable widgets

Multimedia

  • Photos application for viewing photos and videos
  • Music
  • FM Radio

Battery type

  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

Capacity

  • 1400 mAh

Talk time

  • WCDMA: Up to 390 mins
  • GSM: Up to 400 mins

Standby time

  • WCDMA: Up to 360 hours
  • GSM: Up to 340 hours

Network

Europe

  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Asia Pacific

  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Platform

Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense™

Camera

  • 5 megapixel color camera
  • Face detection capability
  • Auto focus and flash
  • Widescreen photo capture
  • Geotagging

Internet

3G

  • Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
  • Up to 2 Mbps upload speed

GPRS

  • Up to 114 kbps downloading

EDGE

  • Up to 560 kbps downloading

Wi-Fi

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • A2DP 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

Social Networking

  • Facebook integration
  • Friend Stream
  • Photo sharing on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter
  • Video sharing on YouTube™
  • HTC Peep for twittering

Special Features

  • 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

Location

  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Google Maps
  • HTC Footprints

Tethering

  • Internet sharing through USB

Video Demos and Features

Please don’t consider the 3G aspects of the phone since all networks here in Pakistan are based on 2.5G/EDGE. However, networks here may shift to 3G anytime soon, but it should be considered a far off unconfirmed rumor for now.

From the specs of the HTC Desire you can safely say that this is in deed a tech savvy person’s heaven! From a high resolution AMOLED Display to Google’s very own Andorid OS to fully customizable homescreens and widgets with complete social network integration, it’s a match made in heaven.

But the downside of this phone is that if you want to use it to it’s full potential, you should have a good internet plan for the month, the HTC Desire is data hungry if you’re using all it’s features like Facebook integration, Twitter or syncing your E-mail inboxes regularly.

Our best bet is that you stick with Zong, they have really convenient and very economical internet packages for everyone, prepaid and postpaid both.

Or you can stick to Telenor’s Persona Postpaid package, their nationwide EDGE/GPRS connectivity is phenomenal.

Pricing and Availability

If you do some research in the market, the Desire can be purchased for a price in between RS. 45,000 to 52,000 all over Pakistan.

HTC handsets are hard to come by if you’re just looking for them in regular shops, and none of them offer warranty for HTC phones even if they carry it by any chance, but here’s the best way to get an HTC Desire with warranty; head over to Brightex’s website by clicking this link,  who are the official HTC handset distributors in Pakistan, they have the HTC Desire for a fair price of RS. 49,000.

Why did I say fair price? Because it comes with a complete one year warranty! If something does go wrong with the phone, at least you’ll have someone to go to.

Or the second option is that you head over to HomeShopping.pk and buy the HTC Desire for a price of RS. 44,990. You’ll save some money but at the same time you will only get software warranty, it’s totally up to you to decide where do you wanna head over to for your brand new HTC Desire.

Conlusion

Hunting down for smartphones is a tough job, many different companies are coming out with smartphones like crazy, most notably Nokia.

There is so much to choose from that you end up buying something which might not completely suit your needs, but the HTC Desire is a complete powerhouse and represents what a smartphone should be, staying connected with your social networks and your friends and family members doesn’t get easier than what the HTC Desire has to offer.

Its a highly recommend device if you’re a person who wants each and every bit of his digital life in his pocket. For more information on the HTC Desire, go to HTC’s website by clicking this link.


  • Waisybabu | WINARS.com

    Brightex is the official distributor of HTC handsets in Pakistan. I bought my Desire from there for Rs. 49,000/- FACTORY-unlocked with one year warranty!

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    It compares android phones (both 2009 and 2010 releases).

  • I have seven hundred rupees, who wanna sell? :D

    • Hammer man

      kakay..
      bachiyon nay tujay chuk lehna hay Rs700 mei :p

  • OH this is very beautiful i like it <

  • Hammer man

    I’d rather buy the Dell Streak, android based Tablet+ phone with a 5 inch screen for that price.

  • Abrar

    in my opinion xperia x10 is much better even for less price , i got one for 25k , slightly used , with 10/10 condition and it is working flawlessly and as mentioned in the reviews that it lags , it has never slowed down

    • …and doesn’t run 2.1 or 2.2. That’s a major downside.

      • Saleem

        Running 2.1 or 2.2 is not a drawback… Officially HTC announced that desire is getting Android update in next month maximum.

        XPERIA hardware quality is not even closer to HTC any high end phone. HTC has always ensured high quality. I even physically checked Samsung GALAXY but not impressed from its built quality…very shiny and plastic feeling… But when you hold HTC Desire or Hero, you find it strong and well built phone.

        So After Apple Inc, HTC and Motorolla proved that they can make high end phones with best hardware, till now. Both HTC and Motorolla are rated top in US market, a biggest market for Smart phones.

  • Peter Chou

    This phone sucks, has fautly multi touch. only two point (causes issue when pinch zoon in certain angles)

    it also has faulty optical trackball. its sometimes tooo sensitive that it move things around (when outdoors) and sometimes does not recognize finger, (only with cloth)

  • Taz

    HTC has a huge market these days around the world and there is no doubt that these devices are better then the iPhone series.

    • Nokia’s an even larger market. Does that mean Nokias are better than iPhones?

      • Ali Raza

        Htc devices are not better due to market, instead because of it’s specs, features and after sales service

  • Ali

    iphone rocks…….. htc sucks

    • Saleem

      Are you a user of iPhone? By the way, HTC and Motorolla started giving tough time to Apple. Compare DROID-X with iPhone. You will find many options available in Droid X but iphone simply trying to bring such options in next version.

      iPhone 4 couldn’t hit market like predecessors due to tough competition from HTC and Motorolla.

  • Faisal

    Wrong Talk time cannot exceed the standby time mistake in specs…..

  • ahsan

    the author really knows no bounds of praising something , really if you want a mobile computer get the n900

    • Saleem

      Nokia… Not in the list of High End Phones till now. All their phones went flop those were launched as SMART Phones.

      Nokia really need to do effort to grab Smart phone market, otherwise HTC, Motorola, and Samsung has already secured big space in Smart phones market. Reason is only & only Android OS. Nokia seriously need to set its goals and strategies to CATCH-Up, otherwise it is too late. Nokia management is even struggling badly. This is not good for overall company.

      MEMO or SYMBIAN lacks functionality to prove as smooth and super fast OS…like iOS and Android. Even Windows 7 Mobile lacking many features those are already offered by Android OS.

  • danish

    Boys,

    This is android you are talking about. it is not just a little PC, with this device in your hand you can do wonders with its softwares and apps.

  • Uzi

    Anyone will help me in deciding whether i should take HTC or iPhone?????
    Plzzzzz help me…
    I am little bit confused abt it…..

  • Dhulli1

    Htc