Five of the best HTC phones
Three years ago, few had heard of HTC, but the Taiwanese manufacturer now enjoys an excellent reputation. Here, we pick five of its best handsets:
HTC Desire HD
Super-fast 1GHz processor means surfing the web, tapping out an email, or playing a game all run smoothly on this well-designed device, which boasts a pin sharp 4.3in screen.
A great entry-level handset, and a wonderful introduction to Google’s Android operating system. FriendStream pulls all your social networks together in one place, while it even supports Adobe Flash, so you can browse the whole web.
The pick of the new range of Windows Phone 7 handsets, the HD7 has a crisp 4.3in display, high-definition video recording, and a fantastic weather forecast animation, which will bring a smile to your face, even if it’s raining.
HTC Nexus One
The Google-branded phone might have been superseded by the Desire, but there’s still plenty to recommend it, and it’s available for free on many networks. We like the glossy display, speedy processor, and fab Google Maps navigation software.
Apple, eat your heart out. This handset, hewn from a single piece of aluminium, owes many of its design cues to Apple’s unibody Mac range, but its widget library, customisable home screen and tight social integration elevates it above the competition.