I had this phone months after it first came out and it was my first foray into the Android world (I had the Sony Ericsson P1i prior to this). Slow as molasses and crashes every now and then. To be fair, this was an earlier generation of Android. It was unfortunately under-powered to run even the later 2.x builds and caused lags and instability while using even the basic phone functions (call and text). Despite that, the design was to die for.... Fold out 'Z' keyboard, replaceable battery, and solid build quality. It had a certain heft in it that makes it feel premium.
My Nexus 5 just broke down and I found good and old HTC Desire Z in my closet. After all that years it works perfectly, even the battery life is 2 days! Built to last...
rock, 02 Dec 2016is it 3g or 4g
3G only of course, it doesn't even have H+, only regulsr H and only on 2 bands. It came in 2010 you know, this was greatness back then.
Awesone built phone, super premium, heavy with thick steel plating, and the z-hinge was like a dream, perfect. But the FreezeOnStandby and countless software issues together with a few failing keyboard keys forced me over on Xperia Pro.
Anonymous, 11 May 2016I was absolutely disappointed with this cellphone.It stopped working all the time automaticall... moreIt's 21th century bra! It's time for Apple & plus. forget it. buy new one...
I was absolutely disappointed with this cellphone.It stopped working all the time automatically,it started rebooting automatically.I had problems all the time.......
Bought it in 2011, still works great, still original battery, still in great condition.. dont want to buy other phone.. real LEGEND!
Anon, 27 Feb 2016This phone is/(was?) absolutely legendary. It has all of the little things that make you happy... moreLegend still lives, five years after continued to benefit from the son, still Android 2.3 original because I was not able to unlock the boot loader for custom rom ....
All these years later I used a dozen other models always the premium segment of smartphones, but it is the thoughts always go back to the Desire Z , one of the best if not the number 1.
This phone is/(was?) absolutely legendary. It has all of the little things that make you happy to have a quality phone, including mod support. I've been using mine daily since 2011 with a few battery changes. You won't say that for a lot of phones!
vainskrams, 21 Aug 2015now is 2015 and I still use this phoneOut of curiosity, which rom? And how did you root it? I'm having a hard time finding working instructions and tools...all files have been deleted.
pix_el, 11 Jul 2015use it 2 years work perfektnow is 2015 and I still use this phone
i have it, but there wz a problm with 3g not working
anyone help m to use/enable 3g network
my cell # 92306-6165425
IlseKv, 31 May 2015Do not buy this phone when you look for quality. Battery life is dreadfull. The phone itself i... moreUse custom firmware, Cyanogenmod 10/11 for example with huge SD card. Also install Clockworkmod and clear app and Dalvik cache with it after installing apps.
It will work as fast as stock firmware.
But battery is a real problem.
Do not buy this phone when you look for quality. Battery life is dreadfull. The phone itself is very slow and storing capacity is so small you can hardly safe any contacts.
Then if there is just a drop of water coming close to this phone it will be destroyed same goes for sand or pretty much anything.
Plus the thing is unbreakable if you look at the screen alone. I dropped it down the stairs, my horse stood on it and it fell on concrete and the screen itself was perfectly fine.
The elictronics is a diffrent story though.