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January 04, 2011

HTC Desire HD vs. HTC HD7

We’ve got two similarly spec’ed smartphones with similar sizes and built but of different mobile OSes — the HTC Desire HD and the HTC HD7. So why the price difference?

HTC Philippines officially puts the MSRP of the HTC Desire HD at Php35,000 and the HTC HD7 at Php36,900. HTC then allowed resellers and retailers to set their own final price.

HTC HD7 specs:
4.3″ display @ 480×800 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor
16GB internal storage
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
802.11 b/g/n
5MP camera w/ dual-LED flash
720p video recording
GPS w/ aGPS support
Motion G-sensor
Proximity Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Li-Ion 1230 mAh
Windows Phone OS 7

HTC Desire HD specs:
4.3″ Super TFT display @ 480 x 800 pixels
1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon CPU
1.5 GB internal
up to 32GB via microSD
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS w/ aGPS support
FM Radio tuner
8MP camera with dual LED Flash
720p video recording
Li-Ion 1230mAh battery
Android 2.2. Froyo

If we review the specs-sheet, there are a few differences in terms of internal storage, camera megapixel and inclusion of microSD card slot.

Considering that Android OS is supposed to be free and that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 comes with a premium license fee, it would only make sense that the Desire HD will be selling at a much lower price.

However, I’ve been checking the local stores and turns out the Desire HD is still at the Php34,990 level while the HTC HD7 already went down to Php29,990.

I think it’s all about supply and demand — looks like the Desire HD is the more preferred unit of the two and thus there’s no price adjustments yet for the handset. To make things worse, there’s a huge gap in the supply of the Desire HD.

I’ve been told only 50 units were delivered by HTC Philippines to resellers last December while the rest of the shipments will be coming in this January (another batch of 50 more). Once the new shipments come in, the price should go down a bit and level out at around 30+k while the HD7 will be pushed back a few thousand bucks more.

HTC Desire HD in the flesh, first impressions
Trying out on Desire HD
HTC HD7 Review

36 Responses to “HTC Desire HD vs. HTC HD7”

  1. realjarley
    Twitter: realjarley

    both phones are great. kahit isa wala ako nyan..

  2. Suplado says:

    Awww! Thanks for the correction @ Alexei. My bad. I chose the best HTC phone for me then. Haha!

  3. Somnambulist
    Twitter: s0mnambul1st

    San nag iinstall ang apps ng Android phones? Sa RAM ba? I have an HTC Desire (running on Froyo) and I can only install a very limited number of apps due to its memory storage limitations (even with Apps2SD already being utilized).

  4. Mat says:

    @Somnambulist If you are unable to install/transfer apps to your memory card its the fault of the program designer. Froyo above has the ability to install apps on both the phone memory and removable storage. You do not need Apps2SD. My wife has a Desire and she has little problems with newer apps.

  5. Jay says:

    share ko lang… sa Ambassador, Park Square 27.5k ang DHD

  6. carlo says:

    Share ko lang. Sa Baguio, Tiongsan Harrison Mall, 24,100 lang ang DHD. Kaso last piece na yung nabili ko for my gf.

  7. Jonathan says:

    Wow! Ganda! These are the two phones I’m thinking of buying now. Pwede malaman, which one do you advice me to buy? Medyo lito ako parehas kasi maganda para sa akin hehehe… salamat ng marami =)

  8. glenn says:

    anyone here knows the price of htc desire hd in taiwan?

    bka mura kc dun, htc is from taiwan

  9. Alain
    Twitter: Alain

    sa 23500php nlng un dhd..

  10. carl says:

    im selling my HTC desire HD for P21k. I bougth it 2 weeks ako. Let me knw. 0917 979 9094

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