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81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

70
WebinatorDk
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
MadKazuya
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
70
qery
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
82
Average Critic Score
 
100
TechRadar
In short, this is a phenomenal phone - one of the best we've ever had on TechRadar. Usually when we like a phone on the first use, we end up horribly disappointed after a little time with it, but the HTC Desire kept on performing and achieving when we thought it wouldn't.
 
70
SlashGear
It’s hard not to be convinced by the HTC Desire; this isn’t just “good for an Android device”, it’s brilliant period ... our biggest complaint, but with some experimental tweaking you’ll undoubtedly find a setup that gets you through the day with the features you most value active.
 
80
Gizmodo
The Desire is one of the fastest Android phones on the market. ... it's definitely worthy of your desire—however embarrassing the name may be.
 
90
Pocket-Lint
The HTC Desire will live up to its hype for many. As an alternative to the iPhone, you'll find it offers plenty of power, an excellent browsing experience and plenty of customisation opportunities.
 
70
Engadget
The Desire is yet another fine piece of work from HTC – build quality is top notch as usual, and there's little to complain about the software except for the Flash performance.