Touch Diamond2 (T5353), a new flagship device of HTC, which is the next step in the evolution of the successful HTC Touch Diamond (P3700). With the similar physical dimensions to the previous Diamond, but have some remarkable features added on its UI. With the second incarnation, HTC is going to proceeding its success of the first, and to hit the market again? Read on…
The package comes with a Battery, a charger, a handsfree, a USB cable, two styluses, CD and Manual.
Big Screen plus all-metal frame that surround the display and covers the upper part of the Diamond2 body. Diamond2 got a really nice visual upgrade with its excellent design.
Diamond2 got 4 mechanical keys which set in line under the screen with 2 calls keys, back key the Home key.
The brand new feature in the Diamond2- the Zoom Bar which is at the bottom of the screen. It does the job of previous diamond touch-sensitive scroll wheel. For zoom in and out on images, web pages and messages, and even in the camera. Actually, the bar does better than the wheel and is easier to handle.
At the back of Diamond2, You may see the camera lens at the top which is surrounded by the brushed metal plate. The only downside of its design is that it made of steel with the smooth surface which easy to leave an imprint of your fingerprint.
Diamond has improved its camera’s megapixel size, from a 3.2 to a 5-megapixel.What’s up with HTC and camera keys? Diamond2 doesn’t have it on board. Actually, we prefer hardware one rather than software shutter keys. But, after a trial on it, we find out that beside auto focus, you can focus the image through pointing on the screen with your finger. Wow, fascinating!
You have to remove the cover to slot the microSD card. And it has no problem with handling a 16GB microSD card. Compared with previous Diamond with no card slot but 4GB on-board storage, Diamond2 got a great improvement.
The microUSB port located at the bottom of Diamond2.
User interface of Diamond2. This time, it’s hard to see anything remotely Windows Mobile-like in, making it much more of a useful tool than ever beforehand. And the TouchFLO 3D for finger sweep navigation is upgraded in both features and response here.
It is the setting page of Diamond2. All the setting in the device can be seen by click on the all settings.
Diamond2 is running on 288 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. Compared with the previous Diamond with 192 MB RAM and 256 MB ROM only. Diamond2 got a great improvement here!
Diamond2 comes complete with a built-in GPS receiver. On Google Maps, you can zoom in and out with the zoom bar here.
Diamond2 with an open browser here.
There are three styles of virtual keypads for you to choose from: One is phone style, 20 keys QWERTY keyboard which is for big thumbers and the full QWERTY keyboard layout here.
The previous model got a 2.8-inch touchscreen with three rows in the user interface. This time around the Diamond2 has increased its screen presence with 3.2-inch full screen touch display and done away with the large panel. The screen now takes up almost the whole front of the handset, making it a true “full” touchscreen display.
Compared with the Previous Diamond, Diamond2 got a plain and simple back. They look similar.
Diamond2 is almost 2mm thicker than its predecessor.
An important upgrade here is the people centric communication approach. The individual conversation history of contacts whether voice, text or emails were used can be easily viewed from the contact card or the in-call screen during a phone conversation. Generally, HTC are doing a great job with its Diamond2.