The Features - Continued
The 2.8" LCD touch screen with backlight has a 240x320 dot resolution, displaying 65,536 colours.
The battery is a Rechargeable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1100mAh, giving a standby time of up to 200 hours. The rated talk time is up to 5 hours.
The 2 megapixel CMOS camera has a fixed focus lens with a 2x magnification option. The response time was a little slow, which is most likely due to the limited SD memory available and the sometimes slow to respond 200MHz processor. Basically, the Touch does not excel in terms of quality in this arena, but I took a few sample pictures so you can judge for yourself.
Picture taken with HTC Touch 1x magnification :-
Picture taken with HTC Touch 2x magnification :-
The picture is of a watercolor painting, so it is supposed to look washed out. I think the camera didn't do the picture justice and the subtle hues are not reflected clearly, making the painting blend too much and infusing a dilemma of overexposure when translated back to the CMOS chip inside the camera.
Even after adjusting the white balance the hues are still washed out. It also doesn't have a flash function. Of course, the camera is an extra feature for what is supposed to be a PDA touch screen phone, so I would say it performs well within reason.
My next test was a little more complicated. I tuned into Youtube and selected a well known clip by Joseph the Beatbox who won the Nouvelle Star 2007 held earlier this year in France. The resultant clip from the HTC phone was then loaded back up onto Youtube so that we could embed the clip here for your viewing pleasure.
The idea was to show you the film clip capabilities of the HTC Touch. I did the upload with the phone's built in GMS/GPRS browsing capability; more on that shortly though. Now, you should focus mainly on how well the audio and digital clip capabilities are, simply click on the embedded film below. I wasn't overly impressed myself.