Decided to buy this phone yesterday and I am greatly impressed with it.
I came from a HTC Hero and the desire is allot better all around, the camera is exceptional and the flash is really bright.
The speaker is louder but feels more tinny, the screen is really sharp clear and bright (S-LCD version).
Battery life is good so far but will reserve judgement after a few days.
The speed is really fast very responsive and fluid, flash 10 works fine and running on froyo 2.2.
All in all a great buy, well recommended!
To all dear brilliant smartphone user,
Christmas is around the corner, I wish to get a smartphone like Samsung Galaxy S or HTC Desire for myself. However after I did tones of search from the internet(website eg CNnet, gsm, techradar,...) & youtube too; and I found out these 2 phone (probably)are the best smartphone available in the market. Despite the smartphone manufacturer devoted their great effort and delivery their master piece to the consumer, the controversy of their final products still remained. SO I ASK, among these 2 smartphones which one do you guys think is good for my income Christmas present.
Thanks & regards,
The phone is great EXCEPT is does not play DIVX or XVID movies! I can not install apps on my external memory card !?? 120 Mb is just not enough ! Does anyone know of some free app that could play Divx and Xvid movies.
Anthony, 10 Dec 2010Is the Desire always connected to the internet? How much data does this take up if it is and c... moreyes you can turn it off. press and hold on/off button and press mobile nework this will switch the internet off
Sid, 11 Dec 2010I am new to android, can I update to 2.2 on the phone itself or do I need to connect to the PC?if i m not wrong u could update thru ur phone
but it is recommended that u download the update thru wifi as it is a large update
I am new to android, can I update to 2.2 on the phone itself or do I need to connect to the PC?
after froyo (2.2) update will u b able to install apps into ur memory card or still left with 120 MB for installin apps as said in the review?
Anthony, 10 Dec 2010Is the Desire always connected to the internet? How much data does this take up if it is and c... moreIt is up to you to have Desire connected. You can turn on/off the connectivity in settings. The amount of data usage is the same as with other phones (less with browsing, more with video streaming and downloads).
Is the Desire always connected to the internet? How much data does this take up if it is and can you turn it off?
Have you used the HTC Desire with the android software, I am too confused in between these two phones. I have my business running and i have my emails popping up in every 1 min. But HTC also can setup 5 email accounts. People say that web browsing is really bad in Blackberry, also its facebook app sucks big time as compared to HTC on android. I have not used anyone of them and i am really Blackberry OS ver. 6 or HTC Android ver 2.2, Which one should i buy ?
what do u guys think about the otterbox covers????are they worth buying instead of the others????
SJB, 09 Dec 2010I have an htc desire for 6mths, it reboots by itslf and gets hots, i did a clear storgae and a... moreDoes your Desire have snapdragon or ARM?
Mines ARMv7 and it never reboots itself.
I did thought that all Desires have snapdragons, but I was wrong.
Maybe you're running too many apps at once. You need advance task killer.
I have an htc desire for 6mths, it reboots by itslf and gets hots, i did a clear storgae and a factory reset and no help? Can anyone help me?
yogesh, 29 Nov 2010Are you still having the rebooting and overheating issue with desire?I have an htc desire phone for 6mths, it reboots and begins to get hot,i did a clear storage and a reset but that didn't help at all and it seems to getting worse, can anyone help me?
I had this phone with 2.2 Froyo LeeDroid for about month before switching the to the Galaxy S, here were my impressions of it:
-HTC Sense is very smooth and eye-pleasing, best UI by far imo
-the build quality is superb - very sturdy, the right amount of weight and size, great buttons
-the audio quality with the headphones on was great - very clear
-web browsing was amazingly and fast - no lag whatsoever
-the SLCD screen was okay, but Super AMOLED is a lot better
-the battery life was pretty bad - lasted about a day or so w/ just calls, texting and surfing
-the speakers were distorted, sound quality was poor and max volume was disappointing
-the touch screen wasn't very sensitive - this might be because of the screen protector I used...I often had to backspace or double tap again
Overall, it was a pretty good phone, would recommend it if you don't mind the cons.
Crystal5180, 09 Dec 2010I currently have a blackberry and im thinking about getting a HTC desire. When you go on the i... moreHello,
I've had blackberry aswell ( 8900 ) but changed to HTC desire. I'm having the handset 1 week now and I'm very happy with it. It's imo alot better than my BB. To answer your question, yes the internet stays up, you can surf the net, minimize the internet, read mail, open internet again and you'll be where you left.
Biggest negative on this phone I encountered so far: Extremely small memory, I install all my apps on SD card but I'm still having issue's. And second point, battery is down after 1 day. Callibrated my battery 3 times so far but it's not working more than 1 day.
BB power management >>>>> android power management.
Battery life on the Desire will be better after Gingerbread update.
"Internal memory 576 MB RAM; 512 MB ROM "
What if any application is bigger than the above memory size ?
I think the above memory won’t be available all the time; may be some other application is already installed. Thus how its work?
My occupied a big amount of memory so how may I manage that. Is it possible to move email apps to memory card?
Many thanks if any one please let me know about the above mention issues.