Anonymous, 05 Jul 2010Im interested in buying this phone.
Can someone tell me something about the battery life?Coz ... moreThe battery life is average/poor.
The standby is good.
With a normal usage (30m internet, BT on, 30m GPS navigation, 30m talk, 30m music + video) you will have to charge daily.
With a passive usage (mostly standby, 10m talk) the phone can last 2-3 days.
There are steps to take to prolong it as much as possible.
Jan, 05 Jul 2010NO,NO NO,
The HTC Desire is far from expectations! Coming from the Ericsson and Nokia world, ... moreThe limitation to install apps on SD card is not an issue.
First, you can have more than 100+ apps installed with an extra space in internal memory available.
Second, you can install CFW with APPS2SD mod, which will allow you to install apps on SD.
Third, Android OS 2.2 is expected to come out for Desire in July or August, which should fix this matter.
Im interested in buying this phone.
Can someone tell me something about the battery life?Coz i heared that is's been very poor.How long does it take for it to drawn down?
Marcus vJ, 04 Jul 2010I have this phone. Its great in every way.
I cant begin to explain how impressed i am with it... moreNO,NO NO,
The HTC Desire is far from expectations! Coming from the Ericsson and Nokia world, I believe the cometiques provided by the Desire/Android. Unfortunately I gave away my Nokia N95(the best phone I ever had, and I have tried most of the "state of the arts") the other way.
Just been talking to the HTC support regarding hitting the roof with my apps. Desire automatically decide where to put all things you want to save/store, ie photos and music on your SD memory AND ALL apps on your telephone memory, icluding data. No chance to redirect if you want. This is a great limitation. In my case The SD memory has a lot of free space and the telephone memory is full, without me being able to do something about it.
The sound is terrible compared to the 3-4 years old N9. The hands free phone plugs are for elephants, and when trying to source up new compatible ones, the standards seem to differ between manufacturers. At the moment I use the supplied elephant plugs as hands free when driving and just sound plugs for music and radio. By the way.... the radio is just terrible!!!
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010use more cam go for x10 or for working go for desire 3 Hi there... don't know if you asked the question to see the fanboys going on a rampage about which phone is better desire, vs x10, but I can tell you that you ruined the next 200 posts on this board for people who want some serious info on this phone.
This is the HTC Desire forums.!!!! if you don't own one, or never did, stay the hell out.
if you have a hard time deciding on a phone, read reviews and opinions about the phones you are deciding on IN THAT PHONE'S FORUM. You will find very biased information about phones which are written about outside their respective forums.
I will join the list of those impressed by my new HTC Desire, except the loudspeaker! How rude to put such a pathetic speaker in such a hi tech unit. as others have mentioned Nokia N95 speakers sound like hi fi in comparison.
I took the phone back to see what was wrong and am still not convinced the speaker sounds at all normal. Almost a good enough reason to reject the phone outright. Will HTC be willing to do something about this major fault?
anky, 04 Jul 2010I just want to ask x10 owner wot is he doing in htc desire forums .evrybdy knw the truth bout ... morei just purchased the sony x10 a month ago, be honest, i m ok with it but this phone dont really surprise me. the timescape and mediascape seems uesless and lag and i think the htc sense is more funtional. i own the google nexux one 3 months ago before i had the x10. the only problem i dont like about nexus one is the heating problem after 15 mins of web browsing and i sold it out on craigslist.
I just want to ask x10 owner wot is he doing in htc desire forums .evrybdy knw the truth bout x10.that phone cant be compared to htc technology .i must say x10 owner to see x10 forums .it is a big list of complaints or haters those owned x10.also see desire forums .all desire owners are loving this device and heartly satisfied.so who ur (x10 owner) to decide that desire is good or bad when u dnt have xperience of desire.i think u have some ego problem or u must be crying after purchasing xperia x10 or u want to show ppl that ur decision was gd .but infact is not.anyways plz go out from desire forms and stick to x10 forums and promote this ph. And make ppl fool to buy this (xperia x10) phone.
x10 owner, 04 Jul 2010ok first of all i am not worried becoz of htc desire is a threat to sony Xperia x10 n neither ... moreoh come.on desire is getting froyo this month. and x10 will be getting eclair this september? you should be the one to see how SE works.. ok not minimum. yeah you must be more updated than me. thats because i have more time to spend with my life than to wait for some news about this things online all the time... who cares minimum. why buy minimum while ther are phones more than the recommended? its simple as that... if you love your phone. spend more time with it. its free to give comments here. just be fare... and remember its HTC's forum. not X10. we onwers know are phone better...
Get Confused, 04 Jul 2010When I read the USER'S OPINION for Xperia X10, I found a lot of negative comments about the ph... morei totally agree with u n saw alot of neagative comments about the xperia x10 n this n that n blah blah blah but thanfully i still bought it n i aint disappointed n enjoying it alot :)
[deleted post]If you think Samsung Wave is a better phone than Desire then just get it.
However, you miss a crucial advantage that Desire has over Wave: Android OS and Applications. Samsung Wave with Bada OS is nowhere near the diversity and amount of Android apps. So, while you will get bored in one month with Wave, Desire will keep you going with Android Apps.
Anonymous, 04 Jul 2010Where do I find the digital compass? Get the "Compass" application from Android Market.
I have this phone. Its great in every way.
I cant begin to explain how impressed i am with it, and i'm a hard man to please.
I had a iphone 4.
Got rid of it, as i felt so restricted with it.
HTC plus Android plus Sense is the way forward.
Apple are going down, in my eyes anyway ;).
Get Confused, 04 Jul 2010When I read the USER'S OPINION for Xperia X10, I found a lot of negative comments about the ph... morei totally agree with you... no phone is perfect, they are designed to satisfy diff customer segments basically. i don't get why ppl are trying to slam phone that they don't own...
How can the x10 be compared to this phone? HTC is a company which only concentrate on smartphones. Whereas SE makes all types of phones. Fact is HTC makes better smartphones than SE.. I heard many many complains about x10 too. Good camera but sucky screen. Lag, lousy battery, slow web browsing etc.
When I read the USER'S OPINION for Xperia X10, I found a lot of negative comments about the phone, and here I found negative comments about HTC Desire. Are you guys dissing each other? I don't get it that you guys seem unable to read the "user opinions and reviews" or at least someone who is interesting with this cell phone. Stop dissing every cell phone who you found imperfect or whatever, no cell phones in this world are perfect. Every of them has pros and cons,it's your decision whether to buy it or not. I heard a lot of people said that Xperia X10 is such a total waste of money, etc... and bla, bla, bla... But I still decided to buy that phone. Don't let people decided what cellphone you should have bought or anything. You have your own point of view to value and to judge everything, besides human's satisfaction is totally different from one to another. So, stop the talk and do the walk.
Lyon, 04 Jul 2010Articles can always be written in a biased manner. it doesn't really mean anything. seeing is ... morei have seen that video a long time ago n i even i read the comparison from that site between htc desire and xperia x10 and the only problems lies wiz most reviews is that they used s software version that was not for the retail version and hence there would be a bit of lag in it n honestly i was so confused between these two mobiles that at one time i thought of buying htc desire for sure but then i saw a video on youtube n the xperia x10 looked so smooth n i thought that this is going to be my next device n before that i saw alot of xperia x10 videos n reviews that would say its a bit slow but u know what after using xperia x10 i truely got to know that it doesnt lag at all n u can say only 1 or 2 sec of wait while timescape gets loaded n that is understandable as timescape is a very heavy application but since Sony ericson has released their latest software for xperia x10 R2B020 it has finished any kind of slowness n made the x10 very fast n even the person in that video said that xperia x10 screen is better than the desire n u can check it on gizmag site.......in comparision between xpria x10 and htc desire.....so wat i am saying is with xperia x10 i can have a better screen,bigger screen,better desgin,better camera,better video recording,better sunlight viewing than htc desire...infact sunlight visibility is great on xperia x10,better for watching videos n photos on xperia x10 with LCD screen whereas Oled screen is not that good for watching videos n photos as stated above in that video review,a bit better battery life of x10 than desire,equal speed to htc desire now after the small software update that SE just released recently,more space for installing applications than htc desire,better mediaplayer(mediascape) than any android set let alone the desire,timescape which is such a unique way n different fro any other android phone n it seperates from others. so my point is xperia x10 is unique n different than any other android set around. Only people who have not owned the xperia x10 will say that ohhhhhh it has only 65k colours now.....people who own it know that even in 65 k colours how gorgeous the UI looks n with 16m in september n u can guess it how will it look than :).
n people talk about multitouch being so great n x10 doesnt have multitouch. SE will launch an application soon which is called one finger zoom n u know what that is even more amazing than multitouch....i downloaded a tutorial from the android market about that n it just rocks n i can safely say that it is much easier n than multitouch n u will see it in future.....
i am a SONYERICSON FAN i am also a HTC DESRIE FAN
HTC DESIRE is a great mobile amazing mobile but all the above advantages let me buy the SE Xperia x10 n i can wait 1 n half or even 2 month for the 16 m colours n yes HD recording will also come wow n ofcourse flash light also.....it will certainly rock than, not that it doesnt rock now ;)
Articles can always be written in a biased manner. it doesn't really mean anything. seeing is believing, just put 2 phones side by side and u will see the difference in responsiveness of both phones. xperia lags visibly. see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXz4cH4C8jY. i don't own either phone, so i am not supporting either one.