A review of the X10 has just been released on www.techradar.com.
All I can say is the desire was techradar's first and only 5 star phone, whereas the x10 manages a pretty average 4 stars, with the keyboard, contacts menu and timescape getting a particular battering!
Come on guys, shall we leave it to the experts now?
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2010Man im sure that you buy x10 and you just want to make your phone popular but this is not x10 ... more" You dont know anything about smartphones..MAN You cant compare HTC with SONY for smartphones.. "
why not ? if you know so much about smart phones then you probably know that its not about the brand or the manufacturer. its about the OS, its features integration with the hardware and it has to offer premium features. premium features used to be only about business applications but these days that doesn't cut it anymore, so your high end smartphone has to do business apps and media and entertainment, all in one. and as i compared feature to feature, X10 comes out on top.
" can't even bring himself round to say that Desire has better OS and interface .. "
No i can't, because i'm not a fanboy and i'm not blind. i don't care if the version says 2.1 or 7.0. the bottom line for the consumer is if it has enough upgrades, practical upgrades compared to the previous version to justify going all gaga over it. so what does 2.1 have that is so essential ? multitouch ? i covered that and my opinion of it. 16 mill colors ? covered that as well. excahnge compatibility ? X10 has that too. as for the HTC interface, sure its nice. the one on X10 is just as eye catching and for me personally more grown up and sophisticated looking than Sense UI. so yeah, its a personal preference.
i did a fair and objective comparison. i haven't read anyone actually refute any of the points i made logically or factually, only retarded personal insults. Also, one cannot form opinions and pass judgements based on spec sheets, online reviews and watching videos. trust me thats only scratching the surface. u have to go to the store and do a side by side comparison. if spec sheets were enough, no one would ever need to actually play the World series, they'd just hand it over to the Yankees every single year.
Sarkish, 19 Apr 2010I was waiting for the Desire to compare it to the X10, and now i've seen both, played with bot... moreMan im sure that you buy x10 and you just want to make your phone popular but this is not x10 forum..You dont know anything about smartphones..MAN You cant compare HTC with SONY for smartphones..
Sony is best for camera phones but not for smartphones...
Im not owner of the desire but i had a chance to compare this two phones and believe me DESIRE is best smartphone evermade..
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2010Well be my guest and post your take on the desire instead of bashing people who have actually ... moreThat comments are not helpful for anyone with common sense. Non-objectiveness can't be helpful, just misleading. Fortunately, there are number of videos that tell the truth.
[deleted post]Lmao ditto...
Can't even bring himself round to say that Desire has better OS and interface and thinks 2.1 over 1.6 would be "personal preference"! :D
[deleted post]Well be my guest and post your take on the desire instead of bashing people who have actually given comments that are helpful
I was waiting for the Desire to compare it to the X10, and now i've seen both, played with both and as an impartial consumer, here's my take:
1. Desire looks very basic and has no wow factor visually. X10 on the other hand, is stunning to look at, and immediately draws compliments. X10 wins.
2. Desire offers only 120 MB available for apps. yes i know about rooting etc but that also voids my warranty so i'm not willing to go that route. X10 offers atleast 500 MB for apps. X10 wins.
3. Desire camera performance is average to poor at times. for people arguing that camera doesn't matter, if for nothing else it matters for direct features comparison to a similar rival product. X10's camera is great. X10 wins.
4. Desire's video performance is even worse. no excuse for a high end phone to still offer 15 fps video recording, its embarrassing. X10 video recording while not exactly 720p, comes pretty close. X10 wins.
5. Desire has the goodness of the AMOLED screen, however in the day light and outdoors, its worthless. X10 has a TFT screen, but same resolution as Desire, it is bigger and it is scratch resistant. with the 2.1 update now confirmed for Sep 2010, X10 will also have 16 Million colors. as it is, it still looks fantastic even in 65k and its more usable in all kinds of light conditions. based on real word usage and implications, X10 wins.
6. Desire and X10 both have Snapdragon 1 GHz CPU. Draw.
7. Desire and X10 both support upto 32 GB memory. Draw.
8. Desire ships with 4 GB card. X10 ships with 16 GB here in canada and 8 GB else where. X10 wins.
9. Desire has Android 2.1 with Sense UI, X10 has 1.6 with SE's customized UI, Timescape and Mediascape.. on first look, Desire should have the advantage here but its not that straightforward. SE have added some 2.1 features in their UI and a full 2.1 update is coming in Sep 2010, and from some reports it may even be a 2.2 update. at that point both phones should have the same OS. as it is, i didn't feel any disadvantage using the 1.6. it felp crisp and fast and certainly not outdated compared to the Desire. i'd leave this for personal preference.
10. Desire has multitouch. X10 doesn't. personally i didn't miss the multitouch as i'm not a gamer. for zooming in and out of web pages or pics, i find it more efficient to use one finger to tap the +/- than use two fingers for multitouch. again, personal preference.
11. Performace wise, i found the Desire and X10 both to be similarly speedy. in benchmark tests, i can see the Desire has the upper hand, however in real time use, i couldn't tell any difference. If anything, i was expecting Desire to be much faster than X10 based on more RAM and 2.1 but sadly i found the performances very similar. based on real world usage, i'd call this a draw as well.
12. Desire has no voice dialing. X10 does. its an important feature for me since in canada driving and using your cell phone without a handsfree is illegal. X10 wins.
13. Pricing for both phones is very similar. for e.g i found both phones listed at 614.99 at an online retailer featured in GSM Arena so i'm not sure how some people have stated that X10 is much more expensive than Desire. in canada u can find it for $100 with a contract and around $540 without contract. i'm sure prices will drop even more as they did with Samsung Galaxy, Palm Pre or Nokia N97. in UK, you can get X10 for $0.00 and £25 plans. not pricey at all.
Thats my take and for me X10 wins handily. Feel free to make up your own mind based on your personal experience, your expectations and your needs. thanks for reading.
iLHaN, 19 Apr 2010Who can advise which "Task manager" in the market is the best??? (it must have combi... moreAs for being able to switch tasks, just hold your home button down and you can switch to one of your last six tasks.
boom, 19 Apr 2010apparently you dont need an app killer to kill running apps, if you go on googles own android ... more"Apparently" being the important word...
I own a Desire and use Advanced Task Killer and find that my battery life was greatly extended when I started using this. When I first used it it killed something ridiculous like 15 apps. Are you really telling me Android needs 15 apps open? I don't think so.
iLHaN, 19 Apr 2010Who can advise which "Task manager" in the market is the best??? (it must have combi... moreapparently you dont need an app killer to kill running apps, if you go on googles own android site, it explains that by killing apps the phones just got to reload them again which uses up more battery, the android system optimises and kills running apps that it doesnt need, dont install app killers, they are a waste of time and dont actually save any battery life.
Who can advise which "Task manager" in the market is the best??? (it must have combine a task killer (both manuel and automatic) and task switcher..
Really don't understand why these are not existing in the device natively..
easybreeze, 19 Apr 2010Had mine a couple of days now and love the phone, only few minor points which actually relate ... more*requiring an app to end applications
That is not true!!!
Android manage application..Man you must read more about android 2.1 you dont need a task killer read on forums...
Battery life improved after 2 weeks and many recharges....
Had mine a couple of days now and love the phone, only few minor points which actually relate to the Desire...
*battery life (really is bad compared to my old N79)
*screen is set very low in chassis - from an angle this can make you press the wrong thing - unlike the iphone which has the screen very close to the top.
*app quality - I'm sure once google allow the SD for storage this will improve.
*requiring an app to end applications
All in all comparing with the iphone and factor in the price - I'm totally happy with this phone... well for 18 months at least :)
btw I was pleasently surprised just how small the phone actually is, the buttons are tiny! Also, found the optical pad handy for editing text
VERY Nasty shots from a 5mp Camera from a top HTC phone ... Hoped better from this phone.
One more question on the DivX:
does it work even with a downloadable player. I ask, beacause it always says on the Desire that it does not support DivX. I am not a technician, but in my opinion, if it does not support, it does not work!