I love this phone. i had Iphone and blackberry but this one i really love. using it with an android is a plus. picture quality is great because i take pictures of book pages i can't take out from the library. the screen is so wide. the downside though is the battery life gets easily drained.
Manuel, calibrate the battery. Google calibrate HTC desire battery. Mine went from 6 hours to 18.
1. connect the phone to the charger with the phone powered on, and allow the phone to charge until the notification LED is green, indicating the device is fully charged.
2. Disconnect the phone from the charger, and power it off.
3. Reconnect the phone to the charger with the phone powered off, and allow the phone to charge until the notification LED is green.
4. Disconnect the phone from the charger and power it on.
5. Once the phone is powered completely on, power it off again and reconnect it to the charger until the notification LED is green.
6. Disconnect the phone, power it on, and use it. You need to use this sequence only once.
Sounds complex but worth it.
i have this phone for a month. i notice the life of the battery is getting weaker and weaker as time goes by. any suggestion?? i really love the phone, so i want to keep it rather to buy another one. do i need to turned off some applications? or either buy a new battery??
how u people downgrade firmware ?... I'm in 2.3.3 official firmware.. . I didn't have any options to root it ... if I do downgrade only I can use unrevoke method root... help me please I need top root my desire.. ...
How the f%@k do they claim 360 hours standby time on battery? Mine is less than 12 months old and did the normal full charge/drain/full recharge at beginning & I'm luck to get 2 days standby out of it. That's 48 hours not 360. Absolutely bullshit. If you use the browser, you're lucky to get a full day out of it. Talk time is nowhere near specs either. On a great signal here so not pushing to get out. My old Nokia went for days on browser & talk time. The one & only HTC I'll ever buy. Thank God the contract is almost over! Good riddance to rubbish!
I'm back to froyo from three days after 2 months with 2.3 due to a problem with Arabic language. my desire has noticeably become slower especially while opening graphics or managing applications, but with more stable performance than 2.3, I'm happy for that & advice all users who faced the same problem after upgrading to do the same u wont regret it :)
I`m uber happy with this phone. Bought in UK got Amoled screen. Never dropped. got 2.3 (Gingerbread ROM) Official. changed few stuff. Battery working 2 days. If you change launcher it will work smoother than many phones.
Charged Up, 17 Nov 2011I owned a desire for nearly a year never dropped it no apps and battery life would not last ha... moreAll what I can say is,I never had a problem with my HTC. I have it since January 2010.
Great phone, great screen, great UI experience (HTC Sense), very reliable, very fast and smooth internet browsing thanks to fast processor and graphics.
Hardly ever crashed even with all the Apps I downloaded, great video. Multitasking great thanks to Android OS. Infinitely more useable and versatile than the iPhone 3G it replaced.
Great that you can extend the memory with Micro SD cards which you can swap in and out easily.
Similarly you can change the battery very easily so no need to ditch the phone after however many months/years it takes you to knacker the battery; let's face it any smartphone battery will be reduced to a smouldering pile of crusty Li-ion sooner or later. Do that with an iPhone or other sealed battery device and you're looking at forking out for a new phone as the cost of replacing the sealed battery is so high.
Of course now you can get a Sensation XE which is even better, but the Desire is still an absolute Gem in it's own right.
My phone only shows the black screen with 4 warning triangkes. Even i cant access bootloader. What to do flash a new ROM????
I owned a desire for nearly a year never dropped it no apps and battery life would not last half a day just making one call to my girlfriend. I tried deleting all apps and resetting the phone and still same results. This could be annoying when I was out in the car if ever I broke down or needed it for an emergancy I would have been stuffed. I sold the phone on envirophone and got a nokia 1800 and battery life last for days. Does exactly as it says on the box a mobile phone, no camera but it works great.
When you get a smartphone it seems to be a step back in technology when coming to the battery life. Thanks for reading.
Yunus, 09 Nov 2011Have This Phone A Update To 2.3 Gingerbread? Official Htc Update? http://www.htcdev.com/devcenter/downloads
Yunus, 09 Nov 2011Have This Phone A Update To 2.3 Gingerbread? Official Htc Update? Yes. http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobi...ad-50004625/
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2011install App2SD so you can move some of the app to SD card it work great.I used Contact Remover Plus to merge duplicates, that saved me just enough to get over the 25mb mark
If you have your contacts synchronized with your google account, then on the thc you can delete the contacts and facebook data while updating, and then get them back afterwards (remember to make a google contacts bakcup first!)
This was an has been my fist and only phone I have had running on android... at first i thought i waisted my time with it, however i have to give a uge thumbs up for android.. This has been the first time I have been challenged to learn how the phone works the entire set up and configuration of the schemes assisted in learning the entire phone...
To this I am thankful to HTC for challenging me... after that i had no hassles with the phone or struggling to find anything i was looking for...
I like this so much that I have gone and played with the HTC flyer recently as I am looking for a tablet... and again my mind has been made up with the simplicity of how easy and simple it is to get use to how the device works... the other great reason right now is that Apple I-pad's applications are all cost as dollars and for someone who does not live in America or anywhere else where the dollar might not be as strong as it is it is easy not having to pay six - eight time the price shown for the application.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2011Very disappointed in this phone and in HTC. This phone tends to overheat and fry the antennae... moreWhat have you done to let this phone overheat, I have had mine for two and a half years with no hassle...
I did start restarting just before the last update on the android OS became available... after updating the OS the phone worked brilliantly again...
After about a month... the memory started giving problems like dropping all the data and unmounting... ths was annoying as all the apps and the camera does not work without teh SD card...
Thought that it was because of the 8GB or the 16 GB I normally used and not the 4 GB that was supplied with the phone went back to the GB and same problem...
Tried getting mounting applications and formatting the SD card using the PC this did not do anything...
After a while I started playing with the phone again and the fact that the memory card did not work was becoming a real problem....
Eventually went to Settings and SD & Phone storage where I came across the format option on the phone... Something I normally never used so I neglected to look there when the problem started furthermore I thought that I have already formatted the card "this will never work" it happened and the card was fixed. Phone has been working before and since without any further problems..
Friends, help me to find a unplugged english-english dictionary which gives word's meaning when we touch on it. I'm using htc desire phone. pls help me..