already ordered Xperia Pro to replace the Desire Z. I doubt i ever get a HTC again. Even if hey could fix all the software issues its a bad fone, and HTC is NOT gona fix the software issues, the users demanded gingerbread update and got it, nevermind that the thing has lotsa software bugs and network problems when using EDGE or GSM data, HTC users want newer OS and dont care if their fones work.
Hardware flaws: Signal is strong but unstable (also for wifi), and keyboard went a bit bad despite of my fone never been in a pocket, and the loudspeaker, wow, its so terrible, it hurts to make a call on the speaker, really hurt, real pain. Battery cover is infamous for paint peeling off, it looks old and dirty after short time even if you are careful. The best thing about desire Z is the one everyone said was bad: the Z-hinge, its smooth and good to use and durable, a very good solution indeed. Screen is also very good but in low light u can see it has a tendency of too much red, its visible as a pink tint where it shud be white. However most ppl cannot see it even if they know about it, its really not much at all.
san7d7man, 26 Oct 2011plz i want to know does it support video calls?There is no front facing camera.
san7d7man, 26 Oct 2011plz i want to know does it support video calls?its 3g...that means it supports video calls...
san7d7man, 26 Oct 2011plz i want to know does it support video calls?yes
This handset is rootable. Look on the CyanogenMOD wiki for instructions and references.
thanks for reply guys, but rooting is not an option, it will not give me true multitasking and i doubt it will be more stable also. The bottom line is that HTC sux and Desire Z sux more. It even has hardware failure already, sum keys on the keyboard has gone bad and need harder press. Really low quality. And the metal construction is a cause of unstable signal, cant match any Nokia N-series i have. Too many bad things not connected to the OS or software, even with MeeGo installd this would still be a bad phone.
th3D, 12 Oct 2011almost a year since i got mine, and it been a downwards experience from the start. I like the ... moreI think I understand why you hate it. The thing is, HTC Sense really is a resource hog. It's ridiculous to have 512MB of RAM but only have like 80MB available at any given time.
Sense is great, don't get me wrong, but HTC really need to work on optimizing its memory usage. As a result... Sense has got to go.. You've got to root..
Use vanilla Android and I think you'll be really surprised at what its capable of. Its probably at the very least, 2 to 3 times faster easily. And if you root you can clock the chipset to its native clock speeds (As the G2/DesireZ is underclocked to 800Mhz).
The chipset that comes with the G2/DesireZ has a native max clock speed of 1.3Ghz which means safe "Overclock" (As its not really an overclock since that's its native speed). Trust me, the benefits of AOSP Android is absolutely worth it.
Bottom line.. Root>Remove Sense>AOSP Android 2.2 Or 2.3.. You'll be flying in no time...
th3D, 12 Oct 2011almost a year since i got mine, and it been a downwards experience from the start. I like the ... moreBuddy...just root...then CyanogenMod...then try to stop smiling at the blazing speed, and LOTS of free memory (no more browser tab closing)!
But say buh-bye to that HTC Sense resource pig! HTC Sense is what makes your current experience suck!
plz guys help me,i want to buy a phone with big screen and qwerty..main requirements are good camera(atleast 5 MP),document editor,torch,radio,lots of typing and surfing.full flash support in browser.also which one is to be chosen as OS,symbian or android.also let me know if i can install jar,sis files in android without any hassles?i wanted to go for sony ericcson Xperia pro but as the realeased date is not yet know even after so long of its annuoncement,i dont want to wait for it anymore. can this phone fulfill my requirements?are the applications in android market free and can they all be installed irrespective of the android version?can this handset be updated over the air?what is the lowest indian market price of this handset?pls help me as soon as you can..
1.Buy the Desire Z.
2.Do NOT upgrade it. Stay with Froyo 2.2.
3.With Froyo its easy to root and overclock it.Mine runs
a year ago really FAST at 1.42 ghz without hanging or any other problem.
4.Buy a BIG sd card (32 gb) and put everything inside.This phone is
absolutely the BEST way to go with games (great physical keybord),videos,music,
surfing etc. I, just cant put my desire Z down!!
almost a year since i got mine, and it been a downwards experience from the start. I like the hinge still, its the best mechanism ever on a sideslider, but other than that i hate this fone, esp after upgrade to Android 2.3, more bugs and useless stuff, and multitasking is now even worse (like it wasnt bad already with 2.2!). My browser tabs are almost always closed if attempting multitasking, and me and the others i know here who have desire Z all have problems with it hanging, have to remove the battery to make it startup again. Up to many times a day. Im the last one to still have this fone, everyone else already sold or gave away theirs and surely none of us will trust HTC again. I realise that multitasking is a weak point of all androids but i suspect HTC has made it even worse to fix some performance issues, surely they can make the fone faster by always closing ur background apps.
But i need multitasking! Miss my N900, and will soon get a Nokia N9 64GB with real Linux, + a SE Xperia Pro qwerty droid (The SE is so cheap anyway, same size screen as Desire Z, better resolution and cheaper, dont even consider Desire Z guys)
I have my Desire Z since 11-2010, and i am in love with it.I mostly use it for gaming, perfect with every emulator out there.Superb mp3 player, surfing is great, no need for a pc any more! No hinge or any other problems, some day maybe i also use it as a mobile phone, lol! The only thing missing is a dreamcast emulator.And gamecube.And 1 Tb sd card.My Rating 11/10!!! Now at the half of the price i paid for this marvel, dont think twice, BUY IT !!!!
hey guys m really confused !! shud i buy htc desirez or samsung galaxy s i9000 ????
plz help me out... m in a real trouble!!
john, 28 Sep 2011well the keyboard is definitely worthless to me, it was a big mistake buying the phone..and al... moreThe looseness of the hinge does not appeal to many people. At least for me, I like the fact that it is easy to slide the keyboard in and out. I used to have the Nokia N97 and I personally do not like the added resistence when opening and closing the keyboard. Also, I always have to brace the keyboard and screen to prevent it from snapping open and closed. It is a design decision to make the hinge loose and although some people like me like the loose hinge, other do not like it very much at all.
Stuntman, 28 Sep 2011I certainly haven't had these 3G or hinge problems with my unit. I also have no issues with t... morewell the keyboard is definitely worthless to me, it was a big mistake buying the phone..and although the screen don't really move while I use the touch screen but its true that the build quality absolutely sucks, if you don't have the hinge issue, your lucky..cause the hinge is fucking loose and I haven't seen such crap for a phone with this kinda price tag and then talking about gorilla glass, ,it Does NOT have a gorilla glass, HTC confirmed it when I sent them a mail, just not worth buying this phone
TC, 28 Sep 2011The build-quality is actually really bad, every phone from HTC have problems with keeping a tr... moreI certainly haven't had these 3G or hinge problems with my unit. I also have no issues with typing on the keyboard. Every keyboard is different and it will take some getting used to. Every phone with a keyboard I have used from the N97, BlackBerry Tour to the Desire Z takes about a month to get use to with normal use. Even my Asus Eee Pad Transformer's keyboard dock took about a month to get used to as it is about 90% the size of a standard keyboard.
Rmcbroom, 28 Sep 2011I've had the phone since January, and was pleased with it until about 2 months ago when for so... moreThe build-quality is actually really bad, every phone from HTC have problems with keeping a truly stable 3g-connection, but Z also have the very loose hinge that makes the phone feel very cheap because even with the keyboard closed the screen/keyboard moves a little when using the touchscreen, and I do not think the screen have Gorilla-glass because it feels more like plastic than glass, and the keyboard is not very good because there is not enough space between the keys but the biggest problem is the metal frame/edge around the keyboard especially below the spacebar that I keep hitting every time i use the spacebar making it hard to know for sure if I have pressed the spacebar or if the metalframe below it stopped my finger before the key was pressed. And 2 days ago the screen just stopped responding to any touch att all. HTC also have a very bad customer service because they still have not even fixed the fatal ÅÄÖ bug, and when they are called they simply lie saying that the latest update did fix this bug even though it definetly did not. Z could have been so good, but unfortunatly it is made by HTC! HTC does not deserve their reputation for having "good" buildquality, reviewers are too easily fooled when they think that a metal-body automatically is the same as "good" buildquality!
I can not recommend anyone to buy Z, especially not too the price/cost I see in stores in Sweden today where it actually cost more than Galaxy S2!