I am near to upgrade and following the desire z comments with intrigue. Things are starting to pick up but giving some time for others to chip in with their comments first .Desire Z is what i have been wanting in android as other androids with hardware type qwerty are poorly specced..Hope this htc model cuts it else i see a long long wait ahead for the other makers of mobiles to release a qwerty android with hi-spec..
i wanted to buy this phone, had checked out from the shope but still hesitate whether is good to buy.
1. very heavy phone of 180g but compare as compared to samsung galaxy s i9000 / which i also consider
2. i read the revies and said this desire z have a receiption problem which mentioned in many users comments.
any one that using this phone please suggest whether u really have reception problem. if yes, i will switch to Samsung galaxy s
brynn, 30 Jan 2011I have spent years looking for equalisers on handsets and srs wow sound..Now this past week i ... moreI thank you for your efforts mainly because i am a newbie and forums can put you down and make you feel small.I have desire and put up with no qwerty hard keys so z version is what i want to get next.I do miss equaliser so hope they work but i want to ask is Z faster than normal desire with it only being 800mhz?
I have spent years looking for equalisers on handsets and srs wow sound..Now this past week i spent 9 hrs searching for equalisers ..Heaven forbid if you ask in a android forum they just take the mickey and tell you to search yourself.Great help they are in these android forums that you have to join,,some get quite nasty towards anyone asking for help,,seems if your not a tweaker or geek you just get ridiculed..
Heres the link and yes it took me 9 hrs to get this help and its the best i can find,
I will try again to post a link to the 9hrs of abuse i got off android forums to my findings myself on android equalisers.
I have spent 9 hrs looking for equaliser apps for android and cannot post my findings
the only thing i don't like about the desire z's music player is that it doesn't have an equalizer. hope android can come up with an application for this to compensate.
in the Philippines, it cost around Php24-25k.
speaker: not so loud.
headset quality: good. u can use it as a music player coz it has coverflow effect like the ipod.
so far my phone doesn't hang.
battery quality's reasonable for standby with minimal usage. it last about two days for me coz i use it often in making calls.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2011hi, how is the hinge? GSMARENA has quoted about the loose hinge...the reviewers at gsmarena has not lived with a side sliding keyboard fone for month after month after month. If they had then they would know that spring-assisted mechanisms are a pain to use, and that Desire Z was heavensent for sideslider addicted people like me. Its perfect, the very very best.
Look at the Milestone 2 review here, they list the slider as a disadvantage coz its not spring assisted. GSMArena dont know what they are talking about, they take a fone and test it for a while, not going through months and months of heavy usage like we addicts do. Ofcors the lack of a spring on Milestone2 is an advantage when you open/close a few hundred times a day.
An aggregate SQL query on my N900 shows that i typed at average half a million characters MONTHLY, now how many times a day did i open and close it? Sorry i trust my own experience over someone who grabs a fone and use it a week and type a few thousand characters on it, GSMarena is 100% wrong about how a keyboard mechanism should be, their love for springs is a misconception caused by lack of REAL LIFE experience.
Emmanuel, 29 Jan 2011Hi all! Can Desire Z users comment on some things for me? How fast does this phone seem, comp... moreThe screen is OK outdoors. It is readable. You just need a few moments for your eyes to adjust. The screen is fairly reflective, so you may need to adjust your viewing angle a bit if there is something bright behind you.
The keyboard is good. With all keyboards, you just have to get used to it. I type a little faster on my old N97 keyboard because there are more punctuation characters you can access without pressing the shift/function key.
Headphones sound pretty good.
why cant my desire hd rotate the main screen like this can i prefer to use phone side ways and it cant be hard to put on desire hd as well...
Hi all! Can Desire Z users comment on some things for me? How fast does this phone seem, compared to the original desire? Is the screen good for outdoor use, like while walking down the street in the sun. Is the keyboard good for quick typing while in bed, and what's the sound like using earphones?
I have emailed htc uk to see if srs wowhd can be added,i would give them 20 quid extra to add it..It so annoying and consistent that manufacturers take two steps forward and three back.Its only software ,,aaarrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh ..
rico, 28 Jan 2011I am still debating as to purchase desire z smartphone because of bad video recording report a... morethe video quality aint that bad, check some youtube movies. and the screen works perfect on bright light, also the colours are rly nice, i dont see why do you have a problem with a screen.
No equalisers???? why did they not put in the srs and dolby enhancement in z..For goodness sake its one damn thing after another,why dont they put these things in whats wrong with htc..Thjey charge the earth for these fones as well..
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2011What about the dodgy video recording issue being choppy,,has this been resolved??thanks its th... moreI am still debating as to purchase desire z smartphone because of bad video recording report and screen colors.I am also going to see if outdoor visibility is good in bright light.
their are few options to have qwerty installed on smarphone cellphones which is not good.I think they should cater for the qwerty fans.Thank You.Rico.