Anonymous, 07 Dec 2010Yah i think the HD is good also. Keyboard is too valuable for me so i never considered the HD.... moreThanks for the feed-back bro,
but i think there is no much difference between Hd's Screen LCD & Z's Screen S-LCD.
i saw many screen comparison between Hd & Z, kust look the same.
i did some audio testing today, its a sad story. Get a sony headset at once if you buy this, the included headset has really low audio quality, maybe worse than the original headset of nokia 5800, and thats pretty bad already.
Playing through speakers (with subwoofer) was good, the bass is slightly elevated at flat settings compared to my N900 (the N900 has a near perfect flat response curve so its awesome as a reference), but that might be a good thing for some. For me thats pretty bad but not a disaster.
With a sony high end in-ear headset the sound is quite good, it has a good level of detail, but loses to the N900 in dynamics and spacing.
Thats my opinion, yours may vary, and i know most ppl could not care less =)
0v0, 07 Dec 2010i am still afraid of this hinge issue.
Also, i heard that, this is a common issue with HTC.
... moreYah i think the HD is good also. Keyboard is too valuable for me so i never considered the HD. I do however believe the color reproduction is better on the Z, SLCD is very impressive. Actually its better colors than Galaxy S on medium brightness settings (if anyone want to argue on that, im not saying SLCD is better than SAMOLED, it cant match the contrast and brightness, and SLCD does not have the best color reproduction at high brightness settings)
You who cant use the desire Z lying down, i dont know how you hold the fone coz its not a problem for me, part of my hand is supporting the screen part when i hold it like i always do.
Stuntman, 07 Dec 2010Of all the phone reviews I have seen for may different phones, no one ever holds a phone that ... morei am still afraid of this hinge issue.
Also, i heard that, this is a common issue with HTC.
So, i decided to go for Desire HD. At the end it is better & super than the Desire Z.
i overclocked mine to 1.42mhz.Now its superfast in benchmark [best score for smartphone now]
Just root it and overclock your desire z believe me nobody got a faster phone then you and its also save with setcpu program you can set it to 800mhz setcpu is on android market overclocking stuff is on xda developers
0v0, 07 Dec 2010Check the below review on the Desire z hinge: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.ph... moreOf all the phone reviews I have seen for may different phones, no one ever holds a phone that way normally.
I have had the phone a little over 3 weeks and I am swapping it. Im no perfectionist, but the two halves now wobble. It also now has trouble closing depending on where you lift the screen from. Im in a 2 year contract, and there is no way I could see it lasting half that. I cant use the phone lying down (for example, on the sofa) and send a text without physically holding the screen open now, which now makes for uncomfortable texting.
Otherwise, solid phone, I love the HTC Sense UI, very customisable, built solidly regardless of the hinge. Battery life is a little poor, but I expect that to improve with Gingerbread. I am going to change it for a Desire HD if possible, just down to that annoying hinge. For some people, it wont matter how loose it gets and if you really want it, go for it as you wont be dissapointed with the rest of the phone.
Check the below review on the Desire z hinge:
[deleted post]I guess they just position their products for people who do not do video calling. None of the people I would call would do video calls. No secondary camera means I am no paying for something I do not use.
Did they forgot to include front facing secondary camera?
Now what about video calling or skype(ing) ? WTF...
Stuntman, 06 Dec 2010The most annoying thing is that with the physical or screen keyboard, there does not appear to... moreJust noticed that the symbols I was trying to type did not show up. The symbols not available on the Desire Z keyboard are the less than symbol, greater than symbol and the carrot.
HTC really do an excellent job on build quality. They only suck in Cameras and battery life :S
Anyways I'll buy this toy for christmas since I like Android a lot and cant live without a phisical keyboard!
Anonymous, 05 Dec 2010this is the phone that I will most likely be getting soon, can anyone tell me what are the con... moreRegarding the email issues I had, it was solely with my email address that I had with my cable internet provider. I also have a Hotmail account as well and that works well. Since I'm importing the email from my internet provider to Gmail, I did the same with my Hotmail account just to be consistent. If I only had a Hotmail account, I would probably have not done the import to Gmail.
HYC phones tend to be too fragile. Technically a fine product but mechacically I prefer the Xperia from Sony
Anonymous, 05 Dec 2010this is the phone that I will most likely be getting soon, can anyone tell me what are the con... moreThe most annoying thing is that with the physical or screen keyboard, there does not appear to be any way to type the following symbols: , and ^.
I have also noticed some slowness when using the keyboard when entering text sometimes. It seems there is a noticeable delay when I type and when the letters appear on the screen. This does not appear to be the case when I use the screen keyboard. This doesn't happen all the time, but it does occasionally.
The stock browser has poor bookmark management capabilities. There are no folders to group bookmarks and you cannot reorder bookmarks. This is not that big of an issue as there are a number of apps that provide this capability. The one I use is Bookmark Manager Pro. It costs 1 pound. There are a number of others that have other features such as syncing with your Google bookmarks.
Email support isn't that good for anything other than Gmail. If you use Gmail, it's pretty good. For anything other than Gmail, I had issues. I use email from my internet provider. The SMTP server for my internet provider only works if I'm on WiFi at home. If I'm not, I cannot send with it. However, if I use my SMTP server for my wireless carrier, it works when I'm away from home, but does not work when I'm at home and am on WiFi. I cannot force my email client to always send using my wireless carrier even if I have WiFi connectivity.
What I ended up having to do is set up and use a Gmail account. I set up Gmail to import my email from my internet provider's email account. I also set up Gmail to sent with my internet provider's email address in the From field. It works, but is not that elegant. Gmail doesn't poll in a timely manner. I also do not want to switch email accounts because my next phone is not necessarily going to be an Android phone.
My last phone is a Nokia and setting up email on it was just way easier.
0v0, 05 Dec 2010After 2 weeks of using the Z, how do u feel the hinge like? is it getting loose? After a month, I don't have any problems with the hinge. It doesn't open or close by accident. I do not notice any degredation of the hinge. It's still seems pretty solid.