It is said that people donot use the smartphoes the way they should be. What are the advantages of a smartphone like the Desire? How should it be used to the maximum?
cooza, 22 Jan 2011so are you saying that a factory unlocked phone should last longer (battery life) than a servi... moreIt could, depends on what crap the carrier installs and if you have carrier specific software running all the time.
htc guy, 22 Jan 2011i m currently running 2.1 on gsm version of desire
any body help me simple and easiest method... moreIt's easy, here's a high level summary
1. Root phone with UnRevocked3
2. Install Titanium BackUp
3. Run above app and back up apps and app data
4. Boot phone into recovery and take a nandroid backkup
5. Install Rom Manager
6. Using Rom Manager select a Rom to download (like Defrost)
7. Use Rom Manager to flash new rom
8. Use Titanium backup to restore apps and data
Warning first reboot will take a long time, could be 20 minutes or more, whilst the phone rebuilds the dalvick cache.
Steer clear of flashing radios to start with, thats where you can brick the phone if you get it wrong.
Read the threads on Androidforums to get a full step by step guide.
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2011People have to remember that this is a SMARTPHONE. There is always lots going on (unless you'v... moreso are you saying that a factory unlocked phone should last longer (battery life) than a service provider locked phone?
i m currently running 2.1 on gsm version of desire
any body help me simple and easiest method to install custom rom, mainly to increase its battery life.
shuggashagga, 22 Jan 2011the battery life on this phone is diabolical thats all i have to say have to charge everyday
... morePeople have to remember that this is a SMARTPHONE. There is always lots going on (unless you've tweaked it to do just what you want).
This phone is differenet from Nokia's etc of old and will need charging regularly.
It could also be your carriers fault that your battery life sucks due to all the extra rubbish they put onto the phone.
Once rooted and running something like DeFrost or any other CM based rom it's easy to get 2 days use out of the phone with a few CPU profiles etc.
the battery life on this phone is diabolical thats all i have to say have to charge everyday
the battery does noteven last a day.
SFAN, 21 Jan 2011Furthermore, your source does not prove the life span of Super Amoled Plus, but the increase i... moreRead it right, mate. I never said that SuperAMOLED displays have a longer lifespan than LCD displays or OLED displays having a longer lifespan.
I was replying to one of your previous posts which wrongly mentioned that AMOLED displays have a longer lifespan than SuperAMOLED displays.
From wikipedia :
Lifespan: The biggest technical problem for OLEDs was the limited lifetime of the organic materials. In particular, blue OLEDs historically have had a lifetime of around 14,000 hours to half original brightness (five years at 8 hours a day) when used for flat-panel displays. This is lower than the typical lifetime of LCD, LED or PDP technology—each currently rated for about 60,000 hours to half brightness, depending on manufacturer and model. However, some manufacturers displays aim to increase the lifespan of OLED displays, pushing their expected life past that of LCD displays by improving light outcoupling, thus achieving the same brightness at a lower drive current. In 2007, experimental OLEDs were created which can sustain 400 cd/m2 of luminance for over 198,000 hours for green OLEDs and 62,000 hours for blue OLEDs.
Anyway 5 years is more than enough especially for a mobile phone.
& here's an article about the next gen AMOLED displays.
well, i think the HTC Desire was a great innovation though. but on the other hand, it's got the most terrible video quality I'd ever seen in the history of all classical cell phones i've ever used. Pls. Improve it.
pranav, 21 Jan 2011Phone storage is not so good,,,n have a battery problem...otherwise its very good.Rooting allows you to sort these issues out
Angel, 19 Jan 2011Bought my HTC Desire at 20568 last saturday. The long wait is over. Very very very nice Phone.... morefrom where did u gt tht.........pls tell coz i hv also planning to get one ........reply urgent....
SFAN, 21 Jan 2011LOL, buddy, you know AMOLED and OLED layers have at least 2 - 3 layers of air inbetween the la... moreFurthermore, your source does not prove the life span of Super Amoled Plus, but the increase in contrasts and brightness compared to AMOLED and Super AMOLED.
If you want to counter my point, then please provide a source that prove me wrong Organic Displays have relatively long life spans and not showing they're increasing life spans.
Nik, 20 Jan 2011Do you have any source to quote that SuperAMOLED has a shorter lifespan than regular AMOLED di... moreLOL, buddy, you know AMOLED and OLED layers have at least 2 - 3 layers of air inbetween the layers. It's to reduce pressure and act as heat sink. Though technology inproves OLED life span, the life span of AMOLED and OLED are still relatively short.
crap yar....i bought this phone 2 months ago with 28k....but now its around 22k ....but this phone is really gud...
Phone storage is not so good,,,n have a battery problem...otherwise its very good.
anks, 19 Jan 2011wt is its cost n in vich city its for Rs20500....bcoz i m getting the price of Rs22000....contact me on 9967447123
SFAN, 18 Jan 2011Sir/Madam, AMOLED display do not last long. The display contains phosphorous with other organi... moreDo you have any source to quote that SuperAMOLED has a shorter lifespan than regular AMOLED displays ?
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I will advice every one not to buy this phone from 3. It seems they go for refurbished phones. I got one from 3 on the 18th of December 2010 and it packed up on the 19th of January 2011 two days after the 28 days warranty.
Their customer service manager is so inept
justin, 17 Jan 2011But my phone's battery has increased about 20% after installing Advance task killer type apps. Android is not like PC operating systems.
On Windows/MacOS/Linux user have responsibility to
Android is designed to take care of your applications, and that is why we should not kill task by ourselves.
My advice (from firsthand) is that you should switch off all things that you do not use all the time:
- Turn on GPS only when you nieed it.
- For data traffic use Wi-Fi or Mobile network (there is no need for both of them to be enabled at the same time).
- Adjust brightness to your visual abilities (I am most comfortable with 30-40%).
- Do not use many widgets.
It depends of use, but my battery last 1,5 day average.