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.
I got HTC Desire (A8181 model) 3 moths ago, and I am very satisfied.
Great dimension, design and performance.
It has Super LCD screen (only A8183 model comes with AM-OLED), great brightness and detail level. Good touch response too.
In-call sound is clear and good.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth works fine.
Compass and GPS works fine too.
And above all, powered by Android Froyo.
Camera and headphones are of medium quality.
There is better solutions in the market (like Sony-Ericsson).
Only disadvantage is small ROM (512 MB).
The main problem is that only 147 MB goes to application storage.
But, this can be solved by rooting your device, and get all permissions.
Really great phone.
Secretly Amoled?, 18 Jan 2011Is it possible that my Desire has a Amoled screen, even though the packaging just says '3.7&qu... moreSoory but No.
It has to say 3.7 AMOLED Display for it to be AMOLED.
They wording on your box indicates it's an SLCD Screen (really wouldn't get to hung up on it)
I liked the Android phones over the iPhone 4 but the battery of HTC Desire does not last over 8 hours on EDGE/GPRS networks if applications are refreshing periodically. Obviously, the phone which comes with application is supposed to have long lasting battery. Otherwise, a basic phone (like Nokia 1210) is good enough to talk. It is major flaw by the HTC product development team.
Secretly Amoled?, 18 Jan 2011Is it possible that my Desire has a Amoled screen, even though the packaging just says '3.7&qu... moreSamsung has amoled shortage. So they can't really sell their displays to other manufactures. I think GSM desire has LCD screen now. You should go check.
Angel, 19 Jan 2011Bought my HTC Desire at 20568 last saturday. The long wait is over. Very very very nice Phone.... morewt is its cost n in vich city its for Rs20500....bcoz i m getting the price of Rs22000....
Angel, 19 Jan 2011Hi Guys, Just want to ask, seriously, how to delete downloaded applications. It drains the ... morePress MENU button. Then go to SETTINGS. Then go to.APPLICATION S and then MANAGE APPLICATIONS. You should.see a list of apps. Click on the apps and then uninstall if you don't like them.
Bought my HTC Desire at 20568 last saturday. The long wait is over. Very very very nice Phone. My friends were so impressed with the specs and functions. they plan to buy the same model too.
Just want to ask, seriously, how to delete downloaded applications. It drains the battery easily. Hope you guys can answer me. Thanks.
moudy, 18 Jan 2011does it support document viewer (word, excel,pdf)?Yes, my htc desire came with the quick office apps for office documents viewer.. alternatively, u can use "docs to go" if u want more, which is available in the market.
Is it possible that my Desire has a Amoled screen, even though the packaging just says '3.7" touch screen'. Im starting to wonder, cause my friend just got an N8 and my screen looks better, with just as deep blacks. And im also experiencing screen burn. The top right clock, and opera browser controls...
justin, 18 Jan 2011I Bought this phone last week, from day one phone standby time is 1 1/2 day without any calls.... moreHTC battery life are relatively the same due to the snapdragon cpu and wvga resolution as well as android. HTC desire HD have a bit longer battery life because it has a newer processor. At least HTC battery life isn't as bad as Motorola phones.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2011Or has your battery become conditioned after a couple of weeks of charging and decharging cycles????I Bought this phone last week, from day one phone standby time is 1 1/2 day without any calls..., and on normal calls & sms usage it last for 12hrs.
same for my previous phone Iphone 3g.
As my friend bought his Htc desireHD and he is also facing this problem.
does all Htc battery do the same job??