To the people that are thinking about getting this phone and have an iPhone. Do yourself the biggest favour in your life and switch to android. I wish I did sooner and love my desire
Ok, So I upgraded from my old Nokia N96 to the HTC Desire because I couldn't wait anymore for the N8 to be released as it was taking almost forever. The HTC Desire is quite nice and sleek and a very good alternative to the iPhone (which I didn't even consider) for many reasons.
1) has a GPS receiver
2) has an FM Radio
3) Has a removable battery and therefore ability to have spare batteries
downside as opposed to my N96:
1) Sound quality is no where near both in the stereo speaker and the headphones. the Nokias are far superior despite the review on here. The loudest setting is not loud enough either.
2) In-Built memory is not as great.
3) Supported software is quite limited. I wanted to install FishText on it but there was no support to get a .apk file. I converted a jar/jad file to .apk, still didn't work.
I am quite satisfied, but I do miss using my Nokia. I think this is largely change management issue than weakness of the phone. But I am glad I bought this over the iPhone. It is a totally over-rated crap piece of hardware with a fancy UI. I'm glad the HTC Desire meets the best of both worlds. I do wish the Nokia N8 came out earlier though...
Noktić vila, 19 Jul 2010Perfect phone. All i ever wanted. Recomended 100% positivethe phone has good features in my oppinion it looks more like a dinner plate than a phone
The first 2 months I was very happy with it. Until I updated from firmware 1.15 to 1.21. The phone restarts itself several times a day. First it was only after 5-10 minutes of using apps/games/internet or whatever.
People on forums thought it was due to overheating. I don't believe that. Because the rebooting occurs now while I'm doing nothing (phone only in standby).
This is a huge problem. DON'T BUY THIS PHONE UNTIL HTC HAS A RESOLUTION FOR THIS!! After the fix, you MUST buy it if you don't like the IPhone's restrictions (No Flash for instance).
Just search for "HTC Desire Reboots" on google and see how many people have this problem.
i am saving to get this phone but i think i am forced to wait till google or htc support arabic :(
Noktić vila, 19 Jul 2010Perfect phone. All i ever wanted. Recomended 100% positivesame opinion
WZ, 19 Jul 2010Battery Life Unbelivably Very Short. Got Mine , New, a week or so ago, from an authorised d... moreDo the following...1) install task killer and close all apps every time you use the phone, 2 seconds..done. 2) make sure that in location(settings), both are switched off. and3) wifi switched off.4) Display manually 35%. Battery lasts 2 full days.
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2010this phone is awesome!!!!!!!!!Battery Life Unbelivably Very Short.
Got Mine , New, a week or so ago, from an authorised distrubtor. It looks like and awesome phone, nice interface, hangs only twice in the last few days. Large beautiful and very clear screen. Nice weight, however my first day of use brought a terrible surprise, The battery lasted about 4 to 5 hours after maybe 10 short calls, email updated hourly, weather update and stock market hourly too and very minimal browsing in my attempt to book fireflyz for a few minutes.
Just about after lunch the battery indicator turns red and asked for a recharging. I had to turn it off.
Last two day, left it on overnight after charging, and the battery indicator shows some 70% left, after hardly 8 hours of standby with all data off.
Also daytime use last few days, with all data off, no internet, maybe 5 calls, the battery reaches about 4pm, its scarry!!! I need to recharge in the middle of the day?
Today the dealer told me to go to SIS and asked the battery to be changed. Come On, you got to be kidding !!!!!! No wonder prices for second hand set over Mudah is dropping down like dead flies.
Thank you to all who have had it in their minds to answer my questions. I've had some kind fellows answer them for me at XDA.Developers. So those who are interested may look at their responses here:
ROBIN, 18 Jul 2010you dont need a phone seriously. you need a test tube baby where u can decide its gender, colo... more...besides, ROBIN, just take a look at the following nice phone apps made for the Win Mo OS. I tried them on my SE X2...they have a lot of the features i'm asking about. They are very lovely apps especially the Iconsoft PhonEx v2.2
Also, if you've seen the iPhone b4, you will know that it abounds in animated screen transitions...and that makes the phone lovely...it makes you want to pick it everytime...it has a relaxing effect on your spirit.
...And since i have the means to purchase the best phone in the world, i don't see why i should settle for anything that lacks in these features...
Here are the links:
Hope you understand, ROBIN :)
This phone's coming to Telus in CANADA! I can't wait, rumored 3yr contract price is $79.99 and no contract $449.99. I'll be selling my Legend if that's the case - 1Ghz Snapdragon, Android 3.0, here I come!
aka Baby, 16 Jul 2010Hello HTC Desire users, I am seriously considering this phone. Can someone describe its dia... moreyou dont need a phone seriously. you need a test tube baby where u can decide its gender, colour etc. lolz
My HTC desire reboots after 5 min. I can not use the MP3, GPS, Internert and the call should be less than 5 minutes. Sent back to repair after 2 weeks.
simon, 17 Jul 2010try rockplayer,with ads its free and doesnt need to ncode dixv ect works nice for nothing lol...Thanks Simon...
i am a gadget freak.my first smart phone was hp IPAQ h2320.after that i used almost all type of smart phones.and i found htc desire best one.i was confussed between htc desire and samsung galaxy.while going through techinical spec between samsung galaxy and htc desire samsung galaxy was a better one.but in looks htc desire was a better one (samsung galaxy plastic chrome gives ugly looklike cheap chinese phones) .both products have same android os.but in hardware i belive in htc.and android is the best os ever made.and fully satsfied with htc desire.i purchased it one mounth back and no errors till now.i think its a best deal in mobiles till now