Can someone tell me if i can use the LED flash i camcoder mode when im filmimg in the dark and if i can use the LED flash as a flashlight? Or if someone knows some app for this problem?
One additional 'bad point' on the desire: The 'screen lock' button is very badly positioned on the top of the phone - if you keep the phone in a pouch then you will be pressing it by accident whenever you push the phone into the pouch
The button itself however has a very good feel to it (as do the other buttons). It's just a shame because HTC put it in the wrong place
Had the HTC Desire for a few weeks
- Top build quality, feels like a luxury phone to me
- Beautiful screen
- Great internet browsing experience (fast, pinch etc)
- Very good audio quality
- Daylight visibility
- *Very* poor movie recording (cannot handle moving objects at all without very bad blurring), though the camera is OK for still images
- Movie playback disappointing and YouTube performance much worse than expected
- Phone application itself is poor: there is no confirmation dialog so if you press a previous incoming or outgoing call record by accident it will immediately dial the number!!!! Can be very inconvenient/embarassing
- Cannot customse many widget settings, instead need to delete and re-insert
- No built-in task manager (well, there's a weak one in the settings menu) and no easy way to see what apps are currently running. All the free task managers have forced-ads - they don't cost much to buy ad-free versions but why are we having to pay anyting for something that ought to be included in the OS?
- Ringer volume and button 'click' volume appear to be linked which is annoying
- navigating through settings is painful
- Too much personal info sent to Google
Concerning the bad points: battery will probably always be bad - phone seems to be running permanently in 'Turbo' mode. Wish it could go to a lower clock speed when it's not doing anything to save battery
Maybe movie recording and playback issues can be fixed in firmware?
Other usability issues are mainly Android rather than HTC Desire issues. Hoping Android v2.2 will fix some of these because a the moment it feels rather like using pre-beta software to me
The ongoing Google data collection is worrying... you can switch it off totally but then half the decent apps stop working
Overall a good phone but somewhat incomplete and with some significant frustrations. Perhaps the Froyo release will iron-out some of these
[deleted post]Hi, I think you should go for desire. its a loving bloody fastest phone in all aspects.I must say desire is the best phone in price matter as well.
i've used it and the UI experience was great, add the tonnes of apps available and u have a huge desire, however i can't afford it so can anyone give me a cheaper alternative please
hi does anyone know that if this phone work with blutooth headset or not? if it works how is the quality?
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2010can any1 tell me d pic quality of Desire at "NIGHT" wid LED flash,, or suggest any l... moredude, there is an application called "Color Flashlight" which you can download from the Android Market for free....this works cool in the night with different sound and light effects. By the way, being a self proclaimed Nokia fan, this phone made me change my loyalties in years. The most "desirable" phone in the market HTC Desire...May the Power be with you. Cheers
Just got my HTC Desire used to have the i phone and i am so glad i changed, the Desire is very similar but far superior to the apple. good sound reproduction very clear display. e-mails were so much easier to set up and loads of apps. All in all a brilliant piece of equipment AND it makes telephone calls!!
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2010can any1 tell me d pic quality of Desire at "NIGHT" wid LED flash,, or suggest any l... morewill post links to pics I took with the phone as soon as I have time. just let me know what testing conditions you guys want me to take the pics in and I'll get to it as soon as I can.
juz got HTC Desire, 24 Jun 2010how to set my own message tone? im having trouble trying to connect my fone to my home pc. pls... moreconnect the phone to the pc and select disk storage. the phone will be detected by the pc as a removable drive. browse the phone and look for HTC sync. install to your pc and enjoy the true plug and play that is the desire.
hope this helped.
hey, had my htc desire for about two weeks now, and gotta say that i absolutely love this phone! If you are undecided on what to get - i would definitely recommend it... i was actually trying to wait for the galaxy s, but my lack of patience got the best of me... definitely no regrets though - screen is more than big enough - cant even imagine wanting bigger like the 4" screen on the galaxy S... and loving android os - first time user...
katherine, 24 Jun 2010Are there apps available for this phone like the iphone?Yes. There are about 40000 applications available via Android Market (an equivalent of Apple Store).
can any1 tell me d pic quality of Desire at "NIGHT" wid LED flash,, or suggest any link to that??
I personally have the Desire and I find it to be the best phone on the market at the moment, I have tried most other phones including the offerings from apple so feel justified in my beliefs. the OS is fast and reliable, screen is amazing, features are great. Im my opinion the android os makes the iphone os look like it belongs in a childs toy, i personally think steve jobs is very wrong in what he wants. Does anyone really want to be tied to itunes constantly? Are we all not capable of copying tunes to our phones ourselves? Do we all want software that apple have decided they like and doesnt undermine anything they currently offer? I think iphones are like something that should be offered free with a subscription to the itunes service, when you get an iphone on contract, your not just signing up to the contract, your agreeing to use itunes, to even use your phone the first time you have to use itunes. The Desire and android is different, its the way things should be done and hopefully will continue to be the best, froyo updates should finally convince the last few remaining iphone users to switch.
Im not bashing apple or iphone, i just believe in things being done right and it seem people are only just seeing the light, Android all the way, the HTC Desire just makes it a perfect tool.
To the person who wrote "This phone looks good, However why is there no itunes support? Apple make quality applications and i feel not having itunes will limit the content. And in turn will spell the end of this phone and HTC as a company."
You are clearly a retard and I think the desire may be much too complicated for you, id suggest following the other retards who buy iphones and doing so yourself, maybe then you will be happy. If you love doing what steve jobs says, go for the iphone!
what do u think i shld do or set or download for my new htc desire..? im still new to this fone. i need some advice.