I have been using this phone for a few weeks, and i must say it does surprise me in many ways. The internet surfing on wifi is superb, feels just like surfing on the normal desktop itself. Flash runs perfect. Flipping home screens feels like a breeze. Apps load quick, loads of free stuff on the market, live backgrounds are a WOW to me, list can go on seriously.
The only down side to this phone is the battery. It runs flat pretty fast, running games dries it up less than 4 hrs, talking dries it up too, although not as serious as gaming wise (i know this isnt meant for gaming but just an extra info for those getting this phone), i do have to bring the cable along to charge it through the usb port on my computer. Best way to save battery on this is to uncheck the auto brightness and set it to a level enough for you. I set to to abt 15% which is more than enough really.
In all its outstanding. Just an extra info. Go to the Market and Download the "TASK MANAGER" app. Its great. It stops whatever apps thats running in the background and taking up memory space. Hope you guys have a wonderful time with this phone. I know i did. :D
thanks a bunch king brad.I just repeated users comments. anyway with or without these problems DHD is superior to all smart phones ever....
kylecloey, 05 Jan 2011hello, try adjusting the white balance, im pretty sure the cloudy mode (if actually available)... moreThanks for the camera solution it worked. Can u help with album art perhaps? When I play music this annoying pic that I downloaded keeps appearing as album art for those songs that dnt already have it, I deleted the pic but its still there when I play the songs
CAPTAIN, 05 Jan 2011Thanks for your practical info. actualy DHD is a master peace of HTC .marvelous RAM & CPU... moreHmmmm I disagree about the battery life and about the cover, I got my phone yesterday, and after the first charge I got 24 hours with massive use (wi-fi on for the whole day, SMS all day, phone call for around 3 hours, download some apps and played with it for the whole day also) So the battery last long. And about the cover being brittle, I think they didn't even bother reading the quick guide, it suggest how to properly remove the cover. IMHO this phone is really superb :)
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2011Captain - i compared my DHD vs the Iphone4 side by side and actually found both screens simila... moreThanks for your practical info.
actualy DHD is a master peace of HTC .marvelous RAM & CPU,perfect CAM and gigantic screen which as you said is not so far from Retina .but also if you want this you should accept low battery life & cover (according to user opinions).
but if these are the only disadvantages, DHD is the best choice in smart phone market.
GOOD LUCK PAL
HTC HD Android 2.1-update1, HTC Sync 3.0.5481))
Decide what you WANT!
1. Seeking a 'play/toy' item.... ?
2. Business tool..... ?
1. As a "play/toy' item... WONDERFUL! FB/Twtr/Gtalk, etc, fine..... I can't fault it.
2. Business wise - ABSOLUTE disaster!
And here is why......
99,9% of us run Windows on the desktop. 99,9% of us use Outlook. If - like me – your Outlook contacts are Surname, Name (Soap, Joe) then ADROID swaps it AUTOMATICALLY for you on "sync" to... "Joe Soap"!
On next "sync" ALL CONTACT ARE ZAPPED BACK TO OUTLOOK! Duplicate entries created! Soap, Joe and Joe Soap!!!
COMPANIES are allocated (randomly by ANDROID it seems)... BIRTHDAYS!!!! Location changes from South Africa - Reykjavik !
On this particular ph... "People" (HTC term for 'Contacts') VANISH!!!!!!! (You sync and SYNC and ... eventually GIVE UP!) Then, by accident, you "Search People"... (different option to "People") and VIOLA!! THERE THEY ARE!!!!
Worse - the HTC Sync program is down right PATHETIC/CRIPPLE! (Ver 3.0.5481)
You cannot set SYNC options UNLESS the ph is connected. By that time SYNC has screwed up CONTACTS you have JUST for the umpteenth time "re-ordered" to have it all screwed up... AGAIN!
Windows Mobile 6 (TyTN II) : Microsoft ActivSync Sync'd Folders, Contacts, Appointments, Birthdays, Email (with attachments) Tasks and Notes all FLAWLESSLY!!!!!!!
ANDROID as an operating System in the Business environment...DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS!!!! Not Folders! Not Email! Not Notes! Not Contacts (properly)!
ActivSync "sync'd" C:\ files & folders 'as is' from laptop to TyTN II. Perfectly! Be it a *.doc, *.jpg, *.mp3, *.vsd(visio).... basically you had a nice backup of your laptop too.
ANDROID decides FOR YOU:
"Oh no... I can't sync a *.doc, *.jpg, *.xls WITH a mp3 or *jpg all together ..... and Visio? What is that? I'll just ignore it!!
HOW DARE YOU DECIDE FOR ME????????
ActivSync WM6 "sync'd" it as *I* wanted it to be done!
Oh! Another ANDROID :grrrrrrrrrrr............:!!!
You select either : HTC Sync... or 'Disk drive'... ie memory stick and proceed to "copy" files if you so wish.
No guys… ANDROID for Business is JUST NOT ON!
(I trust Windows Mobile 7 (latest) is built on 6.1 … !!)
I do regret changing to ANDROID. WM7 I *think* would have been the superior solution/option.
HTC Company : (tip for you) on 1st Start-up of the ph offer two Icons for us, the user to choose the operating system:
Window or Android.
Nice ph, but hopeless operating system forced on us!
greed28, 05 Jan 2011you can play games here because it supports flash 10.1. about the price: HTC Shop = 30k ... moreDoes Memo Express have 1 year warranty? Got mine at CMK Cellphones for 29k with 1 year warranty at HTC :)
curious, 05 Jan 2011Hi, to all those who already own this, can this play facebook apps like cityville? And how muc... moreyou can play games here because it supports flash 10.1.
about the price:
HTC Shop = 30k
Memo Xpress = 26790
both are for cash payment.
I got mine from Memo Xpress.
I hope this helps you.
Hi, to all those who already own this, can this play facebook apps like cityville? And how much does this cost in the Philippines?
kylecloey, 05 Jan 2011Thank you! Excellent info, hope it works for hd2 also, im gonna get it soon but also people ar... moreIt does work for all Li-ion batteries :) Don't worry about the complaints about the battery, maybe they just got it and played with it the whole day or for several hours. Obviously the battery will not last longer that way, as soon as you use it as a phone, you will see the big difference :) Just my 2 cents
King Bradley, 05 Jan 2011This is from youmobile.org (Thanks mate) How to format battery:- 1: unbox and start usin... moreThank you! Excellent info, hope it works for hd2 also, im gonna get it soon but also people are complaining the battery issue.
King Bradley, 05 Jan 2011This is from youmobile.org (Thanks mate) How to format battery:- 1: unbox and start usin... morethank you! Excellent info, hope it works for hd2 also, im gonna get it soon but also people are complaining the battery issue.
Dez, 05 Jan 2011Ive had mine for four days now, nd i am very impressed,still exploring it nd havent taken it o... morehello, try adjusting the white balance, im pretty sure the cloudy mode (if actually available) makes the image yellowish. i actually dont have ðhð but im most phone like n97 and SE phones that's the key.
Ive had mine for four days now, nd i am very impressed,still exploring it nd havent taken it out of the house yet coz im still waiting for my cover case nd screen protector...one thing thats of concern though is the camera pics, they appear somewhat yellow, esp at night. anybody knw of a way to correct this?
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2011Captain - i compared my DHD vs the Iphone4 side by side and actually found both screens simila... moreIMHO you cannot appreciate Retina nor even Super Amoled displays with this gadgets because of the screen size. It's not a T.V or a monitor for Christ's sake.