Truly a beautiful phone, let down by an under powered battery. From fully charged, in a 5 minute car journey, the battery life fell to 95%, with everything off (Bluetooth, WiFi, gps and unneeded apps).
By the time I had finished work, after less than 15 minutes use, just browsing the news, and no calls or texts, the battery was flat.
Shame, I could get used to this phone. But if the battery cannot make one day when new, what is it going to be like after a year?
I just got the Desire HD yesterday from Vodafone Netherlands. I am extremely happy with it. My previous phone was the HTC HD2 and I have to say that visually speaking, there isn't much of a difference other than the fact that the Desire HD has touch sensitive buttons vs. the HD2's actual buttons. Additionally, the display seems to be a bit better. Where I do see the difference is in the speed. The Desire HD seems to exploit the Snapdragon to a greater extent than the HD2 did.
In short, it's a better, faster, stronger and better OS running HD2!
Does anyone here have any hints/tricks/suggestions they would like to share?
Thanks in advance.
The phones pretty good does what it should do and a lot more besides. Having a good laugh at the nerdy comments ref the benefits of the Nokia v the htc - sad bastards. It's only a phone!!!!!
Matt, 17 Nov 2010No, no continues autofocus. You can focus before recording, but once you start recording, no f... moreDude, don't tell false stories! It does not have con focus but can be adjusted at any time during recording by pressing the screen on what you want to be focused! I am DHD owner
hasi, 17 Nov 2010can this phone use facebook chat like the iphone pleaseI am using it right now, check on market
Mobilemaster, 18 Nov 2010Yes, in my opinion HTC make the best Android smart phones in the world.That your opinion and i respect it but it was sony ericsson with x10. Anyway HTC is really good but in in 2009 Moto have the best android the droid, in 2010 droid x is the best not in my point of vue but in real. Let see which phones will perform better between HTC and Moto in q4 2010 and q1 2011.
zee, 18 Nov 2010Not only ppl from India, ppl from Malaysia and Singapore have been waiting this phone for mths... morenot only zer. . .even in Mauritius we are imptntly waiting 4 this phone. . .its estimated to be around Rs 40 000. . .zats a whole lots. . .prctclly Rs 9000 more zan z iphone 4. . .
Am a smartphone virgin. so when formatting battery when i'm charging 4 12hrs can i use phone.
Droid Terminator, 18 Nov 2010I wanted to see your comment about x12 still blind fanboy keep believing in that sony ericsson... moreYes, in my opinion HTC make the best Android smart phones in the world.
zee, 18 Nov 2010Not only ppl from India, ppl from Malaysia and Singapore have been waiting this phone for mths... moreEven us here in Philippines, we are waiting for this beast also :) HTC said it will be available here next week or at the end of the month :)
indian boy, 18 Nov 2010he htc people when ur going to launch this phone in india, we are waiting from 2 months/ plz l... moreNot only ppl from India, ppl from Malaysia and Singapore have been waiting this phone for mths too!
Really hope it reaches us SOON!
he htc people when ur going to launch this phone in india, we are waiting from 2 months/ plz launch as early as possible?
Mobilemaster, 17 Nov 2010For kids of course it is NOT the best OS. I am talking in general... Kids don't need a smart p... moreI wanted to see your comment about x12 still blind fanboy keep believing in that sony ericsson. Beside I saw your comment saying HTC make the best android phone. Are you sure? We will see, time will talk.
Matt, 17 Nov 2010No lagging whatso-ever on my DHD and I've got quite some apps installed (please don't make me ... moreSo I guess that's the common fix cause that's exactly what I read else where. Would be annoying spending so much and having that problem. On a separate issue do you or anyone here know how to get into the settings for the phone's band frequencies? I could do it on my omnia hd so that I could switch up the bands. Also if anyone knows how to open up that menu could the person take note of all avail bands? letme know particularly if the hauspd bands include 1700 cause I would like the 4g to work in the U.S. thx
Matt, 17 Nov 2010Shouldn't you say that it is the best OS for YOU? My girlfriend for example is horrified by... moreOh sorry, I mean girls don't really like big screen phones. I didn't read it carefully, sorry.
Matt, 17 Nov 2010Shouldn't you say that it is the best OS for YOU? My girlfriend for example is horrified by... moreFor kids of course it is NOT the best OS. I am talking in general... Kids don't need a smart phone, they need a Java phone, this is my opinion. They don't really need touch screen phones, or they don't need phones with big screen.
customers in Germany are still waiting to have their HTC Desire HD delivered. The phone is completely sold out (first week. From Amazon to any other major retailer, the phone is simply not available for delivery... one more week and I will cancel my order and get a samsung galaxy S.... at least i can save over 100 euros here!