You can increase battery life on all HTC's (and the Samsung Galaxy S), by changing the default signal setting in the test menu. To access the test menu, bring up the dial pad on your screen and enter the following... *#*#4636#*#* - Then, scroll down to the default signal type and change it to GSM auto [PRL]. Then keep pressing the back button all the way back to the home screen. This will not give you a slower internet connection as it will still let you connect to 3G when you open the browser.
This has been known to almost double the battery life in some cases. Hope this helps.
NB; For the samsung Galaxy S, you can change this setting in the settings menu. Typing in the above code will not work on Samsung handsets.
No front camera,.........?
Insane, Please.... HTC s always a dissapointment...
Why are (mainly iphone users) harping on about no front facing camera?? I don't know anyone who uses expensive poor quality video calls these days. HTC have sensibly omitted this 'feature' thankfully. I have owned many HTC phones and NEVER suffered with reception problems, all I can say is it must be your carrier at fault. At least you can hold the phone any which way you like and not lose the connection completely ;)
Lulzim, 27 Sep 2010perfect 8 mp camera , 16m colors , 4.3 inch screen , processor and ram are super . and is 10... moresame here, I own a xperia x2 and all I can say is it really sucks. I'ma wait for this beast! :)
only bad side is the battery...
the best phone would be:
1. 512mb ram or higher
2. li po 1800mah battery or higher
3. at least having dual led flash or xenon flash
4. can record 720p or higher
5. with no physical keyboard
6. has gprs, edge, 3g, 3.5g, or higher
7. id prefer the LiMo OS (how i wish it would be developed)
to HTC: you did not get it right this time. In case you did not notice, Apple iPhone 4 went smaller size (LxWxD) with higher screen resolution. You pretty much did the opposite, bigger size with the same resolution :( they also added a front camera! My biggest disappointment with the Desire HD is the lack of the trackpad, which made navigation much more effective! Now your are not much different from the others. By the way, I own a the HTC Mgic & I love it.
Guys, Desire HD is NOT the European version of Evo!
Here's an article that clarifies the differences nicely:
perfect 8 mp camera , 16m colors , 4.3 inch screen , processor and ram are super . and is 100% touch . i love this phone , i hate my sony ericsson xperia x2 .
Drake, 26 Sep 2010The reception will suck like all HTC phones !!!My HTC Desire is not able to keep a stable 3G connection so I do not dare buying another phone from HTC.
Desire HD has only a standard battery Li-Ion 1230 mAh, why this small battery on a phone that is made for heavy media-use lika watching movies and surfing on Internet...?
Wierd, 26 Sep 2010If you look right above the watch isn't there a secondary camera?oh yes it has a secondary camera..
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2010thinking of switching from the galaxy s, any opinions? wats wrong with galaxy s?
why the interface of Android looks uglier than that of windows mobile 6.5? i.e. of HD2?
Wierd, 26 Sep 2010If you look right above the watch isn't there a secondary camera?Its the light sensor.
Wierd, 26 Sep 2010If you look right above the watch isn't there a secondary camera?I think that's just a light sensor, I'd love it to be a second camera but the specs don't advert any. That's the only thing this phone lacks :(