blink, 18 Nov 2011is dessire z a good phone to ourchase or not ?/
it has a very good display, and it has ok support for video hardware decoding (which would be great if it was crashing less often), and thats all thats good about it i think.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is better in every other way, its faster and smoother and less annoying to use, much less software bugs (all HTCs are full of them), better cam and better keyboard. I have them both and the display is really good on the HTC but it aint too bad on the Xperia Pro either, and the slighly higher resolution on the Xperia Pro makes 16:9 video to perfectly fit the screen, while on the Desire Z you get small black bars on top and bottom. Plus the Xperia Pro is cheaper and has HDMI and things actually work on this phone, which is not a skill HTC values in their phones.
Victor, 05 Nov 2011Hi Friends , Do you think this fone will get HOneycomb Update or not ?Honeycomb is for tablets only, so no phone will get it.
Victor, 05 Nov 2011Hi Friends ,
Do you think this fone will get HOneycomb Update or not ?Do you have this fone?? I have one. If you have one you would kno it doesnt need honeycomb, it needs updates so it will work as intended, its so full of software bugs and stability issues that it need a serious makeover.
When Desire Z went from 2.2 to 2.3 it got worse, it was actually almost a good fone after it go the updated 2.2, and became crap after the 2.3 update.
I have already replaced my Desire Z with a Xperia Pro, it doesnt have display as good as Desire Z but it works and is stable and hasle free, and no UI lag (HTC Sense is slow, and a new and improved Sense is way more important than new OS version)
Everyone who want to buy this: Xperia Pro is cheaper and has better sound and speed and reliability, only he display is not quite a good but its good enough
Hi Friends ,
Do you think this fone will get HOneycomb Update or not ?
already ordered Xperia Pro to replace the Desire Z. I doubt i ever get a HTC again. Even if hey could fix all the software issues its a bad fone, and HTC is NOT gona fix the software issues, the users demanded gingerbread update and got it, nevermind that the thing has lotsa software bugs and network problems when using EDGE or GSM data, HTC users want newer OS and dont care if their fones work.
Hardware flaws: Signal is strong but unstable (also for wifi), and keyboard went a bit bad despite of my fone never been in a pocket, and the loudspeaker, wow, its so terrible, it hurts to make a call on the speaker, really hurt, real pain. Battery cover is infamous for paint peeling off, it looks old and dirty after short time even if you are careful. The best thing about desire Z is the one everyone said was bad: the Z-hinge, its smooth and good to use and durable, a very good solution indeed. Screen is also very good but in low light u can see it has a tendency of too much red, its visible as a pink tint where it shud be white. However most ppl cannot see it even if they know about it, its really not much at all.
AnonD-7546, 26 Oct 2011plz i want to know does it support video calls?There is no front facing camera.
AnonD-7546, 26 Oct 2011plz i want to know does it support video calls?its 3g...that means it supports video calls...
AnonD-7546, 26 Oct 2011plz i want to know does it support video calls?yes
This handset is rootable. Look on the CyanogenMOD wiki for instructions and references.
thanks for reply guys, but rooting is not an option, it will not give me true multitasking and i doubt it will be more stable also. The bottom line is that HTC sux and Desire Z sux more. It even has hardware failure already, sum keys on the keyboard has gone bad and need harder press. Really low quality. And the metal construction is a cause of unstable signal, cant match any Nokia N-series i have. Too many bad things not connected to the OS or software, even with MeeGo installd this would still be a bad phone.
AnonD-4340, 12 Oct 2011almost a year since i got mine, and it been a downwards experience from the start. I like the ... moreI think I understand why you hate it. The thing is, HTC Sense really is a resource hog. It's ridiculous to have 512MB of RAM but only have like 80MB available at any given time.
Sense is great, don't get me wrong, but HTC really need to work on optimizing its memory usage. As a result... Sense has got to go.. You've got to root..
Use vanilla Android and I think you'll be really surprised at what its capable of. Its probably at the very least, 2 to 3 times faster easily. And if you root you can clock the chipset to its native clock speeds (As the G2/DesireZ is underclocked to 800Mhz).
The chipset that comes with the G2/DesireZ has a native max clock speed of 1.3Ghz which means safe "Overclock" (As its not really an overclock since that's its native speed). Trust me, the benefits of AOSP Android is absolutely worth it.
Bottom line.. Root>Remove Sense>AOSP Android 2.2 Or 2.3.. You'll be flying in no time...
AnonD-4340, 12 Oct 2011almost a year since i got mine, and it been a downwards experience from the start. I like the ... moreBuddy...just root...then CyanogenMod...then try to stop smiling at the blazing speed, and LOTS of free memory (no more browser tab closing)!
But say buh-bye to that HTC Sense resource pig! HTC Sense is what makes your current experience suck!
plz guys help me,i want to buy a phone with big screen and qwerty..main requirements are good camera(atleast 5 MP),document editor,torch,radio,lots of typing and surfing.full flash support in browser.also which one is to be chosen as OS,symbian or android.also let me know if i can install jar,sis files in android without any hassles?i wanted to go for sony ericcson Xperia pro but as the realeased date is not yet know even after so long of its annuoncement,i dont want to wait for it anymore. can this phone fulfill my requirements?are the applications in android market free and can they all be installed irrespective of the android version?can this handset be updated over the air?what is the lowest indian market price of this handset?pls help me as soon as you can..
1.Buy the Desire Z.
2.Do NOT upgrade it. Stay with Froyo 2.2.
3.With Froyo its easy to root and overclock it.Mine runs
a year ago really FAST at 1.42 ghz without hanging or any other problem.
4.Buy a BIG sd card (32 gb) and put everything inside.This phone is
absolutely the BEST way to go with games (great physical keybord),videos,music,
surfing etc. I, just cant put my desire Z down!!
almost a year since i got mine, and it been a downwards experience from the start. I like the hinge still, its the best mechanism ever on a sideslider, but other than that i hate this fone, esp after upgrade to Android 2.3, more bugs and useless stuff, and multitasking is now even worse (like it wasnt bad already with 2.2!). My browser tabs are almost always closed if attempting multitasking, and me and the others i know here who have desire Z all have problems with it hanging, have to remove the battery to make it startup again. Up to many times a day. Im the last one to still have this fone, everyone else already sold or gave away theirs and surely none of us will trust HTC again. I realise that multitasking is a weak point of all androids but i suspect HTC has made it even worse to fix some performance issues, surely they can make the fone faster by always closing ur background apps.
But i need multitasking! Miss my N900, and will soon get a Nokia N9 64GB with real Linux, + a SE Xperia Pro qwerty droid (The SE is so cheap anyway, same size screen as Desire Z, better resolution and cheaper, dont even consider Desire Z guys)