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)
I have my Desire Z since 11-2010, and i am in love with it.I mostly use it for gaming, perfect with every emulator out there.Superb mp3 player, surfing is great, no need for a pc any more! No hinge or any other problems, some day maybe i also use it as a mobile phone, lol! The only thing missing is a dreamcast emulator.And gamecube.And 1 Tb sd card.My Rating 11/10!!! Now at the half of the price i paid for this marvel, dont think twice, BUY IT !!!!
hey guys m really confused !! shud i buy htc desirez or samsung galaxy s i9000 ????
plz help me out... m in a real trouble!!
john, 28 Sep 2011well the keyboard is definitely worthless to me, it was a big mistake buying the phone..and al... moreThe looseness of the hinge does not appeal to many people. At least for me, I like the fact that it is easy to slide the keyboard in and out. I used to have the Nokia N97 and I personally do not like the added resistence when opening and closing the keyboard. Also, I always have to brace the keyboard and screen to prevent it from snapping open and closed. It is a design decision to make the hinge loose and although some people like me like the loose hinge, other do not like it very much at all.
AnonD-123, 28 Sep 2011I certainly haven't had these 3G or hinge problems with my unit. I also have no issues with t... morewell the keyboard is definitely worthless to me, it was a big mistake buying the phone..and although the screen don't really move while I use the touch screen but its true that the build quality absolutely sucks, if you don't have the hinge issue, your lucky..cause the hinge is fucking loose and I haven't seen such crap for a phone with this kinda price tag and then talking about gorilla glass, ,it Does NOT have a gorilla glass, HTC confirmed it when I sent them a mail, just not worth buying this phone
AnonD-252, 28 Sep 2011The build-quality is actually really bad, every phone from HTC have problems with keeping a tr... moreI certainly haven't had these 3G or hinge problems with my unit. I also have no issues with typing on the keyboard. Every keyboard is different and it will take some getting used to. Every phone with a keyboard I have used from the N97, BlackBerry Tour to the Desire Z takes about a month to get use to with normal use. Even my Asus Eee Pad Transformer's keyboard dock took about a month to get used to as it is about 90% the size of a standard keyboard.
Rmcbroom, 28 Sep 2011I've had the phone since January, and was pleased with it until about 2 months ago when for so... moreThe build-quality is actually really bad, every phone from HTC have problems with keeping a truly stable 3g-connection, but Z also have the very loose hinge that makes the phone feel very cheap because even with the keyboard closed the screen/keyboard moves a little when using the touchscreen, and I do not think the screen have Gorilla-glass because it feels more like plastic than glass, and the keyboard is not very good because there is not enough space between the keys but the biggest problem is the metal frame/edge around the keyboard especially below the spacebar that I keep hitting every time i use the spacebar making it hard to know for sure if I have pressed the spacebar or if the metalframe below it stopped my finger before the key was pressed. And 2 days ago the screen just stopped responding to any touch att all. HTC also have a very bad customer service because they still have not even fixed the fatal ÅÄÖ bug, and when they are called they simply lie saying that the latest update did fix this bug even though it definetly did not. Z could have been so good, but unfortunatly it is made by HTC! HTC does not deserve their reputation for having "good" buildquality, reviewers are too easily fooled when they think that a metal-body automatically is the same as "good" buildquality!
I can not recommend anyone to buy Z, especially not too the price/cost I see in stores in Sweden today where it actually cost more than Galaxy S2!
I've had the phone since January, and was pleased with it until about 2 months ago when for some reason, it started to randomly start the car mode, and turn ANY incoming or outgoing calls onto loudspeaker mode. A bit of a hastle if you ask me.
I talked to HTC Customer Service, was told to flash the ROM, which I did, to no avail. I then looked online for a fix, and found that turning off the autoboot in the car mode. It seemed to fix it. Things were going fine until last week, when the phone randomly started to switch between headphones and hands-free (I was using regualy sony headphones, no hands-free) and when it would do this, it would call the last person on my call list and stop/start playing music. So, I figured I would take it into the customer service office to get it fixed. Was given the run around, told it would be two days, its been three, and when I called, was told there was no problem with the phone, but the were waiting to call me because they didn't have any free courier space.
Still waiting to see if the problems are still there. If they continue, I will be switching to another phone.
guys please advise- should i go for an htc desire z or should i go for the galaxy s i9003 (s-lcd)
reky, 22 Sep 2011hello all, i'm thinking of buying the DZ.
so can i make video call if i'm using skypee?
and ... moreyou can use skype but this phone doesnt come with front camera so either you see the person on the other side of the call, or the other person will see you! (or you could use a mirror!)
I used this phone for 1month now and I am quite happy with it, if the lack of front camera doesn't bother you that much its great choice.
Today the "GO keyboard" was updated again, and now, almost 1 year after Z was released, the fatal keyboard bug, ÅÄÖ and some other problems, is finally completly fixed, no thanks to HTC!
how to mark contacts and calendar events on it?
i want to delete some and i don't now how....please someone help me!!!
AnonD-21486, 09 Sep 2011Which one is the best?? HTC Desire or HTC Desire Z??? Plz tell me, im gonna buy 1 of them.depends whether you prefer physical keybord or not. but for me having a physical KB is a great +. especially if you are emailing or surfing on the internet
Wael, 15 Sep 2011From where to buy? How much?bought from ebay. was locked. unlocked for $20. works great! only "-" of this phone is its weight. but i got easly used to it!
hello all, i'm thinking of buying the DZ.
so can i make video call if i'm using skypee?
and does the qwerty keyboeard comes handy or
shall i buy the Desire HD?
awesome Mobile phone.... i really like it....
I did never throw away the electronic garbage bag that I put my Z in, and now that SE experia pro soon is released I decided to play with my old Z. I have installed this custom rom forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=837042 and I have installed GO keyboard, free from Android Market, to fix the fatal bug with åäöÅÄÖ, and I use ADWLancher EX.
very excellent phone