Overall its a great handset, except battery...otherwise its very fast, and i wouldnt complain on hinge at all; it works perfectly fine
ankita, 21 Jul 2011hi..im planning to buy desire z but a little confused about the qwerty keyboard..is there any ... moreI don't have any issues with the keyboard or hinge. The hinge is designed with a loose spring tension to enable easy opening and closing. Some people prefer a stronger tension on the spring. The hinge mechanism is also unique in that the screen lifts up first and then swings around back down instead of sliding up.
Really wanted to buy an android phone with
qwerty slider and this was perfect but alas!!! the HTC had stop the model, Can anyone tel me wher i can? Or wher's the stock?
First the hinge, the person has to deside is it good for him because for me it is ok, i'm not texting in bed with phone over my head, and i like that i can slide out qwerty easily. processor is really really god, even not overclocked, and it can be overclocked to 1,9 ghz easily with no problems. Only bad thing for me is battery because it has pretty small capacity, but still it is smartphone and now smartphones don't have long lasting batteries
hi..im planning to buy desire z but a little confused about the qwerty keyboard..is there any problem with the hinge??is it worth buying,how abt da processor n speed..
With the latest system update my qwerty keyboard started to act weird. When typing letter s it saves the text as draft and typing g i get thrown to my gmail. What's up? I would want to ise my keyboard for writing, not for jumping around different apps
Sliding of HTC Desire Z is Very Bad, beak it easy, the battery so weak when take any internet application.
Hay, 19 Jul 2011Have this phone since January. I loved it but the baterry was not that good, by having some in... moreI don't have an issue with the screen durability either. One time it fell off my car mount right onto my gear shift, screen side first and not a scratch.
I'm happy to hear that Gingerbread improves the battery life. I haven't received my update yet. The Canadian carriers tend to delay things a bit. Hopefully, I won't have to wait too much longer.
Have this phone since January. I loved it but the baterry was not that good, by having some internet and 3G usage it would last no longer than 8~10 hours. The hinge didn't have any problems so far, but after 3 months I started having problems with the hardware keyboard keys, I have to press some of them harder or they'll not work. Updated to Gingerbread using the official update and now the battery makes me smile :) it lasts almost 2 days of heavy usage. Not to mention the phone became faster! I see that some users are saying that this phone doesn't have a Gorilla Glass. Well having it or not, the screen never scratched, not even after I dropped it from my bed D: so at least for me it's a good phone and I won't be replacing it for a while.
AnonD-14216, 18 Jul 2011hi all Gingerbread users. Please let us know the radio version. i mean the baseband version.... moreI suppose you mean the Baseband version right? Mine is a Desire Z from Italia, the Baseband version after update is 188.8.131.52U_26.10.04.03_M
hi all Gingerbread users.
Please let us know the radio version. i mean the baseband version. Go to
settings->about phone->software-> you should be able to find the baseband version. something like 12.28b.60... or a higher number 12.52.....
please share it. It will be a great help for me to chose a radio version to flash as i am rooted.
AnonD-13835, 18 Jul 2011since I've been using this phone for a while,I had a doubt about the gorilla glass screen so I... moreThanks for the info about the lack of gorilla glass. I was wondering about that too as the screen surface seems to feel more like plastic than anything else.
The hinge is rather unpopular as most people expect the spring to be tight enough to prevent gravity from making it swing open and closed. It also gives the impression that it is fragile.
The other thing about the hinge is that its uniqueness throws people off. I showed it to my cousin recently and he tried to open it as if it is a conventional slider. He was having difficulty when I notice that he was trying to slide it open instead of flipping the screen up.
I tend to compare the Z hinge to the cantilever hinge on the N97. There are aspect of both that I do and do not like. Both offer a different mechanism for a keyboard slider. The cantilever hinge has a tighter spring and tilts the screen, but is harder to open and close and causes the screen to snap into place. The Z hinge is looser and allows for easier opening and closing. The cantilever hinge allows the user to slide the screen open exactly like a convention slider. The Z hinge requires the user to open it by lifting the screen instead of sliding.
AnonD-14017, 17 Jul 2011plz guys help me,i want to buy a phone with big screen and qwerty..main requirements are good ... moreobviously you can't run sis or jar files on an android device, and apps in the market can be free or paid,depending on what app you want to install...the camera on this device ain't impressive,battery life ain't impressive either anyway but it does come with a document editor out of the box and since it runs the latest android you won't face problem installing any apps but I would suggest you not to buy this phone unless you're going to play with the android OS,its really powerful if you know to use it ..the second option is getting a symbian powered Nokia device ..lol I've used so many symbian phones and guess what symbian didn't change much for ages so buy the symbian garbage if you want a phone from the PAST
AnonD-13934, 15 Jul 2011@Johan: By the way, can you tell me where did you downloaded it?is it custom rom or official rom?its the official upgrade downloaded over the air, but its of no use, I'm having issues with HTC sense after the upgrade it crashed two times...the only positives are the battery life improvement and the obvious gingerbread allows better graphics for some game ..as in some games only run on gingerbread
since I've been using this phone for a while,I had a doubt about the gorilla glass screen so I sent mail to HTC for confirmation and in reply they said the phone does not come with a gorilla glass I repeat it does NOT come with a gorilla glass, and many users are having issues with loose hinge mechanism,HTC confirmed the phone is made in such way intentionally ...even I don't like the hinge mechanism it seems very fragile
Desire z is already out of stock in india and there has been no news from HTC about new stock availability which has led many suppliers to believe that HTC have discontinued Desire Z in india. which is such a shame as it was launched this march only.
Really wanted to buy an android phone with qwerty slider and this was perfect but alas!!!
Recovery is still s-on and the fatal bug/problem with ÅÄÖ is not fixed, now this z-crap is finally dumped in the garbage bag!
Just bought it, battery was droppin low very quick in 2.2.2, since I updated the phone yesterday to 2.3.3, from a full charge, I played yesterday 2h 3D games, also downloaded APNdroid to stop 3Gdata connection, this morning the phone was at 65% of charge :D
desire or desire z which is better??
do they have video calling feature??