Stuntman, 19 Jun 2011Notice how they hold the phone in an abnormal way. I've never held my phone that way whether ... moreThey hold it that way only to be able to easily on video show how very loose the hinge is! And holding only the keyboard when texting is not unusual at all, but having to force the screen in place while texting is unusal, and no other phone with a slide-out keyboard have any problems with the keyboard opening or closing by only the force of gravity.
If you drop the phone the loose hinge could easily open and if it falls in an angle then the hinge could actually break.
I think the frame/edge below the spacebar is too high and too close because I hit it everytime I use the spacebar.
TC, 18 Jun 2011Loose hinge! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEor81Ohmz0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCj6g... moreNotice how they hold the phone in an abnormal way. I've never held my phone that way whether it's my Desire Z, N97 or BlackBerry Tour.
mancimfcfan, 15 Jun 2011Thanks for the response. Just one more question how user friendly is the physical qwerty keybo... moreIf you are from Sweden then the keyboard is completely useless, HTC say they will "fix" the problem with ÅÄÖ but they have said this from day one almost 6 months ago so I do not belive them, and it is hard to fix this problem by myself because the bootloader is locked and Z is really hard and risky to root and I do not know if the latest update is rootable at all.
mancimfcfan, 15 Jun 2011Just how bad is the hinge on this? That is the only thing putting me off getting oneLoose hinge!
I proudly own this phone,i've been caressing it each day for half a year now.the keyboard is not even a bit of a problem.everything is amazing about this phone.lightening fast in every respect,web browsing is just smooth.fingures and toes crossed waiting for gingerbread,hey guys get power amp and you will carrying some woofers in your ears.gosh i wonder why the iphone4 owners still keep their phones out of their pockets when we've got droids like this around.
I really do love this phone. It's classy but not too delicate. I love the HTC sense idea and have used it in the past, personalisation is very easy and there is many wallpapers to choose from to suit your taste :)
mancimfcfan, 15 Jun 2011Thanks for the response. Just one more question how user friendly is the physical qwerty keybo... moreI'm not sure exactly what you mean by "user friendly". I've used keyboards from 3 different phones in the past year: the Desire Z, Nokia N97 and BlackBerry Tour. All of these keyboards are different and all took me some time to get used to it. The main differences are the layout of the keysand the tactile feel of the keys when you press them.
The DZ's keyboard layout is the best of the three. With 4 rows and with each key spaced out wide, it makes it easy to reach each character. Also, many of the commonly used punctuation marks have their own key without needing to press the shift or symbol key to access. The N97 has 3 rows and fewer keys and only the period has its own key. The BB has keys that are very close together and I find I can easily accidentally press the next key instead of the one I want to press.
The Desire Z's keys are raised. You can easily feel where each key begins and ends. The keys however need more pressure to register a press than the other two phones. I find that this aspect makes it a little harder for me to type. The BB has the same feel. You need to press the key hard. The N97 does not require very much pressure to register a key press. I like the feel of each key on the N97 more than the other two phones.
If I could design my own keyboard, it would have the layout of the Desire Z with the tactile feel of the N97. I had a little difficulty with the DZ keyboard after using the N97 for several months. It took me a few weeks to get used to a change in keyboard. I am comfortable typing on the keyboard now. The BB keyboard also took me a while to get use to. I don't use my BB much for data entry, so it took me a lot longer to learn the keyboard.
I hope this helps.
Stuntman, 15 Jun 2011The tension of the spring on the hinge is not very strong. The idea is that it makes opening ... moreThanks for the response. Just one more question how user friendly is the physical qwerty keyboard? This is one of the reasons I want this. I currently have a nexus one but miss a proper qwerty keyboard and this is the closest phone I have seen to the nexus
mancimfcfan, 15 Jun 2011Just how bad is the hinge on this? That is the only thing putting me off getting oneThe tension of the spring on the hinge is not very strong. The idea is that it makes opening and closing the keyboard easier. You don't need to use much force to open and close it. There is enough tension on the spring to keep it opened or closed in some positions. Some people find that it opens and closes too easily.
I personally have no issues with the hinge. The way I pick it up and use it, the keyboard generally stays opened or closed when I want to. The loose spring will cause the keyboard to close if you lie on your back and hold the phone above your head with the keyboard open. In this position, gravity will case the screen to come down over the keyboard. If I use the phone and keyboard in this position, I just prop the screen up with a finger. Most of the time, I am sitting down or standing and looking down at my phone. In this case, the keyboard stays open without any issues.
The complaints I have seen regarding this hinge comes from people who like to hold the phone from only the screen half. I find this unusual as the thickness of the phone makes me normally grip both halves of the phone. There were some videos of people demonstrating the loose spring by gripping only the screen or keyboard half of the phone and the other half droops down due to gravity. I bought the phone in spite of these videos because I find that this is a very unusual way to hold any phone.
Hope this answers your question.
Just how bad is the hinge on this? That is the only thing putting me off getting one
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2011How does the keyboard hinges hold up over time? Does anyone find the weight of the phone to be... moreI've had this phone since November and I have no issues with the hinge at all. I do use the physical keyboard often, so I open and close the keyboard every day multiple times.
The weight of the phone is noticeable compared to the other phones I have used. It's not uncomfortable to hold nor does it causes any issues while using it. It doesn't bother me. It's just the first thing you notice when you pick up the phone.
How does the keyboard hinges hold up over time? Does anyone find the weight of the phone to be a nuisance?
im having a hard time choosing which phone i should get: htc desire z, htc desire s, htc desire hd, htc sensation, or iphone4.. please help! thanks!
im having a hard time choosing which phone i should get: htc desire, htc desire z, htc hd, htc sensation, or iphone4.. please help! thanks!
Got it, and love it.
To help with battery life:
1) Turn off automatic screen brightness - I find 25% usable, and helps tremendously with life.
2) Turn off wifi and internet when not in use - the same with GPS.
3) Under settings, under accounts and synch disable anything you don't need to update regularly.
4) Don't use a live wallpaper - set a bitmap as your background (I found a nice carbon background, and custom drew an android character on top - niiiice :D)
5) Use a task manager to keep your phone optimised - I personally use the free version of Android Booster by Netqin - but there are plenty out there.
6) Back to screen settings - set your timeout to a minute. If you're not using it, why have it lit up like a christmas tree burning battery?
My next purchases for the phone are going to be a 32Gb card, and an extended battery from a third-party company. When I do festivals there are very few safe recharge points for the crew to leave phones...
Incidentally - I can recommend vplayer from the market, plays pretty much anything including m4u movie files
do nimbuzz work in this??? please let me know coz i liked this cell and want to buy it...
I hope HTC upgrade directly to 2.3.4 because 2.3.3 have problems with batterydrain on most, if not all, Androids. HTC definetly have to fix the fatal problem with ÅÄÖ, and I actually have problems with all letters when I use QuickOffice Pro that I bought from the market, and I always use on my S and S2, and is much better than the limited version that came with the phone.
The camera on Z is actually the best I have used for taking close-up pictures of documents... the autofocus take very good pictures even when held less than 10 centimeters from the objekt/document, none of S or S2 is this good for really close-up pictures.
Grt phone, Using this for 4 months now. But, yes , htcsense.com, doesn't seem to locate my phone. an 8/10. Battery goes down a little faster, so lookout of some aftermarket, More powered batteries.