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.
..., 31 May 2011Got it for over 6 months now, and last night my screen just stopped, didnt do anything my phon... moreYes my phone has just done the same a few days ago, very annoyed. Thank goodness that htc sense back ups my numbers and texts.
Anyone experiencing difficulties with the Z Hinge keyboard mechanism?
Got it for over 6 months now, and last night my screen just stopped, didnt do anything my phone was just laying on my desk.
I pressed to button to unlock it, and the screen had some weird white lines moving through it.
It goes on, but it the screen does not show anything...
Anyone had the same problem?
I have been using this phone for 4 months now.
The only drawbacks i find is this:
1. The www.htcsense.com does not seems to be able to locate my phone even with phone finder on (India)
2. There default setting does not play mpg file. Need a separate app for that!
This phone is by far the best I have had, however there are some problems using the phone while it is charging..
AnonD-8954, 30 May 2011Undecided about this phone. Keyboard seems a little small. Has anyone else found this to be th... moreThe keyboard is bigger than my Nokia N97. The keys are a stiffer than the N97, so it took me a few weeks to get used to it.
Only HTC can answer the question about why they keep changing designs of their keyboard retracting mechanism.
RenoGrrl, 29 May 2011I can get the phone to do anything BUT make a phone call! The bars are never full. It turns of... moreI had a few issues with calls the first couple of weeks. Several times the voice was just really garbled. A couple of times, the call rang and then went to voice mail. After the first few weeks, I had one incident of garbled voice and that's it. Everything else worked fine.
I never had any issues with signal strength. Only times when I notice I lose signal was in an underground parking area or underground level of a mall which is to be expected.
AnonD-9699, 30 May 20113g work ? no front camera, hopw you going to make a 3g call ?I was told that it had front and back camera but found out afterward that it didn't. Disappointing but I'd never take a pic of myself anyway! I finally got the phone to work, it just took a couple of days and all of a sudden, it was a phone! (re my earlier complaint).
Desire Z SA, 29 Apr 2011@desire this desire I am in SA with this desire z I am on MTN and yes the 3G works. 3g work ? no front camera, hopw you going to make a 3g call ?
Undecided about this phone. Keyboard seems a little small. Has anyone else found this to be the case? Also why didn't htc use the same hinge design as either the merge, the 7 pro or even the G1?
AnonD-123, 20 May 2011I had my phone shut off by itself a few times in the first two months. After that, it's been ... moreI can get the phone to do anything BUT make a phone call! The bars are never full. It turns off the call in mid dial most of the time. Have to get it looked at. Has anyone else had this problem? Otherwise, I adore it! Just wish it was a phone!!!
fizban, 19 May 2011i absolutely love this phone and it is by far the best i have owned. my sister, brother in law... moreI had my phone shut off by itself a few times in the first two months. After that, it's been working fine. I don't know what caused, it but it hasn't happened since December.
I do notice that if I open the keyboard in the home screen, the home screen takes a long time to switch to landscape mode and vice versa. I've installed a lot of apps and widgets over the time I had it. Not sure if this is the reason.
There are moments of slowness, but it doesn't happen very often for me. Most of the time, it is quite smooth. My father-in-law has an iPhone and I find that scrolling does seem smoother on the iPhone than on the Desire Z. The iPhone seems to have a faster frame rate. Most of the time, this isn't an issue as I would scroll then stop and read.
I generally don't have any major issues with the Desire Z. It does what I need to do and does it very well most of the time. The occasional slow down for a few seconds doesn't bother me much.
awesome phone.root it! got mine running at 1.2ghz but i bump it up to 1.5ghz when running playstation/n64 emulators.
achieved quadrant of 2850 running cm7+sony play rom.just awesome.
totally not bothered by new galaxy s 2 or htc sensation because of this.buy it, root it, flaunt it!