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..
mancimfcfan, 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.
doos, 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?
Stuntman, 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!
Saks, 29 Mar 2011Hi, Im planning to buy a new mobile..! My choice is C7 or HTC Desire Z or Samsung galaxy S2... moreYour choice of the C7 between the desire z and samsung s2 is really the odd one out. The nokia C7 is not that much of a phone in features and quality compared to the desire z. My advise to you is to think what you are going to use the phone for, just calling and music may be surf the internet, then C7 is what suits you. If you are concerned with video and screen quality then the s2 is your need. And if the usage is for heavy texting, reading, surfing, editing documents and a physical qwerty then the Z is your desire as mine it is. Check your needs and have a look on the gsmarena's specifications to make up your mind. Hope you the best.
fizban, 19 May 2011i absolutely love this phone and it is by far the best i have owned. my sister, brother in law... moreI have the same issue with the phone slowing down. It occurred after 1month of using it. Then after using the apps and the internet browser once i tap the Home capacitive button it will freeze and a rotating circle will show and txt "reloading" appears. This frustrates me so much because i need speedy phone to accomplish everything in a shortest possible time. I came from iPhone and the reason i switched to desire Z is iys ability to multitask but seems this phone could not cope with the multitasking feature of Android. I learned that by removing the micro SD the phone speed improved a lot and no more freezing. But the internal memory is only limited to 1.5gb so this will eventually be filled up by my apps and other files, and you can not use camera function without the SD card. There are apps too that wont work without SD such as Dropbox and Evernote apps that i used a lot to pull all my data on the cloud. Overall though im missing the buttery smooth speed of iPhone i will not come back to iphone. I already love the keyboard of the desire Z and I already accepted the fact the Apple wont be making an iPhone with a Physical keyboard on it. Im hoping HTC can make another phone with the specification of htc sensation with a keyboard of desire Z to improve the speed performance of this phone.
P.S. Do all android phones have a laggy UI compared to iPhone regardless whether its using a single core or dual core processor. Hope you can share your experiences on this
i absolutely love this phone and it is by far the best i have owned. my sister, brother in law and cousin have all switched to the desire z after tinkering with mine.
i have only three issues.. it seems to slow down/get stuck when text message threads get long. especially when the thread includes multimedia msgs.
phone has been slowing down for no reason. especially after a recent update. no i do not have any apps synching or anything. this is with all data exchanges turned of. i mostly use the phone for simple calls n texts. i only turn on the wifi and other synching stuff when i need it. i even turn off all unnecessary apps running in background. and the phone still stays sticky sometimes.. but battery life is pretty good this way.. up to two/three days atmost.
lastly.... and this is a BIG one... the phone just turns off for no reason at all. as someone else mentioned earlier, only after taking the battery out and putting it back does it come back on. i have no idea what causes this. no the battery isnt dead. this happens very occasionally... like once in 6 to 8 weeks. butttt i have a hardcase on which is a bitch to remove so having to pop out the battery can be a major pain in the rear end. especially when im on the road...
anyone else have this problem and/or a solution?
does is it have a document viewer or editor? the specs dont mention anything?
Anonymous, 04 May 2011The same way you misspelt you as U and nobody asked you because we understood your meaning. Th... morethe buttons of qwerty are right next to eachother... the u is at the other end...
I bought this phone a month ago , its my first smart phone really really great android is something lika a dream
If you want to buy a smart phone for the first time don't think Desire Z
FlatEric, 13 May 2011Not sure my post will be made live - sent 5 mins ago. I meant to post it on E7 feedback! I w... moreI read your post on the E7 forum. I was considering the E7 and Desire Z and decided to go with the Desire Z. I am very happy with my decision. I was an N97 user before, too. Any reason why you decide to possibly go with the iPhone instead of the Desire Z?