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?
Not sure my post will be made live - sent 5 mins ago. I meant to post it on E7 feedback! I was checking desire Z as anotehr option and ended up posting my E7 feedback. Apologies.
Almost a month since i get my desire z. Itsa great phone so far no problems. I am using it without a screen protector. The battery is ok as a smartphone. Could been better though. The only down side for me is the heavy wieght but i guess its gaves the phone a premuim expansive feel. All in all am happy with it.
I love everything about this phone, except the battery life. 430 hours standby is a joke. You'd probably get 6 or 7 hours out of it tops if you don't use it at all. But I don't mind. Bought an extended battery, two 1500 mAh batteries and four different types of chargers, so I just charge it as often as possible. Can't be good for the battery, but there's no choice, really. Other than that, it's a fantastic phone.
Official Gingerbread update for HTC Desire Z users coming up before end of June.
Just got my brand new Desire Z...Its legen(wait for it)dary...The Z hinge might be a problem for some..though it looks flimsy it is quite strong but just loose....HTC needs to fix dat. Otherwise the phone is awesome,camera is great, Audio output bit low though.
Applications work like a dream. The best part is the UI HTCSense....Best of the lot..much better than Nokia N8....loveeeeeeee it
..., 15 Mar 2011how the hell can u misspell QUERTY instead of QWERTY? How is that possible o.0?The same way you misspelt you as U and nobody asked you because we understood your meaning. This is cellphone, not English language forum.
uNVD, 29 Apr 2011In your previous posts you claimed you never had any issue with this z hinge equipped QWERTY. ... moreI used to use a Nokia N97. I loved the feel of the keyboard on that phone. The Desire Z's keyboard keys have a stiffer feel than the N97 keyboard. Also, the Desire Z's keys are raised and the N97's keys are flush with surface of the area around the keys. I personally like the keys flush rather than raised. I find that this in addition to the keys not being as stiff makes it a little easier for me to type on the N97 than on the Desire Z. The E7's keyboard appears to be very similar to the N97's. I haven't actually tried the E7 yet, but all indications is that I would probably like the E7 keyboard more than the Desire Z's.
As for the hinge, I prefer the Z hinge of the Desire Z than the N97 hinge. I find the N97 hinge makes the keyboard more difficult to open and close. The Desire Z hinge is looser, so opening and closing it is easier. The E7 hinge appear to have a similar mechanism. There appears to be a strong spring action when opening and closing it. It appears the E7 hinge makes the keyboard easier to open and close than the N97, but appears to still be more difficult than the Desire Z.
@desire this desire
I am in SA with this desire z I am on MTN and yes the 3G works.
AnonD-123, 29 Apr 2011I would love to have the E7 keyboard with the HTC screen running Android.In your previous posts you claimed you never had any issue with this z hinge equipped QWERTY. But now you say you would love to have e7 keyboard. Doesn't it mean that you feel some kind of hazards with the z hinge?