AnonD-123, 17 Feb 2011The lying on your back while holding the phone above you position will result in gravity closi... moreIf you sit in a comfirable chair and lean back a little then the keyboard will close, and on all youtube-videos the keyboard only stay open if you do not move it at all but as soon as you start texting then the vibrations will close it.
Another problem with the z-hinge is that the datacable to the screen looks really exposed and could rather easily be damaged.
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2011because i need a z hinge e7 is grim desire is amazing but needs symbian sybiam rulezzzzzzz... moreThe hinge on the E7 is similar to the Desire Z. The difference is the E7's hinge is built with larger and sturdier supports, the spring tension is higher and it tilts the screen. It's the premier Symbian phone with a keyboard right now.
AnonD-252, 17 Feb 2011You should not hold IPhone4 normaly, and Z should not be used in bed or even holding it vertic... moreThe lying on your back while holding the phone above you position will result in gravity closing the screen. I just compensate by propping the screen up with my index finger while still typing with my thumb. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, then perhaps you should choose another phone.
Personally, I rarely use the phone in this position and if I do, I'm comfortable propping the screen up with a finger while typing. Most of the time, the screen is facing upwards, so it is not an issue for me. If it is too much of a compromise to prop the screen up with your finger and you often hold the phone above your head a lot, then perhaps another phone with a different keyboard design would be better for you.
AnonD-252, 17 Feb 2011I would miss the directional arrows on the keyboard.
180 g is a bit to much.
And i think Z a... moreMost of the demonstrations on these videos show the person holding the phone in an unusual way. If you plan to hold your phone by gripping only half of the edge and then flailing it around and expect it to not flop, then get another phone.
The way I use the phone, I don't have a problem with the hinge or the looseness of the spring. It doesn't open or close accidentally on me.
so far my desire z on first overnight charge after recieving it
has lasted 11 hours and still on full battery
do you think it would last even longer if it ran on symbian?
because i need a z hinge
e7 is grim
desire is amazing but needs symbian sybiam rulezzzzzzzzzz
also xperia pro is ugly
kitty, 17 Feb 2011i think that's only normal because of the weight of the LCD. also, it is not designed to be us... moreYou should not hold IPhone4 normaly, and Z should not be used in bed or even holding it vertically because then gravity will close the keyboard? Every other phone can be used without any restrictions how you should hold the phone. Gravity and being used a lot will "damage" the phone, but that is after years, not weeks of normal use.
AnonD-252, 17 Feb 2011I would miss the directional arrows on the keyboard. 180 g is a bit to much. And i think Z a... morei think that's only normal because of the weight of the LCD. also, it is not designed to be used while you are lying in bed. again, the factor for it is GRAVITY. remember that any movable parts when subjected to usage tends to wear out in time.
I would miss the directional arrows on the keyboard.
180 g is a bit to much.
And i think Z and HD have the same problem as my Desire do have with keeping stable 3G and wifi-connections sometimes
But my biggest fear is the z-hinge.
My problem with SonyEricsson Pro is the small internal memory and the 3.5 mm on the side not the top.
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2011im getting my desire z tomorrow, how to i get ti to run symbian?If you want to run Symbian, why don't you get an E7 instead?
I will wait for SE XPERIA Pro, the internal memory is not large enough, but everything else is better than on Z. If xperia pro did not exist then I would buy Z
AnonD-123, 16 Feb 2011The keys on the Desire Z are raised, so you should be able to feel where the key ends. Also, ... moreOk! Thanks!
I will wait a few days before I decide what is easiest, root Z or fix data2ext on XPERIA Pro.
AnonD-252, 16 Feb 2011Space between the keys is not enough to be able to text fast, the keys have to be "high&q... moreThe keys on the Desire Z are raised, so you should be able to feel where the key ends. Also, you will definitely feel a click when you press the key.
AnonD-123, 16 Feb 2011I'm not sure how fast is fast in your context. At my rate of texting, I do not have any issue... moreRooting Z is looks like really hard and risky work, but adding data2ext to SE experia pro will not be easy either, so ?
AnonD-123, 16 Feb 2011I'm not sure how fast is fast in your context. At my rate of texting, I do not have any issue... moreSpace between the keys is not enough to be able to text fast, the keys have to be "high" enough so I can feel without any doubt that I have pressed the key, and the edges of each key must be "sharp" so I clearly feel where the key ends and where the next key is. I sholud be able to text based on feel only without having to look at the keys.
The big problem with Touch Pro 2 was that the keys did not have any clear edges so I could never feel if I was pressing the correct key, and the distansce each key was pressed was to "shallow" so it was difficult to know if I had pressed it or not, and the surface of the keyboard was too "slippry"
AnonD-252, 15 Feb 2011Well I have not finaly decided wich one to buy, the problem with xperia pro is that it only ha... moreI'm not sure how fast is fast in your context. At my rate of texting, I do not have any issue with pressing two keys. The keys on the keyboard are spaced fairly apart so that I do not press two keys by accident.
I did not root my phone, so I cannot comment on that. I would direct you to the Android forums to find more information on rooting this phone. Here's the link: http://androidforums.com/desire-z-all-things-root/ Members there will be better able to provide you with rooting information.
AnonD-123, 15 Feb 2011This is the only texting position that makes it more difficult to use the Desire Z. I normall... moreI need root for Titanium backup and for AdFree Android... so if rooting is to hard then this will definetly not be my next phone.