AnonD-1247, 10 Feb 2011What about the battery? cause i've read many reviews that people said that the phone runs out ... moreWhen the phone was brand new, the battery seems to run out faster than now. I've had this phone for 3 months. The instructions with the phone also states that brand new batteries have a shorter life than batteries that have been used for a while. I experienced the same thing with my last phone.
As for how long or short it lasts, I can only compare the Desire Z with the N97 (my last smartphone). I find they last more or less just as long. This is based purely on my observation and gut feeling. I didn't actually timed it and my use of the phone tends to vary from day to day.
From my memory, when I first got the Desire Z, the battery does not last through the day the first two weeks. I use it a lot in the evening, so before the day is done, I need to charge it. From about a month onward, my phone tends to last the entire day. Maybe once every two weeks I may need to charge it up in the evening.
My use has also varied since I first got it. The first two weeks, I was using the phone constantly. I played around with all of the widgets, rearranged my home screens, surf the web and was totally hooked on Angry Birds. From about a month onward, I did less customising of the phone. I probably settled down to a more normal usage pattern. This past month, I decided to use the music player and downloaded all of my songs on it, so I can play it in my car.
My general observation is that the battery lasts longer now even though my usage patter has changed. One thing I noticed is that initially, the GPS tends to drain the battery a lot. I use it occasionally if I drive to some unfamiliar part of the city. I noticed that before, my battery goes down fast if I use GPS that day. Now, I find it doesn't drain my battery as much. When I'm in the car, I pretty much constantly have the music player on. My daily commute is over an hour every day.
Your usage may vary as well. It's hard to say exactly how many minutes I browse the web, play games, check email, access social networking, customising, etc.
AnonD-1247, 10 Feb 2011Thanks for replying :D um but i'd like to know .. which htc phone? which one do u recommend ... moreI think that HTC suits you. There are some models to chose, the Desire, the Desire Z, or the Desire HD(I heard some negative comments about it, so... Check it too on the Desire HD section.)
Mobilemaster, 10 Feb 2011This is a cool phone, which is better than the Iphone 4(my opinion). This has a QWERTY keypad,... moreWhat about the battery? cause i've read many reviews that people said that the phone runs out of battery really fast?
Does the speed gets slower over time? cause i wont be able to get a new one..
aku_hime, 10 Feb 2011I've never used HTC phones.. im about to change my phone which is a nokia. Im wondering .. Are... moreThis is a very good phone for web browsing. The Android browser is excellent and supports flash. When you zoom, it rewraps the text so you do not need to scroll left and right to read the text.
The physical keyboard makes it easy for data entry. It can edit word and excel spreadsheets and read PDF's. Camera is 5MP and comes with 8GB SD card. If you want more storage, you can purchase a larger SD card.
Only thing this phone does not have is a secondary camera for video calling.
which one is better in overall performance; htc desire z or motorola milestone 2?
Mobilemaster, 10 Feb 2011This is a cool phone, which is better than the Iphone 4(my opinion). This has a QWERTY keypad,... moreThanks for replying :D
um but i'd like to know .. which htc phone?
which one do u recommend me?
Does htc meets the requirements that i wrote earlier?
aku_hime, 10 Feb 2011I've never used HTC phones.. im about to change my phone which is a nokia. Im wondering .. Are... moreThis is a cool phone, which is better than the Iphone 4(my opinion). This has a QWERTY keypad, which the Iphone lacks every time. Android is a very good OS, so choose this one. :)
Faraz, 10 Feb 2011Hey Guys! I need to ask something.Is there any software avaialable to boost the signal streng... morego for blackberry 9780. it has all you need. fb,twitter,all chats,5mp cam,good processer and ram,very good resolution, very good keypad,optical track pad, wifi,gps,os6.0. what else you need then.
I have owned one since Nov. 2010. At first I thought it was a slick machine. Since I have found out that it was the "heaps" of software (App's) and, what I call "spy-ware" on it (App's that can send your info, make calls or Internet connections, etcetera, that can cost you a small fortune if not on right Tariff!) that have complete background control over YOUR phone. Being a stickler for doing a proper drain and charge, the battery lasted just a few hours; until I learned how to switch off unwanted running App's that were, as far as I'm concerned "uninvited" and unwanted. Now, after just a few weeks use the battery will not hold a charge and even with all unnecessary App's 'Force Stopped' it drains in under 20 hours! On top of all this, the caller's voice sounds tinny and the camera is crap! I'm demanding a refund and will get something else, no more HTC for me!
I need to ask something.Is there any software avaialable to boost the signal strength of my Desire Z.I keep going in some what low reception areas where I have this problem.
ANY ONE PLEASE HELP ME OUT.
Android is like a Magic.....Our wish is Android'd command :D
I've never used HTC phones.. im about to change my phone which is a nokia. Im wondering .. Are HTC phones better than Iphones? I pretty like some of the HTC models like.. the Inspire 4G , Evo shift 4G , Droid Incredible , Desire HD , Desire Z and Touch pro2.
My uncle has the Iphone 4 and he said that it was good.
Personnally I'd like a phone which has wifi , camera 5MP or better ,card slot up to 8GB or 32GB, fast browsing , good Ram , IM like MSN , Skype and which i can edit documents or read documents such as PDF , DOC , good sound, long-lasting phone , good performance , video calling ( if possible ). I have a crush for full qwerty keyboard too
I need all these as i wont be using my laptop much
Thanks for replying this .
I'm really struggling cause I dont know which one to choose
to me this phone is perfect, using it for a few weeks now and no complains at all. fast, easy and good looking
AnonD-252, 08 Feb 2011Thanks for your fast reply!
N97 mini have a better qwerty than the original N97, so I still c... moreI liked the tilting screen on my old N97 as well. I have done without a tilt screen on my Desire Z. Tilt is a nice feature, but not absolutely necessary.
I do occasionally use the virtual keyboard on my Desire Z. Sometimes, I just need to type a word or two and don't feel like flipping open the keyboard. I do make more errors, but have gotten much better at using a virtual keyboard over time. I still prefer the physical keyboard when entering more than a few words.
AnonD-123, 08 Feb 2011The hardware keyboard is good. I used to use an N97 (non-mini) and I like the Desire Z's keyb... moreThanks for your fast reply!
N97 mini have a better qwerty than the original N97, so I still can not decide if I like Z or not. I liked the tilting screen on N97 mini, and on touch pro 2.
I guess I should stay with my "original" Desire, the onscreen-qwerty, Smart Keyboard Pro from the Market with enlarged keys, is ok but I get more errors when typing on it than I would with a hardware-qwerty, (I use it now (and I recomend the free Miren webbrowser)).
The hardware keyboard is good. I used to use an N97 (non-mini) and I like the Desire Z's keyboard better. The keys are physically raised and are spaced apart, so you can physically feel each and whether or not you pressed the key. I find you have to press the keys a little harder than on the N97. I have never used the Touch Pro 2, so I do not know how it compares with the Desire Z.
In all of those videos that show the loose spring, you will notice that the reviewer does not "accidentally" hold on to the screen part. In my three months of using this phone, I have never accidentally held it that way. The only way you can hold it that way is if you do it "on purpose". No one ever holds the phone this way when operating the phone normally. If you have an N97 mini, just try to pick up your phone and see how often you end up grabbing just the screen.
The spring on the hinge is not really tight. This is by design. With a looser spring, it is easier to open and close the keyboard. In comparison, the N97 (and I believe the Mini as well) has a much tighter spring. This makes the keyboard more difficult to open and close on the N97. It also causes that hard snap action once you move the keyboard past part way open (or closed). This is more of a personal preference whether you like a tighter spring or looser spring.
When I use the keyboard normally, I am generally sitting upright and looking down at the phone in front of me. In this fairly common position, the keyboard stays open. The only position where the loose spring may come into play is if you are lying on your back and holding the phone above you. You will need to prop up the screen open or gravity will cause the keyboard to close. I don't think this is that big of an issue. I rarely use the phone and keyboard in this position. The times I tried, I learned to prop the screen up and am still able to type without any issues.
If the keyboard is closed, there is no position that I normally hold the phone that causes the keyboard to open accidentally. There is enough tension on the spring to keep it closed and when normally grabbing the phone, you would end up grabbing the edge and thus your grip will keep it closed.
If you are switching from any other keyboard to this, it will take some time to get used to the keyboard. It took me time to get used to the N97 keyboard. Then it took me some time to get used to the Desire Z keyboard as well. The BlackBerry keyboard I use for work takes time to get used to as well.
Is the hardware-qwerty any good or is it as bad as the one on htc touch pro 2 that all reviewers said was so perfect but when I used it it turned out to be impossible to write fast on because I always pressed more than one key because it was to hard to feel the keys and to feel if I had pressed it or not? N97 mini have a good qwerty, but the rest of that phone sucks, and E7 also looks like it have a great qwerty but only 360x640 and 256 mb ram and only Symbian and cost 599 euro.
If you watch movies on Z and accidently only hold in the screen part, not the part with the qwerty, will gravity make the qwerty-part drop down and it's weight make you drop the phone?
I really want an Android 2.2 with hardware qwerty but I have serious doubts about the qwerty on this one because of my bad experience with htc touch pro 2.
Can we download WMA/WMV9 Player on this phone. Pls Pls Pls guide...
vjc, 05 Feb 2011can anybody tell does this phone has document editor. or else how do one get one from Andriod marketyes you have it and also on the market app called astro free....DDD