The Z hinge is highly impractical. Makes the keyboard way too close to the screen such that you can't comfortably use the top row. Than there was the loose hinge so in the end I sold mine. Made a slight loss but I learnt my lesson. Got myself the Desire HD instead.
haytham, 10 Jan 2011what about document editing and pdf reader.it is availale in desire z ?The Desire Z has a PDF reader included.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2011Is the Z Hinge strong enough ? Someone who used it for more than a couple of months can tell us ?The phone has only been out for a couple of months, so you will have to wait before people used it more than a couple of months.
I have used it for a couple of months already and have no issues with the hinge. The supports are very sturdy as well as the joints where the supports meet the two halves of the phone. I have not noticed any degradation in quality or function of the Z-hinge mechanism in the two months that I have owned it.
haytham, 10 Jan 2011what about document editing and pdf reader.it is availale in desire z ?The DZ comes with Quick Office. I can use it to edit a spreadsheet that I use. I think it has a PDF reader. I'll have to verify it later. I don't often look at PDF files on my phone, but I think I did download one and viewed it on my phone once. I'll get back to you later on the PDF reader.
A little info about the Desire Z CPU:
It´s as good as the Desire or Samsung Galaxy S CPU´s
Is the Z Hinge strong enough ? Someone who used it for more than a couple of months can tell us ?
what about document editing and pdf reader.it is availale in desire z ?
Pilgrim, 10 Jan 2011@Stuntman-thanks a lot for the details on hinge. I would also like to know the performance of... moreI find that the legibility of the Desire Z in sunlight was not as good as on my old phone (Nokia N97). It takes a bit for my eyes to adjust to using it in daylight. The screen reflects light rather easily. If the sun is shining on my face, the screen acts as a good mirror. I have to angle the phone as to not reflect anything really bright into my eyes. The N97 doesn't have this problem unless it's the sun itself that is reflecting into my eyes. The N97 seemed to come with some anti-glare coating right on the phone. The Desire Z does not.
Stuntman, 07 Jan 2011The tension of the spring is low to allow easy opening and coming of the keyboard. There is s... more@Stuntman-thanks a lot for the details on hinge.
I would also like to know the performance of display in sunlight/outdoors. is it readable?
Other owners are also welcome to share their experience.
haytham, 09 Jan 2011hello ,i want to buy this phone but i need to know if it has an pdf reader or not,coz i didnt ... moreread other posts, 14year old geeks with no money but dreaming of high end android fones come in here all the time and say 800 is slow, despite the fact that Desire Z scores higher in benchmarks than Desire.
hello ,i want to buy this phone but i need to know if it has an pdf reader or not,coz i didnt find that in specs.and the processor is only 800 mega is that means it is slower than the desire,thanks
uNVD, 06 Jan 2011How much loose is the hinge? Is there any chance of accidental opening of the keyboard when I ... morethe hinge is not loose at all, the mechanism ensures that it stays in place without needing a spring to hold it there. even a very small inward force will keep it firmly closed, without slack.
Im expert in typing on the bed/sofa, it does not fall down while typing, and when not typing u can easily find a grip that prevents it from falling.
It will for sure NEVER open in a pocket, its designed to stay closed by itself. remember it expands its "thickness" to maybe almost 1 inch during opening and closing, theres no way it can expand even 1/16 of an inch in a pocket, so it stays closed much better than even NOkias terrible N97 with its superhard superviolent spring. Shame on Nokia, they added a insane spring to keep it firmly closed, and HTC closes better with no spring at all!
I have to add it: HTC is really the premium brand now, for such a complex device you should have to expect childhood diseases in software and drivers, but i seen more flaws on very simple nokias, units that are not complex enough to forgive flaws. When compared to SGS there is only one verdict or the Desire Z: Flawless.
Hi Desire Z owners. I wanna ask how much free ROM at fresh Boot? is it 1.5 GB?
uNVD, 06 Jan 2011How much loose is the hinge? Is there any chance of accidental opening of the keyboard when I ... moreThe tension of the spring is low to allow easy opening and coming of the keyboard. There is some tension on the spring to prevent it from accidentally opening. So far, it has not accidentally opened on me the two months I have owned it.
As for holding the phone while lying on your back, you will have to prop the screen open with a finger to keep the keyboard from closing. On those rare occasions where I use the phone in this position, I did not have much difficulty typing while holding the phone this way. I rarely hold the phone that way because my arms will get tired regardless of whether or not I need to enter text. Most of the time, if I am using the phone, the position of the phone is at the same level or lower than my head.
I've heard some people say that this 800MHz processor that is made from the new 45nm technology performs better than the older 65nm 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Is this true? And can it handle heavy 3D games without lag?
Stuntman, 06 Jan 2011Why do you feel the current processor is inadequate? I find the performance of this phone to ... moreHow much loose is the hinge? Is there any chance of accidental opening of the keyboard when I don't want to open it or while it is in my pocket? Is it possible to use the keyboard comfortably while lying on bed as gravity causes automatic closure of keyboard?
I'm fond of this beauty but my only concern is the HINGE. Hope to get proper feedback.
tom, 06 Jan 2011well i was going to get the phone but naw im not sure and im thinking of getting the lg optimu... moreWhy do you feel the current processor is inadequate? I find the performance of this phone to be quite good.
tom, 06 Jan 2011well i was going to get the phone but naw im not sure and im thinking of getting the lg optimu... moreIts 2nd gen, and HTC software is superior to LG/Samsung. just look how slow an unpatched Galaxy S is? And the patches dont come from samsung, they dont care, they always sold flawed fons and did quite well. Coz low skill users and the grey mases dont care, they will not notice, they onli see the Specs on the paper and lives happily ever after. R u one of them?
performance is worthless if the fone and the software isnt well made, HTC is dong a much better job, its incredible that so advanced units can have so few software issues. Samsung and LG just want to push out high specced fones, they dont care about issues or after sales services. Thats ok for a non-advanced user, but if u r an enthusiast u wil notice and you will suffer.
well i was going to get the phone but naw im not sure and im thinking of getting the lg optimus black or x2. htc got it wrong by not putting a 1gh snapdragon processor god why didn't they
A large proportion of our development team own this device. I can tell you that it is easily overclockable to a safe and STABLE 1.5Ghz, making it quicker than any other handset I've used.
On another note, check out villainrom.co.uk for a custom Gingerbread ROM, out now. Forget waiting ;)