Anonymous, 05 Dec 2010this is the phone that I will most likely be getting soon, can anyone tell me what are the con... moreThe most annoying thing is that with the physical or screen keyboard, there does not appear to be any way to type the following symbols: , and ^.
I have also noticed some slowness when using the keyboard when entering text sometimes. It seems there is a noticeable delay when I type and when the letters appear on the screen. This does not appear to be the case when I use the screen keyboard. This doesn't happen all the time, but it does occasionally.
The stock browser has poor bookmark management capabilities. There are no folders to group bookmarks and you cannot reorder bookmarks. This is not that big of an issue as there are a number of apps that provide this capability. The one I use is Bookmark Manager Pro. It costs 1 pound. There are a number of others that have other features such as syncing with your Google bookmarks.
Email support isn't that good for anything other than Gmail. If you use Gmail, it's pretty good. For anything other than Gmail, I had issues. I use email from my internet provider. The SMTP server for my internet provider only works if I'm on WiFi at home. If I'm not, I cannot send with it. However, if I use my SMTP server for my wireless carrier, it works when I'm away from home, but does not work when I'm at home and am on WiFi. I cannot force my email client to always send using my wireless carrier even if I have WiFi connectivity.
What I ended up having to do is set up and use a Gmail account. I set up Gmail to import my email from my internet provider's email account. I also set up Gmail to sent with my internet provider's email address in the From field. It works, but is not that elegant. Gmail doesn't poll in a timely manner. I also do not want to switch email accounts because my next phone is not necessarily going to be an Android phone.
My last phone is a Nokia and setting up email on it was just way easier.
0v0, 05 Dec 2010After 2 weeks of using the Z, how do u feel the hinge like? is it getting loose? After a month, I don't have any problems with the hinge. It doesn't open or close by accident. I do not notice any degredation of the hinge. It's still seems pretty solid.
Stuntman, 05 Dec 2010Sorry, I can't help you there. I have not seen the HD screen. The reviews I have read seem t... moreAfter 2 weeks of using the Z, how do u feel the hinge like?
is it getting loose?
this is the phone that I will most likely be getting soon, can anyone tell me what are the cons to this phone?
0v0, 05 Dec 2010Dear, is there any deference between Z screen ( S-LCD ) & HD screen ( LCD )? i want to ... moreSorry, I can't help you there. I have not seen the HD screen. The reviews I have read seem to indicate that the Z screen is a little better.
Stuntman, 05 Dec 2010I find that after two weeks of use, the battery starts to last longer. I find that I have nee... moreDear, is there any deference between Z screen ( S-LCD ) & HD screen ( LCD )?
i want to make a decision by today between HD & Z
stellazio, 05 Dec 2010My friend just bought a desire HD yesterday and he was complaining that the battery runs out s... moreI find that after two weeks of use, the battery starts to last longer. I find that I have needed to charge it part way through the day as of late. I have been using it a lot and often instead of my PC.
My last phone was not as good nor such a pleasure to use. I used it less often, so the battery lasted longer.
On days where I am not using it heavily, it can last an entire day without charging. On days that I use it heavily, it does not.
My friend just bought a desire HD yesterday and he was complaining that the battery runs out so damn fast, and he needs to recharge after 1/2 a day. does the Z has this problem too?
ani, 05 Dec 2010@stuntman n OvO - The hinge issue really ain't an issue, but chk out the link below regarding ... moreIt is true that if you cover the part of the phone where the antenna is, you may see a loss of signal strength. I can reproduce this effect if I go to a corner of my house where the WiFi signal is weaker. However, even if I lose a bar or two, I did not lose my WiFi connection.
The antenna issues on the iPhone 4 resulted in losing the cellular conection completely. That issue is more serious than losing a couple of bars.
Stuntman, 04 Dec 2010The screen and keyboard need to be connected by a cable of some sort. When you open the keybo... moreExactly my friend,,,
BTW, i saw many new issue of Desire HD like; SD Card cover is getting loose after time also the battery led.
I think Desire z has strong body material than Desire HD.
@stuntman n OvO - The hinge issue really ain't an issue, but chk out the link below regarding WIFI reception Issues with the Desire Z...........Is sumone experiencing this too............Plz update
Guys, i want to buy this phone, as i'm in love with the whole thing, i really don't mind the "Loose hinge" everyone is mentioning, as i never hold the phone in such positions, but other people mentioned that after a month or two, the hinge mechanism becomes very loose in all positions, is that right?
also, hows the battery life? does it need daily recharge?
marshall, 04 Dec 2010what about the cable that attaches the display with keyboard...i heard it is exposed out in z ... moreThe screen and keyboard need to be connected by a cable of some sort. When you open the keyboard part way, you can see the ribbon cable in between both halves. When the keyboard is fully opened or closed, the cable is fully hidden and protected.
Hey All, Does anyone know a good gps software from the android market that doesnt need the internet to work. Thanks in advance
Anonymous, 04 Dec 2010Any issues on its sound quality? same as DHD?the sound quality in Z is much better than HD.
There are talks that there is problem of wifi reception, with signals dropping down when the phone is held in landscape mode.......Is it true....Stuntman, n oder users using the fone, kindly update...........Is this antennagate 2......
Stuntman, 03 Dec 2010I find that it is more of a personal preference when it comes to keyboards. I personally like... morewhat about the cable that attaches the display with keyboard...i heard it is exposed out in z hinge........is tht a concern or its fine? and please tell more about camera that is on the phone..
stellazio, 03 Dec 2010Between this phone and the BB torch which is a better phone? I'm not one who's very keen on gi... moreI find that it is more of a personal preference when it comes to keyboards. I personally like more space in between keys. I have used both a BlackBerry Tour and the Desire Z. I have also used the N97 before as well. My colleague likes the BB keyboard as it is his preference and he got a Torch.
To find out which keyboard suits you best, I would suggest you go to a store (or perhaps borrow some from people you know) and try them both out. You will get a feel for both.
I think that regardless of which keyboard you use, you will eventually get used to it. Switching from the N97 to the Desire Z for me took a couple of weeks before I got comfortable as certain keys are in different places and the feel is slightly different. I personally do not text much on the BB, so I am less proficient in it.