Anonymous, 29 Nov 2010I have the desire Z myself. this is a spectacular h.set. Only fault with it is that if you hol... moreThis what i was afraid of ( Hinge Issue ) huuuh.
seems i will go for Desire HD then.
I have the desire Z myself. this is a spectacular h.set. Only fault with it is that if you hold the phone upside down gravity comes into play and the phone slides out. Other than that the phone is brilliant! Very fast download speeds. Apps i believe play better than other h/sets like the iphone. Feels great to hold the aluminium finish is a joy! Cant fault this h/set. Love it!
The battery cover and the area surrounding the screen is made from brushed aluminium..,So is the rest of the phone entirely plastic?
[deleted post]It depends on what you want.
Big Screen vs. Awesome Physical Keyboard.
Stuntman, 28 Nov 2010Yes. 8MB memory card.ahhhaaa,
cos, what i meant is, the internal memory ( ROM ).
cos i read G2 reviews &they were saying it is supported with 2-4 GB of ROM.
0v0, 28 Nov 2010YOu mean 8 GB memory Card. right?Yes. 8MB memory card.
Stuntman, 26 Nov 2010I have 8GB on mine here in Canada.YOu mean 8 GB memory Card. right?
Stuntman, 26 Nov 2010I have 8GB on mine here in Canada.What?? The Desire Z has 3 different internal memory? GSMarena didn't mentioned it. Interesting.
I Advise u strongly to read the following review:
It is an Excellent 1.
Customizable advantage : DesireZ WIN
Application/Games Quality : Iphone4 WIN
Screen Size : DesireZ WIN
Text Messaging : DesireZ WIN
Browsing : Bigger Screen WIN ,so DesireZ WIN :D
Video Call : Iphone4 WIN (But, I don't like video call, as you don't want to get caught by your gf when you go clubbing )
Stuntman, 25 Nov 2010@cheerz Let me see if I understand you correctly. You are saying that the keyboard slides ... moreExcelent comment, fully agree with that. Had that phone over a week so far and the hinge does a great job. Never closed on me or anything. However im a bit worried bout how long that thing is going to last, but in that case i trust HTC to have done a good job and that ma phone will live trhough a two year contract! But so far im still in love with this phone
Is it true that, the Desire Z has three types of Internal Memory??
1)- 1.5 GB
2)- 2 GB
3)- 4 GB
does any one know which one will be for us??????
some good review on Desire Z below:
cheerz, 25 Nov 2010So as I said earlier I was wondering if that Z or the iPhone is my Phone. So I thought I’d giv... more@cheerz
Let me see if I understand you correctly. You are saying that the keyboard slides out easily and by holding one part of the phone and tilting it, gravity is enough to cause the keyboard to slide out. I want to make sure that is what you mean when you said, "the upper part popped out."
If this is the case, then it is by design. I have seen videos of people holding either the keyboard part or the screen part and gravity is able to pull the other half apart, so it partially or fully opens. They designed the hinge to be loose so that it is easy to open and close.
I think you are expecting that the spring in the hinge will be strong enough to hold both parts together (screen and keyboard) when you hold only one. This is not the case. This may appear to be a defect, but it is by design as I said before to be easily opened and closed.
Now, I need to ask you, are you really going to hold a phone, any phone, like that and then slowly tilt it? The iPhone that you bought, have you ever decided to actually hold half of it and then slowly tilt it? I can tell you that in my 3 weeks of owning it, I have never held it that way. When I am holding the phone with the keyboard closed, I am gripping the sides. The way I grip it, it is either resting on the palm of my hand or my normal grip is enough to keep both the screen and keyboard closed.
The only issue you may have is if you have the keyboard open and are only holding the keyboard part. If you then lie down on a bed and lean back onto your back with the phone above you, gravity will be enough to flip the screen closed. I generally do not use the phone this way as I find my arms get tired quickly. I may just read, but would likely not use the keyboard to type stuff.
I find that the test you made is unlikely going to happen in normal use. People would only ever hold the phone that way unless they were actually testing the spring of the hinge. The looseness of the hinge spring does not necessarily reflect on the robustness of the hinge.
I have used the N97 as well. The slide and tilt mechanism on that phone is designed with a tighter spring. The tighter spring prevents the keyboard from opening up due to gravity if you only hold the keyboard or screen part. However, the tighter spring means that you have to apply more force to open and close the keyboard. I found that the keyboard on the N97 more difficult to open and close than the Desire Z.
The solution to the loose hinge is not to buy a cover to keep the keyboard closed. The solution is to simply, hold it normally. You cannot say that you will regularly hold your iPhone that way normally.
Bert, 25 Nov 2010Where can I buy it from? ya link doesnt workfound it:
can u get that stuff in europe 2?
So as I said earlier I was wondering if that Z or the iPhone is my Phone. So I thought I’d give some feedback here. At last I decided HTC wins - it's such a nice phone, has all the freedom that Android provides besides I am not exactly one of those Apple-lovers. So I went to the shop with the idea to get it. As I first saw it in my hands I thought it was really a beautiful phone. It's another thing to see it on picture, but live it's a big deal with all the metal parts and stuff– it’s really stylish. What else there is to say, you could read it all in the review above - brilliant display, great specs, the keyboard is also very pleasant to handle, the Android is great and so on... And than came the disappointment. As it was closed I held the phone for the bottom part and pointed (very slowly!) downwards. Then the upper part popped out! On its own! The exact words of the shop assistant as he saw that were: "You gota be kidding me!" He was deeply astonished. And I thought "What the f***!" If it pops out on its own on the first day, how would it behave after several months of heavy use? Let me tell you- it will probably fall down on its own... I repeated the exercise and got the same result every single time - the both parts are so unstable and it always pops out. The only solution that came to my mind is to buy some cover which will hold the both parts together, something like the iPhone bumper. But that defeats the whole idea of having a phone with a keyboard! HTC how could you allow that?! Such flaws are inadmissible for a company like HTC as well as for a product which is supposed to be one of the best in the whole line. Though I was always in sympathy with HTC, I am so sorry, but I had to go with the iPhone. I really wanted to avoid the apple. And now I have to install the silly iTunes...