With teh 4GB memory, how many ROM are used by the OS and will the phone be slow running a few programs together and/or browse the internet at the same time?
I'm over it.
It's made for ladies with little hands not guys.
Using it is a finicky and delicate affair.
Exceptional engineering but really not practical for a primary phone.
Mine lasted 1 day before back to the old Sammy G600
Just got this phone and here is my review.
On its build & looks. It's a well-built, sturdy, high quality phone. No issues with its looks whatsoever. They paid very good attention w/ the details on the design of this phone. Bravo.
On features. It has everything that you need. Making phone calls, texting, emailing, web browsing, weather, music player, FM radio, video player, picture and video camera, pocket office tools, GPS, and more features that you may never even use.
On performance. It is indeed a feature-packed phone, but performance is a different story. First of all, with all its icons summoning up its features on its beautiful VGA screen, it would've been much, much better, helpful, friendlier & convenient if they made the screen AT LEAST 3.2 inches instead of just 2.8. Considering that 95% of its functions are touchscreen operated, 2.8 just does not suffice.
On its UI interface. It's a hit and miss deal. Though MOSTLY a hit, it can get annoying when the screen does not follow the touch of your fingertip and gets stuck somewhere else. It also freezes up every now & then. It's also annoying when you try to be careful when you drag your finger accross the menu part of the screen to open up one of its functions, and you end up opening the one next to it. It's also very annoying when you swore you swiped your finger to view the next photo and the screen took it as a tap of a finger and opened a photo instead of sliding to the next one. Touchscreens will never be as precise as hardware keys, just like hardware keys will never be as fun as touchscreens, but for a touchscreen to be fun, it has to be darn responsive like the iphone (sorry to drag the iphone into this. I personally prefer this phone over the iphone, but we have to admit, the iphone does have the most responsive touch UI). The Diamond is most of the time responsive as well, BUT NOT CONSISTENT. It's as if you can sense the phone doing heavy work in the background which causes the touchscreen to be less responsive at times.
On its display. There is no question about the beautiful display quality of this phone. After getting pissed off by its touch UI's inconsistencies, the beautiful & almost natural colors on its screen just gives you a delightful visual experience that kind of calms you down after it opened up the wrong application. You can zoom in pictures several times and the fine quality is still there, and you NEVER lose the details. Believe me, I am not exaggerating. ITS screen is AMAZING. Even in the absence of a flash, it takes very decent pictures. Web browsing is also a delightful experience because of its smart text wrapping abilities, and again, the resolution is just topnotch that you can read fine prints just fine. The web browsing experience is so very similar to web browsing on your laptop or desktop pc. Everything is right there where they should be, and the touchscreen, when your web browsing, somehow behaves the way it should be w/ no lag or hang. Except for YouTube. Sometimes it opens, sometimes it doesn't. But most of the time it doesn't. But that could be a network connection issue and may not necessarily be the phone. But when it does open up, it's the best YouTube experience over the phone.
This is already getting kind of lengthy, so to sum it up, the Diamond is still not a perfect phone. Not even close. It has annoying behaviors but yet it delights you right away with its pleasant & impressive qualities. It's a desirable phone that you wish would behave accordingly all the time. Now is it a worthy phone for its price? For me it is. Even with its flaws, it is one impressive & pleasing performer.
Double_R, 04 Jun 2008verry nice looking fone, great specs... but why no 3.5mm headphone jack? why no flash? why no ... morethere is a switch so you can plug your 3.5mm headphones, but it doenst come whit the phone.
there are 2 speakers! 2!!
Amr, 04 Jun 2008Also why there is no reviews about it's GPS and how dose it work, TOm Tom or other? go to coolsmartphone.com there is a video of the gps in action whit tomtom
Also why there is no reviews about it's GPS and how dose it work, TOm Tom or other?
No, there is no memory card slot but they say that the internal 4GB flash is actually a card alternative to the built-in system storage. So I guess with an operation you could switch flash drives(???) :)
MSA, 03 Jun 2008Yes ROM stand for Read Only Memory which means if you have any documents you only can read it ... moreSo dead wrong mate. ROM is Read Only Memory which is used by the OS and can't be used by the user. RAM is Read Acces Memory which is 192MB, So you can open any file up to that size. But any phone using compressing software, so you can still open anything bigger than 192 MB.
verry nice looking fone, great specs... but why no 3.5mm headphone jack? why no flash? why no card slot? weird...
3.5mm jack should be standard on every phone comming out and claiming to be a smartphone... as should be the flash, if it has a camera... they can make it 10mp, if it doesn't have flash, it's of no real use since most of the pictures are taken during evening/night, on partys or whatever :-)
combining USB and headphone socket doesn't seem to be reasonable to me... except there is a switch i can also plug in my 3.5mm headphones, then i could live with it...
and where's the speaker(s)? does it use the same speaker for calls and music? if so, either the call (voice) or the music is probably ruther bad, because call and music speakers don't have the same specs... that's what i love so mutch about my N82, two speakers just for music, giving it a great sound quality...
the design of the Touch Diamond however is absolutely unbeatable, there's no other cell that cute out there right now... so i guess i've got to give it a hans-on and then i probably can't resist it :-)
greetings from Switzerland
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2008I have wanted this line of phones starting with the original touch when it first came out. Was... morei agree with your comments about the touch diamond but i think one of the biggest flaws is going to be legibility when using outside in direct sunlight.
also if you look at the official release video everything is as smooth as a peachy bottom. but then take a look at the many videos on youtube of actual hands on experience and the o/s is slow sluggish and unresponsive.
im sitting on the fence for now after a bad experience with an xd orbit 2. i dearly hope the operating system is as good as its supposed to be and that i can see the screen when im outside. if so ill buy one
Touch Diamond + flash + 1350 mAh battery + card slot =...... Touch Pro.
Anything more perfect?
Already changed my mind.
I have wanted this line of phones starting with the original touch when it first came out. Was going to get the Cruise, however when I went to gt it I saw the diamond. I finally just ordered it today and cannot wait to get it I am so excited. From everything I have researched and all it is definitly better than then the iphone, though they are comming out with a new 3G model I am interested in seeing, which should be new competition for the Diamond. Yes I agree with you all this is supposed to be the top of the line smartphone they claim to have thought of complete details, convienence, luxary and so forth, yet they seem to have gone on vacation when it comes to some details. The Cruise (which I was originally looking to buy) has a micro sd slot, why doesn't the Diamond which is supposedly an upgraded or more top of the line phone? It should, as I am sure most of you would agree with me on. Also, I agree it too should have the larger screen size. I am sure there are probabally other small features that have been overlooked that this phone would do better having. However, over all I am sure it is a relly great phone, probabally one of the top/best out, even considering its shortcomings. Below I am enclosing 2 of my favorite links about the Diamond, both have really good information. The first is a video clip with a head hanco at HTC talking about the phone and demonstrating some of its features. The second is an audio clip with a computer sounding voice comparing it to the iphone that is out now (and it also mentions the new 3G model due out. Well, I hope my small pice of insite helps. Enjoy!
Can anybody tel abt the performance of the handset regarding battery,features and software.........what is the price of this handset
I have both this phone and the iphone. This phone beats the iphone in may ways..good job HTC!!!