After weeks of looking at loads of phones I decided to buy the Touch Diamond on contract. I wish I had a time machine because it is nothing but INFURIATING!. Ok why.
The phone runs on Windows mobile which has to be one of the most out of date and annoying pieces of software I have ever used. The menu structure and layout is abysmal. Some menus take you back one step at a time while others take you all the way out! GRRRR.
The Touchflow looks good, however, you soon realise its just like a dodgy wallpapering job over Windows. If you recieve a message more than a standard text you can't read it all in Touchflow. You have to go into Windows mobile and (when you eventually find it) the font is tiny!
There is no 'wraparound' menus either...why o why? Its all one way then back all the way again.
Making calls is bizarre too. If you use it in the dark you will see the phone switches the send/end buttons illumination OFF! As soon as your call is answered the main screen also switches off making keypad inputs impossible!
You cannot change these settings either.
If you actually are able to answer a call you are doing well as the software takes so long to 'think' while it receives a call before it actually rings.
The volume is far too low as well as the speaker distorting when its at max (which isn't very max!)
These are just a few of the many, many things that makes me want to smash it with vigor.
Pros- It is a very well made, strong and small phone.
Cons- As soon as its switched on - SCREAM.
I fell for the marketing and 'seeded' reviews.
If you like Windows Mobile go for it, if you haven't used it before.. don't touch it with a barge pole attached to a barge pole it will drive you nuts!
Faithfully and truthfully - Jonathan
The phone promises much, but performance is very, very disappointing. The Touch screen interface could be described as slow, but that is optimistic. I regularly miss calls because of the slow response on the touch screen. The other main problem is "freezing". The phone, especially when accessing sms functions, freezes and prevents further input without a power reset...very annoying. Users looking for a fast phone/texting functions should NOT consider this phone.
Having been a long time consumer of motorola and nokia phones, and HP PDAs, I was can say with some degree of experience that HTC have alot of work ahead of them if this model is representative of their product performance.
Just to ask if anybody can answer...
My HTC diamond become hot whenever I surf the internet but not during normal used such music, call or other. Why??? Anybody experience the same???
Dick Morkel, 12 Feb 2009I have had mine for about six months during which time it has broken down twice, taking a mont... moresometimes ppl just get a dud phone where maybe something went wrong in its production,the diamond is great i love everything about it....take the time to get to know your phone dick u dick
iamani, 12 Feb 2009pls let me know honestly, is it a good phone to use? if compare with other high branded phones... moretrust me its much much better than any other phone...iphone screen is good but this has better features than iphone....nd nokia dnt hv tht great touch phones....nd sonyericsson is good but just a copy of pocket pc....experia.x1...nd tht is very bulky too..
Can someone tell me if the GPS will be like the one on the C905, where they charge you for using it everytime?
i have recently bought a phone from the xcite there is 50 mb gprs download from the airtel which is free can any one help me how to activate that connection which is valid for 6 months pls help me yaar
GG, 11 Feb 2009Yeah i downloaded google maps. thnks for tat.
but we dunt have wifi thruout Delhi. So i guess... morehttp://mahmood1.com/htc_touch_...spx.....just go to this site to download gps software and i think u live in delhi so just visit gaffar market and download mapking r10 it is gps software and will just cost you 300 to 400 rs..for this and u can navigate full city after that...and u can also download gps software from net too.....tomtom 7 and with maps just try to search on google...
hey people if u are having hanging problem and all just update yor phone to version 1.93 its really worth it,as it removes the problems and make phn really fast,and as per the battery is concerned just !(1) switch off the beam
(2) go to setting,advanced network,disable hsdpa/hsupa as it is big battery sucker..
(3) go to phn setting,go to band,choose yor network type to gsm.....
(4) download g light software for yor phn it will control screen light according to the light sensors its really good.....and trust me yor battery will stay longer and much better than before.....atleast 1 and half day with good usage....like it used to get over in just 1 day...with theses recommendation yor standby of phn will also improve.....trsut me tey these things....it will help u a lot.....me also a user of this phn really found it better through these setting....and just post yor reply if u find it good...thanku
Hi guys want some great sofwares for your phone go to these links....htcdrivers.com, http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/?tag=HTC_Touch_Diamond_Software,http://mahmood1.com/htc_touch_diamond.aspx, http://gadgetmix.com/index/ these are best softwares site and trust me u guys will love it.....and do post yor reply...
Ryan, 11 Feb 2009Hey Vicky....thanks for the input...i'll try what you suggested and see if it'll work. Could y... moreactaually i downloaded gps software mapking r10 from outside and its really great but u can download tomtom 7 software....as diamond doesnot hv gps software but it has gps antena so if u download the software it will activate yor gps........but just download that gps status which is there in your phone to get proper data from satellite...through connecting wifi....and go to this link to download gps software...http://mahmood1.com/htc_touch_diamond.aspx
I got the diamond 2 months ago, it took me some getting used to, but i really enjoy the phone. Here's some observations of mine:
-Excellent organizer functions
-Easy to navigate/customize
-Great sound quality (on calls)
-EASY texting (you can change keyboard styles)
-Vibrations are strong enough to notice through my jeans (never found a phone with strong vibrations before)
-I get 2 days battery life out of mine, with moderate use
-The interface is laggy, it takes a second or two for anything to load (doesn't bother me that much though)
-The icons are confusing to learn, everything is labelled with pictures, not words
I've had a few cell phones, but this is my first jump to a smartphone and i'm very pleased. Web browsing is a charm, just make sure to use the Opera browser, not internet explorer!
iamani, 12 Feb 2009pls let me know honestly, is it a good phone to use? if compare with other high branded phones... moreI bought 2 Touch 3700(Diamond), 1 Touch 3702(Victory) for my wife.. we live in USA Denver. use T-Mobile. We used these phone for about 4 months, it works well. Of course, some features need to modify it yourself. There are a lot of developers, people make this Diamond almost perfect. Especially XDA, you can find almost of useful features for your Diamond device. I enjoyed this phone very well.
I have had mine for about six months during which time it has broken down twice, taking a month to repair. Support is shocking. The set itself is poorly designed. Adults are unable to read the text with the font at its largest setting. The touch screen is insensitive. It only responds to the stylus not finger touch. Simple functions like making a call takes several (virtual) button presses. Address book management is rediculous. Connectivity is poor. Battery life is non existant. I can go on, but you will not want to read that much and I will run out of space here. I am trying to get rid of mine so that can buy a cheaper, more reliable phone with more features and better functionality, like a Nokia E71. let me know if you want to swap, but I could not recommend with a clear concience that you do so.
iamani, 12 Feb 2009pls let me know honestly, is it a good phone to use? if compare with other high branded phones... morethis is a great phone if you can work out how to use it, i have one and find it very confusing to use but is a great phone
pls let me know honestly, is it a good phone to use? if compare with other high branded phones i.e. I PHONE, NOKIA, SONY ERICCSON etc etc?????????????