underdog, 04 Nov 2008I'm using it for about two weeks and I'm not happy so far. I knew that there is a trade-off be... morethe battery is realy an issue (a big one). Well it might not be a commercial lie though... rather a marketing trick. It isn't mentioned anywhere under which circumstances the test (for the battery life) are made. Because if it was, it should be many lines long!!! LOL ;). And as I say, it's better to tell the flaws first because these info we provide is mostly for people who think of buying it. And I think it's fair! The company says all the good things so we should say all the negative!! But I don't think that suggesting loudly not to buy this phone. It's not appropriate at all! It seems like you work for some other (competitive) company! Everyone can judge if they want to buy it or not.
I'm using it for about two weeks and I'm not happy so far. I knew that there is a trade-off between the battery capacity and size(weight), but I didn't knew that it would last 5 times less then the announced stand-by time. According to the HTC web site the "diamond" should last 396 hours in stand-by, if it's used in 3G network (WCDMA). However mine one last a bit more than 3 days. This is a BIG disappointment, what a big commercial lie!
However the most annoying issue that I've seen so far is that the phone is making calls by itself :) I was amazed when I found out that the phone called the one contact that I've added in my contact list. That happened when the phone was in stand-by mode and the touch screen was locked. I don't know who should I blame for this, Microsoft or HTC, probably both.
The camera is not good as I expected, and it doesn't have a power LED, which could also be used as a nice flash light.
Besides the above mentioned flaws, the VGS touch screen, wi-fi, GPS and G-sensor modules are great.
Jamie, 04 Nov 2008The phone has a very poor battery life. For some reason it also reminds me of the crystal maze... moreNothing wrong with the crystal maze, some people dont understand phones very well and end up buying things like the e71.
Joanne, 04 Nov 2008Hi all, am wondering of the camera on this phone got flash? I mean can take pictures in the da... moreThe phone has a very poor battery life. For some reason it also reminds me of the crystal maze. do NOT buy this phone......quite frankly its not very good at all. I would not buy one and if I did I would take it back
Hi all, am wondering of the camera on this phone got flash? I mean can take pictures in the dark? Coz as i knw,htc touch cannot..please let me knw,thank you
would someone be required to have a licence for the gps-navigation system of the samsung omnia 16gb and the htc touch diamond?
please answer me on this question. thank you in advance.
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2008To several questions: Try checking out http://forum.xda-developers.com/ All kind of nice st... moreThat's so true... Many people complain about this phone but please look on xda forums... My phone is very stable and has freeze only once in two months... Using the guide of this forum my diamond is now really shining and so fast and fluid... This phone rocks...
I own the phone and everything was great until I upgraded the software to the latest that HTC affers on his site. After the instalation and the initial setups, the animation between "home", "people", "messages" etc... is gone! Only the up n down touches within a section works they way it used to. On the other hand, I think that the power consumption is a bit better, which was the worst part of the phone, but still it doesn't sutisfy! In addition after the upgrade, I couldnt manage to restore all the settings that I had before (allthough it was a full backup) Finally I can't find even the half of the applications that exist on other operating systems (such as symbian, apple, etc...). But I love the screen quality as well as the resolution! (I think HD will be even better).
martin, 01 Nov 2008i've just got this phone and the home screen is not touchflo 3D. i've tried many ways to get t... moreAnyone is interested to get this phone at a special price?
You can reach me at e-mail above.
In short: Toy NOT tool.
The hardware is nice, apart from the ugly and very impractical back side that doesn't allow it to be operated on a table!! A mouse pad or similar soft material is needed(!?!?!).
WM6 stinks like the old Win3.0!!! VERY unstable. Have had the phone for about a month and needs a hard reset installing and setting everything from scratch about once a week (takes about 40 minutes). If you're not a 'nerd' and plan using your phone for a stable platform for work then look elsewhere!!
BUT if you can live with interrupted calls, inability to always answer calls, sms not always sent to all recipients, sudden lockups, missing notifications, chopped music playback, and other typical Microsucks behavior. Then this IS a nice gizmo.
BUT as I said initially see this as a nice toy with a lot of features that are fun to play with, don't expect a stable work tool. And consider having your old phone in your bag...
With a little luck and with their usual speed Microsucks will be able to create a stable os for mobiles within a few decades...
Meanwhile lets hope their competitors can do better...
To several questions:
Try checking out
All kind of nice stuff and solutions to problems.
if u want to improve pictures quality that take by diamonod u can do one easy work
yes by removing small glass on back cover u can do it
i press small piess of glass that cover camera lens by solid metal pen and for now my diamond takes best picture
i would like too know is this phone dual sim standby
Dose any one know good slide to unlock screen program for HTC TOUCH DIAMOND.....
Ashish, 31 Oct 2008All windows based mobiles are battery hungry. This is because even when you close applications... moreTo end your running applications.
1. Click on start and then click on settings.
2. Then select system from the 3 tabs at the bottom.
3. Open Task Manager
4. Click on Stop All or select the programs you want to stop and then click on stop selected.
Select "Button" tab from the below 4 tabs, check the "Enable the 'X' button to end running programs". Then select "End programs by tapping ''X". This is the first option"
Now, whenever you close programs, they will also unload from memory thereby saving your battery. Also, never keep your wi-fi or GPRS connections active all the time. They are also battery hungry.
i've just got this phone and the home screen is not touchflo 3D. i've tried many ways to get the home screen to show touchflo 3D but they never work! can anyone help me solve this?
Arash, 31 Oct 2008Yes. If you set your irancell-intern and choosing your city, it works!Thank u very very much Arash!
Darkman, 31 Oct 2008To Nick:
Hello Nick, the phone is surely capable of playing DivX movies. It has had some RO... morewell the thing with the omnia is that with a WQVGA screen, there is no point trying to run a VGA film on it because the quality cannot be shown on the poor screen.
likewise with the 5800 xpress, it is certainly capable of playing VGA because my old N95 could but again the screen isnt VGA so it is wasted