Purchase at your OWN risk. Try it out first please. It's fun to play with but a bit horrible to live with - HONESTLY!
OPINION FOR THE TRUE LONDONER - LOOK HERE!
I was pretty lucky! I had this phone 2 days..looks stunning, but thats NOT the point. I travel on the London Underground from Hampstead to Waterloo which takes roughly 40 mins, so I thought I'd use the Diamond as my iPod. Well, those 40 minutes, 3x10 min. convo's at work and another 40 mins back - BATTERY FLAT,FINISHED,GONE!!pretty horrible.
NEXT THING, the headphone cable has a mini-usb jack which I was worried about breaking as I brisk walked in and out of trains and through steps at the stations.THAT IS PRETTY SENSITIVE!
FINALLY, thumb and finger prints make it horrible to live with. Looks a mess if you dont polish it as soon as you're done using it.
So, if you drive a BMW 7 Series or a Mercedes SLK class..this mobile is well suited to you but for the typical commuting Londoner - i would not even think about having it.
I SOLD IT FOR £ 300 on Day 3. As I said, LUCKY ME!!im sure its going to be hard to sell for even £ 250 in a months' time specially after Orange have put those offers on it.
If you find this review helpful, I'm happy!
To anyone who has this phone, is the interface sluggish as people say it is in the reviews? I recently bought the LG KU990 Viewty and the touch screen is sluggish and terrible. I would like to buy this phone but only if anyone of you guys can confirm that the interface is not sluggish. I don't mind if it's a little slow, but if it's slower or as sluggish as the LG KU990 Viewty, I'm not buying it. Or should I just wait for the touch pro?
hey pple....i bought htc touch diamond last week...nd m just goin crazy wid it...its amazin world's no1 cell phone
I am in to my second week with this phone and I think it is brilliant. It took me a couple of days to get use to moving away from my N95 of which I was happy with but it was becoming old!! What I like most with my Diamond is the way it interfaces with my desktop PC so simple. Recommend.
hey guys they say it will take a couple of full charges to get the highest possible battery life... i have only charged the battery twice yet fully ad its still giving me only a days worth of charge plz leme knw thnx... moe
Wei wen, 23 Jul 2008i bought it today.. and im facing a prob... it is when i called someone using the phone... thi... moretry pulling of the standard protective cover on the screen, the put on the Screen protector (in-box). should be fine
one of the best phones i own so far. sluggish issues and battery life can be further "fixed" by updating the stock rom.
The screen scratches easily. Protect it. Buy a protective film (bodyguardz). It's only $14 online. It's scratchproof and should last a long time, and you get two of them also.
i bought it today.. and im facing a prob... it is when i called someone using the phone... thier voice seems to be nt loud enought... anyone facing tis prob?
Well I bought HTC touch diamond last week. Im totally disappointed with the battery life. The other thing is that im still confused about GPS. when we compare touchpro there is buit in GPS receiver. But in diamond there is not any receiver for GPS.
well diz one'z gonna b launched by airtel in india wid a price tag between Rs.26000 n Rs.28000..well as far as m concerned i wud rather wait for sony xperia n thn compare bth n decide d one to go wid!! cheerz.
Gabriel, 23 Jul 2008No my frielnd,
i am using it the same way i was using p3300 and others HTC phones which the b... morewell, if i'm not mistaken the touch diamond is the only htc phone with 900mAh battery, meaning shorter life than the others (cmiiw)..
let see it from the different angle pal, maybe they use that tiny battery to keep it's slimness..
but htc also have announced extra battery for diamond (1350mAh)..
so if u don't mind to make ur diamond thicker a little, then the battery life problem would be solved..
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2008wow, you must be using it all the time from the morning to afternoon are'nt u ?
coz mine is n... moreNo my frielnd,
i am using it the same way i was using p3300 and others HTC phones which the battery was lasting two or three timew more
What the F with You people???? How can You tell that the some device is bad or good if You have it only for One Day or Two?? Hmmm.. I can't... You All said that the Diamond is a crap whe is Out Of The Box? He??? I don't know the device that is'int...
It's quite normal because device must be Stable, then are some customers test and then new Firmware or Software are released...
When you buy new Mainboard for your computer month later you have New Bios Firmaware upgrade.... the same is with DVD burners, video cards etc.
Thats why ATI or INVIDIA makes new drivers FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE OF YOUR GRAPHIC DEVICE.. The same things is with phones... Before Dimond i have a lots of smartphones in exemple nokia n70 -> i flash the new firmware 2 times and gets better performance in album hymmm.. same things in N93i and others...
So HTC give You New ROM 1.94 in exemple.. So get Update, get fun with Dimond for 2 weeks AND then give Your Opinion on it...
Ps. BTW htc devices are for PRO users and not kids friendly so if you want get device just to show your friends buy iPhone 3G, its with a crap features but it will works great Out Of The Box :)) but nothing more... useless like the old one :))