This phone has unforgivable issues. First of all, its sluggish touch UI. For its price, you would expect a better performing phone. Another is its erratic behavior. Waking it up from its sleep mode is fine, but then as soon as you tap on "contacts", the screen blanks out and it re-launches touchflo, and then sends you back to the home screen, and after that, its fine again. Last night for the first time, the screen just went all white and froze, and I had to press the reset button. First reset was unsuccessful. The phone turned on but was not responding to anything, so I had to do another reset, and it was fine. It's a cool looking phone with wonderful features, and a beautiful display, but I don't know how long I can deal with its erratic performance. And oh btw, that glass display that's supposed to be tempered glass and scratch-resistant, it gets scratches EASILY. I can't wait for Meizu Minione to come out so I could replace this phone.
i got my htc this morning... =( and it went to align sumfin screen ad nothing happend i sat there for a gud 10 - 15 mins n da the guys at cpw helped but in the end told me it is faulty! i waited a week for this and already this happens... any1 have the same prob what did u do???
hello...i had this phone for almost a week now and the battery is not good and it drains very fast, reception also very poor and it hangs a lot...i need to restart it 3 times to get reed of it
Did you really know how to handle this phne?? Don't think so. The battery needs at least 5 to 6 full chargings to receive full power. I use it as a buniness phone with push mail - the battery runs for nearly 2 days with many calls and emails.
Try to get used to it and it performs very good. Problems may occure if you are using the browser running wifi and UMTS... just close the one or other and it is fine. If you use T9 it's fast for writing mails and SMS. If you have probelms with the battery just deactivate UMTS and it lasts longer...
You need to get used to and then it is really fine... keep on with teh good work HTC!!
I use this phone now for more than 2 weeks and if you know how to handle a WinMobile - GO for it... and to compare it with iphone - which my son is using - if you know how to use diamond you never will touch the iphone... my opinion!
Dear GSM Arena, kindly take all the positive and negative comments as posted on your site and send a copy to HTC,
Certainly seems that NO ONE at HTC is even trying to address the obvious issues with the device.
which is a shame.
A sincere word of advice to equiment manufacturers, beta testers should be power users, not gadget geeks / freaks who experiene bladder retention problems every time they hear news of the impending launch of a new device !!!
drt, 16 Jul 2008What is a point of producing a phone that must be fixed before it is used? Why doesn't the man... morewell, ask htc why..
i don't know the reason.
but this phone have potential, the hardware is unquestionable i think, what it lack is the software performance and battery life..
but still, u can boost the perfomance by yourself..
and about the battery life, htc come up with a bigger battery, u can find the article on gsmarena.
the thing that makes me buy it, beside it's pros and cons is the support of xda-dev that allow me to maximize it's potential, and i don't mind spend my time to tweak my device (coz i pay much on it)..
but not all people is like me.
so the CHOICE IS YOURS..
i just don't get it when people said it is rubbish or anykind of that.
nothing perfect bro, but atleast this phone ALLOWS you to make it perfect(on your own description of perfect)..
unlike the other phone i've known so far.
ram c, 17 Jul 2008I'm really surprised how a review site like gsmarena could still grade the phone at such high ... morei don't know whether you have polish it or not (upgrade firmware + do a little tweak)..
and yes i just have it for 2 days.
ok, i think i can assume it like this.
there are 2 type of consumer :
1. who just want to be satisfied with what the manufacture give coz they HAVE SPENT THEIR MONEY FOR IT. if the product from the manufacture didn't meet their expectation, then they will curse the product and throw it away.
2. who don't JUST get satisfied with what the manufacture give, and want to do the tweaking himself to make the product meet his OWN expectation , and don't bother to give some effort on it.
before buying this diamond, i ALREADY read all the review.. YES, it have many complaint on its performance.
BUT then, i know there is a SOLUTION ON IT from the xda-developers (even htc has release the firmware to fix it) ..
so i just bought it with HIGH PRICE TOO, coz i know this thing CAN shine (it have the capability).
and yes, it's not shining from the first time you take it from the box, coz htc didn't make it shine YET.
and YOU must make it shine yourself..
remember : hardware can't be changed but software can. but not all the phone allows the software to be changed, htc diamond allows it.
so it's up to you whether you want to spent your money on it or not...
just want to share my opinions.
mark2jag, 16 Jul 2008I'd like to start by saying this is a personal opInion and you are quite within your rights to... morei would like to response mark2jag's comment on my personal behalf, since i don't have that experience with my diamond (ROM ver. 1.37.707.1 wwe ; radio : 1.00.25.05 ; protocol : 188.8.131.52u).
1. initial startup, i don't think it's correct to use the word "extreme" coz it's not (at least not on mine). maybe it's slow, but it slowness is reasonable.
2. speed : yes, it is slow, all review from the website say it's slow from the box. BUT NOT after u upgrade the firmware and do a little tweak on it.
3. responsiveness : it's much better after you upgrade the firmware and do a little tweak on it.
4. bluetooth : sorry i don't understand the "parrot" thing, so no comment on it, but at least it worked fine, so no problem on bluetooth.
5. i can't agree with that completely even sometimes i exp it too, but it's just because u're not used to it yet.
and the last, u said u just have it for one day (correct ?) , so i assume u have not upgrade the firmware yet..
in the other word, you haven't polish ur diamond yet.
it have stylus because it's hard to type on it with your thumbs (i'm not getting used to it yet), also for the handwriting recog maybe?
it's up to you whether you want it or not, but in my opinions, it's worth to buy.
many feature in it.
so i won't tell you to avoid it nor will i tell you to buy it. i just want to share my opinion after taste it for 2 days only (after upgrade the firmware and do a little tweak on it).
Panos, 16 Jul 2008what do u mean by saying upgrade. is there any update or upgrade being released for the phone ... morehere u can find all the thing that ur diamond needs to shine.
this is the guide to upgrade ur firmware :
I'm really surprised how a review site like gsmarena could still grade the phone at such high ratings. You people try to use it for atleast four days before posting your reviews. I purchased this phone just six days back and really upset as I took it on contract and it was from website e2save. When I called them up asking for cancellation of the contract as the phone is utterly useless, they say they cannot cancel as I switched on the mobile and used it. How can I know how the phone is if I don't use it. My advise to all my friends who go through this site is never to deal with e2save and never even imagine even by mistake to get a HTC Touch Diamond. THE PHONE IS FILTHY RUBBISH PACKED IN A VERY ATTRACTIVE BOX.
HTC Diamond did nt meet the expectations which made customers unsatisfy. I'm a dealer for all providers and this phone is not worth it for the price its running in the market right now ! Bottom line is HTC Diamond is expensive and really sucks !!!
mark2jag, 16 Jul 2008I'd like to start by saying this is a personal opInion and you are quite within your rights to... morewhat do u mean by saying upgrade. is there any update or upgrade being released for the phone yet and where?
so I decided to purchase the htc diamond... ive had it for about a week and so far so good. It takes getting a little use to but all in all very good. the only down fall or negative thing ive had is that the pain is chipping on the stainless steel frame that it has, for it being this expensive i would expect higher quality.
I'd like to start by saying this is a personal opInion and you are quite within your rights to ignore completely any of the comments im about to make regarding the HTC TOUCH DIAMOND.
lets start at the beginning.
1. Initial startup.
This was extremely slow and took what seemed forever to sort its life out.
I found this phone to be extremely slow from the box (even after the version upgrade!!) With no applications running i was surprised at how sloooooow it really is.
It is a touch screen and as such i expected to be able to finger scroll and for it to stop on the icon of my choice so that I could then go deeper into the chosen menu and do what i needed to do.
Sorry to say this is not the case. You scroll across the screen and the menus zoom off into the distance and stop on the last menu, so you realise you've scrolled too far and try to go back again. Sometimes this works and sometimes it definitely doesnt. If you persist with it then you will eventually get to what you want, but if you want it to be 100% acurate then I'm sorry to say you're looking at the wrong phone.
4. Bluetooth compatibility with Parrot Bluetooth devices. THERE ISNT ANY SO IF YOU INTEND BUYING THIS PHONE AND INTEND TO USE IT WITH A PARROT CAR KIT (IN MY CASE AN MK6100)THEN YOU CAN'T!!! (vodafone knew about this all along but did not see fit to tell new purchasers about it, how nice, and thank you VODAFONE!!!!.....
5. Transition from Touch Flo3D to normal windows icons. TouchFlo is a brilliant idea, but I'm somewhat dissapointed that when you do get into some of the menus having used Touchflo, it then reverts to the TINY icons which are very user unfriendly and definitely not something you could select simply by using your finger, unless you have very tiny digits or dont mind making several attempts to hit the proper key required.
I will freely admit that I have only had this phone for one day but it doesn't make any difference. It's hardly gonna improve with age is it (It's not a bottle of wine after all!!) The phone is due to be collected by Vodafone tomorrow and frankly I will not be sad to see the back of it. If you want a fast responsive phone that you don't have to use the stylus on then I would sum up with just 3 words.....
AVOID AVOID AVOID
ksra, 16 Jul 2008absolutely agree with k. just bought it yesterday, and go to xda-dev forum right away to upgr... moreWhat is a point of producing a phone that must be fixed before it is used? Why doesn't the manafacturer fix it before selling it?
is there any micro sd card slot in the phone cause 4gb is not so much.
absolutely agree with k.
just bought it yesterday, and go to xda-dev forum right away to upgrade the rom, cool stuff, etc.
touchflo3D become a real crack..
wake up guys,
after you polish it, htc touch DIAMOND will absolutely SHINE ur day.
use your brain ,ur diamond need to be polished to reveal it's true beauty..
don't just throw a bad comment on it before tasted the unleashed potential of this diamond..