great review just as detailed as i would expect from gsmarena. Definitly know the fine details before i buy this fone.
Dear Gsmarena, you need to stop making a big buzz about S-Amoled displays. It drains the battery much faster compared to TFT/LCD displays. Samsung lied big time by claiming the opposite. I've two phones running the android 2.1- one with LCD another with S-Amoled. The one with LCD offers 5-6 more hours of battery life. You need to mention this disadvantage of S-Amoled. And the LCD display can be better than S-Amoled. Iphone 4/ X10 are good examples.
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2010wait, is that the samsung wave II i saw?!? GSMArena, REVIEW IT!!!Yes, i agree. I noticed it by the "Not For Sale" sign on his forehead.
Hi guys....i'm using DHD now....to be frank..DHD, Iphone 4, Samsung Galaxy S or others, there are good smartphones....there are Pros and Cons in each individual brands....so why must we fight each others phone.....If we think the phone is right and good to buy then buy it.......Well ask yourself did you guys out there really use all the apps and knows whats in your phone and what it can and can't do? Nothing else we always think of....only download games and play thats all.....
i think symbian is the best
1. dont need 1 ghz processor... the symbian is very light so 600 mhz symbian device is same with 1 ghz android phone
2. more little cpu speed means better battery performance and saving energy
3. if processor just use 600mhz... it means save money than use 1ghz
i've just use symbian,android,winmo,and i os,
only symbian can make an app direct on the phone.so its like a PC on your pocket.
i think the problem just user interface....symbian not really ready for touch screen war...and maybe need a lot time for fix this.
just look at non touchsreen smartphone.... symbian is the king!
I am never getting another android handset as to top it off they have announced Netflix is not coming to android as it's too FRAGMENTED!!!
I guess my desire wouldn't have the battery life to watch a film anyway though...
Lock down android carrier releases quick otherwise more people will leave it for Iphone and Windows Phone 7!
Dear GSM Arena,
I have seen you audio quality test of Desire HD. As you show it's not as good as we all expected. But many people say that in their opinion music quality (via headphones) is flawless, great sweet etc.!
It is said that this device has a special audio chip and it sound waayyy better with enabled SRS or Dolby Mobile preset. It's like night and day.
I know that testing audio reproduction with activated equalized is silly, but maybe it's not so simple.
There's a conclusion - what if these two settings ( SRS and Dolby Mobile) are only presets that turns on audio chip?
Can you PLEASE measure audio quality again, in SRS mode on and again with Dolby Mobile preset?
Most people use only SRS mode in this phone, and wait for developers to make custom ROMs enabling this sound option in all applications, not only in music player.
It would be just an additional information to Desire HD review. I am sure that many people will be happy to see this.
I'm also curious - what are your personal feelings about music quality trough headphone, and what headset are you using?
Emix, 13 Nov 2010I am disappointed with this phone!! Bad screen, poor camera and video, poor audio quality... ... moreYou are dissapointed because of this you read here? Or you have this phone and you complain about what you have seen by yourself?
I waited for HTC Desire HD for such a long time, Im really diosappointed by the fact that the audio is so poor. I have been looking at forums and these seems to be a common theme, is this something that can be repaired? I mean Im really upset as to how a high end phone can be so bad in phone quality....really shocking! Any1 else got the same prob?
I am disappointed with this phone!!
Bad screen, poor camera and video, poor audio quality...
HTC u still need to learn!
Hi the sound is fine just go to settings then sound and crank up the volume to 100%. The volume is only set at about 1/4 way up by default. When set to 100% the sound is great. Cannot believe that no one has mentioned this.
Its pointless getting this phone as the battery can't even last half a day!
can the poor audio quality be due to faulty hardware?
it is really disappointing to see such poor audio performance when i have been looking forward to this phone for so long.
kev, 13 Nov 2010ah not at all, I love samsung, i've had many of their phones and believe they've only gotten b... moreNever commented about the Galaxy S. Personally, I didn't like the material it was made of (it's too plasticky), and that made me go for the Wave (it's metal and feels great). Besides, I felt I didn't need such a high-end phone like the Galaxy S.
Regarding "seeing it through your fingerprints," I've never had that issue on the Wave's SuperAMOLED. Maybe the Galaxy S does get smudgy (perhaps due to the quality of materials used; I haven't used it to know), but you can't blame it on the SAMOLED, as it doesn't happen on the Wave.
A very minor percentage of users care about "colors being wrong," and that's precisely why SuperAMOLED has been such a hit. People just love it. And, with more and more manufacturers starting to jump on the AMOLED bandwagon, very soon, LCD is going to be redundant; at least on mid and high-end devices. So, I guess "fake colors" is something you're eventually going to have to live with.
m7svk, 12 Nov 2010not everybody care about screen, I need PRO smartphone, and this why I choose Desire HD, super... moreNever said a phone should be bought because of the display. Just responded to somebody's remark that SuperAMOLED was inferior to other displays.
In my country ,the phone is not available yet. And after I 've read some reviews from websites, I think its battery is kinda bad. (GSM arena did not mention much about desire HD 's battery?)
so I chose to buy a 8GB galaxy S and happy with it. I don't mind about plasticky body or no flash. But at least it has a front cam which may be useful in gingerbread. Waiting for official froyo.