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Good: Large screen, vibrant colors, htc sense, 1Ghz processor
Bad: battery life, camera gets scratched up
Comment: The HTC desire is my first smartphone and I will do not regret it at all. The HTC desire is a wonderful phone with it's 3.7 amoled/slcd touch screen(htc started making them with slcd screens because of Samsung's demands for amoled screens). The phone has a cool, stylish, and sleek design with a rubber-like back that feels comfortable in your hand. I've been using it for a bit more than a month now, and I'm surprised how much it can do. With its thundering fast 1Ghz snapgragon processor, it surfs the web like any laptop. The HTC desire also has adobe flash, so you can watch videos and play games on the phone. After you upgrade you desire to Froyo, the desire supports 720p video recording and your phone just becomes even faster. The HTC desire also has htc sense, which in exclusive to HTC devices. HTC sense comes with wonderful widgets such as their retro clock widget and the weather widget which makes your home screens look much better. The widgets also makes it much easier to look up the weather, check Facebook, or checking the news. The HTC desire is an awsome device. A few bad things about the phone is that it has a horrible battery, but most smartphones with such a fast processor is about the same. The lens protecting the camera is also cheap plastic, and gets scratched up very easily, so if your buying the Desire, don't forget to buy screen protectors for both the screen and the camera lens.
Overall, I rate the HTC desire 5 stars because it is awesome, and has a nice solid build to it that you don't find on other devices.
Good: Calendar synchs flawlessly with work outlook, google calendar, and facebook putting everything in one place including birthdays from FB, streams flash videos in high def flawlessly, seven 'home' screens which you can switch between keeping your work email on one, gmail on the other, etc.
Bad: Battery life is rubbish. Takes a while to organise contacts which it pulls in from facebook, gmail, etc... Itâ€™s a pain but needs to be done once.
Comment: Its a pleasure watching streaming videos, bbc iplayer, four on demand and news videos on the go without any hassle.. The processor is so fast it does not stop to think about anything. Everything happens as soon as you press touch the button.
Maps/gps is great, even knows which direction you are pointing the phone and orients map accordingly.
when you get a call, and pick up the phone from the table, it senses that and lowers the volume of the ring tone automatically, similarly if you turn the phone over, the ring tone goes silent.
It works in the background to pull and push data between gmail, facebook, flickr, microsoft exchange, and twitter (if thatâ€™s your thing) and then presents all that data to you in a sensible and timely way.
If the battery life was longer, I would give it five stars.
Good: smooth touch and drag action, big bright screen, great marketplace with loads of good free games/apps.
Bad: short battery life
Comment: Ive had this phone for about 4 months, and its still as exciting to use as when i first bought it. I used to own an iphone 3g but was frustrated with the lack of flexability without getting it jailbroken. The desire has a huge clear screen with great vibrant colours, the android market place is fab, with loads of apps/games( which a lot are free).
there is loads more I could say about this phone, and in my opinion is on par with an iphone with more choices and half the price. I have it on an orange contract and has a fairly good reception, although I still think 02 has the edge on that score.
I would'nt hesitate buying this phone as it RRRRRocks! it would have had 5 stars, but the battery life isnt great, (but im always on the web/apps) lasts me about 1 day.
hope this helps.
Good: Excellent as the review said
Bad: I am not sure yet but no hd camera?
Comment: I saw legend working so well at the shop. It is faster, so good I am tempted to buy this once my shop take my nokia n8 back. Htc support is fantastic. "Customer is always right".
Many friends have told me they gotten email replies for solving on the next day or solved at htc customer service centre. It was mostly to do with syncing and unfamiliarity. I will update once I see what I decided.
Good: Speedy browser, camera, fast proccessor,screen, "sense" interface, loud ring, clear calls
Bad: Battery, screen in sunlight
Comment: @ Tony Swales- I think you might have a faulty one, I and thousands of others have a great internet-over-3g experience. Nothing wrong with the proccessor, used in other 'phone designs as well.
Good: Fast, easy to use, flexible set up and very cool
Bad: Heavy on battery juice if you don't kill those apps
Comment: I've had this phone on a Virgin Mobile contract for about 4 months now and am very, very, pleased with it. The seven screens, the flexibility of the Android widgets, the smooth HTC Sense apps and the variety of wallpapers and scenes you can work with are just stunning. I've got the calendar talking to Outlook using HTC Sync, and the Mail app is pulling all my Webmail accounts in effortlessly - I'm increasingly using Desire instead of my PC. I've added an 8GB card, and I'm using Desire for music playing instead of my iPod.
It took me a couple of pretty intense days to get the phone to a place I was happy with, but once you've got your apps, screens, scenes, contacts and e-mail accounts set up, it really is a stunning phone to use.
I got my upgrade to Android 2.2 today after a long wait, but (touch wood) everything still works. After I chased therm for an update on the delay, Virgin gave me a really good brief on why it was taking so long and that the release would be out within 2 weeks - they were bang on.
Looking forward to discovering what I can do on FroYo that I couldn't do before.
I really don't have a bad thing to say about the phone, unlike many of my apple-eating colleagues!
Good: screen resolution is good and camera
Bad: internet capability
Comment: do not get this phone if you like going on the internet, the one thing this phone doesn't do right. i can go on the internet for just 5 minutes on 3g before the phone will switch off itself and reboot. my network provider say the problem is down to 3rd party apps but when i told them i don't have any third party apps i then get the "ohhh right i don't know what it could be " speech. i know what is wrong with the phone. It is the crap snapdragon CPU, it cannot handle 3g data transfer as this makes the device overheat and is therefore defective, and not fit for purpose.
Good: Superfast internet, the looks, Android 2.2 update (I have), HTC Sense, FriendStream widgets, 7 home screens, access to over 100,000 apps with the Android Market, camera, social networking capabilities, iPhone beating (by a country mile), HD video (in Android 2.2 update), how customisable it is and you can instantly upload photos and videos to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
Bad: Battery when you're using a the phone lots
Comment: To sum up, this is the best phone I've ever had. I had shivers down my spine and couldn't help grinning my face off when I got it because I had been anticipating it for such a long time. Plus news of the Android update in August just made me more exicited. The day I got it the Android update actually flashed up on the screen! I love the integrated social networking widgets, such as FriendStream which syncs with Facebook, Twitter and Flickr and if Facebook and/or Twitter won't work, there are widgets (small or large for Twitter, small only for Facebook) you can place on either of the 7 home screens. This phone deserves 5* without a doubt.
Comment: Phone fits well in the hands and feels almost unnoticeable in jeans pocket (and mine are quite tight!). Call quality is very good as is signal reception, but the speaker used for hands free and listening to music etc. is absolutely terrible. It sounds really tinny and distorts a lot. Physical buttons at base are very useful. Good camera but lets itself down in low light conditions which produce more grainy pictures. The LED flash is probably as bad as it is on all phones, but when used against light absorbing objects it fairs reasonably well. The video is clear but the sound quality that goes along with it is just ok. The battery life is pretty bad I must say and you will need to charge every evening. However, there are some high capacity batteries that you could purchase. When shooting video or taking a picture whilst holding the phone horizontally it is very easy to get your fingers in the way of shots, as the lens is quite close to the edge of the case, but you will eventually get used to this and accommodate accordingly. It is a very fast and responsive phone and although in my opinion you cannot beat a real hard keyboard, the touch keyboard on this is really very impressive and the auto-correction is very good. It is a tough phone and has survived many drops onto concrete etc. without any damage. There are many apps available and HTC seem to be quite quick to provide software updates for improvements and bug fixes. However, I did find the responses from HTC support to be a little bland and blunt. The software to sync the phone to PC although rather simplistic, does a good job.
Overall a very good phone which could be greatly improved by the addition of a Xenon flash as well as an LED one (no one has done that yet), a dedicated camera shutter button and most importantly a much, much better speaker for hands free and media playback.
Good: speedy, stylish
Bad: restarts/crashes on its own way
Comment: This is the best phone i had ever used and also in future dont wan't to buy HTC mobiles ever, because this is dreamy phone for just 2-3 months since purchased but after that this is my worst nightmare ever....... it crashed/restarts every time i use my GPRS and surf any thing.....
This device has hardware fault from where ever i searched on net...
I m so much disappointed that this is my biggest mistake that i remember CNET review and buy this piece...
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