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Good: The quality of the product
Bad: The service you get from htc
Comment: Hi I recently updated to froyo v2.2 from pop up I revived on my HTC Desire hand set. Since then my hand set is slower then what it was with v2.1, I have sent a email to htc had no reply I even phoned them and they said they will get in touch with me and that was five days ago. Since then I have found out that the software that was sent to my phone is not compatible with the three network and that my warranty is void even though I did everything by the book. I have sent a email about this, still waiting for a reply customer service is rubbish, they don't want to no if you have a problem. I have all way had Nokia phones and never had this problem with any software download or customer service please avoid htc. There not Worth it.
Good: fast, looks superb and it's not an iphone!
Bad: nothing really....other than it could come with a pouch/case and a screen cover
Comment: I had been an owner of the original T-mobile G1 from the start and was due an upgrade, so although the Desire had been out a while now i just had to have one! The user interface is so slick and smooth and i love the multi touch function. People bang on about the battery life being poor, but all smartphones are power hungry when you run loads of apps. i'm well happy with the Desire and unlike the iphone, everyone wants to have a look and play with it. be a little diferent and embrace the Android!! :-)
Good: VERYTHING! It's lightning quick, responsive, never lags, customizable, personal, the build quality is top-notch, the Flash performance is good, the widgets are amazing, the display is crisp and vibrant, the virtual keyboard is easy to use, and it's very very unpretentious. I really like that aspect about this phone. The HTC Sense also really makes sense (see what I did there?), more so than the UI of the iPhone.
Bad: The battery life is dismal in the beginning but it eventually gets conditioned each time I charge it. For the first few days, I was only getting about 6hours at most. Now, it's up to at most 10-15hours on mild-to-heavy use. However, I do wish that HTC provides some OTA software update to boost the battery performance even more
Comment: I'm now a legit fan of HTC and their phones, that's for sure. I'm still waiting to get my hands on the new BB Torch and I can't wait! And oh, looks like the LG900 (or something like that) running on the new Windows 7 isn't bad either! Hmmm...
One thing is for sure for now: I don't think I'm gonna go back to the iPhone anytime soon!
Good: Screen, apps, looks
Bad: Very complicated to use, poor internal memory, WIFI failed after 5 days of use-send for repair (10 days!)
Comment: I had the HTC Desire delivered a week ago and used it extensively, to try out some of the apps and the phone. It is not a piece of equipment for the faint hearted technical novice: The instructions cover 211 A4 pages and the list of contents is 8 pages! It is an amazing piece of equipment, but has a few shortcomings. The internal memory is rather low, and for some reason most of the available apps as well as email, contacts etc. all eat up internal memory. After only 4 days of use the brandnew phone stopped downloading apps, but did not come up with an error message to make me aware what the problem is. In my search for a cure of the problem I came across the system update facility on the phone. I opened it, it told me that an update is waiting to be downloaded, so I did and started the update. That's when I found out about the internal memory being full: the update could not go ahead because less than 25 MB internal memory was available. I moved all applications which were possible to move to the SD memory card (Google Earth is one of the big ones) and erased some other non essential programs to create space. Following this the update went ahead. When the phone booted up after the update procedure, the WIFI connection did not work any more (WIFI:error). I checked a number of Android forums and found that this particular update has commonly caused WIFI problems with other HTC Desire users. I checked with HTC what to do, they recommended a hard reset. This caused additional problems: apart from erasing all programs and data it erased the set up for the data connection. Without data connection an Android phone is pretty much useless, most of the apps use a data connection. With a phone call to my service provider T-mobile I was able to restore data, but was told that they don't support WIFI in any way. Great service! My Internet provider Talk talk who had also provided the WIFI server does not support WIFI either, they only support the wired connection. Another e-mail to HTC and I was told to send the phone in for repair. I am waiting for my phone to be picked up now. Repair should take about 10 days! Not a very positive experience sofar, if they charge me for the repair I am really going to get annoyed! Let's see what happens.
Good: Several devices in one.
Bad: Battery life
Comment: I use my HTC Desire to book appointments, check email, watch video, take pictures, listen to music on one app and audio books on another and as a phone. Sofar everything I need was obtained for free in the app store. It is so simple to use my 6 year old nephiew was able to figure out how to find games, install them and play them. I am now good at managing my apps and deleting the ones I dont use, like the 15-20 games I found on my phone after my nephiew was dun with it.
Good: Lightning fast....practically everything
Bad: Battery life and the occassional 'force close'...but thats only on badly developed app's
Comment: Tha only phone that I've ever owned that I can actually say NOTHING bad about....Surprising! I can usually find something but from messaging to notification of emails to reception....ease of use, everything is fantastic. Obviously when a phone is so powerful it's pretty understandable that the battery won't last 2 days...But on the upside it charges really quickly... I'd say about 2 hours from 5% to 100%!..I was bored with the iPhone 3G after 3 weeks...4 months on and still delighted with my HTC Desire!
Comment: Just got it, couldn't wait for the HD/Ace version to come out later in the month, but loving this one so far.
Good: size and design
Bad: phone functions
Comment: Phone has dreadful battery life . The touchscreen activates when you make calls with the phone against your ear so you make unwanted calls and lose calls . Accepting calls is hit and miss . Basically it is a great looking phone and good for internet ,but rubbish as a basic phone as it is unrelaible and constantly out of battery also the earpiece volume and sound quaility is poor . Can not wait for the 24 month contract to end .
Comment: Wondering if any of your reviewers could help me. Thinking about getting a Desire, all mates have iphones and fancy something different. Would to hear from people regarding a few things. Don't have a lot of time off during the day to spend ages on facebook etc but do get about an hour off during which I generally catch up on radio shows and sports news. How is the Desire in terms of playing stuff from BBC iplayer, both radio shows and tv shows? Are the speakers ok and will the odd hour of music really kill the battery as some people have suggested. Also how well does the desire link up to mac's in terms of music transfers, uploading photos etc.
Sorry to bother but would really appreciate some advice or suggestions. Many Thanks
Good: The excellent fast processor and quick keyboard responses
Bad: Definitely the bad battery life. I need to charge it every 8 hours in order to get somewhere
Comment: The Desire is a wonderful phone but comes with its flaws as with any smartphone I guess. For a start, the battery life is absolutely terrible and it's hard to jumble all the applications on the move, when you know that your battery is on its way down. The handsfree speaker on the phone doesn't live upto the standards of Nokia or Samsung, where the speaker quality is much better. I bought a car charger to compensate for the battery loss, when i'm listening to music and using the GPS on the phone, whilst on the move. Other than that, it's a pretty smacking smartphone.
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