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HTC Desire The Best SmartPhone :: Exclusive Owner's Review

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battery is equally sad on iphone, you are lucky you can carry atleast a spare battery, with iphone even that is ruled out.


Actually planning to get his --> http://www.mophie.co...1145_jpaxp4.htm

but this will make the phone bulkier :(


Or get this Athek, I've bought one and it's shipping from the states now. Can you give you an extra charge or two via the USB port while you're using the phone and charge any bluetooth headsets too up to ten times over.

http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B000JLL14E

You'll find it on ebay global for 1000-2000.


I guess the iPhone's non-user-replaceable battery is one of it's flaws that can nag you. I used to carry a spare battery even for my N79 at one point, but I kinda lost it somewhere :( though I haven't really felt a need for another battery with phones of that time. These days however, every damn phone seems to need daily charging.

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aman trust me.... nothing has worse battery life than the desire :nono:
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All smartphone batteries are abysmal right now. Considering people are doing so much more on their handsets these days, heavy usag means by 4 pm your phone is on the red. I try to minimise the issue by carrying a charger at work and in the car. Constantly on charge. But for people on the move I can see how it wud be an issue.

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All smartphone batteries are abysmal right now. Considering people are doing so much more on their handsets these days, heavy usag means by 4 pm your phone is on the red. I try to minimise the issue by carrying a charger at work and in the car. Constantly on charge. But for people on the move I can see how it wud be an issue.



i'm not buying a car just to be able to charge my 1Ghz android while on the move :rant:

All smartphones do not suck with battery-life.. Nokia Eseries atleast until the E72 have had sensational batterylife... so do BB's right up to the latest crop.
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^:rofl: I was just telling u. Office mei bhi rakhle ek. I'm sure u already do.If u charge at work and at home. Really I think you should get through the day.

And yes, BB phones have the best battery lives. Hands down. lasts 2 days easily after heavy usage. Even E72 i agree. Very good phones for professionals

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^:rofl: I was just telling u. Office mei bhi rakhle ek. I'm sure u already do.If u charge at work and at home. Really I think you should get through the day.

And yes, BB phones have the best battery lives. Hands down. lasts 2 days easily after heavy usage. Even E72 i agree. Very good phones for professionals


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have u forgotten i ditched the Desire in july itself and got the SGS? :doh:

aur office mein camera phones not allowed.. not that i need to charge the SGS twice a day anyways...
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i'm not buying a car just to be able to charge my 1Ghz android while on the move :rant:

All smartphones do not suck with battery-life.. Nokia Eseries atleast until the E72 have had sensational batterylife... so do BB's right up to the latest crop.

:lol:

And yeah.. Nokia E series has an awesome battery life.. E72 is still one of the best phones around ! :good:
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have u forgotten i ditched the Desire in july itself and got the SGS? :doh:

aur office mein camera phones not allowed.. not that i need to charge the SGS twice a day anyways...


i know that re. M just saying in general with any high end smartphone. Im surprised the desire had such a bad battery that daily multiple charging also was of no use

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Torch phone nokia 1100 iz d bezt b33ch3s

Edited by AtheK, 02 January 2011 - 01:20 PM.

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i know that re. M just saying in general with any high end smartphone. Im surprised the desire had such a bad battery that daily multiple charging also was of no use


Wasn't the desire pretty much the same hardware (with a few differences) as the N1 ?? So does the N1 have bad battery life too? Or is it a different battery used? Or is it due to HTC's software on it?
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^^ shanti bai has an N1 but he didn't burn in hell like i did with the battery life
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Torch phone nokia 1100 iz d bezt b33ch3s



If you have one of the first Nokia 1100s made in Germany (specifically those) you can get a few THOUSAND DOLLARS for it.... Seriously, no joke. Not 1 thousand, not 10 thousand, but upwards of THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS for each one. :eyepop: Oh man, that'd pay half my college fee for the next 2 years!

Apparently those phones can be used by the now hi-tech mafia people to crack bank security and what not cos of some particular design component in them or something. Of course you'd be selling them to some mafia dude might end up hacking your own account. :lol:


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i phone looks saxxay

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i dunno about tech specification but i do know that when ever i am going to get a new phone, imma getting me an apple. yes they market their sh*t well
 

 


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If you have one of the first Nokia 1100s made in Germany (specifically those) you can get a few THOUSAND DOLLARS for it.... Seriously, no joke. Not 1 thousand, not 10 thousand, but upwards of THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS for each one. :eyepop: Oh man, that'd pay half my college fee for the next 2 years!



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JACKPOT b33ches !! :happydance:

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Torch phone nokia 1100 iz d bezt b33ch3s

Outta production. :(

Wasn't the desire pretty much the same hardware (with a few differences) as the N1 ?? So does the N1 have bad battery life too? Or is it a different battery used? Or is it due to HTC's software on it?

So many questions.. so few answers.. :scratchchin:
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Outta production. :(


So many questions.. so few answers.. :scratchchin:


Outta production, but it's no use trying to sell the ones that were assembled in India or China. Only the ones assembled in the Bochum plant in western Germany will net you that multi-kidney-sale-scandal price of 30000 dollars. :giggle:




Yeah, I ask a lot of questions, teachers hate me when I do that :lol:
Standard reply : "I shall refer and let you know" or "Good question, why don't you all take that as an assignment and try to find the answer by next week" when they don't know the answers. :bigyellowgrin:
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Wasn't the desire pretty much the same hardware (with a few differences) as the N1 ?? So does the N1 have bad battery life too? Or is it a different battery used? Or is it due to HTC's software on it?


The hardware was practically identical except the ram part... one of the two had 576mb and the other had 512mb ram IIRC

The batteries used were the same in both....
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so battery life. which one is better: Desire, Desire HD, SGS?

PS: I think only Nokia has gotten battery right till now. E series has this huge batterra which is how u get more capacity in the first place

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Android App store sucks..man no good game or software there....sh*t
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Android App store sucks..man no good game or software there....sh*t


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so battery life. which one is better: Desire, Desire HD, SGS?

PS: I think only Nokia has gotten battery right till now. E series has this huge batterra which is how u get more capacity in the first place


Have used Desire and currently on SGS, and SGS is pants-down better than Desire on the batterylife.

No idea about Desire HD though..
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Have used Desire and currently on SGS, and SGS is pants-down better than Desire on the batterylife.

No idea about Desire HD though..


Why does everything focus on the pants being down with you? :fogug:
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i think the whole point of android vs iphone is actually worthelss, from solely an indian customer point of view, Android HANDSETS wins comfortably and hence Android. Why i say this is form Price, android phones start from 9k and goes uptil 35k, with so many choices, while with iphone only iphone 3Gs which still retails for 36k (Pathetic)

Android's biggest weakness(Many options, different screens) is its biggest strength also.

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First of all many thanks to the people who appriciated this little effort (Review writing is my kinda hobby) and I wish people would participate and comment on my other reviews as well written in the same forum. :)

Though I kinda disagree with a lot of what you've written (yes, the games are better on iOS for now :| and the iOS review process weeds out some of the crap people sometimes put up on android market which is much stricter) and i'm itching to go grammar nazi on your post (it's a goldmine :D ) and comment on some of your spelling and grammar (don't mind me bro lol) , I must say I have found a kindred spirit in the sense that you've looked up so much info about something and written a detailed comparison (with videos) :clapping:
I'll have my android phone (the Nexus S) within, hopefully, the next few weeks, so I can find out first hand about the OS. From all my endless hours of reading and looking up stuff about iOS and android over the years (seriously, must be the first non-developer, non-tech-reviewer to have done this much android and iOS reading :lol: ), with my needs in mind, Android fits the bill better than iOS except for some games I'll be missing.

But while you're talking hardware specific to the Android phones, the SLCD thing you've talked about here needs to take into account the new SAMOLED screens and not just pure AMOLED. Your battery is probably new (if you've bought the device just now) and needs time to calibrate itself. That Sense UI is sometimes what delays the updates coming to your phone and prevents you from enjoying the latest version of android out cos the manufacturer needs to put in their own crapware before shipping it to your phone.
basically it comes down to what you want from your phone, you might need what the Desire has, another the features of the iPhone 4, yet another a galaxy S. Besides if you're ready to put a bit more effort into android you do reap the rewards. If you'd rather have a stable experience out of the box with a bit less control then iOS more than meets your needs.


First coming to that Grammar and spelling thing, well though I might agree on the spelling part I don’t think you would be able to pick out any Grammar error as such, except may be a couple which I might have missed during the reassess of my review ...:), But I am all ears and always welcome constructive criticism; makes me improve myself with each review I write..... :)

Coming to the display part, I think I did take in to account the SAMOLED screen part, if you look at the tabular comparison I did, under the display segment I clearly mention that SGS's SAMOLED screen is by far the best screen out there, both in terms of quality and power saving. And my battery is not "THAT" new now. I have calibrated it couple of times (I think I even mentioned this in my review) and I still say the battery life of Desire is just pathetic.

Now coming to your last point which was "basically it comes down to what you want from your phone" .........Again if you read my review under "The Desission" part, I start off with just the same point which you are reiterating here............My decision might not be appreciated by many simply for the fact that they woudl not see their worth in a 25+K Desire as they might in 30+K iphone or SGS for that matter, because of their own personal preference..................Infact at the end of the review I myself agreed that I could have gone for SGS but I didnt coz of my very own personal reasons........


^Gaurav, regarding the apps, I think both Aman and me speak out of experience with both platforms in hand side by side on a daily basis. So I can reaffirm the difference in quality. I mean, look at the market app itself, it looks so weirdly designed. The text is misaligned with some of the border edges in some places and looks completely haywire to me. Do u think its a pleasing and informative experience to read about apps on the market? I dont think so.

Regarding the situation of apps, I get that android is all "open source" and all that, but Google has to step up and take responsibility. Look at Apple, they make it so much easier for devs to earn good money. Paid apps in 100+ countries while Android has paid apps in 30-32 i think plus no proper filtering of devices or configurations (See the comments on app reviews in the market: It succks does not work on motorola DroidX this that)

I personally feel Android can be really powerful, if Google takes more responsibility and does not let carriers and manufacturers control the devices completely. Look at the Korean networks. They have refused to carry the Nexus S i believe coz they want to load bloatware on it and Google isn't allowing them. So basically other than nexus 1/S, all other devices will always be a step behind and under carrier control. Atleast Apple takes full responsibility and releases constant firmware updates and software upgrades regularly, carriers nonwithstanding. IMO, i put the blame on Google and Samsung and not Android in itself for my less than stellar experience.

And no offence, but stop throwing around the early headstart thing. U atleast are well read in this. I see that on every android forum. The iOS appstore came into being in June 2008 and android market in August or September 2008. So they're like 3 months apart which is not a lot like fandroids make it out to be


yes I agree that Apple store is all sorted out and has better games and apps as well, also agree that Google app store is all cluttered and poorly organized, but as an end use with a smart phone, most of the applications I wanted more of less I got; even from Android, yes I had to search hard, yes I was a bit lost in the market and so, yes there were more installs and uninstalls happened on my Desire, but in the end after all the effort I ended up with a much much smarter phone all in terms of applicability, ease, user interphase, and customization, and after that it has been a smooth sail, except for the battery life and the struggle with the internal storage ..... (few of the points which I already mentioned in the "negative' aspects of the phone.....)

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+1 for the nice attitude bro :cheers: You've corrected them with the edits apart from I think etching (itching), proposition (preposition), dessision (decision) and interphase (interface). Don't bother about me though, I have this nagging habit of noticing even the smallest of errors and going :panic: Just look through it again and you'll be able to set right most of it.

Yeah you have indeed pointed out that you got it cos it fits your needs. I was actually talking about the iOS apps vs Android Apps thing when I said that though. Yes after I commented I found out from Jigsaw's views too that the desire sucks battery like a vampire does blood. :giggle:

You've taken it into account in the tabulation but I had only looked at the initial 4 points part when I commented, later I found out that you've taken a glance at the SGS too. :good:

A very good effort :clapping:
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Sam, more blu ray reviews plisss!!!


Haha, keyo7outof10's thread has set off a deluge of "plisss"es (can't put an apostrophe here thanks to double quotes) all over the forums.


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+1 for the nice attitude bro :cheers: You've corrected them with the edits apart from I think etching (itching), proposition (preposition), dessision (decision) and interphase (interface). Don't bother about me though, I have this nagging habit of noticing even the smallest of errors and going :panic: Just look through it again and you'll be able to set right most of it.

Yeah you have indeed pointed out that you got it cos it fits your needs. I was actually talking about the iOS apps vs Android Apps thing when I said that though. Yes after I commented I found out from Jigsaw's views too that the desire sucks battery like a vampire does blood. :giggle:

You've taken it into account in the tabulation but I had only looked at the initial 4 points part when I commented, later I found out that you've taken a glance at the SGS too. :good:

A very good effort :clapping:


Thanks friend, compliments like these are "food" for my review writing appetite :D............ itching, preposition and decision must be typos. interface.....I seriously dont know why I keep writing interphase instead of interface ....... got to improve on that ...:) ..... as I said will try my best to improve in all fronts in my future writings .... keep your comments coming and compliments as well :D


Sam, more blu ray reviews plisss!!!


Soon Stryke pretty soon. I have not bought any Bluray lately, maybe coz I am not finding any worth title (worth in terms of exploiting my HT :) ) . But couple of movies are there in my mind like Star Trek 2010. Will add my review as soon as I get my hands on the title.

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