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View Poll Results: For HTC Desire HD owners - Do you still plan to buy a HTC phone for your next phone?
Never again! 28 38.89%
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Old December 6th, 2012, 03:04 AM   #101 (permalink)
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I read your post yesterday thinking who knows, but today I got an email off Google telling me my order has been shipped. Looking back on the store the 8gb Nexus are sold out and apparently the 16gb are close to being sold out too!
I've gone from thinking they're being cautious to cunning now. Yesterday morning, I ordered another Nexus 7 for Mrs Presidente's Xmas present and was again told 2 weeks, I woke up this morning to an email telling me it was in transit.

Something tells me they know what they're doing and they know fine well they have stock....

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Actually, another option I was looking at was getting the Nokia Lumia 920 for the wife, and taking her Galaxy Nexus.
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Disaster....my Nexus was going to be delivered today but because the tracking number Google sent me showed nothing I wasn't around. Spoke to TNT about re-delivery and they can't find my consignment number on the system and the Google tracking number still hasn't changed. There should be someone tomorrow if they deliver PM but knowing my luck they will come AM, just to annoy me more. Seems who's doing the picking and shipping doesn't know their arse from their elbow, and as for TNT don't even get me started about them.
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I've gone from thinking they're being cautious to cunning now. Yesterday morning, I ordered another Nexus 7 for Mrs Presidente's Xmas present and was again told 2 weeks, I woke up this morning to an email telling me it was in transit.

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Did your email from Google have a working tracking number?
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Did your email from Google have a working tracking number?
Aye, if you click the link in the email you need to select reference number, not consignment number or it won't bring up any info. What are you selecting?
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Aye, if you click the link in the email you need to select reference number, not consignment number or it won't bring up any info. What are you selecting?
I got there in the end. I spoke to Google after TNT couldn't find my order on their system. Turned out the driver put down the wrong consignment number on the re-delivery card. Anyway now have a Nexus 4 . Just have to get a micro sim now from Vodafone store.
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My carrier just announced LTE Plans! My current plan has the same rate as the LTE plan (effectively new plans like mine will be LTE Plans).

The only LTE phone offered is the Sony Xperia V though, and a lower end ZTE.
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Even though I'm probably not gonna get a Nexus 4 for Xmas, I am looking forward to 1080p and higher quality cameras.
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The Nexus 4 has landed, free at Data Plan 1500 (about US$37 a month) with unlimited data 60 minutes of calls and 120 SMS. The plan covers LTE connectivity but the phone does not. Sony Xperia V is posted at the same plan, with LTE enabled.
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I don't get the the question?
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Sorry, did you mean you are getting the Nexus 4 for Christmas, or something else.
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I would of voted never again, mainly due to poor battery life and lack of ICS. But looking at the One X+ I'm kind of wavering now. Only thing I'm not sure about is physical size, I don't really want to go any bigger than my DHD but options are limited if I don't go bigger.
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I would of voted never again, mainly due to poor battery life and lack of ICS. But looking at the One X+ I'm kind of wavering now. Only thing I'm not sure about is physical size, I don't really want to go any bigger than my DHD but options are limited if I don't go bigger.
You don't really notice it TBH, it's about the same width and only slightly longer. The SGS3 feels much bigger by comparison.

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Sorry, did you mean you are getting the Nexus 4 for Christmas, or something else.
I asked for it , but I just don't know if

A) It's too expensive ( for a phone, of course no , but I've already had aheap of P spent on me , and I'm going on holiday again soon. )

B) I'm "allowed" a new phone...
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Either way, new phone, old phone... You will have a good phone.
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Well I feel my DHD deserves to be put to rest. Random restarts, bad battery sometimes, occasional times where it won't charge, time where it won't turn on.
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Yikes, that is no sounding good. Hopefully you will find something interesting in the Christmas sock
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Christmas sock? Last year I got an orange in my stocking ^_^
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Maybe you will have more luck this year :-D But it is the thought that counts.
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Well you'll be pleased to know my DHD has gone to a new home, aka the wife! Still working fine and the little problems I did have like notification lights/soft lights etc are working again all by themselves. Not sure why or how since haven't opened it up.
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I am definitely getting the One X +, or HTC 8X, I just like HTC in general. Never really had any big problems with it, that I couldn't solve. HTC Desire HD is basically my first smart phone as well. I love it, so far.
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It seems like a lot of DHD users went to the One X, S3 and Nexus, but are any Windows Phones catching your eyes?
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No nexus 4 for me yet. Might be able to get a kindle or at a push, a Nexus 7.

Might be able to move to contract and get a new phone in April!!
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HTC Butterfly incoming (to the Philippines, not my house).

Cost 33% more than the Nexus 4, but you do get LTE, expandable storage and of course the 1080p display.
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LTE in the UK is at the moment costly here so I'm not really bothered that the Nexus 4 doesn't support it.
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By the time I'm allowed an upgrade HTC's might not even be around :-P

Still like the idea of the N4

Edit: official - no upgrade for me :-(
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Gone from my Desire HD to a One X+ Both awesome phones.
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I upgraded to a RAZR HD as I wanted better battery life and a closer to stock Android experience.

Had it 2 months and am impressed with it. Would have liked the MAXX even more but it isn't for sale here.

I would get a HTC again if they brought something out with a big enough battery.

Still use the DHD to muck around with ROMs and as a backup phone. It served me very well
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:-\ nearly coming to 2 years for me. I think there's no chance of getting anything new for the birthday either :'(

Well maybe a new battery :-P
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Finally said goodbye to HTC desire HD after 25 months, to good an offer with 3 and their ultra fast network, Samsung Galaxy 4, arrives April 26th. Looks great and with 3 offering 4G speeds (almost) on their network and truly unlimited data use ( I average 10-12gb a month and never been slowed or charged a penny more) had to stay with them. Free upgrade to the Samsung galaxy 4. Wife pleased as she wants the desire HD which still works a treat.
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Despite moving on to the Nexus 4 I do miss (sometimes) my old trusty DHD. Still going strong considering its around 3 years old.
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Despite moving on to the Nexus 4 I do miss (sometimes) my old trusty DHD. Still going strong considering its around 3 years old.
my gf's phone broke the other day, so she's using my old dhd. Gotta say, it's still a great little phone, especially when you put a 4.2 jb custom rom on it. With it's single core processor, it still works great today with minimal lag.
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I moved over to the N4, gave my Mrs the One X and I've a buyer for the DHD so come the end of the month it will be getting sold.

It's not flawless by any means, and whilst not being the best, it's easily my favourite Android device out of all I've owned.

No one interested in The One after seeing all the awesome reviews?
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Very interested indeed. Contract up in July and will be straight in there as soon as I can for one.
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Really nice phones when they work, but I have had two iffy HTC's...

I got one back and running after the oven treatment though...
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I appreciate you're frustrated and see from your other post you attempted a fix yourself?

As Hadron already pointed out, the DHD comes with a 2 year warranty as standard in Europe so probably best to give them a call and see what they can do to sort your new one.
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I moved over to the N4, gave my Mrs the One X and I've a buyer for the DHD so come the end of the month it will be getting sold.

It's not flawless by any means, and whilst not being the best, it's easily my favourite Android device out of all I've owned.

No one interested in The One after seeing all the awesome reviews?
I like the way it looks, but a user replaceable battery is important to me... but the battery is large. Maybe it will be good enough for two years of hard use?
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I really think the DHD is a great phone that fits nicely in your pocket. IMHO the size and the technical capability of this phone are very adequate. It's a personal choice of course but if want a big screen then I'll get a tablet!

I am running the Blackout ICS ROM and it's superb like the the Android Revolutions ROM was for Gingerbread.
For what it's worth here's my advice as follows:
-Get a stable and well developed ROM
-Eliminate the Bloatware
-Follow good tips for performance management
-Leave the major core apps installed on the phone's internal memory, but move the rest to SD card.

When I installed the ROM I also trimmed the Sense Bloatware with the ROMCleaner No-Sense script. (It's all easy to do by the way). I use Go Launcher and keep the widgets to the stuff I really want as the Go Launcher is so flexible it's easy to get to what you want instantly. Performance very good and smooth. I use it for a lot of stuff and have lots of apps by the way, but with ES Task Manager it's easy to configure the phone only starts up the essential apps.

I would agree with many who advocate a big factor for good performance is NOT to have Task Managers running - my testing confirmed this dramatically (I do have ES Task Manager and the paid up Go Task Manager that I unfreeze periodically using Titanium backup to clean up the phone and then refreeze them again). Linux appears to automatically manage the RAM well.

So happy user, don't need another phone and on a great value SIM only deal.

I know something will come along one day that makes it worthwhile to move on but there's no rush!
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I have had the HTC ONE X plus for a few months now and love it, a tad faster and smoother then my old DHD and a few better tweaks and battery lots better but should it get damaged I would have no issues going back to using a DHD as a stop gap, its a bloody good phone (was for two years with me)
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 10:18 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Was pretty sure I was going to get a Samsung Galaxy S4 to replace my DHD... now I suddenly feel like just getting the HTC One.

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One more year before I can get a contract! W00t!
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Old May 26th, 2013, 09:33 AM   #145 (permalink)
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Much much earlier in the thread I said I would have got the S3 if my contract had been up at the time (though being out of work at the moment means I can't do anything anyway, but hey ho ...). The latest "fantasy" phone for me is the Asus Padfone Infinity. Get yourself a BT keyboard (or even a USB keyboard) and you got a 'laptop' for when you need to type more than 3 or 4 words and you've still got a stonking phone. It'd have to be an Ebay purchase from Taiwan though as they're not here in the UK at the moment.

Oh, and running AOKP on the DHD at the moment. Best ROM I've had. Very very stable with max. frequency set to 1305MHz.

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Old June 4th, 2013, 07:38 AM   #146 (permalink)
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well its time to say goodbye to dhd and hello to xperia z , it been good but time to move on , thanks for all the help you've supplied along the way
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