Good bye HTC DESIRE HD, the worst phone I've ever owned.
I was eager to buy this phone and (thought) I've done a lot of research, but now, after a year and a half I can safely say it's the worst phone experience I've ever had, for one main reason- HTC sense.
It keeps crashing, freezing (coming back to home screen from an open app takes an average of 15 seconds).
I've restarted it, reset it to factory settings numerous times, you name it.
Also the camera have trouble focusing (once it does it does produce amazing photos), and take about 5-7 seconds after a shot has been taken to be ready for the next one.
Not buying any HTC related product ever again.
Consider this merely a product review and not one of those apple vs android vs whatever internet hate rants....
All phones have a two year warranty so yours is still able to be sent back to an official HTC repair centre for diagnosis and repair. They will collect, fix and return free of charge. Quoted turn-around is 5 days.
You have nothing to lose at this stage so send it off and report back on what they fixed.
My DHD is the best phone I have ever had and I personally see zero reason to upgrade to anything currently on the market.
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Sounds like a hardware failure. You probably should have returned (or should, if you still have it as already advised by D-U-R-X) the phone under warranty. Basically, the symptoms you described are not typical of a Desire HD.
Last edited by ral; September 16th, 2012 at 11:46 PM.
I think you had a dud, I've had my desire for over two years now and the only problem I had ever experienced was due to some water damage, though it still worked through that. Did you upgrade to gingerbread and HTC 3.0
See this is where Apple still have a slight edge over Android -
There phones work - out of the box. The reason: One OS and one set of hardware.
If you want a phone that just 'works' and does what it says then iPhone is probably the best phone out there - You know what your going to get.
If you want something different and are prepared for a little bit of incompatabilty with apps. Having to install new launchers (because we all know Sense sucks, an who only knows what Samsung were thinking of with the SG3 interface) etc...then Android is the way forward.
Having said that, I do think the OP has a duff phone and should be sending it back. I've had mine for 2 years now....rooted it 12 months ago and haven't looked back. I've now got a shiny new SG3, but TBH the SIM is still in my DHD and I can't be parted from her!!
The HTC Desire HD is the big-screened successor to the HTC Desire, a device that took much of Europe by storm when launched in the spring of 2010. The Desire HD followed during fall of the same year, earning its title from a large 4.3-inch display,... Read More