General Desire HD size

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  1. ballsofsteel

    ballsofsteel New Member
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    Hey guys, Im new to this forum. Found it a few days ago.

    I just like to get your opinion on the size of this thing. I have already pre ordered this device from Clove . However im beginning to have doubts on the Size of this thing.

    So what are your thoughts on the size? I am a little worried that it would be a little too bulky

    PS im contemplating on cancelling my order and getting a Desire Z But i dont think ill be using the QWERTY at all and apparently there are problems with the "Z" Hinge?
     

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  2. mcnob

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    Define "bulky"?

    The "Z" is thicker than the HD due to the QWERTY keyboard. The HD is only very slightly wider than a standard Desire and it's thinner than I thought it would be. Still very pocket-sized.
     
  3. karnka

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    I played with one yesterday. Yes it feels 'chunky' compared to my Galaxy S, but I think it's chunky in a good way. Feels very solid.
     
  4. SpencerUk

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    Where you heard about the hinge?

    Personal preference end of the day isn't it
     
  5. karnka

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    The hinge is a well documented problem. Have a search for desire z on engadget.
     
  6. cliche guevara

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    The 'problem' with the hinge on the Z is that it opens halfway when held upside down. I don't see this as a problem so much as a slight design oversight, and I don't think many users are likely to try and use it upside down anyway.
     
  7. karnka

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  8. SpencerUk

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    Well first off, you are not gonna hold the phone upside down so thats abit daft.

    Second, missing storage is mainly down to the G2 itself having loads of pre-loaded Google programs on (documented) where as the Desire Z doesn't have anything pre-loaded.

    Why does it have stuff on there pre-loaded..who knows.
     
  9. karnka

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    The storage thing is immaterial - the G2 explicitly comes with more flash storage than the DZ and someone in HTC screwed up producing some of the G2s.
     
  10. AstralZero

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    Personally I think anything less than 4" is too small... I use my phone for browsing a lot so the bigger the better as far as I'm concerned.

    If the Samsung Galaxy Tab fit in my pocket I'd probably get that as my main phone :D
     
  11. codral

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    Hey just a heads up... i got my HD last night, and it's way too big.

    Like i awnted a large screen but this is ridiculous, went out to the city last night and got about 6 comments from people like wtf is that a phone or a tablet

    it also takes up alot of pocket space... anywho i'll be using my n95 for going out in the future, but this is a great size for watching movies, browsing etc

    Oh also the side battery compartment u pull the battery out of is badly designed, it has one little notch to open it off of and if u use that and don't shift ur fingers up the phone as you open it it bends a crap load. Should have been made of steel
     
  12. SpencerUk

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    Can you prove that?. Probably not.

    Also if you look at the G2's and the Desire Z..Depending on if they are unbranded or sold as T-Mobile G2, the latter has less ROM space and flash storage as T-Mobile as put a load of crap on...I even read that somewhere back on TechRadar and Engadget when they got released.

    If you have big hands like me, you need bigger phones :p

    It's not "way too big"..its everyone's personal opinions.

    It sounds like you have just bought this phone on impulse and not actually tried it out or anything or looked.
     
  13. john_g

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    My thoughts on the size are:


    a) It seems to corespond exactly with the dimensions given in reviews and the specifications.

    b) I wanted a big screen, I got a big screen.

    c) My friend, who didn't want a big screen, didn't choose this phone.

    Any new phone arrives with some surprises - some good, some not so good - but surely size isn't one of them?
     
  14. Fio

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    I have DHD for 3 weeks or so and I often play with my friend's iPhone 4. Even though iPhone 4 has better image quality, I always feel like i lack space on iPhone's "small" screen. Using the screen on DHD is much easier due to it's size.

    I've never had problems with DHD's dimensions.
     
  15. big_mike

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    Back to the point of size.

    Really honestly its not much bigger than lots of other phones SGS, iphone 4, 3gs, blackberry storm. so i wouldn't worry and its very nice for typing in landscape mode so really no need for a hard keyboard such as the desire z. my hard keyboard died on my G1 and i was so so lost without it but no im just used to the the soft keyboard in landscape can type pretty fast too. :(
     
  16. sonesh

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    I was really worried about it being too big, and kept playing with dad's Normal desire for weeks before getting the DHD to decide if I could deal with anything bigger.

    It is the biggest phone I will ever own, and is a little odd when you hold it to your ear, but it was only 2-3 days before I fell in love with the size of the DHD.

    Plus, yesterday I loaded up a picture of something and showed it to a friend across the room who was able to see the picture perfectly. How many phones can do that!!!
     
  17. ynwa

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    The size of the DHD is fine i think. I have a gel case round it though which makes it feel a lot bulkier and heavier. Currently looking for a thinner protector.
     

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