Due an upgrade. Shall I go for the HTC Desire HD?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by vard, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. vard

    vard Active Member
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    I have had my HTC hero for over a year now. It's a great phone, but obviously just short on the processing power required to really make use of the android OS. I haven't been keeping up to date on the ins and outs of what's what in the android world, so I don't know what phones are just around the corner - before I extend my contract I want to be sure I'm getting the absolute best android phone going; Ideally one which won't be out-matched within a week! As was the case when I got the Hero. Any advice guys? What phone would you get. (PS: the only phone I'd stay clear of is the Galaxy S - purely because I don't like the look. I hated the look of the original iphone, and that thing is near enough a carbon copy)
     

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  2. vard

    vard Active Member
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    apparently I'm unable to put paragraphs in my post...
     
  3. Raftysworld

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    if i were you i'd go with a galaxy s. I own almost all andriod devices released in the last two years and the captivate is my fav
     
  4. Guamguy

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    The difference between Desire HD and Hero is like night and day. Or like T-Rex vs. a chicken sized raptor. You will be awed by its sheer awesomeness and how far Android has changed since the Hero.
     
  5. Tino

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    I'd deffinately go for the Desire HD if youre fine without a keyboard, otherwise then I'd go for a Desire Z. I have an original Desire and it is awesome, the difference between the Desire series and the Hero is just massive and I don't think it will be beaten until atleast after christmas and even then it will easily hold its own.

    I agree with the Galaxy S, I don't know how they managed to make a phone with such a beautiful screen so ugly. Plus I've heard and seen quite a few niggles still with the SGS which aren't fixed without rooting.
     
  6. Slug

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    Whatever you settle on today will be 'old hat' within weeks so take time to work out what you want in a handset and then look for those that match your criteria. Above all, hit the stores and get a feel for them in your hand. Specs are all well and good, but won't tell you if the phone actually suits you and the way you'll use it.
     
  7. takeshi

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    As already stated above, something newer is always around the corner.

    What I would get doesn't matter. What are you specifically looking for? For some reason these "What should I get?" threads always omit this critical information. If you want meaningful recommendations then post your requirements. Unless your needs/wants happen to be identical to mine (or anyone else's) then it doesn't do you any good to poll people like this. It's not a one-size-fits-all world. What's best for one isn't necessarily the best for another. Best is always highly subjective.
     
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  8. kb58

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    Exactly. It's like people asking what color car they should buy... ugh! Just buy what you like and be happy with it.
     
  9. vard

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    Thanks for the feedback. I think I may well be tempted to go for the Desire HD. There's a part of me though thinking about sitting it out a while and seeing what's on the horizon. I'll give it another month or so at least ;)
     
  10. IOWA

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    The Desire HD is a beast of a phone. I'd say go for it if you love the screen size =P
     

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