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  1. alan00713

    alan00713 Member

    hi guys im about to buy my first android phone and need a decent size one atleast 4 inch display. im thinking about getting the desire hd which is only

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  2. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} Guide

    Hi alan...

    I've moved your thread to get it some responses form users of the Desire HD.

    Good luck with your decision. ;)
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  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    For me the Desire HD is not a light weight phone in the pocket :)

    You might have a look at the HTC Sensation.
    About the same dimensions than the HD, but lighter and a higher resolution display, better performance and ICS.

    Just me 2
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  4. CDPlant

    CDPlant Let's dooo-ooo it Guide

    I would strongly suggest not to buy the galaxy s3 mini, I have heard nothing but bad things about it :( It's a shame as it could have been a great device.

    As above, the sensation is a good choice, also the sensation XE is really good too. You could probably get one for just slightly more than the DHD I reckon.

    I still have a soft spot for my old DHD as it is a great phone :D Its getting on a bit now but if you don't want to play the latest games or do anything processor intensive then it's a good one to go for :)
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  5. alan00713

    alan00713 Member

    thanks guys just looking at it now on utube its
  6. BrutalUK

    BrutalUK Well-Known Member

    The desire hd is in my mind still a great phone. I've only recently moved on from the DHD after dropping it and breaking the front glass/digitizer. But despite that I managed to fix it myself and now it's been passed onto the wife and she loves it. It's just a shame it never got the ICS update that it should have got.
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  7. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Between that two I would probably get the S3 mini.

    1. You have an official Android 4.x ROM. Officially, the DHD is stuck at Android 2.3.5.

    2. The the 5 MP camera of the S3 mini is probably is as good as the 8 MP on the DHD. I have not tried the S3's camera, but the 5 MP on the Samsung built Galaxy Nexus does a better job overall than the 8 MP on the DHD, which can produce some great shots and some really bad ones.

    3. Battery wise, the S3 mini has a larger battery and probably better battery life.

    Me I love my DHD. It is well built and now runs a custom ROM and overclocked. If I were buying something now, I would probably opt for a more current model.

    Actually I would look at the Galaxy S II. Might not cost all that much more and has Android 4.1.
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  8. alan00713

    alan00713 Member

    im in 2 minds what to do now after reading about so many problems with the dhd and the sensations shuting down problems and a few other things, i know it wont be happening to every one but its making me think htc is not the best phone to go for now so now im just confused lol.
  9. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    I never had a shutting down problem with the DHL or with the Sensation, both unrooted :)

    Harry
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  10. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    I've not really had any issues with my DHD either :)
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  11. BrutalUK

    BrutalUK Well-Known Member

    What about the galaxy s2 like ral suggested.
  12. alan00713

    alan00713 Member

    i dont know anything about that phone ill utube it and see if i like it it just doesnt look as nice as the htc or s3 mini and its about
  13. Bedroom Eyes

    Bedroom Eyes Well-Known Member

    You could also look into the HTC One X or the Nexus 4? (Depending on price obviously.)
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  14. alan00713

    alan00713 Member

    yes ive looked at those and would like the one x but i think i wanna spend about
  15. CDPlant

    CDPlant Let's dooo-ooo it Guide

    The nexus 4 would be a good one to get, but it seems impossible to actually get hold of one for Googles asking price :( its been sold out for a good month there are (unfounded) rumours that they've stopped making them altogether now
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  16. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Was doing some price checking at Amazon. The Galaxy S II and Sensation are both fairly expensive making getting a Nexus 4 a better idea, even if you have to wait a bit.
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  17. BrutalUK

    BrutalUK Well-Known Member

    As said if that's the amount you want to spend then the Nexus 4 would make sense. There are rumours going around saying LG have stopped making the N4, but regarding to another site a spokesman said that's all it is rumours. They admit there had been production problems but they had been sorted. We'll see!
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  18. alan00713

    alan00713 Member

    the nexus is
  19. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    The S2 is a newer device than the DHD/Sensation, which is worth taking in to condsideration :)
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  20. BrutalUK

    BrutalUK Well-Known Member

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  21. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Yeah... if you could stretch to the Nexus 4, you wouldn't regret it! :)
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  22. BrutalUK

    BrutalUK Well-Known Member

    Oh you won't regret it believe me!!:D If you did you'll go to the dark side...lol.
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  23. alan00713

    alan00713 Member

    it looks really good shame theres no sd slot, any ideas when its gonna be available and how do you buy from google play?
  24. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Know what you mean about the SD card... think that Google are really trying to push Cloud Storage though :)

    It's already available... you should be able to head to Google Play and just search for Nexus :)
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  25. BrutalUK

    BrutalUK Well-Known Member

    Yes pity about no sd card slot but there are loads of cloud alternatives. I think Box are giving Nexus 4 users 50gb of space as was jottacloud (something like that). There's also firm favourite, Dropbox. Music wise Google let you store up to 20,000 tracks free. Bonus is if you buy music through them it doesn't count towards above number above.
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