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How many HTC Desire HD owners are planning to get another HTC phone?General

For HTC Desire HD owners - Do you still plan to buy a HTC phone for your next phone?

  1. Never again!

    28 vote(s)
  2. Yes, I still love HTC.

    32 vote(s)
  3. Only if it is a HTC Nexus phone.

    12 vote(s)

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  1. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    I would still consider a HTC . Cos the desire hd wasn't ever really the flagship phone much : it was quickly overtaken by the sensation if you can kinda see my point .....

  2. john_g

    john_g Well-Known Member

  3. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    But isn't the problem that htc said they were gonna roll it and then withdrew it, even though it's on similar phones?
  4. ladyemero

    ladyemero Member

    Not sure what to do, I'm up for renewal in November. I was miffed at a 2 year contract as it's a bloody long time.

    The idea of not being able to remove the battery on new HTC phones sucks, I love the fact I have an SD card too. I love my phone though it can be glitchy sometimes.

    I'm at a loss as to what to get now. Nothing is inspiring me right now. I see quite a few of you are looking at Samsung, how big is this phone. I don't want anything bigger than the desire hd.

    I'm in a weird place as always knew what I wanted when I was due for an upgrade. :confused:
    I'll answer the poll when I've looked into the nexus
  5. dvhttn

    dvhttn Well-Known Member

    Compare the SIII against the DHD and it's just slightly longer, but about the same width/depth. Much lighter and I think it feels more comfortable in my hand.

  6. crippsy_99

    crippsy_99 Member

    Im not sure, so none of the poll options really apply to me!
    Im on a sim only contract which im happy with and can buy a new sim free phone whenever I like, ive had my Desire HD now coming up to 2 years so think time for an upgrade soon, but im reasonably happy for the most part. My biggest complaint about it atm is im only getting 6hrs battery tops out of it, so have had to order my FOURTH replacement battery for it..

    And thats whats putting me off HTC at the moment..if im on my 4th battery for the HD (one was the original but too low capacity, 1 sort of blew up in the middle, and the 3rd just wont hold a charge anymore), theres no way that I want a phone where I cant replace the battery on, so might not be able to use in a year or less! Also, the lack of a microSD slot also is a big problem for me as I like for backup if nothing else.
    While the One X looks great, those two things put me off like most other people.

    On the other hand, I dont want a Galaxy S3..4 people I know have one, and ive played with them, and I hate it. My Desire HD seems much better to use, and user interface seems a lot user friendly and smoother than the S3's.
    I dont think sony have anything close at the min, but another friends Arc S is pretty good.

    So yeah, im not sure what phone to go for..
  7. Driftfog

    Driftfog Well-Known Member

    I have slew'd a bit and am reconsidering the HTC One again, yes the card and battery issue are causing me doubt, the updates still unsure but I like the actual phone and interface as crippsy_99 points out.

    I am due an upgrade with Tesco Mobile in January but the Mrs now wants to ditch her Wildfire with o2 (cant blame her) and I am torn between asking for two Samsung S3 or the HTC One for both of us, though I do have another account with Tesco for my son (sim only) so may get a good deal?????

    The One seems more rugged (needed in my job) than the S3...decisions decisions.

    The HTC Desire HD is still a fantastic phone just a shame about the update as I think more carriers would have stocked and sold it more... again I stand by my statement a few weeks ago, "How to loose money quickly" HTC :(
  8. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    I finally got to try Sense 4.0, Android 4.03 on my DHD care of the Virtuous Infinity ROM. Am very disappointed with Sense 4.0. HTC really "dumbed down" the interface. My favorite version of Sense is 3.6. With Sense 4.0 being the way it is, I really do not see another HTC in my future.
  9. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    In the past month since my last post, the HTC community has removed my disappointment on the lack of a ICS update. I have run Jelly Bean on this thing.

    At the same time I have developed an even higher sense of respect for HTC hardware. I started to really ramp up on what I do with my phone. I have installed a lot of ROMs, sometimes just a few hours apart, messed with voltages, governors, tweaked governors and clock speeds. It is a well built phone which has not let me down. I have full confidence in the hardware.

    So the other day I took a look at the One S. Fine piece of hardware. Not yet up for retention (contract not up yet) so I will wait. And I have also decided this DHD won't wind up on Ebay. It ends its life with me.

    With me foot in my mouth, I think I will probably be getting another HTC phone.

    Update: Looks like the HTC One X has a more interesting set of custom ROM's though.
  10. Driftfog

    Driftfog Well-Known Member

    Back track time for me, the Mrs got an S2 as she liked it better than the S3???? (women) and I am getting another HTC ......the One X Plus, it ticks the boxes with the better battery and more than enough internal memory with speed to:D
    So December is my early upgrade and hopefully Tesco mobile will stock it then ;)
  11. Omar Days

    Omar Days Well-Known Member

  12. swm-66

    swm-66 Member

    Had the DHD for coming up to 2yrs now upgrade end of oct wont be going for another htc will prob go with the s3 or note 2.

    The lack of repacable battery and sd card is just a no-no :confused:

    Also deciding which uk carrier to with as currently with vodaphone stay or go?
  13. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    I hear you on the lack of a user replaceable battery. Am okay with 16 GB internal but would love to be able to easily replace the battery with a new one.

    I love the One S, but the version released locally is a S3 version. Battery seems to be easy enough to replace with the right tools.
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  14. dvhttn

    dvhttn Well-Known Member

    Of course, if you want a bigger battery and SD card HTC have just announced this beast .... HTC J Butterfly unveiled with full HD, 5-inch display | News | TechRadar ....

    D-U-R-X likes this.
  15. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Yep, there's some top ROMs for the One X, Venom being one of the best (probably for any device tbh, I've not seen a more customisable ROM).

    Say what you will about htc themselves, 9 times out of 10, their devices will always have an excellent dev community.
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  16. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    The LG/Google Nexus 4 is looking pretty interesting though, as well as the higher end LG Optimus G.

    The HTC Butterfly is looking really nice too. Am hoping this will be the Nexus 5.

    And thanks you have the HTC One X+.
  17. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    The Nexus 4 is rumoured to come with 16gb of unexpandable storage tops. You lose a bit to the ROM, firmware and file system so you're looking at about 10gb storage and without an unlimited data plan, that wouldn't be enough for me :(
  18. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    I don't use much phone storage. I still only have the 8 GB SDCard on my phone and all my apps are installed on the 1.1 GB or internal storage. I do use cloud storage and have 42 GB of data online.

    I could easily live with 16 GB :D
  19. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    With a starting price of US$299 with a quad core krait and 2 GB of RAM, I think the Nexus 4 is my next phone. I think I will "splurge" for the 16 GB model. Will probably get one unlocked off-contract.
  20. scruffymid

    scruffymid Member

    acidbob says it all

    Despite long life battery quotes on the adverts a replaceable battery is essential.
    This is the only reason I wont go HTC next time.

    I am still amazed no-one offers a phone where you can hot swap the battery.
  21. Dr Hack

    Dr Hack Member

    HTC is as beautiful from the Inside as it is from the Outside :)
  22. Omar Days

    Omar Days Well-Known Member

    I was gonna get the nexus 4 but 16gb is just too small unfortunately. 32 or 64 and i would be pre ordering that thing. I could be swayed by it still though coz my mum's getting one lol so i might change my mind when i see it in person.
  23. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    The LG Optimus G is an LTE Version of the Nexus 4 with 32 GB storage.
  24. Omar Days

    Omar Days Well-Known Member

    Yeah good point. Kinda really want a nexus phone now though after rooting the dhd. I'm just gonna hope and hold out for a 32gb nexus 4. They did it with the nexus 7 so maybe!
  25. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Yes, I would not put it past them. The Nexus 4 seems to be processed to take on the iPhone 4S leaving the flagship phones of the OEM partners to take on the iPhone 5.

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