Sent it back - now got Desire!!General


Last Updated:

  1. adybaby

    adybaby Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    1
    Too many issues - phone returned - HTC desire now which is a cracker!!
    Battery life
    No multitouch/pinch zoom
    Android 1.6
    Cant delete emails in bulk
    Cant send contacts without an app
    Cant delete items in timescape in bulk
    Playnow disabled by network, so cant use it
    Music organizer not as good as others
    Some other annoyances
     

    Advertisement
  2. SuperMuna

    SuperMuna Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Battery Life - The more you use it, the better it gets. I now get 2 days out of it, and I use the phone quite a lot, for games, music, web browsing.

    Multi-Touch/Pinch Zoom - I personally don't see it as a necessity, good to have though.

    Android 1.6 - Yeah, but it has lots of 2.X features,like Voice to search, etc. other than Live Wallpapers and more home screens, I dont see any difference in both versions. Then again, 2.1 is faster than 1.6. so maybe thats a plus.

    cant delete email in bulk - yeah, that sucks.

    cant send contacts without an app - I dont understand, just go into a contact, hit the menu button, and select send business card and it will send the contact via bluetooth, this is what I do, or do you mean something else?

    cant delete items in timescape in bulk - yeah.

    Playnow - works for me, but I disabled it manually, because it sucks, I dont know why you made this point as a negative.

    Music Organiser - I personally love it, which one do you prefer?

    I'm impressed with X10, it is the best looking phone on the market, also after using the HD2, I cant use any phone that its screen is less than 4". All what the X10 needs is software updates to fix little bugs, and add more features and optimization. other than that, the phone is good. enjoy your Desire, I find the Desire very ugly. I just cant stand it.
     
  3. sleepless

    sleepless Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    16
    Battery life - my best mate has the desire and it's about the same

    No multitouch/pinch zoom - rumored to be in next update but peolpe who got this phone knew there wasn't any anyway and if its in the update, it's a plus.

    Android 1.6 - rumored september

    Cant delete emails in bulk - you can delete emails in bulk well I use googlemail and its fine

    Cant send contacts without an app - have not had a need to so i don't know about this one

    Cant delete items in timescape in bulk - why would you need too? Isn't the whole pointof timescape is to display updtes just like when your those websites? well for me it is

    Playnow disabled by network, so cant use it - have never tried

    Music organizer not as good as others - as in on the phone or a software on you pc? on the phone is one of the best for an android phone.

    Some other annoyances- like what?
     
  4. werthers

    werthers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    262
    Likes Received:
    15
    I can't see too much wrong with it apart from battery life, no multitouch and android 1.6. Battery life seems to be a problem with most smart phones, multitouch I don't find much of an issue and android 1.6 isn't that slow on a 1ghz processor and there's an update coming.
    As for the rest just download some apps, I use meridian and mixzig for podcasts and music.
     
  5. Smg

    Smg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    38
    Well if you prefer the Desire over the X10 then good but i look at it like this:

    Battery life - Won't be any better on the Desire.

    No multitouch/pinch zoom - Overated and not as neccessary on a 4" screen.

    Android 1.6 - Which will be upgraded to a newer version.

    Cant delete emails in bulk - Yes you can.

    Cant send contacts without an app - Correct but this is likely a limitation of 1.6 so will be upgraded.

    Cant delete items in timescape in bulk - No you can't (yet) but why would you want/need too.

    Playnow disabled by network, so cant use it - And thats SE's fault?

    Music organizer not as good as others - Works fine for me. And theres plenty of other applications you could just download.

    Some other annoyances - Like?.

    Most of the "problems" with the X10 are software related and will be fixed when we get a newer version of android.

    However some things about the Desire that can't be updated:

    Desire has a smaller screen that is pointless outdoors on a sunny day.

    Desire has a poor camera.

    Desire heats up alot.
     
  6. duarab

    duarab Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Correct me if am wrong but is x10 not the better phone and only let down by android 1.6? Better camera, battery life about the same, bigger screen and better in sunlight etc
     
  7. Crash27

    Crash27 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    42
    I agree, no matter what phone you purchase there is always going to be something that someone does not like about it, there are many manufactures and tons of phones so each one has it's own version. I myself love the X10 and am very happy with it, I hope that others that choose different phones are happy with theres but again no phone is perfect, And I find that the majority of the phones that people say are better are the ones that have the 2,1 OS on them. I agree that sony should have put 2.1 on it right away but with a little wait period they will have all the feedback they need to get the phone running right.
     
  8. McChicken

    McChicken Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    GOOD FOR YOU !
    but should you not post this in Desire forum instead....
    I think we know what we have and have not
     
  9. puppet_master

    puppet_master Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    12
    I doubt he/she had an X10 in the first place... Prolly just a Desire fan trying to make a point... pointlessly :/

    -pup-
     
  10. solidkevin

    solidkevin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    12
    lol
     
  11. vlc

    vlc Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    The fact that the X10 is on 1.6 isn't really an issue for me right now. I think that 'problem' is overdone by most people. 2.1 has it's own bugs too.
    I wish the phone had been released with a physical keyboard, but otherwise the phone is brilliant as is and will just get even better.
     
  12. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9,813
    Likes Received:
    2,183
    There's the X10 mini pro, lol...although it's itsy bitsy and chubby wubby!
     
  13. Dem

    Dem Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    5
    Other than more colours from the screen, I still don't know what benefits 2.1 has over 1.6! Can't see the feature difference from 1.5 (Hero) to 1.6 (X10) either!

    I do miss the weather widget on HTC. I paid for one on the market, but it needs to be forced to refresh, rather than changing regularly!
     
  14. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9,813
    Likes Received:
    2,183

    What 2.1 has over 1.6:
    • Optimized hardware speed
    • Support for more screen sizes and resolutions (16M)
    • Revamped UI
    • New browser UI and HTML5 support
    • New contact lists
    • Better white/black ratio for backgrounds
    • Improved Google Maps 3.1.2
    • Microsoft Exchange support
    • Built in flash support for Camera
    • Digital Zoom
    • MotionEvent class enhanced to track multi-touch events
    • Improved virtual keyboard (still needs improvement)
    • Bluetooth 2.1 (still no smart dialing though)
    • Live Wallpapers
    I can't really compare 1.6 to 2.1 since my Nexus is my first Android phone.

    But it does seem that they did improve 1.6 with 2.1, just alot of the improvements are not noticable. I'd think all Android phones (1.5,1.6,2.1) all have flash support and digital zoom.
     
  15. Mxtc

    Mxtc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    9
    The 1.6 vs 2.1 argument isn't valid when u discuss the X10. It has most of the features Rose just listed because 1.6 was tweaked by Sony for this phone. this phone speaks for itself. X10 is running 800+x480 so its running the higher resolution. custom camera interface with zoom. There is the programs moxier that sync exchange. Custom ui.Its very fast..ect. 2.1 will come out in september, but I won't miss it in the meantime.
     
  16. Dem

    Dem Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    5
    Mmmmm..... not much for the extra 0.5 then! :D
     
  17. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9,813
    Likes Received:
    2,183
    Lol yeah thought it was strange when I read the comparison since I thought X10 had most of the features from the specs I've read. Still need to go to the Rogers store to check it out.
     
  18. Mxtc

    Mxtc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    9
    Let us know what you think of it.

    The 2.1 specs you mentioned have Google Maps 3.1.2, but you can download Google Maps 4 from the Market, or it comes with the phone.

    What you don't have on 1.6 is the Live Wallpaper, and some Applications like Google Earth that only support 2.1.

    If you already have a Nexus One then I wouldn't recommend the X10 since they are both 1ghz at least 800x480 resolution phones, you aren't gaining much. (loosing the trackball) You might be used to it already. I don't blame adybaby for getting a Desire, as it is also a good phone (n1 with sense UI :)).
     
  19. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    5,252
    Likes Received:
    1,266
    They are both great phones to be fair. It just comes down to personal preference. I chose the Desire because it had more things that I personally liked, however in doing so I had to give up some things that I really wanted in the X10.
     
  20. voodoomike

    voodoomike Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    My girlfriend has a Desire, and its battery seems to run out quicker than my X10's.

    I'm not bothered about most of the 'big' stuff in the Android 2.1 update. However, 2.1 does let you forward a contact by SMS, which 1.6, stupidly, doesn't. As far as I'm concerned, it's the little things like this that make the difference - 1.6 is missing a few simple features that make using the phone (and after all, these things are primarily phones) a little clunky. I'm far more bothered by these than I am by my lack of live wallpapers and HD video.

    However, when it comes down to comparing my X10 to my GFs Desire, I prefer my phone by a long way: it looks better, it lasts longer, it has a better camera, I can see the screen when I'm outside, etc etc. My GFs Desire can forward contacts, it has a nice UI and it rings louder - all nice to have, but not enough to make up for it's weaknesses against the X10.
     
  21. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,825
    Likes Received:
    763
    I own both currently, after the first couple of days owning the X10 my SIM spends all its time in the Desire.
     

Share This Page

Loading...