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What condition are your Desires in & how long have you had them? :)

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  1. ajh94

    ajh94 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys!

    I'm just wondering out of interest... how good is the condition of all your Desires and how long have you had them?

    Also I have noticed the metal strip on the right of my phone where it meets the plastic part at the bottom is totally flush, however the same thing on the left side of the phone is slightly higher... If I run my finger over the metal part and the plastic just under it, the metal part feels higher up, and this is not the case on the other side. Has anyone else got this?? Or are both sides equally flush?


  2. GingaB

    GingaB Well-Known Member

    Ive had my Desire for a year now and its still in pristine condition. No knocks, scratches or blemishes at all. Having a sturdy gel case helped immensely aswell but most importantly I always reserved left jean pocket solely for the phone.. Its a no fly zone for coins or keys lol

    As for the metal strip... Both sides of the metal part is equally flush
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    I'd say mine is also equally flush both sides.

    One very small scratch near earpiece, salt grain sized chip in bronze finish at one corner. That's about it. Case is scuffed in a few places though.

    Late AMOLED model - late June/early July.
  4. DesireMe

    DesireMe Well-Known Member

    Since March 2010. No scratches. 4 chunks out of top right hand corner. Never dropped it in a year, then twice in 2 days onto concrete. No case or screen protector, naked, as intended. :)
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    1 year (and half a month)

    Few minor scratches on the screen. Can't see when on.

    Several concrete drops have taken place. Some dents in the metal near the power button. The battery door is not fitting quite flush due to the metal casing being slightly warped due to dropping.

    Other than the accidental damage, there doesn't seem to be any ware really
  6. nafpez

    nafpez Well-Known Member

    Had mine since the 11th of May 2010. Not a single drop, and not a single mark, i look after my expensive toys, if i come to sell, it will always be worth more in pristene condition :p
  7. Usta

    Usta Well-Known Member

    Over a year and not a single scratch or dent. :)
    I'm hugely satisfied with the build quality and materials used in Desire.
    I guess HTC's business phone building experience was used here.
  8. ajh94

    ajh94 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all your replies guys!! I have had mine 8 months and never dropped it however I have also got a tiny mark in the upper left corner on the metal... this was caused from grit Getting under the case and causing that. But I always look after my expensive items and I take very good care of my desire, so other than some things that have happened accidentally and other things that I don't know anything about its in very good Condition. :)
  9. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

    Pristine condition since August 2010 no scratch and has Zaggs screen film and silicon skin, second one is a second hand off someone that doesn't like Android and it's in good condition as well with some noticeable wear on the battery door (from laying on a table or desk I guess).
  10. Meh

    Meh Well-Known Member

    Had mine since Oct 10. Not a scratch or a mark on it. Keep it in a HTC TPU skin, had a screen protector on for a few months and no screen protector for a few months. I make sure it doesn't go into a pocket with coins or keys etc.
  11. williamj1

    williamj1 Well-Known Member

    Since August 2010, so 9 months.

    Absolutely immaculate. No scratches or dents anywhere to be seen.

    Gel case and screen protector.

    Dropped plenty of times, onto hard floors and even kicked it full force at a door once (accidentally).

    All in all, I'm happy.

    (Although, I'm annoyed as I couldn't sell it like this, because I popped out the lens cover on the back, and the original charger lead doesn't work, so I couldn't say like new :(, even though it is ).

  12. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    had mine since august 2010. its in immaculate condition
    mainly because i refused to even use it until i got a case and screen protector for it.

    i got one of those casemate tough cases as im prone to drop stuff
  13. Howard Hopkinson

    Howard Hopkinson Well-Known Member

    Got my phone in October last year. It's always been in a leather flip case and it's condition is pristine.
  14. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Well-Known Member

    Had my Desire for 10 months and it's still in perfect condition. I put it in a gel case like williamj1 and not used a screen protector. The INSIDE of the phone has been flashed, partitioned and changed beyond all recognition :D
  15. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Great to hear everyone have been taking good care of their Desire and still rocking & loving 'em :)
  16. amit_eighty8

    amit_eighty8 Well-Known Member

    had mine since 11/01/11....except one on upper right corner (has taken blind leap from my bad)..

    other wise in excellent condition
  17. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

    'bout 14 months old now and without dropping it;

    Camera cover scratched to buggery.
    Silver flaking off lower front buttons.
    Chunk of case missing around charger port

    It did always 'feel' cheap so it's about lasted upto expectations
  18. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

    Oh, and HTC silvered lettering has fallen off the back, although I prefer it without them :p
  19. SiHa

    SiHa Well-Known Member

    Since April '10.

    Been dropped a couple of times, once face down onto hard floor. Couple of scratces on the plastic bottom corners and a couple of marks on the metal surround. Camera cover scratched to buggery and replaced with sapphire glass. Screen immaculate.

    Although I'm a clumsy get and have dropped it a few times, I am always careful to only put in a pocket on its own - no keys/coins.
    I'll have to disagree with you on that one, from the moment I picked it up, this phone felt like a well engineered and well built piece of kit. Only the lens cover has failed to live up to that.
  20. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

    Each to their own old chap.
    I'm comparing the desire to previous phones which I've had longer and have held up better.

    It's not bad but could be a lot better.
  21. SiHa

    SiHa Well-Known Member


    Although I've seen quite a few posts from people complaining about build quality. Makes you wonder if they had to hurriedly get extra manufacturing resource online when they realised how popular it was, and that's where the more shoddy stuff comes from.
  22. Lagerfiend

    Lagerfiend Active Member

    Had mine over a year, one large chunk missing from bottom near back button, few minor dings all round perfect screen tho.
    used to have a hard case on it, but promised myself that after 1 year of my 18 month contract i would bare all for the last 6 months.
    surprising how skinny it feels now :)
    always had screen protector on it from day dot, and always would with any device...

    anyone know of an outer case replacement service at all?

    if not i might start one :D
  23. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Maybe. My quality is great. One of its best and most obvious features for me.
  24. kewlbuddy

    kewlbuddy Well-Known Member

    had mine since dec'10. safe in casemate..in excellent condition
  25. Kibbster

    Kibbster Well-Known Member

    I've had mine three months or so and apart from being covered in greasy swipes over the screen is still pristine :)

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