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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dmcavoy, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. dmcavoy

    dmcavoy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    My new Desire should be arriving within the next hour or so. If the couriers can finally get something right.

    Can't wait to get it up and running.

    Any tips for a first time Android user would be very much appreciated.
     


  2. Rew

    Rew Well-Known Member

    Charge it for a good 4 hours before you use it.
     
  3. dmcavoy

    dmcavoy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Really?

    I've always noticed people do that but can't say I've ever noticed a difference when I haven't done it with any other new phones.
     
  4. mr.hachi

    mr.hachi Member

    The battery comes charged for a good couple of hours of use when it arrives (mine did anyway)
     
  5. lekky

    lekky Lover

    I'd fully charge it just in case, not worth taking the risk. Have a read of my guide in the meantime :p
     
  6. dmcavoy

    dmcavoy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ah cool, I can give it a thorough test tonight whilst I'm out.

    I was thinking anyway, wasn't the battery memory issue with the older Ni-mH batteries? Phones will use Lithium-Ion batteries these days which aren't affected by this.
     
  7. Ghâshûl

    Ghâshûl Well-Known Member

    When I got mine, I plugged it in and started playing with it immediatly. Haven't noticed any ill effects of that.
     
  8. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Android Expert

    Enjoy it, mate!

    I am loving mine and I haven't done anything excessive with it yet. I am reluctant to customise it too much as I may be getting mine replaced/exchanged as it came with a small speck of dust under the screen. It's only a minor issue, but it's rather annoying, even if it can only be seen in direct sunlight when the phone is off or the phone is in sleep mode.
     
  9. tef89

    tef89 Android Enthusiast

    My advice is test it to within in inch of it's life :) during the grace period so if you have any issues you're not stuck with it.

    I have a major issue sending / receiving texts on Orange along with calls sending straight to voicemail - unfortunately I'm just outside of the 14 days Orange give.
     
  10. delinear

    delinear Member

    The charge/discharge cycle is CPU controlled, so you don't need to "condition" the battery like you did with the old batteries, but there's lots of software now that syncs with your battery level, and to give an accurate reading they sometimes need you to fully charge and discharge the battery at least once, to determine the tolerances.

    The leaflet with mine said a full charge should take 3 hours, I've not measured it from dead, but my first full charge on receiving the phone only took just over an hour.
     
  11. dmcavoy

    dmcavoy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Haha, I was like that with my old BlackBerry 8900, got it replaced about 6 times for little things like that until eventually settling for the 9000 model instead.

    As soon as you notice that single bit of dust or dead pixel its all you see when looking at the screen, they do my head in.

    I hope to god my desire is fine. Its been getting thrown about by the worst courier company ever (DPD UK, avoid them at all cost) for the last 3 days.
     
  12. tef89

    tef89 Android Enthusiast

    I'm onto my 5th Desire, faults (some minor I admit) were: Call quality poor, hardware buttons started sticking, screen off-centre and now this sms failure / calls straight to vm issue with the last two handsets.

    It's my first touch-screen/smartphone and as soon as I can sort this sms problem I'll love it lol.
     

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