Thought I'd weigh in, as a new Desire user... I went and had a look at the Samsung today at the Optus Store (a carrier here in Australia) and at first I thought it was a plastic fake model, but when the screen turned on, I was amazed as just how HORRIBLE the build quality is. ...It feels literally like a cheap plastic toy. Maybe it was a dud model or something, but what I felt, was horrible, I held it and couldn't help but foresee peoples money flushing away. The phone itself is great, don't get me wrong; and the screen is amazing, but it just feels so CHEAP... If you're deciding between the two, go and actually grasp both in your hand and tell me which feels better. My Desire feels like a German Tank after holding the Samsung.