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How durable is the HTC Desire?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheTrueSpin, May 23, 2010.

  1. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Very likely going to get an HTC Desire instead of an iPhone. My only question is, how durable is the phone?

    For example, the iPhone has a scratch resistant screen and in my experience, tends to last quite a long time.

    My friends have had some of the old HTC's and, to be honest, the build quality was a little dubious. How does the Desire measure up? Will it last a few years?

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  2. Pryomancer

    Pryomancer Android Enthusiast

    The build quality was the first thing that impressed me when I first took my new Desire out of the box. It feels nicely heavy and solidly built. The screen doesnt have the oleophobic coating like the iPhone, but I haven't scratched mine yet. It can be avoided more by getting a case for it, that's what I did. Small scratches won't affect it anyway, when the screen is on you wouldn't see them.
  3. tomq

    tomq Newbie

    my iphone had scratch the first day i got it on the back. even in a case. but i hav dropped my desire, chucked in my bag, and i slide it across the room on carpet and not a mark :). and it feels good and strong
  4. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    My fiance
  5. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member

    If you want a scratch free Desire, get a Zagg maximum shield.

    I put one on mine, and it's wicked. Look on youtube for what it does...
  6. AlienDonkey

    AlienDonkey Lurker

  7. DesireMe

    DesireMe Android Expert

    Good video. I hope my phone doesn't have to come across any of those tests. I tried some clear screens from ebay, but they would peel off at my ear when taking a call. I haven't found a case i like yet. So for now, it sits in my pocket. I don't put anything else in that pocket and tend to put the screen facing out.
  8. confuzzled

    confuzzled Well-Known Member

    Build is good apart from the bezel around the screen, 2 days in i dropped my desire and it dinted and chipped theb bezel heavily, It wasn't until i looked closer that i noticed it had alot more scratches on it, My adivice, Get a silicone case of ebay for a couple of quid, Covers all the phone apart from the screen.

    KING LUFF Well-Known Member

    i have the official HTC Screen protectors and i have been very impressed. Doesn't feel any different
  10. OFI

    OFI Android Enthusiast

    Heh I put it screen facing in..

    My leg is squishy the corner of a table etc is not so :D

    The Folex screen cover I got is great, Cost about
  11. willis

    willis Member

    Can't really comment on scratches but i doubt it will last a few years. Imo the iPhone is more scratch prone but it feels like a solid brick compared to Desire.
    The battery cover has started creaking and the soft touch finish has already started wearing off. Luckily they're relatively cheap to replace.
  12. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yikes, that is a bit worrying! That said, I guess it depends on how you look after it.

    Will have to wrap this thing up in a nice protective case.
  13. willis

    willis Member

    Bear in mind that before i applied a flexishield i was using a pDair leather pouch and slipping it in and out constantly. I was also wiping the back to rid my greasy fingerprints. So unless nobody else has had the same issue i guess it was one of those that caused the soft texture to fade away.
  14. dogtanion

    dogtanion Lurker

    I have an iPod Touch (had for about a year) and an HTC desire (about 2 weeks).

    My iPod Touch still has no scratches to speak of inspite of not really taking care of it. My HTC desire glass screen scratched in the first week of having it in my pocket. I now keep it in a leather case :(.

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