1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

STD Desire few questions

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by redbaron, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. redbaron

    redbaron Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010

    Nov 22, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    1st post so please be gentle....

    I want to get a smartphone to upgrade my Nokia 6230, yes you heard it right Nokia 6230. I am a light user, mainly want to have a device that I can browse the net if/when needed in trains, while out, etc. Any voice plan will do for me. O2 would be the best option as I have broadband with them (discount monthly).

    Last weekend I played with HTC HD7. CPW/o2 shop didn't have a DHD demo, but I could 'feel' the dummy handset. The both look nice, but I think the problem for me is the screen size which is massive. The Desire Z looks great but i am a bit concerned with the hinge snapping up and therefore end up with a broken phone. Having said that, I am very very inclined to go for the STD Desire.

    My Qs:

    1) Good deal on quidco at the moment (orange contract): Is it true that the HTC Desire warranty on Orange is only 1-year compared to other networks at 2-years?
    2) Is the Orange SW bloatware or have they made available a plain Froyo 2.2 version?
    3) Do I invalidate warranty if I unlock the phone? (Apparently Orange offers the service for
     

    Advertisement

  2. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,681
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010

    Apr 29, 2010
    1,681
    283
    163
    Technical Support
    Liverpool, Merseyside
    1. Regardless you get 2 year HTC warranty
    2. Full of it, unless you can get it from CPW as they tend to do generic handsets (got my Desire from them) - obviously check with them first
    3. SIM-unlock I don't think so, but debranding it definitely
     
    redbaron likes this.
  3. bunnisher

    bunnisher Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    86
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010

    Aug 6, 2010
    86
    15
    18
    York, England
    As I'm sure you'll hear from most on this forum....the Desire is a kickass phone! I, too, was a light user but the Desire has hardly left my hands in the past 6 months!

    Btw, am I the only one snickering at "STD"? I'll get me coat....
     
  4. Griff_LI

    Griff_LI Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    371
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010

    Jul 11, 2010
    371
    52
    53
    Marlow, Bucks, UK
    Nope... I'll get mine too.
     
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,123
    Posts:
    23,925
    Joined:
    May 25, 2010

    May 25, 2010
    23,925
    5,305
    1,123
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    We don't have coats in the north, but if we did, I'd be grabbing mine.
     
  6. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,681
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010

    Apr 29, 2010
    1,681
    283
    163
    Technical Support
    Liverpool, Merseyside
    I didn't even think that until reading it again...LMAO :D
     
  7. redbaron

    redbaron Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010

    Nov 22, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    thank you all so far....

    I will re-think about getting the Desire from Orange due to the bloatware....

    Another Q:
    Can I use the Desire connected to WiFi to make Voip calls, i.e., not using monthly voice allowance nor 3G? (justVoip is my provider and they do have an apps Android devices).

    cheers
     
  8. LECTER

    LECTER Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,546
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010

    Jul 27, 2010
    1,546
    233
    163
    Entrepreneur
    Over the hill and through the woods
    Make sure you get a condom case for it, don
     
    Pancake likes this.
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,123
    Posts:
    23,925
    Joined:
    May 25, 2010

    May 25, 2010
    23,925
    5,305
    1,123
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    If the z was as powerful as the desire, I'd want one now. As it is though, is still.choose the desire
     
    redbaron likes this.
  10. Remould

    Remould Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010

    Nov 17, 2010
    2
    1
    6
    I maybe a newbie, but i think going from a 6230 to any version of a desire will be revelation !,i've just got a desire on Orange and i'm more than happy,ok there may be a few double up on the apps with the Orange versions as well, but you learn to ignore them,and unless you use an "open" phone i don't think you'd notice any difference in the phones !
     
    redbaron likes this.
  11. redbaron

    redbaron Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010

    Nov 22, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    To be honest with you as a light user I have never felt the need to upgrade the phone (calls + txts). To be honest I've had 2x blackberries (work). It is more about keeping up with technology as I am IT professional.
    Which deal did you get? Did you purchase the orange care insurance @
     
  12. Remould

    Remould Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010

    Nov 17, 2010
    2
    1
    6
    I got the phone as an extra on my contract,22.50 (first month free) for 300 mins,u/limited texts and 500mb,also 5 quid off my old contract,i've got the Orange care i'd not normally go for these insurances,but with this phone it might be worth it especially as the sticker on the phone says remove from trouser pockets before sitting down or word to that effect!.One company to look at is mobiles.co.uk,all their phones are unlocked and they do some good deals.
     
  13. Jason71

    Jason71 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    238
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009

    Aug 5, 2009
    238
    24
    38
    IT consultant
    Shropshire UK
    I don't know anything about justVoip but yes you can do VOIP on WIFI
     
  14. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,067
    Joined:
    May 17, 2010

    May 17, 2010
    1,067
    252
    163
    technical illustrator
    UK
    'I am a light user, mainly want to have a device that I can browse the net if/when needed in trains, while out, etc. '

    just a warning, you will almost certainly find that you cannot get a good signal on the train, I havent found a single phone that can.

    otherwise, the original Desire will be fine for you.

    goodluck.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...