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Upgrading to Desire HD

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EmperorKabir, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. EmperorKabir

    EmperorKabir Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    This is more of a question to you guys.

    I sent my (unbranded) Desire in for repair. Now half of the time the repair folks can't be assed to repair and end up just sending back a brand new replacement handset. At that point, I am thinking about selling it as an unbranded new handset, (less about 10 months of warranty remaining), and then buying a sim free DHD from Expansys or Dabs. I know the battery life is shocking beyond belief, and currently I use an extended battery for the Desire, but this is not an option for the DHD due to the fitting. So overall I will probably pay a further 1-150 quid extra after the Desire sale, and then maybe spend another 20-40 quid on a portable charger. I carry a manbag around (coz I'm so cool) so would probably just dump it in that.

    In my situation, if you had the extra 150-200 to spend (which I don't really but hey, I'm stupid), would you do the same?

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  2. funkmuncha

    funkmuncha Newbie

    hasnt the DHD got a smaller CPU?

    you should go to the DHD forum, i dont think its been such a huge hit really
  3. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    Same CPU, but newer version. It's basically the Desire with a bigger screen and the new version of Sense. As suggested, head over to the DHD forum and ask about
  4. kalfou

    kalfou Newbie

    Yeah if you like the bigger screen then why not get a desire hd...The only reason i don't want one is because of how big the screen is, bbut dam the specs on the hd and the new sense are kick A
    yenrod likes this.
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    its not the same cpu, its a better cpu with slightly different architecture.
    the only similarity with the cpu is that its 1ghz and its a qualcomm
    its also better with 3d etc
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Well-Known Member

    Ive wondered about doing what Emporer is doing...but its whether that dam thing is really worth it...and like Eddy says too - pretty much the same BUT with a bigger screen!

    Oh, AND another stack of cash TOO
  7. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

  8. EmperorKabir

    EmperorKabir Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    the bigger screen makes a lot of difference for browsing.

    but the other issue is memory. even with the USB tweak to store more apps to sd (unrooted), i still suffer from low memory. I have about 50-60 apps, 4 or 5 abt 5mb, the rest smaller than 1mb and still i suffer from low cap issues. The DHD with the bigger screen and the disk space really swings it for me. What's more is that I don't have to worry about the class of my microSD for higher demand games/apps that could potentially lag on a memory card. If all apps run straight from system space, they are going to be optimal speed. Camera with a slightly brighter flash is good too.

    It's the little things that make technology great, not the big things. And for these reasons I feel upgrading if I can is worth it.
  9. SHiFT3R

    SHiFT3R Newbie

    I hear again and again about the superiority of the new DHD's CPU over the Desire's. OK it is made by 45nm technology. So it consumes less energy. (although DHD has a bigger screen and 8mp camera but this is irrelevant with the scope of this thread :) )

    Is there any benchmarks chart that depicts that superiority in a real environment? How do we know that this CPU is better than the other one? Do you have any url to share? Or is just that because HTC says it's better?

  10. robogo

    robogo Android Enthusiast

    And navigation and videos.
  11. robogo

    robogo Android Enthusiast

    Nope, the Z has a slower processor.
  12. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    Quadrant scores would seem to suggest the HD is better than the original Desire, people on XDA like to brag

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