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General Upgrading to Desire HD

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EmperorKabir, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. EmperorKabir

    EmperorKabir Well-Known Member
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    I posted this in the Desire forum and was told to ask in here:

    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. theoneana

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    A man bag, I like your style ;)

    This post is not going to help you much I'm afraid as the DHD is my first android but I think it's awesome. The battery life doesn't affect me as I'm coming from a blackberry and I see no difference. I'm used to carrying a spare battery with me.

    Anyway, have a look at his thread where some clever people are posting their settings and how they affect the battery life: http://androidforums.com/htc-desire-hd/206710-desire-hd-battery-thread.html
     
  3. naths

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    Go for it... did..had the desire,great phone,sold it for
     
  4. karnka

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    Fantastic :) I too want a man-bag but the wife is sceptical!
     
  5. jboze

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    You could just carry a 2nd battery if you're that worried about the battery life.
     
  6. EmperorKabir

    EmperorKabir Well-Known Member
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    lol i laugh when i hear my mum discuss with her friends: where to blokes keep all their stuff?

    and i just laugh with them. I mean without a man bag, where do I put my wallet, card wallet, phone, oyster card, random pens, bits of rubbish, tissues, random other stuff? They aren't stretching my jeans pockets; that's for sure!

    also yes, the battery life is a big issue for me as I say no to compromise. Most htc battery advice is 'turn everything on your super expensive smart phone off so it's basically just an ancient Nokia phone again but with a colour screen'. No thanks, short of GPS which I will only turn on for sat nav, I want my emails, facebook, and everything syncing, with proper brightness, the ability to play a game for 5 mins without worriyng if my phone will die in that time etc etc etc.

    Let's hope they actually send me a new handset and not just repair it lol!
     
  7. eddiewawa

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    nowt wrong with man bags!!!!!....its the age of the metrosexual anyways, and its handy to have all your gadgets close by, like man-scara :)
     
  8. EmperorKabir

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    ok i don't go that far.
     

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