In this post — that will be stuck to the first page — will be my thoughts on the HTC Desire I won through the Telstra ‘Social Review’ competition. These thoughts are mine, and mine only. I’m not being paid to do this and I don’t represent Telstra in any way shape or form.
I will be doing a big wrap up review at the end of the two weeks. Until then it’s dot point feelings & observations 🙂
So hit “Read More” to read my thoughts on this wonderful looking device!
- Nice packaging, simple & small
- All accessories very straight forward
- Very sleek looking device
- Display colours are vivid, yet a bit blurry in comparison to the Xperia X10
- It won’t connect to 3G, at all. I have all the APNs in. I keep getting “connect failed”.
- Live Wallpapers do indeed make the phone lag a tad, which is disappointing. With them turned off the phone is very responsive!.
- Won’t send TXT messages either
- Already found a bug in the pinch-2-zoom on the homescreen
- Sense UI — Well done HTC, I love it 🙂
- In the browser and you pull your finger off when scrolling, it will magically scroll the opposite way *annoying*!
- Browser is very slick though, nice 🙂
- In darkness, it is much, much brighter than the X10
- There are 19 Telstra “Applications” which are really just links to websites. They also don’t work over WiFi. FAIL.
- Said applications also make it near impossible to find the ones you’re looking for. I wish you could remove them!
- Lock screen! Use it, although people can guess your unlock gesture by checking the finger prints on the screen 😉
- Watching YouTube last night was very clear
- Battery stopped charging at midnight, lets see how long it lasts
- Battery goes quick very quickly
- Battery is useless
- Did I mention the battery sucks?
- FM Radio is the greatest thing ever put into a smartphone — Triple J here I come
- HTC Widgets are the greatest things ever invented
- Unlike some of the other reviewers, I am yet to run into the issue of not enough memory
- The HTC Browser is the best in the business
- HTC Desire Screenshots
- Other people loved it today, main thing they liked: Live Wallpapers
- Battery stayed up all day, maybe because I wasn’t connected to 3G
- Android Market – Oh how I love you. over
35,00056,000 apps and still growing!
- Conference calling :D. Works a charm!
- Completing the FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) Update was very easy, I managed to grab some screenshots of the process 🙂
- So my first day with 3G. NextG, you’re very, very fast. Desire, you’re very, very unstable when keeping a connection
- Review is being finished off, will post the link in a minute or two 🙂
- Review is up — LINK
- The Video Recording is pretty average at night (see review)
- Mobile Foxtel is the shiz
- Battery once again was pretty poor today.
- I’ve found that 3G is quite slow..
- The weather animations when unlocking the phone are excellent
- Some widgets (news & friendfeed) won’t update properly.
- The Optical Trackpad is sometimes uneasy to use
- Have I told you I hate these Telstra “Apps”. They are really irritating & useless
- Google Maps Latitude is coming in handy at the moment, I can track where my brother is at
- I haven’t yet felt the need to use the “Search” key
- A lot to look forward to in Android 2.2
- When going into the browser from another app, then pressing back, will send you back a page in the browser, not back to the app you were previously in
- Battery Widget is great to watch. 100-75% in 15 minutes.
- Performing a network speedtest over Optus & Telstra with the N1, X10 & Desire
- The browser doesn’t cache when you go back! Thanks for pointing this out Zardoz!
- Turns out Mobile Foxtel is useless, they play the same 1 show, on each channel over & over. It’s sending me insane. Not worth the $12/mo.
- Removing the wallpaper speeds up the whole system dramatically!
- I can’t even add a newer version of the HTC Keyboard. Not much customisation on that front
- Battery is once again, hopeless
- Removed most of the widgets from the 7 homescreens, sped things up a bit
- Found some cool interactive games on the Android Market!
- Wrote up a few more Q&As (Link)
- Use the lockscreen!
- OSK is starting to annoy me
- I want these Bigpond apps GONE!
- I do like the Music Player, but as I said in the review it needs an Album Art grabber.
- Pinch to Zoom is coming in handy. Never thought I’d use it, I’m too used to the X10.
- Mobile Foxtel, no matter how repetitive, does fill in spare time.
- I’m really going to have to buy an extended battery
- If only the Optical Track Sensor Thingy would flash with an LED
- The review period is heading to a close. I’ve done what I expected: Q&A, Comparison & Review
- Battery lasts slightly longer now. It’s still pretty crud though
- Liking AMOLED much more than I thought, but I miss the clarity of the X10
- Can’t wait to see Froyo on this thing, as well as 720p recording
- The browser is really quite second rate, when going into the browser from another app, the back button should take you back to the app you were in.
- I really need to find an extended battery for this thing!
- The last day 🙂 Big thanks to Mike, Kristen & Ben for the Telstra Desire Social Review.
- Tonight I’m going to put it through a pressure test: GPS, WiFi, Streaming Music, Downloading Stuff & Browsing the net. Let’s see how long it takes.
- Pressure Test: Just over an hour. Fail.