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***Order today and receive before 03/11/10***If you thought the Desire was a show stopper, think again. Hold onto your hats because the HTC Desire HD has landed hotter than a pig on a spit this 4.3" beauty has a plethora of gadgety goodness including that beast of a touchscreen running Android 2.2 and HTC Sense which is all powered by a 1GHz processor... Tempted?

4.3 inch AMOLED Touchscreen
480 x 800 pixel resolution
720p Video recording
8 Mega Pixel Camera
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
The 8megapixel camera is ready for action, whether you want a quick snap for the memory bank or a HD flick. Speedy web connections let you upload those moments to the web while Flash 10.1 support means you can browse your mate’s video uploads too straight from your phone.

The usual suspects can be found in the connections corner including WiFi Bluetooth 3G GPS and microUSB all of which are working to make the HTC Desire HD one hell of a catch. Whack Dolby mobile and surround sound in there and you’ve got a package to be proud of. .
HTC Desire HD Review - Click Here
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Camera720p Video recordingFace DetectionAutomatic location tagging (Geotagging) of images and videosLED Flash ConnectivityHSDPA capabilitiesPush EmailWi-Fi (802.11b/g) MessagingInstant MessagingMultimedia Messaging (MMS)
EntertainmentGoogle Search, Maps, GmailMP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 playerMP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9 playerYoutube Viewer Screen4.3 inch AMOLED Touchscreen480 x 800 pixel resolutionAccelerometer sensor for auto-rotateMulti-touch input method OrganiserSense User Interface
OtherAndroid OS 2.2Digital CompassOptical TrackpadProximity sensor

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#1
change to unlimited internet booster after 1 month according to Phones4u.

£35 quidco to boot
1 Like #2
I've heard battery life is about 6 hours!!!
#3
DazzyB
I've heard battery life is about 6 hours!!!

Sure... maybe if you are using the GPS / internet / calling at the same time.
#4
Well I have a standard Desire, a work collegue has the Desire HD. The desire has a 1400mha battery and the HD version has a 1230mha batery ... You do the maths!
#5
But over at the t-mob site they state.

Internet for 'always-on' phones (Android™ and Windows® Mobile)
If your phone needs an 'always-on' internet connection, internet will be included in your price plan, so you can choose a different Flexible Booster. This will be highlighted on the phone overview page.
#6

roadrunner1
But over at the t-mob site they state.

Internet for 'always-on' phones (Android™ and Windows® Mobile)
If your phone needs an 'always-on' internet connection, internet will be included in your price plan, so you can choose a different Flexible Booster. This will be highlighted on the phone overview page.


If anyone here thinks T-mobile will easily allow you to add their true unlimited internet booster for free, think again!

Despite many calls I have not been successfull :(
#7
Went to a T-Mobile store today, their nearest offer had the phone at £130.

However the chap did throw out the line about 'non-highstreet' or 'non-actual-t-mobile website' sources giving the customer the 1GB cap rather than 3GB... But I don't know how true that is.
#8
That is absolutely true about the cap. However some people have managed get the cap increased to 3gb (depends on the T-mobile sales person they talk to when they ring up).

Edited By: credington on Nov 02, 2010 18:20: cap
#9
Artie
Went to a T-Mobile store today, their nearest offer had the phone at £130.

However the chap did throw out the line about 'non-highstreet' or 'non-actual-t-mobile website' sources giving the customer the 1GB cap rather than 3GB... But I don't know how true that is.


Its true! I signed up to the E2save deal recently and in my experience the maximum speeds you will ever get on the 1gb FUP are 356kbps, that is even when connected to wifi.

T-mobile tech support have told me that the 1gb package speeds are capped so that you will not reach anything higher.
#10
Is this a good deal? Is there more value in other contracts tha are available?
#12
Diekund
DazzyB
I've heard battery life is about 6 hours!!!
Sure... maybe if you are using the GPS / internet / calling at the same time.
Can confirm that battery life is very poor indeed.

I've had the phone for a week, at first I thought my poor battery life was because I had left data roaming and wifi search and all that stuff on so for the last 2 days I've turned all those features off.
Phone was left charging overnight, picked it up at 7am this morning to go to work and made sure that all those features were turned off - by 2pm it was telling me that it had less than 15% battery left, by 3pm it was dead. I didn't even make a single call or text with it.
Now I'm not sure if it's the battery or because I'm in an extremely poor signal area - perhaps it was persistently looking for signal(?) - in the peak district in an area where Orange is the only operator and even then I'm lucky to get 1 bar of signal.

To say I'm disappointed with the phone is an understatement. I'm even taking my mains charger with me just to ensure I can recharge it during the day in case I encounter any problems on the way home in these darkening hours. :-/
#13
Just talked to one of the advisor's, there is no way they can deliver it tomorrow if you order now! (even though the site promises it...)
#14
Try this to improve battery life:

Android battery life: how to improve it
#15
If anyone's interested, you can get 900 mins for £30 (24 months) at Mobiles.co.uk, plus 6 months free (via cashback). This makes monthly cost £22.50. Plus £50 Quidco.
#16
Anything bought from phones4u should be considered the spawn of Satan. oO
#17
It does not say it comes with internet...Also you will then only be left with 500 Texts per month if you change the booster to Internet.
#18
DazzyB
Well I have a standard Desire, a work collegue has the Desire HD. The desire has a 1400mha battery and the HD version has a 1230mha batery ... You do the maths!


I had the regular desire and that battery was bad enough!!!!!!!! (bad enough as in absolutely awful!)
#19
DazzyB
Well I have a standard Desire, a work collegue has the Desire HD. The desire has a 1400mha battery and the HD version has a 1230mha batery ... You do the maths!


I know! Couldn't believe this! Especially with the bigger (power draining) screen - why the smaller battery capacity!? Bonkers!
1 Like #20
DazzyB
Well I have a standard Desire, a work collegue has the Desire HD. The desire has a 1400mha battery and the HD version has a 1230mha batery ... You do the maths!


As far as I'm aware there is far more than battery size to consider when looking at battery life. I'm pretty sure the Desire HD has a more energy efficient processor than the original Desire, and . I have the Desire HD and use it for a good number of calls and a fair bit of browsing a day and I always make it through the day on a single charge. Sure my old Nokia 6210i beats it for battery life, but I know which phone I prefer. I actually upgraded from the Desire to the Desire HD anyway, as I missed the bigger screen of my old HD2, and I wouldn't go back to the Desire now. It's not as if the battery life on the Desire was much more impressive anyway. Just my thoughts though.
2 Likes #21
I've got the DHD and battery life isn't as poor as people say. I'm getting about 22-24 hours until I had to charge and that is after phone calls, browsing internet, playing games - especially Angry Birds :) etc etc

This is a fantastic phone and unlike the iPhone you can actually buy spare batteries for it.
#22
Low battery life is to be expected for any high-spec device like this. Battery technology is improving much slower than portable computing. This 'flaw' isn't specific to the HTC Desire HD.

Charge your phone overnight and have a spare USB lead at work.
#23
The two year contract really puts me off. We should all boycott them until the Mobile Operators realise they can't get away with it.
#24
Flombard
The two year contract really puts me off. We should all boycott them until the Mobile Operators realise they can't get away with it.


Tesco Mobile still offer free phones on a 12 months contract, just FYI!
#25
Flombard
The two year contract really puts me off. We should all boycott them until the Mobile Operators realise they can't get away with it.

That's why I went for SIM only 12m + San Fran. Line rental seems to get cheaper in 6 months so being locked at the same price for 2 years is ridiculous.

Edited By: meinnit on Nov 02, 2010 23:06: .
#26
Desire HD uses MSM8255 Snapdragon CPU which is 2nd generation 45 nm and Andriod 2.2(Froyo). Whilst Desire uses 1st generation QSD8250 65nm.

CPU is is more efficient. All Smartphone's drain the battery especially if you keep Syncing and have all the stuff enabled. Ive had the Desire HD for a week now and its great. Exercise the battery and then with average usage should last through the day.

If the Battery goes a bit low I just charge it for a bit no big deal. Good quality USB cables can be bought for £1.99 from this deal : http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/belkin-hi-speed-2-0-micro-usb-cable/776097
#27
Digit10101
If the Battery goes a bit low I just charge it for a bit no big deal.


Not much good if you're out and about.
#28
In my experience the battery is pretty poor, it lasts me through school day though with heavy usage (Texts, Internet & Apps), Tbh that's the negative about the phone though, nigh on perfect for my needs.
banned#29
Why don't they make desktop chargers anymore for all those buying spare batteries. The only way if you work outdoors all day and want to actually use all the functionality is when fully charged to swap over the batteries and always pack the charged spare. Tedious but the only way to overcome tedious smartphone battery technology.

Other than that we can all start knocking the door down on HTC for the original size Desire with the bigger battery ironically to be given a spec boost to the faster and more efficient processor, and more memory etc. On top of the updated Sense and Froyo.
#30
bellerip
Artie
Went to a T-Mobile store today, their nearest offer had the phone at £130.

However the chap did throw out the line about 'non-highstreet' or 'non-actual-t-mobile website' sources giving the customer the 1GB cap rather than 3GB... But I don't know how true that is.


Its true! I signed up to the E2save deal recently and in my experience the maximum speeds you will ever get on the 1gb FUP are 356kbps, that is even when connected to wifi.

T-mobile tech support have told me that the 1gb package speeds are capped so that you will not reach anything higher.


I got the mobiles.co.uk deal last week. Was only getting 350k or so download speed so reckoned I ws only on the 1gig fup and throttled connection .

Rang t-mobile and complained that although I was seeing the H icon (HSDPA) on screen I was only getting 3G speed. The girl I spoke to suggested a few things then I pointed her in the direction of the t-mobile page mentioning 3gig fup for android phones. She was sympathetic but then noticed (correctly) that only phones bought directly through t-mobile qualified - ie not though a reseller.

I agreed that she was right and then started berating myself for being so stupid and not noticing that it had to be bought through t-mobile.... asked her if i was screwed or was there anything that we could do? After playing dumb a bit but slightly whinging that the t&c's weren't clear (which they are) she said that she could switch me to 3gig fup for 18 months then (but explained that it would not expire after 18 months). I asked if this would also mean that HSDPA would be enabled - she said she didn't know.

So I agreed, she asked what bolt-on i wanted instead, switched me to 3gig fup and then i rebooted phone and tried a speed test.... 2meg+! Result.




Edited By: pehaw on Nov 02, 2010 23:42: typo
#31
If the battery is not lasting a day i.e 9am to 10-11pm then its faulty battery. Should definitely complain about it. Plus its the same size as the desire battery with connections on different sides of the battery so im sure someone will release a new battery for it which will be the same size as the desires. Either way it should last a day easily.

Not liking the speeds people say they are getting on t-mobile so i guess i'll have to ring them up and have a little complain. Just keep calling them until they give it to you as you will get a different staff member each time.

Edited By: ElRed on Nov 02, 2010 23:50: .
#32
I just bought this on last week. It is the best thing I did. It is worth every penny. Go for it guys.
#33
I ordered mine earlier today, I made the purchase over the phone so they will send me a £35 cheque to cover the quidco loss doing it this way, means I dont have to wait 3/4 months

works out at £485, you pay that for pay as you go, and obivously dont get all the minutes
#34
Cumbersome to carry around, but I partly resolved the naf battery performance on the desire by getting a second battery. I have given direct feedback on the HTC web site about all the issues I have with the phone.

but they still rekon its 10,000 years away before we have nuclear powered batteries in mobile phones lol.
#35
shud get Stark industries to manufacture some of these batteries...cant HTC release a better battery for the Desire HD?

Romi
Cumbersome to carry around, but I partly resolved the naf battery performance on the desire by getting a second battery. I have given direct feedback on the HTC web site about all the issues I have with the phone.but they still rekon its 10,000 years away before we have nuclear powered batteries in mobile phones lol.
#36
Romi
but they still rekon its 10,000 years away before we have nuclear powered batteries in mobile phones lol.


Yeah right...

In the past 15 years we used to have computers the size of a house less powerful than the Desire HD :p

You can sure bet that in a few years time there will be a battery/power breakthrough that is currently too 'unstable' or not yet invented. H2O batteries would be fun, you could recharge anywhere.
http://www.ecofreak.co.uk/products/0/77/H2O-Battery.html

They just need to modify the shape and materials for a higher power outage.

Ok... I digress but hey you never know what technology is going to be released tomorrow.
banned#37
All details is good except the battery .
#38
I agreed that she was right and then started berating myself for being so stupid and not noticing that it had to be bought through t-mobile...

Why does this not ring true?
#39
Battery not good..

other wise excellent..
#40
This handset has overstepped the mark when it comes to size, I think it's just too big. I'd go for the Desire Z instead.

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