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This looks to be the best pre order deal on the HTC desire out there at the moment. It works out as £540 for the phone and 2 year contract with 300 mins/tests and unlimited broadband from t-mobile.

Compared to the Nexus one which this phone is a near clone of you are getting the contract for not much extra if you are prepared to wait a couple of months.

The £15 and £25 a month contract also look attractive if you need more/less minutes.

They also have this phone available on vodaphone pre pay for £378.99 and unlocked for £429.99. HTC phones are generally quite easy to unlock and debrand so the payg phone is probably the better deal of those two.
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#1
Oh sorry I thought that my link had that filter set, maybe that isn't encoded in the URL
#2
garbage456
i cant see them, all i can see cheapest is £30 for the tariff

ah got it, select all plans not best 10

wondering what the difference is between this and the HTC Legend

Desire3.7-inch AM-OLED display, 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, and Android 2.1 OS.

HTC Legend with a slightly more pocket-friendly 3.2-inch touchscreen, and the same Android 2.1 OS and 5-megapixel camera


legend has 600mhz, while desire had the 1ghz snapdragon :)
#3
Bit concerned with the more powerful processor this will have rubbish battery life like the HD2.
#4
garbage456
i cant see them, all i can see cheapest is £30 for the tariff

ah got it, select all plans not best 10

wondering what the difference is between this and the HTC Legend

Desire3.7-inch AM-OLED display, 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, and Android 2.1 OS.

HTC Legend with a slightly more pocket-friendly 3.2-inch touchscreen, and the same Android 2.1 OS and 5-megapixel camera


The difference in physical size is only 4/5 mm in either directions so the additional pocket friendliness is minimal and you get a lot more pixels with the desire.

If you are searching on line for specs and reviews also try searching for Bravo which seems to be it's US name.
#5
twist
Bit concerned with the more powerful processor this will have rubbish battery life like the HD2.


It is reported to have 360 hour battery life which equates to 15 days, if it was only half of this I would still think that it is reasonable.

http://www.htcsource.com/2010/02/images-of-htc-desire-htc-legend-and-htc-hd-mini-leak-before-htcs-mwc-press-event/

Looks like the legend with it's slower processor and smaller screen comfortably beets it however.
#6
myOpinion2
It is reported to have 360 hour battery life which equates to 15 days, if it was only half of this I would still think that it is reasonable.

http://www.htcsource.com/2010/02/images-of-htc-desire-htc-legend-and-htc-hd-mini-leak-before-htcs-mwc-press-event/

Looks like the legend with it's slower processor and smaller screen comfortably beets it however.


360 hours off maybe, my Hero spec in Standby time is: rated Up to 440 hours for GSM. The HD2 has a rating of 380 hours but my mate says his battery never even lasted a day with use.

No chance in hell it would last that long though. At the moment my battery lasts 2 1/2 - 3 days with use. At a rough guess it seems the desire battery would last approx 1 1/2 to 2 days if youre lucky.
#7
those prices are unreal? compare it to HTC legend on the same sime, the legend is about £200 more?
#8
Nea a bad price I am think about getting this phone but on Vodafone least it give me something to bargain with.
#9
twist
360 hours off maybe, my Hero spec in Standby time is: rated Up to 440 hours for GSM. The HD2 has a rating of 380 hours but my mate says his battery never even lasted a day with use.

No chance in hell it would last that long though. At the moment my battery lasts 2 1/2 - 3 days with use. At a rough guess it seems the desire battery would last approx 1 1/2 to 2 days if youre lucky.


In short - Phone technology has advanced, battery technology has not.

I have to charge my iPhone 3GS up every 36 hours or so.
#10
Good thing about the HTCs is the extended batteries. Can get up to a 3000Mah for a hero, makes it look like a 80s phone though.
#11
martyn_3000
In short - Phone technology has advanced, battery technology has not.

I have to charge my iPhone 3GS up every 36 hours or so.


I wouldn't necessarily agree that battery tech has not advanced - it just may not have increased at the same speed as phone tech. Also you have to factor in that phones are now more power intensive than before as it has to run bluetooth, wifi, 3g, gps, push email...the list goes on.

Most peeps leave all connectivity turned on and wonder why the battery life is dire! I know that the point of having such a phone is to use it for its potential but we don't always have to have everything turned on. eg, turn off bluetooth, gps and wifi when not needed.

Charging the 3G S every 36 hours is pretty good! :thumbsup:
#12
twist
Bit concerned with the more powerful processor this will have rubbish battery life like the HD2.


Given that this is an unbranded HTC version of Google's Nexus One and that I have had the Nexus One for a month now, I can confidently say that battery life won't be a problem unless you turn everything on.

If you have GPS, Bluetooth and wi-fi turned on and have your google apps set to auto update frequently, then your battery will last about 2 hours. Be sensible, turn off things you don't need and you will find the battery lasts for at least a day, maybe 2 with a decent amount of surfing the net, playing music and making calls.
#13
johnnywashngo
Given that this is an unbranded HTC version of Google's Nexus One and that I have had the Nexus One for a month now, I can confidently say that battery life won't be a problem unless you turn everything on.

If you have GPS, Bluetooth and wi-fi turned on and have your google apps set to auto update frequently, then your battery will last about 2 hours. Be sensible, turn off things you don't need and you will find the battery lasts for at least a day, maybe 2 with a decent amount of surfing the net, playing music and making calls.


tbh thats pretty dire battery life if you as you say have everything on only get a couple hours, get a lot better and I only leave bluetooth and GPS off. Suppose its a trade off.
#14
twist
tbh thats pretty dire battery life if you as you say have everything on only get a couple hours, get a lot better and I only leave bluetooth and GPS off. Suppose its a trade off.


To be fair, I was exaggerating a little to prove my point, which is that having everything turned on when you don't need to is not recommended. Like you say, its a trade off. I turn bluetooth on when I want to use my A2DP headphones and turn it off when I am finished. I turn wi-fi on when I am at home, but turn it off when I go to work. I turn GPS on when in the car and turn it off when at the desk. Sensible practices like that will mean you get the most out of your battery and ultimately your phone.
#15
To be fair, battery life is poor on most phones that are essentially "always on" with a data connection for emails/IM etc. I tend to run my G1 in GPRS most of the time as that's fine for notifications. But when I want to browse or upload photos I switch to 3G or WiFi if at home.

Looking forward to seeing one of these next gen Android phones in the flesh. Seen loads of videos from the conference in Barcelona and they do look very nice.
banned#16
Not really hot or cold considering pricing hasn't been announced yet.
#17
FilthAndFurry
Not really hot or cold considering pricing hasn't been announced yet.


good point.
#18
Tempted by this but will wait till more price details come out from the other carriers and might be able to haggle with them a bit for renewal :)
#19
I can't see the upfront prices for any of the contracts - what am I missing?!

EDIT: Nevermind >_<
#20
nigelwill
To be fair, battery life is poor on most phones that are essentially "always on" with a data connection for emails/IM etc. I tend to run my G1 in GPRS most of the time as that's fine for notifications. But when I want to browse or upload photos I switch to 3G or WiFi if at home.

Looking forward to seeing one of these next gen Android phones in the flesh. Seen loads of videos from the conference in Barcelona and they do look very nice.


I have found that the best way to save battery on these phones is to turn the brightness down to 20% or lower.
banned#21
So do HTCs and iPhones have mickey mouse bluetooth connectivity as a battery saving measure?

If you need to save power, turn off 3G until you need it. Your reception might even increase using 2G, depending on your local transmitters
#22
For instant access to all your battery killing settings, install 'Toggle Settings' from the market place and then add the power control widget to your desktop - you get a widget that has instant access to wifi, bluetooth, GPS, auto-sync and brightness.

I currently have a Magic and am waiting for the next gen handsets on Androd with the faster processes as mine is really laggy now. There have been a load on the horizon but nothing has appeared yet in the UK.
#23
Surely this deal is better:

£25 Unlimited Text + Internet Boosters on T Mobile
18 month contract, 300 Minutes, Unlimited Text + Unlimited mobile web
£30.00 per month Line rental, 3 months Free insurance
Handset is free!

Works out at £540 over 18 months for same service, no upfront cost for the handset and you're out of contract 6 months earlier.
#24
Just looked at both these deals and reckon it'll be cheaper through T-mobile direct (when the Desire arrives on their site). T-mobile offer "unlimited internet" for free on Android handsets whereas MobilePhonesDirect are requiring a £5 per month booster!

Over 18/24 months that adds up to a fair chunk of change (£90/£120).
#25
Correction: Actually at MPD it's even worse than that! T-mobile direct offer free Internet AND one free booster compared to them.

Thus, for example:
100 mins, unlimited texts, unlimited Internet; 24 months = £10 at T-mobile, £20 at MPD!
300 mins, unlimited texts, unlimited Internet; 24 months = £15 at T-mobile, £25 at MPD!

Sure, we don't know the handset costs yet for T-mobile direct; but given the much higher plan costs at MPD I think it wise to wait it out!
#26
twist
360 hours off maybe, my Hero spec in Standby time is: rated Up to 440 hours for GSM. The HD2 has a rating of 380 hours but my mate says his battery never even lasted a day with use.

No chance in hell it would last that long though. At the moment my battery lasts 2 1/2 - 3 days with use. At a rough guess it seems the desire battery would last approx 1 1/2 to 2 days if youre lucky.


Your mate must have a duff phone or uses it 24/7 ....usually i get 3 days out my HD2 and thats with use.

I charged on thursday night ... played 1 or 2 games and usual phone calls/texts and watched a movie in the bath and now have 17% left which will last till tonight or tomorrow morning.


Also with newer updated roms/radios the battery life just keeps getting better so i reckon the desire will be fine too.

Ps ... Also they will likely sell an extended battery for this too making battery life longer still
#27
T mobile has the 20 quid Quidco offer still on , don't know if it's available for the desire though.

I would wait a while , supposedly all the Major carriers will be stocking the Desire so that should make things interesting competitive price wise. Also if you care about aesthetics , so carriers will be carrying this in exclusive colours.
#28
This website has some awful reviews.
#29
If it's half the phone the Hero is then this is one great deal.
#30
londislagerhound
If it's half the phone the Hero is then this is one great deal.


The update to the hero is the legend. This one - the desire is basically the HTC branded version of the google nexus 1 (albeit with imo better design features of buttons and a trackpad instead of ball).

Every single early 'hands on' with this phone says that it's amazing. Lucky timing for me as my contract is up
#31
s**t just got the hero on 24 month contract :(

Not all bad, the hero and legend (which i would have got) are most likely the same phone, in march hero should get 2.1 update
#32
tigger80
s**t just got the hero on 24 month contract :(

Not all bad, the hero and legend (which i would have got) are most likely the same phone, in march hero should get 2.1 update


Sell now before the Legend comes out ;)
#33
I know this is nothing to do with this deal but as we are talking android I just wondered if any of you guys are suffering wifi issues with your handsets I've had 2 magics & a hero & all have suffered wifi dropout after a few mins connection even tho the phone shows full bars maybe its my router but all my other gadgets are fine...can anyone recommend a decent router mine is a huawai h520s on talktalk
#34
tigger80
s**t just got the hero on 24 month contract :(

Not all bad, the hero and legend (which i would have got) are most likely the same phone, in march hero should get 2.1 update


Legend will cost you more for not much more. So depends on wether to you the legend is worth at a rough guess £5 more pm.
#35
not sure whether to get this or hold out for a direct deal from either T Mobile or 02 in April?
#36
cafc4eva
not sure whether to get this or hold out for a direct deal from either T Mobile or 02 in April?


I'd hold out, the MPD deal is like £10 more a MONTH compared to T-mobile direct for the same calling plan, so unless the handset costs a LOT more direct then it will likely be a better deal.
#37
Is this phone any good?

What're the reviews like?
#38
No phone is worth a 2 year commitment.

The technology in the mobile phone industry moves at a rapid pace, meaning your phone is usually outdated around 6 months into your contract-leaving you with a phone you don't really want anymore for 18 long months.
#39
lukeyboymac
The update to the hero is the legend. This one - the desire is basically the HTC branded version of the google nexus 1 (albeit with imo better design features of buttons and a trackpad instead of ball).

Every single early 'hands on' with this phone says that it's amazing. Lucky timing for me as my contract is up


As its essentially the N1 I can confirm it is a very good phone. Snappy most of the time (although sometimes slows down, which shows the Android OS/Apps still require plenty of refining).

In terms of aesthetics they've addressed the one thing I don't like about the N1, the trackball. However, I don't like the buttons :roll:. I think the black colour may have more longevity, but I detest the little kink :roll:.

Ideally I'd want a mix of the two, typical :roll:
#40
tartanarmy
Your mate must have a duff phone or uses it 24/7 ....usually i get 3 days out my HD2 and thats with use.

I charged on thursday night ... played 1 or 2 games and usual phone calls/texts and watched a movie in the bath and now have 17% left which will last till tonight or tomorrow morning.


Also with newer updated roms/radios the battery life just keeps getting better so i reckon the desire will be fine too.

Ps ... Also they will likely sell an extended battery for this too making battery life longer still


Given the size and type of the screen, and the capacity of the battery, 3 days is very good. What was your previous phone and what type of battery life did you get from that?

BTW I would avoid running the battery down regularly. You're better of regularly charging it, rather then letting it run down to 0 (or close).

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