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    HTC Desire or Iphone 3GS?

    My o2 contract is up next month and I am torn between htc desire and iphone. I pay £20 a month for unlimited text, internet and 600 mins with my LG Renoir. Which phone do you think would be the best to get upgraded to?

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    desire!

    and is it the iphone 4 you're talking about?

    edit: gsmarena.com/com…077

    to compare

    Original Poster

    Dont think i'll be able to get an iphone 4 for £20 a month so i would prob try the 3gs version if i had to haggle a deal. I listen to the radio while walking work on my old phone and see that iphone doesnt have one. Is there an app for that? But am defo edging towards Desire, just dont no anyone with one.

    looool you never know.... but you can get an app for the radio. and i know people with the desire who are very happy with it!

    gsmarena.com/com…077

    If you are a bit of a geek/good with technology: Desire.
    If you want an easy to use 'shiny' phone: iPhone.

    The future is with Android though (plus its cheaper), so I would definitely say the Desire, or perhaps the Motorola Droid.

    Hope this helps :).

    Bomster

    If you are a bit of a geek/good with technology: Desire.If you want an … If you are a bit of a geek/good with technology: Desire.If you want an easy to use 'shiny' phone: iPhone.The future is with Android though (plus its cheaper), so I would definitely say the Desire, or perhaps the Motorola Droid.Hope this helps :).



    I normally do not defend apple products, but i do not see how you say that a desire is more for geeks and tech than the iphone 4? as the iphone 4 macthes and exceeds the desire in several areas hardware wise....... therefore the desire is inferior by a substancial margin, and that is why it is cheaper.

    If you want a geeks phone that rips them both hardware wise, and has android, and is cheaper, get the samsung galaxy s

    Original Poster

    Thanks. Desire defo looks more likely now. Hope i can get one for the same tariff.

    Go for the Desire mate, much cheaper, way better deals and in my opinion a much better phone.

    Now, i must say im not an apple hater - i've wanted a Macbook Pro for a while and Touch or iphone, but the Iphone is way behind in technology compared to other phones and the Desire also runs Flash

    dont forget 1Ghz processor on that desire for all your app running needs!

    hope this helps

    Lord Darkness

    Go for the Desire mate, much cheaper, way better deals and in my opinion … Go for the Desire mate, much cheaper, way better deals and in my opinion a much better phone.Now, i must say im not an apple hater - i've wanted a Macbook Pro for a while and Touch or iphone, but the Iphone is way behind in technology compared to other phones and the Desire also runs Flash ;)dont forget 1Ghz processor on that desire for all your app running needs!hope this helps



    You simply have no idea, the desire is below par hardware wise, get the galaxy s if u want android, the iphone 4 beats the desire hands down spec wise.. where does this site find these people???? u don't have a clue about hardware!! otherwise, tell me exactly what is better hardware wise on the desire than the iPhone 4??

    Hardware wise, as i said, the samsung trounces them both.. btw all 3 of these have 1ghz processor

    jayjayuk1234

    You simply have no idea, the desire is below par hardware wise, get the … You simply have no idea, the desire is below par hardware wise, get the galaxy s if u want android, the iphone 4 beats the desire hands down spec wise.. where does this site find these people???? u don't have a clue about hardware!! otherwise, tell me exactly what is better hardware wise on the desire than the iPhone 4??Hardware wise, as i said, the samsung trounces them both..




    he was talking about the iphone 3gs if he was lucky in the first place.....
    so either way you two are talking about the iphone 4 which he wasnt looking to get in the first place!

    so i think the post should be edited to "iphone 3gs vs htc desire" cuz its kinda misleading unless you read the comments

    spot_a_deal

    he was talking about the iphone 3gs if he was lucky in the first … he was talking about the iphone 3gs if he was lucky in the first place.....so either way you two are talking about the iphone 4 which he wasnt looking to get in the first place!so i think the post should be edited to "iphone 3gs vs htc desire" cuz its kinda misleading unless you read the comments



    Yeah fair comment, but i still stand by the fact that the galaxy is the one to get over the desire, perhaps op has not considered this an option, and is very affordable, in fact i think it is cheaper than the desire.

    For a start the iphone 4 has the nice problem of losing signal when holding like....well...like a phone, Then there's the lack of flash, limiting it when using web, dont think the desire has a front camera, so the iphone beats it on that.....if you want to phone another Iphone 4 user.....using Wifi.

    As much as i love Apple, you have to admit the Iphone is way behind, yes its probably ahead in the application market which also brings new customers but the Desire IN MY OPINION is a much better phone

    Original Poster

    Not even considered a galaxy. Dont know much about it. Will have a look and prob be even more torn.

    Lord Darkness

    For a start the iphone 4 has the nice problem of losing signal when … For a start the iphone 4 has the nice problem of losing signal when holding like....well...like a phone, Then there's the lack of flash, limiting it when using web, dont think the desire has a front camera, so the iphone beats it on that.....if you want to phone another Iphone 4 user.....using Wifi. As much as i love Apple, you have to admit the Iphone is way behind, yes its probably ahead in the application market which also brings new customers but the Desire IN MY OPINION is a much better phone



    Opinions are one thing, hardware comparisons are another....

    the iPhone 4 has everything the desire has hardware wise, and in the other areas it wins, such as 720p HD video recoding at 30 fps, wireless N, a better screen resolution..

    But, yeah, i rarely side with apple products, but it is clear the new iPhone is superior hardware wise to the desire, which is why i corrected you.

    jonmmill

    Not even considered a galaxy. Dont know much about it. Will have a look … Not even considered a galaxy. Dont know much about it. Will have a look and prob be even more torn.



    hehe, well, it is worth looking at... at least u have ruled out the 3gs

    jayjayuk1234

    I normally do not defend apple products, but i do not see how you say … I normally do not defend apple products, but i do not see how you say that a desire is more for geeks and tech than the iphone 4? as the iphone 4 macthes and exceeds the desire in several areas hardware wise....... therefore the desire is inferior by a substancial margin, and that is why it is cheaper.If you want a geeks phone that rips them both hardware wise, and has android, and is cheaper, get the samsung galaxy s



    its more for geeks because its more customisable and it has more to fiddle with - you brought up hardware.

    thats like arguing a mercedes is more for motoring enthusiasts than a kit car because the hardware is better oO


    markeh

    its more for geeks because its more customisable and it has more to … its more for geeks because its more customisable and it has more to fiddle with - you brought up hardware



    erm no i didn't bring it up, i replied to someone who mentioned 'technology' which equated to hardware as far as i was concerned, you can argue semantics all day though if you wish..

    Besides, android has just as many things if not more to fiddle with than the iPhone, so no idea what you are talking about it?? do YOU even know what you are talking about?

    Apple phones are famously very limited to what you can do without apples say so, unless you jailbreak it, and Android is pretty open right out of the box.


    markeh

    thats like arguing a mercedes is more for motoring enthusiasts than a kit … thats like arguing a mercedes is more for motoring enthusiasts than a kit car because the hardware is better oO



    absolutely nothing like it at all, HUKD members seem to be completely rubbish at analogies and why is it always car comparisons? and not only that, its irrelevant anyway, since your point is moot, refer above.

    If future, do yourself a favour and stick to car related/spanner monkey threads as you are clearly out of your depth here

    but i do not see how you say that a desire is more for geeks and tech than the iphone 4? as the iphone 4 macthes and exceeds the desire in several areas hardware wise

    thats your sentence mate

    stop being such an argumentative troll. why is there always one know it all with a ridiculous attitude?

    markeh

    but i do not see how you say that a desire is more for geeks and tech … but i do not see how you say that a desire is more for geeks and tech than the iphone 4? as the iphone 4 macthes and exceeds the desire in several areas hardware wisethats your sentence matestop being such an argumentative troll. why is there always one know it all with a ridiculous attitude?



    i'm the argumentative troll? pot? kettle? black? you also butted into this conversation arguing with me, and making accusations and lame car comparisons?? wth?

    I did not say that the desire was more for geeks, or the iphone, i was annuling the statement altogether, as they are both 'smartphones' and both potentially heavily customizable, and therefore effectively BOTH for geeks if you want to play it that way.

    - someone said it is for geeks
    - you said you don't see that
    - i said i think the point is valid - that is is more suited to geeks and hardware is irrelevant

    then you reply telling me I don't know what I'm talking about, along this piece of superb wisdom:

    "If future, do yourself a favour and stick to car related/spanner monkey threads as you are clearly out of your depth here"

    the analogy was fine and I own a desire and have used the new iphone, so it qualifies me to have a say in the discussion. you fail to see the line between discussion and arguement

    markeh

    - someone said it is for geeks- you said you don't see that- i said i … - someone said it is for geeks- you said you don't see that- i said i think the point is valid - that is is more suited to geeks and hardware is irrelevantthen you reply telling me I don't know what I'm talking about, along this piece of superb wisdom:"If future, do yourself a favour and stick to car related/spanner monkey threads as you are clearly out of your depth here"the analogy was fine and I own a desire and have used the new iphone, so it qualifies me to have a say in the discussion. you fail to see the line between discussion and arguement



    I own a car, but you won't see me arguing or discussing with anyone in a car thread as i am out of my depth and will happily admit it, so the fact you own a desire does not automatically give you any qualifications at all when comparing something with an item you used only briefly.

    Also, why do you deem your comments as discussion, and mine as arguments? arguments and discussions are not mutually exclusive.

    as for this..

    - someone said it is for geeks
    - you said you don't see that

    Yep, thats right, the desire is NOT more for geeks than the iPhone 4, they are both smartphones and both potentially customizable and arguably both are for geeks, i also suggested if you wanted to be more of a geek, you could get the samsung instead.

    Not sure which part you don't get?





    So the iphone has customisable home screen and widgets?
    Can you flash rom's developers have ported from other phones onto the iphone (and get flash)?
    Can you 'cook' your own rom's so that you can install the whole OS in moments with your own selection of apps and settings?

    I think it is you who is out of their depth and for the record its my opinion that discussions turn to arguements when insults are added.

    You're logic was perfectly clear: "but i do not see how you say that a desire is more for geeks and tech than the iphone 4? as the iphone 4 macthes and exceeds the desire in several areas hardware wise....... therefore the desire is inferior by a substancial margin, and that is why it is cheaper"

    markeh

    So the iphone has customisable home screen and widgets? Can you flash … So the iphone has customisable home screen and widgets? Can you flash rom's developers have ported from other phones onto the iphone (and get flash)? Can you 'cook' your own rom's so that you can install the whole OS in moments with your own selection of apps and settings?I think it is you who is out of their depth and for the record its my opinion that discussions turn to arguements when insults are added. You're logic was perfectly clear: "but i do not see how you say that a desire is more for geeks and tech than the iphone 4? as the iphone 4 macthes and exceeds the desire in several areas hardware wise....... therefore the desire is inferior by a substancial margin, and that is why it is cheaper"



    Yes, you can customize anything on a jailbroken iPhone, which is why is stated 'Potentially'

    as an example, they ported android to the iphone after jailbreaking it

    Cooking roms is not really a technical thing, it is hacking for noobs, since most cooked roms are restricted by manufacture supplied and signed packages, i did plenty of cooking roms on the samsung omnia hd since it was released last year, cooking requires very little knowledge of anything.


    Do you wish to have a full debate on cooking roms? and creating cooked roms and exploiting in general? we will soon see who is out of their depth.

    Also, as i am trying to point out, you misinterpret my comments above, it wasn't in an attempt to claim the iPhone was more of a geeks phone, rather, the question i asked was how could it be more of a geeks phone than the iPhone, when the iPhone 4 was a better handset hardware wise. I stopped at claiming the iPhone was more of a geeks phone than the desire, however i did say that the samsung was the geeks phone if anything.. i feel i am repeating myself

    mate why edit your post to be even more trollish, theres nothing I would enjoy less than debating cooking roms - you can't deny its a bit geeky.

    I give up on this now theres no point and you seem to actually enjoy this

    Anyway my point still stands geeks don't necessarily value hardware above all else, the iphone 4 isn't even jailbroken anyway to my knowledge.

    markeh

    mate why edit your post to be even more trollish, theres nothing I would … mate why edit your post to be even more trollish, theres nothing I would enjoy less than debating cooking roms - you can't deny its a bit geeky.I give up on this now theres no point and you seem to actually enjoy thisAnyway my point still stands geeks don't necessarily value hardware above all else, the iphone 4 isn't even jailbroken anyway to my knowledge.anyway i give up on this now, its just my opinion that an open source OS



    Well, i am merely replying to your comments, and explaining, and for that i am a troll according to you? yet you fit the description of a troll more than me, as you weren't even in the debate until the end and posted something directly quoting me and disagreeing with me when you clearly have no knowledge on the subject.

    Furthermore, i did not claim geeks value hardware over all else, however considering that you can jailbreak the iphone and essentially port over Android AND sense ui if you really wanted, the question remains, how can the desire be MORE of a geeks phone?

    And fyi, the iPhone 4 has been jailbroken, and hasn't been made public due to it containing proprietary apple code.




    well there were insulting comments made which I think were totally unnecessary

    markeh

    well there were insulting comments made which I think were totally … well there were insulting comments made which I think were totally unnecessary



    Well, if you took them that personally, then i offer my apology

    accepted

    apologies for calling you a troll lol

    Original Poster

    So do you still recomend the desire then?

    I still stand by my opinion that the desire would be a better phone to have - I found it easier to use initially than an iPhone and much more fun to use aswell. Havent seen what sort of apps you can get, but have read about a few which seem to be quite similar to Iphone apps.

    personally I'd buy the desire.

    just did in fact.

    Original Poster

    What are the apps like and how much are they?

    Banned

    It depends. If you want to have a phone for mostly entewrtainment, iPhone has more than 100,000 apps. It's your choice.

    If you want a phone to be all round, both entertainment and communication, Desire is better.

    The most important point is if you are a southpaw, iPhone is not your choice.
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