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HTC Desire

“Best Phone I regretted buying.”

Written on: 01/09/2013 by joemethemoney (2 reviews written)

Confusing review title? Probably... I bought this phone and had quite a high monthly repayment at £23 a month for 2 years. However it was the ultimate life saver while I was traveling in Malaysia and didn't have access to a PC. I was able to book my home flights with it and do my computer work every day. The specs when I bought the phone back in July 2011 made it better in every way than the iphone. Longer battery, bigger screen etc etc. And as it is android, it is way better for app… Read Full Review

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“Simple and Reliable”

Written on: 04/06/2013 by HardyNicoll792 (5 reviews written)

I've had this phone for over six months, and although I am not an expert and use some of the functions provided but not all, I can say that the phone is good, it is the right size and easy to handle, running on android the system is reliable and apps availability is great. The battery lasts around 3 days depending on use, the camera is decent, and the screen quality is also pretty good and clear… Read Full Review

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HTC Desire

“Pretty good smartphone”

Written on: 31/05/2013 by KnoxCraul419 (6 reviews written)

I have this phone now for 2 months, after much debate within me I decided that this was the best choice because the phone was affordable and it offered everything I need, a 5mpx camera, an android operating system which is slick and reliable, a price tag of £120 new and 3 years warranty on pay as you go, so no contract, and by the way I got it in the O2 shop. I must say that so far I feel I made the right choice, the phone is very nice to handle, easy to use, and fast, the internet works well… Read Full Review

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HTC Desire

“Great Phone”

Written on: 16/05/2013 by JudsonCoxson797 (3 reviews written)

Couldn't been happier, I made the right choice, whilst everybody goes out spending hundreds on iPhone and others, I went to the shop and bought this phone very cheaply, brand new and with 3 years warranty, I love the phone, I think is first of the all the right size to be handled with one hand, it has all the functions you could possibly imagine, is on Android so you can just imagine the plethora of apps available, everything work perfectly, smoothly and nice. I am very happy with this phone… Read Full Review

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HTC Desire

“Warranty claim”

Written on: 13/03/2013

Damaged my phone, had forgotten that I had square trade cover for it and got it repaired. A week later realised I had warranty cover and got in touch with the Square trade and the help I got was just amazing and easy and even after a week late I got the money back that I had spent or repairing my phone. Thank god I bought the Square trade cover for the phone. I would recommend square trade warrant cover for everyone buying any kind of electronics!!… Read Full Review

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HTC Desire

“HCT desire ”

Written on: 04/02/2013 by JamesTester (1 review written)

I have had the mobile phone for a 2 years and the biggest problem I came across was the ear piece which the voice quality was so bad that I had to ask in a umber of times to text me instead. The mobile phone has been sent for repair three times to 3G and the diagnoses came negative. IT has almost 1GHz processing power but I doubted the software designed utilised effectively all the powers because which taping on the anything there is always a slight delays… Read Full Review

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“Apparently nice, but terrible reboot bug”

Written on: 09/10/2012 by carigo (1 review written)

I have two HTC Desire S, one used by myself, the other one used by my wife. After working well for about 12 months, both phones are now permamtly rebooting when used ourside their home network (i.e. when roaming) and randomly rebooting when used in the home network. The bug prevents any use of the phone outside the home network, i.e. during travels abroad. I unsuccessfully tried to solve the problem by the various procedures recommended in the handbook (including factory reset). As the… Read Full Review

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HTC Desire

“Slightly Disappointed”

Written on: 13/09/2012 by JohnsonS (3 reviews written)

I got this phone in April last year on a contract. The guy in the shop recommended it as it was fairly new on the market. He even set everything up for me and showed how to use the android market. I was happy as it was my first touch screen phone. The cracks started to show after a few weeks were I noticed the battery life was very poor and I was constantly charging the phone, the screen also froze unexpectedly and switched off without warning. You would get a message asking if you 'want to… Read Full Review

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HTC Desire

“worth the price”

Written on: 03/07/2012 by richieyrich (1 review written)

HTC Desire is a good smartphone and not so expensive but its worth the price. Features are all good… Read Full Review

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HTC Desire

“Good phone ”

Written on: 13/03/2012 by trinitysquared (2 reviews written)

Although an older model, this gave the iPhone a run for its money. Really great interface and really good if you like a little more control over what your phone does (rather than apple who control most aspects of the user expereince) Only cons are the battery (as with all smart phones) but the BIGGEST gripe I have is the internal memory is only 500MB(ish) and most of this is taken up by the operating system - this leaves hardly any room to store apps and games - although you can move some/part… Read Full Review

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HTC Desire

“A love hate relationship.”

Written on: 05/03/2012 by graemewater (5 reviews written)

My htc desire and I had a rather hard relationship together. this has sadly just ended since I have now lost my phone through careless placement of my phone in my Pocket. SO why this love hate relationship. Well there are a number of reasons really. some of which could be overcome with a little careful use some never. The cons: short battery life - I found it was half a day as a mp3 player and would always run out on a night out small internal memory - constantly had full memory and as apps… Read Full Review

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“Great phone, i really like it”

Written on: 18/01/2012 by Augtett (2 reviews written)

I really like this phone for its diverse purposes it serves. For the first 6 months mine seemed ok but now I have noticed a reduction in battery life from 2 days to 1 day. Not using any power-sucking apps or anything and same thing happened to my bf. Someone told me there's a way to reset the battery but I haven't tried it yet. Other than this, the phone is fun and useful in so many little ways, like I can sync my gmail and use skype… Read Full Review

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“Really good smartphone”

Written on: 24/08/2011 by leither_79 (1 review written)

Like any smartphone, the HTC desire is lacking in battery time and drops signal now and again, but it's convinced me that the technology will improve, and I'm sure my next smartphone will also be an HTC… Read Full Review

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“Pretty awesome phone so far, i'm still blown away!”

Written on: 22/08/2011 by virtualmark2 (7 reviews written)

What can i say? Had this phone for over a year now, its never let me down and i feel i should share it with you. I use it daily not just as a phone, but also as: Satellite Navigation Internet Browser/Email Wireless Router Alarm Clock Personal Organiser Calculator Video Camera/Photo Camera Dictophone Skype Flashlight Games Theres more but i'm sure you get the picture. I was chatting to my mate the other day via skype, just using the app on my phone, it was just like a normal phone call except… Read Full Review

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“Big Problems with HTC”

Written on: 13/08/2011 by catchem (1 review written)

When i first had the phone about 14 months ago it was great, loads of features and a pleasure to use and suppose at the time was lucky to get 12 months consistent use out of it, but not now the desire has developed a fault where it is constantly rebooting in a loop and getting very warm. It seems to be an issue which HTC are trying to keep below the cover and not admit to any failings in this phone. You only have to google htc rebooting problems to see how wide spread and frustrating this is to… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic phone, abysmal battery life”

Written on: 28/07/2011 by neesa (2 reviews written)

I couldnt afford the tarrifs on an iphone, nor was i willing to obuy an iphone off contract. After alot of research by my fiance, we decided this was the next best thing. We were right! The screen is amazingly clear and you can adjust the brightness according to how you want it via a widget. The size - i was abit worried about having a big phone having previously owned a samsung slide phone that was about half the size, albeit twice the width. However it slips intp the pocket easily… Read Full Review

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HTC Desire

“Internal memory”

Written on: 28/06/2011 by kamenara (1 review written)

The phone is really good,but it has one big disadvantage. Its internal memory is really low, and applications can only be installed on its internal memory. Thus, despite I have 3 GB memory free on my CD card,the phone always ask me to delete data, or to uninstall applications from the internal memory. The memory of the card can be used just to save music, pictures, videos etc… Read Full Review

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“Love the usability, battery sucks”

Written on: 07/06/2011 by LeenP1978 (4 reviews written)

I know lots of people have complaned about the HTC battery. For the first 6 months mine seemed ok but now I have noticed a reduction in battery life from 2 days to 1 day. Not using any power-sucking apps or anything and same thing happened to my bf. Someone told me there's a way to reset the battery but I haven't tried it yet. Other than this, the phone is fun and useful in so many little ways, like I can sync my gmail and use skype. I just wish the battery was better… Read Full Review

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“A great phone, I'm really pleased I opted for it...”

Written on: 17/05/2011 by bigglescham1 (2 reviews written)

A great phone, I'm really pleased I opted for it instead of paying a fortune for an iphone.

It's not perfect and there are a few things to be aware of. The loudspeaker is pretty shoddy; it's not particularly loud and distorts a fair bit - not great for using whilst driving (hands free) or for listening to music.

Also, I had a problem which I believe many others have had: overheating. When using memory-sapping features the phone overheated and cut out. This got gradually worse until I… Read Full Review

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“I sold my iphone 3Gs 16gb(owned 1 year) to replace it...”

Written on: 28/03/2011 by bmw e30 (1 review written)

I sold my iphone 3Gs 16gb(owned 1 year) to replace it with one of these as on paper they match each other and the desire beats the iphone on its 'extras'. Initially i loved it, the freedom android gives you and all the bells and whistles, and 2 day battery life compared to 1 on the iphone. But 4 weeks on id honestly grown to hate it, and now today i've sold it. The speaker is total rubbish, tinny and nothing else, texting using the htc onscreen keyboard was so terrible and is just like tapping… Read Full Review

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