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★★★★☆

“Pretty good smartphone”

Written on: 31/05/2013 by KnoxCraul419 (5 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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“Great Phone”

Written on: 16/05/2013 by JudsonCoxson797 (2 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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“Overall a really good phone. Big screen, good apps,...”

Written on: 15/03/2011

Overall a really good phone. Big screen, good apps, good photo quality, easy internet access i can go on. The only bad point is the battery life, if you use your phone alot, lots of talking, texting and internet, battery has trouble lasting more than a couple of hours. When the battery does run out the phone had has trouble shutting down and usually crashing half way through so i end up having to remove the battery and reconnect… Read Full Review

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“A great Android phone to start with. I was very used...”

Written on: 11/02/2011 by vegemite4me (7 reviews written)

A great Android phone to start with. I was very used to a small Nokia mobile, and the Desire was significantly bigger, but I have gotten used to it and thing it is a good size. The screen is nice and bright, and the touch screen is responsive and easy to use. There have heard of the phone hanging up by mistake (due to the screen activating when being pressed against your ear), but I have not had this problem. The downside is the battery life, which is terrible. But this seems to be a problem… Read Full Review

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“Love my HTC phone, a great smart phone with loads of...”

Written on: 09/02/2011 by reeterry (2 reviews written)

Love my HTC phone, a great smart phone with loads of features. I've read in some reviews the complaint about battery life, yes it can drain alarmingly quickly, but then that should be expected. In full working mode this isn't a phone its a mini computer that can also make calls. You MUST install appkiller or similar and USE IT to turn off apps that drain the battery life.

Pro's
nice to look at
Android
multiple 'home' screens
good screen brightness
decent camera
Good sound (music etc)
great… Read Full Review

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Written on: 19/02/2011

I found this review very helpful because... the added info re appkiller thanks

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★★★★☆

“Great phone - the words 'iPhone beater' get used a...”

Written on: 17/01/2011 by steedie (4 reviews written)

Great phone - the words 'iPhone beater' get used a lot, but this is probably one of the few phones that can actually say this. It does pretty much ANYTHING. the flexibility of this phone to be used and changed to how you want it is its strongest point - but in the wrong hands can be a weak point...as if you dont know what you are doing, you can run apps that will drain your battery in a few hours, slow it down, make it crash etc. So its not for technophobes - they should probably stick to the… Read Full Review

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“Phone fits well in the hands and feels almost...”

Written on: 03/11/2010

Phone fits well in the hands and feels almost unnoticeable in jeans pocket (and mine are quite tight!). Call quality is very good as is signal reception, but the speaker used for hands free and listening to music etc. is absolutely terrible. It sounds really tinny and distorts a lot. Physical buttons at base are very useful. Good camera but lets itself down in low light conditions which produce more grainy pictures. The LED flash is probably as bad as it is on all phones, but when used against… Read Full Review

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“Great phone, so much better than the iphone 4 in terms...”

Written on: 30/09/2010 by londonguy78 (1 review written)

Great phone, so much better than the iphone 4 in terms of what it can do (especially now the Froyo update has come out on Orange). A few points why I think this is better than the iphone 4:
- Most apps that you would have to pay for on the iphone app store (albeit probably only £1-2) can be found free or ad-supported on the android marketplace.
- Free satnav!
- Google translate, great for on holiday (if there is wi-fi)
- Works as a wireless access point to share your 3G connection
- Live… Read Full Review

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“Great looking android phone. Real competition for the...”

Written on: 13/04/2010 by greenhouseuk (2 reviews written)

Great looking android phone. Real competition for the i-phone.
Took seconds to access Email
Roaming contract
GPS
Facebook phone
Many apps
Windows type display
Free phone from Mobiles.co.uk (2 year contract - £25 pcm / 13 mths and £12.50pcm / 11 mths)
Delivery within 4 working days, helpfull service

Negatives - battery life short/ recharging time long
Took a long time to work out synchronisation with pc to carry over contacts
Cannot yet get Youtube to function
Limited RAM (includes 4G SD… Read Full Review

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“The HTC Desire is a stunning 3G Smartphone which comes...”

Written on: 26/03/2010 by raxsmith (2 reviews written)

The HTC Desire is a stunning 3G Smartphone which comes with a gigantic 3.7 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen having a display of up to 16M colours with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Its powerful 5 MP camera facilitate the users to click photographs of finest quality. This handset weighs 135 grams and measures 119x60x11.9 mm which is ideal for both carrying and using purposes. On one hand, the handset makes the net surfing lot easier with features like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g , built-in WAP 2.0… Read Full Review

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Written on: 22/04/2010

I found this review very helpful because...I'm trying to decide on my next phone, the Desire or Xperia X10, going towards Desire now that I know that HTC have improved the camrea.

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