Fantastic phone, abysmal battery life

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neesa's review of HTC Desire

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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 enough.

The internet 3g and wireless and phone signals are very good, no complaints there.

The dialing and touch screen is good and responsive. However i bought a case for it to protect the back and comes ever so slightly over the top edge - don't think it likes it much as i think it thinks i am prompting it to do something.

The phone does get very hot when charging and using, and adding a cover does not help!! Still, works fine.

The sound quality is good, but can be quite hard to hear in clubs etc - it does not go loud enough. The speaker is not good at all, but to be honest i don't use it that much.
The handsfree kit you get is abit rubbish unless you have superlarge earholes - i just do not bother using mine.

The apps market is great and the phone on the whole is very easy to set up.

Only main issue - battery life!!! I make about a hours worth of phone calls/texting a day, play a few games on my commute like bejewelled/word games, check my mail occasioanally and having been charged overnight, my battery dies about 8pm on the same day. I.e. the battery life is pants. You can turn things on and off to prolong the battery life and maybe im doing it wrong but unless iv turned it off completely, the most iv managed to lengthen it to is 22 hours. Which still sucks!
Other than that, the phone is awesome, if it had a better battery life, it would be a keeper even after my contract runs out!

  • If you cant afford an iphone, this is perfect

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