Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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HTC DESIRE OR DISASTER THATS THE QUESTION
Member Name: liamepton
Advantages: Good phone at a relativly good price. was happy with it but it has down falls
Disadvantages: Doesnt have that smartphone edge
This phone i have to say does well to keep up with its competitors on the phone market.
When using this phone i have had no signal problems out of the ordinary and i have been relatively happy, wish i could say this about all phones. My bars always keps to at least 3 and that was in low signal areas.
Navigation and lay out's
The navigation on this phones is relatively good and easy however i have known simpler as i find the iphones way the most easy but at the same time you pay for that. It is quite customizable which makes it god and as you do so you find navigation gets easier. I like the way you can have certain gadgets on the home screen such as the weather and clock. There is the home button and the whole phone itself isnt touch screen so its not always heavily reliant on this.
I dont think this phone is the nicest looking phone out there however it also isnt the ugliest, I think the buttons at the bottom of the phone could have been dealt with in a better way and made to look neater and more stylish. when looking at the screen it isnt outstanding but it is good enough for me to work with and i think if anyone if HD mad then this may bother you slightly but for the average user the screen in my opinion would be classed as good.
The app store is quite impressive again as everyone has to say it isnt quite as big as the apple store however again you pay a lot of money to become an apple user and the price difference in the phones is quite substantial.
Media and internet
Media shows up quite well on this phone and has a good viewing experience, and has good sound as far as phones go. I was not disappointed with the camera and i did use it when i had this phone but i wouldn't say it was the highlight of the phone same with the video recording. It has radio on it which is handy if you are out and about and you enjoy listening to your favorite stations. The internet isnt great but it also isnt disappointing with good signal it is quite fast and i downloaded another browser from the app store which i preferred so i recommend this if you chose to get this phone
The battery life for me was impressive and lasted long enough for me as i charge my phones every night and this never got dead and i used the internet and media players along with games throughout the days.
Summary: good when looking at prices but doesnt have the edge