I currently have a Nokia N97 mini which I want to replace. The antenna strength on the mini is very weak compared to other Nokia phones that I have used as always seems to be switching between UMTS and GSM.
What are main things that you like about the Desire?
I have the Legend. It's a great phone, beautiful screen, the aluminium body is really nice. It's a bit better than the HTC magic or hero because of the slightly faster CPU and with Android Eclair 2.1. I've noticed I get better reception with the Legend than my previous phone (an htc touch dual).
My only gripes with the phone is battery life goes relatively quickly, although now I've had the phone for a month or so I'm not playing with it nearly as much so it's lasting longer. The biggest annoyance with the Legend for me is the problem with audio delays in video playback. All videos, including any played through the pre-installed YouTube app, play with a slight audio delay (about half a second) with is really annoying. I'm using WinMEnc (http://winmenc.blogspot.com/) to add a .650 of a second delay to my converted vids to get the audio and video in-sync. This is OK because I have to convert them to .mp4 files anyway for playback, I just can't watch these mp4's on any other device. I'm not using the YouTube app anymore because of the delay.
Everything else about the phone works perfectly, the camera takes pretty good shots for a phone camera and the led flash works well in low lighting. Video recording is OK, quite low FPS though.
If you're not into watching movies on your phone, want the cheaper HTC Android option and don't mind the smaller (more pocketable) screen compared to the Desire I'd recommend it else go for the desire.
Hey Chups, I've noticed the same audio/video sync problems when I try to play videos on my Legend too. I downloaded the WinMEnc program, but I couldn't find the time delay option. Can you tell me how I can add the delay?