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snowsteve

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#63277 23-Jun-2010 23:05
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Hi All


I’m looking at getting either the new iphone 4 or the HTC Desire, I currently have a iphone 3g and am veering more towards the Desire for many reasons including the more "open source" nature of the phone.. anyway

I’m wanting to hear from folks out there that may have a (HTC) Desire and how they have found the screen.
Reason I ask is I have read the specs for the iphone 4 and the screen specs sound pretty impressive, but the screen that the Desire has also has its own Pro's including being slightly bigger.

Few points I would like to know is;

- Is the Desires screen still easily viewable in sunlight?
- Is it quiet bright, I hate looking at dim screens?
- Does it have the anti smudge coating that the 3Gs has or similar?
- Does it have one or two speakers? 




Can anyone throw their thoughts my way?

Would really appreciate any help/feedback on your experiences.

Cheers all

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  #344708 23-Jun-2010 23:18
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Samsung Galaxy S - Android and a screen to rival iPhone 4 - waiting for mine now but its almost universally considered the best screen so far (iPhone 4 possibly excepted) and better than the Desire.




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  #344709 23-Jun-2010 23:23
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snowsteve:- Is the Desires screen still easily viewable in sunlight?


Not in direct sunlight, known downfall of AMOLED screens.

snowsteve:- Is it quiet bright, I hate looking at dim screens?


Indoors its plenty bright, don't think you'd have cause for complaint there.

snowsteve:- Does it have the anti smudge coating that the 3Gs has or similar?


Not that I'm aware of.

snowsteve:- Does it have one or two speakers?


One speaker.

As suggested above I'd recommend taking a look at the Galaxy S - I had one but had to return it for out of the box problems, waiting for replacement unit in the next day or two - its Super AMOLED screen is truly excellent. Other advantage over the Desire is true multitouch, versus the Desire's dual-touch, which can lose accuracy when detecting multiple touches (although outside of gaming it not really an issue). If you're after an Android handset and the screen is very important you can't do better than this currently.




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  #344797 24-Jun-2010 10:24
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Hmmm i hadnt seen the Samsung phone, but after doing a few quick searches there are complaints of the Samsung influenced Android o/s. 

Any comments on how you found it ? 


Thanks for the replies
 



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  #344815 24-Jun-2010 10:54
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The latest iteration is pretty good actually, but you can always replace it with a launcher replacement like LauncherPro, ADW Launcher, Zeam etc.




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snowsteve

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  #344844 24-Jun-2010 12:07
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Wow thats a nice Iphone feature !!
I guess now its a toss up between the Samsung galaxy and the HTC Desire now

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  #344980 24-Jun-2010 18:58
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Can i ask where you got the Galaxy S from ? either in NZ or overseas, link ?


Cheers



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  #345011 24-Jun-2010 20:18
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Clove.co.uk

Where most of us also got the Desires we have.




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  #345012 24-Jun-2010 20:37
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snowsteve: I guess now its a toss up between the Samsung galaxy and the HTC Desire now

Something else that may be worth bearing in mind is that Samsung's flavour of imap does not talk to Google (Gmail) very well at all.  If you don't use Gmail or don't want to use imap to synch emails it's no problem, but if you do you're either not going to be able to implement it or it's going to be very unreliable.

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  #345020 24-Jun-2010 21:01
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Dratsab:
snowsteve: I guess now its a toss up between the Samsung galaxy and the HTC Desire now

Something else that may be worth bearing in mind is that Samsung's flavour of imap does not talk to Google (Gmail) very well at all.  If you don't use Gmail or don't want to use imap to synch emails it's no problem, but if you do you're either not going to be able to implement it or it's going to be very unreliable.


I do use gmail (as well as various other) i was hoping to prehaps take advantage of the multiple  email account (on one app) feature it has, what doesnt work with gmail ? or is it just unreliable ?


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  #345029 24-Jun-2010 21:35
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Mine was working fine by inbuilt gmail sync, and gmail sync via exchange.




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  #345035 24-Jun-2010 22:08
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Hey,

Thanks heaps for all the advise, i will check out a few more reviews and weigh up the pros/cons of both the Desire and Galaxy and see what happens.

Thanks again

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  #345037 24-Jun-2010 22:10
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Dratsab:
snowsteve: I guess now its a toss up between the Samsung galaxy and the HTC Desire now

Something else that may be worth bearing in mind is that Samsung's flavour of imap does not talk to Google (Gmail) very well at all.  If you don't use Gmail or don't want to use imap to synch emails it's no problem, but if you do you're either not going to be able to implement it or it's going to be very unreliable.


I've not had any experience (Galaxy Spica) or seen any reports of that - do you have a reference?




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  #345052 24-Jun-2010 22:41
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I'll be posting up a review for my Galaxy S once the replacement unit arrives, I still have a Desire at home too so can answer whatever questions you may have.




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  #345058 24-Jun-2010 23:01
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Magic, sounds great,

Thanks again


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