Originally Posted by andyj1610
3xeno i agree HTC charges more for there handsets but the build quality, on board component's reliability, HTC Sense and stuff like that is worth it.
About Sony Ericsson Xperia, i would suggest not to buy it. Reason: I had a SE handset before i bought Wildfire, it broke all the time either software or hardware issues. During those million visits to the service center there always used to be a Xperia user with a dead phone because of a cheaply built main board or corrupt software.
So i decided to rather spend more on a well built handset than to spend even more on repairs later.
About samsung they make great handsets but they look plastic and cheap. Even Galaxy S2 looks bland in front of HTC Sensation.
And btw i have used a Galaxy Mini its user interface stands no chance in front of HTC sense plus the display of wildfire feels better to look at than Mini (both have same resolution 320*240).
I felt the same about HTC, that they had good build quality, but its not the case:
- Wildfire's are now suffering from battery problems after the warranty expires. Solution is to change the motherboard. (Thread in Wildfire General)
- My friend has a Desire whose touch response fubar'ed on him in 6 months, and the digitizer had to be changed. His was not an isolated case, and the net is full of such complaints that the touch response would fade
- This is a similar issue on the Sensation, where the touch issue will fade and will not work after some time.
Such issues make me believe that the quality of HTC is just all show, and no go. I fully agree with you that HTC's phones look good and exudes a feel of class, but, there is no use having a premium feel handset, if its internals are of such a bad quality. And, these are not isolated cases. I agree that the X10 Series of the Xperia sucked badly, but, I am hoping the 2011 lineup is better than that.
As I said, HTC is charging you for Sense, and I am glad you like it (Paisa vasool, no?), but its hardly a USP for me. I will gladly forgo Sense.
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