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By leader288, Senior Member on 26th May 2011, 06:36 AM
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The HTC Desire has been a pretty great phone for me, love the physical buttons, and the rooting scene is very very much alive.

Just wondering, will there be a phone that have the same size as the desire, but with updated internals like a dual core processor and more ram? Seems to be trend for bigger screens and any dual core phone is usually 4" and up.

What do you think?

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26th May 2011, 06:58 AM |#2  
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The new samsung is so light you don't even notice the screen size difference in your pocket. Personally I would like to stick with HTC but if you were looking to buy a new phone right now nothing comes close to the samsung in terms of sexiness/thinness and lightness!

EDIT: and of course speed
26th May 2011, 08:25 AM |#3  
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I think the HTC Sensation ist the model you are looking for.

Same formfactor as Desire and Dualcore and so on.

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26th May 2011, 10:07 AM |#4  
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I think the HTC Sensation ist the model you are looking for.

Same formfactor as Desire and Dualcore and so on.

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Except massively locked bootloader, radio and kernel.

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26th May 2011, 12:20 PM |#5  
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HTC have really let me down with their new locked down
Mentality. I also wanted a reasonable size dual core phone
But had to come to the realization that its never gonna happen
(someone prove me wrong and I'll eat my words) so I went for
The galaxy s2. It craps on the sensation. The free ram on that thing
Is appalling and its still choppy in the browser with a dual core.
Come on htc! What have you been doing? Not catching up thats for sure.
I would love sense 3.0 on hardware like the galaxy S2 but we can't have
Everything.
26th May 2011, 02:24 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrrh

I think the HTC Sensation ist the model you are looking for.

Same formfactor as Desire and Dualcore and so on.

Regards,
chrrh...

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Originally Posted by Meaple

Except massively locked bootloader, radio and kernel.

Swyped...

Doesn’t the Sensation have a 4.3” screen compared with the Desire’s 3.7”? I mean I’ve tried to use phones with screens 4” and bigger but it just doesn’t fit right for me....

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Originally Posted by hairykewell

The new samsung is so light you don't even notice the screen size difference in your pocket. Personally I would like to stick with HTC but if you were looking to buy a new phone right now nothing comes close to the samsung in terms of sexiness/thinness and lightness!

EDIT: and of course speed

Thats the thing really, I’m not looking for a phone right now, I can wait for another year or so. But I have always had my eye out for new phones. My 1st smartphone was the 1st gen metal iPhone, I used that since 2007 till my job required me to have a phone without a camera. I got the Desire mainly because I wanted an iPhone-like OS and that I could easily remove the camera module without damaging the rest of the phone. But I’ve fallen in love with the android OS and the amazing variety of phones there are in the market.

HTC as a company is great. I think they’re moving in the right direction. Just that their new phones have locked bootloaders and well, the rooting community is what I really love about the android platform.
26th May 2011, 02:28 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by esk02k

HTC have really let me down with their new locked down
Mentality. I also wanted a reasonable size dual core phone
But had to come to the realization that its never gonna happen
(someone prove me wrong and I'll eat my words) so I went for
The galaxy s2. It craps on the sensation. The free ram on that thing
Is appalling and its still choppy in the browser with a dual core.
Come on htc! What have you been doing? Not catching up thats for sure.
I would love sense 3.0 on hardware like the galaxy S2 but we can't have
Everything.

You’ve used the Sensation? Is sense still kinda ram hungry?
26th May 2011, 06:04 PM |#8  
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Doesn’t the Sensation have a 4.3” screen compared with the Desire’s 3.7”? I mean I’ve tried to use phones with screens 4” and bigger but it just doesn’t fit right for me....
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Yes, and I agree - I want one with the same physical size as the desire personally...
26th May 2011, 06:14 PM |#9  
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I want a phone that's quad core, 32GB internal mem, 1GB RAM...

BUT

I want it smaller and thinner than the Desire, and have a battery that lasts a week with heavy use

Seriously, guys - it's not gonna happen. You want more features, the phone will get bigger and have crap battery life. Just enjoy what we have as this is a golden age for mobile phones
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1st June 2011, 04:39 PM |#10  
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Sensation will be my next step.
The unibody is awesome and the specs are too.
I stick to HTC cause I just love their hardware and quality.

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2nd June 2011, 01:03 AM |#11  
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I think it's worth waiting till Q4 to change for me, love my Desire and am very keen to have physical buttons(not keyboard) on my next handset but unfortunately it looks like the top handsets will no longer have them.
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