The battery life is fine under normal use - any mobile device with as many features as the HD is going to suffer in terms of battery. You can't compare it to anything other than the Blackberry Storm either, as the screen is FAR bigger on the HD than any other Blackberry.
If I'm working in a datacenter and am on the phone a lot, I either use a landline, or charge my phone after, when it needs charged. Turning off WiFi isn't a nuisance either, it takes 2 seconds.
You seem to be looking for things to dislike about this phone.
I did say 'this applies to all smartphones generally'.
I don't care if it has a big screen to be honest, I'm not going to buy a windows mobile device in a million years anyway. My point was solely that it's yet another smartphone with inadequate battery life if you don't want to be bothered disabling half the features when you're not using them.
Disabling wifi at all is a nuisance, however quick it is, I don't want to be bothered remembering to be honest, I just want to hang up or click close and pocket my phone without thinking, It's a phone after all, it shouldn't be hard. And I don't take a charger with me when I need to pop out for a day, it would just never occur to me.
If you don't care if it has a big screen, and you'd never buy a WM device, did you just come along to try and pick an argument? The Touch HD, by all accounts, is a great phone. It won't last for days on end without a charge, but I don't think anyone would expect it to. It will last a day, quite easily, which is more than adequate imo.
Well, until you decided to make an issue of it, I was quite reasonable about saying it's hardly a flaw unique to this phone and some people might not care. But it is a very valid point, a day of battery isn't really great, go out after work and spend the night at someone's unexpectedly and suddenly you're out of juice. Maybe you take a charger every time you go out, but on balance I suspect most people don't. Sorry if you feel this thread isn't the place for any opinion other than 'oh my god it's great' but I thought it was a discussion.
The thing I LOVE about WM devices is that they can be charged almost anywhere.
The amount of times I've ended up at other people's houses for afterparties after clubbing, and gone and used the USB to mini-USB cable they have from their digital camera/ec and plugged it into their pc/laptop and charge away.
So much more versatile than hoping someone has the same make phone and compatible charger as you.
Since moving to WM in 2004, I've never been in a situation where I couldn't charge my phone. Plus you can use motorola chargers too
So a lot like a blackberry really? I still find that everybody has a nokia charger kicking around too...
I'm trying to decide on this or the storm, what is video playback like at native res), and how quickley does this drain the batt. E.G. could you watch a 2hr video and still use it for the rest of the day?
LOL. What tariff are you on?Honestly from costing me £129 to them giving £21 credit on top of the phone cost, I couldn't quite believe it.
Would you mind uploading that photo for me please?I've taken one snap in my dimly lit room and I have to say the camera is pretty crap. Slow frame rate and no flash is a bit of a poor show, but like others have said, if you want good photos, buy a proper camera. I'll have another go in the light tomorrow
I've taken one snap in my dimly lit room and I have to say the camera is pretty crap. Slow frame rate and no flash is a bit of a poor show, but like others have said, if you want good photos, buy a proper camera. I'll have another go in the light tomorrow.
That's my experience so far.
I'll install tomtom and have a play with the GPS tomorrow but I've already heard good things. Also I'll test some video playback with coreplayer