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    (Original post by wizard710)
    Have you rooted your phone?
    Whats that???
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    I'd contact T-Mobile, tbh.
    (Original post by Kaph)
    Might want to ring them up about that.
    Thanks guys I indeed called them up today and they said it was a mistake on their side, something about my phone not being registered as having a data plan while it did :yep:
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    I've taken pictures of my homescreen and lockscreen, but how do I get them onto my desktop? I can share them to Facebook and Twitter, but it would be easier if I could just upload them to Facebook directly.
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    (Original post by purplefrog)
    Is is still worth buying the phone (~£120 incl. topup) if it has the TFT screen instead?
    Yes, it's definitely still worth buying the phone; I got it for Christmas and I'm really pleased with it! The screen is still very good indeed for the price, and I'm sure an Amoled screen wouldn't be massively better (unless you think it's worth a couple more hundred quid )

    My dad has a HTC Desire and our phones stack up as being quite similar; his is faster and more responsive with a bigger and brighter screen, but there isn't a massive difference. You will also have access to almost all the apps on the Android Market, unlike the HTC Wildfire (another Android smartphone at around this price point)

    The battery life's impressed me too, it lasted for two days under normal use (eg not playing Abduction for hours; I really shouldn't lend my phone to my brothers and sister...) and around one day with heavy internet use and game playing. It only takes a few hours to charge up too.

    To be honest, I think it's a steal, and I love my Orange SF
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    (Original post by JonCha)
    I've taken pictures of my homescreen and lockscreen, but how do I get them onto my desktop? I can share them to Facebook and Twitter, but it would be easier if I could just upload them to Facebook directly.
    I'm assuming you used some sort of screen grab app, if so then just plug your phone into your comp. If you want to do it without wires then try the facebook app. Not sure how the Nexus does it but unlike the custom UI's I doubt it by default has menus that let you upload straight to facebook.
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    Can someone tell me whats the best android phone out right now. Google Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Desire/HD, something else?
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    (Original post by Jedders)
    Can someone tell me whats the best android phone out right now. Google Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Desire/HD, something else?
    IMO the Desire HD is the best atm (with a little bias :p: ) but it depends on what you want. If you want the google experience then the Nexus S is by far the best version if you want a more Apple like experience then Sense on the Desire is great. What factors are important for you?
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    (Original post by wizard710)
    Have you rooted your phone?
    Nope. Should've said before hehe.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    IMO the Desire HD is the best atm (with a little bias :p: ) but it depends on what you want. If you want the google experience then the Nexus S is by far the best version if you want a more Apple like experience then Sense on the Desire is great. What factors are important for you?
    I'd actually have to disagree, the SGS gives a much similar UI to iOS than the DHD although tbph I've not used the DHD that much but from what I've seen it's closer....
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    (Original post by Jedders)
    Can someone tell me whats the best android phone out right now. Google Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Desire/HD, something else?
    I'd recommend any of the HTC top end phones. Purely because HTC seems to 'know' how Android should work.

    All of my experiences with Sony and Samsung Android phones have been quite choppy D:

    The Nexus S does have some pretty nifty features though which'll probably become standard on most phones within the next year. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Stacks)
    I'd recommend any of the HTC top end phones. Purely because HTC seems to 'know' how Android should work.

    All of my experiences with Sony and Samsung Android phones have been quite choppy D:

    The Nexus S does have some pretty nifty features though which'll probably become standard on most phones within the next year. :rolleyes:
    Go back a couple of pages and have a look at the Samsung Galaxy S with a custom ROM installed...it's so smooth.
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    (Original post by bigmo7)
    Go back a couple of pages and have a look at the Samsung Galaxy S with a custom ROM installed...it's so smooth.
    Oooh, that is pretty impressive!

    I'd probably give Samsung a decent chance for my next phone now

    Damn two year contract ... :banghead:
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    (Original post by Stacks)
    Oooh, that is pretty impressive!

    I'd probably give Samsung a decent chance for my next phone now

    Damn two year contract ... :banghead:
    The problem with the Galaxy S is the proprietary rfs filesystem used for the /data partition, it's just terrible. You can change it and notice a massive difference in performance, mixed together with clever coding from devs and you get an awesome phone.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    IMO the Desire HD is the best atm (with a little bias :p: ) but it depends on what you want. If you want the google experience then the Nexus S is by far the best version if you want a more Apple like experience then Sense on the Desire is great. What factors are important for you?
    In terms of importance
    1. Good battery life
    2. Screen at least 3.5 inches
    3. Decent camera(dont care at all about hd video recording though)
    4. Fast(can have live wallpapers without any really noticable lag)
    5. Good music player

    Scratch proof screen would be a big plus!

    Right now I have a motorola defy, it's great but im thinking of upgrading to something even better in the summer that will last me for like the next 4 years lol.
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    Whats so good about the nexus?
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    (Original post by purplefrog)
    I was planning to get the Orange San Francisco - loved the spec it had for its price as well as the fact that it had android OS.
    But I have now found out that Orange stopped making it with an AMOLED screen and now use a WVGA TFT one instead - and judging by reviews of the phone the AMOLED was a real plus point.

    Is is still worth buying the phone (~£120 incl. topup) if it has the TFT screen instead?
    Are there any other close alternatives to the Orange SF? (PAYG or 18month contract)

    Does anybody know if a new orange SF will be coming out soon with a better screen?
    Hey I got the TFT model and I'd say for the price it's definately worth it, nothing else approaches it's specs at the price level.

    Pros:

    800x480 Resolution this is the same as a Desire or Nexus One and the TFT screen still has some pros, while images aren't as nice it's better for text, the screen is also brighter as I believe they upped that to help out all in all the TFT screen is still a really nice screen.

    512Mb of RAM this is very very good at this price point again you won't get close for £110-£120

    Easily unlockable, seriously takes all of 2 minutes to unlock to all networks and doesn't cost a penny

    Good community support over at MoDaCo including custom ROMs left right and centre, it's also upgradable to Froyo through custom ROMs and it gains some legs on Froyo:
    http://goo.gl/iXich - A benchmark result for you from my phone

    Same GPU as the Nexus One so not the most powerful on the market but heck it's £100 after all

    Some minus points are the Camera, it's servicable in good lighting conditions but in low light just forget it after all it doesn't have a flash and as for video, don't go there at all.

    CPU is previous gen but it does a good job of running android nicely, it can do a little bit of 3d work but nothing intensive, same as the HTC Hero.

    In my honest opinion it's great phone for it's price point, though I'd get it elsewhere from Orange, only £10 top-up needed elsewhere, if you have any more questions feel free to PM me and I'll do my best to answer them for you.
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    (Original post by Jedders)
    In terms of importance
    1. Good battery life
    2. Screen at least 3.5 inches
    3. Decent camera(dont care at all about hd video recording though)
    4. Fast(can have live wallpapers without any really noticable lag)
    5. Good music player

    Scratch proof screen would be a big plus!

    Right now I have a motorola defy, it's great but im thinking of upgrading to something even better in the summer that will last me for like the next 4 years lol.
    Don't go for the Desire HD if battery is your most important thing. Whilst it isn't bad it certainly isn't the best. As most smart phones it's a charge every night. Then again it depends on your expectations, if you've been using a feature phone that lastest 5 days+ without rehcarging then any smart phone is going to be a real shock.

    Once again no one who likes battery life will use a live wallpaper, whilst it's fun to show your Apple friends in reality it's really not worth having. All the top Android phones will run live wall papers with no LAG (Desire range, Galaxy S, Nexus S).

    In terms of music player the HTC music player is decent but no one sticks with default. There are many many good ones on the market like power amp or double twist.
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    (Original post by Jedders)
    In terms of importance
    1. Good battery life
    2. Screen at least 3.5 inches
    3. Decent camera(dont care at all about hd video recording though)
    4. Fast(can have live wallpapers without any really noticable lag)
    5. Good music player

    Scratch proof screen would be a big plus!

    Right now I have a motorola defy, it's great but im thinking of upgrading to something even better in the summer that will last me for like the next 4 years lol.
    I can get around 2 days battery life from my SGS while using a live wallpaper, that is with low usage. Otherwise you're looking to recharge every night...which is the same for most other smart phones...live wallpapers get a bit boring anyway after a while...

    The SGS does have a gorilla glass display making it resistant to scratches, even key and all sorts...

    If you were to get any high end smartphone you wouldn't be disappointed...

    Also as someone pointed out above, the native music players generally suck...there's loads of good ones on the market though.
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    So what phone then?
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    The battery life on the desire seems pretty ****ty :erm: but it's so responsive. TSR works really well on it :lol:
 
 
 
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