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This review is from: HTC HD Mini Sim Free Smartphone (Electronics)
I've had this phone now for 3 months and have hoped against hope it will grow on me. Last night after it dialled a friend in Australia for me (without my knowledge) I decided enough is enough and have just ordered a blackberry. Texting on it is a nightmare with it often popping its own letters in for you so it takes longer to go back and delete the extras than it does to text the whole message in the first place. The slide for Answer/Ignore works as and when it feels like it (actually the whole phone is a bit like that to be honest.. reminds me of my pc.. that works when it wants too as well) but I guess being windows based this was to be expected. If receiving a text longer than the usual one message worth of charactors trying to find the 2nd/3rd page is more hassle than it's worth. The alarm only works if you have the ringer/system volume up to full which is a pain as I like to put the phone on silent when I sleep but use the alarm for waking (have been late for work several times). The Date connection NEVER switches off (regardless of whether you set it to off or not). Bluetoothing a video you've taken is virtually impossible and then trying to email it to yourself instead is equally as frustrating and it doesn't accept other users/computers to browse it to retrieve the files for you. Photos get put wherever it fancies putting them regardless of the albums you have set up for it or your storage card. I guess like anything if it looks to good to be true then it is and on the surface this does look like a cracking phone, but once you get into it and use it for a while you realise it just doesn't reach any potential and is a real let down. For a smart phone it's really not so smart. I can't wait to get rid of it.
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Initial post: 27 Oct 2010 10:37:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Oct 2010 10:38:20 BDT
Are you an experienced windows smartphone user? i am guessing no. Though i do agree with your bluetooth comment, i needed to transfer some files using bluetooth and there seemed to be absolutely no way of doing it. This is a fault of the OS though not the phone. Also check out the HTC website for firmware upgrades. Chances are a lot of the issues you have mentioned will be fixed with one of those.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2011 10:28:15 BDT
Hi Usrhip.. I wasn't used to a windows smart phone and after the experiences I had I'm never going to try again.. I did all the updates and had been onto their website many times.. Since getting rid of the phone I've spoken to many other HTC owners who have told me they've been having exactly the same problems and many of them have got rid of their phones too so at least I know I wasn't alone.. It did however take cracking photo's so had something going for it :o)
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