HTC Desire vs. iPhone Feelings
I played around with my father’s HTC Desire two days ago. The major differences I recognized in contrast to iOS on iPhone4:
- + There’s the possibility to create a WLAN. Yay!
- + Looking at the 2 year costs, it was about 30% cheaper, which is nice.
- – Scrolling is much more unfluid. Makes reading on the web when scrolling is involved much more of a hassle.
- – The browser loading times were not that good.
- – There is no anti-smudge-screen. This actually makes a big difference.
- – Sometimes reactions on pinching is stuttery or just too late.
- – I never know which button I need to press if I want to get back.
- – The camera sucked. The flash is much too bright and the pictures look like crap. To make a shot you needed to press the trackball.
- – I didn’t understand the structure of the applications list vs. the widget screens. I guess the organisation was strange because my father made it so, but why are those two separated?
- – The phone got very hot while just browsing and using google maps.
- – The icons of the applications sucked.
- – The few applications I launched looked kind of “not ready to deliver”.
photo credit: Jesus Belzunce