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General Chat Thread, iPhone 3GS vs. HTC Desire in General; Which would you choose? I have changed my mind every 10 minutes for the past week, so I've decided to ...
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    iPhone 3GS vs. HTC Desire

    Which would you choose? I have changed my mind every 10 minutes for the past week, so I've decided to poll you lot...

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    Certainly the desire - even if I put aside my vast dislike for Apple and it's products, the HTC is certainly the superior device - one of a few of their current products which is a mile ahead. Would even choose a WinMo powered HD2 over an iPhone.

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    Have a look at this: Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Vs HTC Desire - Recombu

    I know the HTC looks like it doesn't have much memory but remember you can upgrade it with micro SD up to 32gb.

    I would go for the Desire every time. In fact, I would try and get it if my contract wasn't up until December!

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    A colleague has the Desire, and has found that Android has no way of letting you change Proxies for wifi. Making it useless in school. Is this the case?

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    My contract on my G1 is up in June and I've already told my phone company I'm having a 'free' upgrade to the Desire. The Android platform is simply brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andycat View Post
    A colleague has the Desire, and has found that Android has no way of letting you change Proxies for wifi. Making it useless in school. Is this the case?
    Correct, it doesn't allow you to set proxy settings yet.

    Issue 1273 - android - IP Proxy Settings for Wifi Network - Project Hosting on Google Code
    DUYKHAM's Blog: Setting proxy for Android by GUI (official way) (workaround)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andycat View Post
    A colleague has the Desire, and has found that Android has no way of letting you change Proxies for wifi. Making it useless in school. Is this the case?
    Take a look at this, I have used it in the past. If I remember correctly it will let you specify a proxy for certain conditions and locations.

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    MY contract's up in June, too. Currently I'm torn between the Desire and the Samsung Galaxy S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andycat View Post
    A colleague has the Desire, and has found that Android has no way of letting you change Proxies for wifi. Making it useless in school. Is this the case?
    Yes and no (Leaning towards yes). There aren't any settings so far but I've heard (ergh rumours) that they are working on it and I have been told there is a free app that allows you to set proxy settings.

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    I have swapped my iphone 3g for a desire. Only found out about the proxy issue after I got the phone! I've also had a few problems with the active sync integration linking to live@edu. Other than that, it is a great phone. So much faster than the iphone which makes a lot of day to day operation easier.

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    I personally am looking at the HTC Hero / Legend (if its out by the time I renew my contract). HTC Phones are vastly superior, due to the fact the memory can be expanded, you can write your own apps for android and use it right away! HTC all the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Take a look at this, I have used it in the past. If I remember correctly it will let you specify a proxy for certain conditions and locations.
    Is there a missing link or something? My colleague has raised his hopes now!

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    I moved over from an iphone 2g to a HTC Hero and i'm very glad I did! Seems to be better than the iphone in all but a couple of respects. The way the iphone handles mp3 playing seems to be a lot nicer than the Hero, and bluetooth is really flaky with my car stereo which is annoying.

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    iphone all the way. my tech just got a desire its swish but i think when the iphone has better cam and flash it will rock. i love the tidyness of it..... and the fact i can set proxy

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    Seems to be swinging in the way of HTC so far, I'm going to have to decide by the end of the day I think and stick to it.

    The main feature I find myself using on any phone is the camera: how do the two cameras compare? I know HTC has the higher resolution camera, but I've seen some truly awful quality photo's taken on phone cameras, regardless of resolution

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