Reviews and Problems with HTC Desire / Bravo / A8181
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The reason i may leave virgin is due to this phone, and some scrappy customer service.
travismsoccer and, Amazon
9 March 2014
Summary: I have never dropped more calls than I have with this phone. From ohio to Nevada and everywhere in between. The phone itself has been ok, fast, seemingly good reception, etc. But in Vegas I dropped literally fifteen calls, all on different days. In columbus ohio I drop at least 2-3 a day. If I can exchange this phone I plan to.
Summary: I have had MANY problems with this model. I purchased it brand new and it has been a pain. It constantly loses connections with network. The navigation app is horrible. The music sounds good, but for most of the other "significant features:, NOPE!
Cons: 518MB ROM Memory shown on the box is very little but once loaded with Android and provider's intro, there is only 138MB of usable space. This is far too deficient in today's "Smartphone" industry. This actually is a dumb phone based on not being able to
Pros: I like it when it works but, as it is unreliable, it's hard to see the pros.
Cons: Faulty - it turns itself off randomly and then sticks on the HTC logo, sometimes after a no of unsuccessful reboots which drain the battery. It then has to be left for a period (e.g. 1/2 an hr) with the battery out before it will come back on.
Cons: Not reliable mechanical/Electrinic of the device. Speaker of the 1st new U.S. Cellular HTC Desire device and Vibrator of the 2nd new one did not work. The Selling Office refused to exchange new the 2nd one.
Summary: I bought this phone for all the features it had. It looks prety good to me. But that was it. To good to be truth. The phone has a very very poor signal reception no matter were I stand. I tried inserting these antenna busters but didn't work at all. I just put it in my "Out of Service drawer".
Summary: 'Phone was purchased 'new' in August 2012 as a SIM free, European market item. There were set up issues from new but a factory reset appeared to cure them. There has always been a software issue which is despite further resets is unresolved. On contacting HTC about this it transpires that far from being new, the phone was manufactured in October 2010 and was thus way outside any manufcturers warranty and rather than being for the European market, is in fact a US market,...
Summary: Potential buyers, be very wary before buying this phone! I purchased mine in July 2012, supposedly new, supposedly UK-sourced, supposedly with a twenty-four months warranty. Although it seemed to work well when first delivered, by October 2012 it was developing a serious intermittent fault which, by January 2013, had gone solid. Contacted the Amazon Marketplace seller who denied any responsibility and suggested approaching HTC.