I decided that I fancied a change from the iPhone last week, so went out and bought a HTC Desire as it seemed to be the one people were raving about.
Now it's almost 3 days later and I'll admit, i'm struggling with finding the attraction people have with it.
The last time I used an android handset was the old G1, which was a bit clunky, i'm running froyo on the desire and it's really rapid which is a huge improvement. However there are a few things I just can't help feel i'm either missing out on something obvious, or android has a long way to go to catch-up with the iPhone?
My main complaints, and I really am hoping someone has a solution
*) Battery life is awful compared to the iPhone, I can barely get 6 hours out of it, and thats without playing any games or movies, just messing about with wifi on, browsing and phone calls. I've installed the advanced task killer to kill background stuff, but hasnt made a difference. Also tried a battery calibration fix from xdadevelopers forum, made no difference.
*) The keyboard is unusable, keys are just either too small, or the iPhone was better at picking what key my fat fingers wanted to press and got it right more often than not. Simply not the case with this.
*) Exchange synchronization. The default HTC exchange app is awful, I've tried visdata roadsynch which worked much better but still was a bit fiddly (like not integrating with a widget on desktop to let me know I had new mail) and touchdown which wouldn't connect to my exchange server.
*) Camera, it's awful compared to the iPhone4 cam, i've tried a few camera apps (I miss hipstamatic soo much) to improve matters, but nothing's grabbing me.
There's a few other niggles like the weather app has a very limited list of cities in there whereas iPhone even had Pwllheli. I hated the browser but then I discovered dolphinHD which is excellent.
So please, if someone can offer some advice to stop me going back to iPhone (didn't sell my iPhone4 yet, just incase ), i'd very much appreciate it. Oh and yes, i've rooted it and installed a custom rom already (Leedroid's 2.1 (froyo) rom).
Thanks in advance