[clug] Android Handset
martin at meltin.net
Thu May 19 14:15:03 MDT 2011
On Thu, 19 May 2011 17:20:39 +1000, Hal Ashburner <hal at ashburner.info>
> Anyone have any advice about the cheaper end of the market for Android
I bought an unlocked HTC Wildfire a couple of months ago for under $300
from some "Australian" site that ships from Hong Kong. The warranty
conditions seemed saner than some other sellers.
I'm very happy with it. However, there are some issues:
* The resolution is fairly poor. I usually don't care because I don't
do anything very complex with the phone.
* It is a bit underpowered. When listening to music, I often get a
short skip just after the 1st track starts playing.
* Yesterday, for the first time, the phone wouldn't accept or make
calls until I rebooted it.
* If I use it a lot then the battery won't last 2 days...
I'm still running stock firmware (2.2 with SE Asia language options -
Singapore English seems fine! ;-). Upgrading to the latest CyanogenMod
might improve the above. I might do that when I'm more confident that
the phone has no real problems...
peace & happiness,
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