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What should i be looking for when i buy a HTC Touch Diamond?

Asked by gciochina (107points) January 16th, 2009

Hey there.

Simple question:
I’m planning on buying a HTC Touch Diamond, second hand. What thinks should i watch for before buying?

What should i check, test, etc in order to make sure that i’m not going to get myself a crappy unit? :)

Thank you.

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seekingwolf's avatar

Where do you plan to buy the phone? I suggest not doing it through Craigslist.

Buy a new battery for it…used batteries will not work as well as new ones. Also check to make sure that there are no breakage points and also look at the water-damage indicator sticker. Also look at the USB/charging port(s) to see that nothing is broken there.

I am not sure if the warranty on the phone carries over when it is sold to a new owner, but if that is important to you, you may want to look into it.

willbrawn's avatar

just curious. What made you pick that phone above an iPhone, G1, Palm Pre?

gciochina's avatar

Thanks seeking wolf for info. Very helpful. Could you please tell me where to look for the “water-damage indicator sticker”?

willbrawn: iPhone = no copy/paste. all others = no Windows mobile. I’m a Windows Mobile developer, so i wanted a phone with windows mobile. As i’ve found out i’ve got a little extra chash, i thought i should get my self something that’s also looking good:) and besides. The Remote desktop connection works like a charm on a diamond because of its 640×480 resolution.

seekingwolf's avatar

G1 also has no copy/paste. i would def pick the HTC Diamond over those…but I have a Blackberry and I am loving that as it is.

Phones have water-damage stickers usually on the battery or inside the battery compartment. It’s either a small white circle or box. You want it to be white. If it’s boloured (something like blue or pink) then that’s bad.

gciochina's avatar

Thanks again, that makes it clear :)

HeNkiSdaBro's avatar

the diamond is a very slow and sluggish phone. just as heads up…

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