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Old December 12th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mustang5o View Post
Whenever I make a call the screen automatically shuts off. If I want to use speaker phone I have to hit power button to wake it up then hit the speaker phone button. Plus, if I'm trying to call a number that's busy and I'm trying again (think radio contest) without even putting the phone near my head it shuts off. If I'm making a regular call and then pull the phone away from head to hang up I still have to hit the power button to bring the phone awake! Has something drastically changed? All of my old HTC Android phones (Hero, Original EVO) would do this just fine.
This sounds like a simple proximity sensor issue. Do you have a screen protector installed on the glass? Its a simple problem with a simple fix. Check out this thread for some more information on this: | HTC Evo 4G LTE - Proximity sensor not working | HTC Evo 4G LTE - Slight red light?

Another problem I recently ran into was an errors stating I was almost out of memory. I believe it came from Tasker because it said if the phone is too low on memory Tasker could start behaving badly (paraphrasing of course). This has only happened one time and I when I look at memory usage it showed over 200mb available. What does Tasker need to run?
I don't know for sure, but it sounds like Tasker throws that error as a simple warning that there may be issues with the application if you have low memory. Not that you actually have low memory?
Low memory talk has been addressed quite extensively in regards to this phone. One facet of the problem is that we think the system does not fully and accurately report RAM usage and what applications are running/ended. Things were slightly remedied with a system software update (OTA), which attempted to fix how the system prioritizes memory and ending old/still running applications. Meanwhile others have found massive gains when rooting the phone and slimming down the running resources. If you plan to root you should not have issues.
I've found that keeping my stock setup very lean&mean and not worrying about memory is the best fix for me.

Should I have stuck with the GS3?!?!?!
I don't think so, but I've become self opposed to the Galaxy S 3 based upon its blind overpopularity. I don't want to see the open and choice filled Android device market slimmed even more by the unthinking majority of one device or one manufacturer. The grass is not always greener.
But by all means, do what is the best for your personal situation. My opinion is obviously swayed, but the Evo 4G LTE is a stellar phone even with its few qualms.
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