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Old June 26th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default N1 -> Amaze 4G - Redux

I'm going to start off by saying that I MISS my N1 and am starting to hate my Amaze 4G. Now this may all change if I decide to root my phone (which I'll probably do before the final decision) but so far this is how I feel.

Things that I miss about the N1:
Trackball
Tethering
Sleek form factor

Things that I don't miss about the N1:
Internal memory limitations

Things that I like about the Amaze 4G:
Camera quality
Front facing camera
Internal memory
Sturdier micro USB connection on phone (one included)

Things that I hate about the Amaze 4G:
No tethering w/o root
Frequent crash/reboots
No trackball
HORRIBLE bluetooth connectivity
Bloatware pre-installed
Tends to pocket-dial A LOT more than the N1, even if locked.
Low speakerphone volume
Internet seems slower than w/ N1
Can't talk & surf web at same time (unless on wi-fi)

I was SUPER EXCITED about getting the HTC Amaze 4G, but am now a little disappointed. I want an improved N1 to come out. Call it the N2 even....

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Old June 27th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Regarding your complaints...

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No tethering w/o root
I don't tether, don't know, can't help.

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Frequent crash/reboots
My Amaze has never done that. You may have a problem app causing trouble.

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No trackball
I always had a trackball before and thought I would miss it but now I'm glad it's gone.

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HORRIBLE bluetooth connectivity
Mine works very well.

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Bloatware pre-installed
Agreed.

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Tends to pocket-dial A LOT more than the N1, even if locked.
??? Not possible to pocket-dial a locked phone.

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Low speakerphone volume
Mine has excellent volume, best of any phone I've had except a Nokia N900.

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Internet seems slower than w/ N1
4G or WiFi my speed is very good.

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Can't talk & surf web at same time (unless on wi-fi.
??? That should work on any GSM phone! (Except if your data connection is Edge/2G only.)

All in all I'm very happy with my Amaze and will probably keep it a long time.

Your Amaze seems to have several abnormal problems. It might be due to problem apps, incorrect setup, a defective device or a combination of things. You might try a factory reset or taking it back to T-Mobile.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Things that I hate about the Amaze 4G:
No tethering w/o root
You can tether without root.
Just change the APN Setting.
make a new access point
Name: Tmobile Data
APN: epc.tmobile.com
thats it.

Then choose that one
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Under ICS, you can just disable the bloatware and it won't appear in the app drawer, won't prompt for update on Play.

I talk and surf just fine. In fact I played an hour long game of Scrabble with her while we talked. Bingoed for 50 pts. I can't sent an MMS, though.
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