Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC EVO 3D

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

View Poll Results: Are you still happy with your HTC EVO 3D?
Yes 76 46.34%
No 17 10.37%
IDK 6 3.66%
Yes, but I'd like a phone on another carrier 1 0.61%
Yes, but I don't want Sprint anymore 8 4.88%
Yes, but I want ICS already 56 34.15%
Voters: 164. You may not vote on this poll

Like Tree15Likes

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old March 5th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #51 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
wake69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,808
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 98
Thanked 516 Times in 399 Posts
Default

I would put my 3d up against any current device in terms of performance and battery life. I am rooted but thats my choice and i will do this for all phones that are of the android flavor that i own for the rest of my life. I have yet to see a world breaking phone released since the release of my 3d.

__________________
Phone: HTC One M8
Root Method: Not Yet
wake69 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to wake69 For This Useful Post:
CarrieK (March 5th, 2012), EarlyMon (March 5th, 2012), NYCHitman1 (March 12th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old March 5th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #52 (permalink)
The PearlyMon
 
EarlyMon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Posts: 44,042
 
Device(s): LTEvo, 3vo, and Shift
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 41,701
Thanked 54,832 Times in 21,868 Posts
Default

OK, so rooting will void your HTC warranty but Sprint honors your TEP. I found this quoting policy, take them a rooted phone, they say please avoid it, and try to reinstall the factory rom. Problem not resolved, honor the TEP as hardware issue.

sprint's policy on rooting (please sticky) - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

We have a number of members who are Sprint employees posting here that that's true.
EarlyMon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #53 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
jdsingle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 760
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 3D, DInc. w/SR 3.5, Moto Droid 1 w/CM 6.1.2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 48
Thanked 182 Times in 128 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EarlyMon View Post
OK, so rooting will void your HTC warranty but Sprint honors your TEP. I found this quoting policy, take them a rooted phone, they say please avoid it, and try to reinstall the factory rom. Problem not resolved, honor the TEP as hardware issue.

sprint's policy on rooting (please sticky) - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

We have a number of members who are Sprint employees posting here that that's true.
I got so fed up with Swype this morning I decided to root just to uninstall it. If my phone dies oh well. I'll just take the cost I would have paid to get a new phone and use it for my ETF.

Thanks for the info though!
jdsingle is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jdsingle For This Useful Post:
EarlyMon (March 5th, 2012)
Old March 5th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #54 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Phoenix
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,233
 
Device(s): EVO LTE & EVO 4G & Nexus S 4G
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,961
Thanked 881 Times in 524 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wake69 View Post
I would put my 3d up against any current device in terms of performance and battery life. I am rooted but thats my choice and i will do this for all phones that are of the android flavor that i own for the rest of my life. I have yet to see a world breaking phone released since the release of my 3d.
Yea, I really like the EVO 3D, too! I've had the Photon, Galaxy S II, and, now, the EVO 3D. It really is a great device, and you're right... even after being almost a year old, its still very competitive with about anything out there. It just amazes me how some people gave it a bad rep just because 3D is "gimmicky." I would want this phone with or without 3D capability. Here is the funny thing.. I can count on one hand how many times I've used the 3D functions. For those who focus simply on the 3D aspect of the phone and overlook the rest.. well, they are truly missing out. There is soo much more to the EVO 3D than 3D. I'm glad I've got an EVO 3D.
BenChase7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BenChase7 For This Useful Post:
EarlyMon (March 6th, 2012), NYCHitman1 (March 5th, 2012)
Old March 6th, 2012, 07:53 AM   #55 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: GA
Posts: 366
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 34 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmageddonX View Post
What phone did you switch to and do you like your new device?

Switched to the GS2 and yea I prefer it in pretty much every way.
brownhornet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 6th, 2012, 07:55 AM   #56 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: GA
Posts: 366
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 34 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wake69 View Post
I would put my 3d up against any current device in terms of performance and battery life. .
That wouldnt be a good idea considering HTC has the worst battery life out of all smartphones ive ever used. And the xynos definitely wouldn't be out performed by the 3D. Now don't get me wrong the 3D is a nice phone, but...NO lol. There is a reason the GS2 was voted the best smartphone last year by pretty much EVERY blog and it wasn't just because they didn't like the 3D. It's just a better phone.. to me anyways and I owned both.

Performance wise, HTC phones would fare better if they would make that bloated overlay known as sense optional to uninstall without having to root. It slows the hell out of the phone and uses way too many resources. Yea, you can root and use a sense free rom but then you have to sacrifice losing some type of functionality since HTC refuses to give out the source code at this point. Even if you opt to use another launcher sense is still there. A lot of people may not like touchwiz but it most definitely doesn't bog the phone like sense does.

And then there's the cameras... horrible. The quality of the pics is bad even with the Amaze camera mod, it just makes it a little better than what it was. I guess HTC finally got the hint that their cameras sucked and upped the ante with the HTC One, but then they went backwards by making the battery (which is still too small btw) not removable. The battery life of HTC phones is a black eye for most... carrying around spare batteries, chargers or having to flash this kernel or that kernel just to get 8 hours is unacceptable. Fortunately, I don't have that problem anymore.

Every phone i've had since the vogue has been an HTC phone but I just got fed up with the 3D. Fed up from having to charge my phone up at noon when I was barely using it, etc etc. Fed up with not being able to remove sense without losing 4G/3D/etc etc. When they figure out they need to add at least a 2500 mah battery, make sense removable or at least start releasing the source code within a timely manner ill come back because I actually like their phones. But I just can't stand for the fact of what I have to do to make it through the day anymore.
brownhornet is offline  
Last edited by brownhornet; March 6th, 2012 at 08:05 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to brownhornet For This Useful Post:
cmanbrazil (March 11th, 2012)
Old March 6th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #57 (permalink)
The PearlyMon
 
EarlyMon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Posts: 44,042
 
Device(s): LTEvo, 3vo, and Shift
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 41,701
Thanked 54,832 Times in 21,868 Posts
Default

Sorry it didn't work out for you. On light/medium use, as I have often posted, I have 50% battery left after 18 hours and overclocking to 1.5 GHz puts the S3 at par with the Exynos save for 3D rendering. I run Sense, everything works.

Android is all about choice, glad your SGS2 is working out for you.
EarlyMon is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to EarlyMon For This Useful Post:
BenChase7 (March 6th, 2012), NYCHitman1 (March 6th, 2012)
Old March 6th, 2012, 09:06 AM   #58 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,237
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,400
Thanked 1,433 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brownhornet View Post
That wouldnt be a good idea considering HTC has the worst battery life out of all smartphones ive ever used. And the xynos definitely wouldn't be out performed by the 3D. Now don't get me wrong the 3D is a nice phone, but...NO lol. There is a reason the GS2 was voted the best smartphone last year by pretty much EVERY blog and it wasn't just because they didn't like the 3D. It's just a better phone.. to me anyways and I owned both.

Performance wise, HTC phones would fare better if they would make that bloated overlay known as sense optional to uninstall without having to root. It slows the hell out of the phone and uses way too many resources. Yea, you can root and use a sense free rom but then you have to sacrifice losing some type of functionality since HTC refuses to give out the source code at this point. Even if you opt to use another launcher sense is still there. A lot of people may not like touchwiz but it most definitely doesn't bog the phone like sense does.

And then there's the cameras... horrible. The quality of the pics is bad even with the Amaze camera mod, it just makes it a little better than what it was. I guess HTC finally got the hint that their cameras sucked and upped the ante with the HTC One, but then they went backwards by making the battery (which is still too small btw) not removable. The battery life of HTC phones is a black eye for most... carrying around spare batteries, chargers or having to flash this kernel or that kernel just to get 8 hours is unacceptable. Fortunately, I don't have that problem anymore.

Every phone i've had since the vogue has been an HTC phone but I just got fed up with the 3D. Fed up from having to charge my phone up at noon when I was barely using it, etc etc. Fed up with not being able to remove sense without losing 4G/3D/etc etc. When they figure out they need to add at least a 2500 mah battery, make sense removable or at least start releasing the source code within a timely manner ill come back because I actually like their phones. But I just can't stand for the fact of what I have to do to make it through the day anymore.
Clearly entitled to your opinion, but myself and many others clearly do not share the same sentiment as you, or even the poor battery life. I have gone almost 37 hours before requiring a full charge on moderate usage. It just seems to me that it's possible and likely that you had some process in the background eating away at your battery. If you want to blame HTC for that, go ahead. The only thing that I will stand with you on is the terrible camera, but then again - it is a cell phone. I will never understand why people would expect a phone to take pictures like a Canon/Nikon DSLR. It doesn't and it shouldn't.
__________________
I talk to corporate like a BAWSS!

DEVICE ► Nexus 5 / Nexus 7
ROM ► Dirty Unicorns
KERNEL ► Franco / Glitch
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Last edited by NYCHitman1; March 6th, 2012 at 09:31 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to NYCHitman1 For This Useful Post:
BenChase7 (March 6th, 2012), EarlyMon (March 6th, 2012)
Old March 6th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #59 (permalink)
The PearlyMon
 
EarlyMon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Posts: 44,042
 
Device(s): LTEvo, 3vo, and Shift
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 41,701
Thanked 54,832 Times in 21,868 Posts
Default

Highly recommend the HTC Amaze camera app ported to our phone with 3D support, no root required.

It's still a cell phone camera, but I am liking that app, I must say.
EarlyMon is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to EarlyMon For This Useful Post:
BenChase7 (March 6th, 2012), PittsPgh (April 23rd, 2012)
Old March 6th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #60 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
wake69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,808
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 98
Thanked 516 Times in 399 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brownhornet View Post
That wouldnt be a good idea considering HTC has the worst battery life out of all smartphones ive ever used. And the xynos definitely wouldn't be out performed by the 3D. Now don't get me wrong the 3D is a nice phone, but...NO lol. There is a reason the GS2 was voted the best smartphone last year by pretty much EVERY blog and it wasn't just because they didn't like the 3D. It's just a better phone.. to me anyways and I owned both.

Performance wise, HTC phones would fare better if they would make that bloated overlay known as sense optional to uninstall without having to root. It slows the hell out of the phone and uses way too many resources. Yea, you can root and use a sense free rom but then you have to sacrifice losing some type of functionality since HTC refuses to give out the source code at this point. Even if you opt to use another launcher sense is still there. A lot of people may not like touchwiz but it most definitely doesn't bog the phone like sense does.

And then there's the cameras... horrible. The quality of the pics is bad even with the Amaze camera mod, it just makes it a little better than what it was. I guess HTC finally got the hint that their cameras sucked and upped the ante with the HTC One, but then they went backwards by making the battery (which is still too small btw) not removable. The battery life of HTC phones is a black eye for most... carrying around spare batteries, chargers or having to flash this kernel or that kernel just to get 8 hours is unacceptable. Fortunately, I don't have that problem anymore.

Every phone i've had since the vogue has been an HTC phone but I just got fed up with the 3D. Fed up from having to charge my phone up at noon when I was barely using it, etc etc. Fed up with not being able to remove sense without losing 4G/3D/etc etc. When they figure out they need to add at least a 2500 mah battery, make sense removable or at least start releasing the source code within a timely manner ill come back because I actually like their phones. But I just can't stand for the fact of what I have to do to make it through the day anymore.
Yet you still come to our forum and have the 3d listed as your phone. I love sense and before root i still made about 12 hrs of battery with usage. However these phones are mini computers and since my first smart phone, i learned to carry a charger with me. nbd.
it is a cell phone so i dont care about the camera. and as for the sg2 if you like it, good on it and have fun.
wake69 is offline  
Last edited by EarlyMon; March 6th, 2012 at 07:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to wake69 For This Useful Post:
EarlyMon (March 6th, 2012), NYCHitman1 (March 6th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old March 6th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #61 (permalink)
Fixing stuff is not easy
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Over there <points>
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,690
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3; Asus Infinity
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 2,117
Thanked 4,311 Times in 2,513 Posts
jerofld
Default

Google Voice forces me to keep Autosync and background data on in order to work and I don't need to recharge in a normal work day from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed, when I use my phone streaming internet music during my work hours and quite a bit of texting in the evening. Wow...run on sentence, but yeah...

I'm rooted, but mostly everything is stock currently, except I'm OC'd when screen is on and underclocked when it's off. On the weekends when it's mostly just texting with no music playing or any real heavy usage, I'll go from Saturday morning to Sunday night without touching a charger and still have some juice left.

If you don't like the phone, you don't like the phone. Simple as that. I just find that the grass is always greener on the other side. Would I like to play with a GS2? Sure. I'm just not going to buy one. Even if I feel that it's an upgrade, it's not enough of an upgrade, IMO, to justify the jump. I will be interested in seeing the HTC One get pit against the Galaxy S3, but that's another discussion.
jerofld is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jerofld For This Useful Post:
BenChase7 (March 6th, 2012), EarlyMon (March 6th, 2012)
Old March 7th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #62 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: GA
Posts: 366
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 34 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wake69 View Post
Yet you still come to our forum and have the 3d listed as your phone. I love sense and before root i still made about 12 hrs of battery with usage. However these phones are mini computers and since my first smart phone, i learned to carry a charger with me. nbd.
it is a cell phone so i dont care about the camera. and as for the sg2 if you like it, good on it and have fun.
lol I mean, it's not like i'm on here everyday. I honestly dont care enough to constantly change what phone I have as much as I swap...and it's not as if there's a ton of activity in the 3D forum anyways. And BS on the 12 hours with usage before rooting. People always say that ish but what it really translates to is 12 hours with hardly nothing sync'd, 10 minutes worth of calls and maybe 30 minutes screen on time. And yea, they are "mini computers" but there is NO disputing that HTC by far has the worst batteries out of all smart phones. Everyone knows this. And contrary to what you believe, it honestly isn't necessary for all smart phone owners to carry a charger or spare batteries around whether they're mini computers or not.

That's basically fan boy talk because you don't want to admit the obvious. And if the camera didn't matter on smart phones then OBVIOUSLY HTC wouldn't be going out of their way to make the improvements on the next batch. For the record, the IP4S is the MOST uploaded on flicker so yea, i'd say the camera does matter. But of course it doesn't matter when you have literally the worst option. Like it or not i'm not saying anything that everyone here doesn't already know...whether they care to admit it or not. It is what it is.
brownhornet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #63 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: GA
Posts: 366
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 34 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jerofld View Post
Google Voice forces me to keep Autosync and background data on in order to work and I don't need to recharge in a normal work day from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed, when I use my phone streaming internet music during my work hours and quite a bit of texting in the evening. Wow...run on sentence, but yeah...

I'm rooted, but mostly everything is stock currently, except I'm OC'd when screen is on and underclocked when it's off. On the weekends when it's mostly just texting with no music playing or any real heavy usage, I'll go from Saturday morning to Sunday night without touching a charger and still have some juice left.

If you don't like the phone, you don't like the phone. Simple as that. I just find that the grass is always greener on the other side. Would I like to play with a GS2? Sure. I'm just not going to buy one. Even if I feel that it's an upgrade, it's not enough of an upgrade, IMO, to justify the jump. I will be interested in seeing the HTC One get pit against the Galaxy S3, but that's another discussion.

And again, I always HEAR people say "well yea I use my phone all day and my battery life is fine.."...but I never actually encounter any of these people in the real world lol. EVERYONE I know in person that has a Evo or a 3D constantly complain about how bad the battery is. And the funny part is, all these same modifications people claim help... i've been doing since the touch pro and it rarely ever pans out the way people claim it does unless I disable half the features of the phone.

People will turn off background data and then say "well my battery life is fine I get 10 hours"...yea, but then if you have apps with push notifications half of them don't come until you turn the screen on. The sacrifice just isn't worth it anymore to me.
brownhornet is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to brownhornet For This Useful Post:
cmanbrazil (March 11th, 2012)
Old March 7th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #64 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,237
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,400
Thanked 1,433 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brownhornet View Post
And again, I always HEAR people say "well yea I use my phone all day and my battery life is fine.."...but I never actually encounter any of these people in the real world lol. EVERYONE I know in person that has a Evo or a 3D constantly complain about how bad the battery is. And the funny part is, all these same modifications people claim help... i've been doing since the touch pro and it rarely ever pans out the way people claim it does unless I disable half the features of the phone.

People will turn off background data and then say "well my battery life is fine I get 10 hours"...yea, but then if you have apps with push notifications half of them don't come until you turn the screen on. The sacrifice just isn't worth it anymore to me.
I don't turn off anything. My facebook syncs once every day. My brightness is set to a reasonable level - 35%, I think. Overclocked while active, and underclocked while inactive. It all results in beautiful battery life. Either way, the people you have seen that suffer from the negative effects like you do are still part of a small sample size.
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2012, 08:08 AM   #65 (permalink)
The PearlyMon
 
EarlyMon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Posts: 44,042
 
Device(s): LTEvo, 3vo, and Shift
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 41,701
Thanked 54,832 Times in 21,868 Posts
Default

Sorry it didn't work out for you, hornet, but your conjectures about others getting good service are simply that, conjectures about how we do things.

When I first got my phone, I set it and let it alone, and got well over a day with plenty of use, background and syncing on, gps on - NO battery tweaks, not the "baby it" stuff you describe.

Night and day difference from my Evo.

And my battery claims don't involve underclocking at all.

Now, I will show respect for your personal experience but it's time for you to reciprocate.

Those of us getting the great service you didn't get are not wrong, inexperienced and not lacking in the ways of smartphone inner mysteries.

It's called your mileage may vary, that's all.
EarlyMon is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to EarlyMon For This Useful Post:
BenChase7 (March 8th, 2012), CarrieK (March 11th, 2012), NYCHitman1 (March 9th, 2012), wake69 (March 8th, 2012), Wiley_11 (March 8th, 2012)
Old March 9th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #66 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 62
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 14 Times in 9 Posts
Default

The update from last month (or Jan?) has really made the EVO 3D a much more enjoyable phone for me simply because the battery is lasting a lot longer than it was and I'm able to use the phone like I want to, it keeps going much like this run on sentence.
nothingbutaGthingbaby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 10th, 2012, 01:17 PM   #67 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i love it
thor492001 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #68 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 210
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 75
Thanked 37 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EarlyMon View Post
Sorry it didn't work out for you, hornet, but your conjectures about others getting good service are simply that, conjectures about how we do things.

When I first got my phone, I set it and let it alone, and got well over a day with plenty of use, background and syncing on, gps on - NO battery tweaks, not the "baby it" stuff you describe.

Night and day difference from my Evo.

And my battery claims don't involve underclocking at all.

Now, I will show respect for your personal experience but it's time for you to reciprocate.

Those of us getting the great service you didn't get are not wrong, inexperienced and not lacking in the ways of smartphone inner mysteries.

It's called your mileage may vary, that's all.
With all your knowledge about devices -I know its way more than mine- you know better than your response. Its not that i am calling your claims false, but you know enough to deduce that hornet is speaking for a great number of users.

Maybe it is a city issue at least as far as the battery is concerned. I am in Columbus Ohio, all three people I know with the device, in addition to commentary for some folks at the Easton Sprint store, and its quite clear that a good number of users in Columbus suffer from a number of battery, camera, sound, an other issues that make this phone problematic in areas.

For me, some of the areas I have learned to live with. For sound I use headset or plug in the car, the camera is tolerated, and I bought Seido's biggest battery which gives me no worries for the day, even though my phone is a brick.

What I get are great apps from google that I use daily, such as maps, tasks, calendar, and email. In addition, the dolphin browser, pdf viewer, youtube, and a few others work well.

This phone is a step up from the original evo. It doesn't though make it a well rounded device.

Am I happy with the device? Yes. Do I think other phones are better in several areas? Yes. Is it my most important piece of technology? Yes. Do I want a better phone? Yes. Can I happily live with the deficiencies until renewal time? Yes.
cmanbrazil is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 13th, 2012, 09:45 AM   #69 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
jdsingle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 760
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 3D, DInc. w/SR 3.5, Moto Droid 1 w/CM 6.1.2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 48
Thanked 182 Times in 128 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmanbrazil View Post
With all your knowledge about devices -I know its way more than mine- you know better than your response. Its not that i am calling your claims false, but you know enough to deduce that hornet is speaking for a great number of users.
This is dead wrong. I can assure you if the battery life on this phone was that terrible there would be large threads going around from Android nerds all around. If you have GPS, 4G, constant data sync, your phone is going to die quicker. We've got multiple EVO 3Ds in the family and guess what, as long as we have these off the phone survives no problem. Is the sound level on the speaker phone weak? Yes, try Volume+ as has been mentioned in numerous other threads.

Commenting on how Google makes great apps that you use all the time doesn't help the battery argument either. Make MacBook Pro has a well designed battery in my opinion but if I sit here watching movies on a 17" screen all day the battery life is significantly shorter. There is no phone out there with a perfect battery short of getting an extended one. Just because you've seen a group of people with battery issues (which I am a firm believer most likely stems from GPS, data, and heavy use) does not mean it is a wide spread issue and makes the phone suck.
jdsingle is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jdsingle For This Useful Post:
Wiley_11 (March 13th, 2012)
Old March 13th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #70 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 210
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 75
Thanked 37 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsingle View Post
This is dead wrong. I can assure you if the battery life on this phone was that terrible there would be large threads going around from Android nerds all around. If you have GPS, 4G, constant data sync, your phone is going to die quicker. We've got multiple EVO 3Ds in the family and guess what, as long as we have these off the phone survives no problem. Is the sound level on the speaker phone weak? Yes, try Volume+ as has been mentioned in numerous other threads.

Commenting on how Google makes great apps that you use all the time doesn't help the battery argument either. Make MacBook Pro has a well designed battery in my opinion but if I sit here watching movies on a 17" screen all day the battery life is significantly shorter. There is no phone out there with a perfect battery short of getting an extended one. Just because you've seen a group of people with battery issues (which I am a firm believer most likely stems from GPS, data, and heavy use) does not mean it is a wide spread issue and makes the phone suck.
I said the phone was problematic in areas and how well you liked the phone probably has a lot to do with how you use the phone. As I stated, I have learned to live with the faults, and what I like about the phone and android offset the issues i have with it.

I don't understand why people have to excuse the phone's negatives. So yes heavy use will drain the battery faster as a rule. However, some phones drain quicker than others, and that can be acknowledged as well.
cmanbrazil is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old March 14th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #71 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: GA
Posts: 366
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 34 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EarlyMon View Post
Sorry it didn't work out for you, hornet, but your conjectures about others getting good service are simply that, conjectures about how we do things.

When I first got my phone, I set it and let it alone, and got well over a day with plenty of use, background and syncing on, gps on - NO battery tweaks, not the "baby it" stuff you describe.

Night and day difference from my Evo.

And my battery claims don't involve underclocking at all.

Now, I will show respect for your personal experience but it's time for you to reciprocate.

Those of us getting the great service you didn't get are not wrong, inexperienced and not lacking in the ways of smartphone inner mysteries.

It's called your mileage may vary, that's all.

Like I said, i'm yet to encounter one person that just turns the phone on and gets 12 straight hours out of the box unless they're barely using the phone. And with all the folks I know with Evo's and 3D's that's yet to change. Regardless of what you say, out of all the smartphones i've used HTC's battery life is by far the worst.
brownhornet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #72 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: GA
Posts: 366
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 34 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsingle View Post
This is dead wrong. I can assure you if the battery life on this phone was that terrible there would be large threads going around from Android nerds all around. If you have GPS, 4G, constant data sync, your phone is going to die quicker. We've got multiple EVO 3Ds in the family and guess what, as long as we have these off the phone survives no problem. Is the sound level on the speaker phone weak? Yes, try Volume+ as has been mentioned in numerous other threads.

Commenting on how Google makes great apps that you use all the time doesn't help the battery argument either. Make MacBook Pro has a well designed battery in my opinion but if I sit here watching movies on a 17" screen all day the battery life is significantly shorter. There is no phone out there with a perfect battery short of getting an extended one. Just because you've seen a group of people with battery issues (which I am a firm believer most likely stems from GPS, data, and heavy use) does not mean it is a wide spread issue and makes the phone suck.

Uh, there WERE threads about the battery life of this phone... PLENTY of them. Let's not forget the phone came out in June of last year so it's not like they would be at the top of the page. Half the folks here are using juice defender for a reason. There's no way you're going to convince me this phone gets good battery life when i've had 3 of em and lived within a quarter mile of a tower. I live in the same location now with the GS2 and with no mods I can get at least 3-5 hours more time out of it than I could with the 3D...bone stock.
brownhornet is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to brownhornet For This Useful Post:
cmanbrazil (March 15th, 2012)
Old March 15th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #73 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Libertyville, IL
Gender: Male
Posts: 33
 
Device(s): ONE M8, EVO LTE, Iphone5s, Iphone4
Carrier: Sprintalicious

Thanks: 10
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
Default Got it at Launch. Love it ever since.

Mine was delivered slightly before launch, because I was a Premier Sprint customer. This is still wicked fast. The phone functions well for all that I do and most of what I try. I really like having the 3D feature, and hope there is a 3D feature on the next HTC. Not sure the best way to view / share 3D content. Someday, I'll figure out how to find 3D movies to watch.

I have been a smart phone user since the Palm 650. Man, how times have improved. My teen son's iPhone 4s offers zero appeal to me. Other Android devices offer nothing more than I have to make me want to switch. Watching Motorola.
C21Realtor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 15th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #74 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,237
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,400
Thanked 1,433 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brownhornet View Post
Like I said, i'm yet to encounter one person that just turns the phone on and gets 12 straight hours out of the box unless they're barely using the phone. And with all the folks I know with Evo's and 3D's that's yet to change. Regardless of what you say, out of all the smartphones i've used HTC's battery life is by far the worst.
Quote:
Originally Posted by brownhornet View Post
Uh, there WERE threads about the battery life of this phone... PLENTY of them. Let's not forget the phone came out in June of last year so it's not like they would be at the top of the page. Half the folks here are using juice defender for a reason. There's no way you're going to convince me this phone gets good battery life when i've had 3 of em and lived within a quarter mile of a tower. I live in the same location now with the GS2 and with no mods I can get at least 3-5 hours more time out of it than I could with the 3D...bone stock.
Nobody is trying to convince you of anything. We're just simply telling you that we experience otherwise. I have not once used JuiceDefender, and I do not plan to use it at any point in the foreseeable future. I'm still pumping out a day and change on CM7 with moderate usage. I often saw similar or better results on my favorite Sense ROMs (Eternity/Supra). In any event, HTC may have many devices with poor battery life, but there are plenty of workarounds to change that. If you want to play the blame game, go ahead - but don't keep spouting the same nonsense over and over again in every single post you make. It makes you look desperate.
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to NYCHitman1 For This Useful Post:
wake69 (March 15th, 2012), Wiley_11 (March 15th, 2012)
Old March 15th, 2012, 09:50 AM   #75 (permalink)
Fixing stuff is not easy
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Over there <points>
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,690
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3; Asus Infinity
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 2,117
Thanked 4,311 Times in 2,513 Posts
jerofld
Default

I think everyone has made their point. There's no sense in repeating the battery argument ad nauseum. Neither side is going to convince the other of anything.
jerofld is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to jerofld For This Useful Post:
C21Realtor (March 15th, 2012), EarlyMon (March 16th, 2012), jdsingle (March 15th, 2012), NYCHitman1 (March 15th, 2012), Wiley_11 (March 15th, 2012)
Old March 15th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #76 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,237
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,400
Thanked 1,433 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jerofld View Post
I think everyone has made their point. There's no sense in repeating the battery argument ad nauseum. Neither side is going to convince the other of anything.
+1
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 15th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #77 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Libertyville, IL
Gender: Male
Posts: 33
 
Device(s): ONE M8, EVO LTE, Iphone5s, Iphone4
Carrier: Sprintalicious

Thanks: 10
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
Default

My stock phone works for a day without any special programs. When I'm a heavy user of the phone, the internet, or especially GPS navigation, I charge it a bunch with a car charger.

With heavy use, I can tap it out by late morning or mid afternoon. It's never gone out of power. Charging when I can is part of the plan, as it has been for all other smartphones I've had. This is not the worst.
C21Realtor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 15th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #78 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: DFW TX
Posts: 149
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 62
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Default

I like the GS2 over the 3D. It's lighter, no issues with RF or GPS and the screen is absolutely gorgeous!!!

However, the 3D is rooted [ GS2 isn't ] so whenever I crave for that cooked ROM, I switch back to the 3D.

I wish the 3D's screen was more like the OG EVO [ size wise ] ... I just don't like the narrow screen on the 3D!
__________________
EVO 3D ; Pre ; iP4; Nokia N95-4, E71-2, N8 ...list goes on!!..
M5Rahul is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to M5Rahul For This Useful Post:
toomuchgame441 (April 25th, 2012)
Old March 17th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #79 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,237
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,400
Thanked 1,433 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M5Rahul View Post
I like the GS2 over the 3D. It's lighter, no issues with RF or GPS
Really? Don't the majority of Samsung devices suffer from GPS-related issues? (including all SGS2)
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 17th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #80 (permalink)
The PearlyMon
 
EarlyMon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Posts: 44,042
 
Device(s): LTEvo, 3vo, and Shift
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 41,701
Thanked 54,832 Times in 21,868 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NYCHitman1 View Post
Really? Don't the majority of Samsung devices suffer from GPS-related issues? (including all SGS2)
The SGS did in general, but the SGS2 is different - depending on the carrier, not only is the RF section changed for the carrier radios, but also the main processor, and with it, all of the support chips.

Anymore, SGS2 doesn't really mean a model, it almost means a whole brand, there are so many _significant_ variations. A lot of people with the SGS2 have the same processor we do, others are using the TI OMAP, and still others, the Exynos. I think there's even a Tegra 2 variant somewhere out there.

And some 3vos did suffer from RF/GPS problems - but that was a known hardware problem - I got one of those lemons on launch day, swapped on launch day + 1.

Lots of Sammy fans get very good RF/GPS service, but if there's a complaint for the Samsung brand in general, it's that.

Again - it's another one of those your mileage may vary deals, no wrong answer.
EarlyMon is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old March 21st, 2012, 06:01 AM   #81 (permalink)
Member
 
kiz88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: City That Never Sleeps!
Gender: Male
Posts: 170
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 7
Thanked 22 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Love the phone but the battery sucks just like the 4G before it, I actually got better battery life from my 4G.
__________________
Samsung Galaxy S3
JellyBean 4.1.2
kiz88 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2012, 02:08 PM   #82 (permalink)
The PearlyMon
 
EarlyMon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Posts: 44,042
 
Device(s): LTEvo, 3vo, and Shift
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 41,701
Thanked 54,832 Times in 21,868 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiz88 View Post
Love the phone but the battery sucks just like the 4G before it, I actually got better battery life from my 4G.
Recommend root and MeanROM, linked in our root forum above.
EarlyMon is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to EarlyMon For This Useful Post:
NYCHitman1 (March 27th, 2012)
Old March 24th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #83 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
BigCiX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: California
Posts: 3,457
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: at&t

Thanks: 39
Thanked 341 Times in 254 Posts
Default

This (Evo3D) come out before or after the Vivid?
__________________
I hate pg&e!!!!
BigCiX is offline  
Last edited by BigCiX; March 27th, 2012 at 12:30 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2012, 03:02 PM   #84 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 184
 
Device(s): EVO3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 65 Times in 50 Posts
Default

Hmmm...looks like the Apple production company in China just hired 20,000 new employees to push the production for a 'device' to be released in June...I won't lie...I'm pretty anxious to see the iPhone 5's "real" specs...If they're equal to that of the One X that is supposed to come out around the same time...I might have to jump ship, since HTC seems to refuse to make any Mac OS based syncing programs...
Corpse11 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #85 (permalink)
Fixing stuff is not easy
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Over there <points>
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,690
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3; Asus Infinity
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 2,117
Thanked 4,311 Times in 2,513 Posts
jerofld
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corpse11 View Post
Hmmm...looks like the Apple production company in China just hired 20,000 new employees to push the production for a 'device' to be released in June...I won't lie...I'm pretty anxious to see the iPhone 5's "real" specs...If they're equal to that of the One X that is supposed to come out around the same time...I might have to jump ship, since HTC seems to refuse to make any Mac OS based syncing programs...
Remember to take any rumors you hear about Apple with a grain of salt. They are notoriously tight-lipped about operations and keep pretty strict NDAs. It was 'leaked' last year that the 4S was supposed to be an 'affordable' iPhone that was supposed to be released with the iPhone 5. Also, they were supposed to release the iPad 3 this year. So rumors are just that...rumors. But other than that, it does seem reasonable, given the iPhone 4, 4s, and iPad 2S the 'new' iPad's sales record that they would have to scale up operations for the next device.

If it makes you happier, the iPhone is a pretty solid device. You have to get what suits you, after all. And I do mean what I said about it being solid. If you got hit with one, I'm sure it would hurt. A lot.
jerofld is offline  
Last edited by jerofld; March 26th, 2012 at 04:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #86 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 184
 
Device(s): EVO3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 65 Times in 50 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jerofld View Post

if it makes you happier, the iphone is a pretty solid device. You have to get what suits you, after all. and i do mean what i said about it being solid. If you got hit with one, i'm sure it would hurt. A lot. :d
lmao
Corpse11 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #87 (permalink)
AF Addict
 
Rush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Loganville, GA
Gender: Male
Posts: 18,532
 
Device(s): HTC ONE
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 2,853
Thanked 3,107 Times in 2,337 Posts
Default

I just took a pic in 3d, and I almost forgot that this phone can take awesome 3d pics -
__________________
"Accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can ...And have the Wisdom to know the difference".


Rush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #88 (permalink)
Gun for Hire
 
NYCHitman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,237
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,400
Thanked 1,433 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Lol, I've been sitting on CM7 for so long that I don't even know how 3D pics look like anymore.
NYCHitman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #89 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Phoenix
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,233
 
Device(s): EVO LTE & EVO 4G & Nexus S 4G
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,961
Thanked 881 Times in 524 Posts
Default

I'm still happy with my 3D. FYI if it hasn't been posted.. the EVO 3D is now EOL.. can't even purchase it at Sprint's website anymore. Farewell EVO 3D.. you did me well.
BenChase7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BenChase7 For This Useful Post:
EarlyMon (April 18th, 2012)
Old April 18th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #90 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 104
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BenChase7 View Post
I'm still happy with my 3D. FYI if it hasn't been posted.. the EVO 3D is now EOL.. can't even purchase it at Sprint's website anymore. Farewell EVO 3D.. you did me well.
Really?

Hmm.... So if i purposly break mine i wonder what phone i can pay $100 bux to get?
atistang is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old April 18th, 2012, 06:20 AM   #91 (permalink)
The PearlyMon
 
EarlyMon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA
Posts: 44,042
 
Device(s): LTEvo, 3vo, and Shift
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 41,701
Thanked 54,832 Times in 21,868 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by atistang View Post
Really?

Hmm.... So if i purposly break mine i wonder what phone i can pay $100 bux to get?

One of the refurbs or upcoming trade ins.

Plus a world of hurt if you are caught committing insurance fraud.

The 3D will be current for the new 1x Advanced CDMA services and extended coverage on the 800 MHz band being opened up.

Despite the way that the specs are written, neither the Evo nor the Shift will be 800 MHz capable.

I need to scour local stores today, I have been considering a 3D as a gift for a family member, the EOL caught me by surprise.

They're trying to get rid of wimax inventory, LTE is coming on strong.

The new Network Vision build out by Sprint promises to get everyone on 3G at a consistent 1 to 2 Mbps download speed - plenty for what I do on mobile, personally.
EarlyMon is offline  
Last edited by EarlyMon; April 18th, 2012 at 06:23 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to EarlyMon For This Useful Post:
BenChase7 (April 18th, 2012), jerofld (April 18th, 2012)
Old April 21st, 2012, 11:10 AM   #92 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 6
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 3D, Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Intercept
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via Skype™ to scromlette
Default

I love my 3vo, the only thing that disappoints me which is more of a sprint thing than an HTC thing is that the phone is Wi-maxx capable and not LTE compatible (which I should have known when I bought the phone) It kills me that I have a "4G" phone that will never actually be 4G.
scromlette is offline  
Last edited by scromlette; April 21st, 2012 at 11:11 AM. Reason: lol, my spelling sucks when I type fast.
Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2012, 07:09 PM   #93 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 184
 
Device(s): EVO3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 65 Times in 50 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scromlette View Post
I love my 3vo, the only thing that disappoints me which is more of a sprint thing than an HTC thing is that the phone is Wi-maxx capable and not LTE compatible (which I should have known when I bought the phone) It kills me that I have a "4G" phone that will never actually be 4G.
um...how is WiMax not 4G?! Sprint is barely starting a LTE network and barely coming out with LTE phones (this monday)...
Corpse11 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 21st, 2012, 09:51 PM   #94 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
jdsingle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 760
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 3D, DInc. w/SR 3.5, Moto Droid 1 w/CM 6.1.2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 48
Thanked 182 Times in 128 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corpse11 View Post
um...how is WiMax not 4G?! Sprint is barely starting a LTE network and barely coming out with LTE phones (this monday)...
I believe you misinterpreted what they are saying. I'm assuming they do not live in an area with WiMax and since Sprint is no longer expanding WiMax coverage they have a "4G" phone that will never have 4G service.
jdsingle is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jdsingle For This Useful Post:
ArmageddonX (April 23rd, 2012)
Old April 21st, 2012, 10:31 PM   #95 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 6
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 3D, Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Intercept
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via Skype™ to scromlette
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsingle View Post
I believe you misinterpreted what they are saying. I'm assuming they do not live in an area with WiMax and since Sprint is no longer expanding WiMax coverage they have a "4G" phone that will never have 4G service.

10 points for accuracy.
scromlette is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2012, 04:58 AM   #96 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 104
 
Device(s): Sprint Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EarlyMon View Post
.

They're trying to get rid of wimax inventory, LTE is coming on strong.

The new Network Vision build out by Sprint promises to get everyone on 3G at a consistent 1 to 2 Mbps download speed - plenty for what I do on mobile, personally.
Ok, but how long is that going to take? 5 years? I know big cites are already starting to get it, but that means nothing to me lol
atistang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2012, 11:48 AM   #97 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ArmageddonX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Arizona, USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,538
 
Device(s): Nexus5 - Nexus10
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 369
Thanked 840 Times in 417 Posts
Default

It could be worse. I live in Phoenix and we get no WiMax. To make matters worse, I've been told there are no Sprint LTE expansions planned here either. =\ It's like Sprint wants me to change carriers. =P

I hope they change their mind and roll it out in Phoenix, because I would like to stay with Sprint. It's been a good company & a good experience. I just want to use my 4G for once.

~ ArmyX
__________________
Note that thoughts expressed here are merely my personal opinions and will hopefully
share my thoughts on the matter to stimulate a respectful discussion.
"There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance." ~ Hippocrates
"If anyone's head is acting an antenna, seek help or wear tin foil." ~ EarlyMon
ArmageddonX is offline  
Last edited by ArmageddonX; April 23rd, 2012 at 11:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2012, 05:05 AM   #98 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Phoenix
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,233
 
Device(s): EVO LTE & EVO 4G & Nexus S 4G
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,961
Thanked 881 Times in 524 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by atistang View Post
Ok, but how long is that going to take? 5 years? I know big cites are already starting to get it, but that means nothing to me lol

the ENTIRE network (all 38,xxx towers) will be completed in just over 2 years.
BenChase7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BenChase7 For This Useful Post:
EarlyMon (April 24th, 2012)
Old April 24th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #99 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Phoenix
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,233
 
Device(s): EVO LTE & EVO 4G & Nexus S 4G
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,961
Thanked 881 Times in 524 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmageddonX View Post
It could be worse. I live in Phoenix and we get no WiMax. To make matters worse, I've been told there are no Sprint LTE expansions planned here either. =\ It's like Sprint wants me to change carriers. =P

I hope they change their mind and roll it out in Phoenix, because I would like to stay with Sprint. It's been a good company &amp; a good experience. I just want to use my 4G for once.

~ ArmyX
Phx has a good chance of getting bumped into the "2nd round," per s4gru. Expected start is this winter.
BenChase7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BenChase7 For This Useful Post:
ArmageddonX (April 24th, 2012)
Old April 24th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #100 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ArmageddonX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Arizona, USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,538
 
Device(s): Nexus5 - Nexus10
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 369
Thanked 840 Times in 417 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BenChase7 View Post
Phx has a good chance of getting bumped into the "2nd round," per s4gru. Expected start is this winter.
Hope so! That'd be just in time for my upgrade in 2013. Thank you!

~ ArmyX
ArmageddonX is offline  
Last edited by ArmageddonX; April 24th, 2012 at 11:03 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

HTC EVO 3D
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

Sprint continues their EVO line of Android Phones with what is certainly a first for them - a 3D phone. The HTC EVO 3D boasts 3D technology on a beautiful 4.3-inch screen and get this: you don't even need glasses to enjoy the 3D experience! B... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC EVO 3D
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.