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Nintendo Wii U!    |    OUYA - $99 Android System!  LinkBack Thread Tools June 18th, 2010, 09:18 PM #1 (permalink) Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 1,066 Device(s): HTC EVO Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 20 Thanked 121 Times in 75 Posts Hardware Build #3 Is A Totally Different Handset Just picked up my replacement at Radio Shack this evening and all I can say is version 2 and 3 are like having two different handsets. Version 3 has a different rear frame, a totally different battery door and a totally different battery. The list goes on. The vibration is MUCH MUCH better very strong the screen is brighter and whiter looking (more vibrant) The digitizer in now sub phone frame ALL AROUND, the battery door has more attachment points to it so it fits much better but is harder to take off now. The whole back of the phone is also a different color its a rubberized flat black now. More to come. PS screen rotation is almost instantaneous now no lag at all.  Last edited by BetterMost; June 18th, 2010 at 09:21 PM.  The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to BetterMost For This Useful Post: Chief7 (June 19th, 2010), eric3316 (June 18th, 2010), KCEsq (June 19th, 2010), PaulMcCartney (June 27th, 2010)  Sponsors June 18th, 2010, 09:21 PM #2 (permalink) Senior 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 880 Times in 524 Posts Wow.. thats very interesting. Sounds too good to be true. Are you sure? Keep us posted, please. Thanks. June 18th, 2010, 09:31 PM #3 (permalink) Member Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Austin, TX Posts: 442 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 18 Thanked 28 Times in 20 Posts WTF?!?? PICs! CLOSE-UPs!!  The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to IPvFletch For This Useful Post: Covert_Death (June 19th, 2010), nikkihp79 (June 19th, 2010) June 18th, 2010, 09:33 PM #4 (permalink) Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 1,066 Device(s): HTC EVO Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 20 Thanked 121 Times in 75 Posts Here is a picture of the rear door in the new rubber finish, also notice the new Sprint logo.  Last edited by BetterMost; June 18th, 2010 at 10:01 PM. June 18th, 2010, 09:34 PM #5 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 47 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 4 Thanked 12 Times in 5 Posts mine is version 0003 and i have light leakage, lag when turning the evo sideways, and sometimes the phone will not turn back on for a while after turning it off...... June 18th, 2010, 09:37 PM #6 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: Jan 2010 Posts: 52 Device(s): HTC Evo 4G Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 16 Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts I bought mine on the launch day and it looks like that one. June 18th, 2010, 09:38 PM #7 (permalink) Member Join Date: Jun 2010 Posts: 169 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 39 Thanked 52 Times in 20 Posts I have a 0002 handset and my back looks exactly like that photo. ????  The Following User Says Thank You to BigHAZE For This Useful Post: ryohei47 (June 18th, 2010) June 18th, 2010, 09:39 PM #8 (permalink) Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: In exile Posts: 1,715 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 177 Thanked 1,255 Times in 484 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by Dangerboy lag when turning the evo sideways, and sometimes the phone will not turn back on for a while after turning it off...... You need to calibrate the g sensor. setting, sound and display, and g-sensor calibration. Just place it on a flat surface and hit calibrate. Does wonders to eliminate lag.  The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to RiverOfIce For This Useful Post: bosplya (June 27th, 2010), clambert1273 (June 18th, 2010), clwoodwork (June 19th, 2010), Dangerboy (June 18th, 2010), fofy21 (June 19th, 2010), skpd (June 19th, 2010) June 18th, 2010, 09:39 PM #9 (permalink) Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 1,066 Device(s): HTC EVO Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 20 Thanked 121 Times in 75 Posts New battery with strange silver foil trim all around. Also this one has a Samsung SD card.  Last edited by BetterMost; June 19th, 2010 at 07:14 PM. June 18th, 2010, 09:40 PM #10 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: Jun 2010 Posts: 22 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 2 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts how can you tell what version you have  Sponsors June 18th, 2010, 09:42 PM #11 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: Jun 2010 Posts: 17 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 4 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post How do you tell which hardware build you have? EDIT: Nevermind. Settings, About, Hardware.  Last edited by sjwaste; June 18th, 2010 at 09:57 PM.  The Following User Says Thank You to sjwaste For This Useful Post: overclock (June 23rd, 2010) June 18th, 2010, 09:44 PM #12 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: Jan 2010 Posts: 52 Device(s): HTC Evo 4G Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 16 Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by crakkajakka15 how can you tell what version you have Menu>Settings>About Phone>Hardware Information  The Following User Says Thank You to Rolland985 For This Useful Post: overclock (June 23rd, 2010) June 18th, 2010, 09:44 PM #13 (permalink) Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 1,066 Device(s): HTC EVO Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 20 Thanked 121 Times in 75 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by sjwaste How do you tell which hardware build you have? from the key pad # # 786 # then scroll down to where it says HW version June 18th, 2010, 09:46 PM #14 (permalink) Member Join Date: May 2010 Location: Bay Area, CA Posts: 467 Device(s): HTC EVO 4G LTE, Nexus 7 Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 85 Thanked 128 Times in 70 Posts Dude, my version 2 has that exact same back. that battery has also been reported already in versions before 3.  The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Mabster For This Useful Post: ryohei47 (June 18th, 2010), unplugged1 (June 18th, 2010) June 18th, 2010, 09:48 PM #15 (permalink) Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 1,066 Device(s): HTC EVO Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 20 Thanked 121 Times in 75 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by Mabster Dude, my version 2 has that exact same back. that battery has also been reported already in versions before 3. This is not the charcoal metallic black back. Its flat black looks like velvet feels like that also. June 18th, 2010, 09:49 PM #16 (permalink) Member Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 180 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 10 Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts Back cover looks the same as my 0002 handset I picked up on the 4th.... June 18th, 2010, 09:49 PM #17 (permalink) Member Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: MD Posts: 165 Device(s): HTC Supersonic Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 33 Thanked 21 Times in 15 Posts placebo effect  The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to R1_Rydah For This Useful Post: cary328is (June 19th, 2010), DaDoc04 (June 20th, 2010), horadin (June 18th, 2010), Mabster (June 18th, 2010), marctronixx (June 20th, 2010), mrk (June 18th, 2010), tjwoo (June 19th, 2010) June 18th, 2010, 09:51 PM #18 (permalink) Member Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 159 Device(s): HTC EVO 4G Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 55 Thanked 18 Times in 7 Posts yep. placebo effect June 18th, 2010, 09:54 PM #19 (permalink) Member Join Date: Nov 2009 Location: Maryland, USA Posts: 273 Device(s): Palm III > IIIx > Vx > Sony N610c > SJ33 > Palm Treo 650 > Centro > HTC Evo 4G > Motorola Photon Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 32 Thanked 20 Times in 15 Posts I got my phone on launch day and it has hardware version 0003. June 18th, 2010, 09:54 PM #20 (permalink) Member Join Date: May 2010 Location: Bay Area, CA Posts: 467 Device(s): HTC EVO 4G LTE, Nexus 7 Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 85 Thanked 128 Times in 70 Posts What's new about the sprint logo?  Sponsors June 18th, 2010, 09:56 PM #21 (permalink) Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 1,066 Device(s): HTC EVO Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 20 Thanked 121 Times in 75 Posts Service screen shot  Last edited by BetterMost; June 18th, 2010 at 10:04 PM. June 18th, 2010, 09:56 PM #22 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 47 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 4 Thanked 12 Times in 5 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by RiverOfIce You need to calibrate the g sensor. setting, sound and display, and g-sensor calibration. Just place it on a flat surface and hit calibrate. Does wonders to eliminate lag. I wondered what the g sensor was......its still not super fast, but its much better....thanks June 18th, 2010, 09:58 PM #23 (permalink) Senior Member Join Date: May 2010 Location: NYC Posts: 4,150 Device(s): Patiently waiting for the S4 Google Edition, nexus 7 Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 83 Thanked 714 Times in 472 Posts Just picked up a version 3 tonight. Here are my differences from my version 2. Version 2: Very dark Silverish battery door cover. Screen has very bright whites, almost has a warmer tone to it. Sleep button is resessed. Moderate light leakage. Screen is slightly above bezel Version 3: Mate black battery door cover. Screen has a washed out white, almost has a cooler tone to it. Sleep button is perfect Very minor light leakage. Screen is below bezel Hmmm....what to do what to do? The light leakage is still slightly present, however a perfect sleep button is a good thing. My gripe is with the white tones...Im a fan of the warmer whites that are a little whiter with an almost pinkish tone. Back to testing it out, post later. June 18th, 2010, 10:00 PM #24 (permalink) Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 1,066 Device(s): HTC EVO Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 20 Thanked 121 Times in 75 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by sean76 Just picked up a version 3 tonight. Here are my differences from my version 2. Version 2: Very dark Silverish battery door cover. Screen has very bright whites, almost has a warmer tone to it. Sleep button is resessed. Moderate light leakage. Screen is slightly above bezel Version 3: Mate black battery door cover. Screen has a washed out white, almost has a cooler tone to it. Sleep button is perfect Very minor light leakage. Screen is below bezel Hmmm....what to do what to do? The light leakage is still slightly present, however a perfect sleep button is a good thing. My gripe is with the white tones...Im a fan of the warmer whites that are a little whiter with an almost pinkish tone. Back to testing it out, post later. They all leak light June 18th, 2010, 10:01 PM #25 (permalink) Premium Member Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Phoenix, AZ Posts: 181 Device(s): LTEVO, EVO 4G (Wifey's), Motorola Xoom Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 171 Thanked 117 Times in 68 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by jeffdlb I got my phone on launch day and it has hardware version 0003. Bump, same here. June 18th, 2010, 10:07 PM #26 (permalink) Member Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 121 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 32 Thanked 27 Times in 14 Posts ihave 002 u guys are wayyy too nit picky June 18th, 2010, 10:11 PM #27 (permalink) The PearlyMon Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: New Mexico, USA Posts: 35,443 Device(s): LTEvo, 3vo, and Shift Carrier: Sprint Thanks: 34,498 Thanked 40,751 Times in 16,847 Posts Hey - just a suggestion for the screen shots - check out ShootMe at the Market - it's free.  The Following User Says Thank You to EarlyMon For This Useful Post: Mr. Ed (June 27th, 2010) June 18th, 2010, 10:11 PM #28 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: Nov 2009 Location: Goodyear Az Posts: 82 Device(s): Galaxy Note Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 0 Thanked 28 Times in 10 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by BetterMost They all leak light Mine doesn't. June 18th, 2010, 10:13 PM #29 (permalink) The PearlyMon Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: New Mexico, USA Posts: 35,443 Device(s): LTEvo, 3vo, and Shift Carrier: Sprint Thanks: 34,498 Thanked 40,751 Times in 16,847 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by BetterMost They all leak light I keep seeing this - I don't understand. I'm looking at mine in the dark, screen on. Looks great. Screen off - looks great. What am I looking for? June 18th, 2010, 10:14 PM #30 (permalink) Senior Member Join Date: May 2010 Location: Raleigh, NC Posts: 796 Device(s): HTC Evo Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 287 Thanked 178 Times in 120 Posts Re: Hardware Build #3 Is A Totally Different Handset Quote: Quote:  They all leak light Mine doesn't. Mine does a bit but my wife's does not at all.  Sponsors June 18th, 2010, 10:14 PM #31 (permalink) Member Join Date: Dec 2009 Location: Ohio Posts: 151 Device(s): HTC EVO (Sprint) Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 10 Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by 3volut1on Bump, same here. Same here __________________ HTC Evo, Myn's Warm twopointtwo June 18th, 2010, 10:18 PM #32 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: Apr 2010 Posts: 21 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Erm yeah, I have both an 002 and 003 versions, and they are identical as far as I can tell. Weird. June 18th, 2010, 10:19 PM #33 (permalink) Member Join Date: Nov 2009 Posts: 258 Device(s): Evo, Hero Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 30 Thanked 64 Times in 45 Posts Picked mine up the second day of launch, second shipment to my local sprint store and it is hardware version 003, has the silver trim battery, no light leak, however it does have the bg case which may help to keep it from lifting. No battery problems with this one either. Only issue has been recent restarts and awake time which are gone now after fdr. June 18th, 2010, 10:25 PM #34 (permalink) Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 1,066 Device(s): HTC EVO Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 20 Thanked 121 Times in 75 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by RickJ Picked mine up the second day of launch, second shipment to my local sprint store and it is hardware version 003, has the silver trim battery, no light leak, however it does have the bg case which may help to keep it from lifting. No battery problems with this one either. Only issue has been recent restarts and awake time which are gone now after fdr. Some people did get the newer versions on launch but it was very few. June 18th, 2010, 10:26 PM #35 (permalink) Senior Member Join Date: Oct 2009 Location: Irvine, CA Posts: 612 Device(s): Kids on Evo 4G, Evo Shift, Nexus S 4G, LG Optimus, iPhone 4S, and I use the Epic 4G Touch Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 118 Thanked 228 Times in 126 Posts The only reason there are supposed differences between 2 and 3 are production line differences. I have two Evos purchased on release day (0002) that are two numbers apart in the ESN. One had a silver edged battery, the other didn't. Both have a rubber-like metallic look battery door. These are just production differences that occur in all manufacturing. Paint colors differ; some go together better than others. Don't fret about what build you have. HTC didn't change anything. It just points out that HTC production line quality control isn't so hot.  Last edited by unplugged1; June 18th, 2010 at 10:30 PM. June 18th, 2010, 10:29 PM #36 (permalink) Member Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 266 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 7 Thanked 24 Times in 17 Posts I have version 2, none of the hardware issues some complain about. These things are not made with Nasa or Intel precision. The variations from one unit to the next can be negligible. Obviously there has to be some difference from V2 to V3, but mine sounds like the described V3's. June 18th, 2010, 10:34 PM #37 (permalink) Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 1,066 Device(s): HTC EVO Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 20 Thanked 121 Times in 75 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by unplugged1 The only reason there are supposed differences between 2 and 3 are production line differences. I have two Evos purchased on release day (0002) that are two numbers apart in the ESN. One had a silver edged battery, the other didn't. Both have a rubber-like metallic look battery door. These are just production differences that occur in all manufacturing. Paint colors differ; some go together better than others. Don't fret about what build you have. HTC didn't change anything. It just points out that HTC production line quality control isn't so hot. Well I have a totally different battery door and rear frame. June 18th, 2010, 10:38 PM #38 (permalink) Member Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Austin, TX Posts: 442 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 18 Thanked 28 Times in 20 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by cesjr02 I have version 2, none of the hardware issues some complain about. These things are not made with Nasa or Intel precision. The variations from one unit to the next can be negligible. Obviously there has to be some difference from V2 to V3, but mine sounds like the described V3's. +1 June 18th, 2010, 10:38 PM #39 (permalink) Senior Member Join Date: Oct 2009 Location: Irvine, CA Posts: 612 Device(s): Kids on Evo 4G, Evo Shift, Nexus S 4G, LG Optimus, iPhone 4S, and I use the Epic 4G Touch Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 118 Thanked 228 Times in 126 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by BetterMost Well I have a totally different battery door and rear frame. I can't see your picture. What do you mean "totally different"? That is sort of like saying the silver edged battery is "new and strange." June 18th, 2010, 10:39 PM #40 (permalink) Senior Member Join Date: May 2010 Location: NYC Posts: 4,150 Device(s): Patiently waiting for the S4 Google Edition, nexus 7 Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 83 Thanked 714 Times in 472 Posts Like someone said, NASA is not building them. I think I'll stick with my version 2 for now. However HTC should be paying a little bit more attention to build quality.  Sponsors June 18th, 2010, 10:53 PM #41 (permalink) Senior Member Join Date: Oct 2009 Posts: 542 Device(s): SGS2E4GT aka Thats a mouthful...Thats what she said! Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 7 Thanked 202 Times in 63 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by BetterMost Service screen shot why is your font so damn big? June 18th, 2010, 11:07 PM #42 (permalink) Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 1,066 Device(s): HTC EVO Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 20 Thanked 121 Times in 75 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by shawheim why is your font so damn big? I like the larger font. June 18th, 2010, 11:11 PM #43 (permalink) Member Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 159 Device(s): HTC EVO 4G Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 55 Thanked 18 Times in 7 Posts Re: Hardware Build #3 Is A Totally Different Handset I have version 3, but my power button is recessed. Sent from my HTC EVO 4G June 18th, 2010, 11:26 PM #44 (permalink) Senior Member Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 1,194 Device(s): Htc Vivid, LG Nitro HD, Epic 4g, HTC Evo 4G, LG Optimus V Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 138 Thanked 115 Times in 89 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by BetterMost New battery with strange silver foil trim all around. Also this one has a Samsung SD card. Hate to break it to you, but that's the old battery they gave out at IO conf. Look in the Battery thread for pics. June 19th, 2010, 12:08 AM #45 (permalink) Member Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Austin, TX. Posts: 475 Device(s): HTC Evo 4G Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 488 Thanked 135 Times in 75 Posts 002 bought on launch day here, and everything's pretty sweet. A bit of light leakage, but I get the beautiful whites, have a charcoal back, and a non shiny battery. __________________$i\hbar\dot{\psi}=-\frac{\hbar^{2}}{2m}\nabla^{2}\psi+V\$
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The title to this thread says, "Hardware Build #3 Is A Totally Different Handset". I have not seen anything to back up that statement.

If you have something to add in reference to the title, then by all means add it. I think the title has been "totally" disputed. What more is there to discuss?

Variations occur in manufacturing. Simple as that.

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 Originally Posted by unplugged1 The title to this thread says, "Hardware Build #3 Is A Totally Different Handset". I have not seen anything to back up that statement. If you have something to add in reference to the title, then by all means add it. I think the title has been "totally" disputed. What more is there to discuss? Variations occur in manufacturing. Simple as that.
...would it have been better if the OP had titled it "in my opinion"?

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 Originally Posted by BetterMost New battery with strange silver foil trim all around. Also this one has a Samsung SD card.
I have a 0002 model that has a samsung sd card and that battery with the silver foil trim.

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 Originally Posted by cesjr02 I have version 2, none of the hardware issues some complain about. These things are not made with Nasa or Intel precision. The variations from one unit to the next can be negligible. Obviously there has to be some difference from V2 to V3, but mine sounds like the described V3's.
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 Originally Posted by BetterMost Here is a picture of the rear door in the new rubber finish, also notice the new Sprint logo.
Where's the pic?

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