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Old October 23rd, 2010, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, went and picked up my dad's evo for him today and decided to check the hardware version. It turns out to be a 0004 with what i assume to be the epson screen since the rosie is "blacker". Just thought you guys might like to see.

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Interesting....
I wonder what other improvements there are.
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waiting to hear more details.....
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i have 0003, what does this all mean?
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If I remember this is the phone version, may have made improvements to hardware
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Ok, my apologies for taking so long, I went out with the family for a while, and after checking it out thoroughly, i noticed a few things

Power button is higher, it is noticeably higher than my ver 0003
Volume buttons are higher as well
His capacitive buttons vibrate a bit better than mine
Epson screen

HTC hasn't addressed these things on my dads phone

Screen separation is still present
Some light leakage is still present

So, to wrap it up, there isn't really too much improvement and he is being (for a lack of a better word) a baby, so i will have to mess with it some more when he is away.

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This may be a benefit to Sprint's delay in allowing me to upgrade. I planned to get one today but have to wait until the 9th. Hopefully that means I'll get the new hardware.
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Eh, i still kinda prefer my 0003 simply because i don't have any seperation or light leakage, but i wish mine had that raised power button.
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Eh, i still kinda prefer my 0003 simply because i don't have any seperation or light leakage, but i wish mine had that raised power button.
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Eh, i still kinda prefer my 0003 simply because i don't have any seperation or light leakage, but i wish mine had that raised power button.
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Well, went and picked up my dad's evo for him today and decided to check the hardware version. It turns out to be a 0004 with what i assume to be the epson screen since the rosie is "blacker". Just thought you guys might like to see.

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When you press the home or search button with moderate pressure, does the screen have a sort of ripple effect?
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When you press the home or search button with moderate pressure, does the screen have a sort of ripple effect?
well since its his phone I didn't bother applying a lot of pressure to the screen.
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Eh, i still kinda prefer my 0003 simply because i don't have any seperation or light leakage, but i wish mine had that raised power button.
Raised power button? You mean they've improved the one on top? This is good news that I hadn't heard.
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Raised power button? You mean they've improved the one on top? This is good news that I hadn't heard.
Yea in his siedio rugged case it clicks when i press it down like the volume buttons
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After checking my screen ype, it seems i have an epson too, but his is greyer than mine. I have a screen protector on mine which is probably the difference
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I received a hardware version 004 last week as a replacement phone sent from Sprint. I had a hardware version 002 that I bought on launch day that the vibrate motor went out on. I also had to have the screen replaced twice in my 002 as it had screen separation after about 3 months and then the new screen had several dead pixels.

The only noticeable difference is that fact that there is ZERO light leakage at the bottom and the screen does seem a bit more 'grey'.
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I received a hardware version 004 last week as a replacement phone sent from Sprint. I had a hardware version 002 that I bought on launch day that the vibrate motor went out on. I also had to have the screen replaced twice in my 002 as it had screen separation after about 3 months and then the new screen had several dead pixels.

The only noticeable difference is that fact that there is ZERO light leakage at the bottom and the screen does seem a bit more 'grey'.
My power and volume buttons are getting harder and harder to press as the days go by, so pretty soon i might need to take my evo back
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my wife rcvd version 4 2day due to the ver 3 evo decided to do a greg louganis into a halloween party tub of alcoholic punch. the ver 3 phone turns on but the screen is whitish gray u can press the screen and whatever screen its on stuff turns on...gonna hold it for a few for poss parts or some crap

only thing i see it has 2.2 and zero light leakage.
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Has the hardware cpu/ram been upgraded at all in version 004? Is there a spec sheet comparing the different hardware revisions 001-004? I'd love to see what has been changed.
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Lockbot Pro and you will only have to use your power button for actually powering down the device. Saves wear and tear on that power button.
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Lockbot Pro and you will only have to use your power button for actually powering down the device. Saves wear and tear on that power button.

...but what turns the screen on then?
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Has the hardware cpu/ram been upgraded at all in version 004? Is there a spec sheet comparing the different hardware revisions 001-004? I'd love to see what has been changed.

That will definitely not happen, ever.

If they ever change the specs of the Evo - they will simply be releasing a new phone instead.
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How does that work, exactly?
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K, I snagged Lockbot Pro and actually...it's awesome. It's like WidgetLocker in that it allows you to use the volume keys to wake up the phone (hence not using the power button). It also lets you change the lock style (iPhone, Hero, Eclair, Froyo, X10 and Galaxy) and lets you do cool things like shake the phone gently to unlock it. So far I really like it.
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K, I snagged Lockbot Pro and actually...it's awesome. It's like WidgetLocker in that it allows you to use the volume keys to wake up the phone (hence not using the power button). It also lets you change the lock style (iPhone, Hero, Eclair, Froyo, X10 and Galaxy) and lets you do cool things like shake the phone gently to unlock it. So far I really like it.
i would think it uses battery .. a little more.

the power button has a special design to release power and tell the phone to recognize it is being turned on.

if you use other buttons like the volume buttons that are not designed to release a power. then there must be a constant power to these buttons and phone.. to monitor the buttons to see if there is any commands. like shaking of the phone to turn on...

that just my thoughts... i might be wrong.
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Not sure if you are or not. I can't say as mine is plugged in a lot of the time. I'm just happy that I don't need to keep using the power button.
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Can you tell if the Evo is ver 0004 by looking at the outside of the box?
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Can you tell if the Evo is ver 0004 by looking at the outside of the box?
I dont think so.
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I wish HTC would take some responsibility and address the recessed power button and screen separation/light leakage issues.
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Hasn't the light leakage been fixed?
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No, it hasn't.
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Isn't the light leakage issue really just a symptom of a greater problem: screen separation from the main body?
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I found where my misconception was coming from.

The thread on HTC's response to someone who emailed about the problem makes it clear the light leakage/screen separation is a minority issue. Here's hoping I don't end up in that minority.

Response from HTC about Light leakage....
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This light leak issue seem to be a hit or miss but i'm disappointed that HTC have not solved the problem by now.
 
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Well, went and picked up my dad's evo for him today and decided to check the hardware version. It turns out to be a 0004 with what i assume to be the epson screen since the rosie is "blacker". Just thought you guys might like to see.

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Sorry its upside down lol
This is why there was an EVO shortage for so many months. Once again they were redesigning the internals.
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i have 0003, what does this all mean?

It means that versions 2,3 were all found to be inadequate in some way and needing a major overhaul. Its a joke no more HTC phones for me. Do it right the first time or don't do it at all. You can be certain "the user abuse" poorly designed charging port was changed to one that works for sure. Again HTC your a joke!
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It means that versions 2,3 were all found to be inadequate in some way and needing a major overhaul. Its a joke no more HTC phones for me. Do it right the first time or don't do it at all. You can be certain "the user abuse" poorly designed charging port was changed to one that works for sure. Again HTC your a joke!
Because they had to redesign something? Tell that to every car company, each of which has recalled literally millions of cars because of a defect, lack of a feature, or other error. Tell that to all the other cell phone manufacturers, like Apple with the iPhone 4, who have made errors in their design that turned out to not work in the real world.

It helps to have perspective sometimes. Not everything is perfect from the start, and I, for one, am glad to see HTC at least fixing their problems.
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It means that versions 2,3 were all found to be inadequate in some way and needing a major overhaul. Its a joke no more HTC phones for me. Do it right the first time or don't do it at all. You can be certain "the user abuse" poorly designed charging port was changed to one that works for sure. Again HTC your a joke!
Where's the major overhaul? I'd put my version 3 up against a version 4 anyday for usability and reliability. I'm still on my original EVO with absolutely 0 problems. I think HTC did a fine job at making this phone.
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Where's the major overhaul? I'd put my version 3 up against a version 4 anyday for usability and reliability. I'm still on my original EVO with absolutely 0 problems. I think HTC did a fine job at making this phone.
I agree. I have a 003 that I got about 3 weeks after the EVO's launch and my girl has a 002 that she got on the day of launch and both of the phones are flawless. I have looked at each paying close attention to detail and both of the phones are perfect.
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My wife version 3 has no problems, she had version 2 on launch day but return it because of light leakage.The phone is still a beast can still hang with any phone out there and even with some of the new ones coming out.
 
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I have a HW revision 02 that's been replaced/fixed 5 times. Once for a failed update, Once for screen separation issues and 3 times for developing light spots on the LCD.

Sprint told me (although their word means very little to me) that the hardware revisions were due to supply/quality issues with the LCD screen. Each revision of the LCD screen is incompatible with the previous; they use a different ribbon cable/connector.

Last time I had my LCD replaced, they were running short on HW revision 2 LCDs. Hopefully they will be out next time and I can receive a new revision.
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Yes and no. The two screens (epson and nova) are incompatible with each other, yes. But the hardware numbers do not have anything to do with what screen you get. We have seen hardware versions 02 and 03 have both screens.
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Yes and no. The two screens (epson and nova) are incompatible with each other, yes. But the hardware numbers do not have anything to do with what screen you get. We have seen hardware versions 02 and 03 have both screens.
This is correct. Only a MAJOR REVISION in board design and components warrant a hardware version change. This is not like a running change that car makers do for improvements. HW version 2 units are not interchangeable with HW #3 units, HW #3 units are not interchangeable with #4 units etc.
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I just got a Version 004 today, and there is some light leakage. My last 003 had none whatsoever (till I cracked screen). However the WIFI is WAY better, I get much better signal in my bedroom (my router is in my basement) than I ever have with my two previous 003's. The wifi signal is as strong and sometimes stronger than my laptop. Phone came preinstalled with all the updates.

The 004 screen seems to be Epson, it's the coolest and least blueish of the 3 I've had. I just got it today so I'm not sure what other benefits it may have. The light leakage doesn't bother me. Thought about an epic because the evo screen breaks so easily, but I loves me some evo.
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Coming from the consumer electronics industry, I can tell you that hardware revisions are always to the benefit of the Manufacturer.. In other words, cheaper to manufacture, and more profit margin. Any improvements are purely coincidental..
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I just pick up a EVO yesterday,version 3 and no light issues.All seem to be good for now.
 
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Hey guys I gave 1 week left on my 30 days. I have version 3 and was reading about the new version 4 that is out. It has the new software update that we wontget cause of a new part that they used in them that they had to update them. So my question is do you all think its worth it to exchange my 3 for the new 4? There is nothing wrong with my phone. No light leakage yet or screen seperation. Im just wondering if the 4 is a better phone. Thanks for your help guys!
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Where is it stated that they used a new part?
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