Hardware Build #3 Is A Totally Different Handset


  1. 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.

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  2. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

    Wow.. thats very interesting. Sounds too good to be true. Are you sure?
    Keep us posted, please.

    Thanks.
  3. IPvFletch

    IPvFletch Well-Known Member

    WTF?!?? PICs! CLOSE-UPs!!
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  4. Here is a picture of the rear door in the new rubber finish, also notice the new Sprint logo.
  5. Dangerboy

    Dangerboy Well-Known Member

    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......
  6. Rolland985

    Rolland985 Well-Known Member

    I bought mine on the launch day and it looks like that one.
  7. BigHAZE

    BigHAZE Well-Known Member

    I have a 0002 handset and my back looks exactly like that photo.

    ????
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  8. 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.
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  9. New battery with strange silver foil trim all around. Also this one has a Samsung SD card.
  10. crakkajakka15

    crakkajakka15 Member

    how can you tell what version you have
  11. sjwaste

    sjwaste Member

    How do you tell which hardware build you have?

    EDIT: Nevermind. Settings, About, Hardware.
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  12. Rolland985

    Rolland985 Well-Known Member


    Menu>Settings>About Phone>Hardware Information
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  13. from the key pad # # 786 # then scroll down to where it says HW version
  14. Mabster

    Mabster Well-Known Member

    Dude, my version 2 has that exact same back. that battery has also been reported already in versions before 3.
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  15. This is not the charcoal metallic black back. Its flat black looks like velvet feels like that also.
  16. horadin

    horadin Well-Known Member

    Back cover looks the same as my 0002 handset I picked up on the 4th....
  17. R1_Rydah

    R1_Rydah Well-Known Member

    placebo effect
  18. ryohei47

    ryohei47 Well-Known Member

    yep. placebo effect
  19. jeffdlb

    jeffdlb Well-Known Member

    I got my phone on launch day and it has hardware version 0003.
  20. Mabster

    Mabster Well-Known Member

    What's new about the sprint logo?
  21. Service screen shot
  22. Dangerboy

    Dangerboy Well-Known Member


    I wondered what the g sensor was......its still not super fast, but its much better....thanks
  23. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    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.
  24. They all leak light
  25. 3volut1on

    3volut1on VIP Member VIP Member

    Bump, same here.
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