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  1. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Well-Known Member

    I agree with Novox77 here and this was my worst fear when the Evo3D was released.

    They marketed the 3D on the device too much and let the fact that it was also the successor to the Evo4G & the fact that it was a very high-end device slide to the wayside. They should have marketed the 3D as a feature on the device but not the "main" feature. They should have focused on the qHD & the dual-core speed more and the 3D less.

    Several people were unaware that the Evo3D was even faster than the Evo4G and in some cases I know people who purchased the Evo4G over the Evo3D because they simply didn't know.

    The reality is that the Evo 4G LTE will be the true successor to the OG-Evo4G because the ball got dropped in so many ways with the Evo3D. (In my opinion)

    I love my Evo3D, but I feel like other HTC devices that were released shortly after the release of the Evo3D were more of a spiritual successor to the OG-Evo4G. Most specifically the Rezound with the Red/Black-Coloring. In my opinion, that is the phone that should have been brought to Sprint as the "new Evo" in 2011.

    Now, in saying that, if I had to choose again I would buy the Evo3D all over again. It's a great phone. The 3D is cool, but I never use it anymore. What does that leave me with? I still have a great phone. It's not perfect, but it does everything I need it to do and more.

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  2. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    I like my Evo 3D as well, but I can face the facts too. The 3D feature turned off a lot of people, including the early reviewers of the phone.

    Despite the marketing focus on the 3D features, the cameras on the phone were not that great. Countless people reported weird white balancing issues that caused a green tint. While the camera did well under daylight, it was a poor performer under low light and especially flash.

    They took away the kickstand to make way for the two cameras. While some people didn't care, it distanced itself from the OG Evo, which was the first phone to ever have a kickstand. You'd think a successor phone ought to carry on the tradition.

    The E3D's speaker was weaker than the first Evo. Speakerphone sounded softer and tinnier than its predecessor.

    Some people reported poor call quality as well.

    Anyhow, the Evo LTE is clearly a sign that HTC is making amends. Everything the E3D got wrong, the Evo LTE is getting right.

    It's for this reason I concluded that the Evo 3D was not a device HTC was very proud of. Actually, it was a byproduct of a business strategy that failed miserably: HTC decided that the way to gain market share was to make a ton of phones and bombard the market with them. The end result was a loss of identity focus, poor quality control, and a slower support/upgrade cycle.

    HTC learned their lesson and is turning themselves around by devoting more energy on fewer but better devices.

    Despite all this, the Evo 3D did serve my needs. We just have to acknowledge that from a business perspective, priority on this device is low.
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  3. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Well-Known Member

    Pretty much everything Novox77 has said times 1000. He's 110% on-point on this issue.
  4. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Well-Known Member

    I agree with you guys 110% as well but given the fact HTC knows they messed up, and they know we are disappointed with our EVO 3d and lack their of such items as kickstands, and better promotion choices if the update is not a priority to them well it should be because no matter what there are thousands if not more EVO 3d owners who feel disappointed/let down so the only Way for them to keep us happy is make us a priority and update our Damn phones!!! Because i know myself I'm an HTC DIE HARD FAN and I won't buy another brand !!!! But iv seen Alot of people who useto be the same way until HTC did such business practices like this!!
  5. Corpse11

    Corpse11 Well-Known Member

    It will get the update...HTC has confirmed this...when...who knows, but it will happen
  6. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Well-Known Member

    Yup. ICS is coming. Just be patient =)
  7. RAdroider

    RAdroider Well-Known Member

    You must run a very successful business.
  8. ked0607

    ked0607 Member

    Any new news on this yet?
  9. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Well-Known Member

  10. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Well-Known Member

    Wish I knew where I lost my ICS last October!! :( :( :( lol
  11. Androidalltheway

    Androidalltheway Well-Known Member

    At this stage of the game I think HTC and Sprint missed the boat on this big time and completely screwed over everyone who bought the E3d... It is a moot point for me because I plan on getting the Galaxy Nexus, but had ICS come out before, I may have stayed with it, but too much time has gone by, and the E3d is a bit long in the tooth, still a great phone, that could be even better had Sprint and HTC kept up with ICS, a big slap in our faces, so much for loyalty... rant over...
  12. Corpse11

    Corpse11 Well-Known Member

    Um, everyone does realize there is only a few phones that officially have ICS in the United States right?! No one has missed the boat, and the few phones that have got the update, a couple of them are already reporting problems and the rollout has seized.

    I'd rather wait for a stable and as close to perfect release when it comes...
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  13. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Well-Known Member

    I want ICS too, but we've hardly missed the boat. We're guaranteed to get it and that's better than a lot of people have right now. So I'm grateful that we at least know it's coming and at the rate they've been updating Sprint Core-Service Apps, it's coming soon. So just be patient. We will still be "one of the first" to taste some Ice Cream =)
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  14. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    If anything, I would say that Sprint has missed the boat with the Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus was released in November. Verizon got it in December. Sprint is getting it in...April? Might as well hang on to the Evo 3D until next year's Nexus comes out. Maybe Sprint will get it quicker.
  15. mak916

    mak916 Well-Known Member

    I agree. I think Sprint should have just waited for the next Nexus. That being said, I would still love to have the Nexus. I'm hoping that they will get the next one sooner. I also think it was not a smart move on Samsung or Google to give Verizon exclusive rights to the phone for the time they did. It will only hurt Samsung and Google in long run.

    I know we all want ICS yesterday, but we all want it to work right. I don't like getting updates on my phone only to have to wait for a maintenance update to fix the update. That's just frustrating. So let's all be patient and hope we don't have any problems when it does come.
  16. wacko11

    wacko11 Well-Known Member

    We're gonna get the update sooner or later, whenever it comes, it comes and why not wait for the new Evo, its right around the corner and its clearly better than the nexus.
  17. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Well-Known Member

    I couldn't agree more with the last few posts about Sprint missing the boat!! But what i am dying to know is when will our Damn EVO 3ds see ICS because lately all iv heard was "in time be patient, and HTC is updating a phone every week well that seems to be the pattern" last I knew unless I'm missing something the vivid, and rezound and the sensation lineup are the only ones so far who have received ICS in the states as far as HTC ICS updates go... So where is this evidence of HTC updating a phone a week non sense or better yet where is the leaked evidence of ICS updates being pushed out to users or real evidence of such updates cause i have yet to see any more news on any phones receiving ICS or even rumored to be receiving ICS in the coming days or weeks!!! :( :( :( :(
  18. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    If this is how its going to look on my Htc Evo 3d, then it isn't much of an update from gingerbread to ICS (on these older devices) In my opinion.

    Take a look at the video below: Tap/click show.

    [Hide] HTC Vivid Ice Cream Sandwich Walkthrough - YouTube[/Hide]

    What do you think...is it much of an update? [​IMG]
  19. jj14x

    jj14x Guides Guide

    I noticed that as well... It really isn't that different. And honestly, that is what is causing me to rethink whether to get the new EVO 3G LTE or the Galaxy Nexus instead. Going with HTC does get me better hardware (no doubt), but they do tend to screw up the software side of it. Don't get me wrong - Sense is among the best UIs out there, but after playing with my friend's Nexus, I kinda like that stock UI better. Wish HTC would make Sense a separate app that could be turned off if user wanted.

    I've primarily used HTC smartphones till now (well, besides the Lumia 800 for work) - TP2, EVO 4G, EVO 3D and I was (/am) keen on getting the EVO 4G LTE. Now, after seeing the sense 3.6 being used for my year(+) old phone (that is capable of supporting sense 4.0), I'm not sure anymore....

    I'll wait for the devices to be out and decide after reading reviews :)

    I am still eagerly waiting for ICS to be released for my 3D though :D
  20. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    INB4 814 replies with too many exclamation points, too many emoticons, and CAPS LOCK on about the Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S II getting ICS before the Evo 3D. :D
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  21. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Well-Known Member

    Well I'm very very frustrated sorry you are annoyed with my posts!
  22. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    I'm not annoyed, I'm just plain amused. That's why I used the laughing emoticon. It is a bit frustrating but I find it helps to make light of things. Don't go a changin buddy. :)
  23. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot Guide

    my ice cream melted. I would grab the Evo LTE when it came out but LTE will not be in my area anytime after launch (Columbus, OH) and I have decent 4G.
  24. jdsingle

    jdsingle Well-Known Member

    I haven't flashed an ICS ROM yet so I'm not sure how well it is going to work. Not too terribly worried about ICS. Loving MeanROM atm
  25. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Well-Known Member

    You really think it will be that delayed Xmas or January 2013? I sure hope not :(
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