General just picked up htc holiday/raider

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by perryh, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. perryh

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    Had an atrix my first android phone, great phone but didn't feel like replacing a cracked screen for the third time and had an upgrade so got this phone. So far I must say I thought it was gonna be too big but im actually surprised feels great in hand. Great screen and the biggest reason for me was LTE. Actually hit 44mbs up and 25 mbs dl on the speedtest app. Other thoughts: great camera, sweet screen no real complaints. Got it over the gs2, which is also LTE here but preferred the solid feel of the metal case as opposed to the plastic of the samsung. If any has any particular questions feel free ill try to do my best to answer em. And if anyone knows how to root this that would be greatly appreciated
     

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  2. mgoblueno1

    mgoblueno1 Well-Known Member
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    What network are you on?
     
  3. DUTCH VanATL

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    In what country are you located?
     
  4. perryh

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    Im in Canada on rogers
     
  5. litebrite

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    Just got this phone today too!! Really looking forward to the root...
     
  6. perryh

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    Are you with rogers? Im in ottawa having trouble connecting to lte. Was in toronto when I got it had no issues there
     
  7. Scottie137

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    How does the screen compare to the SGSII? I was hoping the Newley minted Skyrocket would have an HD display, but it doesn't, so I am back to the Holiday/Raider/Vivid....
     
  8. litebrite

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    I'm with Rogers in Ottawa as well. Currently too cheap to shell out for the LTE plan (altho only $20 more a month) so am running the Raider on the regular HSPA service. I had to delete the LTE apn from my phone and manually add the regular apn.
     
  9. perryh

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    i cant connect to lte at all here. seen it say lte once on my phone briefly, went to a few rogers locations they didnt have any deviices on display. Ive called rogers its escalated to a level 2 tech now there sending out someone or so they say, im out in the west in kanata, cant say im shocked rogers isnt delivering on what hey say lol although in toronto i hit 44mbs dl and 24 up
     
  10. litebrite

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    ^ That sucks. Hope they'll credit you something for the LTE service you're (not) receiving.
     
  11. KupKrazy

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    I have a quickie question - this uses the regular sized SIM, right? (not the micro SIM or whatever it's called)
     
  12. litebrite

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    Ya, regular SIM
     
  13. Genetic

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    anyone know if this will have sense 3.5? im getting really excited for this phone
     
  14. DUTCH VanATL

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    Sense 3.0

    See attached.

    Also, only 256MB of RAM.
     

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  15. Mr. Ed

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    1gb of RAM
     
  16. amsid

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    yeah i just got mine today via Rogers and it can confirm 1gb RAM
     
  17. Genetic

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    Hows the battery life so far?
     
  18. DUTCH VanATL

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    Since Costco seems to be in error about the RAM, I wonder if they might also be in error about the version of Sense?
     
  19. amsid

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    pretty solid to be honest. got the phone in the morning yesterday. it was at 20% when i got it so i let it die, it recharged quick and i went from 12pm to about 2am with moderate-high phone usage and only used up about 70% of my battery.

    I was downloading apps, customizing Sense, texting, browsing, testing games, etc

    Sense is 3.0. On mine at least
     
  20. Genetic

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    thanks for the reply. was that on LTE? HSPA? 3g?
     
  21. amsid

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    oops sorry forgot to mention that. i'm on HSPA. didn't get an LTE plan cause theyre a little pricy here in Toronto at the moment
     
  22. 92hatchattack

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    Whats the screen like? How does it look? Pentile?
     
  23. amsid

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    Screen is pretty sick. No complaints. I compared it with my buddy's 4S and i'd say it's much better. The increased resolution goes a long way i find. Even he was a bit jealous.

    It is a bit of a battery killer though. If you don't mind lowering the brightness then you'll be fine. Otherwise, your phone will die fast
     
  24. 92hatchattack

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    Cool, so no pentile right? I hope there will be an extended battery available. Should take care of it.
     
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