new to android and evo, help please!


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  1. LaloMalo

    LaloMalo Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm loving my evo, but had a few questions that maybe other folks are running into. Any help is appreciated.

    1. Anyone seeing a really weak wi-fi signal? I can be sitting next to my router and still don't get full strength. Just trying to see if I have defective set.

    2. Anyone have problems with FM tuner? I tried it in my office building today and nothing. I tried it at home and got a few stations, but weak in general.

    3. Anyone hear from monoprice on whether they are getting the micro HDMI cables? I don't see them in their inventory. Is it type D?

    4. Any feedback on video recording? I recorded my daughter playing tonight in kitchen and I gotta say the results were not very good. Maybe I just have too high expectations compared to my hd camcorder. The pictures in the other hand have been great (outside).

    5. While on a call, should I be able to simulateosly browse the internet? I tried this and got an error message that I was not connected. I enabled wifi and it let me. However, I thought this would work on network.

    Thanks!
     

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    Vincent Law Well-Known Member

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    The wifi indicator is extremely conservative. Actual wifi usage should not be poor.

    FM radios in small portable devices generally have terrible reception due to a lack of a powered antenna/better antenna.

    Type D Micro HDMI is correct, and no mention of Monoprice carrying them yet. They are extremely hard to find, especially now, after the places that did have them sold all their stock.

    Low-light conditions are difficult for cameraphones of any sort. They have very small CCDs with which to capture light, and thus must heavily process what they do capture to make a visible picture/video. It's not a replacement for a regular camcorder.

    You can only use data when on a call if you are on a 4G network or Wifi. 3G and calling are not compatible.
     
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    Monoprice told me they should have the cables within the month. I have the same problem with wifi, but speeds are fine.
     
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    LaloMalo Member This Topic's Starter

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    you guys are awesome! thanks for the quick responses, makes me feel better about the phone.

    I'm really pumped, I can't complain about the battery life since I know I can't put the thing down more than 5 minutes and try to do something else on it.

    Now I really need to get myself a case and screen protector so I can quit babying it around. I have it in a sunglasses cloth case. haha!
     
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    LaloMalo Member This Topic's Starter

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    I didn't think about doing a speed test. I should do that with the wifi and 3g. Recommend a site for speed test?

    I need to find a spot in town with 4g (here in Austin). Looking at maps, my house is on a bubble 2 blocks wide with no 4g. doh!
     
  7. Vincent Law

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    There's a Speedtest app in the marketplace, free. It's the same thing as speedtest.net

    Also: test your 4G anyway. The maps are almost always inaccurate/old.
     
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    LaloMalo Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks Vincent Law, I'll download the app and give it a whirl, see what kind of numbers I get. I turned on the 4G at home and I got it to connect but had 0 to 1 bar for a few minutes then it bounced back to 3G. Dang its close. I should try all the rooms.
     
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    The speedtest.net app in my previous post that I recommended is your best bet.
     
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    WiMAX is particularly bad about penetrating walls. Try near a window.
     
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    hahahaha...idk y but that made me laugh
     
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    5 minutes? I'm barely able to leave it alone while I'm sleeping! If I'm awake, it's always on (so far, until the OMGWTFBBQ IT'S SO FAST stage wears off) and I'm always messing with it.

    The case, go to bestbuy and get one of the premium ones. If you NEED a beltclip, get the more expensive one with the belt clip, but other wise I'd stay away from it. The screen, a protector would be nice, but you don't need to worry about it like a mad man right out. It's got the same coating crap on it that the Hero had, which makes it VERY scratch resistant (I was taking my keys to try it and rubbing it across the screen *kind of really hard, lol*, the that is Hero, to see, and it worked! No scratches!). But for the longer-term look at it, having one is good.
     
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    What is meaning of Type D? I would like to buy one online....but the information is not gd at all....
     
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    Here's one that's 1M long ($12 and free shipping):

    DealExtreme: $12.20 Gold Plated HDMI V1.4 Male to Micro HDMI Male Shielded Connection Cable (1M-Length)

    and here's one that's 4.92' long (a little bit longer and costs total around $16 with shipping):

    687860002 | Arrow Electronics Components Search
     
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