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[Official] Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Pre-release thread - Sprint official launch is Saturday, June 2General


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  1. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    You remove the top piece to get to the sd slot, battery as far as I know, isn't removable.
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  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Doh, that too...LOL...I love the fact that it also has a dedicated camera button like the Photon. Battery is not that much better than the Photon's and my experience with Motorola battery management to be much better than any of my past HTC's, but at the same time (as you mentioned), the processor might help for better battery management in the vein of what I get with the Photon (hopefully better).
  3. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Well, you can probably assume that they're going to release the international SGS III prior to the US version, so you may have a pretty good idea of what the specs are once more info comes out on that version. If that translates to the US version is a whole different story. Obviously, the HTC EVO LTE has proven that things could change from the international version.
  4. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    You can position the phone three ways with the kickstand...
    This way
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    That way
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    And
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  5. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Exactly! I know it will be awhile for the U.S. But when they announce the international version....I can at least get an idea of what Im looking at. Either way, I'm excited that I can finally upgrade this year.:cool:
  6. Joshbear

    Joshbear Well-Known Member

    I know it costs $199 on contract, but has there been mention of how much it will cost off contract? Not sure if I can wait until I'm due for an upgrade lol
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Our mileage varied, as you know, I stuck with the 3D and have gotten stellar battery performance (root and killing bloatware absolutely required) - many Rezound owners saying the same thing as well.

    The key things in my mind will be the screen and radios.

    Let's just admit it - as soon as any of us get this beast, we're going to go all schizophrenic per usual: pushing every boundary going WOW at the performance, then trying (and not always not failing) to lay off that to see how the battery will do under normal use. So, it'll take days, maybe a few weeks, for the new to wear off and start sharing _reliable_ battery reports. Am I right? :) ;)

    The S4, like the S3 before it, will clock the two cpu cores asynchronously (read: different speeds, on demand) and even shut down a core as needed to save battery life. So, that architecture, along with the 28 nm manufacturing process used to build the S4, will save power.

    tl/dr: power savings as has been said all along.

    But for an LCD, the power draw is largely the backlight, and brightness is a function of screen size - bigger screen needs more lighting, that can eat up the power tradeoff.

    And then we have the magic of CDMA+LTE - last I checked (I'll post substantiating link later, bookmark not on this machine) with LTE, the CDMA has to be on at the same time. The common meme is that LTE isn't that bad on the battery but the truth is that the Verizon forums here show reports all over the map on that one - again, except for the HTC Rezound.

    So, I'm thinking this will be a wash in battery comparison to the 3D when all is said and done - perhaps better if we can have less variation on things here.

    Which leads to the one thing I've yet to see mentioned - in ICS, you can supposedly freeze bloatware without rooting. If that's still allowed here, that will be a huge plus. No way will this be the first phone without bloatware. It will be nice to freeze it from day one for accurate battery and performance comparisons. :cool: ;)
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  8. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member

    in most of the reviews of the original design, there's mention of an optical illusion kind of thing happening where it looks like stuff is floating on top of the display. I believe I read it was due to the curved edges or something along with the slcd. I'm wondering if this version will or will not achieve that effect seeing as how it's missing the infinity edges. any thoughts???
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  9. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    Got another person, Mark, to verify it is indeed SLCD2
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  10. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Guide

    I wish people would actually read the announcement details. *sigh*

    In any event, I don't give a damn what the phone looks like. It's got some serious junk in the trunk.
  11. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    its due to the fact that in the screen (what they are calling SLCD2) the distance between the display and the surface of the glass is MUCH less then most screens, so it actually is closer to your fingers. it'll be on this phone too
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  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Ok muchachos and muchachas - what are we going to call it?? :)

    The HTC EVO 4G is the Evo.
    The HTC EVO Shift 4G is the Shift.
    The HTC EVO 3D is the 3vo.

    So, the HTC EVO 4G LTE will be called by us... :confused: ... ???

    Evo LTE - who wants to type that out? Not me. :)

    Evo One? Evo One X? Evo X?

    Godzilla 2012? :D
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  13. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    i'm afraid you are correct sir! it took me nearly a MONTH to stop constantly playing with my new EVO, i was charging 3 times a day, but now i make it the whole day...

    i may actually hold off on rooting this phone too... the EVO lagged and Sense was a little "ugly" on my OG EVO but on this guy....

    HW accel with ICS destroys lag like nobodies buisness and sense 4.0 is actually attractive... i may just keep it stock for a while (i'll probably fail and be rooting within a week)
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  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Just visited the Sprint site and got an interesting pop-up - additional $150 off any phone upgrade for the next 57 days. :eek:

    Anyone else seeing this?
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  15. catpowrd

    catpowrd Well-Known Member

    Well that EVO 4G LTE sounds like a nice phone except for the Imbedded 2000mAh battery, I would prefer to be able to swap or replace when it dies. Any idea what month we might see it?
  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    That's the thing. Still haven't rooted and battery life on the MoPho has been awesome. With Motorola's built in battery management, it's helped tremendously (and I actually erased Juice Defender because of it).
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  17. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    No Best Buy pre-orders yet in case anyone else was wondering.

    I was in to grab a CD and stopped by the mobile department just to check on the off chance - They have had a few phones recently that were pre-orderable the same day as their official announcement.

    I prefer the Best Buy pre-order to any other since there is no risk. Your pre-order $$ just gets transferred to a gift card that goes right back into your pocket. It is my contingency plan in case anything else gets announced that I may want to wait for or switch to. Although buying the Evo 3D, early no less, through Sprint.com was pain free. It was lucky that nothing else came out that made me too remorseful.

    Maybe Best Buy will be respectful of Sprint and wait until May 7th or later to start their pre-orders.
  18. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    elte
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  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    The new EVO hotness?...LOL...

    Just put the LTE in front and you get LTEVO...hahahaha.
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  20. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    Pre-order May, available June...most likely
  21. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    Im going with E-VOLT its like... an e then the word Volt and the other e is missing somewhere

    that or ltevo
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  22. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member


    I second this but would make it diabolical sounding like "El tEvo"
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  23. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

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  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    lma0 - I just realized something.

    In this day and age of speed, the One X is also spelled 1x, yet no one has worried about that. rotf

    elte... ltevo... both very good - elte can be pronounced Elite and being in New Mexico, I can't help but think of ltevo as El TEvo (fanfare and mariachis play)! :D

    Or majestic, like El Toro!!!
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