Last Updated: Apr 24,2013
My stock phone works for a day without any special programs. When I'm a heavy user of the phone, the internet, or especially GPS navigation, I charge it a bunch with a car charger.
With heavy use, I can tap it out by late morning or mid afternoon. It's never gone out of power. Charging when I can is part of the plan, as it has been for all other smartphones I've had. This is not the worst.
I like the GS2 over the 3D. It's lighter, no issues with RF or GPS and the screen is absolutely gorgeous!!!
However, the 3D is rooted [ GS2 isn't ] so whenever I crave for that cooked ROM, I switch back to the 3D.
I wish the 3D's screen was more like the OG EVO [ size wise ] ... I just don't like the narrow screen on the 3D!
Really? Don't the majority of Samsung devices suffer from GPS-related issues? (including all SGS2)
The SGS did in general, but the SGS2 is different - depending on the carrier, not only is the RF section changed for the carrier radios, but also the main processor, and with it, all of the support chips.
Anymore, SGS2 doesn't really mean a model, it almost means a whole brand, there are so many _significant_ variations. A lot of people with the SGS2 have the same processor we do, others are using the TI OMAP, and still others, the Exynos. I think there's even a Tegra 2 variant somewhere out there.
And some 3vos did suffer from RF/GPS problems - but that was a known hardware problem - I got one of those lemons on launch day, swapped on launch day + 1.
Lots of Sammy fans get very good RF/GPS service, but if there's a complaint for the Samsung brand in general, it's that.
Again - it's another one of those your mileage may vary deals, no wrong answer.
Love the phone but the battery sucks just like the 4G before it, I actually got better battery life from my 4G.
Recommend root and MeanROM, linked in our root forum above.
This (Evo3D) come out before or after the Vivid?
Hmmm...looks like the Apple production company in China just hired 20,000 new employees to push the production for a 'device' to be released in June...I won't lie...I'm pretty anxious to see the iPhone 5's "real" specs...If they're equal to that of the One X that is supposed to come out around the same time...I might have to jump ship, since HTC seems to refuse to make any Mac OS based syncing programs...
Remember to take any rumors you hear about Apple with a grain of salt. They are notoriously tight-lipped about operations and keep pretty strict NDAs. It was 'leaked' last year that the 4S was supposed to be an 'affordable' iPhone that was supposed to be released with the iPhone 5. Also, they were supposed to release the iPad 3 this year. So rumors are just that...rumors. But other than that, it does seem reasonable, given the iPhone 4, 4s, and iPad 2S the 'new' iPad's sales record that they would have to scale up operations for the next device.
If it makes you happier, the iPhone is a pretty solid device. You have to get what suits you, after all. And I do mean what I said about it being solid. If you got hit with one, I'm sure it would hurt. A lot.
I just took a pic in 3d, and I almost forgot that this phone can take awesome 3d pics -
Lol, I've been sitting on CM7 for so long that I don't even know how 3D pics look like anymore.
I'm still happy with my 3D. FYI if it hasn't been posted.. the EVO 3D is now EOL.. can't even purchase it at Sprint's website anymore. Farewell EVO 3D.. you did me well.
Hmm.... So if i purposly break mine i wonder what phone i can pay $100 bux to get?
One of the refurbs or upcoming trade ins.
Plus a world of hurt if you are caught committing insurance fraud.
The 3D will be current for the new 1x Advanced CDMA services and extended coverage on the 800 MHz band being opened up.
Despite the way that the specs are written, neither the Evo nor the Shift will be 800 MHz capable.
I need to scour local stores today, I have been considering a 3D as a gift for a family member, the EOL caught me by surprise.
They're trying to get rid of wimax inventory, LTE is coming on strong.
The new Network Vision build out by Sprint promises to get everyone on 3G at a consistent 1 to 2 Mbps download speed - plenty for what I do on mobile, personally.
I love my 3vo, the only thing that disappoints me which is more of a sprint thing than an HTC thing is that the phone is Wi-maxx capable and not LTE compatible (which I should have known when I bought the phone) It kills me that I have a "4G" phone that will never actually be 4G.
um...how is WiMax not 4G?! Sprint is barely starting a LTE network and barely coming out with LTE phones (this monday)...
I believe you misinterpreted what they are saying. I'm assuming they do not live in an area with WiMax and since Sprint is no longer expanding WiMax coverage they have a "4G" phone that will never have 4G service.
10 points for accuracy.
Ok, but how long is that going to take? 5 years? I know big cites are already starting to get it, but that means nothing to me lol
It could be worse. I live in Phoenix and we get no WiMax. To make matters worse, I've been told there are no Sprint LTE expansions planned here either. =\ It's like Sprint wants me to change carriers. =P
I hope they change their mind and roll it out in Phoenix, because I would like to stay with Sprint. It's been a good company & a good experience. I just want to use my 4G for once.
the ENTIRE network (all 38,xxx towers) will be completed in just over 2 years.
Phx has a good chance of getting bumped into the "2nd round," per s4gru. Expected start is this winter.
Hope so! That'd be just in time for my upgrade in 2013. Thank you! :tee:
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