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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bli8, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. bli8

    bli8 New Member
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    After using both the EVO and SGS for weeks, I find the SGS inferior to the EVO in very few ways. The most major one that it being a 3G phone, the Internet speed is of course slower than the EVO's (I have 4G in my area, Los Angeles). I enjoy watch Youtube and SprintTV on the EVO as both the resolution and streaming experience very good, however after watich the low res Youtube on the SGS a few times, I can't make myself watch it under 3G anymor (wifi is better but still not as good as EVO on 4G). But since we can consistently get over 1 meg on 3G, why can't the SGS do better in Youtube video playback? Is there any program that can trick the phone in thinking it is on wifi and playback in higher resolution?
     

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  2. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Well-Known Member
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    You can watch high quality Youtube videos on SGS over 3G, if you are using the built in youtube app, then press Menu button (when playing a video) > More > Watch in high quality.
     
  3. snapper.fishes

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    Is there a way to default to high quality? There's nothing in the settings it seems.
     
  4. galaxyS

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    mine is default in high quality, when i go to "more" it gives me "watch in normal quality"..

    that's odd..
     
  5. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member
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    Just realised that mine is default to high quality. *facepalm*

    However, even when at high quality it's not playing at full 720P. I downloaded a 720P video from youtube on my computer and copied it to my phone. I then compared watching the video file and the same video on youtube. The quality is noticeably lower.

    I just downloaded an app from the market called Jet VD. Allows you to download youtube video at 720p format from youtube, but no streaming function... Guess nothing's perfect.
     

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