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General Evo 3D 'pro' reviews

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by novox77, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. UBRocked

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    She said "battery life simply put, is atrocious" @14:30...just watched it twice to confirm it.

    I see I was beaten to the punch :)
     

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    Let's review our rules.

    Around here, we attack issues and not people - that's the big one. And Mod Staff boss - Phases - has one prime directive: Please be polite.

    Please leave the modding to us.

    Cheers, thanks a lot.
     
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    I think that battery life comment is taken the wrong way. She says explicitly that you will definitely make it through a full day with 3G turned on, which I feel is a big improvement over the first EVO.
     
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    You can leave WiFi and the GPS on all day long as long as your GPS isn't being used by an app. And you dont have any apps sending/receiving data over WiFi a lot.

    I typically leave Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, WiFi, and GPS off. Stops apps from doing what they want if for some reason an app defaults to its original send/receive data schedule.

    You dont have to turn on any of those radios to text or talk on the phone. 3G, 4G, and Wifi ate only for data. If you need to navigate using Telenav or Navigation, you must have GPS on and coupled with 3G, 4G, or WiFi.

    Yes, HTC has toggle switches for all the radios which allows you to quickly turn on/off those radios. You must add the toggle switches to a homescreen. I put mine on a screen close to my primary screen since I like to leave my radios off.

    Want to download digital voicemail you must toggle 3G, 4G, or WiFi on in order to download the messages.
     
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    I agree with you. You listened to the important message she passed. She should have said its atrocious if you leave 4G on all day long. It's atrocious if you are a heavy user while leaving 3G on.
     
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    Just curious what do you use the phone for then? Just calls? if so this phone will be a terrible pick lol bad voice qualities in reviews and all
     
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    Actually Novox told me a certain individual in this forum was trolling yesterday and he would handle him.
     
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    I haven't seen anything from any other user that needs handling. If we see it...we'll get it...don't worry about it.

    Or better yet, if there is a post that is breaking the forum rules, use the report button.
     
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    So I should leave the headlights of my car on overnight when I'm not in my car right? It's just a 24 volt battery that may or may not be dead by morning. Let me leave the dome lighting on while I'm at it. Those lights can be the apps on my phone.
     
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    What do I do about getting phone calls when I have 3G/4G off?
     
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    I wouldn't jump to that conclusion just yet. There's been reviews praising the reviews, and not claiming there's anything terrible about it. We'll be the judge of it when the phone drops.
     
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    The calls will still come through. Unless you put it in airplane mode.
     
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    Right but i am still pondering with all the radios off as he usually configures it, what is the point of a smart phone then, just asking.
     
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    3G and 4G has nothing to do with cell phone calls or texting. They are used for data only.
     
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    Ok just checking.
     
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    Man people who have to take the subway to work, work in basements or in buildings that can withstand tornados should really leave 3G, 4G, and WiFi on all day. Even if it means you get a crappy 3G signal when you are in your building which drains the battery. Nevermind the fact I can get to my personal AOL account VIA the computer in my government building and pull up the METAR/TAF on my government computer. Nevermind the fact I can watch YouTube on a government computer too. Government offices don't use WiFi. If I jump on a pvt plane a lot I guess I should leave 3G and 4G on although my phone will be almost dead by the time I land. Really smart to do especially if you get stuck overnight at a location without a charger.
     
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    The point is that with Android, you have choices for what works for you.

    We've got one amateur astronomer, for example, who goes out into the desert and uses his phone with embedded data for his star-gazing.

    There is no one way.

    It's an interesting topic - but it is not the topic: Evo 3D reviews. Maybe you guys can politely puzzle this out via PM or just make a thread.

    But -- it looks to me like you're both on the path of having the other guy see the other point of view. I've seen this sort of discussion a LOT, so I'll just cut to the chase based on past experience: not gonna happen.

    Let's move on.
     
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    So I can use VOIP on the 3D without 3G or 4G? Cool!
     
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    That is totally not what he said.. Lol
     
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    Interesting indeed. Thanks.
     
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    One more.....
    What really kills me is when I go to Hastings and i need to look up something on my phone. So I swipe one screen over and toggle my WiFi to on in order to connect to their WiFi. I look something up then turn WiFi off again. That 4-5 seconds of having to toggle WiFi on/off is going to kill me someday.
     
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    I asked the Engadget reviewer if she tested the battery life with 4G turned off, and this was her reply:

    I can totally live with that.
     
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    Actually, I'm fairly certain that Sense 3.0 has added all of these toggles to the Notifications bar, as well as a built in task manager. Should definitely save some space on the home screens.
     
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