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  1. dan330

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    i would think it uses battery .. a little more.

    the power button has a special design to release power and tell the phone to recognize it is being turned on.

    if you use other buttons like the volume buttons that are not designed to release a power. then there must be a constant power to these buttons and phone.. to monitor the buttons to see if there is any commands. like shaking of the phone to turn on...

    that just my thoughts... i might be wrong.
     

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  2. Brian Rubin

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    Not sure if you are or not. I can't say as mine is plugged in a lot of the time. I'm just happy that I don't need to keep using the power button.
     
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    Can you tell if the Evo is ver 0004 by looking at the outside of the box?
     
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    I dont think so.
     
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    I wish HTC would take some responsibility and address the recessed power button and screen separation/light leakage issues.
     
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    Hasn't the light leakage been fixed?
     
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    No, it hasn't.
     
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    Isn't the light leakage issue really just a symptom of a greater problem: screen separation from the main body?
     
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    This light leak issue seem to be a hit or miss but i'm disappointed that HTC have not solved the problem by now.
     
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    This is why there was an EVO shortage for so many months. Once again they were redesigning the internals.
     
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    It means that versions 2,3 were all found to be inadequate in some way and needing a major overhaul. Its a joke no more HTC phones for me. Do it right the first time or don't do it at all. You can be certain "the user abuse" poorly designed charging port was changed to one that works for sure. Again HTC your a joke!
     
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    my 003 hasn't had any issues
     
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    Because they had to redesign something? Tell that to every car company, each of which has recalled literally millions of cars because of a defect, lack of a feature, or other error. Tell that to all the other cell phone manufacturers, like Apple with the iPhone 4, who have made errors in their design that turned out to not work in the real world.

    It helps to have perspective sometimes. Not everything is perfect from the start, and I, for one, am glad to see HTC at least fixing their problems.
     
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    Where's the major overhaul? I'd put my version 3 up against a version 4 anyday for usability and reliability. I'm still on my original EVO with absolutely 0 problems. I think HTC did a fine job at making this phone.
     
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    I agree. I have a 003 that I got about 3 weeks after the EVO's launch and my girl has a 002 that she got on the day of launch and both of the phones are flawless. I have looked at each paying close attention to detail and both of the phones are perfect.
     
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    My wife version 3 has no problems, she had version 2 on launch day but return it because of light leakage.The phone is still a beast can still hang with any phone out there and even with some of the new ones coming out.
     
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    I have a HW revision 02 that's been replaced/fixed 5 times. Once for a failed update, Once for screen separation issues and 3 times for developing light spots on the LCD.

    Sprint told me (although their word means very little to me) that the hardware revisions were due to supply/quality issues with the LCD screen. Each revision of the LCD screen is incompatible with the previous; they use a different ribbon cable/connector.

    Last time I had my LCD replaced, they were running short on HW revision 2 LCDs. Hopefully they will be out next time and I can receive a new revision.
     
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    Yes and no. The two screens (epson and nova) are incompatible with each other, yes. But the hardware numbers do not have anything to do with what screen you get. We have seen hardware versions 02 and 03 have both screens.
     
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    This is correct. Only a MAJOR REVISION in board design and components warrant a hardware version change. This is not like a running change that car makers do for improvements. HW version 2 units are not interchangeable with HW #3 units, HW #3 units are not interchangeable with #4 units etc.
     
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    I just got a Version 004 today, and there is some light leakage. My last 003 had none whatsoever (till I cracked screen). However the WIFI is WAY better, I get much better signal in my bedroom (my router is in my basement) than I ever have with my two previous 003's. The wifi signal is as strong and sometimes stronger than my laptop. Phone came preinstalled with all the updates.

    The 004 screen seems to be Epson, it's the coolest and least blueish of the 3 I've had. I just got it today so I'm not sure what other benefits it may have. The light leakage doesn't bother me. Thought about an epic because the evo screen breaks so easily, but I loves me some evo.
     
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    Coming from the consumer electronics industry, I can tell you that hardware revisions are always to the benefit of the Manufacturer.. In other words, cheaper to manufacture, and more profit margin. Any improvements are purely coincidental..
     
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    I just pick up a EVO yesterday,version 3 and no light issues.All seem to be good for now.
     
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    Hey guys I gave 1 week left on my 30 days. I have version 3 and was reading about the new version 4 that is out. It has the new software update that we wontget cause of a new part that they used in them that they had to update them. So my question is do you all think its worth it to exchange my 3 for the new 4? There is nothing wrong with my phone. No light leakage yet or screen seperation. Im just wondering if the 4 is a better phone. Thanks for your help guys!
     
  25. jxr94

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    Where is it stated that they used a new part?
     
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