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HTC Holiday w/ 4.5" screen renders Evo 3D Obsolete? discuss here.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by coolio86, May 17, 2011.

  1. coolio86

    coolio86 Well-Known Member
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    HTC just announced the Holiday 3D on at&t. Surprisingly its superior to a phone they announced, but havent even released yet, the Evo 3D. This phone is going to have an edge on the Evo 3D. It runs Android 2.3.4, has dual 8MP cameras, 3D 720p recording, 1080p 2D recording, a dual 1.2 or 1.5 ghz processor (not sure but it's a more recent one than the Evo 3D's), front facing 1.3 MP camera, and a 4.5" qHD resolution glasses free 3D display.

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  2. swnic

    swnic Well-Known Member

    Link me!!
  3. xavier27

    xavier27 Newbie

    Where did you find these specs?
  4. coolio86

    coolio86 Well-Known Member
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  5. Jackietreehorn

    Jackietreehorn Android Enthusiast

    Are you sure? All the reports I've said have said nothing about it having a 3D screen. It has the same processor as the 3D, and the 4.5" qHD screen, but when they say dual cameras, they're referring to the front facing and rear, not two on the rear...unless something updated has come out.

    Just one example:
    HTC Holiday specs leak, huge 4.5 inch display included

    Edit: Here's one that says dual 8MP cameras, but nothing about 3D at all...
  6. coolio86

    coolio86 Well-Known Member
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  7. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    I question your definition of the word 'obsolete.'
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  8. MelissaM

    MelissaM Newbie

    The 3D part appears to be an incorrect interpretation of "dual eight-megapixel and 1.3-megapixel cameras"...meaning two cameras in total, not two 8MP. A more recent article from same site says "...Holiday features a 1.3-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera." (The second link you reference uses the article from your first link as a source, so they probably screwed up the 3D too...I messed up to the first time I read it).

    So I doubt it's 3D. Same processor and Evo 3D so whether its clocked at 1.2 or 1.5, who knows. But I do like the 4.5" screen and potential LTE capability.

    And what phone isn't obsolete shortly after it's released?
  9. coolio86

    coolio86 Well-Known Member
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  10. Jackietreehorn

    Jackietreehorn Android Enthusiast

    lol, I was just coming to post the same thing. Let's say that it is 3D (for arguement's sake), the only pluses over the 3D would be a higher MP camera (which I think the MP myth has been pretty well debunked here), and .2" larger screen. Oh, and as a big minus, runs on AT&T, which for me, is actually a minus compared to Sprint.

    Still, to each his own. Does look like a nice piece of kit.
  11. coolio86

    coolio86 Well-Known Member
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  12. jdsingle

    jdsingle Android Expert

    Even if it is a hair better...that would force you to jump over to AT&T. I'll stick with big red before I'll go over there.

    And as previously mentioned, Novox has debunked the more MP = better picture concept. A .2" increase in screen size isn't a big enough deal to me to make it better in any way. If anything, just means it will be too big. And once again, you'll be on AT&T
  13. Its on AT&T which means they lock up the phone. Next topic!
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  14. MelissaM

    MelissaM Newbie

    Yes, it appears all the articles you are posted eventually lead back to the original Pocket... site post. And since that site later did a post on a single camera, the 3D spec appears to be based on a bad case of the "Internet Telegraph" game.

    And all the articles are based on a alleged source file dump that only shows a single rear camera (at least there is no indication of dual rear cameras).
  15. coolio86

    coolio86 Well-Known Member
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    Well I'm currently on AT&T on the iPhone 3GS. My contracts almost over (either June or July) and I want a 3D phone. The LG Thrill won't cut it for me.

    So on the sites I listed for the articles, there was a more recent one that didn't mention 3D capabilities, and I guess that means I should get the evo 3D
  16. I would rather eat beetles than have someone force me to get a phone with AT&T..lol
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  17. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Interesting. I'll never go to AT&T though. Worst service at my house.

    With that coming out, it keeps me on the fence with regards to upgrading or just waiting another year and sticking with my current EVO. Just shows you how rapidly phones have better specs one after the other, within a month or 2.

    Gone are the days where you can just be content that what you got will last you for at least 2 years before it's outdated. Even with computers, it's a year-to-year progression, as supposed to back in the late 90's early 2000's.
  18. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert

    AT&T always has the coolest phone in my opinion... unfortunately you have to be on "the devils cell phone carrier" to use them. I just don't understand how AT&T continues to have the worst service in the country and continue to get the premier phones at release.
  19. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    I don't give a crap about what is on AT&T. I am on Sprint and intend to stay there.

    If I didn't jump ship for the iPhone, I sure as hell won't be changing for this.
  20. treven21

    treven21 Well-Known Member

    I left ATT for Sprint. We'll see how it goes.....as I won't know till I get this phone.
  21. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    See how what goes?

    In 2007 AT&T got the iPhone, and at the time it really was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    Sprint had nothing to compare at the time. Actually, every phone on Sprint sucked till 2009 and the HTC Hero, and things really turned around in 2010 with the Evo.

    There is a reason why Sprint lost millions of customers after the iPhone dropped, but I still stuck with Sprint and now I am a Gold status customer that gets annual upgrades.

    So there is no way in hell at this point I would consider leaving Sprint for an AT&T phone that may have a marginal advantage over the HTC Evo3D.
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  22. treven21

    treven21 Well-Known Member

    Yup I actually left ATT because they were raping me with their over priced service and lack of 3G coverage. At this time last year I couldn't even get 3G in Sate Fe on a business trip with my Iphone. So I bought out of my contract and sold the phone and went to prepaid until I could get a beefy phone and coverage.

    From all I have heard about Sprint the customer service is better than the other 2. I'm coming in with fingers crossed and hope to stay with them for a long time. ATT was more interested in my money than me being a satisfied customer.

    I am licking my chops for the EVO 3D release :D
  23. partridge

    partridge Android Enthusiast

    Everything I've read about the Holiday suggests it is the Sensation with a slightly larger screen but certainly NOT a 3D enabled handset.

    Frankly, it's bad enough HTC are introducing a replacement/successor for the Sensation which has only just gone on sale, but if they are looking at another 3D phone before the Evo 3D even hits the shelves, that is madness.
  24. GaryColeman

    GaryColeman Well-Known Member

    Then you could also say the Evo 3D is a Sensation with a second camera on the back.
  25. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert

    with more RAM. ;)

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