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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Scottie137, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Scottie137

    Scottie137 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So looks like it will be called the vivid in the US. For those in Canada who have it, how nice is the qHD screen?That might be the deciding factor for me between this phone and the new Skyrocket, which will be a 1.5ghz dual core, LTE capable version of the SGSII...

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  2. perryh

    perryh Newbie

    i compared it to the gs2 an frankly i liked it alot better, but i think it may be personal choice, dont think you can go wrong with either. One thing i love about this phone is the metal body feels very solid in the hand as opposed to the sammy
  3. kyeo138

    kyeo138 Newbie

    Yeah I think the Vigor and the Skyrocket is going to come down to which you like better, Samsung or HTC. I'm going to play with both and then probably get one of these two. 2 other phones that I may be waiting for on AT&T (for me anyway) Samsung Note & Nexus Galaxy.

    I'd also like to see some reviews on the camera for both, that might be the deciding factor for me.
  4. Scottie137

    Scottie137 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have heard HTC has some QC issues. The EVO 3G for instance had some problems with the power button? Is this a real concern?m
  5. edshropshire

    edshropshire Newbie

    I just hope the Vivid gets here soon - can't wait. I really did not want to get the Galaxy S II. Phone is already six months old. Have tried several including my friend's from Germany. Nice phone, but I like the feel of the higher end HTC phones.
  6. mgoblueno1

    mgoblueno1 Member

    The phone comes out Nov. 6
  7. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    My Evo3D is perfect, just as my Evo4G was before it.
    My HTC Incredible and my husband Eris were also perfect.
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  8. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    I may have answered another one of your posts so sorry if this is repetitive

    Rumor has it that the note will never hit us carriers

    Galaxy Nexus will hit Verizon soon. Other carriers will not receive it for a while

    I am definitely going to check out the vivid....but as mentioned, build quality is pretty crappy

    I had 6 evo's before finally getting a decent one
  9. MisterEd

    MisterEd Android Expert

    Biggest problem I see with HTC is if you want to (permanently) root you have to sign away your warranty rights in order to unlock the bootloader on their website. HTCdev - Unlock Bootloader
  10. Genetic

    Genetic Guest

    Is there really no way to get around this?
  11. SysAdmNj

    SysAdmNj Android Enthusiast

    Like seriously, has htc devices become that hard to root nowadays? Well not hard but having to report it.
  12. MisterEd

    MisterEd Android Expert

    Once the bootloader is unlocked it's not hard or if you want temporary root you don't need to unlock it. From what I have read it seems no one has been able to perm unlock any of them with S-ON yet without going the official root.
  13. SysAdmNj

    SysAdmNj Android Enthusiast

    Can you kindly point me to a thread on this topic.
  14. Genetic

    Genetic Guest

    on HTC's site it says it MAY void your warranty for certain things. i wonder what those are. although im sure ANY problem that comes up with the phone will be blamed on it being unlocked and rooted :thinking:

    maybe i should just grab the GS2, bleh....
  15. MisterEd

    MisterEd Android Expert

    Just check out the HTC Sensation forum on XDA. IIRC there was one device before that where this started. Everyone put up a big ruckus and HTC relented saying they would allow custom ROMS by providing decryption keys to unlock the bootloader. It took them many months to finally setup their website to provide keys but you had to sign away your rights to warranty. Also search on S-ON and S-OFF. I don't have a specific thread right now but that was why I returned my Sensation and canceled T-Mo after switching from AT&T. From then on I decided I won't buy any device before it had root. Also check out htcdev.com where HTC explains it.

  16. litebrite

    litebrite Newbie

    Let me preface this by saying I like HTC android phones. I started with an HTC Magic and currently own the Evo 3D. I had the Raider (Canadian version) for 3 days before it crapped out on me. :( I wasn't able to connect to data anymore and I brought it back to the store and they weren't able to fix it either. I ended up returning it. :( I read on XDA another person had the same issue so maybe it's a faulty batch.

    I really like the Evo 3D as well, but come to think of it, the first one I had had a dead pixel and I had to exchange it for another one.

    I really hope this isn't a sign of things to come...
  17. 92hatchattack

    92hatchattack Well-Known Member

    Can anyone tell me about the display? Can anyone confirm that it is NOT a pentile screen? I have seen the Bionic......DO NOT WANT A PENTILE!!!
  18. Genetic

    Genetic Guest

    yea, chances are i wont need the warranty, but knowing my luck ill have some crazy problem with the phone the second i root it :mad: . im definitely considering a different device now, but i do really love this phone. crap :(
  19. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    It is listed as qHD lentils

    Fyi....I take back what I said about the galaxy note. It will hit us soil before Christmas
  20. 92hatchattack

    92hatchattack Well-Known Member

    Lets just say that I didnt know all that much about mobile phones and there screens.... what is lentils?
  21. MisterEd

    MisterEd Android Expert

    Lentil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Either that or a spell checker gone wild. :) Maybe he meant "pixels?"
  22. SysAdmNj

    SysAdmNj Android Enthusiast

  23. Genetic

    Genetic Guest

    Thats kinda where im at too, sys. I would love a notification light and id also agree the screen is probably nicer. As would be the quality of the phone itself. Is it worth not being able to root though? I figured id wait a bit to root anyway once bugs are fixed in roms/apps etc. Part of me just wants to get it and not care about the warranty, but i feel that may come back to bite me in the ass.
  24. SysAdmNj

    SysAdmNj Android Enthusiast

    I just saw some skyrocket videos and not one had an led notification light so I'm going to guess it doesn't have one. I've been waiting for this htc "holiday" device for a while now so I might as well get it as I've been an htc fan for a while and this seems to be their best android handset yet. In the videos it looks nice and if I was to nitpick I would say I wish it had beats audio but I'm sure it'll still have a nice sound. Also wish the screen was a bit brighter outdoors but still looks like an improvement over my htc inspire. Very curious about the f2.2 28mm camera and the 1080p 60fps video, I hope its much improved from my crappy htc inspire camera. Pretty sure I'm picking this up on Sunday.

    And as far as rooting, I dont think its a dealbreaker as most likely it'll come with the "unknown Sources" check box to install non market apps. I'm sure root will be around the corner and warranty doesnt matter all that much to me. I havent had to send one back to htc yet. Usually deal with at&t warranty dept. or insurance.

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