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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MagicDrumSticks, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. MagicDrumSticks

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    At breaking when you drop it on the ground. Take that you glass sandwich!

    On the other hand, I'm deciding weather to get this or iPhone 4 (battery life being one of the only reasons I'm leaning toward Apple). I had to grab yalls attention right? XD

    Seriously though, is the battery as bad as everyone says? I don't have a problem with forcefully messing with a few things to get what I want, in this case, battery life. I don't plan on using the 4G or rather the 3G that much. I currently own a 3GS Jailbroken (ios 4.0.1) and keep it on edge, bluetooth off. With these kinds of conservative settings, how long would you guys say it would last? Right now I'm going from about 9AM to 7PM. Yeah that sucks, probably because I'm currently in India where the temp is always like 114F and destroys battery.
     

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  2. McCheddar

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    Get a blackberry torch. Bberry's battery lasts for days. I'm currently contemplating the switch. I've owned an iPhone, Bberry and Droid. Bberry kills them with battery but has crappy apps.
     
  3. Vincent Law

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    Are you sure you'll even have service in India? The EVO requires cdma, most countries don't have that.
     
  4. MagicDrumSticks

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    Is it SIM CDMA or just built into the phone type CDMA? They have reliance CDMA service here so that shouldn't be a problem. As for data plan, I'll have to stick to edge :eek: But I'm here studying Medicine; this is just my "get spoiled" toy.

    Also I liked the Bold 9000, but the torch design isn't something I think I'd like; they changed it up too much and it doesn't look like an executive phone to me anymore. Plus it would be hard to switch from iphone/android to bb
     
  5. Slick1020

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    Close this thread pleaaaaaaaaaase.
     
  6. Vincent Law

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    I don't think there is such a thing as "SIM CDMA". CDMA pretty much is the opposite of GSM and SIM in general.

    I'd call up that Reliance place and make sure they support the EVO first. Also, keep in mind that CDMA does not have "edge", Edge is a GSM technology. The EVO is not a world phone, and they may not even allow it on their network.
     
  7. Slick1020

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    Once again Vincent opens his mouth. Dude, call Sprint and ask them where you can use your phone internationally. In most major cities of other countries, there are normally CDMA towers. I travel a hell of a lot more than Vincent and I have used my CDMA phones in other countries with GSM networks. Depends on what country you go to but a lot of the big cities in countries have CDMA networks.
     
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  8. Vincent Law

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    If you read the whole post you'd note that I said to call his local provider who would know much more about whether you can use the phone on their network than Sprint would. Even if there are CDMA towers, it doesn't mean they'll allow the EVO anyway. Just look at Verizon. Verizon is CDMA, but if you try to sign up for Verizon service using the EVO, they won't let you.
     
  9. Slick1020

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    Dude, what planet are you from. First, Sprint and Verizon have an agreement where Sprint customers can use Verizon towers! Secondly, if you go to another country and use a CDMA network, that country will bill your provider. I freaking know because it's not cheap to use a tower in another country. You will probably be billed $1.29 a minute with the Sprint International Plan.
     
  10. Vincent Law

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    I didn't say roaming, I said signing up for Verizon service. Go ahead, do it right now. Call Verizon and ask if you can sign up with your EVO.

    And just because the towers exist doesn't mean you have service either.
     
  11. Brian360

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    Oh my god would you two get a room?
     
  12. nu2android

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    I too had bad battery life. but after I followed a few tips and tricks from this forum it helped with the battery life a full day while using the phone stock battery. Now I have an extended battery a 3000 mah from ebay, experimented with it, not used the phone, yes it was hard, maybe a few phone calls but not to the extent of sms or other things, anyway so far its going on 2 1/2 days. As of right now its at 71% probably could go on another day and half but I'm going to start playing with it again.
     
  13. Slick1020

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    Once again a person who has never traveled outside the US. Me, I've been to Qatar, Iraq, Afghanistan, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, France.

    I know about networks.
     
  14. Vincent Law

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    Can you please get over yourself so a thread can continue in peace? The answer was provided already.
     
  15. Oddball

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    In reality I don't believe you know as much as you say you do about "networks". Tell me, Einstein, which providers use SS7 as their signaling method and which use SIP and tell me the differences between them and how they are implemented in Wireless networks. Does one carrier use an SBC to manage call traffic on a IP based voice network or do they prefer a Plexus MGWC?

    I've been all over the world too and just because there is CDMA coverage in a particular locality does not automatically mean you CAN use their services without plunking down a CC # but you already knew that right?

    have a nice night :)
     
  16. Martimus

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    Unless the phone is out in the sun all day temps of 114F aren't going to be a huge problem. I live in Arizona and the summer just now ending has had well over 100 days of 100F temps... mostly over 110F. My Droid X's battery is doing just fine!
     
  17. iavswn

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    The sim card is not for cdma it for gsm. The phones that have them sim cards from cdma providers like verizon are actually dual gsm/cdma, they can do both. That is very typical on phones used overseas that come from cdma providers.
     
  18. iavswn

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  19. Baggy

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    "Over time, that can lead to a shattered backside" - [cnn]
    "small scratches grow to become large cracks"

    O my
     

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