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General N1 -> Amaze 4G - Redux

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by glennjr15, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. glennjr15

    glennjr15 Member
    Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2010
    Compton, CA
    I'm going to start off by saying that I MISS my N1 and am starting to hate my Amaze 4G. Now this may all change if I decide to root my phone (which I'll probably do before the final decision) but so far this is how I feel.

    Things that I miss about the N1:
    Sleek form factor

    Things that I don't miss about the N1:
    Internal memory limitations

    Things that I like about the Amaze 4G:
    Camera quality
    Front facing camera
    Internal memory
    Sturdier micro USB connection on phone (one included)

    Things that I hate about the Amaze 4G:
    No tethering w/o root
    Frequent crash/reboots
    No trackball
    HORRIBLE bluetooth connectivity
    Bloatware pre-installed
    Tends to pocket-dial A LOT more than the N1, even if locked.
    Low speakerphone volume
    Internet seems slower than w/ N1
    Can't talk & surf web at same time (unless on wi-fi)

    I was SUPER EXCITED about getting the HTC Amaze 4G, but am now a little disappointed. I want an improved N1 to come out. Call it the N2 even....


  2. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Mostly retired
    Kansas City, Mo.
    Regarding your complaints...

    I don't tether, don't know, can't help.

    My Amaze has never done that. You may have a problem app causing trouble.

    I always had a trackball before and thought I would miss it but now I'm glad it's gone.

    Mine works very well.


    ??? Not possible to pocket-dial a locked phone.

    Mine has excellent volume, best of any phone I've had except a Nokia N900.

    4G or WiFi my speed is very good.

    ??? That should work on any GSM phone! (Except if your data connection is Edge/2G only.)

    All in all I'm very happy with my Amaze and will probably keep it a long time.

    Your Amaze seems to have several abnormal problems. It might be due to problem apps, incorrect setup, a defective device or a combination of things. You might try a factory reset or taking it back to T-Mobile.
  3. xXchrizhurtyXx

    xXchrizhurtyXx Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Bronx NY
    You can tether without root.
    Just change the APN Setting.
    make a new access point
    Name: Tmobile Data
    APN: epc.tmobile.com
    thats it.

    Then choose that one
  4. ChromeJob

    ChromeJob Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    I kill software
    Raleigh, NC
    Under ICS, you can just disable the bloatware and it won't appear in the app drawer, won't prompt for update on Play. ;)

    I talk and surf just fine. In fact I played an hour long game of Scrabble with her while we talked. Bingoed for 50 pts. I can't sent an MMS, though.

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