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  1. dylan88

    dylan88 Well-Known Member
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    On Sprints site, with the page about the Evo, under the list of features it says...
    "Proximity and motion sensors"
    Is this just part of the camera?
     

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  2. jeffeynboo

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    I believe the proximity sensor has to do with the screen going dark when you place it close to your face (i.e. on the phone) while the motion sensor is the accelerometer.
     
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    ah ok. thanks
     
  4. Covert_Death

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    yea the proximity sensor are two points on the phone, one sends a signal and the other waits for it to bounce back. when your face is close the bounce back is very quick, and when this happens the phone is programmed to turn the screen off so you don't hit buttons while on a call.
     
  5. Ilya

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    Basically what the Palm Pre and many other phones do. I love those features. Makes for driving at night with the phone much easier. NY is a 'no talking on the phone state'. Although, usually I just use my BT but I don't always remember to turn it on.
     
  6. dylan88

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    yea I do like how the pre does it. Thanks guys
     
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    Question: Isn't the EVO going to be a bit big to stick in the pocket? Is it going to be comfortable in the pocket or is it going to be basically a huge rectangle in the pocket?
     
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    Nathan,

    Have you seen this picture:

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    I looks to me the EVO 4G is only slightly larger than the iPhone or Nexus One. It just has a smaller bezel to give it more screen area.
     
  9. dylan88

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    perfect example. And from looking at other pics, it doesn't look much thicker either.
     
  10. billsmed

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    Yeah, and look how huge the screen looks on the EVO compared to the Apple device and look how much larger the keys are compared to the other two phones.

    Some people are saying the arrow keys should be changed when the EVO moves to landscape mode, but I like the way they are as shown here in portrait. Since all of the 7 home screens are portrait only, I don't have a problem with the arrows the way they are. If I'm composing an e-mail or texting, I would probably prefer landscape, but I'm going to try dictating with speech-to-text anyway. It might take some getting used to, but I hear it's very accurate and it sure beats typing.
     
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    here are some more comparison photos for you guys... it isn't thicker at all, i think 1mm maybe
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    it's defiantly bigger, there is not denying that but i think it is minimal and still able to be comfortable... i mean, the iphone was "big" when it first came out but it is a comfortable device to fit in your hand, i feel the evo will be the same way
     
  12. Eguy

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    Inside your monitor.
    You can also look at an unboxing video of the HD2 on YouTube for hand size comparisons. It's still pretty massive at 5" tall.
     
  13. reallynotnick

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    I was kind of upset that Engadget didn't take a good photo of the depth of all the phones by lying them all flat on the table, but I guess it's basically as thick as my iPhone.
     
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