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  1. aladdin99

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    So for those that have this phone, what are your thoughts?
     

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    Probably one of the best prepaid smartphones and for $200 its a good price to. Just waiting for real hands on reviews so I can make the final decision.
     
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    Anyone know when this is slated for Bestbuy? I have the ultra now and am looking to get rid of it. I HATE the texture on the back and am very not happy with the sensitive screen, so the ZTE is looking like gold to me. Just need a date at Bestbuy.
     
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    I just bought it... have to wait for it now... It looks good... the guy who reviewed it in that video made more videos thought his video test isn't so well as he didn't use the proper settings on the phone...

    I don't think it's going to come to best buy right away.. It's hard just to find the transform in stores but I didn't want that since the camera isn't good...
     
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    @ PRMAX since you have the Prevail, and the Warp, is the antenna signal the same, or is the Warp better? I have a Prevail now, and I get between 1 and 3 bars and once in a while 4 bars. Thanks for the review.
     
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    Mine is going back ASAP . Horrible customer service from boost about my 50 dollar price difference. A supervisor hung up in my face. AND over the weekend when using this beast, I dropped at least 80% of my calls and had to pull the battery twice. Pandora started on its own a few times. Very unreliable. Also the Camera take pics with a blueish hue. I wish it wasnt because it was pretty snappy and handled most things well as far as processing.
     
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    I just unboxed mine, activated it, and it's charging.

    First impression was "wow this is bigger then I thought but I really like it" second was "I like this rubbery textured back".

    To answer the signal question my prevail running cm7 is pulling -76 vs warp -81
     
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    Don't have it yet. Non of the local stores here have it, so I had to order via the Boost Mobile site. Hopefully it will be here tomorrow since shipping is standard overnight.
     
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    Phone is AWESOME looking!!! I was told by the boost rep to let the phone totally die when you first get it, then do a total recharge, just to make sure there will be nothing that can go wrong with the battery. Ill be posting my thoughts soon.
     
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    OK, so in my first 24 hours of using this phone, I have found a few things and I would like to share them with you all. The internet speed was way faster than I expected it to be, I had alot of apps that I had to take off my prevail because of the memory, and on the Warp, I put every single app I had removed and downloaded on the prevail, and I STILL have 2Gb of space left. The things I dont like so far; The speaker on this phone is not great. they could have spent the extra couple bucks and upgraded the speaker. The other thing I didnt like was the android keyboard. there is a setting for either android or whats called XT9.
    I like the feel of the XT9 keyboard, but the predictive dialing cant be turned off. Maybe I havent found the correct setting, but as for right now, Im stuck using the android keyboard till I find out how to disable the predictive text. all the settings I found did not work, so Im wondering if Im not locating the settings for it. I am hearing that this phone may have gorilla glass, which I dont believe it does, but Im not going to take a key to the screen just yet!! I played netflix on it, and was surprised that there was no buffering at all when I watched a weeds video. Well, these are just a few pros and cons of the phone as of right now, but I will have more on it as soon as I have time to mess with it more.
     
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    OK, so in my first 24 hours of using this phone, I have found a few things and I would like to share them with you all. The internet speed was way faster than I expected it to be, I had alot of apps that I had to take off my prevail because of the memory, and on the Warp, I put every single app I had removed and downloaded on the prevail, and I STILL have 2Gb of space left. The things I dont like so far; The speaker on this phone is not great. they could have spent the extra couple bucks and upgraded the speaker. The other thing I didnt like was the android keyboard. there is a setting for either android or whats called XT9.
    I like the feel of the XT9 keyboard, but the predictive dialing cant be turned off. Maybe I havent found the correct setting, but as for right now, Im stuck using the android keyboard till I find out how to disable the predictive text. all the settings I found did not work, so Im wondering if Im not locating the settings for it. I am hearing that this phone may have gorilla glass, which I dont believe it does, but Im not going to take a key to the screen just yet!! I played netflix on it, and was surprised that there was no buffering at all when I watched a weeds video. Well, these are just a few pros and cons of the phone as of right now, but I will have more on it as soon as I have time to mess with it more.
     
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    Here are my first impressions after having the phone for 24 hours. Keep in mind that for the most part I have sprint (post paid) and usually deal with higher end phone such as the HTC Evo/Evo 3D so coming from using a device as a daily driver I was a bit skeptical when I got this phone. For starters I am used to the larger screens. 4.3 these days seems quite natual and is the way that a lot of the newer postpaid devices are coming to market with. The feel in the hand is cheaper than that of an HTC device however its really not that bad the device is very thin and the build quality for the must part definately feels in the mid range level. Definately not low but not that of a G2S2. In the past I have tried to go prepaid but the android phone I played with in the past felt very cheap and for the most part performed quite sub par for what I was looking for. This guy on the other hand definately gets the job done. I have modified mine with all of the "GO" apps including launcher and lock screen and keyboard. It runs everything quite well with ease and is very responsive. I installed angry birds seasons as well as quandrant and I was getting 2100+ right out of the box which is a very good quadrant score from my expierence I would argue to say it may be the highest on a prepaid phone at the moment. The camera for me take great still shots the low lighting shots could be a little better I havent thoroughly tested the video enough yet to give any feedback on it. I was hoping that it would should 720p quality but I didnt see it on the box nor read it in any of the spec sheets online. All in all as a daily driver this phone is pretty awesome I havent had any issues with thus far and right out of the box on first power up this thing has been a beast. I have me Evo 3d overclocked right now to 1.7ghz and side by side in user expierence the warp seems to definately hold its own. I am actually thinking about dropping my sprint contact now because I believe that this phone would suffice for my needs and why not save the extra cash. Plus the internation calling that boost provides is way better than what sprint provides. So all in all this is a Win for me.
     
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    I just have this phone for 2 days, so big and so fast, and unlimited calls and message, Great phone! I like it!!
     
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    Price is very good!
     
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    Hey Buddy, This issue also bother me a little. yours push me to have an over go-through in the setting. here is my findings and maybe you will be helped:
    Go to setting->Language&keyboard->XT9 Text Input->Languiages and settings---click English >Keyboard Input, to here you'll find some options for you:p

    updates: to dig to here I wasted a hoe and almost 1hr. you should thanks to me if help you somes. : )
     
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    :) Just received mine last night. So far I am happy with it. Love the big screen. Still installing my 3d party apps. Now have to fine a nice case for it.

    Also, someone root this thing...
     
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    Anyone know how to get into the ##3282# and edit the 3G settings... I want to speed it up but there isn't a root for it yet...
     
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    Hey, what are your detail questions? what hapened after input the ##3282#? if you want to know the MSL in order into edit somethings, please PM your MEID printed on the label or in the setting. Let me try to help you to find the MSL.:thinking:

    PS: Looks this no help to speed something use this hidden menu. Do you mean you want to root this phone and uninstall some useless system apps then to speed up the OS performance? or speed up 3G perfomance? no use to speed up 3G!:cool:
     
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    The prevail was my first smartphone, and I loved it. Managing the internal memory became quite a chore, though. I was using app2sd to clear the cache a 3 * a day.
    Got the warp sunday. Transitions are smoother and faster, performance is much faster. I had to install flash, and it works like a charm.
    I'm open to questions-I love this phone.
     
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    So after a while of searching i finally found a Store that had this phone. They only received two.

    The first thing about this phone, for those coming form the prevail, is the screen. Man!!! Is it big clear and very responsive. Also, surprisingly, is it seems to be about the same weight as the prevail. I have noticed a bit of bleed through from the captive buttons at the bottom of the lcd. I only noticed it because i was looking for flaws. Its not really noticeable unless you are looking for it.

    This sucker is fast. 40+ linpack and 2200-2400 quadrant. Benchmarks aside, there is no lag to speak of. Angrybirds is silky smooth.

    Like others have said the speaker sucks. Hopefully there will be a soft hack to boost the volume a bit.

    Another annoying thing is the installed keyboards are bad. I installed Gingerbread keyboard form the market and all is well with the world.

    This phone is totally worth $200 bucks.

    Not sure why anyone would ever get a contract phone with prepaid companies stepping up their game.
    This is just some thoughts after about 16hrs of usage.
     
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    Yeah the stock keyboards on the phone suck. There is a swype wanna-be keyboard but it doesn't work very good. I installed swype from Swype | Text Input for Screens and it's great.
     
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    With Swype, I think I can hit the spec'd 40wpm - one handed, walking, with my hands shaking after three cups of coffee. Seriously. It's that good. Give yourself a day to get used to it and get up to speed.

    The stock keyboards are appalling. SlideIT and something-Pal were annoying. Swype is a gift from the gods. Without it, I would never have liked this phone.

    The only thing that bugs me about the phone is battery life. I had an extended batttery on my HTC Evo 4G (so large it required a replacement back and made it huge). I don't even see REPLACEMENT batteries available for the ZTE, let alone extended batteries. How do I make it through my 11-hour coat drive tomorrow - SF Ferry Plaza, y'all come - hundreds of feet from an outlet and with no spare battery???
     
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    They sell battery powered re chargers. So it's basically a battery that charges your phone's battery. Just have to remember to re charge both each night.
     
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    I still can't find it at my local Bestbuy.
     

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