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  1. yourfriendmat

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    Battery usage for the day:

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    Used the phone heavily for the first 3 - 4 hours and then actually had to get some work done :p I was mostly taking 3D pictures and videos.

    Now Fattank will probably come in here and post a processed version of this photo where he has somehow isolated the reflection in the screen and you'll all see my hands holding the camera lol.

    Also, I've added some more pictures to the Picasa album mentioned in my OP.
     

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    Couldn't wait for fattank, I've captured that and found your GF was there as well! :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
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    My first impressions:

    The screen is absolutely beautiful.

    The 3D is better than expected. Didn't take much for me to find this sweet spot everyone was talking about.

    Device just seems more refined than the EVO 4G.

    Using wifi only my battery has gone from 100% to 98% in about 1 hour.

    Overall I like the feel of the EVO 4G in my hand better, but I will easily get used to the 3VO.
     
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    I did register with the HTC movie app service and it just gets hung up on downloading the license. How long has it taken other people to get past the downloading the license?
     
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    Got the update. Now instead of The Green Hornet getting stuck on the downloading license, I get the maximum activation 0 error like others are having. Maybe this will be fixed on launch day?
     
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    I'm not able to get to the movie either. My guess is the licenses aren't good until the 24th.
     
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    Something else to add:

    Connecting to my home wifi; Speedtest results - average of 3 tests

    3VO - d/l 15 mb/s_u/l 4.1 mb/s
    EVO 4G - d/l 9.71 mb/s_u/l 4.0 mb/s

    So that's a nice jump in wifi d/l speeds

    Edit - Forgot Ping

    3VO - 24.66 ms
    EVO 4G - 53 ms
     
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    Also worth noting if you set your phone on it's back on a flat surface only a very small part of the bottom of the glass touches the surface because of the angle. Looks like it was designed to do that. I would still feel much better with a case keeping it off of anything but this'll do for now.
     
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    One issue is that Handcent SMS doesn't work with the Sense 3.0 lock screen for text popups but the native text app does.

    Hopefully Handcent fixes this soon.

    Oh and Kickstand how I miss thee... :(
     
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    I really do miss the kickstand too....
     
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    I forgot to mention that in my short review as well. For me wifi, 3g and 4g speeds are all the same compared to my evo as far as I can tell.
     
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    Oh hell, I got light bleeding on my bottom corners. Mainly the left one!
     
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    Is the Spiderman game still pre-loaded? Has anyone tried it? Has anyone played the EVO version of the game and have any thoughts about the comparison of the two?
     
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    It's preloaded. I'm not much of a phone gamer, but it's decent enough. The 3d effect is cool and easily seen for the most part. I never played it on the EVO.
     
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    I played it for a few and its decent. The 3d effect is pretty good in my opinion.
     
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    I have both games on eacjh version of the EVO. I was pleasantly shocked at how nice the 3D effect was on the newest EVO. In the begining of he game a female was running and she seemed like she was running right towards me and would jump out of the phone. To see the least I was very upset about HTC including 3D at the expense of a better camera, etc but I am thoroughly impressed and am glad I wasnt the one making the decision..LOL>>>
     
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    If you turn on gps on the Evo, even if you're not using it, it will slow your wifi speeds - this seems not the case on this year's newer handsets.
     
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    whadduya mean

    edit: never mind, I figured it out ...
     
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    Oh look, a screenshot from the new Evo 3D:

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    folder name proves it's mine :)
     
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    Excuse this if this is a dumb question, but how did you take this screenshot? Is there a built in way on the 3vo?

    EDIT: Since that was already answered, I guess I'll ask a new question. Any more first impressions?
     
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    We posted at the same time - please go up one post. ;)
     
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    what... not again
     
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    Photoshopped...
     
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