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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jree, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. jree

    jree Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I am currently on my 3rd Vibrant and I have basically given up on the phone. Basically Tmo told me that if this phone is still messed up than I qualify for a phone exchange but I have 90 days to figure it out.

    I have been doing some research cause I don't know if I want to do an exchange for the Mytouch 4g or a new phone that might be coming out in Q1 for Tmobile.

    So are there any problems or quirks that you guys have encountered since you owned the phone? Also, how many of you guys came from a Vibrant?

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  2. ultra50

    ultra50 Newbie

    Had mine for about 5 weeks no problems. Its a great phone with lots of great features. Also had the vibrant but like the Mytouch 4G a little better because of front camera and faster speed.
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  3. behold_this

    behold_this Android Expert

    I have had mine just less than two weeks. So far so good. It has a very solid build and feel to it...much different than the vibrant (and better in my opinion). I will say this, however, I have been unimpressed with the HD camcorder but that's not too big a deal to me. Overall I love it.
  4. famished

    famished Well-Known Member

    Well, it has yet to make me a breakfast burrito. I can't say there are too many issues I've encountered. I wish the camera had a panoramic function- it was one of the pluses of the behold II. Dragon dictation is about 60-70% accurate, which may also be a function of my headset. Overall, I'm pretty amazed that it works at all and it's pretty useful with replying to texts when driving. Being in actual range of HSPA + is more likely the problem you'll encounter, but that's more T-mo than phone. When you're in range though...this phone is stupid fast. I tested out GPS the other day and it worked well, except for the battery was pretty hot. Guess I should have plugged it in. The biggest problem is probably that I wish the battery cover was easier to pop off.
  5. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    I own a mytouch 4g and HD7
    and idk if it is because HD7 has more smoother window transitions or what
    but it seems like the mytouch 4g is laggy

    It might just be becasue 90% of the time, i use the HD7 so i am used to it more....and i only use the mytouch for when i videochat and to play angry birds and to take pictures be it self portrait or whatever but overall it feels like the mytouch 4g is very laggy to me...Not Droid Eris/Behold laggy but not as fast as I expect a 2nd gen to be
  6. Lovodo

    Lovodo Lurker

    It's a great phone..... If I had one issue it would be the battery, but thats with any Android phone.
  7. rleal2010

    rleal2010 Android Enthusiast

    Ok All I have to say is that the behold II was a piece of crap. Ok thank you have a nice day :)
  8. Madwolf27

    Madwolf27 Member

    Had it since launch and 0 problems.
  9. RussianSpring

    RussianSpring Newbie

    2 weeks, no problems. The lag issue compared to the HD7 is not something to even consider. The HD7 just has such a fluid OS that any other phone could seem laggy. I had the HD7 and returned it for the MT4G. Best phone I've ever had, including the iPhone 3g.
  10. famished

    famished Well-Known Member

    Haha, we've both been in the Behold II forums, trust me- preaching to the choir. But, I ain't gonna complain too much when I was working $5 t-zones with the damn thing.
  11. bobneaves

    bobneaves Newbie

    Been having trouble with calendar sync.

    Overall love it, just gotta get this calendar thing fixed!
  12. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    Yeah that's true lol.
    It's so fluid and im used to the transitions that it makes android seem laggy but your right the mytouch 4g is a beast with that 2nd gen processor

    I did a speed test browser vs browser with my two phones and with flash on the mytouch 4g performed slower than the hd7
    but turn it off and it literally took a second to load a page that took the hd7 about 8 seconds to do lol

    It's a great phone :)
  13. Flamurf

    Flamurf Newbie

    Same issues as everyone esle, but not significant enough to want anything else. Battery life sucks, it has a little lag on occasion, and my calander won't resync my updated facebook contacts. I deleted a bunch of them, but they still show on my calander after I sync.
  14. EmceeGeek

    EmceeGeek Well-Known Member

    i like the build of the MT4G but i've only had problems with the wi-fi, i kept getting an error message and the touch input in the messages kept acting up. i think its just my phone though. the tmo rep had issues with it soon as it came out the box. we're almost two weeks strong. =D
  15. joevans3

    joevans3 Lurker

    I bought 2: one for me and one for my wife. Mine has been great, no problems, but my wife says hers has been dropping a lot of calls. Could it be a defective phone?
  16. bobneaves

    bobneaves Newbie

    I've heard of many people having a problem with their smartphone "dropping" calls..... It may actually be her cheek hitting the screen, and accidentally hitting "end call"!

    I believe there are apps out there that can actually lock the screen while you're in a call
  17. gohausmachine

    gohausmachine Well-Known Member

    Hmm that's odd is she dropping calls in the same places where you're calls don't drop? If thats the case then you should consider talking to Tmo about it. I bought one for the wifey and I and she only complains about lagginess every now and then but when I dig through her phone I find stupid things she downloaded that are using way more resources than necessary so I just delete them. Also I guess it helps me that I'm rooted and she's not as far as the lag goes.
  18. mikayla

    mikayla Newbie

    i just have issues with the wifi calling on my mytouch and it seems slow sometime but overall i like the phone. I was intrigued by Windows phone 7 but the HD7 camera quality is not the best so i have heard and the lack of applications make it a hard choice.
  19. thcrbz

    thcrbz Lurker

    For me, it is a great phone except for one thing: the bluetooth connectivity issues. I have tried and tried to connect my phone to my car (2010 Ford Flex with Sync). Sometimes it will connect, but it never lasts long and then it won't make calls correctly. I am currently looking for a solution.
  20. t3342left

    t3342left Lurker

    Owned the 4g for nearly 2 mos now. No problems so far except battery life. Just purchased the Seidio Innocell 1600mAH extended battery. Hope this solves battery problem.

    Prior 2 owned iPhone 3g for a year. Will never go back; adobe flash was major issue for me. Also have Blackberry for business.
  21. HotGhettoMess

    HotGhettoMess Member

    My only gripe is the low volume when talking on the phone. Even at the highest setting, it just isn't loud enough. And I've got good ears.
  22. Swellstew

    Swellstew Newbie

    That's weird, mine makes me burrito's..oh well. Anyway, Iv had mine for about 5 weeks and love it! Here are my only complaints -

    Battery Blows
    When that battery is getting low (30% or lower) things start to lag a bit :/
    Speaker quality is poor :(

    All that being said I would still rate the phone a 4 out of 5 :)
  23. Swellstew

    Swellstew Newbie

    Please let us know how that new battery pans out. I am thinking of also heading down that road.

  24. I've had mine for about four months now, and I've had two warranty exchanges. The first one I had was very laggy and would freeze up all the time. The second was the same until I rooted and flashed CM7 then it ran perfect. But dust had gotten under the screen on the top left corner so I received a new one from warranty. Now I'm on my third mt4g being rooted and CM7 flashed again, it works perfectly fine, no lag what so ever, and very fast. All in all great phone and lots of great features.
  25. 1BlinkGone

    1BlinkGone Well-Known Member

    My wife and I have had ours for exactly 30 days. Just when I started cutting it some slack after a couple of weeks of making the jump from BlackBerry For all the 'cool' features, I really hate this thing and I'm not impressed with it, sad to say. Android is not ready for prime time... yet. And neither is the MyTouch4G. Yes, it has some shining attributes, but when it comes to pure functionality, and my ability to depend on it for a stable, modern communication device, I give it a D- overall. In fact I should just give it an F because that is what it deserves. 9 calls out of 10 being inaccessible is unacceptable.

    The other features that it brings to the table, and the hardware are eclipsed by a still immature OS and instability.

    Oh, btw, I only downloaded a few apps on mine:
    Advanced Task Killer
    Word Feud
    Lookout (which has since been uninstalled)
    Lock Bypass App (" ")

    I'm spoiled with BlackBerry's spell-check (MT4G just sucks at this and swaps other words entirely for the ones I type...); I don't like the fact that the touch screen is ultra-sensitive to the point of placing calls and doing other things I don't ask it to... but the worst problem is this:
    when my screen is blacked-out and I get an incoming call, I cannot unlock the screen about 9 calls out of ten. I then miss the call entirely, and have to call them back. This is extremely frustrating. I had that neat little free lock bypass app on for a few weeks, but when this phenomenon started I uninstalled it. Still no change.

    I hesitate to do a hard (factory) reboot, because quite frankly I have better things to do than to dote over this phone and set it up again. Never had this problem with 3 BB's in 4 years (did have one trackball malfunction though) and the stability and overall dependability were great.

    Honestly- the problems I'm having reminds me of the myriad of hassles with a windows PC... (and I'm now a Mac user 6 yrs plus now, so that should speak). There is so much promise here, it's sad.

    I have yet to find any other posted solutions on how to cure this "screen lockup upon incoming calls" problem anywhere.

    Right now I'd like nothing better than to use it for a wheel chock. But I can't afford to. I will ultimately be going to iPhone4 (or 5), flash or no flash. Give me a smart phone that WORKS.

    Oh and no, I'm way too old to be called a fanboy.
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