- 06-22-2011, 05:51 PM #51
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- 06-22-2011, 05:59 PM #53
- 06-22-2011, 06:02 PM #54
Typical Parallax barrier performance. You have to be holding the phone about 8" - 10" from your face and you need to be looking directly at the screen. If you move your head or the phone in any way the image will jump. This is why the reviews are so bad on the 3D feature of the phone. If people understood 3D (or HTC properly educated people what to expect with a Parallax Barrier, the reviews would not crush the 3D feature so bad.) and you knew that the performance is not theater quality or home 3D TV quality, people would be more understanding. This is glasses free, we are still years out on making this perfect! For now, I love it and will be enjoying it even more when I upload some content to You Tube for playback on my Panasonic 3D TV.
I tried using the stock photos, they look great in 3D except one or two pictures has convergence issues. Keep in mind folks, when you use the camera in 3D, you can NOT get too close to an object. Just like your eyes, if you hold one figure in front of your face and move it to close to your eyes, you cannot focus on it. Same goes for 3D cameras but even more so on this phone since the cameras are closer together than your eyes are.
I tried to play the free movie "The Green Hornet in 3D" but I get an error - This content has reached its maximum activations 0. To me this looks like a licensing issue through HTC's video streaming service pre installed called "HTC Watch"
I loaded Linkin Parks new 3D music video "Iridescent" from Transformers 3 that we are just finishing the 3D on and it looks Phenomenal! So far it looks better than any preloaded content that I have seen! One quick note, the phone will NOT playback H264.mov 3D files. The file needs to be encoded as a true .MP4 3D side by side.
I will post more as I play with the phone later tonight. I am loading on the phone about 20-30 3D pieces of short films to test out. If you have a any questions, ask away and I will do my best to answer.
- 06-22-2011, 06:10 PM #55
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- 06-22-2011, 06:19 PM #57
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I love this phone. my opinion is that this phone is an upgrade from the HTC EVO 4G. It is much more smoother and fast and awesome. The 3D I dont really care about but it does hurt my eyes. I love all the new additions too HTC SENSE. I just can't seem to find the HTC widget of the battery and flashlight app.
- 06-22-2011, 06:19 PM #58
- 06-22-2011, 07:02 PM #59
I'm at hour number three.
First off the Spiderman 3D quality is just as good as the Nintendo 3DS image quality I played at GameStop. I think it looks great and I cannot wait until I have some time to play more.
I saw the weirdest thing. You see I have a secure exchange email from work. This requires me to enter a PIN every I unlock the phone. With the phone set to 3D mode and the screen locked I dragged the camera into the ring and the PIN dial pad appeared in 3D. It was moving very speratically left to right.
I simply pressed the power button and the screen turned off. Then I switched the phone to 2D mode and was able to unlock.
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- 06-22-2011, 07:04 PM #60
- 06-22-2011, 07:22 PM #61
Spent 4 hours setting the phone up with all the apps and transferring contacts and calendar.
Some quick thoughts...
- There is an update already to download, so do this first.
- I copied the music samples and movie of the micoSD card and onto a new 32gb MicroSD Card.
- Screen is really nice.
- Keyboard is a little smaller.
- You have to use HTC sync 3.x to work with the phone and your desktop.
- Sync'd my phone using HTC Sync 3.x with my Outlook Contacts and Calendar
- Sync via Bluetooth contacts to my ACURA MDX
- HTCSense.com Online is pretty cool with HTC Hub. Find your phone, make it ring GeoTrack
- The new message app is really nice.
- Flashlight is gone.
- Lots and lots more widgets.
- Still trying to find the battery widget.
- 3D Camera will make you dizzy! Dizzy! DIZZY!
- You have to push hard on the shutter button for it to take a picture.
- Click and holding the shutter button automatically launches the camera.
- Contacts look the same.
- The calendar app is nicely improved.
- Icon names are truncated a little more on the screens due to the smaller width than the original EVO. Boots much faster, very responsive.
- Sense 3.0 is nice
- Updated Weater App is very Animated and Pretty
- New Task Manager is nice and I have 803mb of memory and using 549mb
- Enhancements to the Music App
- Could not get Green Hornet to Play after signing up for the HTC Hub
- 06-22-2011, 07:28 PM #62
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- 06-22-2011, 09:09 PM #68
- 06-22-2011, 09:12 PM #69
- 7 Posts
Won't be picking mine up until Friday, but I stopped in a local Sprint store and played with their demo unit tonight. Some quick impressions:
1. It is EXTREMELY smooth. Transitions from application to application, opening menus, etc happen instantaneously. If you noticed your 4G get faster with the Gingerbread update, this device is even FASTER. Like warp factor 9.5 fast....ENGAGE!
2. The 3D functionality is actually pretty sweet, and the picture quality is much better than I expected. Of note, photos that are taken at a distance don't have much of a 3D effect, but once something shows up in the foreground, it REALLY pops off the screen. If you plan on using the phone to take pictures at a distance, you might just want to shoot 'em in 2D. If the subject is up close, kick the 3D on and be ready to be impressed.
3. My eyeballs felt weird after viewing 3D content...hard to explain. Not really painful, but it was a bit strange adjusting to normal after viewing the screen. Almost like the vitreous was a bit scrambled for a few secs, but it passed very quickly...perhaps 10 secs at the most. No headache though.
4. There is a very cool "power conserve" mode you can easily activate from the windowshade when the battery gets low. It dims the screen, etc. automatically when activated...a very nice quality-of-life addition. I see this as a function we'll ALL use, but I haven't seen mentioned anywhere yet...very nice.
5. As far as signal strength goes, I couldn't do any concrete testing, but I placed my 4G next to the 3D and they both had equal numbers of bars. When the 4G had six bars, so did the 3D. When the signal dipped to 4 bars on the 4G, the 3D did as well. There was perhaps a 1 or 2 second difference between them, but they appeared to be equal.
6. No shocker here, but Sense 3.0 is flippin' sweet.
7. Texture on the back of the phone is nice, but not quite as grippy as I was expecting. Weight is good, about like a 4G. It seems to feel more natural in the hand than the 4G as the edges feel rounder. It definitely feels less likely to inadvertently fall out of your hand than the original EVO, which is something I was constantly nervous about after I first got mine. This just seems to be more comfortable to hold.
8. Phone wasn't activated, so I couldn't test call quality.
9. The screen is absolutely FANTASTIC. The pictures I viewed both in 2D and 3D were very sharp...better than I expected by far. I never thought the 4G screen was poor, but the qHD blows it right out of the water.
All in all, I'm happy I preordered, and I no longer put any stock in the tepid reviews that came out a few days ago. Looking forward to this one...
- 06-22-2011, 09:13 PM #70
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+ I am as impressed with the 3D as i was last June with the EVO 4G.
+ Absolutely no signal issues at all, I've had it next to an EVO 4G all day and they have been nearly identical. WiFi seems to be better on the 3D.
+ Call quality is actually better on the 3D than on the 4G. I always thought the volume was to low on the 4G, It's much improved on the 3D.
+ I've seen a few bad comments on the speaker, I feel it's on par if not a little better than the 4G. On speakerphone people sound very clear and plenty loud enough.
+ Sense 3.0 is in one word, awesome. The phone is incredibly fast and very smooth. I feel like I finally have an android phone that is as smooth as an iPhone.
+ The screen is a big upgrade from the EVO 4G. Colors are more vibrant and It's just a sharp clear picture. Very nice.
+ Going to play with the Camera more before i make too many comments about it. But first impression, It's not bad and I thought the 3D pictures looked better than I thought they would.
+ That's enough for now, I will use it for a few days before making a final judgement, but right now i definitely feel it is upgrade worthy from the EVO 4G.
- 06-22-2011, 09:27 PM #71
EVO - LUTION 3D
- 06-22-2011, 10:05 PM #72
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- 06-22-2011, 10:29 PM #74
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The 3d pics and video gives me a headache..kinda dizzy...but i have motion sickeness as well..the pics remind me of those old pictures from the 90's where you had to stare at them with a blank look to see the hidden pic in the background.. The 3d seems to work the same way...you have to kind of look at the pic with a blank stare and let the picture focus to your eyes...cool effect, seems like a lot of work to look at pic
- 06-22-2011, 10:36 PM #75