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    Very Nice! ... Haven't had a chance to play with it that much, but today just started

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    Love to phone. Screen is gorgeous.

    Only complaint so far is I wish the USB port was on the top or the other side. I don't like the fact I can't charge and use the stand at the same time.
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    Got mine yesterday afternoon. I have hardly set it down.
    - Like everyone has been saying, the screen and camera are excellent.
    - Call quality was much better than my old Evo.
    - The phone speaker is much clearer and easier to hear without simply being louder.
    - My wifi downloads are faster than my Transformer TF300.
    - I went for a walk with my dog and enabled gps tracking with endomondo (pro) and streamed music from Google music with no lag despite the fact that speed tests on 3g were showing under 100kb/s.
    - The haptic feedback is much smoother than it was on my old Evo. It doesn't feel like an N64 rumble pack.
    - The only thing that has bothered me so far is a few visual things with Sense4 that it won't let me customize. There is a lot of wasted space, so I may end up moving to a new launcher, but it's been less than 24 hours so we'll have to wait and see.

    Overall, I love it and can't wait to waste my long weekend playing with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdunn13 View Post
    Love to phone. Screen is gorgeous.

    Only complaint so far is I wish the USB port was on the top or the other side. I don't like the fact I can't charge and use the stand at the same time.
    It's spring loaded so you can flip it. As long as your power cord isn't hanging weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdmiralAckbar89 View Post
    - The haptic feedback is much smoother than it was on my old Evo. It doesn't feel like an N64 rumble pack.
    haha! So true. The feedback on this phone almost has a calming effect. Small detail but very nice none-the-less
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdmiralAckbar89 View Post
    It's spring loaded so you can flip it. As long as your power cord isn't hanging weird.

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    Thanks for the info. I will look into how to do this without breaking it.

    BD
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    If you get a text or email while charging, does the notification light flash or stay solid like on the original EVO? If its still solid, any suggestions on apps from the market as a work around?
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    Got mine yesterday evening UPS. I work nights so I didn't have time to wake up and really play with it then. I will chime in like everyone else about the screen on this phone. Simply amazing. I thought that many of the reviewers online were being hyperbolic talking about about it but there is really no way to convey how crisp and colorful this screen is. The build quality of this phone also is excellent. Light but still feels premium built with premium materials. The dreaded plastic back does not detract from the look of the phone IMHO and makes it stand out. Given that there is a practical reason for it (better reception), I was already gonna give it a pass. Also, given that I have had phones where the ENTIRE phone(screen and body) was a fingerprint magnet, this small part doesn't really bother me. Can you say, Microfiber cloth!? Ha! Unbelievably thin for it's size. It just feels great in the hand. I see how Apple could be afraid of this phone. They are gonna have to ACTUALLY up their game in response to this one. The rhetoric used against the OG Evo won't do this time around. I hope you are all enjoying it as much as me!
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    My First impression is that it is a nice phone, but I think it was over hyped. My expectations may have been a little high by all of the hype. One thing I don't like so far, is the profile pictures for contacts are very distorted. I hope that is just a setting that i haven't figured out yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdunn13 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I will look into how to do this without breaking it.

    BD


    Nevermind - I get it... Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverthornne View Post
    Activate its second stage. If you just press it as if focusing, it won't launch the camera app. Press it until it gives a vibration and the camera app will launch.

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    Thanks. I just wasn't holding it long enough despite depressing to the second stage -- but I figure it's to prevent accidental presses which are quite possible given that I'm right handed and the phone is quite large
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    I was pretty skeptical about Beats Audio, but having it now, I like it pretty well. I had preloaded a 32 GB card with all my music and popped the card in at Best Buy. Got home, installed about 130 apps and did a basic run-through. The phone recognizes all the music on the card, so that works. All my apps seem to work well, but more quickly, of course. The phone plays well with Tasker, which is huge for me, because my Nexus S didn't. I also preloaded some episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street onto the card, and watched a few minutes of one episode. That's the only area I'm disappointed in. Video playback quality was not good. But I suspect that's probably more a function of the low- to medium-quality copy I made of the DVD than it is a problem with the phone. I'm sure there are settings in there I can tinker with that I just haven't found yet. Great phone, no regrets.
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    So far so good. Battery seems pretty good. It got its first full charge overnight.

    So far it is been unplugged for about 4 hours and I was doing emails, texting, showing it off, using the camera and listening to music. So far the battery level has not moved and the details still show about 90%.

    Also I have a full 6 bars of signal strength here at work. I do miss the 4G access I had with my OG EVO though. But I should have LTE access next month.
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    I came from the Samsung Epic 4G. Here are my observations:

    - I miss the deep blacks of the Epic's display but besides that the Evo's display blows the Epic out of the water in every possible way. I can't say enough good things about this display, it is simply beautiful

    - I am not a big fan of not being able to swap batteries. I am very used to swapping in a fully charged battery at a moments notice and this will take some adjustment. Time will tell if this ends up being a problem for me

    - The quality of the 3G radio is so much better then the Epic. I was never able to reliably stream Netflix over 3G with the Epic but the Evo handles it like a champ. I am eager to try streaming Google music in low signal areas, my Epic would pause the music for long period of time while it tried to buffer but I am hopeful the Evo will handle it just fine. I have not actually turned on wifi yet because I am trying to find a situation where 3G is inadequate. I have not encountered such a situation yet.

    - The Evo is a beast when it comes to performance. I have tried many times to get it to give any indication that it is working hard such as unresponsiveness or lag. I am still trying but have failed miserably so far. There is a HUGE difference in performance between my stock Evo and my overclocked and performance tweaked Epic. I can't wait to see how the Evo handles overclocking when the time comes

    - I have no comments on battery life yet because I am abusing the phone too much to come to any conclusions yet.

    - There are a few minor annoyances with Sense but overall I like it. It is a HUGE improvement over Touchwiz which in my opinion, did nothing more then put an obnoixously bright skin over Android. I hated Touchwiz, good riddance!

    The camera is very nice and very quick. I don't see myself missing photo opportunities while I wait for shutter lag or the camera app to open like I dealt with on my Epic.

    In a nutshell, I am very happy with this phone. Like many people, I am not in love with the design choices on the back but I have a gel case for it so it is not really an issue. I almost find the phone to be too thin so the case protects it and makes it more comfortable to hold, a win-win situation.
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    The screen is beautiful, faster than my OG EVO, and it looks great! Still getting use to it, miss the menu and search buttons. .
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    Open it the way you normally do, turn the phone over so the usb port is on the top and set the phone down.
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    Does anyone have any comments regarding multitasking? Does the phone aggressively kill open apps like the One X does?
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    Everything good said about this phone is true, valid and i agree with it

    However I want to voice displeasure with multitasking. It is very reminiscent of how iphone handles multiple apps, by only allowing certain services to run in the background, like music, navigation etc. If i have a couple of tabs open on chrome and go to facebook, then back, it reloads completely. If you look under memory it has less than 1gb available combinded, which means sense has about 256 dedicatated just for it (hope it can be freed with custom roms). I had the epic 4 with cm9 and memory management there was better than this. I get where they are going with having always smooth homescreen and basic functions, but this wouldn't be so neccessary if Sense wasn't such a memory hog. I hope CM9 gets in on this, because multitsking and battery life will be even better than it is now. Otherwise i am very impressed with everything else.

    Favorite feature is watching Starcraft 2 casts on 720p. stunning, simply stunning.

    P.S. One stupid question: How do you activate fron facing camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my74034 View Post
    My First impression is that it is a nice phone, but I think it was over hyped. My expectations may have been a little high by all of the hype. One thing I don't like so far, is the profile pictures for contacts are very distorted. I hope that is just a setting that i haven't figured out yet.
    That's an HTC thing, Sense to be exact. It's been like that for a few years. I had the same issues with my old TouchPro, Hero, EVO, E3D... there are workarounds for it that I've seen in tons of threads here, XDA, PPCGeeks, etc.

    I'm curious as to what other things you think are over-hyped. And I'm not busting your balls, I really am looking for the other side of the fluff (and no offense to the ƎVO lovers - I'm one of them). I'm looking at picking one up today or tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strudel View Post
    I came from the Samsung Epic 4G. Here are my observations:

    - I miss the deep blacks of the Epic's display but besides that the Evo's display blows the Epic out of the water in every possible way. I can't say enough good things about this display, it is simply beautiful

    - I am not a big fan of not being able to swap batteries. I am very used to swapping in a fully charged battery at a moments notice and this will take some adjustment. Time will tell if this ends up being a problem for me

    - The quality of the 3G radio is so much better then the Epic. I was never able to reliably stream Netflix over 3G with the Epic but the Evo handles it like a champ. I am eager to try streaming Google music in low signal areas, my Epic would pause the music for long period of time while it tried to buffer but I am hopeful the Evo will handle it just fine. I have not actually turned on wifi yet because I am trying to find a situation where 3G is inadequate. I have not encountered such a situation yet.

    - The Evo is a beast when it comes to performance. I have tried many times to get it to give any indication that it is working hard such as unresponsiveness or lag. I am still trying but have failed miserably so far. There is a HUGE difference in performance between my stock Evo and my overclocked and performance tweaked Epic. I can't wait to see how the Evo handles overclocking when the time comes

    - I have no comments on battery life yet because I am abusing the phone too much to come to any conclusions yet.

    - There are a few minor annoyances with Sense but overall I like it. It is a HUGE improvement over Touchwiz which in my opinion, did nothing more then put an obnoixously bright skin over Android. I hated Touchwiz, good riddance!

    The camera is very nice and very quick. I don't see myself missing photo opportunities while I wait for shutter lag or the camera app to open like I dealt with on my Epic.

    In a nutshell, I am very happy with this phone. Like many people, I am not in love with the design choices on the back but I have a gel case for it so it is not really an issue. I almost find the phone to be too thin so the case protects it and makes it more comfortable to hold, a win-win situation.
    Great little review... Since I'm a previous Epic 4g owner too this gives me some real input to what this phone is really like compared to the Epic 4g which we at the time thought was a very nice phone.

    Looks like HTC has lived up to the expectations with this one I can't wait til my upgrade.
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    Wi-Fi Signal ---------Using Wi-fi Analyzer i tested this vs. my OG Evo. Not that the old Evo had any issues but new Evo trumped it showing a a very good increase in signal strength for my network and my neighbors.

    Camera Lens ---------Removing the back cover, I was happy to find that the camera lens hole is just that, a hole in the cover you can stick a pencil though. The lens itself sits under the cover, not coming into contact with a flat surface you would set it on.

    Feel---------Taking a bit to get used to the feel of this phone.Where the OG Evo seemed a perfect fit in my hand.This one can be a bit more difficult for one handed operation. Instead of a more rounded, plastic edge. The metal edge is more ridged and almost abrasive. Its that feeling that im having a hard time getting used to. This phone is so thin though that a thin case will fix that.

    Coming from an OG Evo. I've been blown away by this phone. Yes the screen is the killer upgrade on this phone but everything seems better. Sence doesn't suck anymore. I'm digging it like I never thought i could. Everything looks fantastic and working buttery smooth. It wasn't love at first sight but after 24 hours with this phone, its the real deal and i haven't even watched porn on it, yet.
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    My thoughts after a day of medium/heavy use (defined for me as 2.5 hours of call time, 4 hours surfing on the internet and sending text messages, 20 minute video on youtube, and ~35 minutes taking pictures and video. This was all 95% connected to wifi, bluetooth on but not connected, CDMA only):

    Aesthetics
    I now see we've been giving the phone way too much grief in the looks department. In person, the design is nothing short of stunning and I really like it. As with most of the people on this forum, I've been planning on covering the back with a case but now that I have hands-on to the device I can really see what Sprint/HTC was going for with this look. I'm seriously debating if I want to cover it up with a case now! Kickstand is strong and sturdy and not as hard to pull out as people have been saying (this is coming from someone who bites their fingernails, so trust me on this)

    Screen
    Been said before, amazing screen. Works very well, even in direct sunlight and the HD quality is fantastic. While using Google Chrome I sometimes push an unintended button but I believe that is due to the browser and not the screen as this does not happen in the stock browser.

    Hardware
    Snappy! Very satisfied with the speed. My battery life has been very good as well; as of this post I am still at 47%. My OG Evo would have been dead by now on the stock battery.

    Phone - including bluetooth & speakerphone usage
    The speakerphone is LOUD!!! I actually had to lower my ring volume rather than keep it all the way up like I normally do. I pulled out my OG Evo and the EVO LTE is indeed noticeably louder.

    Overall User Interface (including HTC Sense)
    I like what HTC did with sense. It's smooth and looks great. The multitasking "issue" was a concern for me but it looks like I'm not the type of user that relies heavily on the crazy multitasking that other users perform with their phone. Nothing wrong with that, but I'm not that type of user so I guess it works for me.

    Widgets
    No complaints. Toned down which is good. Some useful HTC Apps through their little hub, but overal stock is working for me right now.

    Signal quality (Compared to other devices)
    I didn't run a speed test on my OG Evo before swapping but I think this the EVO LTE may be a bit slower in the 3G department. Then again, my area can be spotty so it might just be bad timing on my part. I'll review this over time.
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    First impression: data slower than molasses. I'm returning mine due to crummy 3G speeds. And I mean crummy.
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    Ok, so after a full day with this phone, all I can say is that I'm in love all over again! HTC has delivered the goods in a big way with this phone. There are a few misses, but everything else is a home run!

    - The screen is second to none. Every single person that has seen this screen can only seem to muster up one word, "WOW!" Even outdoors this thing is awesome! The best screen on any device to date! I heard in one of the many reviews that the screen is Gorilla Glass 2! I haven't looked into this yet to see what Gorilla Glass 2 is, but I can say that I have noticed a serious decrease in the amount of finger smudges compared to what I have seen with all my other phones. I'm not sure if that is one one of the features offered by GG2, but it is noticeable!

    - Data speeds seem to be the same for me despite more bars being displayed. Can't say that the speeds are worse as they were typically pretty crappy before. Wifi is the way to go with this beauty. Everything sings when on wifi! Can't wait to try out LTE when it's available.

    - Kick stand is awesome. Going from the EVO 4G to the EVO 3D I was pissed to not have a kick stand. The EVO 4G LTE has brought kick stand back in a big way. I can use it in almost every possible orientation! It is a bit difficult to dig out, but I'll take that for the functionality that it provides!

    - SD Card access was a bit odd. Using a file browser, the folder marked as sdcard was not my SD card! I had to enable extra features in my file browser to allow me to go up one level from /sdcard to /. Once at / I was able to access my sdcard via a folder titled sdcard2! Very strange. Not sure why HTC implemented things this way. Why have a folder called sdcard that isn't my SD card? Not sure....

    - The camera is nothing sort of amazing for a cell phone camera. It isn't quite a replacement for my digital camera, but it has some amazing features that my digital camera does not! We all know about the rapid shot feature and the ability to capture still pics from video feeds. However, in accessing old videos (taken from my EVO 3D) from my SD card, I was able to capture still pics form those as well! Fantastic functionality! I used the camera extensively today at my son's soccer tryouts and the rapid shot feature is just amazing! I must have taken over 100 pics today! My only complaint is that there needs to be a back light feature. If there is a bright horizon in the background then the area you are focusing on tends to go really dark! You have to lower the camera to try to force out as much of the background light as possible to get the picture to brighten back up. This has always been an issue with cell cameras, but I was hoping that this camera would be different. Still amazing despite this continuing issue.

    - The multitasking issue is a bit of an annoyance for me. I am accustomed to switching between at least 4-5 different apps at a time. In one case I was reading an AC forum thread via the AC Forum app and switched over to respond to a txt message. When I returned to the AC Forum app, it refreshed and was no longer focused on the post I was reading (you Android Central guys should be pissed about this!). I think this needs to be fixed ASAP by HTC. If you hit up XDA you can see that this is something that devs are currently working hard on fixing (Go Devs)! I have sent a tweet to @htc voicing my hopes for a fix and hope that others will also let HTC know how they feel about this. One voice in the dark is not nearly as loud as several hundred!

    - The build quality is exceptional, second to none! I was 50/50 on the backing of this phone but when I saw it come out of the box my jaw hit the floor. This thing is damn sexy (and it knows it, LMFAO)! It is much thinner that I am use to and I do find it hard to hold when I am trying to power type out a message or email. However, I am not about to wrap this thing up in a case and keep the rest of the world from seeing my new baby! Every single person that has seen or held my phone has had the same reaction that I had when I first saw it! There is no getting around the beauty of this design when you see it in person!

    - Battery life is still rather unknown for me. While today was my first full day with the phone, I did have it connected to a charger at various times throughout the day. I didn't use it much in the morning hours, as I was very busy at work, but used it heavily in the afternoon. I think tomorrow (Saturday) will be a better gauge of how well this phone gets through the day without being charged randomly. I do feel, though, that this phone may have a tough time getting through a medium to heavy usage day without needing to be put on a charger before bed time. We will see how things go tomorrow and I will try to keep in unplugged all day just to see how it does.

    Update:
    Battery stats after a full days of moderate to heavy use...


    - The only bluetooth device I have connected so far is my Sony SmartWatch, and it works perfectly. I had to enable an advanced feature in the bluetooth settings to get it to work, but it works flawlessly! I will try a few of my headsets tomorrow to see how they work as well.

    - I haven't really tested out the speaker or music playback just yet. I did try to use the speaker for various things throughout the day and it seemed ok in some things and a bit poor in others. I will have to use it more to narrow down the specifics, but I can't say that it's better than the EVO 4G just yet. However, it does seem to be better that the EVO 3D for sure (that one was the worst I have ever seen).
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    Quote Originally Posted by witnercoat View Post
    No complaints about the phone, but the "menu" feature in ICS is a joke. They take away as much screen real estate in some apps to add a menu bar as you gain by having the bigger screen. The dedicated button would be nice to have again.
    I totally agree. How the heck to get rid of the taskbar to the top eith the batterry and clock. It seems like you can't and this takes up more space in apps...smdh....
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