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    Default Time to dump HTC Evo?

    With the latest update, the HTC EVO LTE is complete garbage! tons of of bugs and bad battery life are totally unacceptable. Especially when there are alternatives. I'm thinking Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note II. Because my battery life is so bad, I dream of having the Note II that could probably go more than a day with 4.1. Anybody feel like dumping their EVO? What phone would you get?
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    Default Re: Time to dump HTC Evo?

    Nope! Especially not for a samsung pos!

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    I did the battery on my phone took a nose dive, I woulnt do it for a GS3 tho I got a Note II and I'm soooo happy with it. most awesome phone I have and I have alot
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    Why wouldn't you do it for a GS3? I would think the GS3 and Note 2 have the same software which is the reason for switching from an Evo.
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    I think I would go with the gs3 the note 2 is huge although it has awesome features a buddy of mine has it and when I see him talk on the phone it looks like he has an iPad mini up 2 his ear so my next phone will more then likely be a samsung gs3 or 4 depending on what cellphone technology has to offer in 2 years when my contract is up! I do think my stint with HTC has ran its course after this EVO 4g LTE

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    I don't seem to have any of the issues people have been reporting - Jelly Bean has been awesome for me. I am generally getting two full days of use per battery charge (6am one day to 9pm the next), even with heavy Pandora streaming. I do better on battery life than my wife's SIII, and I use my phone a lot more. And that is with location history enabled. I've got to think that people having battery issues have some bad app that is killing it for them.

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    Dump it at my house if you don't want it. There isn't a better phone available, imo. Read the other threads on here dealing with the "issues" you describe before you do something rash like accept an inferior piece of hardware when a simple reset would probably fix all of the things that are bugging you. Think about it, if you run a Windows machine, which works better...formatting and loading a new OS, or just upgrading over the top of the previous one? One may seem simpler, but the end result can be totally different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattails_r_Edible View Post
    Nope! Especially not for a samsung pos!

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    What did Sammy ever do to you? For me it's just a matter of personal preference between the S3 and the evo. I don't think I would go through any trouble to switch from one to the other because I think they are pretty even.

    And for my next phone I'll definitely strongly consider whatever the latest phone in the note line is. I like the huge screen, huge battery and I think I would benefit a lot from the s pen.

    I think it's narrow minded to be totally closed off to one manufacturer (especially one as big Samsung). Why limit yourself?
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    EVO LTE owners are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The latest update really crapped up the phone, the problem is there is no fessable alternative if you want to jump ship. I refuse to get a GS3, becauseI can't stand the look of Touchwiz, LG and Moto aren't much different. Jumping to a Nexus 4 requires users to give up LTE, an SD card slot and your unlimited plan with Sprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike31082 View Post
    EVO LTE owners are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The latest update really crapped up the phone, the problem is there is no fessable alternative if you want to jump ship. I refuse to get a GS3, becauseI can't stand the look of Touchwiz, LG and Moto aren't much different. Jumping to a Nexus 4 requires users to give up LTE, an SD card slot and your unlimited plan with Sprint.

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    My only big problem right now is battery life (or a lack of it). I had all of the issues before the update (mainly contact issues) so the update was very welcomed for people in the same boat as me
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    Quote Originally Posted by So Cold View Post
    My only big problem right now is battery life (or a lack of it). I had all of the issues before the update (mainly contact issues) so the update was very welcomed for people in the same boat as me
    But those of us who didn't have any of these problems before hand, really got crapped on. I've neven seen my EVO phone (incuding the OG EVO) have such **** poor performance and as glaring problems as JB has brought. Its enough to make a number of us want to jump ship.

    As much as a lot of people hate Samsung, they are doing something right with the support and timely updates for the GS3. HTC really could learn something from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike31082 View Post
    But those of us who didn't have any of these problems before hand, really got crapped on. I've neven seen my EVO phone (incuding the OG EVO) have such **** poor performance and as glaring problems as JB has brought. Its enough to make a number of us want to jump ship.

    As much as a lot of people hate Samsung, they are doing something right with the support and timely updates for the GS3. HTC really could learn something from them.

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    Trust me I feel your pain and I'm still not sure myself how much longer I'll last with this evo (I think I still have a hardware problem and this is evo #3 already)

    My point is just it seems to go in cycles. I got crapped on by the last update before jb and then jb was like a miracle after that. You are just unfortunately on the other side of things now. I bet we'll get a bug fix soon though, usually with software after any major new release the .1 version follows pretty quickly
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    Default Re: Time to dump HTC Evo?

    Quote Originally Posted by corvette72778 View Post
    With the latest update, the HTC EVO LTE is complete garbage! tons of of bugs and bad battery life are totally unacceptable. Especially when there are alternatives. I'm thinking Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note II. Because my battery life is so bad, I dream of having the Note II that could probably go more than a day with 4.1. Anybody feel like dumping their EVO? What phone would you get?
    This is some horrible battery life post jelly bean what shall I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrey81 View Post
    This is some horrible battery life post jelly bean what shall I do

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    You shall post a clearer screenshot that tells us more than the fact that you have 19% battery left and a bunch of notifications
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    Quote Originally Posted by corvette72778 View Post
    With the latest update, the HTC EVO LTE is complete garbage! tons of of bugs
    Tons? Not really

    and bad battery life are totally unacceptable.
    For most everyone, easily solved by turning off location history. And if that doesn't do it, use a factory reset.

    Especially when there are alternatives.
    If money is no object, I suppose.

    I'm thinking Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note II. Because my battery life is so bad, I dream of having the Note II that could probably go more than a day with 4.1.
    Then why don't you just turn off location history?

    Anybody feel like dumping their EVO?
    Nope
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    Tons? Not really



    For most everyone, easily solved by turning off location history. And if that doesn't do it, use a factory reset.



    If money is no object, I suppose.



    Then why don't you just turn off location history?



    Nope
    You should change your sig to "the location history police" or something like that...

    The note 2 does get great battery life though for what it's worth
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    Quote Originally Posted by So Cold View Post
    You should change your sig to "the location history police" or something like that...
    Nah, it should be changed to the "Google [Spy] Now Police"
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    Default Re: Time to dump HTC Evo?

    Everyone should do a factory reset prior 2 any complaints. This tends to fix a lot of problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgonzo View Post
    Everyone should do a factory reset prior 2 any complaints. This tends to fix a lot of problems
    We shouldn't "have" to do a factory reset with upgrades/updates, and most of the time we don't. But as an I.T. professional, I can tell you that it is extremely difficult to create updates that will never break anything on devices that already have lots of software installed on them and various different settings by users. And also, it seems after each update, there are dozens of reports of "bugs" that are not the fault of the upgrade, but of some strange thing the user had installed.

    It is certainly something to try, especially before considering something really drastic like taking a phone in for "repair" or, say, posting rants about how the device is "garbage"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    We shouldn't "have" to do a factory reset with upgrades/updates, and most of the time we don't. But as an I.T. professional, I can tell you that it is extremely difficult to create updates that will never break anything on devices that already have lots of software installed on them and various different settings by users. And also, it seems after each update, there are dozens of reports of "bugs" that are not the fault of the upgrade, but of some strange thing the user had installed.

    It is certainly something to try, especially before considering something really drastic like taking a phone in for "repair" or, say, posting rants about how the device is "garbage"...
    While I agree with you mostly on this, I don't agree that the first (or second) thing out of support's mouth should be to do a factory reset. There should be some attempt at troubleshooting first. Imagine if every problem with Windows, Mac OS or Linux was handled by reinstalling the operating system and then reinstalling all your apps just to see if the problem still exists. That is a pretty harsh solution.
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    NOPE... I'm a broke mothertrucker I don't have 600 plus laying around to get the G3 or Note 2

    plus I'll make due with the bugs until the next update

    sent from a EVO that survived a Apple attack... thug life
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    Quote Originally Posted by corvette72778 View Post
    Why wouldn't you do it for a GS3? I would think the GS3 and Note 2 have the same software which is the reason for switching from an Evo.
    Because the screen on the GN2 is bigger and better and the battery on the GN2 is wayyyy better, and once you get use to the size it's really not a huge difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by So Cold View Post
    You shall post a clearer screenshot that tells us more than the fact that you have 19% battery left and a bunch of notifications
    That's one of the issues....screenshots look like crap after the update...smh

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    Default Re: Time to dump HTC Evo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    While I agree with you mostly on this, I don't agree that the first (or second) thing out of support's mouth should be to do a factory reset. There should be some attempt at troubleshooting first. Imagine if every problem with Windows, Mac OS or Linux was handled by reinstalling the operating system and then reinstalling all your apps just to see if the problem still exists. That is a pretty harsh solution.
    Oh, I couldn't agree with your more. It can be very, very frustrating. It is like support saying something like "just reinstall your OS" when you are having a problem printing. Unfortunately, real troubleshooting takes a lot of time/energy/money, and most companies just don't have the right people and/or time and/or budget. Since there are a zillion and one things that can cause issues, it is far easier for them to just get the phone back into a known state first.

    Since I am both support AND an user, I can see both points of view
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    Default Re: Time to dump HTC Evo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gladius Nova View Post
    That's one of the issues....screenshots look like crap after the update...smh
    LOL- I was going to mention that, but decided not to

    In particular, please note that the issue is only with texting. When you take a screenshot and then copy the file off the phone and attach it to a posting here, it will look just fine (I know, because I have done it several times since the update). So not really sure why his is strange looking.
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