1. ZekkRagnos's Avatar
    I was using the stock messaging app because I like it a lot and and I started to see that pictures looked like crap when sent to others even after changing the mms to 1000k. I then started using hangouts and saw that pictures are set more high quality, why is this happening on stock? This first image was sent via hangouts and the second image was using stock messaging app, you can see a big difference in quality
    Attached Thumbnails Stock MMS vs Hangouts MMS-download_20140425_212946.jpg   Stock MMS vs Hangouts MMS-download_20140425_212944.jpeg  
    04-25-2014 08:52 PM
  2. aramos87's Avatar
    Which carrier are you on? I ask because if its Sprint, I remember when I had Sprint years ago, all of my mms sent at a low quality. That was back when I had a Gnex.

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    04-25-2014 09:01 PM
  3. ZekkRagnos's Avatar
    I'm on ATT
    04-25-2014 09:03 PM
  4. ironbesterer's Avatar
    I think it has to do with how the different apps compress the image. Hangouts probably doesn't have limits like the stock app does.

    I would use hangouts if I liked the UI, but I don't.

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
    04-25-2014 09:26 PM
  5. ZekkRagnos's Avatar
    Thats the thing I really like the stock messaging app but this is a killer for me, lol any other good messaging app that fast and simple?
    04-25-2014 09:36 PM
  6. buckifvr's Avatar
    There are several good messaging apps. I am partial to Handcent

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
    04-25-2014 09:49 PM
  7. ironbesterer's Avatar
    Evolve is good. So is ChompSMS.

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
    04-25-2014 10:17 PM
  8. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    If you want the option to text from your PC you could do MightyText or MySMS. Both are free and really good! MySMS has the popup notification like ChompSMS.
    04-25-2014 10:21 PM
  9. mboon1985's Avatar
    What about textra? I'm new to android but people rave about textra.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    04-26-2014 05:19 AM
  10. mhunter6378's Avatar
    What about textra? I'm new to android but people rave about textra.

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    Textra is a good messaging app and quite customizable. Just so you know, Textra and Chomp are made by the same developer. Each one is good, I've tried them both, they are just slightly different with a few different features from one another. There are many good messaging apps available, it's just a matter of preference mostly. The beauty of KitKat now is that in settings you can easily change the default messaging app with the tap of a button. So you can have several on the phone and switch between them at will until you find the one you like the most and the one that works best for you.
    04-26-2014 05:51 AM
  11. mboon1985's Avatar
    I'm trying to get Google hangouts to work right now. Giving that a shot.
    04-26-2014 05:52 AM
  12. wendy5001's Avatar
    What about textra? I'm new to android but people rave about textra.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    I've been using Textra since I got my phone and love it. Everyone can see my images clearly and I can theirs.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    04-26-2014 06:23 AM
  13. mboon1985's Avatar
    Wendy what carrier are you on?
    04-26-2014 06:41 AM
  14. ZekkRagnos's Avatar
    Gonna try textra looks kinda of good

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    04-26-2014 08:30 AM
  15. grunt0300's Avatar
    Gonna try textra looks kinda of good

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    Try 8sms from the play store. It was my favorite until Hangouts.
    04-26-2014 08:53 AM
  16. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Evolve SMS - Google Play Store is another sms replacement you might want to consider. It's nicely designed and follows the newest Android Design Guidelines throughout the app.
    04-26-2014 09:59 AM

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