1. blacksapphire08's Avatar
    I recently picked up a HTC Amaze and cant believe that there are so few threads ifor this phone... and not even a section for Rooting/ROMs. No love?
    03-01-2012 10:40 PM
  2. ChromeJob's Avatar
    Check XDA-developers, lots of hacker discussion there. For some, with the new phones coming with no removable battery or memory card slot, the Amaze is more suited for some customization.

    Me, though the wireless HDMI feature on the One X and S is surely tempting, the dedicated camera buttons on my Amaze are nice selling point. E.g., taking pics with gloves on.
    03-02-2012 11:08 PM
  3. healimonster's Avatar
    I too found it interesting that there were no ads made for this device. I am pleased with the phone and I am amazed by its' performance. Wanting to share my new found phone joy with a friend I went to youtube to find some sort of official t-mobile or HTC ad promoting this device and came away with nothing. No wonder why no one has heard of it and it is already getting discontinued by t-mobile.
    03-06-2012 08:15 PM
  4. ChromeJob's Avatar
    They had ads. Look here.
    03-06-2012 10:37 PM
  5. blacksapphire08's Avatar
    Yeah I've seen commercials on TV for the phone, just seems like i'm the only person walking around with this thing in my pocket sometimes lol. I found that the reason it probably doesnt have a Root/ROM section is because S-ON is locked which makes it difficult to flash some ROMs.
    03-07-2012 09:43 AM
  6. Mahadragon's Avatar
    I think this phone does get lots of love. Every time I see discussion of Galaxy S II the Amaze gets mentioned with it for comparisons. The price is comparable as well. The battery life kills this phone. The screen is also not so great, and is probably a big reason why the battery dies so quick.

    The best description of the screen is from a review I found. He basically said the screen on the Amaze is like a pre-paid phone's screen on steroids and it's true. The viewing angles are not good at all. As soon as you start moving from side to side the image degrades in a hurry. If you view movies or fast moving objects there's ghosting galore. There is backlight bleeding. Contrast isn't very good. The only thing good about the screen is the brightness and the dense pixels per inch.

    The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S II is amazing. I've played around with my friend's and it's smoother scrolling and it looks better. I would have bought that one except they are harder to find on the used market and demand a higher price. There were also more complaints online about the microphone but this seems to vary from user to user.
    03-12-2012 11:11 PM
  7. blacksapphire08's Avatar
    A bad screen, seriously? It's 540x960 just like a lot of other smartphones and I have no issue seeing it from any angle. You want to see a bad screen go take a look at my last phone, HTC Hero. I'm not saying there arent better screens out there (Samsung GII being a good example) but this one isnt far behind at all.

    Battery life isnt bad at all either. If you have everything running at once (Facebook app, GPS, etc) then yeah it's gonna kill any phone's battery. I have mine rooted which basically doubled the battery life for me. I can go 2 days now with regular use before needing a charge. The only thing that really sucks the battery for me is playing games.
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    03-12-2012 11:16 PM
  8. going_home's Avatar
    I think this phone does get lots of love. Every time I see discussion of Galaxy S II the Amaze gets mentioned with it for comparisons. The price is comparable as well. The battery life kills this phone. The screen is also not so great, and is probably a big reason why the battery dies so quick.

    The best description of the screen is from a review I found. He basically said the screen on the Amaze is like a pre-paid phone's screen on steroids and it's true. The viewing angles are not good at all. As soon as you start moving from side to side the image degrades in a hurry. If you view movies or fast moving objects there's ghosting galore. There is backlight bleeding. Contrast isn't very good. The only thing good about the screen is the brightness and the dense pixels per inch.

    The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S II is amazing. I've played around with my friend's and it's smoother scrolling and it looks better. I would have bought that one except they are harder to find on the used market and demand a higher price. There were also more complaints online about the microphone but this seems to vary from user to user.

    Seriously ?

    I had the GSII and took it back and got the Amaze.
    The Amaze has a higher screen resolution.
    Better looking screen, colors more vivid.
    The pics taken on the GSII are washed out looking compared to those taken on the Amaze.

    And Sense is 100 percent more tolerable than Touchwiz.

    Nexus phones are thee best, and Touchwiz the worst.


    03-13-2012 05:28 AM
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  10. ChromeJob's Avatar
    ... The screen is also not so great, and is probably a big reason why the battery dies so quick.

    The best description of the screen is from a review I found. He basically said the screen on the Amaze is like a pre-paid phone's screen on steroids and it's true. The viewing angles are not good at all. As soon as you start moving from side to side the image degrades in a hurry. If you view movies or fast moving objects there's ghosting galore. There is backlight bleeding. Contrast isn't very good. The only thing good about the screen is the brightness and the dense pixels per inch.

    The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S II is amazing. I've played around with my friend's and it's smoother scrolling and it looks better. I would have bought that one except they are harder to find on the used market and demand a higher price. There were also more complaints online about the microphone but this seems to vary from user to user.
    A bad screen, seriously? It's 540x960 just like a lot of other smartphones and I have no issue seeing it from any angle. You want to see a bad screen go take a look at my last phone, HTC Hero. I'm not saying there arent better screens out there (Samsung GII being a good example) but this one isnt far behind at all.
    I disagree with Mahadragon. Comparision shots of the Amaze side-by-side with a SGSII, showing some app like Speedtest, indicates a crisper, less saturated screen. If you like oversaturated colors and bleed-over, the SGSII is for you. (You can get third party apps to tone it down, I'm told.) Me, I love the crisp HTC screen, and can read text on it for hours (and I have). Small text requiring strong reading glasses is still well-formed and legible.

    Personal preferences and tastes will vary, so I don't doubt some prefer the Samsung displays. To each his/her own....
    03-13-2012 09:06 AM
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