View Poll Results: Do we, as a group, expect our ThunderBolts to be too perfect?
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- 06-05-2011, 03:02 PM #2
- 06-05-2011, 03:26 PM #3
- 06-05-2011, 03:38 PM #4
- 06-05-2011, 07:35 PM #5
- 06-06-2011, 06:39 PM #6
I have never, EVER had a smartphone whose data connection turned itself off when you sleep it. That sort of defeats the purpose of notifications, doesn't it?
I have also never, EVER, had a _phone_ that would randomly reboot at least once, if not more times, every day, draining 15-20% of the battery each time.
I am most definitely not expecting too much. The problems I have are similar to ones other people have.
- 06-06-2011, 06:52 PM #7
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I registered here looking for insight because I'm making the jump from AT&T. I was really considering the TB because I want a 4G phone, but I'm definitely scared of making that plunge.
FWIW based on what I've read, you guys are definitely NOT expecting too much. Some of these problems are absurdly egregious.
- 06-06-2011, 07:03 PM #8
- 06-06-2011, 07:05 PM #9
- 06-06-2011, 08:45 PM #10
I love my Bolt and don't have most of the issues that others have or I don't let the them bother me so maybe I don't notice like they do. That being said, a lot of the gripes are legitimate. Stuff like rebooting and other things that literally don't work the way their supposed to (sorry, can't think of anything else right now, crispy) are legitimate gripes. Then again if you think how young the technology is (Android, LTE, the Bolt) overall and how much amazingness that is packed into this phone you are going to have some kinks. Living on the cutting edge... not that all phones don't have their issues anyway, old and new.
Also, even of the first one was a disaster, better updates will come. Remember we are not even 3 months deep.
- 06-06-2011, 08:47 PM #11
- 06-06-2011, 08:51 PM #12
- 06-06-2011, 09:01 PM #13
- 06-06-2011, 09:50 PM #14
just want the basics
all I really want is for the basics that are supposed to work and, more importantly, that work on most other high-end phones, to work properly.
Specifically I think it isn't expecting too much for GPS to work properly and for the phone to not reboot in the middle of phone calls... call me picky.......
- 06-06-2011, 09:54 PM #15
- 06-06-2011, 09:58 PM #16
Yep! Exactly why I want a replacement!
I'm glad there are people with working phones without problems.
That means that given enough replacements, I'll get a working one. I wonder if there are different factories or different lines, one that has something that's not quite right.
- 06-06-2011, 09:59 PM #17
- 06-06-2011, 09:59 PM #18
- 06-06-2011, 10:01 PM #19
it'd be one thing...
This whole conversation reminds me of the threads and forums back when the Blackberry Storm 1 came out. For months we tried to support RIM and the phone and convince ourselves it wasn't a big mess. Are we not doing the same thing here? I mean the HTC Incredible 1 worked properly from day 1.
In short, not we aren't expecting too much, only the industry standard for a top end, top money phone.
- 06-06-2011, 10:45 PM #20
- 06-06-2011, 11:03 PM #21
- 186 Posts
From the banal topics of replacing phones for peeling kickstand and pin holes of light seeping, I would say yes.
Are people sitting and staring at how beautiful the phone looks or are they using them?
There will always be some wear and tear on a heavily used device. I'd like the phone to look good, but it doesn't need to be pristine.
I have a peeling kickstand and there are some pin holes of light between my Back and Search visible, but I don't care. The phone works great. Some people seem to be waaaay too anal about wanting their phone to indefinitely have a perfect appearance.
- 06-07-2011, 05:59 AM #22
- 06-07-2011, 06:39 AM #23Pretty good member
- 919 Posts
Those with serious problems need a solution. Period.
But, as far as I'm concerned, the 4G experience is better than I expected it to be. There isn't yet another phone/network combo that I would rather have. My problems are minor and don't affect me much or not at all. I only noticed the kickstand peeling when enough other people complained about it that I looked at mine and saw that mine was too. A lost data connection or random reboot every 2-3 days, mildly annoying, hope they fix it soon.
This is my first Android phone and it's great and all, but not yet as well integrated into MS Exchange servers as Windows Mobile was years ago. Of course, it's not MS so that's to be expected, but that's more irritating for me than anything phone related because it actually affects the functionality of the phone on a daily basis. I wonder if the iOS is better integrated into MS Exchange servers?
I only paid $75 for my phone so maybe the minor stuff doesn't bother me so much. I have another upgrade available whenever something better comes along and my 9-year-old would love to inherit my ThunderBolt since there just aren't many cool games for my old WM 6.5 TouchPro2 that he has now.
- 06-07-2011, 10:11 AM #24
As with any new device, I expect there to be some glitches with it. However, with that being said, I do expect slightly better quality control. It kills me when I place my Droid Incredible and my Thunderbolt side by side, and my Incredible has my GPS location dead on, while my Thunderbolt has me 20 miles away. Not to mention the constant rebooting, and various other headaches associated with this phone.