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  1. iEd's Avatar
    My first impressions on the EVO 3D battery that it's ok I guess for a phone this powerful.

    Again I can only compare this to a Iphone 3GS and the BB Tour that I just came from.

    From around 9am til right now 10:06PM I have 20% on the Batt

    This is what I did on the Phone today

    Made 2 phone calls of about 2 min each

    Downloaded a bunch of apps via WIFI and a few 3G

    Synced Google cal and mail

    Sent 1 text messages and 1 email

    Set up GPS Nav

    Viewed some 2D and 3D photos no vids

    did some browsing with 3G

    Phone stayed on all day This charge should take me to about 11 or 11:30 PM I think.

    I did take a drive to a store of about 15 min and had it on the car charger took it off once I got to the store.

    So I think it's pretty good. I couldn't do half of the stuff on my BB Tour 9630 which has a extended Batt and would go a few days without a charge so there is no comparison there.

    As far as my Old IPhone 3GS again the EVO is much more powerful so that's not really a fair comparison. I basically have been using my old Iphone as a Ipod Touch and to make skype calls. The Batt in Iphone will last about a day with no phone service and not using WIFI out side the home
    This phone is 2 years old If it did have service it would be terrible now. My one big gripe about the Iphone not being able to extend the Batt

    As far as the EVO3D is concerned I would get a extended Batt like the slim Seidio 1950 mAH which doesn't need a new back cover.

    Another thing is that in my home I believe the 3G radio in my E3D is going to pull on the Batt much more than some other places. The 3G reception in my home office can be flaky sometimes.

    All in all I'm satisfied with the Batt after a few cycles it may perform better. I wish I could compare to the EVO 4G because of what I have heard about it's Batt life.
    06-28-2011 09:30 PM
  2. rayfordsawdust's Avatar
    I brought my HTC EVO a year ago. I'm reading a lot of people are jumping from Evo to EVO 3d. I'm guessing they are paying $450 or more to do so since this phone has only been out one year and in most cases people signed two year deals to get into the EVO. Its (EVO 3d)clearly a better phone, but its not $400 plus better. I'll wait until I'm eligible for a full discount before I go phone hoping. Lets face it. The HTC EVO is not exactly chop liver.
    06-28-2011 10:07 PM
  3. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    Most people when they got there EVO on launch day me being one of them at the time was due for an upgrade after one year. So lots of us were technically due for an upgrade on June 1st until Sprint went and changed there premiere status. But they were nice and gave almost everyone that called and asked there upgrade back this one year since they were due for it they said they really can't take it away but they told people after this one time it's 2 years after that. So you could do the same I'm sure and get your upgrade back. All these people most of them are paying 199 cause they got there upgrades back. This phone is great! The EVO is great too bu once I upgraded I was amazed at how fast it was and how much more space it had and the Sense 3.0 is Awesome!

    I brought my HTC EVO a year ago. I'm reading a lot of people are jumping from Evo to EVO 3d. I'm guessing they are paying $450 or more to do so since this phone has only been out one year and in most cases people signed two year deals to get into the EVO. Its (EVO 3d)clearly a better phone, but its not $400 plus better. I'll wait until I'm eligible for a full discount before I go phone hoping. Lets face it. The HTC EVO is not exactly chop liver.
    06-28-2011 10:30 PM
  4. slayerpsp's Avatar
    i love this phone the 3d is amazing if you ask me i really like it.Its so much better then i thought compared to the 3ds
    06-28-2011 10:40 PM
  5. Impulses's Avatar
    HEY! Get out of my head/life! Just took the plunge and got the EVO 3D. I kept the Hero just in case. One thing I noticed is I thought my apps were tied to my Google account, and a few of them were, but most don't appear in the MyApps part of the market.
    Typically only paid apps are tied to your account, free apps aren't. On some manufacturer's phones (and the Nexus line) there's a setting to save app settings to the cloud (but this depends on your apps using it), and I think having that enabled can force a few free apps to sync over when you get a new phone (or do a reset); but it's pretty hit and miss regardless.

    The best way around this is an app/service that has lost some popularity as many of the features that it pioneered got baked into Google's own Market, I'm talking about AppBrain here. The official Market now lets you search for apps from a desktop and even install remotely, which were originally some of AppBrain's biggest highlights... But AppBrain's synchronized app list is still a very unique and very useful imo.

    People who're running rooted phones typically just do local backups of apps (to the microSD) using something like Titanium, but even tho it's quicker it isn't necessarily the cleanest way of restoring them; and I'm not even taking about restoring an app's data or settings (which you should definitely avoid doing across different phones)... Sometimes the link to the app in the market breaks after restored and then you don't see update notifications for it, etc. (tho it's often fixable).

    Anyway, AppBrain avoids all that. It's just a list of all your installed apps which you can keep synchronized manually or automatically, and when you tell it to install an app from the list on a new phone (or after a reset) it just takes you to the actual Market page for it (within the Market app).

    Do note that whenever you re-install AppBrain (like on a new phone, or after a reset) it creates a new list and saves the existing one under a new name... But you can just go online to their site and import everything from one list to the other. It might see counter intuitive or sound more complicated than it is, but it's really not. I believe they do it this way for people with multiple devices (tablets etc.) and because of the very simplistic nature of the service... If it held only one list per account, and you were to install it on a new or reset device and hit sync, it'd wipe the list since there's nothing installed thus defeating the purpose.

    Try it out, you'll like it, AC used to mention it all the time. I've been running my EVO 4G rooted since about a month after I got it (on launch day), and I also use Titanium, but until the EVO 3D gets rooted that's not option and AppBrain fills that void.
    06-29-2011 12:44 AM
  6. Impulses's Avatar
    I brought my HTC EVO a year ago. I'm reading a lot of people are jumping from Evo to EVO 3d. I'm guessing they are paying $450 or more to do so since this phone has only been out one year and in most cases people signed two year deals to get into the EVO. Its (EVO 3d)clearly a better phone, but its not $400 plus better. I'll wait until I'm eligible for a full discount before I go phone hoping. Lets face it. The HTC EVO is not exactly chop liver.
    Most people when they got there EVO on launch day me being one of them at the time was due for an upgrade after one year. So lots of us were technically due for an upgrade on June 1st until Sprint went and changed there premiere status. But they were nice and gave almost everyone that called and asked there upgrade back this one year since they were due for it they said they really can't take it away but they told people after this one time it's 2 years after that. So you could do the same I'm sure and get your upgrade back. All these people most of them are paying 199 cause they got there upgrades back. This phone is great! The EVO is great too bu once I upgraded I was amazed at how fast it was and how much more space it had and the Sense 3.0 is Awesome!
    This. Pretty much anyone who called the retentions department (877-775-4886) and complained ended up getting their 12 month upgrade back, even people who switched to Sprint for the EVO 4G and even people who switched a few months later for the Epic or other phones. Pretty much anyone that qualified for Premier status before the policy change. There's also the people on plans with unlimited minutes, who got switched over to Premier Gold and never lost their 12 month upgrade benefits.

    Hell, there's still two or three other ways to get a 12 month upgrade outside of that... You can bump your plan up for three months to qualify for Gold then change it back at no charge (net cost, $20x3 for those months). You can buy out your contract, which basically means paying the ETF, but after a year it's only like $100 which all-in is cheaper than paying full price on contract ($200 + $100 vs $450+). Some people have even managed to upgrade their Airave "line" (it's not, but that's how Sprint's system is set up) at Best Buy or Radio Shack to get a new phone (Sprint's system won't let you directly but I guess it does thru 3rd parties, and you're still renewing A contract with them anyway). Hell some people even did that for Airave's that they got and use for free when they complained about their signal at home thru the same retentions department I mentioned before.

    Some of that is a little sketchy, most are just loopholes... At the end of the day Sprint cares more about retaining paying customers right now then eating it a little on some early upgrades. That may change if they start to grow after the AT&T/T-Mo debacle and the competition's tiered data pricing, but that's where we stand today.

    Plenty of ways to get 12 month upgrades out of Sprint even if officially they took it away from most plans. Hell, if nothing else Sprint still lets you renew early (12 months) in exchange for a $75 discount; so at worst a current EVO 4G owner would pay $375 ($450-$75), and they can currently trade in their EVO 4G right at a Sprint store for a $150 credit (even tho it's $100 new on-contract!), so that's $250 all in (or they can Ebay it for $50-$100 more). That's all completely official and will still be true this time next year. Zero reason for anyone to pay full price, zero.

    It amazes me how uninformed the average consumer can be about his choices, people miss out on so many things over sheer ignorance. Ya gotta know how to play the game...
    06-29-2011 01:18 AM
  7. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    Yep I got my upgrade back sold them my EVO for 150 got an additional one time courtesy credit of a 100 bucks 2 weeks before for resigning my contract. My EVO was free.

    This. Pretty much anyone who called the retentions department (877-775-4886) and complained ended up getting their 12 month upgrade back, even people who switched to Sprint for the EVO 4G and even people who switched a few months later for the Epic or other phones. Pretty much anyone that qualified for Premier status before the policy change. There's also the people on plans with unlimited minutes, who got switched over to Premier Gold and never lost their 12 month upgrade benefits.

    Hell, there's still two or three other ways to get a 12 month upgrade outside of that... You can bump your plan up for three months to qualify for Gold then change it back at no charge (net cost, $20x3 for those months). You can buy out your contract, which basically means paying the ETF, but after a year it's only like $100 which all-in is cheaper than paying full price on contract ($200 + $100 vs $450+). Some people have even managed to upgrade their Airave "line" (it's not, but that's how Sprint's system is set up) at Best Buy or Radio Shack to get a new phone (Sprint's system won't let you directly but I guess it does thru 3rd parties, and you're still renewing A contract with them anyway). Hell some people even did that for Airave's that they got and use for free when they complained about their signal at home thru the same retentions department I mentioned before.

    Some of that is a little sketchy, most are just loopholes... At the end of the day Sprint cares more about retaining paying customers right now then eating it a little on some early upgrades. That may change if they start to grow after the AT&T/T-Mo debacle and the competition's tiered data pricing, but that's where we stand today.

    Plenty of ways to get 12 month upgrades out of Sprint even if officially they took it away from most plans. Hell, if nothing else Sprint still lets you renew early (12 months) in exchange for a $75 discount; so at worst a current EVO 4G owner would pay $375 ($450-$75), and they can currently trade in their EVO 4G right at a Sprint store for a $150 credit (even tho it's $100 new on-contract!), so that's $250 all in (or they can Ebay it for $50-$100 more). That's all completely official and will still be true this time next year. Zero reason for anyone to pay full price, zero.

    It amazes me how uninformed the average consumer can be about his choices, people miss out on so many things over sheer ignorance. Ya gotta know how to play the game...
    06-29-2011 01:23 AM
  8. Impulses's Avatar
    Another thing is that in my home I believe the 3G radio in my E3D is going to pull on the Batt much more than some other places. The 3G reception in my home office can be flaky sometimes.

    All in all I'm satisfied with the Batt after a few cycles it may perform better. I wish I could compare to the EVO 4G because of what I have heard about it's Batt life.
    It will definitely perform better after a cycle or two... Li-Po batteries don't have memory and don't need any sort of breaking in, but the way the phone measures battery level is not an exact measurement by any stretch... That measurement or scale is what changes after a few cycles and becomes more accurate (on rooted phones you can even reset this, which can be convenient for a number of reasons). People don't seem to understand that and that's why you see so many pointless arguments over battery technology, etc. It's not about the battery, it's about the battery (voltage) readings the phone takes, duh.

    Based on what you said, there's a couple very basic things you can do to improve your battery life tho (and signal). If you have broadband and a wifi router at home, use wifi instead of the 3G connection. Wifi is a direct point A to point B connection, a 3G radio is always scanning for a better signal or a less saturated tower, etc.; thus Wifi actually eats up less battery. There's a reason Android comes configured by default now to NOT turn off Wifi when the screen is off.

    If you need a reminder to turn it off when you leave the house (so it doesn't waste power scanning while disconnected) then get Wifi Status on the Market (by Andrew Schwimmer). All it does is place an alert on the notification bar when Wifi is on but not connected (bonus: pressing it works as a shortcut to turn it off).

    Finally, if reception at your home is bad enough (as it was in mine), you might still see a high battery drain when leaving the phone in areas with a single signal bar, even with Wifi on (which turns 3G off but still leaves that old phone part of your smartphone scanning for towers and a better signal). Supposedly the EVO 3D is better about this and doesn't scan as aggressively in those situations (the 4G would kill itself scanning), but why not just get an Airave?

    The Airave is a femtocell, a device that plugs into your router and creates a mini cell tower within your household... Basically it routes calls (and even 3G with the newest model) over your home broadband. Calls consume very little bandwith, and the thing is a snap to install. Typically Sprint gives it away and charges $5/month for it's use ($10 for unlimited calling minutes thru it), but the retentions department I mentioned in my previous post is giving them away like candy to anyone who computations about bad service.

    I called the normal CS department months ago and they said $5, but retentions (877-775-4886) gave it away with no monthly charge when I called asking about my ETF because I was "evaluating my options" (didn't even really threaten to cancel like many have); they also gave me back my 12 month upgrade. I really wasn't about to leave, despite the crappy signal at home Sprint is still the best deal, but they hooked me up so that isn't even an issue now! I'm very impressed with their CS after just one year, blows AT&T away by a mile. I had better coverage overall with AT&T in a few places, but that's about all I had (very glad Sprint is resisting the trend of data caps!).
    06-29-2011 01:54 AM
  9. Impulses's Avatar
    Oh and so as to not completely detail the EVO 3D thread... I haven't bought mine because frankly I'm waiting on the Anandtech review, they're the only technical reviews of phones I put much stock into. Thru go into soooo much detail than anyone else, and actually test things like battery life and camera quality in an empirical way and in a controlled environment.

    I have however played with the EVO 3D plenty in-store... As a geek and power user I'm exited to get it and I liked almost everything based on my brief experience with it, but I can also see why less demanding users wouldn't consider it a huge leap forward from the EVO 4G. Technology-wise it is, but as far as the user experience (specially during basic tasks), it's not the leap that the EVO 4G or the Nexus was over 1st/2nd gen Android phones like the Hero. That being said, any power user that says dual core phones don't feel substantially faster simply isn't a power user... I've seen more than one supposed professional journalist say that and it kinda discredits their work imo.

    I also happen to think the flat front face of the EVO 4G was a bit more elegant. I like the 3D's design better overall, but having the front camera hidden behind the same pane of glass as the screen was sleeker imo (the same pane that occupied the entire face save for the ear grill). The EVO 3D's design is probably manlier, tho most women (emphasis on most) would like a smaller phone either way. Oh and why do we still have unprotected rear cameras? If they're gonna protrude, why not just make the protrusion 2mm taller and recess the glass cover! I mean, they did it for the Sensation, heck even the entire screen on that phone is recessed below the raised/beveled edges.

    Oh well, I'll just get another sleek TPU case for the 3D, it provides some extra protection against falls anyway. Not sure I'd trade the extra memory AND the awesome camera button for the Sensation's sleeker body, I'd give up the 3D for it tho (I happen to dig it, but ultimately won't use it much). Maybe next year HTC...

    Also, I'm sorry but the speaker just isn't as loud as the EVO 4G's... I tested it today in-store with the save MP3, mild disappointment there. To be fair, it's not soft or flawed, it just isn't as loud. If you look over any Anandtech smartphone review, the EVO 4G had like the 2nd loudest speaker of all the phones they've tested (nearly ever Android, every Iphone, etc.). It's loud enough I've used it as the sole source of music when playing dominoes or pool with a couple of friends in a quiet room, it's certainly not the best quality, but definitely loud enough. Not a deal breaker for me by any means, just mentioning it...

    Also worth mentioning the 4G's speaker was never quite as loud on calls (or YouTube) as it was with music, no clue why. I couldn't test that about the 3D because Sprint had it unactivated and without Wifi.
    06-29-2011 02:20 AM
  10. Impulses's Avatar
    Question: anyone get an MHL cable or adapter (micro USB to HDMI) yet to test the HDMI mirroring? IIRC correctly this is something they advertised but I've yet to see or read about it working... It also happens to be something the LG G2X has proven to handle, and more importantly, something the EVO 4G was eventually able to do thanks to very clever developers (there's two market apps for it, don't even need root). I'd hate to lose that, I've used it more than the shaky kickstand.

    P.S. Don't pay $20+ for one such cable or adapter, please, eventually they'll sell online for < $5 just like the EVO 4G's microHDMI to HDMI cables/adapters.
    06-29-2011 02:40 AM
  11. rangeyrd@gmail.com's Avatar
    Guess an Airave won't work for me then -- since my only internet connection is the hotspot from the Evo 3D. I just wish I could get a better signal at home --- calls are okay, but the hotspot is noticeably slower. I have to find a place in my home office to put the phone where the bars are better --- up near the window sill tonight -- I guess I don't understand why the EVO never gave me any problems and the 3D has such a bad signal.
    06-29-2011 02:43 AM
  12. SteveM626's Avatar
    I walked up to the hottest girl in the bar last night and took a picture of her and I (who isn't going to smile for a picture really) showed her our 3D picture and she thought it was soo cool. I got a number. I'm in love..with my phone
    06-29-2011 11:40 AM
  13. SurfXtraDog's Avatar
    I brought my HTC EVO a year ago. I'm reading a lot of people are jumping from Evo to EVO 3d. I'm guessing they are paying $450 or more to do so since this phone has only been out one year and in most cases people signed two year deals to get into the EVO. Its (EVO 3d)clearly a better phone, but its not $400 plus better. I'll wait until I'm eligible for a full discount before I go phone hoping. Lets face it. The HTC EVO is not exactly chop liver.
    I got the EVO 4G at launch last year but the GB upgrade brought a bug out of hiding and it kept shutting on and off at will. Factory reset, 3 times, numerous battery pulls and I finally convinced them (Sprint) to push my upgrade to the full 150.00. So the EVO 3D was 199.00 and I got 150.00 for my 4G trade so I paid 50.00 and I am LOVING the 3D!! the picture is so crisp and vibrent, and the sense is incredible. I can't wait to take 3D video this weekend!! If you can swing it ....get one!!
    06-29-2011 12:03 PM
  14. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    I have no bars or one bar where I sit all the time in my house which is at my computer desk. I saw it on roaming yesterday. I turn 3G off and just use wifi. What does an airrave do? I have a home phone so I really don't use my cell much to talk in my house and I also have these cordless phones that have bluetooth which I need to connect to my 3D still. But if my phone is back by the base unit I can use anyone of my cordless phone to answer my cell or to make it call from my cell. But just sitting at my desk I get one bar usually my friend in his apartment he gets full bars.

    Guess an Airave won't work for me then -- since my only internet connection is the hotspot from the Evo 3D. I just wish I could get a better signal at home --- calls are okay, but the hotspot is noticeably slower. I have to find a place in my home office to put the phone where the bars are better --- up near the window sill tonight -- I guess I don't understand why the EVO never gave me any problems and the 3D has such a bad signal.
    06-29-2011 12:12 PM
  15. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    I totally agree I am having so much fun with this phone. I love it so much!

    I got the EVO 4G at launch last year but the GB upgrade brought a bug out of hiding and it kept shutting on and off at will. Factory reset, 3 times, numerous battery pulls and I finally convinced them (Sprint) to push my upgrade to the full 150.00. So the EVO 3D was 199.00 and I got 150.00 for my 4G trade so I paid 50.00 and I am LOVING the 3D!! the picture is so crisp and vibrent, and the sense is incredible. I can't wait to take 3D video this weekend!! If you can swing it ....get one!!
    06-29-2011 12:13 PM
  16. iEd's Avatar
    It will definitely perform better after a cycle or two... Li-Po batteries don't have memory and don't need any sort of breaking in, but the way the phone measures battery level is not an exact measurement by any stretch... That measurement or scale is what changes after a few cycles and becomes more accurate (on rooted phones you can even reset this, which can be convenient for a number of reasons). People don't seem to understand that and that's why you see so many pointless arguments over battery technology, etc. It's not about the battery, it's about the battery (voltage) readings the phone takes, duh.

    Based on what you said, there's a couple very basic things you can do to improve your battery life tho (and signal). If you have broadband and a wifi router at home, use wifi instead of the 3G connection. Wifi is a direct point A to point B connection, a 3G radio is always scanning for a better signal or a less saturated tower, etc.; thus Wifi actually eats up less battery. There's a reason Android comes configured by default now to NOT turn off Wifi when the screen is off.

    If you need a reminder to turn it off when you leave the house (so it doesn't waste power scanning while disconnected) then get Wifi Status on the Market (by Andrew Schwimmer). All it does is place an alert on the notification bar when Wifi is on but not connected (bonus: pressing it works as a shortcut to turn it off).

    Finally, if reception at your home is bad enough (as it was in mine), you might still see a high battery drain when leaving the phone in areas with a single signal bar, even with Wifi on (which turns 3G off but still leaves that old phone part of your smartphone scanning for towers and a better signal). Supposedly the EVO 3D is better about this and doesn't scan as aggressively in those situations (the 4G would kill itself scanning), but why not just get an Airave?

    The Airave is a femtocell, a device that plugs into your router and creates a mini cell tower within your household... Basically it routes calls (and even 3G with the newest model) over your home broadband. Calls consume very little bandwith, and the thing is a snap to install. Typically Sprint gives it away and charges $5/month for it's use ($10 for unlimited calling minutes thru it), but the retentions department I mentioned in my previous post is giving them away like candy to anyone who computations about bad service.

    I called the normal CS department months ago and they said $5, but retentions (877-775-4886) gave it away with no monthly charge when I called asking about my ETF because I was "evaluating my options" (didn't even really threaten to cancel like many have); they also gave me back my 12 month upgrade. I really wasn't about to leave, despite the crappy signal at home Sprint is still the best deal, but they hooked me up so that isn't even an issue now! I'm very impressed with their CS after just one year, blows AT&T away by a mile. I had better coverage overall with AT&T in a few places, but that's about all I had (very glad Sprint is resisting the trend of data caps!).

    thanks for this Amazing info
    06-29-2011 12:36 PM
  17. hopefulfarm's Avatar
    Just purchased mine over the lunch hour. I've really only just begun playing, mostly downloading apps, re-connecting my accounts, that basic stuff.

    First. Love how snappy it is. Nice, quick, very snappy.

    Second. The power button annoys me already. VERY sensitive!! Hoping a case will help that.

    Third: 3D. Really thought it would be gimmicky and cheesy. Not so much-- really COOL !!! Really, REALLY cool!

    Fourth: charging port on the left side. Hmm. I rather liked it on the bottom, so this will take getting used to.

    Fifth: Sense 3.0-- I'm lost already. Obviously I'm going to have to sit down and seriously play with this phone for all the neat fun new stuff.

    That's all so far. I haven't had it long enough to know if the call quality is going to be ok. I will report back after further play.
    06-29-2011 02:45 PM
  18. Impulses's Avatar
    I have no bars or one bar where I sit all the time in my house which is at my computer desk. I saw it on roaming yesterday. I turn 3G off and just use wifi. What does an airrave do? I have a home phone so I really don't use my cell much to talk in my house and I also have these cordless phones that have bluetooth which I need to connect to my 3D still. But if my phone is back by the base unit I can use anyone of my cordless phone to answer my cell or to make it call from my cell. But just sitting at my desk I get one bar usually my friend in his apartment he gets full bars.
    Guess you skipped the post where I explained it in detail after quoting your post... Someone quoted my post in full two posts down from your last one, read it imo. If you don't understand something shoot me a PM so as to not derail the EVO 3D thread. If you don't use the cell phone at home much (or prefer the setup you have with the BT base station) then it won't do much for ya but it can be had for free, might be worth it just for the battery saved from having a stable permanent signal (less charge/recharge cycles, less heat, longer lasting battery... altho HTC batteries are cheap).
    06-29-2011 03:54 PM
  19. ntorres6's Avatar
    Is Yahoo mail now working? I just checked phone and my yahoo email worked for the first time...anyone else have this happen?
    06-29-2011 07:49 PM
  20. zmann's Avatar
    Is Yahoo mail now working? I just checked phone and my yahoo email worked for the first time...anyone else have this happen?
    Yahoo mail has worked for me since day one.

    EVO - LUTION 3D
    06-29-2011 07:55 PM
  21. ntorres6's Avatar
    First time that yahoo mail has worked for me, that's why I'm kinda excited...lol
    06-29-2011 07:57 PM
  22. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    Thanks I didn't realize you explained it sorry. It's no big deal I don't really need one and I did buy 3 batteries and a wall charger already. But my batteries been doing pretty good so far. I wish Yahoo mail would work for me again.. :-(

    Guess you skipped the post where I explained it in detail after quoting your post... Someone quoted my post in full two posts down from your last one, read it imo. If you don't understand something shoot me a PM so as to not derail the EVO 3D thread. If you don't use the cell phone at home much (or prefer the setup you have with the BT base station) then it won't do much for ya but it can be had for free, might be worth it just for the battery saved from having a stable permanent signal (less charge/recharge cycles, less heat, longer lasting battery... altho HTC batteries are cheap).
    06-30-2011 01:02 AM
  23. Dr. 3Dvo's Avatar
    One of the first person to buy one in my county. I love it!!! It has a great feel to it, smaller and thinner than the regular Evo, much faster (way faster than the iPhone at its best), the 3D camera is not the greatest but then again who can say they even have that capibility on they're mobile device. I am waiting for the updates as it will fix the few bugs that it has (forecloses on some app and of course the batt life is not the best). Other than that, it's one of the best phones I ever owned and personally, probably the best phone on the market.
    06-30-2011 01:36 PM
  24. milominderbinde's Avatar
    I have no bars or one bar where I sit all the time in my house which is at my computer desk. I saw it on roaming yesterday. I turn 3G off and just use wifi. What does an airrave do?...
    I just did an article on this for you and others:

    Airave: Get Great Sprint Reception in Your Home

    You need an Airave. It is your own personal cell tower in your home. You need DSL or other high speed internet such as cable for it to work.

    Follow those steps and they should waive the $100 cost and $20/month fees. And you will have full strength reception at home!

    It works great.
    06-30-2011 02:49 PM
  25. mnfats127's Avatar
    Got 2 3d's, coming from tmo MT3g's. Phone seems very nice so far. Call quality has seemed ok on the 1 or two calls I have made. Build quality of phone seems very nice. I do think the cameras are in a bad spot for potential scratches. FM radio works very nicely, not that that is a big deal. Sprint tv seems to be terrible quality video. Right now I am at 6h:11m on battery: display has been on for 2h:14m at default brightness, 30minutes of Internet, phone idle for 3h:56m, 7minutes of sprint tv, Battery shows 5 bars.
    I have zero apps on it atm because yesterday I got the sleep of death )sod) at least 6 times where I had to pop the battery out in order to wake it back up. So I have done a factory reset 3 times, and done all teh updates except the htc ones. So far today no SOD.

    2nd phone had one partial sleep of death where the buttons lit up but the screen would not wake.
    06-30-2011 07:08 PM
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