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  1. Brettbesa's Avatar
    Does the notification light still only do green, orange, and red? Or can it do more colors this time?
    05-12-2012 02:09 PM
  2. themuffinman's Avatar
    Personal peeve: the charger that came with the OG Evo (just a plug with a USB cable, basically) blew out a month after I got the phone because of a power surge...I've been charging the Evo with a Blackberry microUSB charger ever since. Please tell me this isn't the same cord in the LTE box...
    You can't be serious. You had a power surge and you are blaming the cord? Come on dude..
    05-12-2012 03:31 PM
  3. gmtom1's Avatar
    From the "not unboxing" video, I didn't see the HTC Notes app in the Evo menus, but I could have missed it when you were flipping through the screens. The One X appears to have it. Can you confirm? If it's not pre-installed, is the notes app available from the HTC Hub on the Evo? I'm interested since it offers evernote integration...
    05-12-2012 05:13 PM
  4. rpmorri#CB's Avatar
    You can't be serious. You had a power surge and you are blaming the cord? Come on dude..
    Considering the plug was connected to a surge protector at the time? Yes.
    05-12-2012 07:04 PM
  5. scottspa74's Avatar
    Hey Phil....


    Have you tried the Unlock method over at XDA that doesn't involve voiding your warranty....

    Unlock Virtually Any HTC Bootloader Without Voiding Warranty | xda-developers

    and the xda forum...

    [htc] unlocking utility - xda-developers

    Yeah, Phil can ya give it a shot? I'd love to know as well. Thanks

    Can you please tell me if this works on the E4GLTE?


    Many thanks!
    05-12-2012 07:24 PM
  6. rekojlol's Avatar
    Hey Phil
    Can you include a demonstration of how htc has used the beam feature in your review video?
    05-12-2012 08:30 PM
  7. liquidxit2's Avatar
    I have used both. The OG Evo is iconic, but honestly it's not even a close comparison. Which is to be expected given the age of the OG Evo. The One X is amazing, and Sprint's version has a bigger battery and SD card (which is a desired feature, but still something Android is getting away from), which are two features people wanted in the One X.

    I think if you like the OG Evo, then you'll love Sprint's version of the One X. And everything they say about the screen is true. It's stunning.
    I have always been impressed with HTC phones from the pocket PC days. The only issue I have with the EVO 4g LTE is the built in battery and how it would effect me. I require alot of mobility for work and personal tasks and I need my phone to last at least a day and I know these top tier phones are notorious for bad battery life. Now if I was able to bring a spare battery or 2 that would be fine, but thats not the case with this phone sadly and it has me looking at the galaxy nexus instead (despite that phone not having upgradable storage).

    Honestly Im starting to think less multimedia on the phone is better then limiting my mobility away from a charger. Im hoping the battery life tests come back stellar as I want this phone over the samsung, but mediocre reports will have me picking up a galaxy nexus on thursday instead of pre ordering a new evo.
    05-12-2012 08:41 PM
  8. imranmali3's Avatar
    I have always been impressed with HTC phones from the pocket PC days. The only issue I have with the EVO 4g LTE is the built in battery and how it would effect me. I require alot of mobility for work and personal tasks and I need my phone to last at least a day and I know these top tier phones are notorious for bad battery life. Now if I was able to bring a spare battery or 2 that would be fine, but thats not the case with this phone sadly and it has me looking at the galaxy nexus instead (despite that phone not having upgradable storage).

    Honestly Im starting to think less multimedia on the phone is better then limiting my mobility away from a charger. Im hoping the battery life tests come back stellar as I want this phone over the samsung, but mediocre reports will have me picking up a galaxy nexus on thursday instead of pre ordering a new evo.
    I wouldn't go with the galaxy nexus. Some initial reports are quoting better battery life then the galaxy nexus. Also the nexus is having antenna issues as of late, and searching for a network will just drain your battery. I too was in your boat of getting a nexus, but the Evo is just so well rounded and very future proof. It will be relevant for another two years.
    05-12-2012 09:21 PM
  9. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Hey Phil....


    Have you tried the Unlock method over at XDA that doesn't involve voiding your warranty....

    Unlock Virtually Any HTC Bootloader Without Voiding Warranty | xda-developers

    and the xda forum...

    [htc] unlocking utility - xda-developers

    Can you please tell me if this works on the E4GLTE?


    Many thanks!
    Haven't tried it. I use the official HTC one. But I will say this:

    If you're worried about voiding a warranty, you shouldn't be mucking about with things you need an unlocked bootloader for. My 2 cents.
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    05-12-2012 09:22 PM
  10. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Hey Phil
    Can you include a demonstration of how htc has used the beam feature in your review video?
    It's stock Android Beam. Tap and send. (It's different than what Samsung is doing, where NFC initiates a Wifi Direct transfer)
    05-12-2012 09:26 PM
  11. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Phil, you OK? You haven't posted in this thread for 10 hours, we're getting worried about you.
    lol. It's nice to be missed.

    I'm taking a couple days off with the family and --

    Oh, ****. I just got caught on here!
    05-12-2012 09:29 PM
  12. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    I just want to say thanks for all the good info...
    Thank you for reading!
    05-12-2012 09:31 PM
  13. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Does it feels as sexy as it looks?
    Actually, yeah. So I've been using the One X as my daily driver. The EVO's got sharper edges, though I'm digging the flat front. The design makes it feel a little thinner than the One X, though on paper it's supposedly every so slightly thicker. (Not sure I believe that, though -- and paper's been known to be off every now and then.)

    The glossy part actually makes it a little easier to hold.
    05-12-2012 09:38 PM
  14. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Have you tried using you bluetooth for the camera as shown here
    You mean the one that we shared first and everyone apparently has a problem linking to?

    No. I haven't.
    05-12-2012 09:46 PM
  15. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Phil...Thanks for all your hardwork.

    2 questions:

    1)Does the music app on HTC sense integrate with Google Music?

    2) Can you change the apps that are available on the Home screen of HTC Car? Say I want to replace Music with Google Music or I want to change the Internet radio button to Pandora...is this possible?
    1. Insofar as you can add the Google Music app as a shortcut, sure.

    2. Nope. And that's kinda lame. (I need to check the non-carrier version of Sense 4, though.)
    05-12-2012 09:51 PM
  16. themuffinman's Avatar
    Considering the plug was connected to a surge protector at the time? Yes.
    Wait what? You definitely can't be serious, SMH!!!! If it was plugged into a surge protector at the time when the surge occurred then guess what, the plug didn't fail you the surge protector did. Come on dude!!!!
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    05-12-2012 09:53 PM
  17. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Does it have HTC Car like in this promo video...looks like a great feature, but fairly Eurocentric.



    I want to get the Stereo Clip.
    Sure. That's a stock Sense 4 feature. And I'm very much looking forward to it once they start selling the dongles. Word is they're just now getting the software ironed out.
    05-12-2012 09:54 PM
  18. liquidxit2's Avatar
    I wouldn't go with the galaxy nexus. Some initial reports are quoting better battery life then the galaxy nexus. Also the nexus is having antenna issues as of late, and searching for a network will just drain your battery. I too was in your boat of getting a nexus, but the Evo is just so well rounded and very future proof. It will be relevant for another two years.
    Yeah I havent had the best samsung track record (moment, epic 4g) which has me worried. But I need at the very least a full day with moderate to semi heavy use. If the new evo cant get a day with moderate use then its useless to me with a built in battery.
    05-12-2012 10:00 PM
  19. dave12285's Avatar
    Any word on the bluetooth quality. I've asked in both threads. It's super important to myself and I'm sure to all the other people that listen to Pandora in their car over bluetooth. If you have an older sense phone and the Evo 4g lte to compare it would be awesome. Or even any AOSP rom and the new Evo. The AOSP roms have been markedly better in my experience, which sucks. Thanks Phil!

    Ps. Finally downloaded the app.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Android Central Forums
    05-12-2012 11:12 PM
  20. smoles's Avatar
    Phil,

    For a lot of people they have their last premier upgrade for their phone on June 1st....

    After playing with the evo and seeing the gs3 which one do you see better for having for 2 years?

    Is their something in the pipeline that would be better off to use the upgrade on?

    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
    05-12-2012 11:32 PM
  21. jsayedahmad's Avatar
    Hey Phil! Before I asked my question, I wanted to thank you for all your help!

    My question is about the app drawer. On the One X, it seemed to have a small but noticeable delay when initially opening it up and then works very quickly. Is the EVO the same way?
    05-12-2012 11:59 PM
  22. themuffinman's Avatar
    Phil,

    For a lot of people they have their last premier upgrade for their phone on June 1st....

    After playing with the evo and seeing the gs3 which one do you see better for having for 2 years?

    Is their something in the pipeline that would be better off to use the upgrade on?

    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
    No sense in playing the waiting game because it doesn't matter when you pull the trigger on that new phone, there will always be something right around the corner that will own what you just bought.
    05-13-2012 12:26 AM
  23. Bjamar24's Avatar
    I do a lot of work in the feild .. and this worries me as well. But I always have a charger. And there will be cases that have extra batteries built in. Might make a little more bulky though...

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    05-13-2012 09:08 AM
  24. midmadn's Avatar
    Yeah I havent had the best samsung track record (moment, epic 4g) which has me worried. But I need at the very least a full day with moderate to semi heavy use. If the new evo cant get a day with moderate use then its useless to me with a built in battery.
    There are alternatives to add extra battery life. There are portable chargers and even batteries in a case that you can stick to the back of the phone to add capacity. If the eLTEvo is as popular as it looks like it's going to be - I bet there will be special add on batteries or even replacements that you can take the phone apart and replace the original with. They might even come out with a conversion to convert it to removable battery.

    I had a Nexus for 4 days. I couldn't return it fast enough. HATED that phone. Slow at times, laggy almost all of the time. Terrible screen with an odd color cast, (whites were yellow). Battery life stunk. My Bluetooth would never re-connect. Had to constantly turn BT off then back on again every time I walked ten feet away from the phone. My OG Evo always reconnects automatically and usually doesn't disconnect until 30 to 200 feet away.

    Jack
    05-13-2012 11:26 AM
  25. Papichulo06's Avatar
    Haven't tried it. I use the official HTC one. But I will say this:

    If you're worried about voiding a warranty, you shouldn't be mucking about with things you need an unlocked bootloader for. My 2 cents.
    Why not? It's like you are supporting HTC and Asus in washing their hands of their responsibilities to consumers. Is this still AndroidCentral.com? If someone's power button stops working after unlocking and without changing the ROM then Asus will straight up tell you "your warranty is voided... you're SOL" where as HTC is saying it MAY void your warranty... only to have it shipped to them and them respond to you with "because you have an unlocked bootloader we have to restore your phone but in order to do that we have to swap out your motherboard for X amount of dollars otherwise you can have your defective phone back by paying the diagnostic & shipping fee."

    I'm sorry Phil but my inquiry wasn't so I could "muck" about with things I need an unlocked bootloader for but rather so consumers don't get SCREWED over. What do you care though right? I'm sure you're swimming in phones. That's my 2 cents.

    p.s. - I've never bricked any of my Android phones since my very first HTC G1.
    p.s.s. - This guy actually had a manufactures defect on his One X and HTC screwed him.
    05-13-2012 03:33 PM
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