09-30-2011 12:29 PM
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  1. Zorachus's Avatar
    Currently a Nexus-S 4G owner, thinking of getting the GS II, but keep reading so many issues with WiFi...Network/Radio...SMS text problems...I am scared to upgrade to the S II, until an update/patch is released to fix these issues I have read about.

    Also my Nexus-S has pretty crap WiFi signal already, in my house with a great WiFi setup, it drops way too often, my EVO 4G was rock solid always connected.

    Any news or opinions on this
    09-26-2011 10:40 AM
  2. JayWill's Avatar
    Who knows. Probably a couple more weeks at minimum, as this phone does not have any widespread game changing issues for most owners. With that, I'd be shocked if the first system update had anything to do with signal strength. Yes there are people having cell signal and data speed issues, but I think it has more to do with Sprint in their particular areas than the phone.

    I've had no issues with voice signal strength, I've had no issues at all with text messages, my 3G data speeds are decent, and I get very good wifi connectivity. In other words, I'm having none of the issues that's causing you to pause buying this phone. Why not try it out? 14 days is enough time to figure out if you're experiencing these issues. If it's not meeting your expectations, return it!
    09-26-2011 11:06 AM
  3. John P. Smith's Avatar
    My sense is that the E4GT has less significant issues requiring an update than virtually any other newly released Android device. Remember that people with no problems don't usually post on forums to report that fact.
    09-26-2011 11:14 AM
  4. Cotano's Avatar
    Run a few games for awhile and watch it close on you randomly. Then report back about not having a problem.
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    09-26-2011 11:42 AM
  5. oskar1995's Avatar
    Not much of a need for an update at this point. A couple minor things Im sure will be cleaned up but this phone is incredible. My old Photon required a daily restart, couldn't make voice calls until the update and had its share of minor annoyances.

    In terms of people complaining about data speeds, that is a Sprint thing. I'm seeing a better end user experience than my Photon when it comes to data.
    09-26-2011 11:43 AM
  6. JayWill's Avatar
    Run a few games for awhile and watch it close on you randomly. Then report back about not having a problem.
    Yeah I don't really play games on my phone so there are certainly some issues that don't affect me as much as it affects others.
    09-26-2011 11:55 AM
  7. Ricolando's Avatar
    No issues to report here either. it does everything I need it to perfectly. Everyone has different needs though.
    09-26-2011 12:01 PM
  8. MediaMonkey's Avatar
    I have to chime in on the side of no issues to report, the phone so far is perfect (had it 5 days). It gets better data speeds and voice-reception than my Pre- did.
    09-26-2011 12:21 PM
  9. chazglenn3's Avatar
    Add me to the happy campers list! Got mine as soon as the store opened on launch day. My gaming consists of Wordsmith and Hanging With Friends so I'm certainly not taxing the phone. And my data speeds and wi-fi are fine here in Tacoma, WA.
    09-26-2011 12:42 PM
  10. romanodog's Avatar
    Run a few games for awhile and watch it close on you randomly. Then report back about not having a problem.
    I haven't had this problem. I don't play too many games but the ones I have played are just fine. Angry Birds, Dragon Fly, Words with Friends, chess.com, Fruit Ninja, and Air Control all work just fine.
    09-26-2011 12:50 PM
  11. jaescott's Avatar
    I hope it comes out soon because the game bug is killing me. Not enough to return it tho...
    09-26-2011 12:59 PM
  12. Bmwillz's Avatar
    Not much of a need for an update at this point. A couple minor things Im sure will be cleaned up but this phone is incredible. My old Photon required a daily restart, couldn't make voice calls until the update and had its share of minor annoyances.

    In terms of people complaining about data speeds, that is a Sprint thing. I'm seeing a better end user experience than my Photon when it comes to data.
    if it's Sprints fault for the signal issues then they must have waited until I purchased this phone because I had great signals on my original epic. Before switching to the e4gt
    09-26-2011 01:07 PM
  13. dguidry12's Avatar
    My sense is that the E4GT has less significant issues requiring an update than virtually any other newly released Android device. Remember that people with no problems don't usually post on forums to report that fact.
    Fabrication ..the reception issue is FACTUALLY a known issue and a must fix ..search the forums in other places and you will find out for yourself
    chodaboy likes this.
    09-26-2011 01:33 PM
  14. Ricolando's Avatar
    Anecdotally reception is comparable or better than my original Epic. My OG epic and blackberry tour continually gave me roaming warnings in my house several times a day whereas this phone has done it once in two weeks. I don't disagree it may be an issue, but compared to what I came from I have no complaints considering I can actually send and receive text messages in my own house now. I'd go the airave route, but this issue only happened on the bottom floor of my house.

    Sent from my Epic 4G Touch
    09-26-2011 03:09 PM
  15. JayWill's Avatar
    Fabrication ..the reception issue is FACTUALLY a known issue and a must fix ..search the forums in other places and you will find out for yourself
    *Shrug* As I've continually said, my reception is excellent. I'm sorry you and others are having issues, but not everyone is. I guess the question is, how many people are having my experiences and how many are having yours?
    09-26-2011 03:15 PM
  16. jaypee68's Avatar
    Who knows. Probably a couple more weeks at minimum, as this phone does not have any widespread game changing issues for most owners. With that, I'd be shocked if the first system update had anything to do with signal strength. Yes there are people having cell signal and data speed issues, but I think it has more to do with Sprint in their particular areas than the phone.

    I've had no issues with voice signal strength, I've had no issues at all with text messages, my 3G data speeds are decent, and I get very good wifi connectivity. In other words, I'm having none of the issues that's causing you to pause buying this phone. Why not try it out? 14 days is enough time to figure out if you're experiencing these issues. If it's not meeting your expectations, return it!
    Sprint gives 30 days.
    09-26-2011 11:17 PM
  17. DuStU's Avatar
    Sprint gives 30 days.
    Correction it is 14 days now since Sept. 16th
    09-26-2011 11:25 PM
  18. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    Yes there are people having cell signal and data speed issues, but I think it has more to do with Sprint in their particular areas than the phone.
    When you say 'there are people having cell signal and data speed issues', do you mean dg12?
    09-27-2011 12:15 AM
  19. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    Run a few games for awhile and watch it close on you randomly. Then report back about not having a problem.
    It probably isn't an E4GT bug but more or less, the coding of the game. Remember, this phone has only been out for 10 days so I'm pretty sure the devs will be pushing out updates to fix the crashes.
    09-27-2011 12:17 AM
  20. Cotano's Avatar
    It probably isn't an E4GT bug but more or less, the coding of the game. Remember, this phone has only been out for 10 days so I'm pretty sure the devs will be pushing out updates to fix the crashes.
    It isnt dev related. It is the phone. This problem is way to wide spread. It would make app design via android a nightmare if ever phone released had this same problem.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
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    09-27-2011 12:33 AM
  21. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    It isnt dev related. It is the phone. This problem is way to wide spread. It would make app design via android a nightmare if ever phone released had this same problem.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    You never know but how do you know it isn't dev related? I'm just going with the fact that this is a new phone and we don't know what kind of code for games will sit happy with the E4GT or not. It's all up into the air.
    09-27-2011 02:25 AM
  22. SixOne9's Avatar
    Fabrication ..the reception issue is FACTUALLY a known issue and a must fix ..search the forums in other places and you will find out for yourself
    My reception is also excellent. No complaints whatsoever about the phone. And like what others have said, people with no problems don't usually post on forums.
    09-27-2011 02:50 AM
  23. sndplace's Avatar
    What i am trying to figure out is did I miss something? The OP is asking about updates for a phone he/she doesn't have and has said "will pass" http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...will-pass.html so unless i missed a thread saying something different. Please correct me if I'm wrong OP ...
    About games closing , i will test this out today and see . I should have a easy day at work today as long as nobody calls out..
    09-27-2011 05:40 AM
  24. Zorachus's Avatar
    I don't have this phone yet, because I have read on several forums of people returning due to poor signal and WiFi connections.
    09-28-2011 03:09 PM
  25. JayWill's Avatar
    I don't have this phone yet, because I have read on several forums of people returning due to poor signal and WiFi connections.
    And there are many who like me, are keeping it, because of great signal and wifi connections. The number of people with good or better signals probably greatly outnumber the people with bad signals, simply due to the nature of people to come to the forums when they have a problem, and not to when things are just fine. I've been vocal about my positive experience, as well as many others around here, but we're the vocal minority. Most who are having a fine signal experience find no reason to speak out about it.

    Yet it's human nature to grasp on to the negative news, and tune out the positive. Negative news is easier to believe and it hurts less when our expectations aren't met. The only way to know for sure Zorachus is to buy one and give it a 14 day test drive. You can even open a new line for it so you can test it side by side with your Nexus. Still, and I'm giving you my honest opinion here ... I think you should just wait for the Nexus 3 to come to Sprint, or jump to Big Red and deal with capped data plans. After reading your posts the past couple of months, I don't think any other phone is going give you what you're looking for, and you'd just be setting yourself up for buyers remorse.

    Cheers!
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    09-28-2011 03:22 PM
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