10-14-2011 07:38 PM
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  1. sndplace's Avatar
    First Great post. Your complaining about the phone but not bashing it like some people have done and claim the phone is crap when it really isn't. A lot of people are not having the same issues as others. WiFi. LOS etc. I do agree with you on some of the items on your list.
    1. Poorly functioning Auto-brightness: doesn't bother me to much but understand your point.
    From 2 to 8 Non issues or does bother me
    9. Inability to keep display turned on continuously (e.g. can't turn off the screen timeout): I use telanav and don't really leave screen on for that long other than videos. I agree , it should give you that option.
    10. Swiping to answer call on stock dialer/phone: love this option also dragging up the bar at the bottom to send a text to answer.
    11. Lack of 'inertial' dragging of the drag down notification bar: this works for me up or down. Tried i for like a minute and worked every time...
    I'm sure others would have a longer list lol .
    10-05-2011 08:40 PM
  2. Johnly's Avatar
    First Great post. Your complaining about the phone but not bashing it like some people have done and claim the phone is crap when it really isn't. A lot of people are not having the same issues as others. WiFi. LOS etc. I do agree with you on some of the items on your list.
    1. Poorly functioning Auto-brightness: doesn't bother me to much but understand your point.
    From 2 to 8 Non issues or does bother me
    9. Inability to keep display turned on continuously (e.g. can't turn off the screen timeout): I use telanav and don't really leave screen on for that long other than videos. I agree , it should give you that option.
    10. Swiping to answer call on stock dialer/phone: love this option also dragging up the bar at the bottom to send a text to answer.
    11. Lack of 'inertial' dragging of the drag down notification bar: this works for me up or down. Tried i for like a minute and worked every time...
    I'm sure others would have a longer list lol .
    so true. I agree 100%
    10-05-2011 08:45 PM
  3. Ogre840's Avatar
    Just posting to say "Holy crap another Tacoma person!"

    Oh and the brightness thing annoys me too. I never use auto brightness, but it seems to still try and correct it self from one screen to the next, browser, some games, FB (even going from news feed to comments it sometimes changes...) no rhyme or reason either :-/
    10-05-2011 09:16 PM
  4. DirkBelig's Avatar
    I just got mine tonight, so I'm viewing this thread with trepidation, but here's what I've seen in the few hours I've messed with it:

    1. Poorly functioning Auto-brightness - Yes. In my car at night, it's too dim on Auto. Waaaaaaaay too dim. It's as if it's darker than minimum manual brightness.

    4. Lock screen lag - I use a widget called No Lock which disables it.

    6. (Sometimes) slow GPS locking speed - So far, it's been OK.

    7. (Always) poor Wifi connection stability - I just realized I'd dropped from my home router. I can reach out and touch it. Monitoring this one.

    9. Inability to keep display turned on continuously (e.g. can't turn off the screen timeout) - I drove home, a 5-7 minute drive with Google Navigation and the screen stayed on the whole time as it did with my EVO.

    11. Lack of 'inertial' dragging of the drag down notification bar - I'm not seeing this. It flings properly.
    10-05-2011 11:16 PM
  5. Ks2332's Avatar
    I've had the E4GT for almost three weeks now (since launch day), and overall I really like it. I would give it a 90/100 rating. But there are some annoying features/issues/bugs with my non-rooted, stock E4GT that I wish could be resolved sooner than later (or at least, someday!). I will say again that the good features of this phone far outweigh the negative ones, but still there are some minor and some more significant issues that do detract from the user experience of this phone (to varying degrees).

    In no particular order:

    1. Poorly functioning Auto-brightness
    This sucks in the E4GT, with dramatic, abrupt, and sometimes inappropriate brightness changes. I used this all the time in my Evo 4G but can't in the E4GT because it works so poorly.

    2. Screen dimming issue with stock browser
    Basically, when I set the brightness at a high level (let's say, for example, the highest setting) for using outdoors and open up the stock internet browser, it 'auto-dims' right after it opens up. This is even with the display brightness auto-setting and the 'auto adjust screen power' setting turned off. It doesn't happen with the other browser I have (skyfire), only the stock one. It's annoying because I like the stock browser but it's less usable outdoors because of this inexplicable auto dimming that happens.

    3. Slow Notification light blinking speed/rate
    It's too damn slow. There should be an option to adjust the speed. I know there are some apps to help deal with this, but it shouldn't require that.

    4. Lock screen lag
    I'm used to it popping up immediately in my Evo 4G so it's been somewhat annoying having to wait a full second for it to pop up after pressing the power key. Supposedly it is due to the phone being in some sort of sleep mode to conserve battery life? If so, that's reasonable and perhaps good even.

    5. Inability to select emails in stock Email app
    Luckily, Microsoft released the hotmail app recently because the stock one, while nice overall, was virtually unusable for me because you cannot select individual/multiple emails to delete. The hotmail app has made this issue a moot point for me.

    6. (Sometimes) slow GPS locking speed
    This has been an issue more recently. I'm finding that GPS seems to take quite long to lock in a signal quite frequently, sometimes over a few minutes. It seemed like it locked faster before, but now it more often than not takes awhile. I don't live in the middle of Manhattan or anything, but the cloud coverage out here (near Seattle) may play a role.

    7. (Always) poor Wifi connection stability
    This is one of the most annoying things about my E4GT. I cannot keep a wifi signal in my home for more than 30 minutes at a time, regardless of how close I am to my wireless router. It is easily remedied by toggling the wifi off and on, but still annoying.

    8. Poor WiMax reception?
    "?" because this is probably related to the poor 4Gcoverage in Tacoma, WA where I live, but at least with my Evo 4G I could get a bit better 4G signal than with my E4GT. I'll see how it is at some point in Seattle, where the 4G coverage is much more ubiquitous.

    9. Inability to keep display turned on continuously (e.g. can't turn off the screen timeout)
    I find it sad that there is no option to keep the screen timeout at 'never', or even at more than 10 minutes. I find this annoying because if I am using google maps to navigate (but without using the navigation app), it will time out.

    10. Swiping to answer call on stock dialer/phone
    I don't understand why Samsung would think it's a good idea to make you drag your finger across the screen just to answer a phone call. Don't laugh, but I have missed a few calls because I couldn't whip out the phone and drag the tab fast enough to answer the call.

    11. Lack of 'inertial' dragging of the drag down notification bar
    What I mean, is that you have to 'drag' the bar all the way up the screen to the top for it to definitely close. If you only drag it up halfway up the screen, for instance, there is no 'inertia' that will continue moving it to the top. So the notification bar may decelerate and then sadly flop back down to the bottom in failure (unlike my Evo 4G where a drag 'flick' will shoot the bar all the way up or down). Oddly, dragging down is easier and doesn't require a full screen drag.

    Thoughts?

    What ive noticed with mine on the lockscreen if I have memorh card inserted jt takes a few seconds but with none installed its instant just test it I work for corporate sprint repair center in columbus ohio and this is the case on 8/10 epics even after a reset it still occurs so its defintly something samsung has baked in the phone
    10-05-2011 11:22 PM
  6. jnl813's Avatar
    It takes my photon with stock battery (1650mh) an hour to fully charge.
    10-05-2011 11:36 PM
  7. Demosthenes9's Avatar
    I've had the E4GT for almost three weeks now (since launch day), and overall I really like it. I would give it a 90/100 rating. But there are some annoying features/issues/bugs with my non-rooted, stock E4GT that I wish could be resolved sooner than later (or at least, someday!). I will say again that the good features of this phone far outweigh the negative ones, but still there are some minor and some more significant issues that do detract from the user experience of this phone (to varying degrees).

    9. Inability to keep display turned on continuously (e.g. can't turn off the screen timeout)
    I find it sad that there is no option to keep the screen timeout at 'never', or even at more than 10 minutes. I find this annoying because if I am using google maps to navigate (but without using the navigation app), it will time out.

    The screen timeout used to bother me as well until I installed Screebl Pro. If you aren't familiar with it, Screebl overrides your screen time out settings whenever your phone is held within a range that you have defined.

    With 0 degree being verticle and 90 degrees being horizontal (flat), say that you normally hold your phone at about a 40 - 50 degree angle. You set that range in Screebl and your screen will not timeout. IF you drop to say 39 degrees or less of an angle, then your timeout settings will kick in.

    It has separate settings for portraint and landscape orientations as well.
    h4ldol likes this.
    10-06-2011 04:57 AM
  8. Flyboy1100's Avatar
    My inerial dragging works on the notifications, phone answering, really anywhere you need to drag something all the way across the screen. Answering a phone call is just a simple left to right flick

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    10-06-2011 05:50 AM
  9. Johnly's Avatar
    Poorly functioning Auto-brightness? Have you ever had a device that had perfect auto brightness OP? What one? I have had a lot, and auto brightness is auto, a smudged screen can affect it even. This device is the ONLY device that you can control the brightness from any screen with just swiping across the power bar. This is the BEST brightness control I have ever used.

    Screen dimming issue with stock browser? Again, same thing, the gestures built into touch-wiz are amazing and being able to control the screen in any environment with a gesture is wonderful. Auto works on the phone, what is wrong with that? Clean your phones sensor. If it doesn't work, reset it, then exchange it, as it is a WORKING feature.

    Slow Notification light blinking speed/rate? Seriously? Have you seen the Bionic? It blinks twice as fast, but the LED is so small you can't see it if the phone is more than 5 feet away. High end android phones are missing this feature as in the nexus s. Can we say thank you Samsung for the big bright LED that doesnt go off like a freaking Christmas tree.

    Lock screen lag? Really, I have NEVER had that, and have had two SGSII's. Is your screen oily? Clean it. Again, reset your phone and exchange it if you have issues, these are WORKING features.

    Inability to select emails in stock Email app? I use G mail and Yahoo and can select multiple emails just fine. What client do you use? We can get you fixed in no time, we are here to help.

    (Sometimes) slow GPS locking speed? That is weird guy. I travel 100+ miles a day often and RELY on GPS. Locks instantly every time. I think you NEED to factory reset, but you seem insistent on KEEPING these issues. You can own them if you like, but other owners of this device do not have to have these issues.

    (Always) poor Wifi connection stability? Always? Bullsnort. I use wifi every day at school and other locations. Works wonderful. No issues. Your device sounds defective guy.

    Poor WiMax reception? Did you NOT take a couple weeks to test drive the network? That is 100% your fault.

    Inability to keep display turned on continuously (e.g. can't turn off the screen timeout?) There is several apps for that, not even an ISSUE as it can be FIXED up real fast.

    Swiping to answer call on stock dialer/phone? The touch screen interface again? You may want to try a slider with a keyboard if gestures aren't a practical way to operate your device and you find it cumbersome.

    Lack of 'inertial' dragging of the drag down notification bar? Do you know what inertial means? If I had inertial notifications, I could just swing my phone forward and because of the weight of the NP, it would close, same thing, swing the phone to me, and it would open. You got to use your hands. Touch screens are a beautiful thing, but they do require gestures. Try flipping a quarter ten times then flip your NP, you will improve.

    I am so glad to hear you haven't had any dropped CALLS. Amazing : )
    oskar1995, deedub and wase4711 like this.
    10-06-2011 06:51 AM
  10. oskar1995's Avatar
    The only item I can even remotely comment on at this point is the LED notification blink rate. And that is just because I wish it could be faster. My Evo 4G was pretty good, but I had a TON of difficulty even seeing it on my Photon (its roughly the size of a pin hole). The LED on this thing has the opportunity to be great due to the size, so I'm looking forward to that.

    I can always tinker with lightflow which some people said helped the rate.
    10-06-2011 07:12 AM
  11. linzgeneral's Avatar
    Poorly functioning Auto-brightness? Have you ever had a device that had perfect auto brightness OP? What one? I have had a lot, and auto brightness is auto, a smudged screen can affect it even. This device is the ONLY device that you can control the brightness from any screen with just swiping across the power bar. This is the BEST brightness control I have ever used.

    Screen dimming issue with stock browser? Again, same thing, the gestures built into touch-wiz are amazing and being able to control the screen in any environment with a gesture is wonderful. Auto works on the phone, what is wrong with that? Clean your phones sensor. If it doesn't work, reset it, then exchange it, as it is a WORKING feature.

    Slow Notification light blinking speed/rate? Seriously? Have you seen the Bionic? It blinks twice as fast, but the LED is so small you can't see it if the phone is more than 5 feet away. High end android phones are missing this feature as in the nexus s. Can we say thank you Samsung for the big bright LED that doesnt go off like a freaking Christmas tree.

    Lock screen lag? Really, I have NEVER had that, and have had two SGSII's. Is your screen oily? Clean it. Again, reset your phone and exchange it if you have issues, these are WORKING features.

    Inability to select emails in stock Email app? I use G mail and Yahoo and can select multiple emails just fine. What client do you use? We can get you fixed in no time, we are here to help.

    (Sometimes) slow GPS locking speed? That is weird guy. I travel 100+ miles a day often and RELY on GPS. Locks instantly every time. I think you NEED to factory reset, but you seem insistent on KEEPING these issues. You can own them if you like, but other owners of this device do not have to have these issues.

    (Always) poor Wifi connection stability? Always? Bullsnort. I use wifi every day at school and other locations. Works wonderful. No issues. Your device sounds defective guy.

    Poor WiMax reception? Did you NOT take a couple weeks to test drive the network? That is 100% your fault.

    Inability to keep display turned on continuously (e.g. can't turn off the screen timeout?) There is several apps for that, not even an ISSUE as it can be FIXED up real fast.

    Swiping to answer call on stock dialer/phone? The touch screen interface again? You may want to try a slider with a keyboard if gestures aren't a practical way to operate your device and you find it cumbersome.

    Lack of 'inertial' dragging of the drag down notification bar? Do you know what inertial means? If I had inertial notifications, I could just swing my phone forward and because of the weight of the NP, it would close, same thing, swing the phone to me, and it would open. You got to use your hands. Touch screens are a beautiful thing, but they do require gestures. Try flipping a quarter ten times then flip your NP, you will improve.

    I am so glad to hear you haven't had any dropped CALLS. Amazing : )
    Dude, everyone's mileage will vary, calm down. I can easily add another 11 things to that list. For one my GPS can't locate me accurately within about 200 yards- and yes I adjust to all optimal settings. Just experienced the LOS for the first time, after wondering what the heck everyone has been talking about - had the phone from launch, phone overheats (get super hot quick) every time I play a game or video from sd card, games cut off after playing for a few minutes (look it up) and much more including sometimes the phone freezes or lags. That being said, I sold my EVO3D which I loved and decided that I am riding with the Epic Touch because overall it is a better package. I just hope that enough people experience the same issue to force a fix from Sprint or Samsung.
    10-06-2011 07:41 AM
  12. Johnly's Avatar
    Dude, everyone's mileage will vary, calm down. I can easily add another 11 things to that list. For one my GPS can't locate me accurately within about 200 yards- and yes I adjust to all optimal settings. Just experienced the LOS for the first time, after wondering what the heck everyone has been talking about - had the phone from launch, phone overheats (get super hot quick) every time I play a game or video from sd card, games cut off after playing for a few minutes (look it up) and much more including sometimes the phone freezes or lags. That being said, I sold my EVO3D which I loved and decided that I am riding with the Epic Touch because overall it is a better package. I just hope that enough people experience the same issue to force a fix from Sprint or Samsung.
    Chill, it is a little opinion to go with an opinion.
    btw, your GPS is broke. Are you roaming? Try rebooting your phone once in awhile for better mileage. The phone is pencil thin, yes, you will feel the warmth, but it won't burn you. Like a powerful laptop, it heats up. You know this right?
    10-06-2011 07:45 AM
  13. mmark27's Avatar
    I can't fathom how folks are having issues with the lock screen.

    I use one hand, flick it maybe 3/4" and it's gone. It's the easiest unlock I have ever used by far.

    What am I missing here????
    yeah, no idea either. I like how when you set a security unlock, you don't have to do a screen unlock first and then the pattern....like on my Evo4G. I much prefer this unlocking.
    10-06-2011 08:29 AM
  14. Cobravision's Avatar
    Actually, I prefer the Sense way of having a lockscreen and a separate security lock screen that can be adjusted to activate after a certain period of inactivity. That way, I can just use the regular lockscreen if I'm in and out of my phone, but after, say, 30 minutes of non-use, the security lock screen activates.

    On the E4GT, you can set a time out period for the security screen but only if you let the screen shut off automatically -- if you press the power button to manually turn it off (which most people do), you have to reenter the code every single time you turn the screen back on. I don't understand how the engineers didn't see how dumb this setup was.
    10-06-2011 08:43 AM
  15. Flyboy1100's Avatar
    The only item I can even remotely comment on at this point is the LED notification blink rate. And that is just because I wish it could be faster. My Evo 4G was pretty good, but I had a TON of difficulty even seeing it on my Photon (its roughly the size of a pin hole). The LED on this thing has the opportunity to be great due to the size, so I'm looking forward to that.

    I can always tinker with lightflow which some people said helped the rate.
    i use SMS popup and i set it to "white" which makes it blink red really fast all the time. this is obviously only for texts as i don't care about any other notifications
    10-06-2011 10:21 AM
  16. skyo12's Avatar


    Poor WiMax reception? Did you NOT take a couple weeks to test drive the network? That is 100% your fault.

    In his defense, I use Clear Internet at home (Same network) with a modem and the signals are perfectly fine while the Epic Touch has trouble maintaining the consistency. I do think the WiMax radio that is built in is a bit weak.
    10-06-2011 10:56 AM
  17. Cobravision's Avatar
    The Wimax radio on the phone is weaker than the dedicated 4G modem? That's not really shocking.

    There is simply no contest between Wimax on my Evo 4G and E4GT. The E4GT gets 4G in places the Evo couldn't lock, locks on to 4G is 2-3X faster than the Evo, and doesn't slow the phone to a crawl.
    10-06-2011 11:48 AM
  18. linzgeneral's Avatar
    Chill, it is a little opinion to go with an opinion.
    btw, your GPS is broke. Are you roaming? Try rebooting your phone once in awhile for better mileage. The phone is pencil thin, yes, you will feel the warmth, but it won't burn you. Like a powerful laptop, it heats up. You know this right?
    What I do know it that a phone should not heat up this fast and this much - cant play a darn video for 30 seconds without an oven glove - really annoyed and disappointed. My phones go back to the Samsung I500, and I've had pretty much every good phone available along the way (except I-phone)..you name em I had em. NONE of them heat up like this, not this fast and not to the degree of heat I am experiencing. Could just be defective, but I am keeping tabs. The fact is the phone is far from perfect but nothing is so I am just hoping for improvements to most of the nuisances. The superior quality of still pics and video capture alone makes me overlook most issues.
    10-06-2011 12:02 PM
  19. skyo12's Avatar
    The Wimax radio on the phone is weaker than the dedicated 4G modem? That's not really shocking.

    There is simply no contest between Wimax on my Evo 4G and E4GT. The E4GT gets 4G in places the Evo couldn't lock, locks on to 4G is 2-3X faster than the Evo, and doesn't slow the phone to a crawl.
    lol, that's definitely true.
    10-06-2011 12:10 PM
  20. Johnly's Avatar
    Well fellas, I admit, the phone gets warm, but I have a case. Today while watching a video onlne, the sprint network killed me. Definitely slow today. Seeing how they changed the hotspot feature to a 5gb cap, I really don't have more incentive to stay with them other than this amazing phone. They may hate me.
    10-06-2011 12:10 PM
  21. Slingbox's Avatar
    hmm what i don't like.
    I'm not playing fanboy here but Im loving everything about this device.
    No signal issue coverage is strong in my area and has gotten even better since 5GB cap took effect.
    I live pretty close to very big shopping area -Lynhaven Mall in Va Beach,
    Lots of vendors are no longer sucking up data intern network speed has increased.
    10-06-2011 12:49 PM
  22. h4ldol's Avatar
    Wow! Thanks for all the great suggestions and feedback.

    I did not know about the separate brightness settings for the browser (which doesn't make a whole lot of sense, and it's unfortunate that you can't link the general brightness settings with the browser brightness settings, because I like to use the brightness (4x1) widget (the one with wifi/bluetooth/gps/brightness/settings).

    I also didn't know about the ability to select multipe emails (although not all) in the stock email app, although I prefer the Hotmail app that was recently released.

    I think some folks misunderstood what I meant about the lock screen issue. The issue for me, is that when the screen is turned off and I press the power button to use the phone, it takes a full second for the PIN/lock screen to pop up so that I can unlock the phone. In my Evo 4G it happened almost instantaneously, so it's mildly annoying that I have to wait a whole second for it to pop up in the E4GT. Not a big issue, but a small annoyance that I've already become pretty used to by now.

    Also, for the 'inertial dragging/flicking' of the notification bar (and btw yes, I know what inertia is as I have taken 2 semesters of college-level physics at a top 25 university ), the issue is that when you flick up (or down, but to a lesser extent), the notification bar moves up slowly at first, then picks up some speed to complete the trip up. This is awkward and sometimes leads to the bar falling back down when you flick it upwards. In the Evo 4G, a flick would send it shooting up at a constant rate (hence, inertia -- an object that is moving continues to move at a constant velocity) all the way up to the top, without a slower velocity at first. Anyway, it really isn't a big deal either, more of a nit picky thing to point out or a matter of personal preference.

    And btw, I don't think the phone gets too hot at all, not any warmer than my Evo 4G at least.

    Thanks for the help and input.
    10-06-2011 01:39 PM
  23. milominderbinde's Avatar
    Get this phone replaced. You have a bad GPS, your WiFi gets low signal no matter where you are, and your touchscreen is not working right. Once replaced, here are answers to your other issues. Note that different users want different things but in most cases there are apps that will do things just as you prefer.

    1. Poorly functioning Auto-brightness
    → Turn off Auto-brightness. Long-press notification bar and drag left or right to change brightness.
    → Use Brightness Level to put a widget on screen. Tap to instantly set any brightness you like.

    2. Screen dimming issue with stock browser
    → The stock browser has it's own brightness control: Tap Menu > Brightness.
    → Maybe try one of the popular free Browsers like Dolphin or Opera?

    3. Slow Notification light blinking speed/rate
    → Many seem to like Light Flow

    4. Lock screen lag
    → See the Getting Started section on Setup.
    Lock Screen and Themes
    Lock screen: No Lock - Disables lock screen, phone opens fast. • Widget Locker ($2) lets you customize it.
    Themes: LauncherPro ($3 full), ADW.Launcher ($3 full), GO Launcher EX (free), change layout, and more without rooting.
    5. Inability to select emails in stock Email app
    → See the Getting Started section on Email.
    Delete
    - • To delete one email, tap the email then tap Menu > Delete -or- • Long-press an email listing then tap delete
    - • To delete multiple emails in a folder tap Menu > Delete > Check the emails > Delete
    6. (Sometimes) slow GPS locking speed
    → See the Getting Started section on Extend Your Battery - Speed Up Your Phone. → → Your phone is so bad it just has to be replaced
    → For anyone else, periodically resetting your GPS can save battery and get a fix quicker.
    Enhance Your GPS
    Turn on GPS when needed: Tap Home > Menu > Settings > Location and security.
    • Turn Use wireless networks ON, Use GPS satellites ON, and Use sesor aiding ON.
    • GPS takes a lot of power especially when navigating. Turn OFF when not needed.
    Periodically reset GPS data and download fresh data for faster GPS fix & to save battery.
    • Install GPS Status & Toolbox (free, $3 upgrade) and open app to see your GPS accuracy
    • Tap Menu > Tools > Manage A-GPS state and tap Reset then tap Download.
    • Test your GPS: Tap Menu > Settings > Show time to GPS fix
    7. (Always) poor Wifi connection stability
    → If it is always poor you have a bad phone. Replace it. It should have been full bars near the WiFi.

    8. Poor WiMax reception?
    See: How to Increase Sprint Epic 4G Touch 3G & 4G Data Speeds
    and Article - How to Improve Your Samsung Epic 4G Signal

    9. Inability to keep display turned on continuously (e.g. can't turn off the screen timeout)
    → See the Getting Started section on Extend Your Battery - Speed Up Your Phone.
    Display
    Set a short Display time-out: Tap Home > Settings > Display > Screen Timeout, 1 min or less.
    Stay Awake Widget keeps the display on when charging but dimmed. No unlock needed on charger!
    Screebl (free, $2 upgraded) Senses keeps the display on when you are using it. Website
    10. Swiping to answer call on stock dialer/phone
    → That is on purpose to keep you from answering accidentally.

    11. Lack of 'inertial' dragging of the drag down notification bar
    → Again, you just have a defective phone. A quick flick up or a drag to half-way up closes it for everyone else.

    Again, you have a bad phone. Get it replaced. No one should have the problems you have had.
    Demosthenes9 and dmanlee like this.
    10-06-2011 01:43 PM
  24. mistsc's Avatar
    The notification bar seems to be working with the qyro. Turn the top of the phone towards the ground and no lag.
    10-06-2011 04:49 PM
  25. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Regarding the browser: as mentioned, there is an easy fix for it via a setting in the browser itself. The reason it's there is because the majority of what you're viewing in a browser is on a white background. White pixels consume more power than black one's do, thus the idea of giving the user an additional brightness option. That said, like most browsers that come on Android phones, it's the very first app that I replace. Not being able to change the User Agent to desktop, is reason enough to not use it.

    Yes the Seattle/Tacoma area is weak. In downtown Seattle you will be lucky if you're getting anything above 500 Mbps in either direction on 3G and 2MB on 4G.
    10-09-2011 08:38 AM
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