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Old 08-14-2011, 02:22 AM
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EVO 3D all the way!!! Came from a HTC desire and absolutely love this phone... But Definetly s-off and. Root it... And get rid of rosie IMO.... I have mine stable overcloced at 1700 mhz amazingly fast... But imo the 3d camera sucks. But who cares.... That's not why I bought it anyway...

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Old 08-14-2011, 09:05 PM
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Re: Is the EVO 3D really worth it?

love my evo 3d, the speed is amazing. Had the EVO 4G prior. camera was higher res on the 4G but 3D is cool on the new one. Call volume seemed louder the 4G, but i can deal with it. I highly recommend the EVO 3D

As with all phones I buy, I recommend getting the extended battery. Seidio has a 4000mah battery for $75ish, its a bit pricey but id rather pay a little extra to be able to use my phone to is maximum potential than worry about it dying halfway through the day. With the extended battery I use everything to the max and only drop to about 40 at night. (7am - 10:30 / 11pm) heavy use: auto brightness, bluetooth, gps, wifi, use latitude throughout the day, lots of web use, some video chat, lots of pic/video taking and uploading (facebook, google +) music, occasional movie, trapster, facebook, twitter, news feeds, sprint protection app (set at 10 minutes), NPR audio feeds, gasbuddy, live wallpaper (for my photos), photo lockscreen...

I didn't think dropping to 40% was so bad, considering how much i use my phone and what I do with it. I personally have no complaints. I have a solar charger that I have the option to use when going for a hike in the woods or if i'm at the beach and of course my car charger is always available.

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:22 AM
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Re: Is the EVO 3D really worth it?

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love my evo 3d, the speed is amazing. Had the EVO 4G prior. camera was higher res on the 4G but 3D is cool on the new one. Call volume seemed louder the 4G, but i can deal with it. I highly recommend the EVO 3D

As with all phones I buy, I recommend getting the extended battery. Seidio has a 4000mah battery for $75ish, its a bit pricey but id rather pay a little extra to be able to use my phone to is maximum potential than worry about it dying halfway through the day. With the extended battery I use everything to the max and only drop to about 40 at night. (7am - 10:30 / 11pm) heavy use: auto brightness, bluetooth, gps, wifi, use latitude throughout the day, lots of web use, some video chat, lots of pic taking and uploading (facebook, google +)...

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So you have a 4000mAH battery and only make it from 7am to 1030???

I have the stock battery and heavy use most of the day. I have to really TRY to hit 40. Usually I'm at around 45 ish from 530am - 930pm. Not to mention I have 0-1 bars of service while at work....

I do use Juice Defender (free version) and Startup Auditor (paid version), but it still sounds like something is sucking down your battery.

The only thing that sucks down my battery is using Google Maps and GPS for navigation. I'd be lucky to have a full battery last 2 hrs on navigation. Really odd....
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:32 PM
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Re: Is the EVO 3D really worth it?

I'm in exactly the same boat as the OP. I still have my TP2, and have absolutely loved it. Modded with several cabs, but always resisted any more than that. I'm an older user, more business oriented...and don't really want to perform any serious mods, but like to fiddle (not sure I will try rooting). If I leave the TP2 behind, I'll also incur Sprint's $10 surcharge for data (probably more like $15 with taxes). But I too am tired of WM, and lately the TP2 just feels so slow. So I'm looking at the Evo 3d, and liking what I'm seeing. My questions are: I read of many issues with phone reception, which is critical for me, and have no problems with my TP2. Am I going to regret this switch? Is it good "out of the box" or does it need mods? What about business use: connecting to my Outlook for contacts and calendar with Android? I know HTC has a patch for that, but has anyone tried it, and does it work? (I don't want to connect to my exchange server, because I don't want the constant streaming of emails). I hear of new phones this fall...should I wait? It seems that the 3d may be a little buggy?

Sorry I'm so long winded...appreciate any helpful comments.

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Old 08-17-2011, 05:01 PM
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Re: Is the EVO 3D really worth it?

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I'm in exactly the same boat as the OP. I still have my TP2, and have absolutely loved it. Modded with several cabs, but always resisted any more than that. I'm an older user, more business oriented...and don't really want to perform any serious mods, but like to fiddle (not sure I will try rooting). If I leave the TP2 behind, I'll also incur Sprint's $10 surcharge for data (probably more like $15 with taxes). But I too am tired of WM, and lately the TP2 just feels so slow. So I'm looking at the Evo 3d, and liking what I'm seeing. My questions are: I read of many issues with phone reception, which is critical for me, and have no problems with my TP2. Am I going to regret this switch? Is it good "out of the box" or does it need mods? What about business use: connecting to my Outlook for contacts and calendar with Android? I know HTC has a patch for that, but has anyone tried it, and does it work? (I don't want to connect to my exchange server, because I don't want the constant streaming of emails). I hear of new phones this fall...should I wait? It seems that the 3d may be a little buggy?

Sorry I'm so long winded...appreciate any helpful comments.
I've switched from a TP2 to the Evo3D a week ago; the reception is as good as the TP2 in the area I live and work.
The phone is very responsive and snappy which I really like.
The only issue I found is with ActiveSync connection to my work exchange server when using Push notifications, but as far as you're concerned you can sync your calendar and contacts at work with the Evo3D.

There are other small bugs with the HTC/Android software which will probably be addressed in future updates.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:23 AM
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Re: Is the EVO 3D really worth it?

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I've switched from a TP2 to the Evo3D a week ago; the reception is as good as the TP2 in the area I live and work.
The phone is very responsive and snappy which I really like.
The only issue I found is with ActiveSync connection to my work exchange server when using Push notifications, but as far as you're concerned you can sync your calendar and contacts at work with the Evo3D.

There are other small bugs with the HTC/Android software which will probably be addressed in future updates.
I came from the touch pro 2 and I can tell you the reception on the 3d is NEVER as good as the htc pro2 NEVER! I constanly drop calls and roam in places where my tp2 would never had problems... also the 4g even on my supported area in PA, is not always available. Battery last about 8 hours with moderate use with all the options turn off (gps, bt, 4g) , Im really thinking of going to the PHOTON . Sense and bt 3.0 is making me think twice as BT works great in my car.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:18 AM
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Re: Is the EVO 3D really worth it?

I remember all the excitement when the TP2 came out, and the threads were just buzzing. I don't see that kind of buzz here in the 3d threads. Sure there are those that love it, and those that have their problems with it. That's probably true of any phone. But the activity on the TP2 in it's day was fantastic.

Not seeing it for the 3d?
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:10 AM
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Re: Is the EVO 3D really worth it?

I still like my 4G better, the 3D camera just doesn't cut it to make it better for me.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:38 PM
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Re: Is the EVO 3D really worth it?

The Evo 3d is much better than the 4g. Honestly the biggest improvement, besides the chipset, is the screen. The screen is so much better than the OG EVO. I honestly can't look at my supersonic's screen without thinking it looks washed out and awful. There is a noticeable difference between 'qHD' and WVGA -- and obviously the qHD screen takes the cake. The pentile screen on my friends' Photon looks awful compared -- and the Photon is using tegra 2, which is old technology considering tegra 3 is right around the corner. I have a few friends with the Evo3d and no one has the issues boe is describing. I haven't read anywhere on here/xda the issues boe is describing. Don't think of the 3d as a feature, think of it as a bonus -- I never use the camera so I don't care. I bought the 3d for the hardware upgrades, and it's a much better phone than the OG EVO. I was considering keeping my OG EVO, but honestly I don't think it's even worth the $175 I can get selling it on ebay. Smartphones have really evolved since last year. I would either buy the 3d now, or wait until December/January for the quad core phones to drop.
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Re: Is the EVO 3D really worth it?

Wow, you really stuck it out with that Touch Pro 2, huh?

I upgraded from the Touch Pro2 when the EVO 4G came out then upgraded again when the EVO 3D came out... I think you will be completely happy either way you go (EVO 4G or EVO 3D) since you're coming from a slow WinMo device. That being said, the EVO 3D is a much better, faster device IMO and I'd never go back to the EVO 4G. 3D is just a bonus. If you plan to root and load up custom ROMs, then you'll be able to keep the EVO 4G up to date though.

I also recommend waiting another month to see if you might want to get the Epic 4G Touch (Sprint Galaxy S II). Then you can weigh all your options and make the best decision.
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