Are you using the GPS without 4G on? The reason I ask is today I fired up navigation and it wouldn't lock on to GPS. I pulled over and turned off 4G and it synced up in seconds.
Just purchased my evo at BB. Very superior phone to Optimus V and Triumph. I am in Orange County Ca and my 4G speeds have been great. Screen is bright and very good looking. No issue with back cover but it is a little on the flimsy side.
Two issues so far: It does seem to get hot with use and the Gps is taking a few minutes to find and lock unto satellite signal to start navigation. I must say my Optimus V was much faster to lock GPS. Please let me know if anyone else is having the same problem with GPS.
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no gps issues here. Had to whip it out the other day to navigate around a blocked interstate route. I am happy there is now a button reserved for the Home address.
The unit will get warm with use... maybe even hot. It is a dual core device but regardless of that, ALL phones generate heat through their cpu/gpu (usualy the same chip these days) AND battery when active. This will not change until electrical components make a significant shift.
Sometimes atmospheric conditions (like thick cloud cover) can hinder GPS reception. I had a TomTom that would struggle on cloudy days to maintain its current position. If you were testing out the GPS in those conditions it could explain your problem.
Or, maybe I got lucky and have a really good GPS chip in my Evo. Whatever the case, I've been very impressed by the GPS response from this phone. Good luck figuring out the problem, though.
What are your opinions on the camera shutter speed (only talking about 2d here)? I'm disappointed to read people say its slow and laggy. How does it compare to the shutter speed on the Optimus V? Camera is really important to me on a phone, so I might hold out till something comes out with a quicker camera.
GS3 T999 on T-Mobile
It has to be better that the Optimus V. I have had that phone since release and the have only had two problems with it: the tiny amount of memory set aside for apps (~170 Mb) and the horrible camera. Any other phone has to be better. The camera on this thing set the standard for piss-poor photography.
I just did a test in average light (trying to avoid low light focus issues). I turned preview off and geo tagging off, but everything else like enhancement and face detection on since you pretty much want those. I was able to get a picture off every 2-3 seconds with some view finder glitchyness (picture is taken while the last still frame of the last picture taken is still on the screen).
You shouldn't expect any more then that from a camera phone me thinks.
I agree with jeffmd the camera is decent
but do not expect X one photo quality. This phone is growing on me and I like it more each day. The GPS is working good now. Surfing the web is a pleasure, and with juice defender battery life better. Planning on getting extended battery soon. Great update from Optimus V.
Thanks for the feedback on the camera. I have a feeling I'll be pretty pleased with this handset. I'm just holding out for a sale, whenever that might be.
did a bunch of testing with the camera, very descent as long as you have NO intention of enlarging the image. ^^ Pictures were "fine" as long as I kept them shrunk to my screen resolution of 1920x1080. What was weird is I have a polarizer filter for my camera and I love using it. I tried using it on the phone's camera and well it made them more washed out than anything. It's sad we can't do anything to de-glare then lens as an aftermarket mod.
Most of the time it is the Anaheim/Fullerton area.
Buy the way guys. I have played a 3d YouTube clip to friends and co workers and got plenty of " Wow"