sure to make power users happy.
No word on what Sprint might ask for the device. We should find out much more on April 4th when Sprint and HTC are supposed to unveil this handset.
1. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
oh, wow, now then they offer a bigger battery with microSD slot.. i just hope the AMOLED is not pentile, though..
2. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
with that high a resolution you wont notice if the pixels are pentile anyways.
65. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
i saw the galaxy nexus with its pentile, i can see them.. i don't know about you, but i can still see despite the high resolution even in the GNex..
73. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
you cant see pixels, stop lying, it is literally impossible for the human eye to see such small pixelsyou cant see pixels, stop lying, it is literally impossible for the human eye to see such small pixels
11. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
I doubt it's going to be SAMOLED. Samsung will never give the good stuff to direct competitors.
I'm betting on it being S-LCD2.
74. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
THe HTC One S has the same super amoled on the galaxy nexus, and so does the moto razr, the A5X processor was also built by samsung. So..yes you are right Samsung will NEVER give the good stuff to direct competitors.
78. troutsy (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
The RAZR (540 x 960 qHD, 256ppi) and the Galaxy Nexus (720 x 1280 HD, 316ppi) aren't the same screen.
And I wouldn't say it's literally impossible for the human eye to see individual pixels for either case. I'd agree it is practically impossible, but the quality of the RAZR screen isn't quite as nice as I would have liked.
Not to hijack the comments thread for the HTC EVO (looks like a nice phone!), but a casual observer might not realize everything you say is fact-less B.S.
83. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
I know they have different resolution, not stupid. You should realize I meant it is the same display as in technology...
79. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
Your sarcasm is falling short. The qHD SAMOLED falls short of the 720p SAMOLED displays, and it definitely falls far short of the RGB stripe 720p SAMOLED displays that are coming in the SGS3.
S-LCD2 looks amazing, and it looks like the best possible option to go head to head against the SGS3.
89. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
SA advanced is just super amoled, motorola just added the "advanced" to it because it has a higher resulution than the Galaxy S that came with the super amoled. it is the same technology, just higher resolution. you might as well say that the HTC One S has a Super Amoled Advanced also.
90. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
xD the One S DOES have Super AMOLED Advanced. that's what Super AMOLED with qHD IS.
91. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
do you not understand? its still a regular super amoled, just with a high res, moto just came up with the advanced. super amoled in qhd is still super amoled.
92. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah i know that. what's your point?
HTC was the first to use Super AMOLED in an Android Smartphone and Motorola was the first to use Super AMOLED Advanced ever and Motorola didn't name it as such because it's obviously not their display, Super AMOLED Advanced is the universal term for a Super AMOLED display with qHD resolution. the only Super AMOLED display there is that actually improves upon the AMOLED aspect is Super AMOLED Plus.
93. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Samsung was the first to use super smiled as they developed it.
SA Advanced is not universal. If it was then HTC would have used it as well. Its just a term used by moto when they released the razr to let people know that it wasn't the same screen that came out a year before but had 33% more pixels.
If advanced was universal it would have been named by Samsung. It us an ordinary pentile smiled with higher resolution.
94. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
read guy. the Droid Incredible was the first Android Smartphone to come to the market with a Super AMOLED display. it came out some months before the Galaxy S series. what makes you so sure Motorola was the one to brand it as such? in any case it might as well just be used universally. you know what i'm talking about when i say it. it doesn't subtract from my point anyway. it's Samsung's first qHD AMOLED display and it was in a Motorola. Samsung has never had a history of withholding technology even if somebody else can beat them to the market with it. they see it as a win because it still gets money in their pockets. they've sold lots of their phones even with the Droid Incredible and the Droid Razr beating them to market with their new screen technology so why not make a little extra cash supplying displays?
95. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
But....the Driod Incredible did not have a Super Amoled display...it had a regular Amoled. That is where you are confused.
96. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Mario...stfu. Super, non Super, same thing, same point just with or without a Super.
38. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)
It's not super amoled... It's SLCD2 just like the One X. Android Central posted a rumor and PhoneArena just rewrote an article about it. Phandroid has sources that have already confirmed (twice) that the display will be SLCD2.
It really is a shame that phone arena NEVER gets the exclusives. They have no sources but from other websites and lately the articles they put out are ignorantly and quickly slapped down rewritten news from another site with more typos than a 5th grade research paper. I've been a loyal PA reader for a while but if this keeps up I'm probably going to stick with the bigger and more resourceful tech news sites like Phandroid, The Verge, AndroidCentral, engadget, BGR, and even (dare I say it) Phonedog!
39. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Phone Arena has had exclusives before. i've even given them a few.
45. bigdawg23 (Posts: 446; Member since: 25 May 2011)
Don't get your hopes up that a large battery will mean much. I just returned my Galaxy Note, because the battery was the worst I had ever seen in a Android device. The charging of a large battery takes a long time and not keep up on charging while plugged into a car charger while talking on it or even using Navigation.
49. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
How long did you have it? It took about a month for the battery in my Evo to be conditioned when I first bought it.
61. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
HTC One X plus many others up coming Android device are being built without expansion slots and no removable battery?
Because from my understanding, as a Mac user and owner of everything Mac, this is the MAIN reason why people, including myself never bother with an iCrap iPhone. Although Apples ecosystem is better as far as quality is concern. However I was OK, comfortable with Android ecosystem. However if the new trend in smartphone are going to be like the iPhone, with no expansion slots and removable battery. Why would I chose to continue with Android, it's a no brainier that being force chose between all the non removable no expansion slot phone in the up coming market, Lots of Mac owner with Androids device will jump onto the iPhone bandwagon. After all the ecosystem is better every which way.
However in a perfect world I WANT to stay with Android phone, because of the removable battery and expansion slots. I don't care what anyone says, I need that extra battery in my pocket. I have all my family and friends on that dam iCrap iPhone, running around like a chicken with it's head cut off looking for an outlet all over the city. I don't want to be one of those headless chickens kind of people. However if I were force, then I will gladly be that headless chicken looking for a plug for my iPhone 5.
3. JBz007 (Posts: 63; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Holy crap that sounds good. Give us something like that on Verizon.
50. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
After the horrible experience of SLOW updates and hardly any support from Samsung on my wifes' Epic, I doubt I will buy another Samsung. My HTC Evo always received updates many months before the Epic.
51. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Dude the Epic is like almost 3 years old now, good lord. We all had a terrible experience with the original Galaxy line. There is a reason why Samsung is #1 right now.
53. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Try a year and a half. Even the evo isn't 2 years old yet and that came out before the epic.
4. Gusto (Posts: 28; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
this looks like a verry promissing device. Hope the price isn't stratosferic.
5. Commentator (Posts: 3677; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Plain ol' AMOLED? Nothing Super about it? Come on, even ASUS and Motorola are jumping on the S-AMOLED bandwagon. Maybe the tipster left out the word "super."
10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's an HDSA display just like on the Nexus. the quality should about be the same since the Nexus also has a 4.65" display.
12. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
MoDaCo commented that S-LCD2 definitely looked way, way better than the Galaxy Nexus display. AH-IPS/S-LCD2 is the way to go, unless this is SAMOLED plus HD.
17. Commentator (Posts: 3677; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
As long as the light from the capacitive buttons doesn't shine through the bottom of the screen, a la my Evo 4G, I wouldn't mind either LCD or AMOLED.
60. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
S-LCD2 laminates the display to the glass, so it should be less likely.
21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's certainly a matter of opinion as each of the displays definitely have their advantages. the new LCD & IPS displays are sharper and brighter but HDSA has more potent color saturation. HDSA stands for HD (720p) Super AMOLED. that's Samsung's Official branding for it. the abbreviation is mine though. x3
59. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
HDSA is great, but S-LCD2 apparently looks better. We'll just have to wait until April 2nd to really find out though.
66. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
i already saw the One X, it is much better than GNex.. we did a side-by-side comparison.. the blacks are not as deep, though, but the colours are about the same..
14. Commentator (Posts: 3677; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Oh cool. I wouldn't be surprised if it literally is the same display as the Galaxy Nexus then.
6. sinfiery (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Well, my upgrade to the HTC EVO 3D got bumped for the Galaxy Nexus which is taking so long that now my upgrade comes down to the EVO ONE or GS3...
Being a sprint customer with an upgrade was a life full of teases but our time for great phones is almost upon us.
I'll probably go for pure specs as for which phone I get as I will root and flash to an ICS vanilla type ROM, and the EVO ONE with this battery has just taken a giant advantage, if true of course.
Long live TP2 for ~2 more months!
52. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Long live TP2 for ~2 more months!
LOL The good ole TP2. I still have mine. I use it as a charger since the Evo and TP2 use the same battery. You are looking at quite an upgrade.
7. ogiveyakuza (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
galaxy note also offer bigger battery with expansion slot, n also much bigger screen, love my galaxy note..yeahh
8. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Sounds good for sprint. I think it would do good for them to own a phone like this :D
9. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
i hope Verizon gets a new HTC phone. sprint service sucks and i want to switch.
15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the Rezound is nice for an HTC device. i don't understand why it's overlooked so often. have you HTC fans finally started averting yourselves from phones with 3rd Generation Crapdragons or something? o:
23. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1107; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
You will be sorry....network vision will launch in June and be complete in most markets by August-October NYC may be LTE live in June....bail by all means
25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
LTE is up in lots of markets NOW on Verizon so what's your point? xD
31. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1107; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
The point being why switch to pay more for LTE when it will be in most major Sprint markets by June, and all secondary markets by August-October. Unlike Wimax roll out LTE will roll out every where. 4GSRU has a list of all LTE markets so do your home work before paying Verizon $70.00 more to get capped for LTE isn't worth it . Sprint is turning up the heat just like when they got the EVO 4G, and in most markets will start to close the gap.... research this at 4GSRU, and save your money and be patient...you waited this long if in October you feel the same bail. 2013 we will see1x advance LTE and this will be through the Iden 800 spectrum in place so it will be a fast upgrade I believe. Here in NY I am getting 1MB on 3G and 5-13 on Wimax. 1MB speed on 3G lets me know that network vision is up and running in some places on the down low! Go ahead bail and to get LTE 5 months earlier and have to pay 60-70 dollars more is 350.00 for the next 5 months and 560.00 by years end for what I believe to be the same service coverage if you are patient.
35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
hahaha, there is one major flaw i your logic. Verizon won't be twiddling their thumbs while that's happening. they've been so aggressive in their roll-out of LTE and they will continue to be so. while i agree that Sprint should definitely be considered heavily being that they're the only ones offering unlimited data but Verizon's vast coverage and overall better service is a big point in their favor. here we have what i call a trade-off, i actually use this term quite often. crysis has decided he wants better service, Verizon is the obvious choice for that. as for the price it really depends on what you're getting, for instance when you have a family plan of four with data plans like i do on Verizon which are grandfathered btw, you'd pay more on Sprint for the same thing because they charge a "4G" premium or whatever they call it per line. individual plans definitely kick the pants off of Verizon's but most find that the better service is worth it. last time i checked Verizon is still the largest U.S. Carrier.
36. Nonono (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
Im not so sure about that... Verizon and AT&T are doing everything they can to get their unlimidited data customers to switch to a tiered data plan. I work for a sprint preffered retailer and in my experience there I've noticed that families who are grandfathered in to their unlimited data plan are still paying more then they would if they were with sprint. Right now im working with a family that has 4 lines with verizons grandfathered in data plan on two of their lines and for the same price they are paying they would have unlimited data on all four with sprint plus any mobile any time and 1500min to landlines instead of 700 shared. I honestly think its the best time to get with sprint right now and get grandfathered in to their unlimited data plan before sprint changes that
37. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'm grandfathered into all four w/ 1500 minutes, free mobile to mobile. i don't know how much has changed at Sprint but not that long ago it was cheaper for families to be on Verizon just because of that premium Sprint has. you're gonna have to twist my arm around a good many times to release me from that contract.
40. Nonono (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
For anyone new signing up sprint is the way to go right now for sure. Hopefully verizon wont push you to a tiered data plan other then that yea man stay on verizon if your paying less or the same
46. IcanBEATali (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Sep 2009)
That is simply inaccurate. Two sprint phones with 1500 minutes, and a bunch of other extra features that verizon doesn't give, even with the premium data fee are cheaper by about $30 a month over two verizon smart phones with grandfathered data. And this isn't new, its been that way for a long while now. Each line with a premium data charge after the first two are still $10 cheaper per month as compared to lines 3-5 on verizon.
56. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i don't know what plans you're comparing but this isn't something i just pulled out of my ass. i did this comparison over a year ago and that's the conclusion i came to.
58. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i even just compared a Verizon plan that matches up as closely to mine as possible and a similar Sprint plan and while there's a lot of the features you want baked right into the plan on Sprint you are paying for them. in the end i concluded that having the Sprint Family plan would be $30 more a month for us.
77. IcanBEATali (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Sep 2009)
The better question is... what are you comparing. Verizon pricing hasn't changed in quite some time, neither has Sprint. Regardless of it being a family plan or an individual plan, Sprint is cheaper. Verizon will even tell their customers as much, the company line is that you get what you pay for... I should know, I sell verizon.
The difference in price from the grandfathered unlimited plan and the current 2GB plan is a grand total of $.01. So maybe you are grandfathered in on some amazing plan, but for 99% of america, sprint beats the price with several more features every time. Just pull up both companies rate sheets and take a look for yourself.
81. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i did. when it becomes more expensive is when you have more lines with data in this case it's four. look it up for yourself.
82. IcanBEATali (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Sep 2009)
Every smart phone added to a sprint family plan compared to a verizon one saves you an additional $10 a month. You are clearly a smart guy, but you are still wrong about this.
84. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i actually did make a mistake which i realized when i was putting it together to show you guys. i added the additional cost per line on the family plans to the base 2 lines which put Sprint right there with Verizon because they charge an additional $20 per line vs. Verizon's $10, i'll walk you through it.
a 1400 minute Family Plan on Verizon is $90 for the first 2 lines, then you add the next 2 for an additional $10 each which brings it to $110. on Sprint the closest plan is their 1500 minute Family Plan which is $130 for the first 2 lines and an additional $20 for each additional line bringing that to $170.
Unlimited Texting is baked right into Sprint's Data Plan but you have to add Unlimited Texting to the Verizon Family Plan for $20 so that brings Verizon's cost to $130 and Sprint holds at $170.
i pay $30 for each of the 4 lines on my account to have Unlimited Data which brings Verizon's total to $250 and Sprint charges $10 for Unlimited Data on each line so that brings them to $210.
it's a $480 a year difference but it's worth it for Verizon's superior customer service along with their better coverage for their 3G and LTE networks.