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Posted Nov 10, 2011
5:46:19 AM
HTC Vivid - Disappointing Performance

I've now seen two different side by side comparisons with the Samsung Skyrocket,

Other than the better display and build quality on the Vivid, the Skyrocket beats it on:

1.) Benchmark tests
2.) Download speeds
3.) Battery life

Disappointing!

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Mar 28, 2012 12:39:06 PM
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One more thing that may help you, is going into your apps, go all the way over to all apps and start disableing the ones that are not needed. Saves alot data, and space on your phone. Be careful to what u disable, dont disable any of the main needed operations.

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Mar 28, 2012 12:41:31 PM
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car4dave wrote:

I was told that fast startup lets some apps continue running even though the phone restarts or shuts down, disabling it is like pulling the battery adter shutdown, I think.

 


Mostly correct.  The HTC fastboot option really just puts your phone into a deep sleep instead of really powering it down, allowing it to power on quickly.  So if you have apps running in the background, they won't be closed.  This is especially true if something is misbehaving, powering down and back up again with fastboot activated will usually not fix the issue.  Either choose the "restart" option when you hold the power button (which is a real reboot), turn off fast boot (Settings » Applications » Fastboot) or do a battery pull.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Mar 28, 2012 1:49:07 PM
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Yes, I imagine that I could disable Sense and a few other apps lol 

 

Funny thing is when I checked what was using my battery, I saw after Display that it was Calendar that was using a lot but I would not disable that.

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Mar 28, 2012 1:55:39 PM
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OK, I found it, it says I am using pta, I cannot edit the access point. If I try to hit menu and "new APN", then there is a whole list of things to enter and I do not know what goes in there. 

 

What was this APN thing about anyway? I don't think I have a network problem.

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Mar 28, 2012 2:02:13 PM
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Yes, you will come across a bunch of options to add a new APN. So there for when ur there on that page, hit the 4lines symbol at the bottom to the right of your home screen symbol.

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Mar 28, 2012 2:04:16 PM
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The PTA is a regular connection for the HTC Vivid. A represenitive told me to add a diff APN for better connection. The new APN should help your wifi problem.

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Mar 28, 2012 2:07:44 PM
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So, you 're saying that changing my APN will stop Gmail from crashing when I view an email with a bunch of images in it?

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Mar 28, 2012 2:19:47 PM
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Good possibility but that i do not know. But ur saying things crashing on your current APN, and you havent tryed the new APN, and fortunatley i have not had problems on the new APN that i was having on the stock PTA APN.

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Mar 28, 2012 2:33:49 PM
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So you're saying network might cause crashing, I have to call att about apn.

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Mar 28, 2012 2:36:32 PM
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Yes, definitley. Could be your network connection. Ok, but when u call them, tell them u have the stock PTA APN and you need the HSPA+ APN. Some at&t reps will give you a hard time, but if they will not give it to you, contact me threw here and ill give it to you

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Mar 29, 2012 1:22:21 PM
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this is crazy, this site is saying i have a motorola, lol.

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Mar 29, 2012 1:36:41 PM
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Where do you see that? on the side of your reply it says:

 

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Mar 29, 2012 2:50:02 PM
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i was looking threw the convo earlier and it said motorola.

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Mar 29, 2012 2:52:13 PM
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So did you get your phone figured out? Did you get the other APN?

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Mar 29, 2012 5:16:57 PM
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no, I haven't had the time to look into the APN, everywhere I look says to stick with the original, PTA? APK whatever it is..

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Mar 29, 2012 6:15:25 PM
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okey dokey.

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Mar 30, 2012 10:33:42 AM
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funny, I just got a text from att about an update, I'm wondering if it is a message about the one I installed or did they make a new one? 

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Apr 2, 2012 6:28:43 PM
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So what was the update for??

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Apr 2, 2012 6:32:09 PM
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Message must have been about the update I already got, there wasn't a new update.

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Apr 2, 2012 6:37:32 PM
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I see, so anything new with your phone problem?

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Apr 2, 2012 6:49:28 PM
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No, same, tumblr crashes all the time, gmail and browser crash when lots images & certain pages.

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Apr 2, 2012 6:52:33 PM
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I forgot, when charging with Wi-Fi on, my Bluetooth headset is choppy also no more voice dial, used to be able to push headset button up say call name

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Apr 2, 2012 7:01:24 PM
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Sounds like you need to take some time and actually talk to a specialist. Cause not exaftly seeing what the phone is doing, im not.much of a big help, can only give certain advice.

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Apr 2, 2012 7:04:40 PM
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It's cool.

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Apr 2, 2012 7:07:27 PM
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Righton, goodluck!

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Jun 21, 2012 10:02:01 PM
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Why is it that you keep giving advice to change the APN knowing it is locked and not tell anyone how to go about doing that. I got enough of 'This is what you should do but We aren't going to tell you how' when I looked at the HTC Vivid manual that I downloaded. I am a phone user. Some of us are phone users not an electronics wizards. I would like to have some step by step instructions so I won't mess my phone up entirely.

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