Biggest disappointments with the D3

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  1. baaldemon

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    The biggest disappointments for me not related to the boot loader and root issues are

    The annoyingly weak vibrate on the phone, I should be able to feel it vibrate in my pocket
    Power button is hard to hit
    Physical camera button missing, Ive never used the camera much but the button on the original was great
    Annoyingly quiet speaker
    The mixed up button order (im sure ill get used to it at some point but why did the order need to change from the original droid?)

    I still love the phone though

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  2. The_Rick_14

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    The likely changed the order to eliminate the problem some have with accidently bumping the touch back button and having to relaunch an app. This way it only opens the menu when that happens.

    As far as the physical camera button, mine was never consistent and had to be pushed so firmly that the camera moved and led to blurry pics.

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  3. 640k

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    biggest disappointments:

    - camera/camcorder apps basically suck. they've hung my phone, caused a core dump and are painfully slow to launch.
    - my battery life has been abismal. the claimed numbers are no where near what i've observed and my wife and i have the same phone. i've killed the phone streaming Pandora after just 3.5hrs (phone shut itself down). i could stream 7-8hrs + with my D1/D2 no problem.
    - alt-shift-del does NOT reboot the phone.
    - the battery cover can be difficult to remove and i feel the tabs will eventually wear.
     
  4. MrJoe

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    my phone has a ****ty power button too, i thought maybe i just had a weird defective one.

    verizon said that until it actually breaks they cant replace it "yeah it sucks but i can't help you until you break your phone" is what the lady at the store told me
     
  5. 640k

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    for people having trouble with the power button, i noticed that you can't use it like you used to on the D1/D2, at least not how i used to.

    because the button was "recessed" on the D1/D2, i ran my finger across the top (not literally, but just to make contact with the button), until i found the button and then pressed it. you can't do that with the D3, because you end up trying to push the button on an angle.

    if you press the power button directly (diliberately put your finger center of the button and push down) it appears much easier to use.
     
  6. MrJoe

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    even when i push it directly it is much harder to press than my mom's D3 and it is visually different form hers. It looks like it's stuck farther into my phone than hers
     
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    yeah maybe you have a bad button. mine has an obvious protrusion.
     
  8. MelissAnnH

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    I ordered mine over the phone, the day it was released, fed exed teh next day, like some type of drooling tech addict geek. Perhaps the best part was when I got it I took it to the store to find a case and all teh vzw ppl asked if they could touch and hold it because they hadnt seen them yet.

    I came from the D2, but I work amongst iPhoner's on a daily basis who rub video chat in my face. So when I read the D3 ffc rumours I waited till the DAY it came out, the only reason to switch to D3 was for the ffc/videochat. Soooo thats my biggest complaint. it doesnt work yet.

    1. Video Chat doesnt work (on another thread i tried every app there is, and either the sound is horrible or the image gets stuck, whenever motorola/verizon/google work outwho/how to make $ off vc, maybe they will release the app)

    2. Not having a dedicated camera button sucks more then i thought it would, i dont mind touching the camera icon, but it takes 30 seconds tooo long to come up. ANd a few times I have taken out my phone to quick grab a picture, (like when Godsmacks Sully Erna came to the side of the stage at the Mayhem concert) and everyone got off a pic except ME who was stuck waiting for her camera to load and be ready.

    3. The battery: although its MUCH better with the extended and I have power cords everywhere, work, car, home, BFs house, still I cant use my phone the way i want to and i limit myself.

    4. Random reboots - I dont seem to mind them? but they do happen every day. Although I have my phone on a kickstand in eye view at my work desk all day long - so it doesnt interfere with what im doing - i just happen to see the red droid eye reboot at least once a day - i wonder for those who are saying its not happening, if they just arent seeing it, because i happen to see my phone 10 straight hours a day.

    5. The Power Button - I actually think my D2 was worse, so im used to the hate/hate relationship. I bought the gel cover for my D3 but it did not fit well over the button at all, so i returned it for the hard shell whose case does not cover the button, and indeed, as long as I approach the finger movement straight down, it will turn on and off, so now I am happy again.

    6. My BF has the Samsung Epic 4G, and I gotta tell you his display is much nicer, much MUCH nicer, I actually cant beleive it, we are geeks so we will lay in bed and google the same stuff to see whose is quicker (mine is) but his display and layout and simplicity, I dunno, I would never admit it to him, but his display is strinkingly more brilliant in colors then mine. (Opinion though)

    7. Did I mention the lack of a working video chat button? Seriously, this sucks.

    8. There is a grey editing bar that sticks on my phone after the vkp comes up, this is highly annoying.

    9. The word predictor on my old phone seemed much better, i thought at first that it was just my D2 had so many custom added words, but no, its not the custom added words, there is a lack of intuitiveness about what I am typing.

    10. Apps, and Launching them are STICKY. I loaded LauncherPro but had a lot of problems, so I took it off. EVerything is STICKY and hesitant to launch, the widgets, the icons, once I get the app going, its speedy, but there is a strange hesitation/lag/stickyness to all the menu icons and widgets.

    I have to get back to work but since I am struggling to remember what else is wrong - I guess Ive already covered the important stuff. I do love the phone though, but in retrospect since the VC isnt working, I wish I had waited.
     
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    idk what everyone is complainign about lag for. zero problems here.

    Running ADW Launcher EX all tweaked out and loads of push data programs running in the background.

    The first thing i did was use the built in task manager to throw some items into the "auto end" category so maybe that makes a difference.
     
  10. buckmarble

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    In regards to your launcher pro issue, the first time I installed it, it acted funny. I uninstalled it and a day later I installed it again and all is great. MUCH better than the stock launcher.

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    for the record, launcher pro was giving me fits so i uninstalled and reinstalled a few times with marginally better results. went to ADW and it worked great.
     
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    Yeah, the slow camera was my complaint as well. Has been that way with the D1, X, X2, and now the D3. That was one of the big things that drew me to the Thunderbolt. Camera is almost instant. I can open my camera and take a picture within the span of about 2 seconds.
     
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