Droid 3 Problems! Please Help!

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  1. mfmcclard

    mfmcclard New Member

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    Here is a list of all of the problems that have been recently occurring with my Droid 3.

    Extremely slow internet on 3g only (in comparison to my friends iphone, it takes a very long time)
    Pandora not playing entire songs/taking about a minute to buffer between each song again only on 3g (but works well on friends iphone)
    Camera taking an extremely long time to take a picture/extreme difficulties in taking a pictures
    Hasn't happened recently, but it would go into airplane mode occasionally
    Some minor problems with texts going through

    I am not very familiar with the phone and need basic assistance. I can understand technological responses, but might require additional assistance.

    I have went into the task manager and ended all of the apps that were running to ensure that this was not the problem.

    Thank you for you help.

    Matt
     
  2. Shimmy549

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    My 3G is hit-or-miss, too. I have the same problem with my two other phones: an LG Optimus V that I use as a guinea pig, and an iPhone 4 (long, convoluted story there-I can use it for $10 a month). The LG is a Virgin Mobile phone and VM's 3G issues are well-documented, but the iPhone seems to take just as long as the D3 to load webpages over 3G and that's using AT&T (payGo, Cingular APN).

    My D3 takes especially long to load the desktop version of Facebook using Skyfire. It isn't unbearably slow, though. It usually starts out slow, then loads the rest of the way very quickly. My D2G didn't seem to have that problem, but it had every other possible problem.

    I don't like the camera. I normally use CamScanner because I'm not a spontaneous picture taker. I don't take pictures of little kids or at sporting events. I have time to let the app launch and press a few buttons to launch the camera.

    Blue tint isn't my problem. I can't put my finger on it, I just don't like the pictures I get from the native camera. I had a 3.2MP camera on my LG enV Touch that I think took better-looking pictures. It seems a common fix for native camera disappointment is to download a third-party camera app.

    I've never had a totally satisfying handset, so I can live with inobtrusive shortcomings.

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  3. Shimmy549

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    I can even live with unobtrusive shortcomings-lol.



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  4. gadgetrants

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    Hey Matt, welcome to the forum, and hopefully we can help get things worked out!

    It sounds like you have a few good leads. I also find that when a program seems to be acting strangely, it helps to:

    Go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> All, and then find the pesky app, e.g., Pandora

    and then push the Clear cache button. You can also select the Clear data button, but you will lose any data (e.g., login/password) you've entered. No worries, just reenter the data to get the app back to normal.

    That essentially clears the program of "stale data" and gives you a fresh start.

    Some of your concerns, though, are difficult to nail down. For example, it's not clear (as the other guys noted) if some of your issues are due to signal strength or general 3G availability. Camera is notoriously slow. Finally, if you don't mind some friendly advice: I probably would drop the friend with the iPhone (unless it's a friend with "benefits"), and compare your phone side-by-side with another Android phone, ideally on the same network. Droid vs iPhone is an apple vs. orange comparison. :)

    Oh, regarding task killers. Try and use them sparingly. If you have an app that locks up, or is using a large chunk of CPU (try the free version of SystemPanel Lite), that's OK. But resist the temptation to install a task-killer that automatically shuts down apps -- Android is already designed to do that on it's own!

    Good luck,

    -Matt
     
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    Out of curiosity, does your friend with the iPhone have Verizon or AT&T?

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