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Finally have my Revolution

Discussion in 'LG Revolution' started by mattvct, May 26, 2011.

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    So, I finally have my hands on my new LG Revolution and while there is a lot to love (Netflix and 4g LTE FTW!), there is a lot that needs to change lol. For starters, it comes pre loaded with the VZ Navigator, not bad if you feel like spending an extra $10/mo for what Google is willing to give you for free. Additionally it comes loaded with tons of crap applications, demos and advertisements which cannot be removed.

    Overall the phone is fantastic, Netflix is clear, fast and crisp, input with either the LG keypad or Swype is accurate.

    On the To-Do list:

    1) Root this thing
    2) Find an Otterbox (so far only the holster case was available at Verizon).
    3) ????
    4) Profit!
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    hows the battery life
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    Just got it two hours ago and have been copying files the whole time so not too sure. I always have two batteries for any phone and work on an ambulance with power outlets, so it's not really a major concern for me. I'll try to post back when I get a chance to evaluate it though.
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    how much data does netflix use up when streaming?
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    Just got home with mine loved it out of the box. launcher is quick has some nice features but seems to slow down pretty quick. can't comment on battery life just yet still charging it up. Phone is fast but alot of force closes already. Just a little heavier than my DX. Email app keeps crashing if i add more than one account also dosent have stock news and weather or power widgets.
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    Can someone post some pics taken with the camera? I'm interested in how the images look in comparison to the Charge and TB.

    Also I'm curious about the bootloader. Is it unlocked? Has anyone tried rooting this yet?

    I don't know much about rooting a phone but I'm interested in learning.
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    Camera looks pretty good snapped a few if anyone wants to see. was worried about going from an 8mp to a 5mp but seems good.
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    I got mine today at lunch, haven't had much time with it, battery was pretty much dead when I got it, but the screen is sharp, bright display. Boy Genius Report "hands on" was a joke to read, bashed it up and down with no proof or substance. Claimed the display was dull and pixelated, NOT true.

    Now there is a fair bit of bloatware so I am looking forward to getting it rooted and taking the crapware off, that should free up another 300+MB of space. Its snappy, UI is very responsive and not heavy at all.

    I thought the LG Revo came with the ability to use the LG wireless charger out of the box, at least that is how I have been reading it. Well you need a different battery door and of course there is no way to know IF that new battery door will fit into any of the cases. I just don't get the where LG went on this one. Put the door in, it will get you the sales for the $69 charger. My guess is Verizon wanted the $29 add on for the door and the $69 for the charger. Typical Verizon GREED.
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    Oh btw great photo's so another item to shut the whiners up about, complaining that its only 5MP, really it must have a better sensor than HTC's ThunderBolt since every photo I took with mine was crappy.
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    I hope it lasts for you guys because my last LG phones have had a lot of issues.
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    Thanks for posting the pictures up...they look sweet!
    --Ray
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    So far, I can get about 8 hours with a lot of use, but I can squeeze about 10. When I used it it went down 10% every hour

    Sent from my LG Revolution
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    battery life depends on what youre doing...

    try running a playstation emulator and see how long it takes to go from full to 15%...I can manage 3-4 hours TOPS (depending on the complexity of the game) with the bp7x extended battery. I know this isnt the D2G section, but Im just saying.
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    Well yeah, I use my phone for the occasional phone call, and I use it for twitter, Facebook, engadget, the web browser,and the various forum apps. I don't really play any games. I think getting 8-10 hours is pretty damn good on 4g if you ask me

    Sent from my LG Revolution
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    Damn, wish I had that kind of time

    Sent from my VS910 4G using Tapatalk
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    How is the call quality on the revo? I heard it wasn't to great

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
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    Please help... LG Revolution vs Samsung Droid Charge
    Can someone please break down the ups and downs of the LG Revolution vs Samsung Droid Charge, what device they like better and why?

    Where is the Rev better. Where is the Charge better.


    How much better is the Charge's display over the Rev?

    Do the 900 benchmark scores of the Charge really fall that far behind the 2000 scores of the Rev?

    Can the Bing apps be removed without breaking the phone?

    Is the Charge DLNA certified and does it matter?

    Is the Charge bootloader unlocked?

    Does the charge have the same 3.5-millimeter audio jack as the Rev?

    If I wanted to phone to watch movies, steam movies to TV over HDMI, play games and text what phone would you chose between the two?

    ~I have three hours to make a decision, thanks for your help.
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    Why so short a time period?

    Anyway, here is my reasoning in Choosing the LG over the Charge or TB.

    Unlocked bootloader (although there does not seem to be much going on in this area yet)
    HDMI out + DNLA
    Screen almost as good as the Charge and better than the TB
    Seems to have less problems than the TB (battery reboots etc..)
    Better benchmarks
    Better interface (YMMV)
    Charge has a much better camera than either of the the other two, but I liked the quality of the Revo's images better than the TB even though it is 5mp vs 8mp. There is alot of confusion around megapixles and image quality. More is not always better.

    I also preferred the LG's form factor/style better than the Charges'. The Charge seems too flimsy and I hated where the buttons were on the Charge. Again this is an area open for personal opinion.
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    I don't like the button position on the charge. Too low, cramps my finger.
    Other people love it though.
    I like the basic look/feel of the revo . The capacitive buttons nice.
    Since i started with droid i think i am most comfy with that setup.


    Sent from my VS910 4G using Tapatalk
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    *(Sorry this is off topic)*
    really? i have found my thunderbolts camera to be beyond amazing in almost every category.
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