Video, Verizon & HTC Stink

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by slinky, Jun 10, 2011.

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  1. slinky

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    The Thunderbolt has the ability to be a great phone. It's 4G. While it's not dual core, the speed is still very swift, the battery sucks but the extended battery lasts forever... we can solve many problems but NOT the crappy video quality of this phone which is downright unforgivable. I was quite upset to read about how Verizon & HTC let every consumer and reviewer think that there was 8GB of user accessible memory in this phone - or at least some reasonable amount of user accessible memory. The unfortunate truth is that there is ZERO GB of internal memory in this phone available for phone and camera functions - none. Unlike any other prior Android phone I owned, even the old ones, you cannot choose whatever internal memory you may have for video use.

    People here kept insisting that the 32GB card supplied is fine, etc. and I told them it's not. I insisted that there is a reason why the iPhone and other phones have a large amount of internal memory and it's not just the rated speed of the card - it's also because it ensures a much smoother functioning of multimedia with internal memory.

    I recently went on a trip and took some great pictures and video. This phone isn't a DSLR but the quality of the camera is downright great for what it is. The video came out choppy in various portions, where the 720p function would move smoothly for a few seconds, then stop/jump/skip and then repeat that problem every few seconds. It's not a major skip but enough to notice it and be disappointed as it's not something you have expected to see for a while. Some of you can claim it might be other apps, short system memory, etc. - I don't think so. I tried it with the stock phone and found that it did the same even without other apps installed. The write to the SD card is simply not nearly as smooth and buffering apparently doesn't seem to work as well as intended. I remember the same thing happened when I tried to write all my video to the SD Card on the Moto Droid 1. Recording to the internal memory is much better. The fact is that you can't even use the camera app to use whatever memory you have on your phone -- HTC/Verizon intended this phone to be SD Card only, a major, major step back.

    On my trip I was surprised to find that Verizon still hasn't cared to update its MyVerizon app to be compatible with its flagship Android phone. It really makes me wonder what their commitment is towards any phone or product that doesn't begin with the letter "i". Shame on them.
     
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    Not sure how much you have searched. There is a working my Verizon and I've posted it before.



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    Yakitori do u have the name of the thread where u mention the working my Verizon? I searched for it and even searched for posts submitted by u but couldn't find it

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    Thanks partner. Much appreciated!

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    Thanks - but that's not the point at all. Why are users being forced to hack Verizon's own software - because a multi-billion dollar company can't seem to bother to make even the smallest of efforts with regard to its own application? It's very hard to believe.
     
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    I honestly think we're all beta testing lte for verizon, thats why these companies haven't put a great deal of R&D on this first round of lte devices.
     
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    I have to agree...while its a great phone,the more I read and do with it I get the impression it was rushed into production and wasnt tested near as much as it should have been..then verizon pushed it on us without a backbone of support for it.
    I shouldnt have had to root it to make it the phone it was meant to be.
     
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    I shouldnt have had to root it to make it the phone it was meant to be.[/QUOTE]

    Very true but what phone have you had that you didnt root it in order for it to be the phone it should be right out of the gate? (android wise) By the looks of your signature there hasnt been one, we all do the same thing in order to get improvements on the phones we buy to make run much better than we get them out of the box.
     
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    The tbolt users sure do seem to either love it or hate it...not much in between. I think some love it to justify their purchase but there just seem to be way too many issues with it overall. Sad for big reds king of the mountain device.

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    Go look at the pre-release threads for the TB. There were at least two of them and one got shut down after over 200 pages of mostly people complaining that the release dates kept getting pushed back. People were in here fighting, getting accounts suspended for name calling each other, and all sorts of stupid childish things. All because they wanted the TB and they wanted it YESTERDAY. Well, I also believe the TB was released prematurely but probably because of the pressure from consumers and possibly HTC. From working in the past for VZW, I can tell you the last thing they want to do is prematurely push a phone out the door. In this case I believe it was, now we're getting the backlash that HTC and VZW both suck because they didn't take their time with getting the bugs worked out.

    To the O.P. - I take several videos with my TB and I have not had any issues at all. I'm rooted and using dasBAMF.
     
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    Users are not FORCED to hack. Look people...stop blowing the whole thing out of proportion. A single ota caused reboots for some customers. Not everyone has them...its not a conspiracy.

    For those with reboots...you don't have to hack. You can install the official ruu update that has been posted many times. No u don't need root to do it. Improves battery life and stops reboots if u have them. Why are you people still complaining.

    Nothing is more irritating than some willfully ignorant person that continues to whine and be part of the problem instead of learning and helping be part of the solution.
    U have the opportunity to get the update a week or two early. If u chose to wait for the ota then stop whining. All that energy and time yall are putting into bickering and moaning about VZW and HTC and won't even take the 20-30 minutes to flash the damn update and sign in your Google account and restore apps; its beyond me.

    Jfc people. If I were to guess id say there are a lot of children on this board. It's like griping is more fun to u than fixing something

    ridin the lightning
     
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