Originally Posted by leebo
Just a few quick notes about that last video:
He used the international version of the HTC One. As I said, the T-Mobile version does come with VVM (not sure about AT&T, V, or Sprint).
I thought you wanted a smaller phone? Be sure to check out the HTC One Mini.
If you use a GPS app in the car, be sure you have a cig lighter charger. Afaik, all GPS apps suck power like crazy. That's been my experience anyway.
Sent from my Nexus 7
Ok, I have ATT so I will have to find out. Didn't even realize that was the regular One. Correct, I don't want a phone that big.
As for the GPS... well, I know on the iphone as long and I hit the button so the screen stays off unless its actually telling me to turn then power use is unnoticeable.
If you would let the screen stay on then yes it will crush the battery.
Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer
Android doesn't offer custom text tones out of the box or visual voicemail
The stock phone app in Android DOES have a visual voice mail component baked in, but Verizon and other carriers seem to be in some sort of cahoot to force dumb android phone owners to pay for it. I say dumb, because on a stock version of android you can integrate Google Voicemail into the recent calls menu of your phone and playback directly. Kind of an improved Visual voicemail IMO (I use it daily) since you don't have to switch tabs.
Apple was the only company with the gonads to say, "our phone will cost $X, include Visual VM, not have your crapware pre-installed, etc" Meanwhile they left a ton of other things out.
Also, FWIW, there is no phone called the Galaxy 3. There is a Galaxy Note 3 which was released within the past month (or 2 months) and a Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S3 is sometimes referred to as SGS3 or SGSIII. It's debut was over 2 years ago. The iphone you could purchase at that time was the 4s (for comparison's sake, no LTE). The SGS3 is a Galaxy Nexus with improved camera and processor, although the processor isn't much improved (contrary to what dumb android forums say) since Samsung was always cooking the books in their firmware to be high performing in synthetic benchmarks.
Location is excellent, and it sucks way less juice than a magellan handheld. Network location is miles faster than actual GPS, and it typically uses less power by activating a part of the chipset that is commonly not in a deep standby state. The chipset design (SoC) is what dictates the GPS, and the accuracy reflects that. However, the quickness can be vastly different based on software and user settings
Now that you mention it I remember when I had the Galaxy I had separate apps running for custom text tones and VVM... for some reason they did not play well together.
As for the particular phone I had, I believe it was the S3... so based on what you are saying it was simply not the newest Android at the time.
However and I think many of my misconceptions on the Android line was that after being used to an iphone I believe I assumed that every Android phone worked the same....
I really like the text tone (custom ones) option that I have on the iphone. If someone is texting me I like to know if its important enough for me to stop what I am doing to look at the phone. In my line of work sometimes its a pain to have to stop what I am doing to get my phone.
Anyone using both this and VVM without any issue?
I also use a service called trap call on my phone. www.trapcall.com
Anyone have any experience with that on the Android?