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Top message:  My long review by audreyshow   May 1, 2011, 1:55 AM

Replying to:  Re: My long review by Victek   May 1, 2011, 10:16 PM

Re: My long review

by audreyshow    May 3, 2011, 1:46 AM

I usually keep my screen much dimmer inside as well. On the lowest setting, I can see it just fine inside. I do wish the HTC screen brightness widget had the same modes as the vanilla widget, in that it lets you select low-medium-high-auto brightness. The HTC widget is missing the auto setting. But it's no biggie. I'm already getting use to adjusting it easily since it's just a small widget, there's plenty of room on my home screen for it.
I was messing with my phone a little while ago and I discovered something. Sort of an antenna-gate issue with this phone lol. I noticed if I held the phone up, without covering the bottom of the phone at all, the signal was pretty good, -78 dBm to -86 dBm. If I cover the bottom of the phone with my hand, or if I'm looking at the phone laying down and it's resting on my chest (thereby covering the bottom completely), after about 3 seconds, the signal drops to around -95 to -103. Move it away, and a few seconds later, the signal is good again. This is probably why I usually only see a crappy dBm level, as I am often holding it with one had at the bottom to text or navigate the screens. It kind of sucks because that's pretty much how I always hold the phone. Like I said, I haven't experienced any issue with a dropped call or data connection. Regardless, I am planning to go to a local Verizon store in town to look at their demo and compare the signal strength. If mine is pretty far off theirs, I will most likely be exchanging it for another. I've only made maybe 3 calls, so I don't have sufficient experience in that respect to say it won't be an issue. I text a lot more than talk. But I did notice a tremendously horrible signal in town, where the signal should have been excellent. I hadn't realized then, that covering the bottom of the phone was causing the signal to suffer (I'm sure it was being held in a way to cover the bottom or sitting in my lap the whole time), so the next trip into town will entail more experimentation with regard to how I hold the phone.
I know what you mean about picking up the wrong end of the phone too. Several times, I have picked it up and pushed where I thought the power button was, not that you can tell since you can barely feel the button to begin with haha.

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