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#101 lilotimz

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:14 PM

According to sources elsewhere, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 USCC CDMA variant is now being shipped to stores and will be available around the 18th. Sprint should not be far behind. 



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:18 PM

According to sources elsewhere, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 USCC CDMA variant is now being shipped to stores and will be available around the 18th. Sprint should not be far behind. 

Nice!  I need it in hand by the 27th for my mothers Birthday gift!  Hope ours makes it in time!



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:23 AM

i spun through the thread and didn't see it mentioned, do we know yet if this one has SVLTE and/or SVDO?



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:42 AM

i spun through the thread and didn't see it mentioned, do we know yet if this one has SVLTE and/or SVDO?

 

Neither.  Early tri band handsets, maybe all tri band handsets, will lack SVLTE.  And SVDO has been gone for about a year now.

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:49 AM

Neither.  Early tri band handsets, maybe all tri band handsets, will lack SVLTE.  And SVDO has been gone for about a year now.

 

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thanks, i knew about that info but was hoping that with the size of the device and being a "phablet" they may have added it for this one.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:52 PM

I was interested in this device to replace my aging Galaxy Nexus, however people have been reporting on XDA that there is a screen brightness bug that dims the screen 50%. Supposedly the phone dims the screen to prevent overheating, although some have ran temperature benchmarks and found no anomalies. I am definately an AMOLED guy, so I will hold out for a device that meets my needs:

 

Dual-core (I don't game or do any heavy multi-tasking, so I prefer a CPU that sips battery juice, and not guzzles it)

Tri-band LTE (for obvious reasons)

5"-6" AMOLED screen (I prefer 720p for the text size, but I can manage with 1080p if need be)

 

The Moto X has all the right specs, except for the tri-band LTE, what a bummer.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:00 PM

Any news on the release date for Sprint???

 

Can't believe US Celluar released the Mega before Sprint.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:08 PM

Any news on the release date for Sprint???

Can't believe US Celluar released the Mega before Sprint.


None of us have heard anything yet. Patience is the key at this point. I'm hoping October is the month Sprint catches up with all their phone releases.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:09 PM

Any news on the release date for Sprint???

 

Can't believe US Celluar released the Mega before Sprint.

No Tri band phone has released yet on Sprint despite them launching elsewhere so I think that being Tri band has to be a part of it.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:08 AM

Any explanation for why Tri-Band devices lack SVLTE?

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:22 AM

Any explanation for why Tri-Band devices lack SVLTE?


Because too much greatness in one device could tear a hole in the fabric of space and doom us all to an alternate reality where Sprint doesn't exist and fried chicken is poisonous to humans.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:24 AM

Well, my guess would have been that it would be too much of a pain in the butt to get SVLTE going with TD-LTE and FDD-LTE on the same device. I'll take the Dave's answer though.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:28 AM

It's most likely a combination of both.
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:20 PM

I looked at the Mega today at a AT&T store. It was comically big. I cannot believe anyone being able to use the thing seriously as an every day phone. I won't lie, I dropped it while trying to use it one handed. Oops.
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:55 PM

I looked at the Mega today at a AT&T store. It was comically big. I cannot believe anyone being able to use the thing seriously as an every day phone. I won't lie, I dropped it while trying to use it one handed. Oops.

 

I wonder how this would work with the Mega: http://shop.flygrip.com/



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

I looked at the Mega today at a AT&T store. It was comically big. I cannot believe anyone being able to use the thing seriously as an every day phone. I won't lie, I dropped it while trying to use it one handed. Oops.

 

HAHA i told ya.  Did you see my pic I posted comparing the LG Optimus G Pro and Galaxy Mega 6.3.  Its freakishly big and I can't fathom how you would put that in your pocket not to mention holding that thing in one hand.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:38 PM

HAHA i told ya. Did you see my pic I posted comparing the LG Optimus G Pro and Galaxy Mega 6.3. Its freakishly big and I can't fathom how you would put that in your pocket not to mention holding that thing in one hand.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:37 AM

None of us have heard anything yet. Patience is the key at this point. I'm hoping October is the month Sprint catches up with all their phone releases.


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I wouldn't be surprised if sprint is waiting for some of the incentives to expire before they release their new phones. And once NV is up and shows how sprint has the best coverage in the nation, they'll drop unlimited data like its hot.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:25 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if sprint is waiting for some of the incentives to expire before they release their new phones. And once NV is up and shows how sprint has the best coverage in the nation, they'll drop unlimited data like its hot.

NV can't give sprint the best coverage.  They don't have nearly enough towers compared to Verizon.  If they ever announce NV 3.0 and plan to add 20,000+ towers, maybe then they'd have a chance. 



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:29 AM

NV can't give sprint the best coverage. They don't have nearly enough towers compared to Verizon. If they ever announce NV 3.0 and plan to add 20,000+ towers, maybe then they'd have a chance.


The ex-Nextel spectrum gives Sprint a chance against VZW and AT&T's massive swaths of 700 MHz spectrum. That's something T-Mobile doesn't have, and wouldn't unless DT sold TMUS to SoftBank.




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