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[ENG] HTC EVO 4G capped at 30fps?

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Reports are flying in from across the internet -- and by that we mean the xda-developers and Google Code forums -- that the EVO 4G might have something of a framerate issue. It seems that the device is "locked in" at 30 frames per second both in 2D (Canvas) and 3D (openGL) modes, while anecdotally, a phone like the Hero hits 54fps on average and has "smoother scrolling" in the menus. This apparently is visible both with the standard Sense UI installed and with the Froyo preview build, although in the latter case the Nexus One bootup video is 60fps before halving upon reaching the home screen.
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Any EVO owners notice this? It seems like a silly thing to do. The problem seems to lay with the firmware not the hardware itself.
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Weird. Wonder why they would do something like that? I'm thinking maybe they wanted a consistent framerate across the board? Hopefully it is with the firmware.
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Can't say I've noticed it......seems odd though.
    
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that is crap..just like the Hero...I had to exchange then finally replace it with an Evo.....Evo ftw!
    
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that is crap..just like the Hero...I had to exchange then finally replace it with an Evo.....Evo ftw!
this is the evo though...?
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I think that's reasonable. 30fps is, in my opinion, good enough for anything one might do on a phone. It's not like you're playing an FPS where you need it running super smooth. 30 FPS is more than modern movie framerate (I have been told that modern movies run at 24 fps), and most flash movies and games don't run higher than 24 fps.

And the framerate lock might save a little battery and maybe keep the processor running a little cooler.
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I haven't noticed any downfall to 30 fps yet. =/ I like mine. I'm sure it can be fixed later with an update.
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Meh, I've noticed choppy gameplay on Asphalt 5, but killing programs fixed that for the most part. Scrolling thru TONS of apps chops up, but only because it has to load a picture next to each one. Can't say that I've noticed a problem with the 30 fps issue, unless there is no limit on a rooted EVO...then I wouldn't know.
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this is the evo though...?
Mybad, I was referring to the part where the hero is better at times than the evo in scrolling menus.
    
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Capping at 30 fps would certainly help battery life. What is the refresh rate of the screens on a phone like that anyway?
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