Anybody experiencing bad (< 5 ft) bluetooth range and just over all terrible bluetooth reception on the Amaze? When the phone is in my pocket, the bluetooth signal is seriously compromised. Same thing when stepping even a few feet from the phone, the signal just totally breaks up. My previous device was an Evo 4G and the headset I am using now is the same as then, a Plantronics Voyage Pro. With the EVO I could be 15-20 feet away from the phone before the signal broke up. I tried my girfriend's bluetooth headset with the Amaze and had the same problem. I should also mention that my stereo bluetooth device connected to my home theater has the range issues too when used with the Amaze. There is nothing on the HTC or Android formums about this issue. Anybody using a different bluetooth device having issues as well?
I don't have the Amaze, but in the Sensation, the placement of the Bluetooth antenna is poor. I have the same problems that you described.
LIkewise, I'm using the Voyager Pro and HTC Amaze. I find that the signal is truly line of sight. with the BT headset in my right ear and holding the phone in my left hand, when I wave my right hand between the top of the phone and the BT headset the audio drops out. It will also happen if I turn my head to the right thereby obstructing the BT transmitter and the BT headset.
Yes, with my Voyager Pro and HTC Amaze I have a similar problem. While myTouch 4G understood my commands, Amaze seems not to listen or not to understand... I assume that Bluetooth signal is too low. Maybe a software fix is possible...?
Yeah, I am hoping it is an issue that can be taken care of with an OTA update rather than a poor design of the bluetooth antenna.
More about this... installing Vlingo solved the problem with Google's/Amaze's ignoring my spoken wishes. The Bluetooth connection is really terrible (with Voyager Pro which worked well on the MyTouch4G) and disconnects anytime without an appearent reason in the middle of a call. Even when I am 1 foot close to the Amaze I have this problem. Further away than 10 feet it drops the ball as well. This is something that HAS to be fixed - it is an essential tool for business users.
What?! The one time that I didn't recommend Vlingo when Vlingo is what helps!
Glad you have a partial resolution for your concerns.
I have several of the latest bluetooth headsets including the Jawbone ERA, Blueant Q2 and the Voyager Pro. They all function poorly with the Amaze. There is limited range as has been stated and unexepcted disconnects. I have called tech support and HTC support and no one can provide an answer. It is a great phone, but this is ridiculous. The problem has to be solved. Does anyone have any further insights?
great to find out I'm not the only one having problems with Bluetooth. Had no problems with my BBerry, hopefully if enough of us post here T Mobile will have find a answer
aastar, are you past your return period? If not, I would exchange the phone if I were you. While I think that there may be a poor antenna design in the phone overall, it shouldn't be as bad as your experience has been.
The Sensation was known to have a weak Wi-fi antenna. My first two Sensations were unusable (total loss of signal) in landscape mode on Wi-fi. My third Sensation shows a signal drop (1 bar), but I can still watch internet videos in landscape mode on Wi-fi. My point is that sometimes you have to exchange until you get a better one.
My experience is the same as bga123.
While the effective range is very short, I find my phone cutting out my wired headset audio while it tries to connect to my bluetooth headset in my car fifty feet or so away from where I'm exercising at the gym. I have to turn off bluetooth on my phone to avoid the issue. So, absolute range of the antenae seems ok. Maybe it is a software and not a hardware issue. (One can hope).
My Amaze will not connect to bluetooth devices *at all* :-(
And I know what I'm doing. I'm a programmer and I've been using (and rooting) Android phones since the G1.
T-Mobile are you listening?
Is your amaze rooted? If so, what ROM?
scottermonkey wrote: My Amaze will not connect to bluetooth devices *at all* :-( And I know what I'm doing. I'm a programmer and I've been using (and rooting) Android phones since the G1.This sucks.T-Mobile are you listening?
Yes rooted and ROM is BeastMod 1.2.
However, the bluetooth on this phone did not work *before* the root, either.
I had hoped the problem was Sense.
Just a guess on my part, but I think that the Bluetooth problem is hardware related. I haven't seen discussion of the Amaze's antenna, but the Sensation's BT antenna problem was hardware related.
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