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CM10.0 Stable Review

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3rd December 2012, 09:12 AM   |  #1  
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CM10.0 stable was released a while ago on the HTC One S (S4). I've used it for a week nown and thought I'd write a review. Basically, I'm trying to create the thread I wish I'd find before I flashed CM10.0 Stable.

I came from stock 4.0.4 with Sense 4.1, so whenever I make comparisons, I compare it to that.

The Good
- Stability. I've really only encountered a single bug. That's actually better than stock for me. Definately stable enough to use as a daily driver. I am really impressed by this.
- Speed and smoothness. Everything flows really well, making the interface a joy to use.
- Battery life. For me, it has been notably but not dramatically better. I get about 3.5 h screen time (I got about 3 h on stock).
- The interface. Everything is prettier than Sense. I could never go back.
- The settings. The number of settings isn't as large as CM7 (which was a bit insane), but larger than stock. You can tweak more or less everything you care about.

The Bad
- A bug making volume wake unreliable. It's on the tracker: http://code.google.com/p/cyanogenmod...detail?id=6720
This matters a lot for me since my power button is quite unresponsible. But it probably won't matter to most users (although I'd argue that waking the screen up with volume buttons is more comfortable than the power button)
- While it's great that you can cutomize the lock screen shortcuts, you can't move the "unlock". It's always to the right. You can install another lock screen if you want, though. It's a very minor issue.
- The contacts app doesn't seem to work with Facebook, so if you (like me) get all your contacts' pictures from there, you're out of luck. Slightly annoying. Third party apps like Haxsync can fix this though.
- The timer and the alarm are found in two different apps. And the timer app is a bit wierd, coming from stock. But it works.

Other notes
- Camera quality seems good enough. Taking photos is really fast, much like stock, but you can't just hold down the button to do burst mode.
- I don't miss Beats Audio. The DSP Manager, an included app, let's you activate bass boost in three different levels. For me, this gives more than good enough audio quality.


Conclusion
A great rom. Don't stay on stock

If you want me to add anything else, just ask
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3rd December 2012, 10:40 AM   |  #2  
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Us villec2 users are stuck with laggy sense. Really hope that since cm10 on the s4 is now stable, a kind dev would port it out for us. I don't even have 4.0.4 yet!

Awesome review!
Great that CM10 is now good to go!

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3rd December 2012, 10:48 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks for this great review.
Is it possible to shoot 8mpx widescreen pictures like in the stock rom ?
And is the battery life really better than stock? I've read that some users got a worse battery life on cm..
Did you experienced any wifi/2g/3g connection issues?
3rd December 2012, 11:02 AM   |  #4  
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Thanks for this great review.
Is it possible to shoot 8mpx widescreen pictures like in the stock rom ?
And is the battery life really better than stock? I've read that some users got a worse battery life on cm..
Did you experienced any wifi/2g/3g connection issues?

Sense roms don't take 8mp widescreen shots. To achieve the widescreen, they just crop the photos to something more like 6mp.
Battery life really depends on how you use your phone but for me its better on CM.
Other than the occasional disconnecting from wifi, everything is fine over here
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Originally Posted by Kamilr97

Sense roms don't take 8mp widescreen shots. To achieve the widescreen, they just crop the photos to something more like 6mp.
Battery life really depends on how you use your phone but for me its better on CM.
Other than the occasional disconnecting from wifi, everything is fine over here

thanks for your answer, didn't know this cropping thing.
hm, maybe I will switch over to cm too :P
3rd December 2012, 12:24 PM   |  #6  
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On Sense, the "8 Mpx" pictures are 3264 x 1840. On CM10, they are 3264 x 2448.

Also, I haven't had any WiFi issues yet on CM10. I did have a few random disconnects on stock Sense, though.
3rd December 2012, 07:25 PM   |  #7  
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What's this stable cm10 you mention? Don't see it in dev section

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4th December 2012, 09:38 AM   |  #8  
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What's this stable cm10 you mention? Don't see it in dev section

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You can get it on get.cm. I don't think there's a specific thread for the stable version here on xda.
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Do anyone of you have noticed that the phone call receiver hears an echo? I do not hear it myself but anyone I call hears the echo and hang up. I switched to stock Sense ROM and the echo disappears.
The echo comes back on CM10, I might try some more ROMs and see
5th December 2012, 06:22 AM   |  #10  
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Hello!!

As far as Facebook sync the best next thing is Haxsync in the market... Sooo worth it and it works great on CM10.


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