T-Mobile's VoLTE confirmed working with the OP3 :-)

  1. sbooth
    US Brand Ambassador Jun 20, 2016

    sbooth , Jun 20, 2016 :
    Immediately after inserting my resized T-Mobile Nano-SIM card in to the OP3 and enabling "Enhanced 4G LTE Mode" in the cellular network settings, the little "HD" symbol appeared on my home screen with a message stating "Device is VoLTE capable" as shown below.

    Cool :cool:


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  2. parsa5
    Jelly Bean Jun 20, 2016

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  3. Brandon619
    Gingerbread Jun 20, 2016

    Brandon619 , Jun 20, 2016 :
    Just needs the wifi calling certification and that would be perfection.. Quick someone tweet John (ceo of T-Mobile)

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  4. parsa5
    Jelly Bean Jun 21, 2016

    parsa5 , Jun 21, 2016 :
    I wish it would happen but I am not counting on it!

  5. milkdude
    KitKat Jun 21, 2016

    milkdude , Jun 21, 2016 :
    Good to hear.....and now for the Wi-Fi:)

  6. lkosova
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 21, 2016

    lkosova , Jun 21, 2016 :
    What are your locations? Anyone from Chicago getting Tmobile bands and results?

  7. sbooth
    US Brand Ambassador Jun 21, 2016

    sbooth , Jun 21, 2016 :
    San Diego, CA, here.


  8. NaterTots
    Jelly Bean Jun 21, 2016

    NaterTots , Jun 21, 2016 :
    Just put my Sim card in and saw that.

    I'm very happy. Too bad it never happened for the Op2.

  9. alejovh1
    Donut Jun 21, 2016

    alejovh1 , Jun 21, 2016 :
    I was surprised and happy to see that it works as well. Pure goodness here in Portland OR.

  10. besweeet
    Eclair Jun 21, 2016

    besweeet , Jun 21, 2016 :
    So that checks two of the three boxes. HD Voice and VoLTE are more important than Wi-Fi Calling for me. Add that and proper 1080p60 video recording, and I'll buy one.

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  11. aenews
    KitKat Jun 22, 2016

    aenews , Jun 22, 2016 :
    Might be able to get 1080P/60FPS on Cinema FV-5 With Custom Settings.

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  12. besweeet
    Eclair Jun 22, 2016

    besweeet , Jun 22, 2016 :
    Third-party apps could be fine, but having it be a first-party feature seems like it wouldn't be such a hard thing nowadays. 1080p60 cameras have been around for 3+ years, yet some still don't seem to get it.

  13. aenews
    KitKat Jun 22, 2016

    aenews , Jun 22, 2016 :
    I'd rather use 4K/30FPS. Using motion interpolation to bump 1080P/30FPS to 1080P/60P would likely produce better results than native 1080P/60FPS. Last I checked with some videos, this was the case. Just checked Cinema FV-5, and it does not appear that the custom settings worked (Still 30FPS).

  14. besweeet
    Eclair Jun 22, 2016

    besweeet , Jun 22, 2016 :
    Would motion interpolation be considered 1080i60? If so, how would that be better than native progressive 1080p60FPS?

  15. aenews
    KitKat Jun 22, 2016

    aenews , Jun 22, 2016 :
    Nope motion interpolation simply means that you use CPU/GPU horsepower to predict interim frames and thus bump a video to your monitor's refresh rate or whatever refresh rate you want. Works with any resolution though results will be less useful for lower resolution and quality videos. I use SVP (Smooth Video Project) to watch videos live. You can also use SVP with whatever settings you may prefer to generate an AVS Script that you can then run through an application called MeGUI to generate an actual MKV File. That's what I do when I want to create a 60FPS Video. I personally don't understand why the film and animation industry refuses to use anything beyond 24FPS.

  16. aenews
    KitKat Jun 22, 2016

    aenews , Jun 22, 2016 :
    In any case getting back on topic, using motion interpolation to artificially increase smoothness would yield better results than native 1080P/60FPS on a smartphone camera in most cases.

  17. besweeet
    Eclair Jun 22, 2016

    besweeet , Jun 22, 2016 :
    But by having the hardware guess what the next frame should be, how is that any better than having the camera record full, raw frames? I know people don't typically use their cameras for professional reasons, but I don't think that any pro-level videographers / film makers would want their cameras to guess what the next frame should be :/.

    I don't want this off-topic discussion to drag on either :D (yet I just posted this post, lol). Feel free to PM.

  18. JerrinAZ
    Honeycomb Jun 22, 2016

    JerrinAZ , Jun 22, 2016 :
    Great feature but the constant message is becoming annoying....

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  19. sbooth
    US Brand Ambassador Jun 22, 2016

    sbooth , Jun 22, 2016 :
    What message? If the HD icon keeps popping up even after you swipe it to the right to get rid of it, try this:
    Make sure your APN (Access Point Names) is manually set to "T-Mobile US LTE" (fast.t-mobile.com) and not the OS default "T-Mobile US" (epc.tmobile.com). With this set, I have not had any issues with the HD popping up unless I am switching between Wi-Fi and Cellular service; a normal/expected notification.


  20. aenews
    KitKat Jun 22, 2016

    aenews , Jun 22, 2016 :
    It works very well. They should want their cameras to do this.