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Old June 20th, 2011, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am considering on getting an EVO 4G as a second phone since the price has dropped and it is expected to keep dropping, but I feel like I should ask the current EVO 4G owners how much longer they are planing on keeping their phones, I had one and sold it, never really regret it yet I do miss my EVO. What do you thing? How long are you planing on keeping your EVO 4G?

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Until a Samsung Galaxy S2 4G hit Verizon or Sprint.

To me after all the research I done, SGS2 is just the top phone right now. While EVO3D is tempting, the battery life is disappointing, specially when compare with SGS2
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I am considering on getting an EVO 4G as a second phone since the price has dropped and it is expected to keep dropping, but I feel like I should ask the current EVO 4G owners how much longer they are planing on keeping their phones, I had one and sold it, never really regret it yet I do miss my EVO. What do you thing? How long are you planing on keeping your EVO 4G?
well i just bought my phone last august, so i'm not eligible for an upgrade til next year. as long as the devs are still supporting the evo, i will keep it until upgrade is due. can't wait to see what is out there at that point in time.
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I really really like my EVO, and I became eligible for "update" as of June 1st, but have no qualms with the EVO currently. If you plan on rooting, it makes it that much better of an experience. The EVO lets me do everything that I need, and I think you definitely wouldn't do any wrong getting it, especially as a second phone...my .02.
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I plan on keeping my evo till at least Oct of next year. Hopefully by then we'll have a better idea of sprints plans on developing their 4g network weather they completely abandon wimax for LTE or create phones that work on both if that's even possible
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I love my EVO still, but will more than likely be switching to the Photon 4G once it's released (hopefully be anytime in July or August at the latest). My current EVO will then go to one of my secondary lines, while the Optimus S currently being used on that line will be sold.

Nontheless, this article says that Wirefly is having a EVO 4G special for a "free" upgrade or new contract, if you're interested in getting the EVO 4g
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you can also get the evo 4g through amazons mobile store for $.01 (with 2 year contract) which is a deal as just 4 months ago it was 149.99 lol
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Let's see. When does the Evo 3D come out again?
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I'll be switching when the Nexus 3 comes to Sprint (assuming that the rumors I've heard about this phone are true).
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I'll be switching when the Nexus 3 comes to Sprint (assuming that the rumors I've heard about this phone are true).
I doubt that'll be anytime soon, if Sprint gets the Nexus 3. Rumors say it's a LTE phone and Sprint's deal with LTE was barely announced last week, so if they did get the Nexus 3, I'd put its release sometime around 1 year after the Nexus S was released (which was a month ago, if I recall correctly)
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I am keeping it at least until my contract is up, got another year for that. I dont see another phone right now that I would want to trade for anyways, the EVO is awesome and I fixed my battery problems, so that is not an excuse anymore for me anyways...

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I doubt that'll be anytime soon, if Sprint gets the Nexus 3. Rumors say it's a LTE phone and Sprint's deal with LTE was barely announced last week, so if they did get the Nexus 3, I'd put its release sometime around 1 year after the Nexus S was released (which was a month ago, if I recall correctly)
I can wait a year. I have no complaints with my EVO and I don't want to sign a new 2 year commitment for an updated gingerbread phone when ice cream sandwich is relatively close on the horizon.
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I plan on keeping my evo till at least Oct of next year. Hopefully by then we'll have a better idea of sprints plans on developing their 4g network weather they completely abandon wimax for LTE or create phones that work on both if that's even possible
that's something that I have been thinking about as well, tho, there are so many phones being released every month that it is kind of hard to try to wait till plans are 100% laid out, and as far as I have been reading nothing it's supposed to change for another 2 to 3 years eitherway.
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According to my upgrade message, till atleast Nov 1, 2012.
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I can wait a year. I have no complaints with my EVO and I don't want to sign a new 2 year commitment for an updated gingerbread phone when ice cream sandwich is relatively close on the horizon.
If you're willing to wait, then that's a different story. I'm sure there'll be plenty of other phones that might even be better than the rumored Nexus 3 at that point.
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Im completely content with my EVO at the moment. Ill probably hold onto it until it breaks and then at that point Ill probably switch to a world phone since Im working on a business management degree and if I keep progressing through my current company as I am now I may end up in other countries.
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I got my Evo on launch day last year, and I am already eligible for a full upgrade (Sprint Gold Member), but I don't think I will be upgrading any time soon. I had really thought about the Evo 3D in the past, but now I'm just "meh"...

We'll see what comes along by years end
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I'll probably keep mine the full 2 years...which for me is October 2012.

I got lucky with the EVO. It turned out to be one of the most popular phones...so there are lots of accessories for it. There is also a large community of users for this phone as well. It even gets prompt updates from HTC (even if they break the phone :P)

So my next phone will have to be a "star" of sorts. I don't want some limited production phone that only 200 users of this forum have...and there are only like 100 threads on the phone. We'll have to wait and see what the hot thing is when it's time to upgrade. I definately want to be a part of a large support group.

I may even leave Sprint. I went with Sprint due to their plan pricing and the fact that they were the only kid on the block with 4G. By the time I am able to upgrade, LTE will be very common all over, and a switch to Verizon ($20+ extra per month) will be a possibility.
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Till the rip it from my cold dead fingers? While I'm typing this, I'm flashing my wife's Epic to stock so we can take it in to be looked at and probably swapped again. This one has developed some sort of memory error that's causing it to lag and lock up randomly, similar to what Epic #1 did out of the box. Maybe it's just our bad luck, but every Samsung Android phone we've owned or used (Moment, Epic, Intercept) has had gps issues, memory issues and been a pita to get to sync with certain cables/usb ports. Add in painfully slow updates for each phone and you'll understand why I'm so down on Samsung. My wife's Epic experience (this will be the 3rd phone) is bad enough that instead of taking the next upgrade we're due in a month, she suggested that I take it and she take my rock solid Evo. I'm disappointed in the Evo 3D's gimmicky interface and don't know if I want to give up my 4G for one, I certainly won't be moving to another Samsung phone anytime soon regardless of spec. The Evo may be older, but it still outclasses the newer Epic by a mile IMHO and makes me smile every time I use it. Best toy ever.
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I got my Evo on launch day last year, and I am already eligible for a full upgrade (Sprint Gold Member), but I don't think I will be upgrading any time soon. I had really thought about the Evo 3D in the past, but now I'm just "meh"...

We'll see what comes along by years end
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Photon 4g is an evo with faster processor, better battery out the box, and a lot more internal storage.
That actually sounds like a phone I would like but Im still happy with my Evo. It also looks like it should possibly be a world phone if I read a few rumors correctly. By the time I would finally upgrade my EVO the LTE network would be getting started. Might want to wait for that.
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That actually sounds like a phone I would like but Im still happy with my Evo. It also looks like it should possibly be a world phone if I read a few rumors correctly. By the time I would finally upgrade my EVO the LTE network would be getting started. Might want to wait for that.
Yes. Forgot about that. It is a world phone.

Nontheless, I can understand your wanting to wait. I love my evo, but the low storage error was bothering me and happening too often.
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I've had my EVO for 6 months and i'm very happy with it, outside of the battery life. The Google integration makes life so much easier. At this moment I can't really ask for much more.

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I've had my EVO for 6 months and i'm very happy with it, outside of the battery life. The Google integration makes life so much easier. At this moment I can't really ask for much more.

As me this question in November/December 2012.
Haha - almost like me looking in the mirror!

Unless, it breaks or something else compelling comes out (besides sexy Sense or Motoblur or whatever UI is laid on top of these OS) that proves to be a game changer/performance enhancer...status quo too for me.
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Looking at the Photon 4g to see if it can be a replacement. If not, i wont be upgrading and may just leave sprint all together next year.
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I will be getting rid of this piece of junk as soon as possible. The phone has been the worst phone I have owned. Battery Life is horrible, had to have screen replaced twice, gingerbread is a big let down. Apps crash the phone constantly. Heading back to an Iphone as soon as a new one is released. You may not like apple but there phone and os destroys android. I had a lot of hope and wanted android to be better but its getting to fragmented and just lousy. Pulled my evo of of the charger at 6:30 this morning took 4 calls and moderately cruised the internet and it was dead at 2:15. Ohh and bye the way don't even think of turning on 4g.
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I will be getting rid of this piece of junk as soon as possible. The phone has been the worst phone I have owned. Battery Life is horrible, had to have screen replaced twice, gingerbread is a big let down. Apps crash the phone constantly. Heading back to an Iphone as soon as a new one is released. You may not like apple but there phone and os destroys android. I had a lot of hope and wanted android to be better but its getting to fragmented and just lousy. Pulled my evo of of the charger at 6:30 this morning took 4 calls and moderately cruised the internet and it was dead at 2:15. Ohh and bye the way don't even think of turning on 4g.
I say most people don't experience what you do.
Must be the bad luck you have over you.
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Must be the bad luck you have over you.
Wouldn't want to be near you that's for sure...
Lol. Brother and a good friend both have the phone and they don't have as many problems as I but both agree that battery life is a huge issue and they both will be getting rid of when there contract is up. Everybody has different opinions and I am glad I have a choice but as far as I am concerned on a 1-10 scale 10 being the best.

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... but both agree that battery life is a huge issue and they both will be getting rid of when there contract is up.
There are battery settings & apps that eliminate all of this.
It's a fallacy that Android phones eat battery.

MANY people who go to work & school get a ~ 8-12 hours of use out of it esp. with new GB update.
That's a 9-9 day for some. Can't ask for anymore than that.
Those that don't get that much juice are either not informed or haven't asked how to here.

You can see the # of battery life complaints have gone down to only those that are usually newer owners or newer posters who have never visited here.
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I bought the Evo planning for it to last me 4 years or longer. As long as it functions and the battery isn't shot, this phone will be good enough for me for the foreseeable future. The only thing I could see making me switch is if Sprint abandons wimax completely, and implements a lte network in my area
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I will be getting rid of this piece of junk as soon as possible. The phone has been the worst phone I have owned. Battery Life is horrible, had to have screen replaced twice, gingerbread is a big let down. Apps crash the phone constantly. Heading back to an Iphone as soon as a new one is released. You may not like apple but there phone and os destroys android. I had a lot of hope and wanted android to be better but its getting to fragmented and just lousy. Pulled my evo of of the charger at 6:30 this morning took 4 calls and moderately cruised the internet and it was dead at 2:15. Ohh and bye the way don't even think of turning on 4g.
i don't have any of the issues you've named above with my evo. sounds like you have a bad phone
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I will be getting rid of this piece of junk as soon as possible. The phone has been the worst phone I have owned. Battery Life is horrible, had to have screen replaced twice, gingerbread is a big let down. Apps crash the phone constantly. Heading back to an Iphone as soon as a new one is released. You may not like apple but there phone and os destroys android. I had a lot of hope and wanted android to be better but its getting to fragmented and just lousy. Pulled my evo of of the charger at 6:30 this morning took 4 calls and moderately cruised the internet and it was dead at 2:15. Ohh and bye the way don't even think of turning on 4g.
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Lol. Brother and a good friend both have the phone and they don't have as many problems as I but both agree that battery life is a huge issue and they both will be getting rid of when there contract is up. Everybody has different opinions and I am glad I have a choice but as far as I am concerned on a 1-10 scale 10 being the best.

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There are battery settings & apps that eliminate all of this.
It's a fallacy that Android phones eat battery.

MANY people who go to work & school get a ~ 8-12 hours of use out of it esp. with new GB update.
That's a 9-9 day for some. Can't ask for anymore than that.
Those that don't get that much juice are either not informed or haven't asked how to here.

You can see the # of battery life complaints have gone down to only those that are usually newer owners or newer posters who have never visited here.
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I say most people don't experience what you do.
Must be the bad luck you have over you.
Wouldn't want to be near you that's for sure...
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i don't have any of the issues you've named above with my evo. sounds like you have a bad phone
Sounds like kev7554 is trollin'. 4 posts and 2 of them are just to talk crap and say that he or she's getting rid of the phone?
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There are battery settings & apps that eliminate all of this.
It's a fallacy that Android phones eat battery.

MANY people who go to work & school get a ~ 8-12 hours of use out of it esp. with new GB update.
That's a 9-9 day for some. Can't ask for anymore than that.
Those that don't get that much juice are either not informed or haven't asked how to here.

You can see the # of battery life complaints have gone down to only those that are usually newer owners or newer posters who have never visited here.

I agree there are settings that will allow for better battery life and back when I first purchased the phone I was all over these forums trying to learn all the tricks to get better battery life and I did improve some. However most of the tricks were turn off 4g,turn off wifi,turn down brightness,set the apps to not auto sync. All the reasons I purchased the phone in the first place. In my opinion to get good battery life you must cripple the phone in many ways.

I am no Apple fan boy by any means but my wife's iphone 4 with moderate internet use and quite a few phone calls and pictures being taken will last almost 2 full days without hitting the charger. Now I know it has a smaller screen and thats one of the reasons that i with an evo.
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i will keep my EVO until the HTC 4.5-5"+ display Sprint Superphone with tiny bezel and no capacitive buttons arrives with Ice Cream Sammmmmmmmich sometime around Thanksgiving 2011. now that's a worthy upgrade!!!
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I agree there are settings that will allow for better battery life and back when I first purchased the phone I was all over these forums trying to learn all the tricks to get better battery life and I did improve some. However most of the tricks were turn off 4g,turn off wifi,turn down brightness,set the apps to not auto sync. All the reasons I purchased the phone in the first place. In my opinion to get good battery life you must cripple the phone in many ways.
Crippling or just not that important?

4G is not everywhere & like WiFi, it scans & then turns itself off not much battery cost there.
As for Autosync - I rather control the phone than the phone control me.
Seriously, does eveyone need that much email & text coming in every moment.

Even the President of the US, doesn't need info every second. Face it, we're & YOU are not that important!
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Crippling or just not that important?

4G is not everywhere & like WiFi, it scans & then turns itself off not much battery cost there.
As for Autosync - I rather control the phone than the phone control me.
Seriously, does eveyone need that much email & text coming in every moment.

Even the President of the US, doesn't need info it every second. Face it, we're & YOU are not that important!

You say not important and I say crippling. Just a difference of opinion. As far as me trolling I have been a member of this forum since I purchased the phone but I don't post much. I was just posting my opinion in a thread asking how long you will keep your evo. I was very happy when I switched from Iphone to Evo but after about 2 months I found that Android os is almost there but not quite so I hung around and waited for gingerbread and boy was I disappointed.
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You say not important and I say crippling. Just a difference of opinion. As far as me trolling I have been a member of this forum since I purchased the phone but I don't post much. I was just posting my opinion in a thread asking how long you will keep your evo. I was very happy when I switched from Iphone to Evo but after about 2 months I found that Android os is almost there but not quite so I hung around and waited for gingerbread and boy was I disappointed.
I saw your join date and it's understandable where you're coming from. Since I got the EVO from being a Windows Mobile user, Android is night and day from Windows Mobile, so there's no way that I'd give the same marks that you did for iOS. And I've used iOS several times with my friends' iPhones.

But you have to admit that it looks a little suspect when you have so few posts and absolutely no posts in any of the threads addressing issues that you've mentioned in your posts in this thread. To me, that just seems like you probably are better suited to going back to an iPhone rather than sticking with Android. It's a matter of what suits you the best and that's fine, but I highly disagree with your take on Android OS vs. iPhone OS.
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I'll definitely be waiting at least another 6 months...maybe a year. The right replacement phone hasn't come out yet. The 3D definitely isn't it...it's entirely the wrong mix of features. It's certainly more powerful, but they fixed things that weren't broken and dropped some things that worked very nicely, like the kickstand. I'm sure somebody will get the right mix before too long, but for now, I still love my EVO 4G. Only thing I need before too long is a replacement battery...a year of nightly charging cycles has taken a toll on my battery.
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I'll definitely be waiting at least another 6 months...maybe a year. The right replacement phone hasn't come out yet. The 3D definitely isn't it...it's entirely the wrong mix of features. It's certainly more powerful, but they fixed things that weren't broken and dropped some things that worked very nicely, like the kickstand. I'm sure somebody will get the right mix before too long, but for now, I still love my EVO 4G. Only thing I need before too long is a replacement battery...a year of nightly charging cycles has taken a toll on my battery.
lithium batteries have no memory effect.
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I will be getting rid of this piece of junk as soon as possible. The phone has been the worst phone I have owned. Battery Life is horrible, had to have screen replaced twice, gingerbread is a big let down. Apps crash the phone constantly. Heading back to an Iphone as soon as a new one is released. You may not like apple but there phone and os destroys android. I had a lot of hope and wanted android to be better but its getting to fragmented and just lousy. Pulled my evo of of the charger at 6:30 this morning took 4 calls and moderately cruised the internet and it was dead at 2:15. Ohh and bye the way don't even think of turning on 4g.

Send it over to me I am willing to deal with that piece of junk!
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Resisting the urge on going to get the EVO 3D, I'm going to try and wait it out another year and see where phone tech is by then. This phone was a huge leap in technology from my old phone and first smart phone I owned. I finally have the phone laid out just how I want it. Battery's doing right. Using Go Launcher now and it's like having a new phone. I may try rooting it if I get bored with the EVO over the next year but don't really have the need. This phone still has legs.
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lithium batteries have no memory effect.

Correct. But they do have a limited number of charges.
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Yes, but they wear out over time...much shorter lifespan than Ni-Cads.
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I'm keeping my EVO for as long as I have interest in using it. I will be upgrading to a SGS2 while putting the EVO on an extra line. I'm not so confident in Samsungs paper numbers as I've been using my wifes EPIC trying to get a feel for Touchwiz, and despite the great numbers, the only thing better about that phone than my EVO is the screen, and even that's only viewing pictures and videos, and the viewing angle IMO. My phone is smoother, operates better and has less annoying problems. So I will wait and see if the S2 is really worth it, if not, I'm getting a 3VO and try that, and if not that, I know I already have a winner in the EVO.
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I'm already due for an upgrade, and i don't even feel like upgrading... i love my evo, don't really care for 3d... nothing on the market right now that makes me want to upgrade.
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It's amazing that this phone still has staying power. Unless, Sprint comes out with a super duper phone towards the end of the year, I'm holding on to my EVO. I'm willing to wait until the 2012 version of the EVO or dare I say Galaxy lll.
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I just got a new EVO last month and I am only keeping it until I can find someone who will trade me an HTC Arrive for it.
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I'll be keeping my EVO until my contract expires on 10/31/11. After that I'll just take a look at the mobile landscape and make my choice from there. Regardless of carrier, my next device will be the next Nexus. I'm getting off of the OEM-skinned Android train. Pure Google all the way!
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