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Old February 14th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings all, I am a htc one v owner, and the phone is getting laggy/slow.
I was thinking about upgrading it to the evo v since it's on sale now for $139 but wonder if it is worth it to do so.. if you all had phones that needed upgrading, would you get the evo v, or wait until the next gen comes down the pipe?

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The evo v is a great phone but if it was me I would actually wait for the next phone. Virgin mobile usually comes out with different phones around summer time and I'm fina start saving because I think they will come out with the s3 since the s3 is old and they bout to release s4. Virgin mobile usually get good phones after they have been out for awhile. But hey that's just me
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It all depends on budget and taste. Personally I'm cheap ..... and prefer to get an older phone for less money and then hang onto it till it's dead.


I have only had mine 2 months now and think it is well worth $130.
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Are you joking... I bought it for 300. It's really worth it right now and has so much development so you should buy it.
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I like it.

Coming from the One V myself
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I personally would buy it. It's ridiculously cheap (IMO, and considering what I paid for it) for the value you're getting for it. It may not be high-end, but it runs very well. No one really knows what phone is coming next, and if you wait and it's not something you want, you'll be disappointed, and have wasted your time. Knowing which LTE phone we will be getting (Samsung Galaxy Victory), I would still get the Evo V. If you're on a very tight budget and can manage with your current phone for a while, then wait, if you must have the latest. Otherwise, this phone is a great deal, even if you only use it for a few months and sell it after. I'm going to hang on to it until something that's significantly better comes along, because I feel like this is my first VM phone that I am satisfied with, with where it is currently at (radio issues resolved, ROMs to choose from, etc.).
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thanks for all your replies guys, they're much appreciated. For those of you who've owned the one v, (or similar generational phone) does the evo v completely blow it out of the water?

How does it run for you all on a daily basis? (super quick, smooth, etc?) is the battery life really as bad as I'm hearing?

also fatwallet has 17.50 cashback for purchasing through them @ VM.com...
so total price would be $122.. So I guess what I was asking is is it THAT big of a jump over a one v to justify dropping $120 when I don't really NEED a new phone.. just want one
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I never owned the One V. My last phone was the LG Marquee, and this is a definite improvement over that. Smoother, quicker, better in every way. (I just loved how light that phone was, and the screen was very vivid and bright.)

I had almost 300 apps on my phone, and it still ran pretty well. I recently wiped everything, and now have 95 apps, and it is very smooth. Battery life is bad for me, but then, I'm on the phone a lot. I browse a lot, text, call, use some apps. It doesn't last me more than a few hours. Unless I'm not using the phone as much that day- with JuiceDefender and some other options checked off, it should be ok in standby, if you have a decent signal.

With the extended battery (3500 mAh), I am happy with the phone. It tripled the battery time, at least. It makes the phone heavier and bigger, but when I know I won't be around outlets, it's fine.

I say treat yourself to a delicious new phone.
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Evo V vs One V is like...

an old flip phone vs your first smart phone Its just an amazing difference.

Single core vs dual core processor? Yes please. Front facing camera? Yes please. 3D pictures? Yes. Nice large screen? hurray!

The only thing? One V had a better battery life. But that can be remedied with tweaks and whatnot
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4.3" screen, dual core 1.2 ghz core, ICS, 4G. Where else can you get a phone like that for $140 and there has been a ton of development work done on it? Sure the next great thing will come out, but it will take months for the developers to have anything stable for it.
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I would wait for the samsung galaxy victory LTE unless you are in a wiimax area. I just got the HTC evo V but if you are a heavy data user and have sprint LTE then think twice about it. Since I don't use my phone a whole lot (wifi + very small amount of calls/texts) so i went for the phone with the biggest screen.
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The evo v is a great phone but if it was me I would actually wait for the next phone. Virgin mobile usually comes out with different phones around summer time and I'm fina start saving because I think they will come out with the s3 since the s3 is old and they bout to release s4. Virgin mobile usually get good phones after they have been out for awhile. But hey that's just me
None of those phones will be close to $130. The GS2 was $329 a month ago.
OP, if your budget is $300+ then wait. If it's half that, get the evo.
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It's far and away the best prepaid phone at this price point. I came over from the Triumph and this phone is so much better, even at twice the price, which is what I paid.
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well you all convinced me.. evo v is on the way
it was just over $135 shipping + tax

now I need to find a good rom, loader and theme
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Hehe, we did it again!
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And since He will probably put a ROM on his phone...what is the best ROM where everything works, 3d pictures included?
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And since He will probably put a ROM on his phone...what is the best ROM where everything works, 3d pictures included?
There's no "best." It's personal opinion. A lot of people like midnight, harmonia, and mobs though. Personally? Viper for me.
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There's no "best." It's personal opinion. A lot of people like midnight, harmonia, and mobs though. Personally? Viper for me.
I haven't tried Viper yet. I'll add that to my list of things to do. 3D works on Viper? I read somewhere they they need to rename it from Viper 3D as the 3D doesn't work. Perhaps that was an old post, and it works now...
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I haven't tried Viper yet. I'll add that to my list of things to do. 3D works on Viper? I read somewhere they they need to rename it from Viper 3D as the 3D doesn't work. Perhaps that was an old post, and it works now...
You can view 3D, but 3D camera doesn't work

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It depends on your VM coverage. If you get good signal in your area, then you most definitely make the jump to the Evo V. Check around with anyone you know that has a VM phone though, and don't go by the coverage map on line.
But if the service is not up to par, then a great phone on a crappy network is not worth it.
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It depends on your VM coverage. If you get good signal in your area, then you most definitely make the jump to the Evo V. Check around with anyone you know that has a VM phone though, and don't go by the coverage map on line.
But if the service is not up to par, then a great phone on a crappy network is not worth it.
^This is also a valid point.

Reason I haven't gone to T-Mobile with a One X+? Poor service.
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^This is also a valid point.

Reason I haven't gone to T-Mobile with a One X+? Poor service.
That's also the reason I did.....go over to T Mobile with the S2. I can finally get coverage indoors, plus I'm paying $5/MO less, as I hardly talk over 120 minutes a month anyway.
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the phone is worth 140 but u have to put the quality service in ur consideration. now some people don't even have 3g, without 3g their Evo Vs are like free dumb phones.
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I haven't had any problems with coverage for 3g, so it isn't system-wide
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That's also the reason I did.....go over to T Mobile with the S2. I can finally get coverage indoors, plus I'm paying $5/MO less, as I hardly talk over 120 minutes a month anyway.
$500 for an S2 off contract? No deal. There are more than a few former t-Mobile customers around here and I am one of them. I used to have a prepaid account where I bought 1000 minutes for $100 and had a year to use them up. I used about 150 and the rest disappeared because someone hacked their system and made fraudulent charges. T-Mobile could not care less.

Sixth letter of the alphabet to them.
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$500 for an S2 off contract? No deal. There are more than a few former t-Mobile customers around here and I am one of them. I used to have a prepaid account where I bought 1000 minutes for $100 and had a year to use them up. I used about 150 and the rest disappeared because someone hacked their system and made fraudulent charges. T-Mobile could not care less.
Sixth letter of the alphabet to them.
Former TMobile customer here too, I payed $500 in order to get my family out their crappy service, 1x speed almost all the time and they refused to replace my phone when stopped working after 8 months (the fabulous Tmobile TAP)
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$500 for an S2 off contract? No deal. There are more than a few former t-Mobile customers around here and I am one of them. I used to have a prepaid account where I bought 1000 minutes for $100 and had a year to use them up. I used about 150 and the rest disappeared because someone hacked their system and made fraudulent charges. T-Mobile could not care less.

Sixth letter of the alphabet to them.
It's actually $299 at Walmart. That was one of the reasons why I was considering the S2 on T-Mobile, but the Evo was significantly cheaper. However, I believe T-Mobile coverage is on par with Sprint in my area (4G at least).
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$500 for an S2 off contract? No deal. There are more than a few former t-Mobile customers around here and I am one of them. I used to have a prepaid account where I bought 1000 minutes for $100 and had a year to use them up. I used about 150 and the rest disappeared because someone hacked their system and made fraudulent charges. T-Mobile could not care less.

Sixth letter of the alphabet to them.
I have no idea where you got your info from about what I paid, because if I were you, I'd sue them. I got mine at Walmart for $299.
As for my talking habits, with VM I have a 300 minute plan, and have about 150 left over at the end of the month. So if I need to, I have grooveIP to take up that slack. The big difference for me is now, I have coverage. I don't have to go outside at home to use the phone, and I can go into the big stores (Walmart, Meijers, Target), and will have a signal inside them. So in essence, what good was a great phone like the Evo to me when I couldn't use it half the time? That's why I said check the coverage to the OP.
On top of all that, I'm saving $5/month. May not be much to anyone else, but it's candy money to the kids. And a saving is a saving.
BTW, I am also an ex TMO customer (when I had my Blackberrys). Their service was reliable then, and it is now......here. Sorry about your experiences.
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With the EVO now at $129.99, people are saying buy it even to use as a PMP and a camera. Just a thought. Radio Shack has it on sale.
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With the EVO now at $129.99, people are saying buy it even to use as a PMP and a camera. Just a thought. Radio Shack has it on sale.
Personally, I bet I could get a better camera for $130. It'd have more than 5mp too.
After all, it is first a phone.
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Personally, I bet I could get a better camera for $130. It'd have more than 5mp too.
After all, it is first a phone.
I agree with you, I have a kick ass PMP and custom headphones, so, this idea isn't for me, others seems to think so.
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Personally, I bet I could get a better camera for $130. It'd have more than 5mp too.
After all, it is first a phone.
Show me a 3D camera with WiFi, Bluetooth, 4.3" capacitive screen, Android OS, voice recorder, MP3 Player, Pandora Streamer, (I could keep going)...for $130.

I see a Sony 3D camera that's also 5MP for like $250...with a 2.5" screen. Aiptek has a $60 camera, but the 2D resolution wasn't specified on amazon. It's not even a fraction of the machine the EVO 3D is.

Since it sells without a contract, I would still assert that it's one of the best values out there for just a 3D camera. Now add in all the other things I've mentioned
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Show me a 3D camera with WiFi, Bluetooth, 4.3" capacitive screen, Android OS, voice recorder, MP3 Player, Pandora Streamer, (I could keep going)...for $130.

I see a Sony 3D camera that's also 5MP for like $250...with a 2.5" screen. Aiptek has a $60 camera, but the 2D resolution wasn't specified on amazon. It's not even a fraction of the machine the EVO 3D is.

Since it sells without a contract, I would still assert that it's one of the best values out there for just a 3D camera. Now add in all the other things I've mentioned
First, I've been taking pictures for almost 35 years now, and I would never intentionally buy a 3D camera. Just like with this phone, it was just an option that was never used, a gimmick that has never converted into anything other than a novelty.
But even with all that, the camera on this phone is only good for catching photos in well lighted situations. It also slow to respond when you hit the button, making it less of a camera phone, but a decent PMP that happens to have a camera.
All I was saying is that you can go to just about any site or store, and get a better camera for $130. As a rooted device, it gets tons of respect.......except for the camera.
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First, I've been taking pictures for almost 35 years now, and I would never intentionally buy a 3D camera. Just like with this phone, it was just an option that was never used, a gimmick that has never converted into anything other than a novelty.
But even with all that, the camera on this phone is only good for catching photos in well lighted situations. It also slow to respond when you hit the button, making it less of a camera phone, but a decent PMP that happens to have a camera.
All I was saying is that you can go to just about any site or store, and get a better camera for $130. As a rooted device, it gets tons of respect.......except for the camera.
As long as the camera works, that'd be my biggest concern. 3D is cool and all, but I just like the phone in general. And it takes decent pictures for a phone. I know I for one don't want to carry my dslr everywhere
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