Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Sprint

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old July 17th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 1
 
Device(s): Moto Photon
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default TX Cust who had Photon now has EVO/GS3

hey guys, need some advice.

so, i have the photon and like the phone well enough although it's starting to get a bit buggy. i did factory reset but that has not really helped. i still have a year left on my contract so i will buying off contract. that being said...

has anyone HAD the Photon and now moved to the EVO Lte or GS3? can you tell me if you got better / worse reception? how is the LTE in your texas area?

thanks for any input!

William_210 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 18th, 2012, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Citizen Coyote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 595
 
Device(s): Nexus 4, Motorola Photon 4G (2.3.4 w/root)
Carrier: T-Mobile, Sprint

Thanks: 163
Thanked 213 Times in 149 Posts
Default

You might be better off asking in the Evo LTE or S3 forums. I don't know if any Photon owners have moved over yet, since it hasn't been quite a year since that phone went on sale.
Citizen Coyote is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2012, 07:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 78
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 24
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Had a Photon, picked up a SGS3 on 7/2. Spouse has a Photon and will likely upgrade at some point next year.

We are not in TX, but I can chime in on reception. We are in an area with good reception - Tampa Bay - and so have had no problems with any of our Sprint phones. Spouse's office is in a dead zone - we called Sprint and they gave us a free AirRave that he connected to his office broadband...so he is set.

I love my new phone. Really liked my Photon. In our household we have had HTC phones, Motorola phones, Samsung phones and I have to say that the radio (voice) for the Photon is probably one of the best we have had. In every other way my new phone is superior. I'd give the SGS3 8.9/10 on radio (voice) vs. 9.5/10 on the Photon.
__________________
Palm Pilot-> Palm Pilot 1MG upgrade-> Palm IIIx-> Visor Deluxe-> Visor Prism-> Clie N610c-> Verizon Kyocera 7135-> Verizon Treo 600-> Sprint Treo 650-> Sprint Treo 700p -> Sprint Touch -> Sprint Diamond-> Sprint Hero ->Sprint EVO->Sprint Photon->Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3-> T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4
verngator is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to verngator For This Useful Post:
drexappeal (July 25th, 2012), la sal (July 25th, 2012)
Old July 25th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
drexappeal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West LA, CA
Posts: 9,288
 
Device(s): G Note 3 Sprint (Jet Black), MoPhoQ Sprint, Mopho Sprint & G Note 8.0 Wi-fi
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 3,044
Thanked 2,633 Times in 1,760 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by verngator View Post
Had a Photon, picked up a SGS3 on 7/2. Spouse has a Photon and will likely upgrade at some point next year.

We are not in TX, but I can chime in on reception. We are in an area with good reception - Tampa Bay - and so have had no problems with any of our Sprint phones. Spouse's office is in a dead zone - we called Sprint and they gave us a free AirRave that he connected to his office broadband...so he is set.

I love my new phone. Really liked my Photon. In our household we have had HTC phones, Motorola phones, Samsung phones and I have to say that the radio (voice) for the Photon is probably one of the best we have had. In every other way my new phone is superior. I'd give the SGS3 8.9/10 on radio (voice) vs. 9.5/10 on the Photon.
Really appreciate this info, verngator. I've been waiting patiently to decide on which phone I'm going with. Still loving the Photon, but I'm itching to use my remaining 1 year gold upgrade.
__________________
Love the G-Note series!
drexappeal is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to drexappeal For This Useful Post:
simcha (July 31st, 2012)
Old July 25th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 78
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 24
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drexappeal View Post
Really appreciate this info, verngator. I've been waiting patiently to decide on which phone I'm going with. Still loving the Photon, but I'm itching to use my remaining 1 year gold upgrade.

I hear you! Am keeping my Photon as my backup phone. Spouse still has his.

The EVO is also awesome. I had the first gen EVO...loved it but wished for better batter life.

Went to the Sprint store to see them side by side and really had to think hard about which to purchase. I really wanted to like the EVO best - love that red and the kickstand! - but I went with the SGS3 and am pleased with my choice.

I selected the SGS3 because

1. a non-techie family member had one and felt stock unit was laggy and not quite ready for prime time...

and

2. Samsung seemed easier to root compared with HTC.

I did have pre-purchase concerns with Samsung GPS - spouse had 1st gen Samsung Epic Galaxy S and the GPS was flaky. Thankfully no GPS issues with my phone at all.

Just my $ .02
verngator is offline  
Last edited by verngator; July 25th, 2012 at 02:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
drexappeal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West LA, CA
Posts: 9,288
 
Device(s): G Note 3 Sprint (Jet Black), MoPhoQ Sprint, Mopho Sprint & G Note 8.0 Wi-fi
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 3,044
Thanked 2,633 Times in 1,760 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by verngator View Post

I hear you! Am keeping my Photon as my backup phone. Spouse still has his.

The EVO is also awesome. I had the first gen EVO...loved it but wished for better batter life.

Went to the Sprint store to see them side by side and really had to think hard about which to purchase. I really wanted to like the EVO best - love that red and the kickstand! - but I went with the SGS3 and am pleased with my choice.

I selected the SGS3 because

1. a non-techie family member had one and felt stock unit was laggy and not quite ready for prime time...

and

2. Samsung seemed easier to root compared with HTC.

I did have pre-purchase concerns with Samsung GPS - spouse had 1st gen Samsung Epic Galaxy S and the GPS was flaky. Thankfully no GPS issues with my phone at all.

Just my $ .02
Yup. Me too. As soon as I've decided which upgrade I'll be going with, Photon is going to be dedicated Music player/International phone. Kickstand is still a big 1-up factor for me (part of the reason I went with the Photon, among other specs).

I was an EVO owner before, so I'm really digging the new one. I feel that it's more true to the original EVO, as a successor, than the 3VO was. The new white color w/ silver trim had me convinced that it was the best looking of the devices. I looked at the SGS 3 in person and was not as fond of the blue as I originally was in the pictures.

Glad to hear about the GPS issues being fixed. One of my secondary lines, used by a family member, had the original Epic 4G and GPS was definitely shaky. Only things that bother me with the SGS 3 right now are 1) No 64gb yet and 32gb version not sold at Best Buy, & 2) Car dock sucks!...It's an overpriced universal dock that you still have to plug the charging chord into every time. The Infuse car dock apparently works, but some have felt that it's a little "too" snug (not perfect fit).
drexappeal is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old July 31st, 2012, 12:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 78
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 24
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Yeah, the 'international phone' thing is another nice Photon perk. I'll bet my spouse gets the Photon Q for his upgrade next year.

I ended up buying an SGS3 case with a built-in kickstand for those times when I want to watch something or keep the phone in that position on my desk. I suspect they couldn't have achieved the SGS3's lightweight form factor with a kickstand, and that's one of the things I love about this phone - light as a feather!

Can't say I've ever used a car dock. I have a dash mount + cig lighter charger for when I use the navigation. Works fine, but not elegant.
verngator is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 31st, 2012, 01:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
drexappeal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West LA, CA
Posts: 9,288
 
Device(s): G Note 3 Sprint (Jet Black), MoPhoQ Sprint, Mopho Sprint & G Note 8.0 Wi-fi
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 3,044
Thanked 2,633 Times in 1,760 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by verngator View Post
Yeah, the 'international phone' thing is another nice Photon perk. I'll bet my spouse gets the Photon Q for his upgrade next year.

I ended up buying an SGS3 case with a built-in kickstand for those times when I want to watch something or keep the phone in that position on my desk. I suspect they couldn't have achieved the SGS3's lightweight form factor with a kickstand, and that's one of the things I love about this phone - light as a feather!

Can't say I've ever used a car dock. I have a dash mount + cig lighter charger for when I use the navigation. Works fine, but not elegant.
Sad part about the MoPhoQ is the SIM is locked, unlike the MoPho, so the international capabilities will be limited to Sprint roaming...(e.g. $$$$).

For me, I'm really opposed to using cases. I always keep my phones fairly naked with just a SGP screen protector (if they make one for the phone) and maybe a custom skin form Unique Skins or Skinit. Other than that, the added bulk from a case is always something I've hated doing since I had my Mogul.
drexappeal is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old July 31st, 2012, 03:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
simcha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 430
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 4G LTE
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 495
Thanked 160 Times in 107 Posts
Default

Thanks for sharing what you got after the Photon. I love my Photon and like Drex I'm itching to use up my last yearly upgrade this year. I'm still not excited about the options and I've been leaning heavily toward the LTEvo. I had the Epic and I just can't face another Samsung device due to that experience. I know it's a prejudice that could be unfair. But, I don't want to chance it. Maybe it's just my luck. Motorola seemed to work out the best with the Photon, but I really don't like that MoPhoQ at all.
__________________
Happy LTEvo owner. When do I get to play music with everyone?
simcha is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Tags
gs3, htc evo lte, photon


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Sprint
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.