Close up photos Evo Shift


  1. dex4

    dex4 Active Member

    Just bought the phone today. So I thought I would post some pics to give people a good idea what it looks like up close.

    The top blue bezel around the screen is more like an anodized brushed aluminum look, but it is so dark that it's hard to tell.

    There is the LED notification behind the ear piece speaker grill. In the manual it indicates it's suppose to be on the opposite side:).

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    I will probably post one or two tomorrow in the daylight.

    Update Daylight photos:

    I couldn't get a good photo of the touch screen and the trim surrounding it, but just to give you an idea the screen is recessed just slightly into the phone.

    I would consider the color of the phone 'midnight blue'. Considering it looks black in low light.

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    The soft touch on the side and back, it actually looks grey with metallic blue in certain reflections.

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    The trim plate surrounding the keys matches the color and style of the top bezel.

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    What's included in the box. The 2gb micro sd card comes already installed in the phone.

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    Enjoy :)

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  2. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member

    I like it better then the EVO :)
  3. etbrandt

    etbrandt Well-Known Member

    Nice shots. Welcome to the club :)
  4. iBleedBlackNgold

    iBleedBlackNgold Well-Known Member

    I need this phone in my life
  5. oOMavrikOo

    oOMavrikOo Well-Known Member

    My upgrade is in July, can probably get it in April or May though. I'm going back and forth between wanting the Shift, original Evo, or whatever is going to be released around that time (Evo 2 maybe, its inevitable). I'm really liking the Shift right now though.
  6. etbrandt

    etbrandt Well-Known Member

    I'm sure by then everyone will be drooling over dual core devices.

    Myself included...my plan is to drop the Shift on my wife and steal her upgrade ;)
  7. oOMavrikOo

    oOMavrikOo Well-Known Member

    I don't necessarily need a dual core. I really just want something that works out of the box, stock. I'm plagued with a Hero and went through waaaaaaay too much tinkering with the rooting process just to get it to function for everyday use.

    I was so jealous when my wife upgraded to the LG Optimus S (came from a Samsung Instinct). The fact that it was stock and was faster and smoother than my rooted, over clocked Hero running cm6 just pisses me off.

    The more I think about it, the more I want the Shift. I haven't seen one up close (maybe today), but in pics it is very very sexy.
  8. etbrandt

    etbrandt Well-Known Member

    I know it is still early, but at this point I'll say that it is solid enough out of the box that I would be ok with it if I had to leave it stock. It feels more like I was envisioning the Hero to be before it came out...
  9. kbrn

    kbrn Well-Known Member

    Sweet thanks for the pictures.. I'm still debating which phone I should get. I really wanted one with front camera but for more and more I look at this phone I think this would be better than the evo or epic.
    I'm up for an upgrade feb 1st and I can't wait to replace my loved/hated Moment.

    p.s. waiting for daylight pictures
  10. oOMavrikOo

    oOMavrikOo Well-Known Member

    Ok so after work today I stopped at Radio Shack. I played with the Shift a little and IMO, I would totally buy this thing if it wasn't for the feel of the slider. It just felt stiff, and pretty cheap compared to ALL the other sliding phones.

    I thought maybe it was just the floor model so the salesman got me a boxed one and it felt the same way. I've never owned a slider style phone before so maybe I'm off base. It still didn't feel good to me.

    I was playing with the blue one. Does the black one feel different?
  11. kbrn

    kbrn Well-Known Member

    I didn't know there was blue and black to choose from..
    If there's a black one that would be another +1 to make me get this phone
  12. oOMavrikOo

    oOMavrikOo Well-Known Member

    I thought there were pics of a black one too. Am I wrong?
  13. KoG

    KoG Member


    I went to Radion Shack and had the same reaction to the slider of the floor model they had. Then I went to Best Buy Mobile, where they let me look at one fresh out of the box. There was a marked improvement on the slider. I wasn't there with you, but my guess is that it was the floor model that you played with. Wait a few days and check one out at a Sprint store or Best Buy.
  14. etbrandt

    etbrandt Well-Known Member

    Mine is pretty stiff with the case on. I actually like it better because it did have a little play when it was slid out. With the case it feels solidly in place.

    As far as how a slider should feel, I don't know. This is my first....
  15. dex4

    dex4 Active Member

    Just updated first post with some new photos in day light.

    The slider feels ok with mine. With the case it is much tighter feeling and less movement same as etbrandt.

    I don't think there is a blue such as the one on the sprint site.
  16. kbrn

    kbrn Well-Known Member

    Thanks 4 the day light pics... Damn it.. this phone is growing up on me more and more than the EVO...
  17. bucketheadmn

    bucketheadmn Well-Known Member

    Ha - my thoughts right now as well. I am in for a upgrade next month and unsure which way to go. Shift or EVO.......
  18. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member

    Farmington, eh? Got 4G there? I would guess so since it is all over north of you.

    I am still torn. I just bought mom and evo....I could trade it in and get the shift and give her my evo. I just don't need the keyboard. I think we will be sticking with evos for both of us.
  19. dex4

    dex4 Active Member

    I'm just outside the 4G zone about 8 miles.:( I have wifi in my house which is faster.

    I do work in a 4G area though.
  20. DWake014

    DWake014 New Member

    I love the color of this phone, from the video reviews it looked black. The quality of the phone just feels so solid and I don't have to worry about the back ever coming off, like with my moment. Also, I'm not sure how many people this is gonna appeal to, but the color matches my Trans Am almost perfectly, my first car+phone geek experience :D
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  21. kbrn

    kbrn Well-Known Member

    Hey Dex Any chance you can post some pics of what's in the box?? thanks!
  22. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member


    That sucks about the 8 miles.

    On paper my cable internet is faster. In most of the house, 4G is faster in actual usage. Either way, enjoy the phone!
  23. dex4

    dex4 Active Member

    Yeah, I will add them to the top post when I get home today.

    No worries. Wifi actually does work a little better for me at home than 4G at work, also probably doesn't use as much battery compared to 4G.
  24. dex4

    dex4 Active Member

    Added the What's in the box photo.
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  25. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member

    I went to the radio shack today in San Diego since I am on vacation
    and i needed to buy a new phone

    the shift is a really good feeling phone. Felt nice in my hand
    and keyboard was nice!
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