Compare, contrast, opinions: GSIII vs EVO 4G LTE / Sprint-CDMA-S4 only

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  1. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

    This is one my concerns as well (Non-Removable batt) and voiced it on another thread. I wish could give the person the proper credit for there response. In short, mentioned just buy ext batt charger. About the same size as regular phone battery and just plug your phone into it. Unless your flying Australia LTEVO's 2000mah is going to be enough for most.(his/her words) I thought to myself "Well there is a no-brainer" I agree would have been nice to include removable batt on LTEVO.

  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    The LTEvo, like the Rezound, is using a Samsung camera sensor (actually the LTEvo uses Samsung for both cameras). Just saying. Bet it's the same as EL TEvo.

    And before the confusion hits, pretty sure the USA/LTE market is going to see only the S4 in this phone - just a guess, but pretty sure based on -

    AnandTech - The Samsung Galaxy S III Revealed: 4.8" HD SuperAMOLED, Exynos 4 Quad, Available 5/29 in Europe

    Wish they'd drop the PenTile, but it doesn't bother a lot of people.

    Pretty cool about the on-board memory going up to 64 GB - plus SD card expansion.
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  3. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

    So, they are still using PenTile? Thats a bummer, imo. I hated the pentile screens. I know they say its supposedly less noticeable on a HD screen... But, I already went that route... never again.

    I was very glad to see EL Tevo's HD screen was NOT PenTile. :)
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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    BTW - now that the SGS3 has moved from rumor to fact, I've merged today's discussions into this thread. :)
  5. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member

    EL TEvo advants for me: kickstand, cam and cam ui(based on specs,reviews and sample pics so far, and playing with the one x), slcd2, sense, hd voice potential, cam shutter button, availability, NV, unlimited data, beats audio simply cuz given the choice i'll take it, and the wonderful evo forum bunch!

    GS3 advants for me: front cam, removable battery, wireless charging capability

    things that don't make a diff to me : 4.7 vs 4.8, 32 or 64 g variant which equals more money I would think, most software add ons cuz I think I'll already have most of them and others would probably end up in the market somewhere if I really felt I wanted to try it, blue and white colors cuz I like black or silver phones

    I think I covered it all for me
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  6. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    I'm cornfused, do you have a link about the camera sensor for the Evo 4G LTE?
    I don't doubt you, I just want to know more since I haven't seen that info anywhere. I'm kind of an info junkie.

    PenTile is a device killer in my opinion.When I saw PenTile earlier during the press release the phone took a leap off my list (opinion). I'll wait to see the screen in hand though before I say for sure.
  7. Lorak

    Lorak Well-Known Member

    El tevo wins on every front except the 50kbps network its on.
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  8. mak916

    mak916 Well-Known Member

    That is truly interesting about HTC using Samsung's cameras. Either way its not going to be an easy decision for me.
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Ja wohl. :)

    AnandTech - The HTC One X for AT&T Review

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  10. Jceinc

    Jceinc Well-Known Member

    HTC quality vs Samsung. As previously stated, killing it.
  11. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Uh oh, look what you started Drex. Lol Anyway, as far as screens go....EVO all the way. Suprised Samsung didn't try to do better in that department. Sense 4 looks better than the new touchwiz. But it does have a removable battery. That's a plus. I'm going to be neutral here and test both phones. Surprisingly, I'm still undecided....damn lol. Does the new Galaxy have scrolling wallpapers? From the vids it doesnt seem so.
  12. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    opinion. I have dropped my Epic Touch several times and not a scratch. Also, the One X and GSIII both use polycarbonate.
  13. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

    yea, the One X is carbonate... but isnt the EVO LTE metal?
  14. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    and polycarbonate.
  15. Jceinc

    Jceinc Well-Known Member

    Yeah but they feel cheap and horrible. Almost toy like. I've given them a chance, twice, never again. I like to be able to use my fancy phones
  16. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    I'll just note for anyone wondering -- Samsung's ability to develop a phone thinner than the HTC One X and with a removable 7.77 Whr battery is a testament to the space advantages of AMOLED screen technology.

    Using optical lamination on an LCD display pretty much cuts down the thickness of the screen as much as physically possible, but nonetheless, having a backlight requires some space.

    Since AMOLED pixels are self emissive (they generate their own light), that accounts for your space saving right there!

    On another note, I'm really not sure what HTC was thinking limiting the onboard memory to 16 GB on the One X... I can accept that from an engineering standpoint, there was no space for the microSD card (the Evo has one because the space normally reserved for the SIM card was thankfully replaced with a microSD one), but I feel like internal memory is a tangible fixed number for consumers to grasp, and when one phone has less (and only comes in the "less" option), whereas other phones have more (and more more), that is an easy sales loss right there.

    What gives, HTC?
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  17. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Interesting that the HD Super Amoled is a Pentile screen. That's never really been an issue for me with the Photon, even though I did notice it (after never having a pentile screen before).

    Nontheless, screen clarity has always been the most important aspect for me. As long as I can see the phone in the sun and also have auto brightness on, without it draining battery, I'm fine with any screen.
  18. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

    for obvious reasons, there has to be some polycarbonate for NFC to work, but its pretty safe to say the majority of the EVO LTE is metal casing
  19. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

    I cant believe they used PenTile on the GSIII, myself. Its always been a downfall to me. I know they say it dosent make as much of a difference on an HD screen... but I've been down that road once.. and I wont do it again.
  20. simcha

    simcha Well-Known Member

    I'm still waiting for Motorola. Having said that, and I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking this so I'll just say it. El TEvo isn't a Samsung. That alone gives the EL TEvo 1,000,000 votes from me.

    OK, enough of my anti-Samsung bias, back to the technical reasons people are picking between the two...

  21. 2strokenut

    2strokenut Well-Known Member

    After watching the whole thing live and seeing the specs I can see that both phones are going to be very evenly matched. I think the decision to buy either will be swayed by whether you favor HTC or Samsung. I think HTC dropped the ball big time by leaving out bigger storage on the other ONE models.
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  22. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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  23. JMac202

    JMac202 Well-Known Member

    You couldnt pay me to own a Samsung phone again. I got sucked into buying the Galaxy Note on AT&T and while this phone is nice it still has all the Sammy issues...radios, wifi, reception and terrible GPS. And the kicker is this phone has two GPS radios in it. The normal one and a GLONASS one (similar to a windshield mounted GPS unit in a car) and it still has trouble locking on and staying locked on.

    TouchWiz sucks. I hate it. I really wish carriers gave you and option to use they're skin or just Vanilla Android. Especially now because I loved vanilla ICS.

    Samsung sucks people in with the specs and their screens. Which they sound and look great but I've found out with the Epic, Nexus S and now the Note that when it comes to everyday real world use Samsung products are pretty much junk. All three phones all had GPS, Wifi and singal reception issues. Seems like a running theme for Samsung across the board.

    Hell on Sprint the signal is Qualcomm based and Samsung used a 3rd party radio instead of a Qualcomm one. Why? Beats me. Not sure if it's that way now though? Why not one that was made for a qualcomm signal?
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  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Nailed it in one, compadre. :)

    Tech talk:

    There's an old saying among military planners - the biggest problem throughout history is that most planners have always been about figuring out how to fight the last war.

    Translation - none of the Android makers really understand us and what we want.

    Google has cloud services, HTC has bought a number of the same, Samsung makes TVs and Motorola, I'm not sure about.

    The last war, a few years ago, was about media. So, the storage now is all about that and that fits in with their sense of the world of buyers.

    If the LTEvo is like the One X, it'll have 2 GB for apps and about 9 GB for an internal /sdcard partition. That's double the 3vo app space and quadruple for the Evo - and just bumping up the space included with old 8 GB cards that they didn't perceive any complaints with.

    By HTC measures, they've done really well.

    By our measures - not so much. Consumers see 16 GB of storage, join Android, then post here - where's the rest of my memory? Or, they see 6 GB free on /sdcard and ask, why can't I store more apps?

    Unless and until app storage and user data are just a sea of storage where the consumer doesn't have to care, as Auzo reminded us recently -

    TL/DR or too techy translation:

    Software technologies exist so that those of us used to going under the hood, or used to just mounting our phones as an USB drive to get to our sd card content - can have all of our storage for apps or sd card use simply shared from a common pool.

    Then instead of telling people that they're getting, say, 16 GB or whatever (true in hardware but not in reality - the operating system and phone needs some) they could just say - you're getting 11 GB or whatever on board to use for apps, media and your data.

    Then, options for adding sd cards or buying phones with more memory will make more sense for all of us. We're smart enough to manage what we store on our PCs, we're smart enough to do that here on phones today.

    Google, Samsung and HTC simply don't get us as consumers.

    Still unless I hear that Samsung screwed up the added storage (and everyone has had a history of that at times), I'll have to give the storage round to Sammy on this one. :)

    I'm giving both phones a C+ for having 1 GB of ram. These CPUs and GPUs are phenomenal and Android is only growing and app complexity and features can only increase - the day for 2 GB is here.

    So, that's a draw for the SGS3 and EL TEvo, in my view.
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  25. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

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