Evo Shift?

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  1. kingp

    kingp Well-Known Member

    I got the 99 dollar deal at RS. I traded in my 2nd Moment for it. Totally worth the trade. I held onto the moment because of the keyboard (Instinct and Instinct S30 ruined me on touchscreen qwerty), but the Evo has restored my faith in an onscreen qwerty!

    I absolutely love this phone. I hope Sprint doesn't EOL it any time soon...

  2. mynamewastaken

    mynamewastaken Well-Known Member

    If you plan to get rid of Sense, why not just get an Epic now? Essentially, Sense is the only real difference between the two.
  3. NOMster

    NOMster Well-Known Member

    incorrect. not only does the epic not have sense but it has touchwiz which is almost as bad and doesnt' have the dev community that the evo does to remove it. also, the epic feels really cheap, the buttons disappear, the screen is smaller, it's a lot thicker. i could go on and on but most importantly...it's made by samsung. not HTC.
  4. Zardos

    Zardos Well-Known Member

    I had an Epic for about 2 weeks. Samsung phones are terrible. Returned it in a hurry.
  5. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Active Member

    I actually love the Sense UI. When I was offered the chance to get an EVO as a gift, I decided to also keep the Epic as an option, but I'm not sure about the TouchWiz.

    Anyways, I'm glad that we're looking at the EVO Shift here. I would love the chance to have an EVO, but I prefer something closer in size to my current Sprint Hero.
  6. dwh1996

    dwh1996 Member

    The evo's processor is starting to get old. Evo though it just came out this past summer technology advances really fast. A new 800MHz processor bets the evo's old 1GHz one any day. The thing that saddens me about the 800MHz processor is that 2011 is the year of duel-core phones. This is going to look like crap not compared to the evo but to the new duel-core phones. 800MHz right now can handle any thing you throw at it right now, but I'm worried about it as gaming and apps that require more speed start to advance that it just won't make the cut.
  7. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    ^^^ save that type of argument ... and you can re-use it anytime in the future. and it has been used plenty in the past.

    there is no way to win...
    there is no way to fix ..
    there is no stopping it.
    there is no one to blame.

    better to not think of it.
  8. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Gaming aside, there are very few (maybe none?) apps that have advance beyond even last year's smartphone processors. I know plenty of people that rock a Droid(1) that does everything you can throw at it, minus the newest 3D extensive games, of course.
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  9. noobs

    noobs Well-Known Member

    There are so many people buying entry level Android phones like the Optimus or lower that are on a 1 or 2 year contract that app developers are going to consider them when making apps or they will be losing out on a lot of money. That is why I am not too concerned about the processor being only single core. App devs would be foolish not to make apps compatible with lower end phones for a long time. Other than bragging rights I am not sure what a dual core phone will get you over a single core, at least for quite awhile.
  10. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    That's a misconception, unfortunately. The new 800mhz Snapdragon is slower than last years 1ghz. They're the same CPU. The difference is the die process (45nm vs. 65nm) and the GPU put on the SOC (Adreno 205 vs. 200). That new SOC gets better battery life and better 3D performance, but lessened CPU and 2D performance. Overall, it's a better SOC, but not by much.

    And trust me, the 1ghz CPUs from the past year are nowhere near being maxed yet. That's simply not the bottleneck on these devices.
  11. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

  12. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

  13. lafester

    lafester Well-Known Member

    So when you say its slower then the 1ghz do you mean at stock speeds?
    Considering they are getting 1.5-1.7ghz overclocking I think I know which one I would prefer.
  14. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    I thought that knew what the shift would be. I knew it was be same as G2 /Desire Z...
    i have to wonder if it is the same..when there is some difference.

    front facing camera is not on the others.
    this is a sliding KB.. not the Z hinge.
    8meg camera is bigger than the 5 that is on the others.

    most likely the cpu and mem will be the same.. but what if it is a step up too!
  15. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    Yes, at stock speed. A die shrink but same core means same performance clock for cock. If overclocked to 1ghz, you'll get the same general performance as the 1ghz Snapdragon.

    But, you also get the benefits of a lower die size, which means better battery life. You also get the Adreno 205 GPU, which is roughly twice as fast as the Adreno 200 from the original Snapdragon.
  16. lafester

    lafester Well-Known Member

    the latest leaked pics show the actual box with specs.
    sorry to say it is a 5mp with no front facing cam.

    unfortunately nothing mentions what type of lcd or processor for sure yet.
    I did find it odd that it was running a 1.xx radio with froyo.
  17. lafester

    lafester Well-Known Member

    that sounds good to me :)

    now the question is what processor/gpu will the thunderbolt have?
  18. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    I'm speculating that it's using the Snapdragon MSM 8x55, which is the 1ghz SOC at 45nm, with an Adreno 205. That's the same SOC used for the MyTouch 4G and the Desire HD.

    Two SOCs we haven't seen yet but should be ready imminently are:

    QSD 8x50A - 1.3ghz, 45nm, Adreno 205
    MSM 8x60 - 1.2ghz (dual core), 45nm, Adreno 220

    So far, nothing has been confirmed to use the latter two chips, but both should be available for consumer electronics no later than June, potentially much sooner. But, the safe bet is that the Thunderbolt is a LTE/CDMA version of the Desire HD, and thus, using the MSM 8x55.
  19. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    sprint's announced the specs.... and it is a g2...

    Sprint Newsroom | HTC EVO Shift? 4G fact sheet

    I am done ... will keep my EVO!! :) still the king!

    I wonder...
    what does it mean by... 3.6" screen with tactile feedback?
    that just heptic feedback .. right?

    since it is $150... and has a few things more than EVO...

    will they lower the price of the EVO?? Sprint's retail price?
  20. tonyharlan

    tonyharlan Member

    Held one in my hands today. Not much I can say as a Sprint Employee, but I'm glad I have my Evo.

    The Shift looks like a great phone, but it definitely has a target audience.

    800 MGz Processor (Not dual core from what I can see)
    1500 mAH Battery
    5MP Camera
    2Gig Card
    Wifi Hotspot (8 devices like the Evo)
    3.6" Display
    2GB/512 ROM/RAM
    Runs 2.2
    No Front Facing Camera.

    And yes... it's blue... Like a dirty blue. Not terrible, but not black.
  21. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    is the Evo shift available for employees of sprint and friends to purchase? or do we have to wait?
  22. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    looking into the subforums for G2 and Desire Z....

    i can see.. that the EVO is still has way more options for MODs, ROMs, Themes, extras,... this is a huge decision maker/breaker for me.
  23. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    The main difference you should be looking at is;

    -large screen no keyboard, vs;
    -medium screen with keyboard

    These two phones are so different that you should be looking first at THAT difference. If you really want a keyboard, you can always consider the Epic, which is a Galaxy S-based device. It has a medium-large screen and a solid keyboard.
  24. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Dark blue is my favorite color, so that part of it (unlike many others), I actually like.
  25. DeniseJ

    DeniseJ Active Member

    Have you seen a charging dock for it by any chance?

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