EVO Vs. Nexus S


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  1. SMARTPHONEPC

    SMARTPHONEPC Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I still really like the EVO-Mecha form factor (feels like a smartphone+mini-tablet in 1 handheld device) somewhat more than Galaxy phones but will have to see the Nexus S:

    TechCrunch Review: Google Nexus S

    I thought the following EVO review (also linked in above article) was rather unfair:

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  2. Rigmaster

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    The phones aren't comparable because they emphasize different things. That said, I have no problem recommmending Evo for anyone who wants the Sense experience. Overlays are an issue for some, but not for everyone.

    Gingerbread has battery and performance tweaks that are supposedly better than Froyo so that also makes direct comparison not so direct.

    If there's one positive about this, it's that the Nexus S forgoes TouchWiz. It remains to be seen whether this is an outlier or a trend though as phonemakers have been using their overlays to distinguish themselves from each other. I can't see them dropping that strategy.
     
  3. DarkNeo

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    Apple to Oranges. I really expected The Nexus S to be ahead of the game, but its just a galaxy S phone with vanilla android. No real leap here, I will wait until dual core phones come out next year.
     
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    The Evo review was garbage. Sad to see techcrunch produce such badly flawed articles.

    I'm really not interested in the Nexus S. The Evo works amazing well, and I'd replace it with the Nexus S only if someone gave me the Nexus S for free. I have Samsung devices aplenty, from my moment, to the Epic and Captivate, even Vibrant for a short period of time. I really like the HTC device.
     
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    The Nexus S is nothing groundbreaking...it's more like a lateral step IMO. I'm not saying it's a bad phone but I won't be buying it. Like another user above said, my next phone will be dual-core.
     
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    It's now being reported the Nexus S will not have a microSD slot. Major fail.
     
  7. pastafarian

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    Essentially, the phone is a Captivate with 2.3, no touchwiz, internal 16GB storage instead of a microSD and an NFC? That's it????? It's like Ford selling the all new Mustang, and the only thing they changed from last years model were the seats, the hood ornament and a new radio.

    The Nexus S has a place as a a developer tool, but for the phone geek it's a bit of a let down. It certainly isn't nearly the ground breaking device the Nexus One was. For all the other GalaxyS variant owners, the fact that the phone is such a disappointment technology wise is a bonus. There's little doubt that they will get 2.3 (probably unofficially) early.

    BTW, don't take Arrington's review to heart. He probably used the phone for a couple of hours in a bad reception area, deemed the battery life abysmal and moved on. One thing Ive seen about Arrington is that once he makes a decision about something he will never backtrack on it.
     
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    My Captivate has 16GB internal, plus microSD card. The Nexus S is lamer than existing phones that are out already?

    I have major heartburn over this. I use the microSD cards all the time. The removal of the feature is like taking away the trunk in a car and saying you have to use the space in the passenger compartment only to store your stuff.
     
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    The Nexus S isn't even out yet. How can everyone be already judging it.
     
  10. DarkNeo

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    The specs are out...nothing more than a Galaxy S phone with vanilla android.
     
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    decaffviper17 Well-Known Member

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    That may be true... but if u remember the initial review about our EVO's, they weren't the best either. Wont really know until its released and used.
     
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    EVO is NOT "a mini-tablet". It is not any kind of tablet. It's a smartphone with slightly oversized screen.

    That said, EVO a better all around set compared to Nexus S, and probably still the best Android phone on the market. Pretty good for a 6-months old phone - 6-month is an eternity by smartphone standards.
     
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    I just LOL at those review idiots, my Evo works fine and I couldn't be happier, I never let some phan-boi Apple or Droid make my decisions for me, I am an adult and can do that for myself.
     
  14. SMARTPHONEPC

    SMARTPHONEPC Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmm, you're taking me very literally, I'll elaborate; I played with the 7" Samsung galaxy Tab, 10" iPad, 5" Dell Streak & 4.3" EVO at BestBuy some weeks back (not to mention the other 4" galaxy devices & 3.5" iPhone4) & personally felt the EVO form factor was the best handheld device without any significant benefit (&less pocketability) from the 7" Tab.

    Friends with 3.5" smartphones on the other hand liked the 7" Tab form factor while for a tablet I'd get a 10". In that sense the EVO was like a mini-tablet, I wasn't saying it is literally marketed as a mini-tablet:rolleyes:.

    I'll check out the Nexus S vs EVO when available however because I am a fan of unlocked handsets & make my decision. I would still have 30 days to return if Mecha is released or CES unveils something in my time frame justifying a return.

    Regarding the Nexus S' lack of micro-sdhc (while I certainly would like that option), perhaps it is Google's further push toward the cloud..
     
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    Google has used the Nexus series as a platform to say, "Hey, here's the minimum of what you're going to need going forward." I agree that they're trying to get people to use more cloud-based services, but I don't expect it will be a huge hit if that means unnecessary ties to apps and app devs beyond the point of purchase. I actually saw it as Google just allowing SS to be another maker to tout as "first" with Gingerbread. I also think SS is probably testing the waters on whether it makes sense to keep TouchWiz alive. If SS has Galaxy S phones everywhere, the need for TW is significantly reduced.

    I really smell trouble for Moto.
     
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    SMARTPHONEPC Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Lack of micro-sd expansion option for a flagship Android handset is a curious development. It seems to suggest Google's continuing cloud push.

    I did have a security question for loss-theft-remote backup-wipe scenarios on sd card depending devices like the EVO (vs sd-cardless Nexus S-iPhone), how much user data on the sd card is encrypted because couldn't the card simply be removed long before any remote backup-wipe thereby exposing your data?

    Nexus S ? The new Android phone from Google

    Google Nexus S preview -- Engadget

    HTC EVO 4G specs - Phone Arena
     
  17. JunBringer

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    I think it's a neat device personally. It's going to take a lot more than that to push me away from my Evo though. NFC is pretty neat and hopefully takes off in a big way. I like some of the things they're putting in 2.3. Hopefully I can get a fully working ROM for my Evo to give it a try.
     
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    I don't think the Nexus S is a device that can sway me away from the Evo, which is a good thibg to me because it makes the Evo seem less out dated. And even if a device was to cone along that did this, Evo is still a beast of a device.
     
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    I'm with you there. I love that it's 6 months in and we're still on top of the game :)
     
  20. SMARTPHONEPC

    SMARTPHONEPC Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The EVO still has my attention ATM but:

    Google's big week: Nexus S, Honeycomb tablets, Chrome OS laptops, and eBooks to boot -- Engadget

    Marissa Mayer’s Next Big Thing: “Contextual Discovery” ? Google Results Without Search

    "—— Dave Burk, and engineering takes the stage Gingerbread in hand on the Nexus S. ——–

    DB: We’ve been working on this device with Samsung for about 12 months. It’s a pure Google experience device. It’s the very best of Google and Android."

    While I'm glad it's unlocked + vanilla 2.3, it would have been nice if it would also do true 720p video like other Galaxy phones (1280x720 HD 30 fps not 720 x 480 video resolution).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM0n0H179jY

    If it also had a built-in projector like the Samung Beam, I'd be way more eager.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5By-6inBqA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc-ObMn49Ao

    "dual-core processors will be "the standard" for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets in 2011, and that quad-core processors are coming "in the near future."

    NVIDIA touts the benefits of multi-core processors for smartphones and tablets -- Engadget
     
  21. Thefoodman52

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    The Nexus S doesn't have an SD slot. We do. 'Nuff said.

    -edit-
    Oh yea, and it's made by Samsung.
     
  22. Rigmaster

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    Not a fan of how some manufacturers may hesitate supporting Gingerbread conversions. They don't like the complete lack of overlay because it reduces what they do down to just the best working parts.

    I predict a cold reception to Nexus S. Maybe not as cold as the Nexus, but cold nonetheless.
     
  23. toomuchgame441

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    I love my EVO.
     
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    All though I have heard about the Nexus S, I hadn't payed it all that much attention as it's stated to be a GSM dependent device, to switch over to it would consist of switching services would it not?
     
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    The Nexus S is far from a step up in terms of hardware. It would be pointless to go from an EVO to a Nexus S in my opinion. To be honest I don't think it's that great of a phone to begin with. I'll just wait to see what Sprint gets next. There's no way I'm leaving my plan on Sprint to another carrier just because of a phone.
     

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