Got the Evo a week ago to try. Epic FTW


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  1. fishtaco254

    fishtaco254 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I started my sprint service last week to try out the Evo before the Epic comes out and I am pretty unhappy with the Evo. I previously had an iPhone 3GS and I don't like apple anymore. I got the Evo and it's scrolling is slower than the iPhone and such and I notice the Epic looks much better.

    Basically I am wondering where I can swap phones at? Can I just bring the Evo back to the sprint store and get an epic somewhere else like radio shack so I don't have to deal with a mail in rebate?
     

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  2. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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    The Evo is capped at 30FPS because HTC was too stupid/lazy to get it working at 60FPS with the HDMI-out support. Even after the FPS was uncapped (via a hacked kernel), they denied the output was truly uncapped, saying that the kernel hack only fools benchmark tests. Meanwhile there are tons of youtube videos comparing side-by-side the fps difference, and it's night and day.

    Good to hear the Epic doesn't have any issue like this. The smoothness of the UI as well as the responsiveness of the touchscreen go a long way in giving the impression that you've got a polished and powerful device. The Evo really fails (stock) in this regard.

    I'd imagine you'd need to trade in your phone at the same place you got your evo. not sure though. sprint may let you get the epic elsewhere as long as you keep paying for your data plan.
     
  3. BigD562

    BigD562 Well-Known Member

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    You can return any phone within 30 days. So you can return your EVO and get the epic in 6 days.
     
  4. rasstar

    rasstar Well-Known Member

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    You can return the phone and pay a restocking fee of $35.00. The only way to avoid the fee is to cancel your contract completely.

    The HTC uncap is not really an uncap. All it does is increase to refresh rate of the LCD so HTC was right. The 30fps was never uncapped.
     
  5. fishtaco254

    fishtaco254 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yea good to know. The evo is garbage in my book because of this. I was just hoping to avoid the mail in rebate. And btw the evo battery life is so crappy and the phone heats up in my pocket on idle. Battery lasts 2 hours and i'm not stupid about what I have running. Basically nothing running, I kill all apps and have nothing pushing notifications.
     
  6. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Well-Known Member

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    rooting takes care of all the aforementioned complaints you seem to have.
     
  7. chill145

    chill145 Well-Known Member

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    i don't think there'll be a restocking fee since they're a new user. at least that's what the guy said to me when i got the evo because i asked him about the epic as well. he said he doesn't trust samsung but i'm still going give it a look

    it just sucks because i'm just now getting used to the evo and have been putting stuff on it, now if i get the epic, i'll have to do it all over again. going be a pain
     
  8. rasstar

    rasstar Well-Known Member

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    You need to read the policy again. There is a restocking fee on phone returns unless they are defective. New users can only avoid the restocking fee by canceling the contract completely.
     
  9. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

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    Chilli, you can use mybackup from the market to back up your apps and some of your data. Also, if you root, you can back up just about everything with titanium back up.
     
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  10. chill145

    chill145 Well-Known Member

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    then couldn't you just cancel then and sign up for another one and i'll have to look up that backup app thanks for mentioning that, it'll make things a little easier
     

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