How much longer will you keep your EVO 4G?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by salpiche, Jun 20, 2011.

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Who is upgrading to the LTE and who is staying Old School?

Poll closed May 29, 2012.
  1. Going to upgrade to the EVO LTE and not look back.

    11 vote(s)
    64.7%
  2. Staying with the Original EVO, still kicking butt!

    6 vote(s)
    35.3%
  1. onpointG35

    onpointG35 Well-Known Member
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    No just curious I knew a few that didn't feel the need to change, are you usin a custom rom
     

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  2. evorob

    evorob Well-Known Member
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    Wow,you said it!! why would you even think about it. Iphone sounds like a bad word !! I would rather run my motorola razor than get an Iphone. Sorry, thats a no no !!
     
  3. LOveWerks

    LOveWerks Well-Known Member
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    I just got my Evo 4G in September of this year with Sprint as the service provider; two phones at 24,48 each, on an unlimited plan [data, text, the whole schmeer - w/ 1500 Anytime minutes, and those will only get used when calling landlines until 7 pm; because, all of your other calls to cellphones on other carriers are free - just like when most people call other cell users that use the same service provider... it's a great plan, for around 200, monthly [two lines]]. I intend to get a 16 or 32gB micro SD card, class 10 if available. next year will be upgrade time... we'll see what's what at that time... currently, the phones out there that have the horsepower are very clunky to run... HTC's UI on the Evo is very straightforward; Samsung, not so much [for one example]. Aesthetically, it is very simple on the outside, as well... very iPhone-esque. I looked at the Evo Shift 4G, as well; but, it looked easier to break, or wear out... my two cents... I love my Evo... and, yes... I rooted it before it was one month old ;D.
     
  4. LOveWerks

    LOveWerks Well-Known Member
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    The Mega Thanks goes out to ocnbrze, for helping me transition from stock, to root on my nearly-brand-new HTC Evo 4G. He is a good cat to know here in AF - especially if you're a newbie, like I am. I consider him to be a brother in Evos. Ocnbrze, thank you, once again. Now, I'm getting the courage up to try my first real ROM [CM7}....
     
  5. vailpass

    vailpass Well-Known Member
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    If a new phone comes out that is powerful but not so big I'll consider parting with my EVO. Great phone but I'd like something that fits in my pocket a little better and that isn't like holding a notepad up to my ear.
     
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member
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    The MoPho actually feels better and thinner than the EVO. And I loved my EVO.
     
  7. esthernrob

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    they'll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands... i'm just sayin'...
     
  8. alextop30

    alextop30 Well-Known Member
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    I dont know if this was already stated but evo is a wimax phone which runs on clearwire's wimax network. Recently sprint announced that it will be developing it's own LTE network which should be available at the beginning of 2013. If you take the physical constructions of the evo at hand that is probably the date you should think about ditching it. Otherwise cynogenmod is very nice and fast and cool.
     
  9. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer
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    It was rumored that our evo would never be able to run sense 2.1, I'm currently running sense 3.5. Also I'm getting about 20 hours of moderate useage without turning off the 3G radio. Current development doesn't warrant moving on. Next summer we'll see where we stand. :rolleyes:
     
  10. onpointG35

    onpointG35 Well-Known Member
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    Ha like the way you think
     
  11. MerpsMom

    MerpsMom Well-Known Member
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    I might think about iPhone but I despise the keyboards: Swype is my favorite of all time and I've become extremely good at it.

    Siri is a siren song but Swype keeps me where I am with my EVO.

    MM
     
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member
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    To consider the iPhone before the Photon or the Galaxy S II is almost blasphemy.

    This entire time, I've always thought the iphone had a 4 inch screen, only to find out it's 3.5. And on top of that, it's an iphone...LOL.
     
  13. Stubby1

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    Not sure but as long as there are roms to burn and push the limits of the phone I will keep it. I have had it 18 months and love it. I can only say that the shorting issue that people were stating early on has crept in on my phone with things like calling a number by squeezing the bottom of the phone but not that big a deal. They are pretty easy to work on. I still think that is a good way to go. I an waiting for Sprint to adopt the LTE service in the near future and hopefully really ramp up the speeds. That would be the only down side to being locked into a conrtact if that happens.
     
  14. Undernet10

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    When they start releasing Quad-core android phones. ^.^

    Seriously. Until they release a quad-core android, I find no reason to switch a newer android or go to iOS.

    Or until the battery starts to die out...
     
  15. IOWA

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    Buy new battery lol... $5 on ebay
     
  16. CrazyTechnoBoy

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    Until I am able to get the Epic 4G Touch somehow.
     
  17. Night Train

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    Uh, well....

    That's was my thinking last July. I traded my beloved Evo for the Galaxy 2S Epic Touch last month. Now, in light of its piss-poor GPS reception, I'm starting to miss my old Evo....at least when I'm in the car trying to find my way around an unfamiliar town. The Evo would lock on the GPS signal and hold it while this newer Samsung product can't even find the signal let alone hold it.
     
  18. RoboMonkey

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    Ummm....soooo, the...ummm GPS issue didn't start until day 31?
    :rolleyes:
     
  19. Night Train

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    Didn't use it (the GPS feature) until then...just after the 14 days were up. That 30 day trial is history.
     
  20. openedmind

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    I'll be keeping mine for at least another year. Best phone I've owned to date and until something much, much better comes along, I'll stick with it.
     
  21. RoboMonkey

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    ET4G went back to the store today and I'm back to rooting my EVO. :eek:
     
  22. CitizenD

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    I'm really frustrated with the EVO ROMs. This isn't a knock on the ROM devs, I know they're putting in the hours on a complicated device. I had a rooted Hero for almost 2 years that I ran CM6 on with no problems. With this go around, it seems that I can have a lightning fast ROM with no GPS (I haven't been able to find a fix yet in the .zip files I have flashed) or I can have full funcitonality, but the limited customization and mediocre-to-poor battery life in Sense ROMs.

    Right now, I'd take a Nexus or an iPhone in a heart beat. I'd just like a device I didn't have to finagle to get it work properly.
     
  23. RoboMonkey

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    Define "work right"?
    I mean all phones work out of the box...for the most part. :)

    Why do you need to root?
     
  24. CitizenD

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    Well, if I had an iPhone, I wouldn't jailbreak it. It works like a dream right out of the box. I need root because I don't feel the stock HTC Sense Android experience is satisfactory, given how much better it can run.

    I've had my rooted Evo for three months now and I'm on my fourth ROM, none of which have I found entirely satisfactory. The ROMs I've used thus far are FreshEVO (don't like Sense 2), Evervolve R3charge (Sense 3 is kinda choppy, not enough customization), CM7 (no GPS fix I could find, but I LOVED it on my Hero), and now Xplod (again, no GPS and still in development, so some important features are still wonky).

    I was an Apple laptop-only person for almost ten years until I couldn't afford two summers ago and we've got an iPad 2, so I'm familiar with both Android and iOS pretty intimately. There's tons I love about Android, and maybe I wouldn't enjoy an iPhone once I had it, but I'm tired of the ins and outs of rooting, ROMs, etc. There's some pleasure in it, but only when you finally find the right one, which I haven't yet.
     
  25. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member
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    Just curious. What is your primary need, as far as using custom ROM's are concerned?
     
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