How much longer will you keep your EVO 4G?

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)
  2. Staying with the Original EVO, still kicking butt!

    6 vote(s)

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  1. synical

    synical Active Member

    Yeah I heard about the photon, but since I'm not too keen w/motorola as well as samsung it doesn't interest me much. But that could change since my friend has an atrix and it was interesting.

    onpointG35 likes this.
  2. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    I'm not going to lie, I was kind of disapointed with HTC and Sprint with what they did with this year's EVO. I can't stand the 3D. It just gives me a headache. Sense 3.0 is good but I don't really like that carousel on the homescreen. I love the scrolling wallpaper better. Theres no kickstand...I don't like the form facter. I love HTC and I love sense. I'm just really hoping that this is not going to be the way to go on future HTC phones. If it is, I'm going to have to go elsewhere. My plan is to keep the EVO until something major comes out later this year or just wait till I upgrade in summer 2012. I'm looking at next years EVO or the Galaxy S lll.
  3. ed33433

    ed33433 Well-Known Member

    Ever since new "upgrade" Google doesn't sync contacts. I own an Imac and when Sprint gets the new Iphone 5.....bye bye EVO 4G (yeah right!) Paying $10.00 a month for something I rarely get.
  4. vailpass

    vailpass Well-Known Member

    You will pay $10/month no matter what smart phone you have with Sprint. And with an Apple product you will be paying a lot more than that when they nickel and dime you every turn you make.
    9to5cynic likes this.
  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Yup. When the rumors about Sprint getting an iPhone came up...again...they were saying that it's likely Sprint will have a "different" data package and plan for the iPhone. And if there's one thing we can guarantee on that, the plan is NOT going to be less expensive than what you're currently paying to have an Android phone.
  6. SVN S1X TW0

    SVN S1X TW0 Active Member

    I'll keep my device for a while. The longer I drag it out, the cheaper an upgrade will be. I like the Evo 3d and all, but really, in six months there will be something faster, and in a year quad core phones will be hitting the market. I went through this pissing contest with computers a few years ago. I won't do it again.
    So, any device I like must have a few requirements before I buy now.

    1. Stability. In terms of hardware and software. I'm thinking light leak and screen lift here.

    2. Support. If I get a 3d or another 4g device, I had better actually be able to use it. Not as a con, or a wow factor, but actually have a need to use the feature.

    3.Aftermarket accessory support. It took the Evo how long to get any decent cases? The Otterbox Defender pretty much sucked and so far the only case I found worth a damn is the Ballistic HC case and that too took quite a while to surface.
  7. CrashGordon

    CrashGordon Well-Known Member

    As a Premier Gold member, I'm eligible for an upgrade next month. Don't think I'll be upgrading, though. I still love this phone. It's never given me any problems and it does pretty much everything I want it to. Except for the battery life, I think it's the perfect phone.
  8. Night Train

    Night Train Active Member

    I'll be keeping my Evo at least for another year.

    Since getting the extended battery a couple of weeks ago, I've been able to use the phone the entire day...14-16 hours of heavy use has been typical since I got it....way more than the pathetic 4-6 hours on the stock battery.

    Complaining about limited battery? Get the extended. You'll be pleased.
  9. onpointG35

    onpointG35 Well-Known Member

    So true I use to b the ones walking around with a charger expecting the phone to die, now with this extended battery I can leave one less thing at the crib. Good investment you'll be surprised how cheap it is on eBay
  10. Lorak

    Lorak Well-Known Member

    Until I see which way sprint is going with LTE - Wimax, Or until Sprint releases a dual band LTE/WIMAX phone
  11. Ivansandroid

    Ivansandroid Well-Known Member

    I will be adding a tablet this summer to my collection. I believe this will satisfy my thirst for new technology. I plan on keeping my Evo for at least another year. I can't find any reason to get rid of it. And with root and sense 3.0 I basically have the latest and the greatest as far as roms go. I don't complain of battery life because I purchased some extra batteries, so all I do is swap out batteries if need be. My brother just got the 3d so I was able to play with it some. Its cool and everything, but I use my kickstand.
  12. mecampo

    mecampo Well-Known Member

    as long as i can ..... resist of getting a new one LOL ... or if someone would be so kind of giving me one :D
  13. Rico college

    Rico college Well-Known Member

    I will hold on to mine until the Photon comes out and then it will just a back up device.
  14. busted bones

    busted bones Well-Known Member

    I have had way too many bad experiences with Samsung phones and hardware issues with them crapping out in less than a year. Also all the update issues theyve had would drive me insane.
  15. Gekko

    Gekko Well-Known Member

    so what's the consensus on ranking the Android manufacturers based on past experiences in terms of build quality and update urgency?

    1. HTC
    2. Motorola
    3. Samsung
    4. LG


  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I'd say that Samsung would get last because of their update urgency. LG builds decent enough phones, as far as quality is concerned, to maintain a 3 spot.

    Other than that, I think that's pretty accurate.
  17. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I'm with the evo for the long run. Rooted, and battery life is great if you run a custom kernel. Using the new Mikg rom, awesome.

    I like how the iphone users are now getting android features in their 'superior' phone os. But, their phone is much 'cooler' I suppose.

    I can't even imagine what phones will be doing by the time my contract is up...
  18. busted bones

    busted bones Well-Known Member

    I went back and checked the specs on the Photon 4G and man I started drooling. 16 GB internal memory had me sold. I just have to wait until my phone craps out on me, and with the durability of my EVO that may not be for awhile. Maybe then the LTE network will be out and the LTE Photon 4G will be out. One can only hope.
  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Yup. The sub-forums were already created by the admin's, if you want to start contributing in any of the threads that have already started.

    Motorola Photon 4G - Android Forums

    I've been die-hard HTC for the past several years Mogul>Touch Pro>Evo 4G, but I've always been curious how Motorola smartphones would respond on Sprint's network, so I'm a little anxious to see how I feel about it once it's available. This is the first Motorola smartphone that's been released on Sprint, that I actually liked a lot just from the first announcement, preview videos, and initial specs alone. Basically, it took the components that I use and love the most in the EVO, added them into a Motorola phone, and also added the specs that I wanted from the start on the EVO.
  20. busted bones

    busted bones Well-Known Member

    Yeah that phone running Sense with LTE on sprint would be my dream phone. I did really like playing around on my girlfriends droid before I got my EVO. Motoblur doesn't feel as polished as Sense though IMO. I haven't played with the most recent version of Motoblur though so that may hav changed.
  21. Roq

    Roq Well-Known Member

    Same here. I flashed Cyanogenmod 7 on after trying some sense based roms and messing with kernels and cpu settings. CM7 was like the best combination of all of that and tons of features I really got used to. It feels like I'm running a secret version of Android 2.5 and Andy Rubin's classified personal custom edition.

    I'm planing on waiting until the Nexus Prime comes out or something significantly better than my phone. Right now the battery life is crazy good and everything from pinch zooming to scrolling and general behavior is smooth as hell and almost never hicups. I seriously can't kill the battery faster than a day and I'm on the bastard all the time.

    MAKOKILLER Well-Known Member

    Forever as long as the boys keep the cool roms coming:):):D
  23. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Stock ui will never be an issue for me since I use launcher pro plus.
  24. CrazyTechnoBoy

    CrazyTechnoBoy Well-Known Member

    Two more weeks, and I'm off to the E3D!!! :D
  25. rwalterk

    rwalterk Active Member

    Had mine since launch weekend; I'm eligible for full upgrade now but I'm waiting until a Nexus-type Ice Cream Sandwich phone gets released. And rooted. :D

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