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HTC Evo or LG Esteem


  1. tms592

    tms592 Well-Known Member

    Im in a situation, I am currently w/ metro pcs and they have this phone which LIKE the Evo called the LG Esteem (1Ghz pro, Front camera, gingerbread, 4g etc.) but I wanted to switch to Sprint for either the Evo or the new Evo design and I know that the evo is awesomeness in your hand. What should I do?

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  2. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

    If you're going to Sprint, I would recommend the Evo 4G but it's probably wise to buy a more up to date phone like the Design or the Evo 3D;)
  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    well like andy said if you decide to go with sprint then i would consider the newer phones as they are still being supported by htc and sprint. the evo is now considered eol (end of life). so there will not be any support for the phone. but, that also means that u can get it cheap.

    the evo 3d is a step up from the evo IMO. i just upgraded from the evo. i really like this phone and i'm glad i made the decision to do it. it was not an easy one to make, however.

    also if you can hold out a little longer you might be able to get the galaxy nexus when it comes out next year sometime.
  4. tms592

    tms592 Well-Known Member

    thank you guys both and I read about the Evo being EOL so I was thinking of getting the Evo Design being that radioshack is giving it to me for free. If I chose the Esteem I was going to stay with MetroPCS but if not I was going to go over to Sprint. I really did my research and im steering towards the Evo Design (4g/3g, Upgradable to ICS, and its a Evo series phone.) I just dont know yet thats why I asked.

    Update: I forgot to ask why do people have mixed reviews about the Evo Design?
  5. rbtrucking

    rbtrucking Well-Known Member

    I would Highly suggest you stay away from the LG phones I have had so many of them and absolutely nothing but problems! Random reboots, lockups. The worst LG I had was the LG rumor touch. Every single time I would close the keypad the thing would reboot. If I got a message while doing something else on the phone it would reboot! I have had horrible experiences with any and every lg product I have owned. Trust me, Go with the HTC on this one. I have the evo 4g and I love it, very customizable especially if you root it!
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    well first the evo design is a sing1e core 1.2GHz snapdragon processor. the evo 3d has the the dual core processor. plus i like the bigger screen on the evo 3d(actually kind of disappointed that they made the phone smaller in screen width). any other phone is just too small for me now. if you can play with both the design and the 3vo. you will see the difference in speed. my 3vo is blazing fast. plus i like the look and feel of this phone.
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  7. tms592

    tms592 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I heard the 3D is better but i'd have to pay $99, The design is free. Do you think its worth it?

    and is the Design any better than the original?
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    hell yes it is worth it. i love the 3vo. it is super sweet. i was dreading making the choice of what phone to upgrade to. but playing with the 3vo really made me decide to get it. plus it is rootable as well with a decent community of devs developing for the phone.

    and for me nothing will ever compare to the evo. people do not realize how amazing the phone is. even with the slower processor, it can still compete with all the new phones coming out. IMO i think that the og evo is still better then the design, but i have not really played with the design much. i'm just partial to the evo as it was my very first android phone.
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  9. rbtrucking

    rbtrucking Well-Known Member

    The design isnt even as good as the evo if I am not mistaken its like a budget version of the evo. Has a 5mega pixel camera as opposed to an 8. I think the screen is slightly smaller. Not sure about the processor though.
  10. djjuls305

    djjuls305 Member

    Just flash an evo to metropcs! I have an Htc Evo with all features except 4g for only 40$ a month... you still get 3g:D
  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    the processor is what sets this phone apart. and yes it is only 5 mega pixels but you could never tell it. just because the evo has 8 vs 5 does not necessarily mean that the quality will be better. the 3vo is also built better then og evo. it feels more solid and less plastic like the evo feels. and it is not a budget version of the evo that title goes to the evo design that was just released. the 3vo is sooo far a step ahead of the evo in every way. now i'm not knocking the og evo by any means. it is a great phone and i still use my og evo, but i really love the 3vo.
  12. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member


    is it worth it? $99 difference..

    if you are dirt poor.. then you should not even have this service.. about $1000/yr for this luxury... so I am going to assume you aint dirt poor.

    i am still using my OG Evo.. and I love my phone. it still keeps up with most of the new phones.. with all the dev support!!!! love you guys!
    I am sitting on my upgrade.. not sure if I want to use it yet... or hold out just a little longer for a better phone. I just love my evo.

    but..
    if I had no phone .. and needed to get one..
    the difference between the evo and e3d.. $99 aint nothing for a 2 yr contract. which the evo will start to feel very very OLD compared to the newer stuff. i dont think the single processor will be able to keep up with dual and quad cores.
    then there are the big apps / games that require newer, faster, more power to even be able to even load it!

    ....
    with the evo.. next year you will be willing to do anything to get something newer.

    with e3d.. you might be able to hold out till end of 2 yrs.. to get an upgrade.
  13. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    ^^^ I agree with Dan on the newer apps and games. Some games are dreadfully slow on the OG evo now. These new games are designed for the newer dual core devices with over a gig of RAM. They were never intended to be run on our OG. It sucks yes, but this is the way of things. :(
    I've held the evo design and it is smaller than the OG. I don't know if I can go back to a smaller screen now that I've been spoiled with the OG. :D
    If the smaller screen doesn't bother you get the design. The processor is faster than the OG, plus it has more RAM and internal memory.
    Now I've also played with the EVO 3D and like Ocn said it is grease lightnin! Fast as all get out, nice display, cool camera, if you're into 3D, and it has lots of ram and internal space. $99 isn't really a lot of money now a days, if you can wait and save up that phone might be your huckleberry. ;)
    I'm playing the waiting game with my old Hero that my wife uses, if it dies soon, I'll be getting the 3D, if it lives on for another couple of months who knows what will be out.
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  14. jordan0314

    jordan0314 Member

    right now i have the evo 4g. i have had this phone for 2 years and havent had no problems with this phone, but i am ready for a upgrade and if you are going to sprint i would sugest the galaxy s2. i have played with that phone alot and i really like it, and i am going to buy it this week. so if you are going to sprint i would get the galaxy s2,epic 4g touch
  15. youdoofus

    youdoofus Disabled

    the evo has only been available since may of 10, but i understand what you mean by 2 years. The esteem has lte, and with the demise of clearwires 4g network, its kinda hard to justify recommending the evo right now. Dont get me wrong, I LOVE my Evo, and if you live in an area where clearwire is available, then your decision is tough... but if not..... LoL
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