I need a lot of help here guys...


  1. I've read lots of review of the Evo and looked at the specs of it and they're great. The iPhone 4's specs are also great. And honestly, I'd go for either one. SO, can any of you guys convince me to buy an Evo over an iPhone (try to be unbiased please.) It's a big decision for me, so I'd appreciate it if you can help me! Thanks! :)

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  2. Oridus

    Oridus Well-Known Member

    there are tons of threads like this one. It's about personal choice. Get an evo, if you don't like it, return it within 30 days for a full refund and free cancellation of sprint service, and get an iphone. Simple


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  3. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Well-Known Member

    The iPhone is very good at what it does - I have an iPhone 3G and S, so I know. The Evo, even when compared to the latest iPhone, IS more advanced and there is just more you can do with it (wifi hotspot, customizations..). Keep in mind that the Android OS isn't as polished or matured as the iphone OS, but, it continues to get better and better with each release.
  4. Dutch54

    Dutch54 Well-Known Member

    The most elegant and practical answer possible
  5. eric3316

    eric3316 Well-Known Member

    If someone needs to convince to buy it then you obviously have not done any research on it yourself.....Read through the threads and I am sure you can come up with a decision all on your own!
  6. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

    Well its up to you! (being unbiased) lol

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    Well it depends on what you want.

    - Both the iPhone and the EVOhave thousands of apps to use.

    - Both feel great in your hand. (EVO a few ounces more - makes a difference)

    - Both look wonderful.

    Now thats for the unbiased part! lol

    EVO have Adobe (which means FLASH! = MORE apps to be created by developers.

    If your a Tech buff, you'll enjoy the Open Source of the Android OS and the fact you can create apps and alter the OS.

    Also if you a REAL TECH BUFF, you can hack the system and really get into the OS and have fun with it. Which means Rooting.

    The EVO works very well over the Sprint network (which uses the Verizon towers also) - so Great coverage.

    The Sprint plans are unbeatable with the EVO compared to other Carriers w/Smartphone Android devices.

    Sprint bundles its data with its voice and messaging plans.

    $79.99 with 450 minutes, unlimited messaging, and unlimited data,
    $99.99 with 900 minutes, unlimited messaging, and unlimited data,
    $109.99 with unlimited everything

    (Includes mandatory $10 extra for 4G access)

    I have an Account with MobileOil FCU and that gives me NO Activation Fees - save $30+ - and 10% off my bill each month. Which makes up for the $10 4G access.

    Note that the alloted minutes here are only for calls to landlines -- all mobile-to-mobile calls are UNLIMITED.

    If you have ever used an Android device, you'll know what your getting. And so much more with the constant updates from Google.

    If not, imagine a phone that does nearly everything. If not, developers usualy find a way to do it.

    Both phones are limited, but you need to decide if you want a
    GOOGLE phone, or an iPhone. Each are great in their own respect, but you need to know what you want to get out of the phone, and one can do it rather than the other, then you know which you should choose. ;)
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  7. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

    They SECRETLY want an EVO 4G.. they just want MORE reasons to get it. ;)
  8. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

    I'd suggest you figure out what you want from the device, what you want from the network, and what you want to pay. Then call Sprint, ATT, or any other carriers and see what the best offer they have is.

    If you want reviews of the phones, try the normal review sites like Engadget, CNET, PhoneDog, etc.

    I don't think the phones are comparable so asking for advice probably isn't going to be highly reliable so much as just a pile of opinions. Oh, and don't forget, very few people have ever held or even seen iPhone 4 so you can only get slant and opinion even if we wanted to give you unbiased thoughts.

    That said, even if the iPhone 4 was perfect, it's still on AT&T which is a big enough fault to make me avoid it at all costs!
  9. MrX8503

    MrX8503 Well-Known Member

    The EVO 4G has customizations and the iPhone has polish.

    Aside from the phones, Sprint's network is better than ATT.

    I would say those are the biggest differences.
  10. I hear the HTC has really bad battery life, and how's Sprint TV?
  11. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Well-Known Member

    depends on who you ask ;) just like with anything else in life... some are good and some are bad...

    mine has always been fine battery wise
  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I do a lot of videoconferencing. With my Evo, I've been able to keep that up on travel, without a wifi hotspot - just using 3G. With the iPhone, you have to have wifi to use the feature. And it's effective on the EVO - no jiggling or complaining with the Evo kickstand to steady the phone.

    I think that's a pretty huge difference, right there.

    And not only is the Sprint network better - it's way, way cheaper if you use your phone a LOT.

    Your answer was perhaps more correct and succinct, as was the answer to just try it for 30 days.

    But trying something like that can be a real hassle, with forwarding your number from service to service and so forth.
  13. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

    Get a powerful smartphone, use it, recharge it. That's the mobile circle of life, my Friend:)
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  14. swagner53

    swagner53 Well-Known Member

    1. Your monthly bill will most likely be higher with ATT
    2. ATT is having problems supporting the devices they have on their network now- I wouldn't assume it will get better when the iPhone 4 comes out.
    3. You can no longer get unlimited data on ATT
    4. The EVO is customizable- customization on iPhone is minimal.
    5. Development on iPhone is much more restricted- although apps may be more polished they can't be as freely developed.
    6. as stated before - try it for 30 days free
    7. if you like larger screens the EVO is gorgeous.
    8. User replaceable batteries.
    9. Tethering is available via apps or contract on the EVO.

    Hope this helps! Both are nice devices.
  15. GOOD STUFF GUYS! How's Sprint TV?
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    In fit of shameless self-promotion: http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/102336-real-app-startup-control.html

    I left my phone on overnight to use as my alarm clock, I've had over two hours of talk today, and three hours on the mobile network, and have controlled my apps sensibly and have performed the various battery tips and tricks - and I'm at about 58% of my battery.

    Projecting forward, that's 4 hours of talk and 6 hours of moderate data use I'm expecting for today.

    I like Sprint TV - knowing I can keep up on breaking news without having to search, search, search. I even watched a sitcom, something about Cougars, just to say I did - and it was pretty OK. I've also used TV.com (also available on the iPhone) and found it OK.

    Another question you want to ask yourself - do you like Flash or not?

    Thoughts on Flash

    A whole lot of websites use it, and yes, it will drain your battery a bit more - but so what? You have the option to use it on the Evo - forget it on the iPhone, you get put in the middle of corporate protocol wars and get to read about why you don't need it. While iPhone users were doing that, earlier this week, I plugged mine in and enjoyed a lot of my favorite music videos from YouTube.

    BTW - did you notice the difference in screen size?
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  17. J03

    J03 Well-Known Member

    Btw, even if the iphone had twice the battery life of the evo (which is very doubtful) you are stuck with what you have. It's not removable. With the evo you can either 1. Buy a bigger battery and custom case or 2. Pick up 2 spares for a whopping 10 bucks on ebay.

    Sprint TV is fine. My only experience with it is espn mobile and the world cup. That said, i can watch soccer live on a fairly crappy 3G signal here at work which says something.

    Other then that, browse the other threads for answers. As a former iphone and palm pre owner, i can list off a ton of reasons why i like android better then apples os or webos.
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  18. J03

    J03 Well-Known Member

    Btw, even if the iphone had twice the battery life of the evo (which is very doubtful) you are stuck with what you have. It's not removable. With the evo you can either 1. Buy a bigger battery and custom case or 2. Pick up 2 spares for a whopping 10 bucks on ebay.

    Sprint TV is fine. My only experience with it is espn mobile and the world cup. That said, i can watch soccer live on a fairly crappy 3G signal here at work which says something.

    Other then that, browse the other threads for answers. As a former iphone and palm pre owner, i can list off a ton of reasons why i like android better then apples os or webos.
  19. is it easier to use than the iPhone because I have an iTouch, and I find it extremely easy to use in terms of playing music, video, and apps. What about the Evo, is it one of those devices where you have to get use to the controls, or is it easy to adjust to?
  20. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Well-Known Member

    Easier to use as a phone or media player?
  21. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

    It's not an iPhone; so there is a short learning curve since it's something you have not experienced before.
  22. media player.
  23. edlex

    edlex Well-Known Member

    What I haven't heard anyone talk about is how the phone is glass on both sides with a steel band on the outside that's supposed to be the antenna's? I mean it's bad enough you have to be careful with the screen but now the back too? And if you hold the phone in your hand your touching and covering the antenna's? Not to mention the steel getting all scratched as well. Seems like the phone is just looking for problems. I'll be getting the evo thank you.
  24. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Well-Known Member

    No, the iPhone is a bit easier as a media player and more intuitive. That being said, Android is an evolving OS and is really in its infancy. I expect it to really improve on the media side very quickly.
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  25. forte

    forte Member

    Could anyone comment on tethering with the EVO? $$$ wise?

    Also, I head that if you root the EVO you install some app that lets you implement the wifi hotspot WITHOUT paying the $30 per month fee from sprint.

    Anybody care to educate me?
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