Keep my BB Bold 9650 or get the Evo 4G?


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  1. Gorilla*

    Gorilla* Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So, I am looking for some input here.

    Heres my story:

    I started my android Career on Verizon on the HTC Incredible, which I liked very much, but the battery life was Abysmal.

    I chose to return it before the 30 days was up.

    I switched to Sprint, to take advantage of the cheaper price plans...

    I chose the BB Bold 9650 because I like blackberries, and appreciate their superior keyboards, battery life, voice quality etc... I also didn't want to be stuck with a non smartphone since I am on the anymobile plan.


    But 2 weeks in I am having second thoughts....

    Don't get me wrong the BB has been good to me, and I have access to the apps I need on the go, but something is compelling me to look over my shoulder at the Evo 4G.

    I know that the Evo is essentially the exact same phone as the incredible except for

    Larger 4.3 screen
    front facing camera for video chat
    and 4G.

    These are all compelling features, however My market Tallahassee, FL does not have 4g service, and I do not believe we will get it for another year or 2 atleast.


    This brings me to my question...

    Is the battery life any better on the Evo than it was on the incredible?

    Anyone can compare the two?


    Is it worth it for me to pay 10.00 extra for 4g when I have no access to the service for atleast a year or 2?



    Do i really want the Evo? or am I happier on the Blackberry...

    I can't decide..

    Id love to hear others opinions.
     

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  2. Gorilla*

    Gorilla* Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  3. ryohei47

    ryohei47 Well-Known Member

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    the battery life is comparable, but the evo has slightly worse battery life. if its not too much of a hassle to exchange, the evo is a great choice
     
  4. nRRe

    nRRe Well-Known Member

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    Convince me to swap my Bold to Evo or vice versa - SprintUsers.com

    that is my thread on sprint users

    i used the Bold 9650 for 28 days and decided to swap it for teh Evo4g,

    I mainly text, facebook, and browse the web. BB is better at texting and i like the facebook app more. Evo obliterates BB in web browsing.

    I do light email, my only email is facebook notifications really and some daily Networking tips etc.
     
  5. asaberan

    asaberan Well-Known Member

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    Evo >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Any BlackBerry.
     
  6. harleyless

    harleyless Well-Known Member

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    I had a curve via sprint and I dont miss that phone, except the key board. I am getting used to the EVO key board, but the EVO blows the curve out of the water in my opinion. I wouldn't go back to BB...
     
  7. djrottweiler

    djrottweiler Well-Known Member

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    Do like I did and just use both I switched my work number to forward to my blackberry tour and got the EVO for my personal phone works great and keeps buisnes and personal seperate... just an idea also if you sign up for a new line you can get the discount on the evo!!!
     
  8. Cobravision

    Cobravision Well-Known Member

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    I'm going through withdrawl like symptoms waiting for my Evo to come, but to be totally objective, if battery life on the Incredible was a deal breaker for you, I can't see how any feature on the Evo, aside for the larger screen, would improve your experience (although the larger screen is exactly why I went for the Evo). So I suggest you take another look at the Evo screen and think about the battery life of your Incredible and then decide if that's a good trade-off for you.
     
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    sagedil Well-Known Member

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    Are you willing to just buy some extra batteries??
     
  10. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    I took my phone off the charger at 430, went on a 2hr hike with pandora streaming and GPS tracking the entire time. The batt is at 90% now. I dont think the battery is as big of an issue that people make it out to be.
     
  11. jrstinkfish

    jrstinkfish Well-Known Member

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    I think the battery magically seems to get better the longer you have the Evo ... ok, not magically, but it seems once the shine wears off and you start using it in a normal way (normal being not being in constant use), it tends to last a bit longer. At least that's the case with me :) If I have a strong signal, it lasts all day with moderate use. With minimal use, I get around 30+ hours on a charge. I never use Bluetooth, rarely use wifi, and only use GPS when I need it.
     
  12. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    The newness factor the first couple weeks definately has alot to do with it. I was worried about the battery when I first got the phone, it has not been a factor at all. The phone is killer.
     
  13. Gorilla*

    Gorilla* Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The other thing is this.... would i have to pay a restocking fee?
     
  14. karong

    karong Well-Known Member

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    I came from a Tour as well and trust me unless u absolutely NEED BBM or a hardware keyboard then the Evo will be like night and day. The BB will seem primitive compared to the Evo. Besides BBM the Evo can do everything the BB can do but much better ans faster. Web browsing is not even a fair comparison
     
  15. Cobravision

    Cobravision Well-Known Member

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    Web browsing on the BB is absolute torture. I'm using Opera Mini on the TP2 because the default Opera 9 is slow as molasses as well, but Opera Mini is quite buggy. The Android browser is one of the big reasons I'm leaving Windows behind.
     
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    denise1768 Well-Known Member

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    I came from the curve and never looked back. I thought I would hate the keyboard, but I don't have a problem with it at all. Yes, the battery life isn't great, but you have to take the good with the bad. Good luck.
     
  17. slschmidt76

    slschmidt76 Well-Known Member

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    I was a blackberry tour user and must say that I miss it less than zero. EVO pretty much blows it out of the water. In my "opinion" Blackberry is pretty much dead unless it's used for business. Trying to do anything on the internet is like using dial up internet...by the time you get where you want to be you don;t even care anymore. It's a total nightmare. Don't miss the Qwerty keyboard...thought I would but nope! All hail EVO!!
     
  18. Ramg66

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    I have to admit I did not read all the posts on this thread. But I can tell you from experience coming from a BB tour, you will not regret going with the HTC EVO 4G, the 4.3inch screen is all well worth the change. I loved my BB tour but the screen size has its limitations. I love the EVO screen, I dont have to tether anymore to my laptop because I dont need to. Battery life can be extended by the 20 tips for longer battery life. Look it up. Take it from someone who used the tour for more than a year. GET AN EVO!!!!!
     
  19. iamtybaby

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    Had the bb tour before the evo....Only thing i miss is the keyboard. Nothing else. My battery actually sucked on my BB, plus it was boring. Yull forget about it as soon as u get this thing in your hands!
     
  20. Gorilla*

    Gorilla* Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Last day to get an Evo..... The problem is I have been very satisfied with the Blackberry. Every kind of web browsing or web I have wanted I have been able to accomplish with ease on the BB.

    Any last minute ideas or comments?
     
  21. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    well, if youre "very" satisfied with the BB, then keep it. You have a great plan if youre on Sprint. But, I will say... the internet experience you mention is night and day between the BB and the EVO. Surfing the web on the EVO is second to none. And will only get better with the 2.2 upgrade on the way. But, like i said, if youre happy... keep it that way.

    I love my EVO.
     
  22. njbianco

    njbianco Well-Known Member

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    I also own the Tour 9630 as my secondary phone and i would pick my Evo(actually pretty much all Android phones) anyday over any BB. Just one thing about Blackberry's is you cant beat their battery life its a hard thing to expect any phone not just an Android phone to have better battery life then any Blackberry the one good thing of my 9630 is i can go two days of moderate use out if it and I've had it for a year now. I would highly recommend going on a eBay and getting an extra battery and an external charger off eBay you can get 2 generic batterys(the ones i got are really good for generics batterys) and 1 external charger for around 10 dollars.
     
  23. Munnarg

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    I have my 9630 packed neatly back in it's box in case of an emergency or trips out of the country. Other than that I'm 100% glad I made the switch and there's no turning back. Blackberries are boring as hell.
     
  24. ThatNewAndroidGuy

    ThatNewAndroidGuy Well-Known Member

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    And if you're really worried about battery life, just use Advanced Task Killer Free (by Rechild) You can easily get a whole days worth. I have crappy signal inside my work, Metal roof, BIG store, and still use the internet, and still get good battery life.
     

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