Major differences between Evo and Hero?


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  1. berardi1111

    berardi1111 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Beyond the screen size, 4G, and faster processor, what are the major differences between the Hero and the Evo?

    I am getting the Evo but my brother asked me this question. What is it that makes it worth the extra $10 / month?

    Thanks!!!
     

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  2. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

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    You already answered your own question.
     
  3. JunBringer

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    Man, I read the thread title and was gonna say "Size."

    Better rear camera and it has a front facing camera.
     
  4. berardi1111

    berardi1111 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Haha yeah, definitely size is probably the biggest advantage I'm interested in (until 4G is in New Jersey)

    Camera is a nice thing too
     
  5. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

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    Really I don't see why anybody'd get the Hero now that EVO is out, unless they want something smaller and slightly less expensive.
     
  6. berardi1111

    berardi1111 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I guess the reason he was thinking of it is the $10 upcharge, and $80 vs $200. he's a grad student so needless to say, he has to be frugal :)
     
  7. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

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    I think that slight difference will be well worth it in the longrun, as EVO will be supported longer.
     
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    sagedil Well-Known Member

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    Oh forgot.

    Can type in portrait mode now on the Evo. HUGE difference. With my Hero, that was impossible.
     
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    flyjbaker Well-Known Member

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    Beyond the engine, horsepower, suspension, interior amenities, wheels and tires, stereo, getting laid potential, overall performance....can someone tell me the major differences between the Corvette and a Cavalier????...:D
     
  10. berardi1111

    berardi1111 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    LOL has anyone used this phone to get laid yet?

    and yes, this is what I was wondering, what are the major differences between the "Cavalier" and the "Corvette"? :)
     
  11. dtrose

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    No Lag on the EVO like the Hero
     
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    One of the major things I noticed is the amount of storage on the EVO. While it could be larger, I've installed over 90 apps and still have over 100 MB free. With the Hero and the new 2.1 update, you start with about 137 MB free and that's with NO apps installed from the market. I was constantly having to monitor my free space because once I got below about 20MB free I would have issues. Now with the EVO I can install whatever I want pretty much (including CoPilot which takes up almost 20MB so I couldn't have it on the Hero) and not worry about free space.
     
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  13. dhinez

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    Hero:

    Smaller screen
    5.0 MP camera
    No HD video recording
    No HDMI
    Runs striped version of 2.1
    Most likely not to get Froyo 2.2
    Less Support
    Longer Battery Life
    Less bugs
    Slower processor
    No 30 fps cap
    Trackball and physical buttons
    Less expensive
    Cannot use all apps in marketplace eg. Google Earth
    3G only


    EVO:

    Bigger Screen
    8.0 MP back camera, 1.3 MP Front camera
    HD Video recording as well as playback
    Runs full 2.1 version
    Most likely to receive Froyo 2.2 along with other updates
    More Support as it is the Flag ship phone
    Battery life can range from poor to good depending on tricks
    30 fps cap (for now)
    No trackball or physical buttons
    Can use 99.9% of apps in Market
    HDMI output
    Bigger processor
    More internal memory
    3G/4G ready

    I'm sure I left some things off.
     
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  14. Droidone

    Droidone Well-Known Member

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    The screen size alone sold me. When I went from the Evo to the hero for a little bit. I felt like the hero screen was almost unreadable. I don't think I could get a phone with less than a 4" screen.
     
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    berardi1111 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks guys u definitely sold me... and I agree the screen size alone is probably enough to make it worth it. Almost like having an ipad in your pocket (I feel I am in bad taste reducing it to an ipad, but you know what I mean!)

    Thanks Dhinez for that, those talking points really show how it is a nextgen phone, and not just a larger screen.

    I'm going to share this info with him and my mom as well. (we all may end up with Evo)
     
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    the screen also has a higher pixel count
    Hero: 320x480
    Evo: 480x800
     
  17. dhinez

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    Forgot to mention you can do video chat with the EVO using the front facing cam over 3G, 4G, or Wifi (take that iPhone). I read in the Hero forums you can do video chat using Fring but why? You cannot see the other person on the screen because you will be looking at the back cam as well you have to try and get the Hero's cam just right so the other person can see you.
     
  18. dvrcowboy

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    Yes . Yes I have used this phone to get laid. On launch day I went to the bar and pulled this baby out and started playing with it and taking pics. Great conversation starter. After playing with the phone she was ready to play with me . So yeah I'll say my evo got me laid:D:D
     
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