My personal EVO vs iPhone pro/con


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  1. dsa1971

    dsa1971 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm coming from using the iPhone 3g to the EVO so I'm still getting used to android and so being that I'm within 30 day return Sprint policy I decided to start a pro con of both phones because I'm probably 60/40 on the side of keeping the EVO.

    **iPhone Pros**
    Apps
    Syncing
    Music Player
    Accessory heaven
    Stability
    UI more polished and smoother flow throughout

    **iPhone Cons **
    iTunes (love and hate on this one)
    Smaller screen
    Closed platform
    Dropped call
    I cannot stand Steve Jobsp

    **EVO Pros**
    Screen size
    Open platform
    Notification system
    Multitasking
    Navigation
    Flash

    **EVO Cons**
    Limited app selection
    Ported apps not as good as iPhone (example: mlb at bat)
    Crashed apps
    No Bluetooth voice dialing
    Manual syncing (somewhat minor con)
    No store for buying videos (need to strip DRM from movies then transfer)
     

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  2. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

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    Next week you will be at 90/10 Evo. You can not resist. Resistance is futile. ;-)
     
  3. dsa1971

    dsa1971 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    That is certainly possible. Right now the things I like the most are the notification status bar and the navigation in general. I've gotten very used to the 4 dedicated navigation buttons.
     
  4. Waflsk8s

    Waflsk8s Active Member

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    I'm about the same as you (maybe 65/35). I love android but it does lag a bit sometimes, crash, I get no Sprint reception, battery is abysmal (probably because I get no reception), but I don't mind the app selection. Battery barely gets through 12 hours with little to no use, barely gets 4-6 with "normal" use (no 4G, just wifi) This is with the cpu underclocking when the screen is off, app killer, though I don't know if it contributes or not). This morning when I unplugged it it went from 100% to 94% in about two minutes. I'll probably use it for another week or so and then see. I want to like it but I also want to be able to use it without having to always keep it plugged in.
     
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  5. NYR99

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    On the 24th I will be getting iPhone 4 and returning the Evo.
     
  6. dsa1971

    dsa1971 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I definitely get more weird crashes and hangs than I did with the iPhone. That's mostly tolerable though. Sometimes I love Droid and then other moments I do miss the iPhone. One thing is some of the apps look washed out. Someone pointed at that developers are porting some apps from iPhone platform and not taking advantage of the larger screen. Battery life has been okay for me. I'm at 45% after moderate use for 8 hours.
     
  7. Jack2010

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    I'm in the same boat. Coming from the 3G as well.

    The main thing that is keeping me with the EVO is the screen size. I need to administer various websites at any given time and every little bit of screen real estate helps. The iPhone 4 is beautiful but the fact that they kept the same small screen as the 3G is the biggest reason I'm probably going to stay with the EVO.

    I almost returned the EVO because of the battery issue but I followed all of the battery tips on this forum and it seems to have help a lot. If I can go through a day without having to recharge I'll keep it. Still have some testing to do.

    The iPhone's camera is better and the video shoots 30fps which is better than the EVO's choppy 24fps. If you are grandfathered in AT&T's unlimited network it might be worth staying with the iPhone. If you have to use AT&T's new plans the cost and shitty network may not be worth it.

    Personally I'd rate the iPhone 4 and the EVO a tie with each device having pros and cons that will vary among different users. They are both incredible pieces of technology and you really can't lose either way.
     
  8. Waflsk8s

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    Yeah because I left ATT idk how this plan thing would work. The rest of my family is still on ATT so maybe I can get them to swap plans with me :p ).

    The battery issues are (hopefully) only a problem at home, as I think at school we have good coverage.
     
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    SolApathy Just another robot Guide

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    Some other cons for the iphone:

    -No additional storage ability
    -Can't remove battery
    -Lack of customization options (need JB to even do simple changes)
     
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    Me too. It is very close for me, I
     
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    guys make sure you do the CDMA trick. i went from literally 8-12 hours of battery life to 30+ hours.
     
  12. aquaduck04

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    I'm also coming from an iPhone. I am still getting used to it but going back to it at this point is out of the question bc it's so so small.
     
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    no one has mentioned google voice search? I find myself using that function more and more.
     
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    What is the CDMA trick??????
     
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    Waflsk8s Active Member

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    I did the CDMA trick...no such luck. Phone did spontaneously reboot after a bit though...
     
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    dsa1971 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    The additional storage ability is nice
    Not being able to remove the battery on the iPhone never really was an issue for me.
     
  17. dsa1971

    dsa1971 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    So why are definitely returning the EVO?
     
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    Whats this cdma trick?
     
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    Not having either the Iphone or the EVO (yet) can you be more specific on what the Notification system is and why you like it?
     
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    rjjr2531 Well-Known Member

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    Basically a light blinks when you get an alert... also there's a bar that you can scroll down and shows you things like texts missed calls, finished download...etc... really great feature with htc sense or android
     
  21. apocalypse_later

    apocalypse_later Well-Known Member

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    You left out a couple imporant EVO pros:

    Free tethering
    Speech to text on every keyboard screen. (seriously, this is a game changer for me)
    Video chat
    4G (where it works)

    and you left out the worst iphone con: Censorship.
     
  22. jerzeywill2010

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    I sold iPhone 3GS and got Evo and so happy. Not going back to iPhone 4 or ATT. I despise Apple's control of the platform and ATT service. Since I got Evo my Internet connection is 2 to 4 times faster, unlimited data, not one dropped call yet, nice big screen, wifi tethering on fast connection vs my slow ATT tethering via jailbroken phone. Got my iPad tethering to Evo for apple apps so best of both worlds.
     
  23. LiquidLife

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    I would like add my own personal spin on these, so don't get mad, just my opinions.



    **iPhone Pros**
    Apps - Yes there are lots of apps... but all apple controlled, unless you jailbreak it, and even then... Seems like there are just a lot of crapp apps anyway. But yes, there are a lot of apps.
    Syncing - This is not a pro for me, I hate syncing, I'd rather drag and drop. I never synced my calender or anything, so I have no comment on that.
    Music Player - Just a music player man, and I happen to like the Evo just as much as the iphone, this is definetly a personal preference.
    Accessory heaven - Another personal preference, how many accessories do you need? I'm more of a utility guy, lets get the job done, and with a ghz processor, and 512MB of ram.
    Stability - The HTC EVO is more of a hackers heaven then the iPhone, with freedom comes less security, I don't really think of this as a pro, or a con.
    UI more polished and smoother flow throughout - another preference, I came from an iPhone and I like the Evo more. As far as smoothness goes... Not sure about that.

    **iPhone Cons **
    iTunes (love and hate on this one) - This has to do with syncing for me, and I hate having to sync. iTunes in itself is a great program, but not in conjunction with the iPhone... my opinion
    Smaller screen - Yup
    Closed platform - Yup
    Dropped call - Really? I never had dropped calls... sounds more like a geographically issue.
    I cannot stand Steve Jobsp - I've heard he's the Anti-Christ

    **EVO Pros**
    Screen size - Yup
    Open platform - Yup
    Notification system - Yup
    Multitasking - Yup
    Navigation - Yup
    Flash - Yup

    **EVO Cons**
    Limited app selection - Yes, there are definetly less apps. But I never really cared for them until I jailbroke my iPhone, then I had access to all the cool ones.
    Ported apps not as good as iPhone (example: mlb at bat) - I agree, about the ported ones.
    Crashed apps - Pandora sometimes acts up for me.
    No Bluetooth voice dialing - Okay this is a huge one for me, out of all the bluetooth profiles available, they gave the Evo most of the useless ones! A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN.

    Manual syncing (somewhat minor con) - Pro for me.
    No store for buying videos (need to strip DRM from movies then transfer) - This is probably why our opinions differ much... When you buy a movie on iTunes, it's locked. I want freedom, and the ability to do what I want, when I want.
     
  24. mbell75

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    So lets see....pros for Evo over iPhone we have...

    4G
    Flash
    Google maps with navigation
    No cap on 4G data (2GB max on AT&T)
    Notification system
    Widgets
    Live wallpapers
    Hotspot for 8 other devices
    Free tethering (Froyo)
    Speech to text on every keyboard screen
    Video chat over 3G/4G
    Screen size
    Open and fully customizable OS
    Removable memory
    Removable battery
    Double the RAM (256MB vs 512MB)
    HDMI out

    ...while the only iPhone pros over the Evo are...

    Apps
    Syncing
    Smoother interface (debatable)
    and more accessories?

    Thats a joke. Not even comparable. Evo wins in a landslide IMO :rolleyes:
     
  25. robotphood

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    I have an EVO (long time WM user) but have a lot of experience with the iOS. Pretty much the only thing I miss is the app selection and app store itself.

    There's just a lot more apps that are more polished and of higher quality. I can't help to feel like some of the apps I'm using on Android to replace the equivalent iPhone app feels like a cheap clone at times. UI is a preference, but without a stricter guideline on how apps look and act, sometimes you get some really ugly app that doesn't seem to fit in with the others. This doesn't hold true to all of them but a little consistency would be nice. And games? Forget about it. Android has a lot of catching up to do. Jailbreaking? A ton of more selection/functionality and I think it will fill in many gaps of what Android can do that iOS can't. I do think this will change over time as the Android movement continues to grow and mature. The potential is there.

    If the iPhone got a bigger screen and AT&T kept their unlimited data plan I would have been much more enticed. I figure in a year if they do another refresh it'll be a better time to reweigh my options.

    P.S. What is this CDMA trick?
     

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