New York Times reviews the Evo


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  1. thefanmyj

    thefanmyj Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  2. vokilos

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    After reading that review I wonder if the guy actually used an evo, or just read about one. 5 home screens? Last I looked I had seven. Also liked how he commented in hulu, which just blocks mobile devices and has nothing to do with flash lite working like crap. Also would like to know how he only got 1 hour of wifi hot spot life. If you are going to review a device, try to at least get some of the major facts right.

    Sent from my kickass EVO using tapatalk.
     
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    NYT tech review - not where I get my info. I'm beginning to think that people should use devices for at least 2-4 weeks before doing reviews unless they call them 1st impressions. It takes that long to customize and learn how to use the device.

    As for battery, again, anyone thinking they're going to buy any of the next-gen or high-powered smartphones with super long battery life just isn't accepting reality that current battery technology has been surpassed by the phone's capabilities. Sort of like having a car with 1000hp and 1000lb/tq but a standard 14 gallon tank. The small tank doesn't mean the car's not a performer, it means it will do what it can do within the limits of it's energy-provider/tank.

    My final thoughts on people complaining about battery drain. Try this with your laptop running on only it's battery: open multiple internet windows and surf for a few mins, run a photo program or something that requires videographics use, connect to a video chat call, plug in multiple devices that draw power from USB, watch a few mins of video, listen to some music, and try to make a few VOIP calls, send some emails and IMs, play a few games of your choice, view/edit some MS Office docs, TRY to watch TV (your laptop probably doesn't have the ability to tune into TV stations so try Hulu instead), compose and send a few messages and emails via your text-to-speech including buying/downloading one if it didn't come with your laptop.

    Then report back how long it took your laptop battery to deplete. Also report how much you paid for your laptop vs the $199 Evo.

    I just don't get why people continue to harp on this phone. Any way I look at it and even with faults and short battery life, I can't see why the criticism is so strong. Just can't see it....
     

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