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  1. Vidocq

    Vidocq New Member

    I have had my Evo 4G since launch date and on April 1st will be due an upgrade. The Iphone 4s is too small and I like android. So what could be the next great phone available by April to make me wanna switch from the Evo which I love but it's been two years and I feel like it's time for some thing newer and faster with more internal storage.

    Any thoughts or ideas would be most welcome. Thanks

  2. KOLIO

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    Too early to recommend anything except wait until your upgrade is available.
    Also,is 4G WIMAX good in your area? If not,or,non-existent,definitely wait for the 4G LTE models to come out.

    If you have 4G WIMAX & are satisfied w/the speeds,you could probably get an excellent deal on a WIMAX phone come upgrade time.*

    Either way,you're in a good position to get a good phone @ at decent price,especially if you go to BEST BUY, AMAZON,RADIO SHACK,WIREFLY,etc.....


    SPRINT has previously stated they will support the existing 4G WIMAX network until 2015.So,you'd be set for the next 2yr. extension of your contract w/a WIMAX phone w/o worry of your phone becoming prematurely obsolete.
  3. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    I'm in the same boat as you. My upgrade is on April but I'm waiting until Sprint gets LTE. Sprint is getting the Galaxy Nexus. It is on the list as one of my go along the Galaxy S III(my #1 choice) and possibly the next EVO.
  4. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Well-Known Member

    Buying a phone for the girlfriend...requirements are at least android 2.2, and a keyboard. 4g with a keyboard would be a plus. Whats out there and decent?
  5. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

    Not much to choose from right now, if keyboard is required. Samsung Epic 4G.
  6. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    Keyboards are going away so at some point she is going to have to get used to all touch screen.

    The best with a keyboard would be the Epic 4G which I could not recommend anyone buy, it is a dinosaur.

    That being said the best available right now is the GSII or the Galaxy Nexus next week. Honestly I would wait though, both of those phones are pretty old with the pace of today's phones.

    I would wait and see what happens in a couple weeks with the Galaxy S III announcement and decide after that.
  7. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Well-Known Member

    I'm just north of Denver and currently have a non smart phone on VErizon. I want to get smartphones with 3 lines and am leaning towards Sprint right now. I'll be switching in the second half of May. How is Sprint in the Denver Boulder area? It looks like our area will not be getting LTE anytime soon. Its not in the first or second wave and who knows how long they will take.

    If I do go for sprint should I get a Wimax phone and if so which one or should I get a LTE phone and if so a Nexus or a Galaxy 2? I'm assuming the note or HTC EVO lte won't be out in time.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  8. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    Don't know about you area, but if you go LTE you should get the Galaxy Nexus, if you go Wimax go for the Galaxy S2. Those are the 2 best options on Sprint right now
  9. momentoid

    momentoid Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Sprint. :cool:

    Following is the unofficial, best source of LTE deployments: Network Vision/LTE Deployment Running List - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

    Also review the thread here titled: "Network vision & LTE rollout"

    Galaxy Nexus (LTE) is available today, HTC Evo LTE is due in June, Galaxy Note is not announced for Sprint.

    I'm not sure if WiMax is available in your area (very spotty), but there are a number of 4G-WiMax phone choices: Epic 4G Touch, Evo 4G, Moto Photon, Evo 3D, etc.

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  10. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    I wasn't sure when Seattle would be getting LTE, now I know it is planned for this year. Awesome!
  11. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Well-Known Member

    I looked on the deployment list. Denver is not mentioned in the 1st wave or the second wave, so I figure it will be a while.
  12. greyraven40

    greyraven40 Member

    I'm fine with Sprint service, but want to avoid contracts. My wife and I both have had Epic 4G since they came out. How may I decide which phone I should consider that I could buy from AMazon, ebay, etc.? I prefer a slideout keyboard, but not a must. Looking for something around 100 bucks. Wife's Epic screen is cracked and we pay for the warranty, but it has a $100 deductible...I think. She's kinda tired of the phone, but I don't want to utilize her upgrade credit and have to sign on for 2 more years...thoughts please?
    thanks, casey
  13. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    Without a new contract you are looking at $400-650 for a new current phone. Around $100 might get you a 2 yr old phone like the one you have if you can find a used one on eBay.
  14. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    on sprint.. there are no keyboard phones..
    there is the EVO shift, but that is not much of an upgrade from the Epic.

    so.. my only suggestion.
    give your Epic to your wife.
    you get a Epic Touch / EVO 3D / Photon on amazon for 1 penny. (with 2 yr contract)..

    NOTE: read the fine print about Amazon's fine print about cancellation!!! this is added to Sprints cancellation charge too!

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    I have the Evo 4G but its time for something new.....Been lurking but havent dropped the hammer on the Galaxy S2. Now I see there is a new Evo 4g LTE?? Is it any good? Anyone get there hands on one?

    So what do I buy?? Thanks in advance for your help!:adore:
  16. jericko

    jericko Well-Known Member

    The EVO 4G LTE is still a few weeks from being released but it looks like a beast! My only concern is the size (that's what she said). My current EVO is big, but I have learned to live with it, but the new EVO LTE is 4.7", so I want to see it in person at a Sprint store or Best Buy before I decide to upgrade.
  17. kct1975

    kct1975 Well-Known Member

  18. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Wait until August. Most, if not all, of the superphones for 2012 should be released by then. That's LTEvo, MoPhoQ, and E4GT2 (aka sgs 3).

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    Has anyone had any issues with Samsung? I must say about 1/2 dozen co-workers and I all had issues with their customer service on LED tv's all within the first year. I must say they are one of the worst companies I ever delt with! I usually have my way with customer service reps but I honestly felt I was speaking another language. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER TV FROM THEM!:mad: Not sure if the phones are the same but it really made me think twice contemplating the GS2:confused:
  20. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    My last 2 phones have been made by Samsung (E4GT and Nexus S). Personally I really like Samsung phones and think they are probably the best Android manufacturer for a combination of reasons (screens, bootloader policy, overall build quality, etc)
  21. Adar

    Adar Well-Known Member

    My only experience with their phones was with the E4GT SGS2. While it had a lot of positives with speed and the overall feel of the phone, I have had nothing but trouble with all of the radios in it. I don't have 4G service here in Wichita, but the 3g reception is terrible, the gps has a horrible time acquiring the satellites and maintaining that link. Even the Wifi has poor reception.

    Other people haven't had any issues with them, I just know we have gone through 2 E4GT and both had the same problems. I've been very happy with every HTC phone I have had.
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  22. suicidalacorn

    suicidalacorn New Member

    I have been with sprint for a long time and i currently have the old Samsung Transform (not even the ultra). It is starting to act up and i am tired of having such a slow phone. I want to get the HTC EVO 4G LTE but i am not so sure because of not having 4g wimax capabilities. I only have 3g right now so i guess it wouldn
  23. kct1975

    kct1975 Well-Known Member

    Well from everything I have read about the new LTEVO, it sounds like great phone. Personally I am not due for an upgrade for a while, but I am personally considering buying out my contract in a few months to upgrade to the LTEVO from my OG EVO.

    My personal suggestion if you really need a new phone would be to buy out the remainder of your contract and upgrade to the LTEVO.
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  24. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member

    I seriously need some help on making a decision. I've already decided to give Sprint a try, but what I can't decide is whether to get the Galaxy Nexus or the LTEVO. Here's my dilemma. I have a Nexus S from TMo right now and slowly, but surely, it's been plagued with bugs and issues and even after getting the latest update, now it constantly just stops getting a signal until I reboot it and it just randomly sometimes even just reboots on its own. Even a factory reset hasn't fixed the problems. I'm very wary about getting another Samsung device after the pain this one has been. At the same time, I've had every Nexus device thus far and love stock Android. The only reason I'm really considering the EVO is because Sense 4.0 isn't nearly as obtrusive as it used to be. Unfortunately, I also love getting the latest, greatest Android updates and I know that the EVO isn't going to get them nearly as quickly as the Galaxy Nexus will.

    I love the specs of the EVO and was very underwhelmed by the Galaxy Nexus when it first came out, but it'll most certainly be getting Jelly Bean when it comes out. I don't know what to do. I need to leave T-Mobile and I get a great discount at Sprint through my work. I hate trying to pick between multiple devices...can anyone give me some perspective?
  25. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    Specs win it for me. More than likely the EVO will get CM support so there's that for the stock option.
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