Return my Evo?


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  1. verdegallardo

    verdegallardo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry to post yet another comparison thread, but I am having a hard time (I guess because the dx is not out yet) finding a concrete review of them both at the same time with pluses and minuses of each. I did see one with benchmarks and it seems the dx killed the evo. But I wonder if he ran ATK first to kill off other programs running? Or is the x really that much better?! Anyway, my biggest gripes about the evo:

    - Sprint network is terrible inside buildings (especially my house) while my verizon card works perfectly. Sprint wants me to pay $100 plus a monthly fee for an AirWave and that will only fix the signal at my house.
    - Camera and video camera aren't very good.
    - Battery is horrible (the lack of signal is not helping I'm sure).

    Aside from that though, I absolutely love the evo - way more than my previous iphone.

    I got the evo on the 25th of June so I could return it on the 15th when the x comes out, assuming I can get an x on launch day (via preorder @ BB). Should I make the switch? :)
     

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  2. Gamble

    Gamble Well-Known Member

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    I think you answered your own question right there. :cool:
     
  3. rootedEris

    rootedEris Banned

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    wow. That's a no brainer.

    why are you paying sprint again?

    ab-use the best buy system until you find the phone that fits your needs
     
  4. HoldFastHope

    HoldFastHope Well-Known Member

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    I was about to buy the Evo right around the time their stock ran out and since then, Sprint online has not been replenished. Now, Sprint has actually given me time to look at the Droid X and compare it to the Evo. I'm coming from T-Mobile and Sprint and Verizon family plans are very comparable so i'm basically a free agent at the moment and do not hold any ties to any network. In Southern California, reception seems to be good for most carriers but especially for Sprint and Verizon, so no worries there either. I'm going to *try* to wait til the Droid X comes out and see which I like better. Both have things I like and dislike so it'll be a tough decision. I suggest to wait it out and see how it feels in your hand and if the user experience is better than the Evos... I know that's what i'm going to try to do.

    Also, you should wait for that HTC update that was rolled out to be fixed...some have experienced much better battery life since the update yesterday.
     
  5. ckochinsky125

    ckochinsky125 Banned

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    If i were you i would switch because i want a phone that I have service and signal with. You never know when something comes up and you need to make a very important call and that could cost you. Also the extra $100 would push me to another carrier just to save that money.
     
  6. swazedahustla

    swazedahustla Well-Known Member

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    Why do you have an airrave anyway?
     
  7. Hardhead_7

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    The only reason I'd return EVO is because of signal, and even then I'd hesitate. I'm planning on getting a Droid X, but let me tell you, deciding between the X and the Moto Droid was a tough decision for me, because the Droid can be rooted, and the X won't be rootable for a long time, maybe never, thanks to the signed bootloader.

    As you know the EVO, by contrast, is rootable now.

    To fix your signal issues, Airwave is $9.99 a month That seems like a lot, but once you root the EVO, you can get unlimited tethering. By contrast, the X will cost $20 per month to tether, and have a 2GB limit. So if you're planning on buying the tethering functionality, the EVO wins out, even with Airwave added in to fix signal issues.

    And on top of *that*, if I were you I'd just use Google Voice around the house. Google Voice has great integration with Android (well, obviously it would!) and no longer requires an invite as of last week. With Google Voice you can set up a single number that forwards to both your land line and cell phone. So when you're around the house, you just answer the phone on your landline, and when you're away you answer the same number on your handset. Google Voice comes with FREE visual voicemail and caller ID screening, so it's a no-brainer anyway, in my opinion, and seems tailor made for people with crappy home reception.

    Plus, the EVO is 4G. If you live in a 4G area it's a no-brainer. Who cares what your home reception is with Google Voice and wifi? What matters is your reception when traveling, and if you get a 4G signal, you'd be an idiot to drop a rootable 4G device with great community support for a locked down 3G device.

    Now, that being said, the X is a perfectly good phone. Like I said, I plan on getting it. Mostly because my wife has a good Verizon discount with her workplace and I don't live in a 4G area. So it depends on your situation.
     
  8. Whiteboyx69

    Whiteboyx69 Well-Known Member

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    I have a evo and live in a 4G area and will be returning it. MAX speed I've gotten with full reception is 3152. 4G is so spotty as well, walk in a building? it's gone. It so spotty when i'm in the car that it will pop up saying 4G and i'll load a webpage and it will cut off halfway through while moving in the car. There service is terrible in buildings (voice 3g and 4G) so what happens when you go to a building where you can't use wifi? Now i love my evo despite all the build quality issues shit wifi signal and horrible battery (yes I've updated did nothing) and FPS. I'll stick with a quality 3G service than a spotty 3G and 4G service.
     
  9. jonhcox

    jonhcox Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask the dumb question here? Or be the douche for a minute?

    For all the folks with EVO's that complain about the lack of in-house 4G or 3G service, didn't you look at Sprint's coverage map before you went out and bought the handset? I'm waiting for local brick and mortars to get stock in but I have checked their coverage map at least 5 times over the past few days. I'm to the point that I can leave AT&T and I want to be sure that I have something that works where I live and work. Hence, I did research before I'm pulling the trigger. Verizon's map is shit. It shows that lovely red all around where I live. You'd think the signal was so strong I could call from a bomb shelter. Yet my colleague's Droid has no signal in my house. He's now a 'window' dialer. My brother's EVO 4G has 4G in my house and in my 'throne room' in my basement. Of the three carriers, Sprint's map seems to be the most accurate. But people, at least check your maps before you buy a phone. Or else you bitch and moan about lack of signal being the carrier's fault when a little research could have saved you.

    When I check Sprint's coverage map it says Sprint 4G service 'In Building' or 'On Street' and then provides a signal meter with excellent/good/poor for reference.
    And if you didn't want to pay the mandatory 4G coverage fee- why sign up and then complain incessantly about it.
     
  10. Hardhead_7

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    You can't trust Verizon's maps. It says I'm covered too, which is a joke. It says I should be getting 3G, but I can barely get voice (I'm a "window dialer" too). Google Voice generally solves that for me, so it's no big deal, and I have a wifi router, of course, so I don't really *need* 3G speeds at home anyway, but still. If I weren't tech savvy, it'd be a serious hindrance.

    Sprint, on the other hand, has excellent coverage at my house.
     
  11. Whiteboyx69

    Whiteboyx69 Well-Known Member

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    The map is not always accurate, for instance the map says 3 bars for my house, when i'm outside i get 5 or 4 then when i go inside i get 1 maybe 2. I wasn't expecting much from 4g signal wise but all around town it sucks...any time you go in a building its gone, and when you live in Texas and its 105 degrees you want to spend your phone time inside not outside. 30 day guarantee so it none of it matters i had a fun time with the evo and now know sprint isn't high enough quality in my area for what i'm looking for.
     
  12. AJ_EVO

    AJ_EVO Well-Known Member

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    I'm returning my Evo for the Droid X.
     
  13. ashykat

    ashykat Well-Known Member

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    The maps weren't entirely accurate for me with Sprint, so IMO they can't be completely trusted.
     

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