Should I sell my Epic 4G and get an EVO?


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  1. dcraig723

    dcraig723 Member This Topic's Starter

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    With the whole Samsung update letdowns should I consider selling or trading my Epic for an EVO? Our epics don't even have Froyo at this point where as the EVO has had it for quite some time and gingerbread is soon to be released!
     

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Duplicate threads merged to the Android Lounge, dcraig. ;)
     
  3. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    Picking a phone based on the OS Version is always going to be a losing proposition. Unless there is a specific feature that that OS has that is a requirement for you to do your job or function in life, then you will always be on the losing end.

    If you prefer the form and function of the EVO then I would say go ahead and trade/sell for it. If you prefer the form of the Epic and just want the latest and greatest OS, then I say wait for it. Will it be tomorrow? Probably not, but it won't really be that long of a wait.
     
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    alextop30 Well-Known Member

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    I go with ofthedamned Evo does have froyo however it does not have swype it doesn't have that high of a reduction screen as the super ammo led. No movie apps for washing movies or renting them. No physical keyboard. If you can live without these things get the Evo than.
     
  5. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't get the Evo just because the Epic is lagging with the new 2.2 update. But i would recommend the Evo because in my opinion its an overall better device. Very reliable and just a joy to use with web surfing, multimedia, social networking, GPS and plenty more. Epic does take some nicer pictures than the Evo but thats one of the main arguments that people seem to think of when comparing the Evo and Epic.

    If you feel compelled to get the evo and think it will do you more justice then your epic then go for it.
     
  6. Raftysworld

    Raftysworld Well-Known Member

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    no way man, epic has a front-facing camera, why the hell would you even consider the Evo? More like E-Fail
     
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    the evo has a front-facing camera as well:)
     
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    if u like video keep ur epic evo dosnt support alot of video formatts. epic is big and bulky. but well rounded
     
  9. dcraig723

    dcraig723 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well the thing is. I hear Samsung is not very good or "up-to-date" as far as device updates go. I'm perfectly content with my epic, also being my first physical qwerty phone. However, I'm told HTC provides much higher support as far as software updates go and are always on top of the newest releases.
     
  10. OfTheDamned

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    I wouldn't go that far. Samsung has been a little slow, by some peoples standards, at adapting and releasing 2.2 on the Galaxy S line. I can't say if that is a good or bad thing really as I have not seen any working versions of it. At the same time, HTC took forever and 2 weeks to release 2.1 for many of their phones. They had a number of phones stuck on 1.5 4 or 5 months after 2.1 was released. It really all depends on what the manufacturer has to do in order to adapt a custom UI to the latest version of the OS. HTC didn't have to do a whole lot to go from 2.1 to 2.2 this time, but they did a ton of overhauling and work when it came to going 1.5 to 2.1. Granted, that is a much bigger leap than what Samsung is doing, but we also don't know what they have up their sleeve yet either.

    Don't think that just because one company appears faster than another it means that Gingerbread will be available faster to either though. Each company is still going to have to overhaul their UI to go along with the new OS. The only way to really get fast updates is to use a Vanilla Android device that doesn't have any custom UI on it at all. Those phones get everything first.

    In the end, use the phone you like and you can't go wrong.
     
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    dcraig723 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you ofthedamned, you have a point and have provided some great advice. Btw are you rooted?
     
  12. wutwutman

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    I love my EVO. I compared it to the Epic for like a good month before I decided on the EVO. The Epic is a hot phone also, but the EVO won me over for a few things: size, cameras MP, hotspot, looks, and the fact that I dont really like sliders. The Epic screen is gorgeous though!
     
  13. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    You are most welcome.

    I did root my Eris and it greatly improved my enjoyment of the phone. I have not done so with my Fascinate, yet. Once the 2.2 update does show up I may root the phone, but I still haven't decided.
     
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    dcraig723 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmm... I have thought about rooting my epic but I'm not sure what benefits it has if I was to do so? What can I gain from rooting my phone as you did with your eris? Also I'm just worried about bricking the phone. Have any thoughts?
     
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    With rooting, for me anyway, it depends on the phone and my needs. There are some that will root as soon as they get the phone just so they can tinker with it. The main idea behind rooting is that it gives the user/owner of the phone full access to everything on the phone.

    While I love my Eris it is pretty limited. There isn't as much storage space for apps and the processor is much slower compared to the Fascinate. Rooting it allowed me to overclock the processor and run a program called app2sd that let me run apps off the SD card (similar to what Froyo does). I also installed custom built ROMs that different developers built and currently have 2.2 running on the phone, which HTC would never even consider. I was also able to remove some of the stock applications that I had no intention of using.

    With the Fascinate all those things are covered right now. I don't need anymore app space and I have the 1 Ghz processor so there isn't much else I need. Once 2.2 is released I may root just to remove some apps I don't want or I may decide to flash a custom ROM one day. As of right now, I like the phone the way it is and don't need to overclock or tinker with it too much.
     
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    dcraig723 Member This Topic's Starter

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    So ofthedamned have you rooted you vibrant with the leaked froyo? Or will that version not work with your phone?
     
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    I did break down and root the phone. :cool: There is a leaked maintenance update that just came out and it fixed the only 2 bugs that I had. We don't have a leaked version of 2.2 yet though. When a phone is international like the Galaxy S line is, the CDMA crowd is usually the last to get anything. :(
     
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    After having the Eris and installing the multiple leaks available for it when 2.1 came out I'd actually discourage anyone from installing a leak without root. With root you can easily go back to factory and wipe anything that you have changed, including being rooted. With a leaked version of the software and no root you could be stuck with what you've got until another leak or root method comes along. I was stuck with a leaked version of 2.1 that had a few major bugs on it (my phone luckily did not suffer from these problems) and no way of going forward or back. It wasn't until root was discovered for the leaked version of 2.1 that I was able to get my phone rooted and running properly again.

    At the same time, I wouldn't recommend rooting to anyone who has reservations or doesn't understand it. While the chances of bricking your phone have been greatly reduced (just about eliminated altogether really), they are still there to a certain extent. I'm not all that familiar with the root methods and/or problems with the Epic though. You may want to read up on it and see what the positives or negatives are. If you feel you comfortable with it, then go for it. Rooting will open up a lot of possibilities on an Android phone. One of the big ones, as I said, is installing leaks without worrying about being trapped on that software forever. It also allows a phone to continue being updated far after Google or the manufacturer really intend it to be.
     
  20. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member

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    Ultimately its up to you, but I love my evo and even after initially wanting the Epic I can't see why I ever wanted it in the first place. I know now that prefer not to have a keyboard.
     

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