thinking of switching over...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by osborj79, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. osborj79

    osborj79 New Member
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    I have the sprint hero, and honestly no phone has frustrated me more than the Hero. It lags, freezes, shuts down and I can keep going on and on. Im ready to buy the Evo at full price, but only if it has none of the downsides that the Hero has. Sure the apps and customization are great, but the only reason I would switch to the Evo at full price is because I wouldnt have to be frustrated while using a phone every day. someone please give me the goods and bads of the Evo to help me feel better about buying it.
     

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  2. rckymtn

    rckymtn Well-Known Member
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    Pro's-8MP camera, and a front facing camera. 4.3 screen. My first android so this all i know. Still in a learning stage.
     
  3. ArtGuy

    ArtGuy Well-Known Member
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    The EVO is a brand new phone and does not come without its share of annoying issues. And although my EVO has never shut down on its own, or frozen up, I have read on this forum that others have had some of those problems.

    I made the move from an iPhone to the EVO and am very happy I did. My kids have the Hero's and are pretty happy with them, but they really want the EVO.

    Is the EVO better than the Hero? Oh yea. Is it "better" enough to justify the hit of full retail? That one's your call.
     
  4. dan330

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    your location and quality of sprint signal will affect any smartphone's performance.

    you need to find someone.. that will let you play with it for 30 mins.
     
  5. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member
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    All I can say is it is SO much better then my Hero was... if you have the money easy, no brainier, you will love the Evo over the Hero that much.
     
  6. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member
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    I had both devices and i share your pain and frustration with the Hero...hated that device. I just had it to hold me over till the EVO release

    Now alot of people have only stated the cons of the device and to be honest, they are not exaggerating

    However cons i am sure you can find all through this forum...Bricking of the phone due to a sprint update(but i think this has been rectified)

    Light leakage/screen issues

    Other hardware issues(webcam not working...at least on my evo...and my dad's)

    I heard wi-fi was a problem with it having an extremely weak signal but the update i mentioned above i heard was supposed to fix it

    All in all, the EVO has had quite a few complaints in it's almost one month of being out for sale

    but trust me...with all the issues with the EVO you will definitely love the experience once you get it and trash the Hero

    Also do like my friend did...if you are paying full retail and your hero is in good condition
    sell it on craigslist for 125-150 :)
     
  7. mbell75

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    My Hero was great up until I installed 2.1 on it, then it turned into a useless piece of crap. My Evo is awesome, best phone I have ever had. I have had some light leakage since I got it a month ago but the screen isnt coming apart. I do have the gel on it, maybe that helps prevent the screen coming up, I dont know. I paid full retail for the Evo and dont regret it a bit!
     
  8. GoofyGirl

    GoofyGirl Well-Known Member
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    I too switched from the Hero to the Evo - I have not looked back for one second! Everything about this phone is better! No random reboots like with Hero, excellent performance, incredible pictures and video! LOVE the Evo!!!!!
     
  9. RoboMonkey

    RoboMonkey Well-Known Member
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    My wife has a Hero and I thought it was cool when I had my G1. Now I can't even stand to look at it. :)

    If you can hold out a little longer wait until the Edge comes out and see if you like it.
     
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