To Evo Owners: Would you buy evo today/recommend it?


Would you buy the Evo again or wait for EPic or a different 4G phone?

  1. Yes- would choose Evo

    503 vote(s)
    90.1%
  2. No.. would pick different phone

    55 vote(s)
    9.9%

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  1. orangeeater

    orangeeater New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello,

    Evo has been out for a few months now and many should have a lot of experience with it. The reviews have all been positive...great in fact. Obviously, its first competition (Epic) comes out in a week.

    If you read the forums, there are many complaints, such as crack near the power button, 30 fps limit, concern over video quality, problems with 2.2, etc. I am not sure if this these are minor issues that mainly bother the techie type that posts here.. or most users overall.

    Would you purchase the Evo again if you had to do it over? WOuld you recommend it to a friend, or would you tell them to pick a different phone due to the complaints above (wait for Epic.. or wait a few months for another 4G phone)



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  2. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Yes. Without a doubt. Yes.
     
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  3. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I recommend it often.
     
  4. 81_

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    no problems with mine.

    i would say, all new android phone users should get a 15 minute class on battery conservation tho
     
  5. mainiac777

    mainiac777 New Member

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    I love the EVO. best phone i have had. recommend it to everyone.
     
  6. grindstoneslave

    grindstoneslave Well-Known Member

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    Still love mine!!!:D
     
  7. Headcase_Fargone

    Headcase_Fargone Well-Known Member

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    If carrier was irrelevant I would have a hard time recommending the Evo over the Droid X. Better battery life, faster GPU, etc. I do prefer the aesthetics of the Evo, though.
     
  8. tsipa

    tsipa Well-Known Member

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    My friend's Droid X is sooo laggy compared to my rooted EVO, not to mention that my battery also lasts longer.
     
  9. farrellcollie

    farrellcollie Well-Known Member

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    We have both a droid x and an evo. I do not find the droid x lags and it gets a lot better battery life for us, but I love sense and I think it makes the evo easier to deal with initially. We have both due to sprint pissing off my partner. I really like both phones and would happily recommend either of them.
     
  10. J03

    J03 Well-Known Member

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    Well I am with sprint so what other phone would I get? Literally the only other option for anything close to this phone is the epic. If I really wanted a physical keyboard and added bulk, I would have waited.
     
  11. pwabbit

    pwabbit Well-Known Member

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    At the current time, the Evo is the phone to beat. Also, it sure helps that it is on sprint. But I am just one of those folks the likes to have features on my phone and also likes to save money.
     
  12. gnarlyDUCK

    gnarlyDUCK Well-Known Member

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    Oh yea, I recommend it highly... especially since im on my 2nd evo. :D
     
  13. aburgthing

    aburgthing Well-Known Member

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    My Evo is the single most satisfying electronics purchase I've made in the last 5 five or 10 years. I would have three in the family plan if it wasn't such a shell game to find them. I am discovering new features and possibilities every single day with this "phone". Calling it a "phone" just doesn't seem to do it justice. Can't wait until I am able to get root and explore even more!

    While I love the Android platform, I was helping a co-worker explore his new Droid X (nice phone) and not meaning to bash any other Android, I wouldn't trade him phones for all the "tea in China". I think the nice thing about Android as a whole is that the phone truly does become "your phone" with your personality, tastes, etc. Heck I was helping a couple of other co-workers with their Evo's and I wouldn't want theirs either. :)
     
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  14. avacomputers

    avacomputers Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I would recommend it.
     
  15. Firemans Wife

    Firemans Wife Well-Known Member

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    Its such a great phone. Coming from a Hero to the Evo, I couldn't be happier! My husband still has the Hero and I can't even take making a phone call on that slow, LAGGY, (better off as a paper weight) Phone! As for the Epic... I love Sense UI. I loved it every since I first picked up the Hero and is the only reason I held on to it til the Evo arrived. I have a friend that has an IPhone and keep telling him he needs to come to the darkside! He said no way! I will see them all in a week and after he gets a look at my phone I think he might start to reconsider!
     
  16. MsRandall

    MsRandall Well-Known Member

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    Yep the Evo is my favoritee phone and I have owned alot of them
     
  17. orangeeater

    orangeeater New Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks to everyone so far! I really wanted the Evo.. then read all the complaint threads on here which made me confused

    Good to know that 95% or more of people love it.. i played with it in the store and think it is awesome..
     
  18. FunDroid

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    Its a good phone but it has issues.
     
  19. knightwolf123

    knightwolf123 Well-Known Member

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    If I could buy a second, third, an fourth at a good price I would. One to dedicate itself to my pc, another to root and play with, my current one for the best mobile data ever!!!!!! And a forth to give to my wife
     
  20. Mikey P

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    Love love love this phone. No complaints at all
     
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  21. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member

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    Haven't you heard of the incredible or the vibrant/galaxy? I know an incredible owner who wanted to stay on V, and a vibrant owner who wanted to stay on t-mo. Both are excellent choices.

    I like my EVO better, it's just not near the only game in town.
     
  22. con40

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    I recommend this over the incredible or iphone 4 anyday.
     
  23. hemdroid78

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    Yes, but id warn about the piss poor battery.
     
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  24. GoofyGirl

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    I absolutely LOVE my Evo!! I had the Pre and the Hero - the Evo is so much better than both! We now have 3 people using Evo's on our account and everyone is happy!! It's an awesome phone!!:D
     
  25. Cobravision

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    I just played around with a co-worker's Captivate. I have to say that the screen, while nicer looking than the one on my Evo, is small in comparison. There was really nothing on the Epic that enticed me over the Evo, but I had never seen the screen in action and now that I have... eh. I'll keep my Evo for sure.

    What I really missed were the Sense widgets. With the Evo being my first Android phone, I never realized they were from Sense.

    And the four capacitive buttons would drive me insane. It's not just that the backlight goes out, but when it does, the buttons stop responding. So you have to touch the button area one, two, or multiple times to wake it up and then hit the button. The Evo buttons are so much more responsive and don't go to sleep if the backlight goes off.

    I just showed off my Evo to my brother in law and his sister. They both have Pres right now, but they would consider the Evo when they're contract is up.

    But yeah, the only reason I wouldn't recommend the Evo is if the person has very serious issues with the size or needs a keyboard. I don't want to tell them they will get used to it because that's personal preference.

    ETA: and yes, some people really hate charging their phone every day. I'm used to it so it doesn't bother me, but that's the one thing my brother in law hates about his Pre.
     

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