Why the evo over the epic?


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  1. -javier-

    -javier- Well-Known Member

    I been noticing on facebook and my friends most of them want to get the evo over the epic, i would like to know what makes the evo more attractive over a performance phone like the epic? i own the epic and i have tested out the evo i notice there is a like a lag on the evo and so i didn't like it plus don't like the feel of it at all. but please i would like to read comments about this...

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  2. outkast25

    outkast25 Well-Known Member

    evo is more responsive, and smoother running. It has waaaaaay less bugs than the epic. The epic has too many issues . Im on my third one since my evo. However this third one i got seems to be the best running one so far, but still has issues like when i send a text it says not sent even though it is> evo is also on 2.2 epic is on 2.1 no official release for epic yet.
  3. It's not even the bugs or issues. The EVO has been advertised a lot more. The first thing that people think of when they hear the term "Sprint 4G" is the EVO. To this day I see a lot more ads for the EVO than for the EPIC.
  4. eluno

    eluno Well-Known Member

    i think it's because the evo is a much more supported device. thier are tons of mods and so many peeps have them. it just makes getting help on the evo much easier.
  5. slith003

    slith003 Active Member

    the reception on the evo is better than the epic. although samsung does make quality devices the fact that they are lacking in the update department is the downfall that they are facing.
  6. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

    Evo has tons of mods? The guys at xda have modified the entire file system to make it even that much faster. They have 2.2 running on it pretty smooth, and I'm sure it will see 2.3 before the evo does thanks to them. More responsive? Don't see that either, and I've owned both phones.

    For me it came down to the fact I work a lot in docs to go. I do a lot of writing and emailing and having a visual of the entire screen for writing and editing is just a huge plus and a better exprience. Also cutting and pasting with the shift and arrow keys is a big plus too.

    Some don't mind losing screen real estate when typing. I can't stand it. I appreciate the better contrast on the screen as well. It's also lighter and fits better in thehand with its more rounded edges and softer curves. All the above is just my opinion.

    Also think the update issues are not all samsung. I think sprint and the carriers have some blame in there since the rest of the world doesn't seem to impose their crap on the phones like us carriers do.also think some of the rumors are about issues with touchwiz and the differences of the epic with the rest of the galaxy phones (sliding keyboard and all). The price you pay for the unique one in the lineup. Though rooting is so simple and virtually risk free. There are some great roms out there to throw on and really make the phone zoom with many benchmarks surpassing the evo with ease.
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  7. Bomix

    Bomix Well-Known Member

    IT's the 4.3 screen and the 8MP specs over the EPic. Though the camera is horrible IMO, it's all just specs.
  8. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

    Some prefer the deeper blacks and better color of a screen that's only .3" smaller. To make the decision based on paper specs just doesn't make sense. Also, many of the arguments here have been gone over in great deatil in other threads. Just search "Evo Epic" and see the threads that surface.
  9. MannyrtFresh

    MannyrtFresh Well-Known Member

    my advise, go to spring store play with both and decide wich one you want. for me it was the epic cause it has a keyboard.. all i hear from other users is how crappy and worthless the epic 4g is but im guessing they dont know how to use their phones because ive had mine for 2 weeks and its working perfectly and i love it. so yeah The End.
  10. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    for me... it is the total package... add together..
    the device
    the sexy design... clean look.. thinner...no slider.
    the mfr support
    the dev support

    the total package is just great.
  11. heavychevy

    heavychevy Well-Known Member

    A lot of people just don't like slide phones. Plus all the hype was around the EVO with the 4g etc. and then the backorders for months. Plus the Samsung name does not carry the same weight as HTC when people hear about phones.

    Epic is great phone, but slide phones will hardly ever outsell non-sliders if the specs are similar.
  12. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

    A big squared off wide heavy slab is sexy? Curves are sexy. And the evo doesn't have any.

    The one big question is do you need a physical keyboard or not. If the answer is yes then there aren't any other questions. The rest comes down to preference and everyone's own highly subjective opinions of what they like and don't like in a phone.
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  13. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    yes.. sexy is very subjective..
    yes.. there are curves on the EVO.. saying it does not would be blind fanboy remarks.

    most of tech reviews... say EVO is sexy/good looking.
    many of them even give it higher scores on looks over Epic.
  14. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

    Tech geeks definition of sexy.... nuff said. ;) Same people that kept calling the pixi ugly before they actually had their hands on one.
  15. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Well-Known Member


    This should help you decide. Who knows if Samsung decided all the other Galaxy S phone will face the same fate. We all know Samsung is releasing the Galaxy S2 soon. Why give us 2.2 or beyond when they can just make us pay for it with a new phone?

    http://androidforums.com/android-ne...te-being-purposely-held-due-vibrant-plus.html
  16. Bomix

    Bomix Well-Known Member

    Then what do people base their decisions on if you DON'T look at Specs. To say you don't look at specs as a decision maker is lying. Nobody buys a phone based on feelings. We are talking about the Masses.. not your XDA, rom spitting hardcore android techy.

    The question on the OP is Why are people wanting the EVO over the Epic,, not Which in your opinion is better? Did you even read the Opening post?

    We all Know the Epic rocks, we are just discussing why people are sipping the Evo kool-aid.
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  17. _-Jay-_

    _-Jay-_ Well-Known Member

    It's Marketing 101. The EVO has 10x the media exposure of the Epic. I see EVO commercials all the time, but rarely do I see Epic commercials. If Sprint wants to tout the EVO as the latest and greatest iPhone killer on the market, and makes no mention of the Epic whatsoever, what is going to make someone even ask about an Epic when they go to Sprint to buy one? It's almost like brainwashing the masses. If they spent just as much time promoting the Epic, I guarantee you the Epic would sell more units.

    The only thing that the EVO has over the Epic on paper is the bigger screen and a higher MP camera. You can't say Android 2.2 because most consumers wouldn't even know the difference, let alone care. Not to mention the Epic ships with a 16GB microSD vs the Epic's 8GB.
  18. hydralisk

    hydralisk Well-Known Member

    Evo got more media coverage early on. It's commercials were better. Samsung has a bad reputation for updates as well...
  19. carrera997

    carrera997 Member

    ++1

    This pretty much sums it up:

    - All I see are EVO commercials. I can't remember seeing an Epic spot.

    - Very, very few people outside of a handful of geeks on this forum even know what 2.2 is. I mention 2.2 to others who look at my phone or actually have the EVO and they look at me like 'sure..., whatever'... 2.2 is not a factor for the masses.
  20. egkor

    egkor Well-Known Member

    WOW ...

    Reading through this thread is making me change my mind from wanting an Evo to wanting an Epic when I upgrade in March '11.

    I had a Samsung Moment that had charging issues, lag issues (even w/ a 800 MHz proc), update (or no updates) issues. I was leaning toward the Evo simply because its HTC and not Samsung.

    But after having lived with a Sanyo Zio (screen kbd only) service/repair replacement for my Sammy Moment, I see that I really do require a hard keyboard.

    I think my first choice for the upgrade will be the Epic, if its "all that" then I'll just keep it and rock on. 2.2 will probably be on the Epic from the factory by then.

    Keep on posting the advantages of the Epic over the Evo, I am becoming a convert, thanks! :)

    -Gary K
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  21. -javier-

    -javier- Well-Known Member


    love the sig...lol
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  22. -javier-

    -javier- Well-Known Member

    all i know is that my cousin got the evo and i play with it for a while and i was like WTF look at all this lag... he might not have seen it being that that is his first android device.
  23. Tempusfugit

    Tempusfugit Well-Known Member

    ummm ya 2.3 is running on EVO

    ummmm the epic has worse contrast, better VIBRANCY(big whoop)


    but lets keep talking crap on each other's phones.. that seems helpful

    If you put 47 widgets and battery monitors and task killers on your phone, anything will lag. My phone doesn't lag for web browsing, text, email, youtube, pandora, any games at all..
  24. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

    Considering about 98% of us wouldn't even know about that defect unless you pointed it out, it's not a widespread issue. Also considering neither thread lasted over a page it's even more obvious. One guy narrowed it down to a dock issue and not the screen itself. And another guy was even dumb enouh to pay sprint $35 to exchange the phone when samsung would've sent him a replacement for free. Insurance? It's a warranty issue.

    If you're going to make an argument, bring one that has legs.
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