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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by desairs, May 17, 2010.


Is 4G one of the top reasons for you to purchase this phone?

  1. Yes, definitely!

    48 vote(s)
  2. Nope, not a big deal.

    67 vote(s)
  1. desairs

    desairs Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I live in a market that will be getting 4G in the near future but in all honesty the last reason I excited about the phone is 4G. To me, 3g is fast enough on my TP2 when browsing the web and streaming music. Anyone else feel the same way?

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  2. evotitans

    evotitans Android Enthusiast

    Im actually the opposite. 4G is one of the main reasons I am getting the EVO.

    Now mind you, for Sprint atleast, this will be the best spec'd phone they might have for awhile. Everything just sounds top notch to me...and I have always like HTC phones.

    BUT, I have loved using my PRE, especially for WebOs the last year....but everyone can agree the PRE itself as a phone falls short. Plus after first seeing the EVO, I am tired of the PRE's form factor....put WebOs on an HTC phone(Highly unlikely now) and I would be in heaven.

    So for me, where im not used to Android OS at all, and think I will be missing WebOS stuff...being in a 4G market was what put me over the top to get an EVO.

    Besides, looking at some of the videos, and the Q&A from the other forum....the EVO just looks like its going to be the "IT" phone this summer.
  3. dandm4life

    dandm4life Android Enthusiast

    I've been wanting an amazingly specced sprint android phone since the droid commercials started. 4g is icing on the cake and when i started getting interested in this phone, I did not even know 4g was coming to my city any time soon. (It's coming this summer!!!)
  4. jacker

    jacker Member

    4g sure sounds nice and if I lived anywhere near the freakin towers of 4g then possibly I would be typing this totally different but I don't so i don't really care about 4g.

    *ahem* that is untill I visit my family up north and get to partake of the spiritually blessed , blazing fast 4g in northern cali.

    I'm in southern cali and just having 4g in L.A alone is not going to cut it.
  5. evotitans

    evotitans Android Enthusiast

    Check the Wimax/4G thread for upcoming 4G launches and if any are near you.

    Just cause it lists one general city ie: like in my case Philadelphia, although I live about 15 miles from Center city, my area is blanketed in 4G coverage.

    Actually going by Sprints map, im covered in most areas I go. So take a look, you might be surprised at where the coverage actually is.
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  6. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    I voted yes, but that's with a condition of tethering. Without tethering, I guess I won't take advantage of it that much on the Evo. :(
  7. desairs

    desairs Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I only really tether once or twice a month for maybe 15 minutes each time. I'm more excited about the snapdragon and android.
  8. mkampy

    mkampy Android Enthusiast

    I voted no, because there are many , many oterh things about it that I will like, but I can also say that knowing that I will have (or be very near) 4G coverage at launch.
  9. neodorian

    neodorian Android Expert

    I've been in a Wimax market since late 2008 but I have had no phone that makes use of it. My laptop already has a Wimax radio built in so the wireless hotspot thing is only a matter of convenience. You can pay Clear something like $10/day for access if you don't already have a monthly $35 plan or whatever it costs now. Not an amazing deal but along the lines of paying to use the airport wifi in a pinch.

    I have also been waiting for a current gen HTC Android phone on Sprint ever since the Nexus One broke.

    Right now Evo is the best of both for me. Wimax phone with a big screen running the latest version of Android. I'm not happy to be paying more for it every month but then I think about how much my friends pay for comparable phones like the iPhone and I figure it could be worse.
  10. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    Wish there was a 3rd option that Yes 4G was a primary factor but not the deciding factor. I already know when I'm in NY, Philly, and Boston I'll be anxious to take advantage of 4G.

    Ironically, I think the $10 that most people complained about was the biggest network factor for me because I plan to use 4G and 3G a ton now that I know it's truly AYCE-style!
  11. jacker

    jacker Member

    Thanks for the tip evotitan.
  12. Fazz

    Fazz Newbie

    4g is just icing on the cake for me...

    However, screen size, processor, android 2.x are the reasons most important to me.
  13. Painkillaz

    Painkillaz Well-Known Member

    im lucky im in texas...no matter what big city i go to it already has 4g
  14. alejovh120

    alejovh120 Lurker

    4G everywhere here in Portland, OR
  15. RoboMonkey

    RoboMonkey Android Expert

    I want it because I'm sick of my G1 and no other Android phone has done it for me! :D
  16. Synthetickiller

    Synthetickiller Well-Known Member

    4G matters not. New Orleans doesn't seem to be on the map to get 4G anytime soon.

    I need a better carrier than AT&T and I had heard Sprint offers better service in my area from a few Sprint customers. When I heard about the HTC HD2, I thought I'd like a phone like that, and then when I found out about the HTC EVO, I was sold. I can't stand my iPhone anymore. It's honestly glitchy, slow and very very limited. The android platform seems to be ideal for me since I'm more of a power user and could care less about stupid games on my phone.
  17. Nem_Zero

    Nem_Zero Member

    I'm in DC, 4G should be official here soon (though it's rumored to have signal here for a year) but I just want a good phone with good specs. I've been running on this Instinct phone for 2 years now and it's time for a change. Something that can run 3G to the best of a current phone's ability, a good cam, great OS + community, and so on is what I need. 4G and the added perks from 4G are simply icing on a cake.

    I basically want to do what I already do, but better and that's browse the net and text/take pics/tweet. Now I get to do extra stuff if I so choose to and that's great.
  18. CrazyTechnoBoy

    CrazyTechnoBoy Android Enthusiast

    Im Just Getting The Phone Because Everything The Phone Has Is Bad-Ass (Except The 800 x 480 Resolution And The TFT LCD Screen :()!
  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    I answered, no, but I wouldn't say it wasn't a "big deal" for me deciding to get the EVO. I've always been attached to getting phones that have a physical QWERTY keyboard. This is going to be my first fully touchscreen phone AND first android phone. Based on all the stats and considering my Touch Pro has been driving me nuts, I decided to take a chance on it. It being the first US 4G phone and 1st Android 4G phone was more of a bonus. I may want to go back to having a phoen with a physical QWERTY, but hopefully the EVO will deliver beyond my expectations.
  20. Painkillaz

    Painkillaz Well-Known Member

    I'm in your exact same situation...never had Just a touch screen phone...usually had a QWERTY...also 1st android phone for me too..ive been wanting to go to the sprint store to mess around with android on the hero or something equivalent but everytime i get off work theyre closed...maybe i should get into work earlier than 12 so I can leave before 7-8ish...
  21. eieio

    eieio Android Expert

    Your life will never be the same once you experience the awesomeness that is 4G
  22. Eguy

    Eguy Android Enthusiast

    I would buy the EVO if it was EVDO REV A. 4G doesn't really matter to me. The phone is a beast even without it.
  23. ImmaSlave4U

    ImmaSlave4U Android Enthusiast

    I called one of the Clearwire stores here in Eugene and was told that they expect to launch 4G WiMax on July 1st! I hope that date is right but I was going to buy it either way.

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