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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chr1sny, Jun 4, 2010.


Will you leave the Droid for the EVO?

  1. Yes! I'm jealous and I MUST get an EVO!

    3 vote(s)
  2. Not decided yet, I'll wait and see.

    2 vote(s)
  3. No physical keyboard...no way!

    4 vote(s)
  4. I would but I won't switch to Sprint.

    19 vote(s)
  5. No, I think it's too big and I'd need a Laptop bag for it! :)

    2 vote(s)
  6. Hell no, I love my DROID!

    28 vote(s)
  1. chr1sny

    chr1sny Member
    Thread Starter

    Just curious if anyone got the EVO or plans to.

    Until Sprint gets better WIMAX coverage outside of a few test neighborhoods in NYC, it's just a bigger HTC Incredible to me.

    I'm also a little hesitant to get another HTC phone. My experience with them has been that their phones are cheaply made and rarely hold up well over time even though they initially appear to be solid.

  2. Bogie

    Bogie Member

    Not getting one but my co-worker just picked one up today and it is pretty nice. 4G is blazing fast.

    I like the larger screen compared to my Droid but I like the Droid's more solid feel.

    It is a nice phone though.
  3. chrismmm

    chrismmm Member

    i had just returned my att backflip and flopped my service over to sprint and picked it up today! best box on the market! cant what to hack it up with some personal stuff!

    I really dont have any complaints about the features but i need to understand better why i couldnt use my google voice number as my base phone number! i will have to research that but willing to listen up here!!!
  4. Redbird1

    Redbird1 Member

    I'm thinking about it. It depends on the call quality in the Chicago area. I really don't want to leave VZW, but if I can save a $30/month, it may be worth it.

    The first reviews say that it's a great phone overall.
  5. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    Got mine today, love it. The keyboard in portrait mode is awesome, I can type faster with it then I could on the Droid's physical KB.
  6. ssantan2

    ssantan2 Android Enthusiast

    so if they both were on verizon would you dump the droid for it?
  7. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Anyone experiencing the network/memory issues that have been clogging up my Droid's News and Weather widget for the past week? ;)
  8. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    Hope the OP doesn't mind but I added a poll to this thread to gauge how the Droid owners feel about the EVO.

    I personally think that the EVO is the first game-changer since our Droid's took the stage last November. I doubt I'll get one but I can't say I'm not slightly jealous! :D
  9. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Missing an option - "Hell, no, I love my DROID!"
  10. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    Okay...I got you covered ;) I'm going to stop at 6 options but with the phone being on a different network, it adds more complexity to people deciding if they want to get the EVO (or so I would think).
  11. Optimus

    Optimus Well-Known Member

    Oh you have service with multiple carriers? I would get one but I can't afford multiple accounts right now :p.

  12. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    I think the talk about recent developments Flash and Froyo have had many people knee deep in a few threads :)

    Did everyone here just forget about the EVO (I know I have for the past day :))
  13. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I never really paid it much attention - I have my DROID and I am sticking with it - until I get to upgrade time and there is a new badass device like this one without Sense and without VZW getting their grubby little hands on the OS.
  14. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    The appeal for me is a 4.3" screen. If I could get an upgraded Droid with a 4.3" screen...Ahhh! :D
  15. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    lmfao - by the time I am eligible for another upgrade, we'll probably have 6.3 inch screens....with direct satellite connections, FM, AM and Sirius/XM radio, and a plethora of MacGyver-esque tools, like lasers, acid, pepper spray, etc.
  16. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!


    I agree with you and I thought 3.7 was big. I think the limit will become whatever people can fit in a front pocket. 5" maybe???

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  17. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    I was at the mall yesterday and passed by a Sprint kiosk so of course I had to try out the EVO. It was pretty much as I imagined it would be. An Android phone running Sense UI. But it was HUGE! Not worth an upgrade, but I'd love to have that 4.3" screen.

    What is mandatory in my next phone:
    1) 4.3" screen
    2) 4G
    3) Physical keyboard
    4) Trackball/optical trackpad (not necessary, but it would be really nice)

    I always approve of lasers!
  18. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    I think we're quickly reaching the upper limit. I'd buy a 5" phone in a heartbeat but many people wouldn't. I think a phone that big would only appeal to men also because women's pants, especially for women that wear skinny jeans, tend to have tiny pockets in comparison.
  19. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Pepper Spray to appeal to the ladies a bit more - let's face it, the DROID population is predominantly male especially b/c of the aesthetics...or lack thereof, according to my female friends who don't like it.

    Personally, I am of the Frank Lloyd Wright school of thought - form follows function. Big rounded corners with wasted space doesn't help me at all.

    I never use the physical KB on my phone, except when I am in the Shell - but for that very reason I will now acquiesce that a physical KB is mandatory. Until I started playing with scripts and the like, I never used the physical KB at all once I was rooted.

    And yeah, lasers rock.... :D

    As I said above, though, the DROID demographics will show that the phone is used mostly by men in the first place, so that will probably not be too much of an issue. There will always be pretty phones for the ladies to use.
  20. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    I agree about the aesthetic appeal of the Droid. Sharp-edged and industrial is what does it for me, not Apple-esque "sleekness".

    And I love the physical keyboard. I tried HTC_ime, I tried Swype (which is actually good for one-handed typing) but I still type faster with the physical keyboard.
  21. webeougher

    webeougher Well-Known Member

    Can you add the option "Stop starting these threads in the Droid forum because it makes the Droid look bad when threads like this pop up every single time a new phone is released?"

    Because that's the option I'd pick.

    Just saying.
  22. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    Hmmm, That's a thought...Another thought would be that the intent in this forum is not to protect our phone against "looking bad" and believe it or not...eventually, we will all move on from the Droid (some sooner than others to a wide variety of different devices).

    These types of forums help expand the Android OS in general and a big part of the Android OS is dependent on what hardware/network the OS is available on. Sorry if you feel threatened by the new phones that are coming out...but you shouldn't (just look at the poll results).
  23. KAL-EL

    KAL-EL Well-Known Member

    if the EVO was on big reds network, I would get one in a heartbeat. The phone itself is really nice. Really nice virtual keyboard too. I live in a 4G market (Philly) and tried the phone out (a friend bought one) Outside, the speeds were good. inside some buildings however were a different story for the most part.
  24. KAL-EL

    KAL-EL Well-Known Member

    +1 A 4.3" screen on a droid would be sweeeeet!!
  25. Papadroid

    Papadroid Android Expert

    Having just come from an HTC droid eris, I'm sticking with the Droid. I don't know if I will ever go to a sense UI phone again. The updates will drag because of sense UI, plus with my droid rooted running some NexFro goodness I can't help but vote: Hell no, I'm sticking with my Droid.:D

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