I won't call the Evo a phone because that would be an insult. I've used six Android devices - Samsung Moment, Evo, Epic, Vibrant, Captivate, Optimus S. I swap between the Evo and Epic every few days / week or so. Every time I use the Evo I am continually blown away. I took the Evo with me to Hawaii. I used it as a GPS, wifi hot spot, camera, and lastly - phone. I left my digital camera at home, and had a back up stand-alone GPS just in case, which I never needed. The Evo worked awesome. I was able to get GPS lock in a concrete parking garage, in the middle of the garage, 2nd floor of 5 floors!!! Not even my Garmin or TomTom would be able to do that!!! The Epic? That would require clear skies as well!! The Evo is a beast. It truly amazed me on all fronts. Best GPS I have ever used. The 8MP camera worked awesome. Wifi hotspot saved my bacon literally because the "paid" internet at the resort didn't work, and I needed wifi to do some remote emergency tech work!! The Evo surpassed my needs and expectations in every way. Simply an awesome device. I'm now back to my Epic, giving the Evo a bit of rest... the Epic is great, don't get me wrong, but the Evo - wow what a beast!!