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Evo 3D or Nexus S 4G?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 8-Bit-Soldier, May 17, 2011.


Which would you get?

  1. Nexus S 4G

  2. HTC Evo 3D

  1. 8-Bit-Soldier

    8-Bit-Soldier Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm currently thinking of switching to Sprint for $79.99 unlimited everything plan. But as of right now I can't decide what device I'd buy. The Nexus S 4G is Pure Google and will get all Google updates first-hand, but on the other hand I wouldn't feel comfortable sticking with a single-core phone for 2 years. The Evo 3D has the 1.2GHz dual core processor and Sense 3.0 (which I love) but I'm worried about the battery life. :( Which would you choose?

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  2. TheBlackPrince

    TheBlackPrince Well-Known Member

    I would (and did) pick the Nexus S 4G. My reasoning is that the pure Google experience and the timely updates were more important to me than dual core as I don't play games on my phone that often. The Evo 3D will be a phenomenal phone though and you can't go wrong with either of these devices.
  3. Agreed.
  4. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert

    I'm trying to wait for the SGII this Fall... but I have been considering going with the Evo3D or the Nexus S 4G as alternatives if my current phone kicks the bucket before the SGII comes out.

    Not a lot of good stuff on the forums about the Nexus S 4G. Kind of scary... :(
  5. NOMster

    NOMster Android Enthusiast

    Key word "forums" . You have to try it out yourself. It really is an awesome device. People want a 15 MP camera with ultra sonic zoom and a 5gig whirly core carousel processor. anything less is a midrange device. This phone is so responsive so snappy and clear and easy its ridiculous.
    mdhall41 likes this.
  6. Nfinity

    Nfinity Newbie

    "People want a 15 MP camera with ultra sonic zoom and a 5gig whirly core carousel processor."

    LMMFAO!!! :D:D:D So true! I'm debating the benefits of dual core processors myself.What to do, what to do...
  7. MarkHirt

    MarkHirt Guest

    Last time I checked the current versions of android don't support dual core processing but it has to work better even if the os does not use it right?

    Can I have interchangeable lenses with my camera please

  8. nismospec

    nismospec Member


    The phone market truly has turned into the whole car guy debate "my engine is bigger than yours".
  9. bamhm182

    bamhm182 Well-Known Member

    I chose the Nexus S 4G for a few reasons. Mostly that the Evo 3D's release date/price hasn't been announced. It's not a decision I regret. This phone's AWESOME and I don't see myself having a desire to upgrade for a LONG time.
  10. Around 4 June for EVO 3D boys.
  11. I chose the Nexus for 5 things it has over the Evo 3D

    1) Immediate official updates from Google
    2) S AMOLED display
    3) Free hotspot/tethering
    4) No Sense or Sprint bloatware
    5) NFC technology
  12. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member

    Isn't the tethering only free for the first month or so?
  13. Nope. Its built into GB.
  14. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member

    Really? Why is sprint charging me $29 a month for this still, then? I upgraded from the evo today
  15. mdhall41

    mdhall41 Newbie

    exactly my thoughts

    yeah... I would love to play with the EVO 3D, but is a nifty camera really better than 1-4 on that list... I have to say NO. NFC I could care less about... but whatever.

    I'm sure the EVO 3d will be great, but I had to go with the Nexus S.
  16. Call Sprint and have them remove it like I did. They will give you crap at first saying they cant delete it like they did with me but insist and the will do it.
  17. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member

    Sweet! Yeah, I just did it myself by logging on to my sprint account online.
  18. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert

    Wow, that is a huge selling point actually. Free Hotspot/Tethering?! Wow!

    What's GB? You said it's "... build into GB"
  19. 8-Bit-Soldier

    8-Bit-Soldier Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

  20. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert

    Ohh wow... I feel dumb now LOL :D

    So does this mean it'll be free on all 2.3+ GB devices?
  21. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Not necessarily. Apart from a pure google device (e.g. a nexus phone), the carrier and manufacturer have more flexibility on what they can do to android.
  22. Right. You need a Google phone like the Nexus because a carrier phone can easily be blocked.
  23. ladyc0524

    ladyc0524 Member

    I'm in the same dilemma and ended up going with the Nexus S 4G. I'm pretty sure I would love the pure Google experience and besides, I had the original Evo and ended up selling that.
  24. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert

    I still think overall the Evo3D is going to be more phone but don't shortchange Vanilla Android and the AMOLED display.
  25. DMonee89

    DMonee89 Lurker

    im going for EVO 3D for the simple fact i need fast bc of the multiple things i do 100% of the time, EVO 3d will be the first dual core with gingerbread support for dual core, also HTC CEO has announced that the phone is coming with a UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER you have to love that, plus the 3D, nexus aint got nothing on that.

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