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Evo 4G vs Epic 4G

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by facekl, Jun 28, 2010.


Which phone would you choose?

  1. Epic 4G

    203 vote(s)
  2. Evo 4G

    758 vote(s)
  1. flyjbaker

    flyjbaker Android Expert


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  2. It seems that Sprint is doing the right thing for sure. Sprint is giving Evo owners that had problems recorded on there accounts a new Epic at $249 no questions asked if they are still unhappy. Mine is on its way. (an early upgrade more or less) They said they are well aware of the issues and also how few are in the system for repair exchanges that they are doing this on a case by case basis.
  3. Slick1020

    Slick1020 Android Enthusiast

    Who wants to carry around a phone with a huge keyboard attached? Not this guy. Besides, the keyboard looks cheap. And doesn't the phone cost $249 anyway. You aren't getting a deal.
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  4. JoshUng

    JoshUng Well-Known Member

    Are you getting a refund on the Evo, are are you basically spending $450?
  5. Biggest Fro

    Biggest Fro Well-Known Member

    I think what he meant was Sprint is letting them get the Epic for the upgrade price, not the full price.

    Get the Epic for 249, sell it on Ebay, buy another Evo. :p
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  6. jxr94

    jxr94 Well-Known Member

    And take advantage of Sprint like that? :eek: Brilliant :D
  7. Mistiq

    Mistiq Well-Known Member

    Considering that the whole phone is lighter than the EVO and only very slightly thicker than the EVO, then I'm more than happy to carry an Epic around
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  8. PuRock

    PuRock Well-Known Member

    Does it have a kickstand?

  9. No I don't think so.
  10. Cobravision

    Cobravision Android Expert

    Sprint will sell out of the Epic in no small part due to the failure of HTC to ship enough Evo's. A lot of people flat out want the Epic (the pre-orders have been closed if that's any indicator of supply vs demand) and a lot of people who want the Evo will gladly settle for the Epic because of availability. People will bitch about the $50 markup now, but when the rubber hits the road, it won't make a difference. They'll probably thrown in a free car charger or something to take the sting out.
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  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    EPIC 4G - 4.90 x2.54 x0.56 (124 x 65 x 14 mm) @ 5.46 oz (155 g)

    EVO 4G - 4.80 x2.60 x0.50 (122 x 66 x 13 mm) @ 6.00 oz (170 g)

    If those specs are to be believed, then the weight's within 3 nickels of each other - and I'm not sure there's a dime's worth of difference in the dimensions (in the neighborhood of about a teaspoon and a half in volume).

    The Epic is going to sell big to people sick of waiting on Evos or those wanting a physical keyboard.
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  12. chill145

    chill145 Member

    agree wholeheartedly with your last statement. i much rather have an evo, simply because i think having a physical keyboard makes it look cheap, it doesn't appeal to me and i've always had a physical keyboard. but on that phone it just doesn't look right. but that's among other things i don't like about the epic

    but anyways, i've still haven't been able to get an evo. it's going on 3 weeks and now i'm up to 5 waiting lists. so i pre-ordered the epic and will have it on the 31st if i don't get the evo by then, which i wouldn't be surprised if i don't
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  13. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    When the iphone got popular, and I played with it, I decided that touchscreens for a phone were too small to be practical. I hated typing on the touchscreen. Not only was I missing keys, the physical feedback of just your finger sliding around on glass was unpleasant.

    With the evo's larger screen, I'm finally able to use the touchscreen well. I think the Evo's screen size is perfect. Large enough to type comfortably, small enough to still be a cell phone.

    And even if I can now type faster with my evo (or swype faster), the tactile feedback aspect of a physical keyboard is still very appealing to me, even if I type a tad slower on it.

    The physical keyboard is such a personal preference that it makes no sense to debate whether it's better than a touchscreen or not. But the beauty of the Epic is that you actually have a choice between a decent sized touchscreen and a landscape-oriented physical keyboard. I have yet to see how well-built it is, but if it's solid, I think it will do very well.

    And yes, people who believe in Androids but are tired of waiting for Evo are going to get the Epic.
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  14. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    Huge k/b attached? 1) It's not huge 2) lots of people want a k/b 3) it's DEFINITELY not cheap build quality.

  15. way2success

    way2success Member

    What about the $10 permium charge? Is it just for the EVO or for the EPIC too?
  16. I just came from a big Sprint store hoping they would have an Epic dummy on display but they didn't. The Sales person said Sprint has totally sold out of the Epics first run and they will only have about 10 on hand on the 31st for walk ins. She did promise they would be getting more in much faster than they did the Evos due to better availability from Samsung.
  17. Slick1020

    Slick1020 Android Enthusiast

    I don't trust Sprint reps as far as I can throw them. They are installing task killer on people phones and the amount of EVOs was exaggerated after the launch. Of course the preorders for the EPIC are doing well. Samsung hoarded their screens. Screens they promised to HTC for the Incredible. Shady...
  18. Cobravision

    Cobravision Android Expert

    Evo, Epic, and beyond. It looks like any 4G phone on forward will incur the $10 charge.
  19. Slick has spoken. The Epic will be a failure.

    It's one thing to think it, but you are talking like it's a fact.

    i think samsung, sprint, google and alot of other people will disagree. me being one
  20. WaSTeLaNd

    WaSTeLaNd Android Enthusiast

    I like the touchscreens myself, the evo still dosent live up to the iPhone keyboard in my opinion I have too many errors with the evo. IPhone I could type fast as Hell and not miss a beat, i did download the original froyo keyboard apk. It's a little better, I do haft to say thoe htc has come along way from the g1 days...
  21. Slick1020

    Slick1020 Android Enthusiast

    How long have you had your EVO for? Are you a predictive text guy or not? Depending on how long you have had the phone it takes the phone awhile to learn what words you use and what you are trying to say. After a week or so the keyboard knows you like your best friend. When you recalibrate your keyboard, that starts it over from square one. So everything you taught it, it becomes stupid all over again...LOL.
  22. Slick1020

    Slick1020 Android Enthusiast

    Put the EPIC numbers up against the EVO, Droid X, and Incredible. ALL phones are SOLD OUT. And they will continue to sell out. And the Samsung EPIC is already having GPS problems. If you have an emergency and the authorities need to find you. They are going to have to rely upon cell phone triangulation. Forget your broken GPS.

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  23. WaSTeLaNd

    WaSTeLaNd Android Enthusiast

    I've had it sence launch, (June 4th) I don't know what's up with it, it makes more errors then it does correcting them.
  24. Super Noob

    Super Noob Well-Known Member

    Is the Epic basically an Evo with a keyboard? That may be big enough to call it a tablet/slate :)

    I preferred physical keyboards, and didn't think I would like having a virtual keyboard. The Samsung Moment made it easy to type with my fat fingers (easier than the Palm Pre anyway). It turned out the Evo virtual keyboard is a great size, but that didn't matter because I'm hooked on Swype.

    That said, I can understand why some like physical keyboards. Besides, doesn't the Epic have an AMOLED? The AMOLED screen on the Moment is brighter and clearer than the Evo, and you will mainly notice the difference in bright sunlight.
  25. Slick1020

    Slick1020 Android Enthusiast

HTC EVO 4G Forum

The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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