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Evo 4G vs Epic 4G

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

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Which phone would you choose?

  1. Epic 4G

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  2. Evo 4G

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  1. IOWA

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    Is that all you do? Post dumb pictures to 'prove' your point? Expected something more of substance.

    Its getting old.
     
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    Then why reply? :eek::eek:

    Oh right, you want to instigate more trouble and praise Japan for some unknown reason.
     
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    I was using Japan to lament the sad state of the speed in the US. It would very well be Korea and you'll still be saying the same garbage.

    I replied because I wanted to say

    Thought that was obvious.
     
  5. IOWA

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    It's not my fault you can't see the difference between:

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    But either way, I'm done wasting time with you. This thread has been derailed enough by you and it's time to get it back on track. Japan has absolutely nothing to do with the EVO or the EPIC.
     
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    And Sprint's network have nothing to do with 4G. Hey, long as you don't get offended by me calling Sprint's 4g fake, we're cool.

    I don't think you know what a comparison is, so just stop.
     
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    LOL, that explains a lot

    I think your right about one thing, given the state of the world today I probably did downplay the IEEE with that comparison. It certainly wasn't what I intended.
     
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    My company installs fiber equipment in cell tower huts and cabinets. We are not even close to being able to backhaul all this data right now.

    If you know anything about telecom, there is usually a 4-6 week back order for anything NEW. Seems that every manufacturer is switching to the "just in time" delivery model. We've had to wait 8 weeks for some Cisco fiber muxes to come in, and Fujitsu isn't much better.

    It will be years before we have the backhaul infrastructure to support the speeds some of you guys are talking about. I'd also like to point out that size does matter. When you have so much more square footage to cover, it will take much longer to upgrade your networks.

    We are not ready to deliver 30Mbps to cell phones...I am surprized that we can even deliver 8Mbps...

    We have hundreds and hundreds of towers to update in our market alone.
     
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    Size matters but using the total size of the country vs another is hardly the way to go about. You won't be wiring every lake, mountain, grass out there. If anything it'll be size of cities that would be considered.

    That and it won't cost the magnitude of 100 trillion (LOL) dollars.
     
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    Thank you! At least someone can see the difference.
     
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    I thought this thread was about discussing the Evo vs Epic??? :thinking:


    Let's get it back on that path! :D

    Edit: That means the Off Topic ramblings will be deleted
     
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    OK, a little story. Last night we had a indoor soccer practice for my 6 yr olds team. Just as the practice ended, there was a power outage. Fortunately, I had the flashlight app on my Evo to lead the kids out off the building. Not a Evo thing per se, but why you want a phone with a flash. In the parking lot, another coach had to go to his other sons practice at a unfamiliar school. He was furiously scrolling through his BB to find the address. I did a voice search and found the address in about 2 sec for him to input into his gps. To rub it in, I did a navigate to search for the same school and had the nav up and routed before he was able to turn on his TomTom. He was impressed and said my Evo made his Bold seem like a can tied to a string.

    Now the vs Epic part.

    I told my wife the story and she took out her Epic and tried the same navigate to search. We were right in front of floor to walll glass doors, but the Epic refused to get a gps lock. The house phone rang and she put the Epic down on the table where it sat for ~45min. When she picked it up, it still hadn't locked and the battery was half gone (full charge at the start). For kicks, I did the same search from the same place with the Evo and it locked almost instantly.
     
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    awesome... fun to read...
     
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    Just want to say that I finally purchased the epic 4g...maybe its because I'm coming from the iphone 3g, but I couldn't be happier...

    I appreciate all the discussion and the points of view....

    I went with the phone (as so many of you have recommended) that is best for what I use... And for what I do the evo and epic are nearly identical, so it came down to the "better feeling" phone, which is totally subjective.

    can't go wrong with either, as novox told me, and I'd have to agree...
     
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    Congrats, pretty sure you'll be pleased over the long term, hopefully Froyo will come soon with the much anticipated gps fix(s) bundled in it.

    If that that does come to fruition I'll be headed to sprint as well for my wifes upgrade to the Epic. I still have another line beyond that eligible and unless something else that one-ups the evo is released by December (doesnt seem likely) that one will become another Evo!
     
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    Go compare the sales. Go compare the number of people on this board compared to the Epic's board. The Evo's commericials are running basically non stop. Have not seen any for the Epic.

    Both may be 4G phones but it's not even close to which one is better.
     
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    Congratulations on your choice, like a lot have said already, you won't be sorry if you picked any of these phones. It's just a matter what you like most. Cheers!
     
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    I like these types of stories, real life situations where the Evo just shines.
     
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    And that's the reason I'm leaning towards the evo in my upgrade that comes in about 3 weeks. I'm a heavy navionics user and the larger screen coupled with a gps that works have me leaning towards the evo ver the epic.

    That and I have an epic int he house already that I can do side by side with. If I don't like it I'll do the 30 day swap on it.


    I'm not sure a band aid is going to fix something that isn't there...

    Samsung has habitually had weak radios in their devices and I'm feeling that the epic suffers from that as well in the gps department. It's possible that an update might magically fix it but I doubt it. I think if it was that easy they would have had it working out of the box. They've had plenty of time since the moment that barely worked to perfect the software side.
     
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    Sales numbers only reflect popular opinion so sorry they don't mean squat.
     
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    Im pretty sure Sprint disagrees with this... as well as the masses obviously lol:cool:
     
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    Soooooooooo............ how good is Samsung about pushing out those updates? Fixed the gps thing yet? Froyo? Regardless of how good a phone they make after the whole Instink debacle ill never buy another one. And from looks of it.. doesnt look like much has changed.
     
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    Still doesn't make it a fact.

    People thought witches could fly on broomsticks too.
     
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    Ummmm at some point, sales numbers does account for something whether you like it or not.

    Epic does not even have 2.2. It is made by Samsung (that alone makes it worse off the bat). Crappy, cheap plastic keyboard.
     
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    The Instinct is Samsung's fault? It ended up working about as well as any of the other crap touchscreen phones with basic proprietary OS's. Blame Sprint there. They are the ones that touted it as an iphone killer and created the consumer expectations will all the marketing. Had it been just another feature phone, the issues it did have wouldn't have been nearly as big of an issue as many of the early touchscreen feature phones out there pretty much stunk.

    And I'm sorry, but it's just sad and lame you people feel some urge to go back and forth bashing the phone you don't own. Get over it already.
     
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