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Evo to DX users?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by evo678, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. evo678

    evo678 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 18, 2010
    For those who returned their Evo for the DX, how are you liking the DX?

    I returned my Evo due to build quality and got the DX today. I'm going back and forth on whether to keep the DX or going back to the Evo or perhaps going for one of the Galaxy variants.

    Here's my personal take on Evo vs Droid.

    Pros for Droid.

    1. Build quality. The DX just feels more solid than the Evo. Only concern I have about the DX is that the physical buttons feel a little flimsy...got me wondering if they are going to hold up over time with repeated use.

    2. Internal memory. Out of the box with no apps installed, the Evo showed internal memory of around 350mb; the DX is showing around 6.8gb! Not sure what I would use all this for but nice not worrying about clearing out cache to free up memory.

    3. Smoother scrolling, particularly noticeable in the app drawer.

    4. Camcorder shoots much better video than Evo and audio quality is night and day between the two.

    5. No 30fps cap. I don't know how significant this is since I dont play games on my phone but probably has something to do with the smoother scrolling.

    Pros for Evo.

    1. Sense UI/eye candy. The droid x's UI seems like a hodgepodge of the stock UI and motoblur. Sense just seems more like a "finished" product. I know there's ADW or Launcher pro but I don't think they measure up to Sense IMHO.

    2. Camera. The Evo camera seems much faster than the DX. The shutter lag was almost non-existent on the EVO. I am getting a slight lag on the DX. The lag isn't significant for most shots but trying to snap pics of my 5 yr old son requires a little more planning . Wish the DX had a shutter button on screen (I think the stock android has an on screen button. Don't know why it was taken out on the DX)

    3. Browser. Reformatting of pages on zoom is a two step/two hand process on the DX (pinch/tap) whereas on the Evo it was just tap OR pinch. Also, copying text in the browser was really well done in the Evo (hard press/highlight)...still haven't figured it out on the DX but once again, I think it's a two hand process.

    4. Keyboard. The htc keyboard has hard press for alternate input (eg. symbols/numbers) in addition to changing to numeric input. From what I've seen, the droid keyboard doesn't seem to have this. (btw, if anyone likes the HTC keyboard, I think there's an apk for it on xda developers called htc_ime mod. I have it installed on my G1 and it works quite well).

    One other thing I noticed is that the DX seems to get warmer during fairly normal use. I wouldn't say it gets "hot" but it's definitely noticeable and something I didn't feel on the EVO.

    And then there's still the issue of build quality on the Evo which doesn't seem to have been fully resolved based on what I've been reading.

    So anyway, I guess there's no one "perfect" phone...give up something to gain another. Still debating which features are most important to me.


  2. AJ_EVO

    AJ_EVO Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Orange County
    DX camera is much better from my experience.
  3. destardi


    Jan 8, 2010
    I think they're equals. And I have an X; dad has Evo.
  4. chaoscarrot

    chaoscarrot Active Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I too switched and I'm very happy I did, I postd a similar thread to yours a couple days ago and we seem to agree on most everything.
  5. memillh

    memillh Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Same here. Took my Evo back to Sprint a couple hours after picking up my Droid X on the 15th. I miss the Sense UI a little, but not enough to go back. I love the x's build quality. My 3 different Evo replacements all had the light leakage, one had a screen that was lifting, and the other rebooted randomly. And I don't really miss the 4G service, considering I had to leave it off most of the time to conserve battery anyway. And the 3G I was left with was slower than Verizon's. And when I wanted to use 4G, I couldn't get a solid/consistent 4G signal here around Chicago anyway.

    All in all, I think I'm sticking with the X. Very good so far!
  6. droidx_fan

    droidx_fan Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    Business Owner
    Indianapolis, IN
    I tried the Evo and Sprint for 3 weeks. No comparison. X seems to be a much higher quality hardware product. Verizon network blows Sprint away. There are a few UI features I liked better with the Evo but that hardly closes the gap in the comparative deficiencies.
  7. swazedahustla

    swazedahustla Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    BMORE.......4G ALL DAY
    You should probably add to that in your area perhaps, because its not like that everywhere. For instance my speeds are greater than anyone on verizon in my area on 3G, and 4G is 10 times faster. So that could be true for you where you live, but not everywhere.
  8. darreno1

    darreno1 Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    I, unfortunately, never got to play with the Evo but I've seen videos and I know the screen is spec'd as 16-bit. I noticed in the videos the colors seemed a little washed out on the EVO and I was just wondering what you converts think with regards to the color output compared to the X?

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