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General First/pre-announcement LTEVO vs. GSIII Thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jadien, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Jadien

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    OK, so we've seen the specs (for the most part) of the EVO 4G LTE, as I saw earlier dubbed the LTEVO, and we are all considering it against the GSIII. I'm on the fence, so I figured a little discussion would help the decision.

    My quick rundown: (obviously, all GSIII is rumored, for now, I'll add more as it comes up...)

    CPU:
    LTEVO= 1.5ghz S4 dual core, 28nm
    GSIII= 1.4ghz Exynos quad core, 32nm

    RAM:
    LTEVO= 1g
    GSIII= 1g

    Display:
    LTEVO= 4.7in 720p SLCD(2)
    GSIII= 4.6 720p SAMOLED HD

    Camera:
    LTEVO= 8mp w/ f2.0 + 1.3mp ffc, imagesence tech
    GSIII= 8mp + ???mp ffc

    Battery:
    LTEVO= 2,000mah, non-removable
    GSIII= 2,050mah, non-removable

    Storage:
    LTEVO= 16g internal, up to 32g external microsd
    GSIII= 16g internal, with possible microsd

    Skin:
    LTEVO= Sense 4.0
    GSIII= Touchwiz 4.0

    Miscellaneous:
    LTEVO= Kickstand!! Camera Button!! NFC, HD voice, Kickstand!! Camera Button!!
    GSIII= curved design, low/no bezel

    What do you think? Did I miss anything? Which one are you getting?
     

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    LTEVO all the way.

    E4G was the greatest, most versatile and dependable phone I could have ever imagined. The battery life is phenomenal (well, depending on the ROM. Stock isn't bad though). Sense offers everything that I could want, and more. Plus HTC keeps up with OS updates MUCH MUCH MUCH better than Samsung. And well, the LTEVO is a true successor to the original. So what else can I say? The LTEVO is the best there ever was (E4G), but drastically upgraded and in a new package.

    Samsung has burned me too badly. I don't care what specs the GSIII has, the company is too poor in its business practices for me to purchase a smartphone from them again. Plus, their GPS... Honestly, what does Samsung use as a GPS radio in their phones? Smoke signals?
     
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    Well, there's no way of comparing until we find out the specs of the GS3. It's definitely between these two phones.....which I'll make my upgrade.
     
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    I hear what you guys are saying. All of those added perks on top of the top-tier spec's make this phone amazing!!

    I'm just wondering if the S4 is as far ahead of the game as the OG EVO's CPU was back in the day. I know it's not all about core count, and the S4 beats the only quad core we have out now(Tegra 3, or as I still love to call it "Kale-el"), but for a two-year contract, I want it to be as future-proof as possible. Not saying I'm hesitant to pull the trigger because there might be something better coming; just thinking that if the GSIII is as good as the RUMORS are rumoring, I would want to decide carefully to allow the biggest bang for my buck. Remember when folks were debating the "need" for a 1ghz processor in a phone?!?! Hahahaha!!!!

    Thoughts?
     
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    what im more interested in is the EVO LTE vs GS XLIV!!

    i mean really, how can we compare the new evo to a phone that doesn't exist yet? :thinking:
     
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    If you want your GPS to work, you'll get the EVO
     
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    And if you want to be able to make it past noon without your phone going dead, you'll get the Samsung. This phone has some nice specs and all but i'm going to assume that Samsung is going to come upstage it in a few weeks just like they did the 3D/Sensation last year.
     
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    Interesting. my take from this thread is that we may see a lot of people who left the Evo brand last year come back to it this year. Indeed, I think the LTEVO really does do a better job as a successor phone than the 3VO did.

    As for the 'vs Galaxy III' part, do we really have to do this again? I wouldn't be surprised if there were still people debating Evo vs Epic.
     
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    Moment vs Hero
    Epic vs Evo
    E4GT (SGS2) vs 3vo
    SGS3 vs LTEVO
    SGS4 vs HTC Two X
    SGS5 vs HTC Three Z
    ...

    :D

    I understand the need to compare, but less so when the SGS3 is still at the rumor stage. ;)
     
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    i like how the evo1 (evil 1) .. is shaping up... and I want to see more real world reviews.

    but still want to hear what SG3 will be like...

    in the past .. for me.. htc has won, but still want to compare.
     
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    The quad-core Exynos will still be based on a prior generation ARM A9-Cortex design, so we can get a sense of the kind of processing power it will bring to bear by comparing it with the current Tegra 3 (which is also an ARM A9-Cortex design).

    Currently, it looks like the 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm S4/Krait trades blows with the 1.5Ghz Tegra 3, particularly depending on the kind of application or benchmark. The S4 represents a true generational (or at least half generation) leap over the prior A9-Cortex design, and on a per-core basis, currently holds the crown... at least until TI or whoever comes out with the first ARM A15-Cortex design, which is already in previews. That thing will blow everything else out of the water.

    There is a point of diminishing returns of real-world compute power when you increase the cores, as you need the applications to be increasingly multi-threaded to see the real-world gains.

    All this just to say... a 1.5 or 1.8 Ghz quad-core Exynos may have comparable performance to the LTEVO, despite the bigger clock speed and "quad-core" nomenclature.
     
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    I really hope Motorola comes out with something just as spectacular to get into the conversation. I really have had such a great experience with my MoPho, as well as all the accessories that Motorola came out with for the phone.
     
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    Have the Epic Touch, no issues at all with GPS.
     
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    MoPho, MoPho, MoPho - just come back to the fold! :D

    We don't need no stinking accessories! :D
     
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    Hahaha...I wish I could say I don't, EarlyMon. But man, the car dock made by Motorola absolutely kills any car dock I've ever had from HTC. They use a universal Garmin mount on the back, so I have alternate options for mounting. On top of that, they added an integrated 3.5mm input, connected through the charger, so it gets the wires out of the way and no need to use the 3.5mm input on the phone. The lapdock made me want to get rid of my laptop and switch to a powerful PC at home.
     
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    Clearly, I am not talking to a duct tape man.

    I see.

    (sounds like a nice car dock, tho)
     
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    Maybe we will have some real information about the GS3 soon.
     

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    If no solid facts on the Samsung are going to emerge until two weeks after pre-order of LTEVO, this thread will really only be a Lounge thread debating the known with the unknown for some time. ;)

    Seven weeks. :eek:
     
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    We are not going to get any REAL info until Samsung themselves place the announcement.
     
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    I agree!
     
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    I'll admit, its amazing how tight lipped Samsung has been.
     
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    They're still doing it as wrong as HTC.

    One X, end of February, people in the press get to play with it. Beginning of April, people in the press get to play with the Sprint variant. Beginning of May, we get to order one. Until we're sure in June and get one, we all go nuts until someone is ready to sell their children for a glimpse of a speedy delivery truck with their box.

    Samsung does it all differently. They have been matching the HTC dates I have mentioned, in general ok, but with the main difference of getting more ink without letting people in the press touch one.

    In either case, it stretches out to a good 4 or 5 months of consumers like us somehow staying interested.

    The correct day for pre-ordering the LTEVO was April 4, 2012.

    I have no idea about Samsung, as even that invitation for the 22nd has people calling shenanigans.

    Much like the situation preceding yesterday for the LTEVO, iow.
     
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    LOL...you know I'm always about the OEM accessories (unless they suck). I think I waited for every single OEM accessory for the EVO before and even though HTC makes "pretty" accessories, the functionality is nowhere near Motorola's level.

    That said, as of right now, it'd be so worth it with the LTEvo. Man, the more I look at that thing, really makes me miss the construction of HTC devices.
     
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