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  1. Mikey P

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    So I have had my EVO for about 2 1/2 months and I absoulutely love it. My buddy I work with just came in with a Vibrant today and obviously the screen is beautiful, but the thing I noticed most was how quickly it downloaded apps from the market. I took 4 different apps all at about 1 to 1.5 mb and clicked the download buttons on the phones at the same time. I have to say I was blown away at how fast the Vibrant downloaded the apps. It was almost instantly, meanwhile my evo was still at only 25% download. Again, I love my EVO and wouldn't trade it for anything on the market right now, but it was insane at how fast this phone was. Anybody else see this?
     

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    I've seen an Epic, and yeah, that screen is amazing. I haven't seen anything with downloading apps, but I've heard the Hummingbird processor is faster than the Snapdragon, I have no idea if that is true, but perhaps that is why.
     
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    Coming from a Blackberry where it literally took forever the Evo is amazing when it comes to downloading APPS!!
     
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    His HSPA could be beating out your Evo 4g depending on location. It is all about locations, folks.
     
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    yes, very much depends. T-mobile is not even a consideration where I'm at because the coverage is so bad. I use my Evo as a work phone too, so only Sprint and Verizon were considerations as carriers. A co-worker brought in a Fascinate and the screen looked nice, but not that much of a leap for me. The iphone4's screen on the other hand I have to admit I'm jealous of. Video and camera looks better on the Fascinate too.

    But I was surprised how laggy the Fascinate was in the UI and also in DL speeds when compared to my Evo. This was even before I rooted.
     
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    I had an EVO that I returned to stick with the Vibrant. The EVO I had was on Froyo and was LIGHTENING fast. Faster downloading than my vibrant. Of course my Vibrant wasn't/isn't on Froyo yet.
     
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    We are both running 3g, no 4g in Charleston SC. Not sure why this got moved to the Vibrant section as I am an EVO owner asking my fellow EVO owners if they have compared the 2 phones. Come on moderators read the post before just moving it because of the title.
     
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    Most likely has nothing to do with the processor. It most likey has to do with the fact that T-Mobile uses HSPA+

    Although The Vibrant is NOT an HSPA+ device. The first HSPA+ device will be the G2 followed by the MyTouch HD.

    Even though the Vibrant is NOT and official HSPA+ device, all current 3G phones on T-Mobiles lineup get a download boost when using the phone in an HSPA+ city.

    It has been Shown that HSPA+ is faster than any 3G available, and guess what, even faster than Sprints 4G. Also available in more cities!

    Good luck
     
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    MY friend has the vibrant and says he gets 5.5 mbps down, and that's on 3g! Jealous
     
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    Good point, I was thinking more about the installing than the downloading, which I imagine (I don't know) that it would have more of an impact.
     
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    I read that it was a true HSPA+ phone. but even if its not + its still HSPA which is, in my opinion, damned fast. Fast enough. good enough. BING!
     
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    Hey Ghost, no the Vibrant is not a true HSPA+ device. However, this does not mean it does not benefit from the HSPA+ network.

    A Vibrant, or any current smartphone in T-Mobiles lineup, will get a dramatic speed boost when the phone is used in a HSPA+ city.

    So regardless of the Vibrant being true HSPA+ or not, embrace and enjoy the HSPA+ technology, becasue the Vibrant benefits regardless!

    Plus, who needs HSPA+ on a 4inch cell phone, current speeds up to 7 megabits per second are plenty!
     
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    agreed. *high five*
     
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    makes sense, thanks for clarifying. it is wicked fast that's for sure.
     
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    All I know is that the vibrant along with all galaxy s phones are in a class of their own. UnOfficially galaxy s is the iphone killer (and were not even on 2.2 yet)
     

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