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How pocketable is the EVO? (now that its been a few weeks)?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Vesbon, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Vesbon

    Vesbon Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm stuck with Sprint, and my only two "real" choices are the EVO and the Hero. The Hero's form factor is perfect for me. However, it's laggy (I've played with my friends a number of times, and it's laggy-ness is irritating to no end). The EVO is awesome on the hardware side of things, but to me, it's really damn big.

    Now that it's been out a few weeks, what is your impression of the size? Is it too big to carry everywhere in your pants pocket (that's how I need to carry whatever smartphone I get)? Is it easy to get over the size of this thing?

    I'm growing too impatient for a Hero2 from Sprint or some other smartphone with a smaller form factor than the EVO (the Incredible is absolutely perfect, but its on VZW).


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  2. buMitch333

    buMitch333 Member

    I've had my evo for about a week now and i find it very pocket-able wearing shorts but if I'm wearing jeans, its not so great. it isn't a nuisance to have in jean pockets but you definitely know it is there, not a deal breaker by any means though for sure!

    hope this helps your decision.

  3. BoomerFZ1

    BoomerFZ1 Newbie

    I've had mine for a week and while I don't use any type of skin or cover when I leave the house, I don't notice it anymore when in my pocket than my old iPhone 3gs (and I HATE holsters, clips, etc...nerdy). Not sure I'd want to jam it in the pocket of some skinny jeans but being about 240lbs., I don't have to worry about that. If you're a normal size person and wear normal fitting clothing, you should have no issues whatsoever.
  4. excav8ter

    excav8ter Android Enthusiast

    I dont mind it at all. I think its fine in my pocket.
  5. vailmc

    vailmc Lurker

    I underestimated how big this phone is. I've always been a pocket phone guy. I love my Evo, but it feels uncomfortable in the pocket.

    Just my two cents.
  6. shawheim_a

    shawheim_a Android Enthusiast

    ive had my evo since it dropped on the 5th. i have the sprint bodyglove case on it and i carry it in my pocket. i actually dont notice nearly as much as i did with my hero. my evo stays in place, my hero would turn on its side. i think the evo is very pocket friendly, unless you are like 5ft tall.
  7. Fixmy59bug

    Fixmy59bug Newbie

    Actually, it landed on the 4th, but that's beside the point.

    I think the comments about the jeans pockets are a little misleading because there are a lot of factors in play.

    What kind of jeans they are (Mens have bigger pockets than ladies), How baggy your jeans are (obviously tight jeans are going to have tighter than relaxed or baggy jeans), etc.

    I wear jeans that are kinda loose fitting, and I love the feel of the EVO in the pocket. There is still plenty of room for me to reach in and grab the phone.

    Of course I would NEVER put something else in the pocket with the phone. Which is tough because I am right handed and I used to always put my keys in my right pocket.

    But putting the phone in the pocket seems to work perfect. I always make sure to put the screen side to my thigh incase I drop something. That way the screen is protected.
  8. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    I wear jeans that fit me, I.E. they don't sag, I don't HAVE to wear a belt (I do anyways, the way I was raised *yay southern living*), and they're not Emo pants tight. The just, fit. I'm gonna say, something like a PSP shows in my pocket, and even with my Evo, there's still a little lump in there. But overall, I would even go to say that because of the form factor of the Evo, it's slightly more pocket-able than my Hero. Much easier to pocket than the Moment for sure though.
  9. thekarens

    thekarens Well-Known Member

    Search is your friend :) I think you'll find several threads about this. However, I will also say I'm a woman and keep the Evo in my pocket with no problem. I do not keep anything else in the pocket with the Evo.
  10. KeepNTouch

    KeepNTouch Lurker

    The EVO is a dude's phone, if you are thinking about pockets. It certainly does not fit in any of my 'girl' jean pockets or shorts, whereas, the HERO does.

    It's a purse MUST phone for the ladies.

    I have relatively large hands for a gal and the EVO does get a bit uncomfortable, if you are holding it in one hand for more than 30 minutes. You know for those of us who like to "TALK". The rounded edges on the HERO and Moment are better.

    On the plus side, you won't need your reading glasses as much with the EVO. The EVO does have 2.1 bluetooth, if you are into the MP3 component of your device, which I am.

    The HERO fits better in the standard arm sleeves if you are running or into working out with your phone. I need to put my EVO in a zip lock bag in a hip pouch. A lady can slip the HERO under her bra strap for carrying, but a woman would need more 'real estate' to camoflouge the EVO.

    The EVO is faster, but you have to decide what you need your phone for. I have three androids in my house now and I think HTC (either one) would be winner for you.
  11. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert

    I used a Hero and an Evo. The Hero's lagginess was frustrating beyond belief. It may work for you if you're okay with that but for me I wanted to throw it out the window every time it felt like it was contemplating the meaning of life before doing what I asked it to do. The Evo is much better, and honestly is very pocketable. Remember, you always have 30 days to return it.
  12. Robfactory

    Robfactory Well-Known Member

    The phone is big, but slim. it will fit inside your pockets fine.
  13. RagingSamster

    RagingSamster Well-Known Member

    Back pocket on dockers fits fine
  14. SporkLover

    SporkLover Android Enthusiast

    I find it pretty pocketable.
  15. jamezr

    jamezr Newbie

    I am a iPhone switcher. I went from a iPhone 4G to the EVO. It is a bit bigger but I have no trouble keeping it in my pocket all the time. Of course when I sit down or when driving I take it out but it does not bother me at all. ANNND....it is sooo much faster than any iPhone I have had! Hope this helps! :)
  16. Skinny Jeans wearing city cyclist (non-fixie, not quite hipster). The EVO sits in my front pocket way better than my iPhone 3g ever did, which is key since the EVO is a touch too big to fit in any current messenger bag shoulder strap radio/cell pockets. I use it with earphones (on very low volume) wherever I go and it stays put. My iPhone would always slip over on it's side tugging on my earphones and then jab me in the thigh. Constant readjustment of any kind is a bit uncomfortable. :)
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