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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bek, May 25, 2010.

  1. Bek

    Bek Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Aaaaand I have my Evo!



    Am not able to play with it as much as I like right now, being at work and all. But I am installing all of the apps that I had queued up via AppBrain.com.

    Here're my initial thoughts:

    * This bugger is FAST and RESPONSIVE
    * This bugger is big, but not HUGE
    * The glass screen LOVES fingerprints. My Zagg Invisible-Shield will be here in a few more days
    * WiMAX Speedtest.net - from my office in the Chicago Loop, got me 92ms ping response, 3.71 Mbps down & .89 Mbps up to a local Chicago server.
    * Touchscreen is very responsive.
    * Touchscreen glare is very high, in direct sunlight, but not completely unusable.
    * To those who noted bleedthrough at the bottom, I cannot see any at all.

    I hope to have more feedback later.

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  2. mx7

    mx7 Well-Known Member

    So missing the loop lunch was well worth it...
  3. Sherman901

    Sherman901 Well-Known Member

    What kind of screen protectors are going to be anti-finger print but also not feel like rubber?
  4. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    Dead. To. Me.

    And all you other bastards who got them early...

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  5. neodorian

    neodorian Android Expert

    This. Every one I have ever used made it at least a little more "tacky" than the straight glass. The one on my iTouch isn't too bad but it makes the screen look kinda wavy like those old hologram card things where you tilt them back and forth to make the picture change.

    I would prefer anything anti-glare if possible without sacrificing image quality or brightness.
  6. Tallest65

    Tallest65 Newbie

    Nice! Can't wait for the full review.
  7. aldo

    aldo Well-Known Member

    I've used screen protectors from dcmugen on ebay for my old Nokia E71 and my recent Nexus One and will be using them for the EVO. Great, cheap and perfect.
  8. iamfunkyz

    iamfunkyz Member

    I too work in the Loop. I can deal with 3.71 Mbps down & .89 Mbps up justttt fine. Still have a longgg 10 days to go.
  9. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Android Enthusiast

    It seems like I read in one review that if you turn auto brightness on, it would turn it all the way up when you're outdoors, and looked pretty good.
  10. asaberan

    asaberan Well-Known Member

    Holy glare Batman!
  11. Bek

    Bek Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Hey SprintFun...

    *hands you a highlighter.*


    Ah, didn't know this was you!

    I've always been happy with my Zagg Invisible-Shield

    Just had our team meeting outside, so I took a glance again. For bright, direct sunlight, it's definitely usable. I haven't tweaked any of the settings yet either.
  12. some.devil

    some.devil Android Enthusiast

    Thank you!

    I don't work/ live too far from the loop. I'd be very happy to see those same WiMAX speeds come June 4th.
  13. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Android Enthusiast

    ROFLMAO!!! between bek and sprintfun I am going to die..

    Bek.. you still owe me screens :D biatch lol
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  14. hopalee

    hopalee Android Enthusiast

    Yay! So happy for you Bek!
  15. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    Should have made "media blitz" a neon text to connect the two.

    Consider it a missed opportunity.
  16. mrk

    mrk Android Enthusiast


    (You bastard.)
  17. evotitans

    evotitans Android Enthusiast

  18. travisr528

    travisr528 Android Enthusiast

  19. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    UGHHHHHHHH.... such a long 10 daysss! Congrats though
  20. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Android Enthusiast

    Steinheil anti-fingerprint fits what you're looking for. I know there are others but I know the SGP Steinheil best. Zagg Invisible Shield is infamous for being "rubbery"
  21. misticjeff

    misticjeff Member

    I can concur with the "fingerprint" magnet statement. This baby loves em'...

    Here's three WiMax tests from Las Vegas:

    2.42Mbps Down - .70Mbps Up
    1.69Mbps Down - 1.00Mbps Up
    2.34Mbps Down - 1.01Mbps Up

    Those were conducted in a moving vehicle at approx. 35mph
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  22. kmbutts

    kmbutts Member

    Congrats to you, Bek! I still have to wait til next Friday, and I hope Walmart's drastic price drop on the iPhone won't affect the RS buyback program! :mad::thinking:
  23. Gonkutron3000

    Gonkutron3000 Newbie

    No bleedthrough is GREAT news to hear! I can live with anything else but that would drive me up the wall...im praying mine is sealed up nice...my iphone had bleedthrough and i ended up taking it back a good 3 or 4 times before i finally got one that was "decent"
  24. Bek

    Bek Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    So over the course of the afternoon, I've drained the hell out of the battery. I think I sank it from 40% down to 10% over the course of an hour. Obviously, I still have not "conditioned" the battery either (save any pro/anti conditioning comments, I don't care).

    Physically, the phone still feels absolutely rock solid. I love the screen and the feel. I've always been a physical keyboard kind of guy, but am fast getting used to the touch-screen keyboard. I'm eager to try out some of the 3rd party keyboards soon, especially Swype.

    I'm VERY VERY impressed with the Talk to SMS feature. Played with that on the train and that was fairly accurate.

    Since I'm new to Android, having come from a Pre, I've had to make a number of adjustments. Getting used to no multitasking like WebOS has been one thing. I'm also adjusting to how notifications are delivered differently.

    I am loving SenseUI and am really looking forward to customizing the hell out of it. I've downloaded around 60-70 apps via AppBrain, so am slowly trying all of those out as well.

    I browsed a few sites on the phone, including this one, and WOW, what a difference in mobile browsing vs the Palm Pre. This is very very usable and I'm extremely pleased with it. It was very snappy and responsive.

    That's all for now... going to let the Evo charge for the next 20 minutes, before I have to run out to dinner. Hope to have more thoughts and feedback tonight.
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  25. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    i just hope we can get those numbers (and maybe better) actually being inside buildings, and not have to be standing outside to get those scores.

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