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Pros and Cons of both the Evo and the Epic

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  1. Jebus Christ

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    I am going to be returning my evo soon and either picking up another or waiting for the Epic to finally come out. I am in the mean while formulating ideas and the pros and cons of one phone over the other.

    Getting the Epic, I would:
    - Lose some screen size .3 inches.
    -Lose HDMI out
    -Sense

    -Gain a higher quality screen
    -Full physical qwerty keyboard
    -Better camera
    -Better media playback

    Is there anything that I am missing?
     

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    Better camera? how do you figure?
     
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    I thought Epic's camera was a step down from Evo as well.
     
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    common misconception when looking at megapixel count. While the epic does in fact have fewer(5 vs 8 on the evo) it is said to have a similar sensor to that of the iphone 4 which has proven itself to have a better camera then the evo.
     
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    You'll lose the kickstand! I don't think I'll ever own a phone without one. I use mine a ton.
     
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    Kickstands can be integrated into cases.
     
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    From The Megapixel Myth

     
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    Epic 4G:


    Pros:
    Better screen
    Better GPU
    No 30 FPS cap
    Better multi-touch
    Better HD video recording (no 10 FPS cap)
    DNLA capable
    Better camera
    Better video codecs
    6 axis accelerometer
    Probably better battery life due to more efficient SAMOLED screen

    Cons:
    Physical keyboard
    Smaller screen
    No HDMI out
    1.5mm thicker than the EVO
    Samsung's poor history of supporting updates
    TouchWiz 3 (A possibility, but I don't know, never used it)
    5 device hotspot capability as opposed to 8
     
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    Yea you can always get the iplunge but it's not the same. Especially if you want to go naked without a case.
     
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    That's debatable, some prefer the physical keyboards.
     
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    I gave my opinion, if I wanted to be neutral, I would say they are both great, you can't go wrong with either one....:rolleyes:
     
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    Was that an attempt at a funny? *golf clap*

    It's obvious you've not seen the built in stand for one of the DroidX cases.
     
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    The 'better' camera is debatable as well. The EVO's camera takes fantastic pictures.
     
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    Ok for picture shots I will admit it is very debatable with the Evo having a sl ight edge. Video quality though, its a blow out.
     
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    The Samsung Epic / Iphone have a 5 megapixel camera made by the same manufacturer that makes the Evo 8 megapixel camera.

    The Sensor is the same size, which essentially means that even though the Evo has more pixels, they aren't as "sensitive" as the Iphone/Samsung camera. You want "sensitive" pixels to soak up as much light as possible. Makes for better pictures in all shooting conditions.

    That being said..... The Epic is a Samsung product. Read up on the Moment, it was quite the fail. I am leery of Samsung products.
     
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    Huh? It hasn't been released yet, and already a fail?
     
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    really confused here :thinking:
     
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    My point is simply if you want to go naked you won't have a kickstand.
     
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    Me too, maybe s/he meant the Behold????
     
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    Samsung Epix maybe???
     
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    yup like my brother or my wife but i just stick with the evo, there is no solution from htc with the camera so i just keep my flip in case i need to record videos and the phone for some pictured since they don't look bad, anyways back in topic, i like the epic 4g but the keyboard not too much, the super amoled display looks really nice. i don't like the UI tho(i know you can always get another one) it looks like a cheap iphone launcher lol( i had an iphone) and Samsung support on their devices really sucks, i had several phones(instinct, instinct hd, moment and Omnia) and seriously fell like done with samsung, i do like there HDTVs tho, but yeah is all up to the user, i won't say the phone is bad or anything is just the impressions of samsung in the past made me decide for the EVO 4G
     
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    While I also agree that samsungs support of their phones has been anything but good(especially the Behold II fiasco) but the galaxy S line is their baby. It's launching in 110 countries and roll outs of 2.2 are rolling out in south korea in a week or two. Shouldn't be too long before the update makes it state side.
     
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    Maybe the Epic will ship with Froyo...lol...:D
     
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    ha ha yeah... but htc always behind cause sense UI i hope they do the update soon because all their competitors (motorola, samsung) are trying to get it quick is funny how original motorola droid is going to have but not htc hero or moment
     
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