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So i wanna know is the evo actually worth it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jersey221, Aug 12, 2010.


Is it worth paying the $200 and $10 extra monthly?

  1. Yes

    100 vote(s)
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
  1. jersey221

    jersey221 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    so with the epic being announced for the 31st should i wait on it or do you think i should try and get an evo thats if i can find one...

    i would also like to know about the whole pri thing going around like some people have 1.40 or something like that...cause i will probably end up rooting so i want to know whats going on...and about the 30fps cap can that be changed?

    and hows the screen i have heard people say that its not the best and i have only used the evo handful of times...

    also hows the keyboard with the 4.3 inch screen im coming from the hero which is a little cramped...

    and lastly hows 2.2 on it...

    sorry if this has been posted i just dont want to use my upgrade on something i wont want after the 30 day period..

  2. ramonini

    ramonini Well-Known Member

    The phone is a best it self .. Take opinions but is up to you .. If you play with it before and you liked then thats your answer right there .. I had the Hero since it came out and let me tell you its a big difference even typing .. No lag and 2.2 is nice especially being able to watch flash videos etc. Just get it if you like it . If not just wait for a better phone in your opinion for when is out in the future .
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  3. RickJ

    RickJ Android Enthusiast

    Im sure the Epic will be great and its specs on paper are impressive. You can check the Vibrant forums for a good idea on what the Epics performance will be (as well as its faults) as they are both galaxy phones.

    I for one could never give up the evo screen size, and its screen is very good. Keyboard is great because of the large screen, much easier than the hero (I have two of those) 2.2 is a blast with few drawbacks that we expect will be addressed, hopefully soon. The experience is nothing like the unrooted 2.1 on the hero. Best I can compare is going from a pinto to a ferrari.

    No idea about the PRI or how that would affect you rooting.

    30fps cap is lifted with root, though last I checked breaks hdmi. There is a huge debate on how that actually affects user experience, probably mostly affecting gaming. I was one of those who really believed the cap created problems with other aspects such as scrollling and a few other things, however Im not so sure thats the reason anymore. I can tell you that after the update to 2.2 games (the few I looked into) do run quite a bit smoother and are way more than acceptable. Movies on this phone are absolutley awesome

    Since you likely wont be able to find an Evo right now anyway, you might as well wait till the Epic comes out and play with both. Who knows, you might find that samoled screen's features more enticing than the evo's size. The rest of the features seem to be pretty comparable, though theoretically the Epic should edge out in performance. No way to know till its out though. Happy hunting
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  4. KAuss

    KAuss Well-Known Member

    1) How does anyone here know how the Epic is going to be? I honestly don't know if it is worth the wait...

    2) What does one phone does the other can't? That really will be the deciding factor... This means keyboard...

    3) If you're rich enough, get both...

    4) The EVO isn't perfect, but if you ask me is it worth the $200 for "me" then yes... I wish it can do a lot more, but that's like saying my $200 should buy me everything...

    5) Wait... Cause something better always comes along... Wait until you can't wait anymore...

    6) Cause that's what comes after 5...
  5. Shawnz

    Shawnz Android Enthusiast

    I'm betting the Epic tromps the Evo on the benchmarks.

    that being said the real big differentiator is the hardware keyboard on the Epic.
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  6. jersey221

    jersey221 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the responses.if they cant move my update up earlier then i will have to wait till sep 1st so i will look at the epic.

    can they move upgrades to a earlier date?
  7. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert

    1 year upgrade or two year contract renewal?
  8. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert

    Both of the phones are fantastic. I use the EVO and love it. I think for most users it comes down to physical keyboard vs virtual. I dont think you can go wrong either way.
    What really sets these to phones apart is Sprint. Great network and by far the best plans. Pick one.. you'll be happy either way.
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  9. jersey221

    jersey221 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    its a 2 year i guess cause they said i would get it for 200 if i were to buy.
  10. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert

    Since its a two year.. you might have a chance of getting it a few weeks early. They want to renew contracts. I got my one year ugrade a week or so early. :) although i think i was pretty lucky since it was the 1 year and not the 2, like you. I depends on who ya talk to I think. The guy at bestbuy called Sprint and asked for me.. and they said Sure! :)
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  11. eric3316

    eric3316 Android Enthusiast

    I think if you call Sprint they can move up you date by 2 weeks.
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  12. hendodo

    hendodo Well-Known Member

    Get an epic
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  13. calvinrw

    calvinrw Member

    In my opinion without knowing anything about the Epic except what is written and having not own or seen one, the EVO is a very good phone! Therefore, I say get the EVO 4G.
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  14. meyerweb

    meyerweb Android Enthusiast

    No one has an Epic. How can we know if it's better or worse than the Evo before it's available? The Captivate (AT&T's version of the Galaxy S line) seems to have some issues, and the Epic is very similar. Will it have issues? None of us know.

    Time will tell, so wait and see.
  15. Shawnz

    Shawnz Android Enthusiast

    I'm buying a 3rd phone and was debating between getting another Evo or an Epic. I'm going to get a 3rd Ego. Samsung has been crapping up Android on every phone they turn out and it costs $50 more. Not gonna be the one to see if Samsung finally got one right.
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  16. Bojangles3

    Bojangles3 Newbie

    I was considering getting the EVO, and I've read all these good reviews and I've researched it a lot, but is it still worth buying the EVO despite the $10 extra monthly fee and the $200 for the phone? And could you tell me why? Thanks. :)
  17. Topper_Harlee

    Topper_Harlee Newbie

    No, I am not happy with the $10 extra charge since there's no 4G by where I live, and probably won't be one for a long while since I live in a small town. But even with the $10, my total cost is still waaay below Verizon and AT&T.
  18. only you can answer if it is worth it to you....obviously, just about everyone on here would say yes since we have em
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  19. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    I'm just gonna throw this out there, I still have some regrets from dropping $500 for it, I still don't feel any phone is worth that, but for $200 it's great!
  20. Bojangles3

    Bojangles3 Newbie

    Actually I'm asking if you think it's worth it and why you think it is or isn't.
  21. sadkins292

    sadkins292 Newbie

    despite some of the problems i have had with mine, i am still very happy i bought it. The epic 4g looks good, but i prefer a virtual keyboard vs a slide out.
  22. flyjbaker

    flyjbaker Android Expert

    Yep. What phone are you sporting right now?
  23. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    Put simply, this phone exceeded my expectations. Before the Evo, I was of the mindset that all these touchscreen phones were all iPhone wannabes. But I got the evo since it was the nicest phone sprint had, and I like the company (been with them since 1999). After a day of using it, I realized that it was far from a cheap iPhone knockoff and gained a new appreciation for Android.

    Since then, I've researched Android and the Evo quite thoroughly and am constantly amazed at how powerful this "phone" really is.
  24. freeza

    freeza Android Enthusiast

    It is worth every dime.
  25. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    1.. you are asking in an evo forum.. not if it is better than anything else or why you need it... what do you think the answer will be?

    2... you know you best.. reading reviews .. and then jump in or out...

    3.. it is cheaper than most other plans. more reliable in MOST areas. ask friends that have sprint in your area.. what it is like.

    4.. because it comes after 3
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