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[Sprint] Evo Broke, get another or upgrade?

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by andersonn, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. andersonn

    andersonn Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Well my charging port has gone on my EVO. My contract was up at the beginning of this month. Should I just use my insurance and get another EVO? Or should I get something else? I was looking into the PHOTON but not sure if its worth it.

    thanks for your help/advice in advance.
     

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i looked at the photon and looks and feels aweful. the specs of the phone is impressive, but i cant stand blur. i like sense more. if anything, you may want to wait as there is going to be some great phones coming out. the epic 4g touch coming in sept 16th looks pretty good. It most likely will come out with ice cream sandwich!!!! there are many rumors of the iphone 5 coming to sprint this fall.

    not saying that you should get these phones. i'm just giving you the options. personally, i love my evo. i'm rooted though and they (the developers) have come up with some amazing roms for my evo now that it makes it hard to leave. my upgrade is not due til november, but they approved for me to upgrade now if i want. i told the sprint rep that i'm waiting. not sure on what yet. but if the devs keep going with the evo, i might just stay a little bit longer.
     
  3. marctronixx

    Moderator

    Moved to the Sprint forum. Here you will get more info on which handsets are coming out and mroe opinions.
     
  4. CarrieK

    CarrieK Android Expert

    Lots of great options right now so it's a good time to be upgrading. I have the EVO 3D and haven't thought about switching to another device. I had an EVO 4G and consider the 3D to be a worthy upgrade.

    Just go by the Sprint store and take some test drives!
     
  5. Gavisann

    Gavisann Android Enthusiast

    I don't think so. It will have 2.3.4. Now an OTA update later on is a different story.

    Ice Cream will be on the Droid Prime, which is a verizon phone.

    We all have different tastes so I can't tell you which phone you will like, I suggest the Epic Touch. Try a phone, if you do not like it you have 30 days to return it.
     
  6. So-Low Da Don

    So-Low Da Don Android Enthusiast

    The Samsung Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy S2) is coming out September 16th and will be the most powerful phone on Sprint. I would put my money on this.

    Pros
    -4.52 in. Super Amoled Plus display (With Gorilla Glass for an extra durable) which is arguably the best display on the market and saves more energy than LCD screens. (The phone's size is barely noticeably bigger than the EVO 3D)
    -Thinnest SmartPhone on Sprint: 9.59 mm vs 12.05 mm (EVO 3D)
    -1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos Processor w/ Mali-400 GPU (The most powerful chipset in any phone to date)
    -1800 mAh battery
    -Fastest Mobile Browser
    -8mp Cam w/ 2mp FF Cam; Shoots High Profile 1080p HD Video (Arguably the best phone camera on the market)
    -Supports High profile MP4, MLK, DivX, Xvid, etc. video playback formats
    -TouchWiz 4.0 UI, with more functions than any other UI, including Motion Features

    Cons
    -Samsung's support has lacked on the previous SGS but from the SGS2 forums I've read through, they have been getting a lot of support for this phone.
    -No Kickstand (Not that important but kinda handy)
    -WVGA Resolution (800x480) vs. qHD resolution (960x540) on EVO 3D and Photon, but the Super Amoled Plus display more than makes up for this

    Here's Part 1 of the Wirefly Review:
    Samsung Epic 4G Touch Review - Part 1 - YouTube

    A Hands-On video that shows the Motion Features (Skip to 1:35):
    Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G Hands-On - YouTube
     
  7. whatsitsname

    whatsitsname Android Enthusiast

    FYI, the Moto Photon also plays xvid and divx.
     
  8. So-Low Da Don

    So-Low Da Don Android Enthusiast


    Oh my mistake, I thought that Tegra 2 didn't support high profile .mp4 and .DivX/XVid or they did a poor job when played back.
     
  9. whatsitsname

    whatsitsname Android Enthusiast

    High profile mp4 is hit or miss. Plays most everything else perfectly besides rmvb.
     
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