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Stuck on decision for new smartphone

Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by Xhavius, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Xhavius

    Xhavius New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2013
    Hey guys, my contract with sprint ended a while ago. I'm still with them at the moment paying 80+bucks a month for a pretty old smartphone I had for a few years - HTC Hero. The phone is being buggy and not functioning properly. I decided I want to go for a prepaid, no contract plan. I want to get a fun smartphone mainly for apps/internet usage/gps, then next priority texting. I don't chat that much, could utilize google voice etc.

    I was sold on going for the HTC EVO V 4G from Virgin Mobile. However, I saw reviews and such of the beautiful Nexus 4. Was thinking I could get that cheap 100 minute plan from t-mobile for 30ish bucks. However, I noticed that phone has been out of stock for a while. So what do you guys think? Get the VM HTC EVO phone and use that for a while? Or wait for the beautiful Nexus 4 phone? I plan on using said phone for hopefully a year(s) to come. I don't like how the Nexus has no room to upgrade memory though..

    Thanks guys for any help.


  2. cpht

    cpht Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2011
    The evo v 4g is nothing but an evo 3d sold by virgin mobile, so the phone is already old. However, rumors about a jellybean update are out there as the evo 3d was updated. I personally love the phone but I admit that I've looked at others just because of its age. Also this is my first HTC phone and I'm too afraid to root it so I'm stuck using HTC sense.
  3. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2012
    Personally, I'd hold out for the Nexus 4. Beyond the fact there is a difference between a new phone and one released a year and a half ago, the Nexus 4 should also have faster data speeds -- even if you live in an area where you have Wimax available -- and use less battery to get those speeds. This becomes doubly true if you live in an area where Virgin Mobile/Sprint has very slow 3G speeds.

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