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To Evo Owners: Would you buy evo today/recommend it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by orangeeater, Aug 23, 2010.

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Would you buy the Evo again or wait for EPic or a different 4G phone?

  1. Yes- would choose Evo

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  2. No.. would pick different phone

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  1. J03

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    More a comment on Sprint than EVO, there are rivals available to the EVO, like the Droid X and Samsung Galaxy, but none of them are on Sprint, and none have 4G. In my area, Sprint offers the most bang for the buck, as well as the best coverage footprint.

    So I'd buy/recommend EVO because it is Sprint's flagship, not because it doesn't have rivals.
     
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    Yes.

    All the various things I have done to maximize the battery life has all been a valuable learning experience and worth every minute. I would recommend that if someone has a big concern or is not willing to do little things like turn off Talk and 4G when they aren't using it, then they better get a spare battery (for under $30 I got 2 batteries with a charger). It's cool to be able to really dig into the phone and tweak it for max use the way I want to use the phone (I leave GPS on all the time for example). After the Froyo update I know what to do (and more importantly what NOT to do :eek:!) before and after a factory reset. I like that Evo is a disk drive and I am not married to iTunes or the Blackberry Desktop manager.

    It's a rockin cool phone.
     
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    Yes! I've come a long way from the Palm Pre and adjusting to Android. I was a noob, and now I'm still somewhat of a noob, but a teacher as well and I'm sure that new peeps can learn and adopt as well. It's a brilliant device.
     
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    Evo would be my choice. If only because Samsung has a horrible record for software updates.

    Don't get me wrong, the Epic is a powerhouse. It's definitely the only phone on the market I'd recommend for someone who wants a hardware keyboard.

    Here's how my current phone recommendation sch-peel goes:

    If you want the Cheapest plans and don't really care about always having signal, get the Samsung Vibrant on T-mobile.

    If you want the second-lowest plan prices, most bang-for-buck, largest list of features, and cutting edge tech; get the Evo or the Epic on Sprint (depending if you want a hardware keyboard).

    If you absolutely cannot miss ANY calls, you travel all over the US, 3G is fast enough for you, and don't care much about plan pricing; get a Droid X on Verizon.

    Stay away from AT&T.
     
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    Went from a Blackberry Curve to an EVO. I'm very pleased.
     
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    Yes, and I did. We're up to 3 now and once and a while I have to work on my sister's Droid. It makes me love the evo more.

    I paid out the butt to leave AT&T and don't regret it.
     
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    It is interesting that Samsung has already created fragmentation within their Galaxy S line with the release of the Epic. Not only does it have the FFC and keyboard to deal with, the Epic is running Touchwiz 2.5 instead of 3.0 like the Vibrant and Captivate (it is unknown what the Fascinate on Verizon will be running). So that September froyo update could be in jeopardy for the Epic 4G.
     
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    Touch and wiz.

    Two things that do NOT belong together.
     
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    Best phone I ever had! Battery life could be better.

    I may look at Epic next week...but I would recommend the EVO!
     
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    The EPIC would better serve as a paper weight.
     
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    Android is changing how we approach the fusion of our data and our preferences in a mobile form factor.

    Right now for me the EVO's 4.3" screen is key to that. Whether using it as a trackpad/keyboard to control my HTPC-based home theater, to reading classic Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg, or web surfing, news hogging, emailing, or kicking music videos - the EVO's big screen and uncluttered form factor make all the difference.

    My next Android is likely this - Notion Ink Adam: Behind the Scenes - SlashGear
     
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    I played with my moms droid x and my brothers droid all weekend and yes it is still the best phone.
     
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    I'm very happy with my Evo, the thing absolutely rocks. Was at starbucks the other day and the guys serving coffee were talkin like mac? android? whats best?

    That's all I heard, so I chime in "android of course" and show them my Evo. So they're interested so I click on youtube and the Iphone vs Evo vid with the cartoons. They were amazed... it has a kickstand? wow that was fast! it plays so smoothly!

    Yeah they were apple fanboys too, but the vid made em laugh... "I don't care..." hahahha

    Tethered by usb to the net the whole wkend with my Evo, my best 4g down was 7.4 mbps and up was always 1.0 mbps.

    this is a great phone. 2.2 upgrade has caused me no issues at all.

    good luck.
     
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    We have a Droid, and a Droid X at work we use for development purposes. I had a Hero and my wife had a Moment. The EVO is far superior to any Android I have ever used.
     
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    I've only had mine a week but I love it. Just ordered a second one for my wife.
     
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    I love mine, but I would not recommend it to someone that wasn't at least a little tech savvy.

    Amazed? At a kickstand? The iPhone will open and play the same video just as smoothly. You were having an conversation with morons if that's truly the case.
     
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    I recommend it anytime anybody talks to me about smartphones. It does more than any other phone out there, with the exception of the quality/quantity of games on iOS. I'm not a big gamer really, so to me it's the best phone on the market.

    Samsung has crappy software, otherwise it might be a competitor. I love Sense, so I don't see myself getting Android on a non-Htc product by choice.

    Droid X is nice and all, but it still doesn't have Sense or a front facing camera, which is the way of the future IMO. Plus I like the shape of Evo better, not as skinny/tall.
     
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    Above all the rest of the 'normal' superphone attributes... I'm actually quite surprised nobody has said anything about one of my favorite parts about the EVO....
    ahhh, KICKSTAND, people...lol:)

    Seriously though and I even think it could be done with additional functionality allowing for additional viewing angles!
     
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    I don't know that I can add anything that hasn't already been said...but my Evo is my constant companion. There hasn't been anything I haven't loved about it. It won't replace my laptop, but in a pinch it certainly could.
     
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    Never regretted buying the Evo and would definitely recommend it.
     
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    If I didn't love my EVO, I wouldn't have went and bought two more for the wife and daughter (who also love them).
     
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    I would consider an Epic, and check one out thoroughly. I think I would still choose the Evo, though.
     
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    Pre-order.. day one
     
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    Is this thread for real?
     
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