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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. DroidDavi

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    lol no i would blame you plus i dont like Samsung

    thats how i was with my g1 and still am well at least until i get my call
     

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    I can't take the physical keyboard of the Epic. The reason I bought an iPhone 3g (in 2007) in the first place was because I wouldn't have to put up with the sliding, flipping, flapping parts of every other cell phone on the market. I have never understood the obsession people have with their keyboards- buttons so small that you miss the correct one 90% of the time and a phone that is just waiting to snap in half. No thank you!

    Not sure which one I'll choose yet. It depends on the day. Some days, I prefer the iPhone's fantastic display (while merely tolerating the dropped calls) and other days I love the Evo. I have until the 17th of September to decide.
     
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    After now owning both Evo and Epic I would have to say NO! The Epic IMO is a better phone and offers more choices. Just the build quality and display quality alone blows the Evo away.
     
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    Yes for those who want to stick with sprint, no for those who can shop around.
     
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    I don't mind physical keyboards. But the Epic's qwerty layout is in a grid, rather than the standard stagger of each row of keys. This makes me press between keys all the time. Stupid design flaw.
     
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    I have both the EVO and the EPIC (2 lines). I can tell you right now I love both phones equally for different reasons. I use them both for different reasons but overall if I were to recommend one, I would still go with the EVO. It is a very solid phone (I use a silicon case so I don't have any broken parts) and I get excellent battery life (I recommend "tasker" app to manage your features automatically). If you don't need a keyboard, I would definitely go with the EVO. The 30 fps limit isn't noticeable since I don't do heavy gaming and the divx videos I watch (rockplayer) are super smooth. Even if you HAD to get rid of the limit - there are some root options that get rid of it. I have a release day EVO and haven't had any issues with it at all. Hope this helps
     
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    I'm on my second Evo. If you were to have done this same conversation at Starbucks with either of my Evos, things would have been quite different.
    On both of my phones, YouTube videos do not load fast or smoothly - in fact they buffer for twenty seconds, play about ten seconds, and then buffer again...and then again ...and again ten seconds later.

    Doing side by side comparisons with my co-workers phones becomes a total embarrassment .

    Speeds are ridiculously slow - and i live right next to three 4G towers.

    Despite all this, I still love the actual phone itself.
     
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    I don't know if the backlights on the button are any different on the Epic, but on the Vibrant they don't stop responding. I literally just tested it -- wait till it turns off and press the home button and it lights up+go to home with 1 press.

    As for it hard to find. Turn on the screen using the power/sleep button and touch anywhere on the screen and it'll lit up the bottom 4 buttons. Just keep your finger on the screen if you really need a long time to locate them.
     
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    As the thread starter, I thank everyone for their answers. I am now a happy Evo owner, having migrated from the Pre. I would recommend it to others without hesitation. Only thing I miss from the Pre is the card system to switch between or close apps. Also wish camera on Evo had image stabilizer...

    but Evo is a phenomenal phone.
     
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    Haha, that would be nice. But be careful what you wish for. IS drains a LOT of battery.
     
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    When I bought the EVO, I knew jack about Android and the hardware. Some EVO owners told me that it would be just as fast as the iPhone 4 due to both having a 1GHz processor. I wish I did more research, as the EVO's GPU is... pretty weak.

    So today, I wouldn't buy one. Then again, it was the EVO's speed that made me want the Epic. I love the Epic and EVO, but I find myself playing with my Epic a lot more. I am concerned that Samsung won't fix the Epic issues like HTC fixes the EVO issues. I will wait and see.
     
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    Considering that an EVO was bought for me today, out of contract by my wife and from he 6 hours of use that I got out of the phone so far. I would buy this phone in a heart beat. The fact that I am coming from a Samsung moment, which I did enjoy even with all of the issue I had since day one, I love this phone. The screen size, the responsiveness, the fact that I can use wi-fi in my house without the phone locking up on me, oh yes and the battery life. On my moment I could barely get 5 hours out of the hour with limited use. I just tried to drain the battery on the EVO with heavy use and it took about 4 hours I think, Which in my opinion is good considering its a smartphone with a huge screen.

    So yes, I would buy this phone again. I believe I will have no major issue with this phone. And now I will begin to do my research on rooting the phone. Will probably use the phone for about a week or two before I root it so that I can try and see if there is any major difference with the root and the orinal software.
     
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    Undoubtedly yes!, best phone I ever had, and I have had over 25 phones since 2003, nothing even close, except the epic
     
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    A resounding yes...I LOVE this phone!
     
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    I have no problem with my Evo... Some that are having battery issues should possibly check the apps they have installed and or download spare parts to see if something is keeping your phone awake... Making it 8 hrs is easy for me even when im not fully charged all the way... With medium usage.. Only time my phone was dying incredibly fast was before the very first update... And after froyo before I did a factory reset.. Now the people going 24hrs etc probably barely use their phone but if u use it with medium usage u should at least get 8 hrs... Only time I see my battery really taking a hit according to juice plotter is when I play a game every once in a while...

    I feel as if the CPU and GPU is fine for the average user... Most people dont play games on their phone.. The ones I do play are just fine working the way they do... For some serious gaming I use my x-box anyway..
     
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    I got my EVO on 8-1-10 and it was literally life changing for me. (Maybe a stretch but...:D ) I was on AT&T for 8 years and I had a Windows Mobile 6.1 Samsung Blackjack and I never realized how antiquated it really was. OMFG. The things I can do on this phone. I just checked my Fantasy football team points at work on an app and a friend saw me check it in like 30 sec and his eyes about bugged out.

    Last weekend I rode with a friend who has an Iphone and we ran a Speedtest probably 20 different times in the 200 miles to Iowa City for the Hawkeye game and from my EVO I always got at least 1MB down no matter where I was. There were numerous times when his Iphone had no service. Of course I ran through 3 batteries during the day. lol

    YES... Switching from AT&T to Sprint and buying this phone is probably the best $200 I have spent in years.
     
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    Having used the Evo and Epic side by side since Epic launch day, I can say that the Evo right now is the better device. So yes I would still choose the Evo. But I would not mind better graphics performance/FPS unlocking and better video.
     
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    If you could go back and you had the option to pick a different phone, would you? Aloyt of people debated between the EVO and Epic at the time so that's why I'm wondering. As for me? Absolutely. And I'd do it again and again and again!
     
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    I sort of did to it again. I started out with the Epic and after about two weeks with it I bought the Evo. There is no arguing with the Epic's gorgeous AMOLED screen, but the Evo beats it hands down in all categories.

    I don't dwell on having chosen one phone and having passed on another. I just go out and buy the new phone, selling my old one and taking whatever loss it works out to. I want it, I get it. Leads to a large collection of phones, but it gives me the opportunity to change off to another device as the mood strikes me. Eventually I get around to culling the herd and selling off phones.

    Anybody want to buy an Epic? :D
     
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    I have not tried any other android, I have recommended evo to 2 of my friends already and I will do it again if someone would asks. it may have some flaws but what phone doesn't. I love my evo :)
     
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    My two sons got their Evos first after I had researched the phone for months. I finally got mine in Dec for $99 and I can honestly say we all love this phone. It does everyting I want it to and more than I expected. No regrets over getting Evos!
     
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    Over 92% for Evo is a pretty strong statement.
     
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    This is the first smartphone that I've purchased (out of 6 owned in total) that I can say, without a doubt, that I haven't grown tired of it or the performance has dropped significantly since first purchased.

    I thought that my hype for this phone would die down after a couple months, but here we are, 8 months later (February was actually when I first started reading about the Supersonic last year) and I still love the phone and continue to learn about new things I can do with it...AND I haven't even rooted yet!

    I thought I'd grow tired of Android, much like I did with Windows Mobile...NOPE. I'm a HUGE android fan now, without a doubt, and I actually convinced a few of my family members to go with an Android phone for their next phone. I even convinced one of my family members to sell her iPhone 4 and get the HTC Inspire 4g (since she's on AT&T).
     
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    I would recommend it, but seldom get a chance because everyone who sees mine drools over it. I have never had to convince anyone else with a recommedation.

    I've only had my Evo for a couple of months now, but love it like it was new.
     
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