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Very underwhelmed by the Evo's box contents...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zamardii12, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. zamardii12

    zamardii12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm with AT&T now (going back to Sprint tomorrow) but I can remember back when I was with Sprint more than a year ago, and got my Touch Pro. I was completely surprised with how much stuff was in the box. I can remember a belt pouch to store the phone, screen protector, extra stylus, earbuds with mic, 1gb (I think) memory card, charging adapter... And even the HTC HD2 which shares some of the features of the EVO even has a pair of ear buds in the box, along with a silicone case to put the phone in. Not to mention that the HD2 included a 16gb microSD card with Transformers 1 and 2 on it which is a cool bonus.

    Why couldn't they put a little extra in the box for the EVO? I've watched two unboxing videos on Youtube and it's rather lame that all you get is the phone, preinstalled 8gb card and the charger and that's that. Not even a pair of earbuds. Even my iPhone came with earbuds. Now, I understand this isn't a big deal and it certaintly isn't compared to the phone i'm getting but they could have added a little extra in there (in that recycled looking box) considering that in the Sprint store i'm paying $299 for this thing and probably have to wait 8 weeks to get the $100 rebate back.

    Still excited as hell to get the phone, but little bonuses reassure me of my purchase and are nice surprises.


  2. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Android Enthusiast

    then the phone also wouldn't be 449 and it wouldn't be 199 to you then either... you can find good deals on the accessories.. just have to look for them :)
  3. ryohei47

    ryohei47 Well-Known Member

    i'd rather pay 200 for how it is now than pay 300 for cheap headphones and a subpar screen protector.
    DarkManX4lf, mrk, ekt8750 and 2 others like this.
  4. Scarlett920

    Scarlett920 Member

    I never really use the extra accessories anyway. I generally go without it or buy better ones.
  5. ashtx07

    ashtx07 Member

    Yea, honestly I could care less, I always throw up the accessories that come in the box and buy my own. The only thing I've ever kept from any phone I've owned are the headphones that came with the Pre. Those were pretty decent.
  6. Rob_A

    Rob_A Android Expert

    all you need is a charger and data cable.

    Everything else depends on your preference; headphones, cases, etc.
  7. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    The goodies are in the phone, not the box.
    rzenger likes this.

  8. You have Apple and the IPhone to thank for this trend. They were the first with no CD software and just a cord and a USB adapter. The Incredible is the same also. IPhone no longer comes with ear buds its a way they can make more money selling you stuff that you should have gotten in the first place.
  9. bunnymud

    bunnymud Well-Known Member

    I'd pay THEM to keep Transformers 2 off of my phone
    DarkManX4lf and phobic like this.
  10. asaberan

    asaberan Well-Known Member

  11. ImmaSlave4U

    ImmaSlave4U Android Enthusiast

  12. bobTX10

    bobTX10 Member

    Bravo, sir. Bravo.
  13. zaltol

    zaltol Member

    Doesn't bother me. Most of its junk i just leave in the box anyways.
  14. sonicwind

    sonicwind Newbie

    Yeah, me too. I always think the same thing, "why didn't the include X and Y that I want and make me pay more for them" Then I'll buy something else that comes with a cheap case I would never use and you don't have a choice just to knock 2 or 3 dollars off the price and pay for something you don't want. Apple's phones, forget what they're called, AppPhones or something, come very minimalist, however Apple really over charges for accessories. Hopefully Evo accessories will be more reasonable.
  15. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Android Enthusiast

    Well you're not supposed to eat them! ;)
  16. powerpack

    powerpack Lurker

    Blackberry's come with a pretty nice case and a decent set of ear buds.
  17. Outrigger

    Outrigger Well-Known Member

    Its not a trend from Apple. Sprint is pricing this phone about as competitively as they can. They would not be able to price it at $199 if they included more. I'm happpy they didn't.
  18. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    do you remember how much you paid for the TP???

    this way you save $100 on the over all price. Take that money and get much better accessories.
  19. Nem_Zero

    Nem_Zero Member

    I have no problem outfitting this phone with the appropriate accessories. Everything I've gotten for it has been on sale: Seidio case, headphones, 16 GB micro sd card, HTC Headphones.. only thing not on sale was probably my clarivue SP. I've never outfitted a phone ...ever. Never been excited about a phone like this.. ever.

    And yeah, the boxing of the phone sucks but you're only going to punt it off. S/N The Instinct box was packaged nicely, but it's the phone you deal with at end of the day.

  20. LOL Im working on Transformers 3 right now!
  21. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    YOU are??? doing what???
  22. MrX8503

    MrX8503 Android Enthusiast

    Honestly, I wish HTC would of kept their SD card, because I'm gonna get a 16gb card. So the 8GB card is a waste. They should of included a screen protector instead.

    The earbuds I don't care about.
  23. Rob_A

    Rob_A Android Expert

    I'll probably Ebay my 8GB card for $15.

    Nice thought for them to include it though.

    I remember getting a 64MB card in my LG Fusic. lol
  24. seretogis

    seretogis Member

    My guess is shoveling manure into film reel canisters.
    mrk and phobic like this.
  25. railgunner

    railgunner Lurker

    Just make sure any more EM launchers on destroyers use real physics

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