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Discussion in 'Sprint' started by FreakyLocz14, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    The EVO Shift is full of fail. It's pretty much a dumbed down EVO (slower processor and no FFC) with a keyboard. The Echo seems cool, but lack of 4G means I'll have to pass on it.

    I really want to see something new come out with new features to rival things like the AT&T Atrix.

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  2. silencer271

    silencer271 Well-Known Member

    the blackberry play book the hp touch tab and the galaxy tab 10incher all suppose to be 4g.. phone wise well... rumored blackberry coming and the sucessors to the evo and epic. (doubt they wil lbe evo and epic 2 since sprint doesnt like the number 2 for some reason unless its a touch pro 2)
  3. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Lol the shift is faster than both the evo and the epic... do your research man.
  4. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    It still lacks a FFC, so I had to pass on it. And the EPIC has a graphics processor that slays the EVO and the Shift!
  5. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    I wouldn't expect a new top-flight 4G phone to replace the Evo and Epic until summer at the earliest, or Q4 at the latest.

    I think some people need to get it through their noggin that Sprint has no incentive to cut the Evo's life cycle short. That would be a terrible business decision. The Evo has not been out long, and continues to be Sprint's best selling phone.

    There was big leap in terms of performance and features between the Hero/Moment, and the Epic/Evo. The differences between the Evo/Epic and Atrix/Optimus is much smaller when speaking about features and user experience because the limitation is not hardware at this point. Android is the limitation.

    Sprint has another 4 months to really add the features many want to provide a big jump over the Evo, make Gingerbread standard, and improve 4G market penetration. Hell, maybe even score a Wimax iPhone.

    I would expect the first news about the Evo replacement in March or April
  6. lafester

    lafester Android Enthusiast

    since when does releasing a new phone cut into the EVOs life cycle?
    its all about CHOICE.
    some people do not want a 4.3" screen or a keyboard but DO want quality build, high res screen and fast processor.

    for some reason that is lost on sprint and the majority here on this forum.
  7. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Lol a super duper GPU on a phone isn't really the most important thing on the phone. As for the FFC, well, honestly i've only used it once or twice. And yes, I know people with FFC's, we tested video chat, thought it was cooll and all, but not really something any of use want to use in day to day communications.

    So FFC, is kind of meh to most people. (As of right now.)

    Secondly, I don't need my phone to play Crysis or anything like that. This is exactly why I prefer my Evo over my Epic on day to day use.
  8. rambo47

    rambo47 Well-Known Member

    Samsung is going to announce some WiMax phones this week at MWC in Barcelona. At CES the Samsung president said exactly this.
  9. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    FFC's do not have the "infrastructure" or market presence needed to be a deal breaker for me. Most of my friends have an iPhone, and never once have I seen one use video chat, because it's far easier to text, or dial a number and get off the phone quick. Give it another year or so, and FFC might become a valuable must have feature

    As for GPU...this is silliest thing to be concerned about. Why do you need a super duper GPU? To run angry birds? The app selection on Android is so awful.

    I can see mandating a fast GPU on iOS, because they actually have a serious catalog of games that would benefit from the horsepower.

    Maybe things will change, but I doubt it. Guess we will see at E3, but until Android sells less junk phones, and gets more consistent in terms of QC and baseline specs, I don't expect developers to waste their time.

    Nvidia could help progress things by becoming the certification standard baseline for game makers.
  10. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    You do realize that Android phones are not limited to the apps on the Market, right?
  11. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    None of which are going to compare to Madden, Resident Evil, Grand theft Auto, or Street Fighter 4 on iOS if we are speaking games that will take advantage of of a super GPU
  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    All of which suck on touchscreens anyways.
  13. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    Just get those games on Android. Simple as that!
  14. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert

    You guys reallize that the GPU in our phones is used for more than just gaming right? Its what makes the phone render animations on daily usage more smoothly. It also makes scrolling, panning, pinching and zooming smoother. It is helpful for video playback as well. Don't under rate powerful gpu's cause I'm loving what I'm seeing in terms of smoothness on my phone.
  15. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    It's not a GPU problem, it's an android problem. Android OS for some sick reason requires a super computer CPU and GPU and flow as smoothly as a Palm Pixi...
  16. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Not on Gingerbread xD
  17. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert

    Not sure what you mean cause I've never used a palm pixie. All I know is my phone runs very smooth and had great fps with graphics of all kinds thanks to the super cpu and gpu in it (which is nearly identical to the iphone 4 mind you)
  18. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    I have to give props to Samsung with the Epic. It runs Android better than any phone I have played with. Not quite like iOS or WebOS, but certainly better than every other phone on Sprint.

    This is the main reason why I am considering the GalaxyS 2 for my next phone. Since it has Gingerbread, it should be a screamer. Generally speaking, Android always seem to run in a choppy fashion.
  19. CarrieK

    CarrieK Android Expert

    I had a Palm Pixi and loved it. Is now being used by another family member and he (yes, he) is happy with it as well. It is a small device, which is one of the reasons I liked it. Sometimes I even forgot I had it in my pocket :)
  20. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    You must have not user very many android phones than.
  21. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    Quite the contrary. The Galaxy line overall just really impresses when it comes to user experience.

    Overall, the Evo is the better phone, but the Epic makes Android feel on par with iOS and WebOS when it comes to speed, response time and smoothness. When coupled with the S-amoled display the entire package is really slick and impressive over anything HTC and Motorola makes.
  22. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    I think they're dragging their feet because they don't know if they're going to stick with Wimax or use Wimax along with LTE etc.
  23. FreakyLocz14

    Thread Starter

    How does having a worse display, slower processor, worse GPU, and worse cameras make it a better phone?

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