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Why I still prefer the Evo...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by blake247, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. blake247

    blake247 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    A couple of months ago I decided to jump on the Android bandwagon, starting with the Incredible then moving on to the Evo.

    Everything was going well, life was good, then Apple announces the iPhone 4! I watched the keynote in total awe and drooled when Jon Ive explained how glorious the "new" iPhone was and how it will "change everything again." Then the dust settled. The iPhone 4 will be a great phone, however it doesn't offer anything new to me. Virtually all of the reasons I used to justify switching to Android still exist!

    My take on the iPhone 4:

    • Excellent build quality (HTC should take notes)
    • Fantastic screen
    • Up to 32 Gig memory
    • Integrated Video Chat/Conferencing (Wifi Only)
    • Very thin
    • It's purdy
    • Pseudo multitasking
    • Glass back
    • For $25 month you can get 2Gig xfer

    Here's why I STILL prefer the EVO on Sprint:

    • Wifi Mobile Hotspot (Saves me $30 per month over my Verizon MIFI)
    • Wifi Mobile Hotspot allows me to hop on my laptop or my 6 year old to stream Netflix on the iPad!
    • Sprint TV (I LOVE IT)
    • Unlimited data baby!
    • 4G
    • Text to Speech
    • Speech to Text
    • HDMI out
    • 8 Megapixel w/dual Flash
    • Replaceable battery
    • Turn by turn directions
    • Voice search
    • I can VPN to my work computer
    • 3G coverage! I paid $30 per month for Edge on the iPhone! Sprint offers 3G!
    • Ability to video chat over 3G/4G (Been using Fring...love it!)
    • Ability to transfer files via FTP to my host account
    • I can select an app to install without being kicked out of the Market! lol
    • I have the ability to create ringtones on the fly. No need to pay an additional fee to iTunes to "convert" a song.
    • Live wallpapers!
    • Built in radio
    • I've found the Amazon MP3 store to be much cheaper than iTunes. For example, Fray's "The Fray" is $9.99 on itunes vs. $5.00 on Amazon MP3!!
    • Flash Lite
    • I can rotate my photos
    • I can expand my memory
    • Sprints plans are cheap as hell compared to AT&T
    • I can email photos at full resolution
    • How many times have iPhone users purchased an app, only to be disappointed? On the Market, you have 24 hours to test drive. Don't like it, full refund.
    • Notifications
    • Widgets

    In all honesty, BOTH phones are mind blowing. Look at the big picture and select what phone/service will benefit you the most. For me, it's the Evo on Sprint..


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  2. TopherG

    TopherG Active Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    Hey Blake I hadn't seen you around for a while I was beginning to think you jumped ship back to the iphone.... I agree with all your points you made above but I jumped ship back to apple. Im still not sure I made the right choice... I guess only time will tell. I'll test drive the new iphone and see how that goes and then make my choice.
  3. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    ELP Engineer @ National Instruments
    Austin, TX
    topher you should have waited out the 30 days, you gotta give yourself time to get adjusted to a new OS and Phone and carrier...

    as for the OP i like the comparisons and agree with all you put out there
  4. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    Nice list! I'm loving my iPad+EVO combo as well. Will be even better when Hulu comes to the iPad.
  5. blake247

    blake247 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Heck ya!!! The Evo+iPad combo is awesome!

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