Originally Posted by Jumbie
I have been debating what phone to get for some time now. Despite my dislike of Apple, having used the 2G iphone for the last little while (without a data plan, relying only on wireless) I was actually considering getting the new iPhone if it had a 4" screen and could be jailbroken.
Now I am seriously considering the Evo 4G but I'm waiting to see more reviews of the battery life. So far I'm seeing a few reports that it sucks major balls and that would be a deal-breaker for me; even though, unlike the iPhone, I could change the battery (don't want to carry around a spare though).
It's out of stock pretty much everywhere but I'm thinking I may get it and give it a try. If it doesn't work out, may still consider the iPhone 4. Maybe...
Big plus to Spint is that it's ridiculously cheap. $60 unlimited everything. Well, $70 with the bullshit $10 4G "tax" on the Evo which applies even though most areas don't have 4G. I get 22% off through my hospital on top of that as well as no activation/upgrade fees.
I wouldn't worry to much about battery life on the Evo, that is things people say about every android device until they learn how to turn apps off that are constantly running. The apps that are sucking the most battery life are facebook feeds and stuff like that. I have a friend and once he turned off several apps that he doesn't use his Evo stayed charged for about 2 days.
Also if you aren't in the market for a phone right now you might want to wait til fall and see what comes out then. It is rumored that Verizon might come out with the HTC Scorpion with a 1.5 ghz processor. And since they are already testing their LTE networks in several markets around the country, it isn't to crazy that they could drop a device in the fall with 4g available in limited markets much like Sprint has done with the Evo.