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post #1 of 22
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Just when I was ready to jump ship from my EVO 4G to an iPhone....

EVO 4G LTE Unveiled: Sprint and HTC Announce New Phone, Price, Kickstand (PHOTOS)
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The EVO is back, and so is the kickstand.

At a packed media event in New York City Wednesday, HTC and Sprint announced their newest joint venture: the HTC EVO 4G LTE.

A close cousin in size and resemblance to the new HTC One X on AT&T, the EVO 4G LTE runs Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" with a stripped-down HTC Sense interface and features a 4.7-inch super LCD display, a sophisticated 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, Beats Audio enhancements integrated throughout the entire phone, and...a small red kickstand on the back of the phone, so that you can prop your phone up as you watch videos. (It's a throwback to the original EVO, which also had a rockin' kickstand).


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post #2 of 22
If my HTC Vivid had half-decent battery life, I wouldn't regret leaving the iPhone nearly as much as I do. My Iphone would go for days. This Vivid doesn't go for day. In fact, it's on the charger as I type this, because I used it to play music this morning.
post #3 of 22
I get the extended 3500mamp battery on my evo, it makes it last so much longer. the non-removable battery of the iphone is probably why i don't get it (along with no swype and google maps with navigation, etc). i'm on sprint, hopefully they make an international version of this, their international droid only has a 5mp camera on it.
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If my HTC Vivid had half-decent battery life, I wouldn't regret leaving the iPhone nearly as much as I do. My Iphone would go for days. This Vivid doesn't go for day. In fact, it's on the charger as I type this, because I used it to play music this morning.

Yikes! I am hoping the battery won't be an issue like that on this new phone.

When I got the EVO 4G, the battery was horrible. But after some OS updates and tweaking some of the settings, it's been better. I have to keep an extra charger at the office for heavy use days. My boss got the Droid Razr Maxx and despite being so slim, the battery on it lasts longer than mine. angry.gif

My contract is up this month and not sure I can wait until an iPhone 5 comes out later this year. With pre-orders for this phone happening on May 7th, I might take the leap and sign up.
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post #5 of 22
Won't run stock Android. I would pass.
post #6 of 22
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Won't run stock Android. I would pass.

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It's got HTC SENSE on it. That's HTC's customized (basterized) version of Android. Most handset makers add some type of skin on top of Android. While under the hood it's Ice Cream Sandwich, you are not getting the real experience.

Pass.
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It's got HTC SENSE on it. That's HTC's customized (basterized) version of Android. Most handset makers add some type of skin on top of Android. While under the hood it's Ice Cream Sandwich, you are not getting the real experience.

Pass.

ALL handset makers have a customized UI that they install on their phones on top of Android. As far as those customized layers go, Sense 4.0 on the 4G LTE is pretty good. If you're a purist and must have the unadulterated ICS experience, installing a stock ICS ROM is simple.
post #9 of 22
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ALL handset makers have a customized UI that they install on their phones on top of Android. As far as those customized layers go, Sense 4.0 on the 4G LTE is pretty good. If you're a purist and must have the unadulterated ICS experience, installing a stock ICS ROM is simple.

Not ALL. The samsung galaxy nexus has the stock version of ICS running on it without any stupid skin crap.
post #10 of 22
God damnit Jr, you iPhone fruitcake. You can easily install a stock rom, or a custom, on any Android handset.
post #11 of 22
You guys don't get it. You don't represent the average population. The average joe is going to walk into a Verizon/Sprint/AT&T store and walk out with a phone that has a bastardized version of Android on it and never know better. Most people don't know what a fucking rom is or have a clue how to install it, nor should they. Do you honestly think otherwise?

These skins are crap and are ruining the overall Android experience. The HTC EVO 4G is a worse phone for the sake of having SENSE on it. Until handset makers and the carriers wise up, this won't change.

EDIT: The same shit goes for jailbreaking an iOS device. Recommending one based on the fact that it can be done is asinine at best.
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ALL handset makers have a customized UI that they install on their phones on top of Android. As far as those customized layers go, Sense 4.0 on the 4G LTE is pretty good. If you're a purist and must have the unadulterated ICS experience, installing a stock ICS ROM is simple.

Not ALL. The samsung galaxy nexus has the stock version of ICS running on it without any stupid skin crap.

Pedant, I said "all handset makers," not "handsets." Samsung puts Touchwiz on all their handsets with the exceptions of their Nexus collaboration with Google.
post #13 of 22
Isn't Sprint's LTE coverage essentially non-existent right now? What good is this phone if you can't use LTE on it right now?

I'm really excited to test out the HTC One X. I went to AT&T for a different matter and they told me they are just starting to get their training info. They expect demo units for their sales reps in a matter of weeks and a consumer rollout come early to mid-May.

Topolsky said that if it wasn't running Sense then he thinks it might be the best smartphone on the market. While I'm sure stock ICS would be better, I question how much Sense would really ruin the experience for me.
post #14 of 22
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Isn't Sprint's LTE coverage essentially non-existent right now? What good is this phone if you can't use LTE on it right now?
I'm really excited to test out the HTC One X. I went to AT&T for a different matter and they told me they are just starting to get their training info. They expect demo units for their sales reps in a matter of weeks and a consumer rollout come early to mid-May.
Topolsky said that if it wasn't running Sense then he thinks it might be the best smartphone on the market. While I'm sure stock ICS would be better, I question how much Sense would really ruin the experience for me.

You're absolutely correct. In fact, I got my EVO 4G phone in 2010 when it was first released...and I have yet to experience 4G...quite annoying now that I think about. I thought Phoenix would be big enough market to have 4G.

My contract is up next month and I am going to swing by a retail store and ask them about 4G and LTE. If it's not coming to Phx, I will have to jump ship, maybe back to Verizon. I just like the truly unlimited data package Sprint offers.
post #15 of 22
Trying to decide if I should go with this one or wait until SGIII is out. My upgrade is overdue at this point, waiting a few months won't matter much.
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