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HTC EVO 4G LTE

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Imhoff, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Imhoff

    Imhoff Well-Known Member

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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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  2. Thomas

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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.
     
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    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.
     
  4. Imhoff

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    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:

    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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  5. Jr Mouse

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    Won't run stock Android. I would pass.
     
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  7. Jr Mouse

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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.
     
  8. dah328

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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.
     
  9. GreenFrog

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    Not ALL. The samsung galaxy nexus has the stock version of ICS running on it without any stupid skin crap.
     
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    God damnit Jr, you iPhone fruitcake. You can easily install a stock rom, or a custom, on any Android handset.
     
  11. Jr Mouse

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    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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    Pedant, I said "all handset makers," not "handsets." Samsung puts Touchwiz on all their handsets with the exceptions of their Nexus collaboration with Google.
     
  13. blairh

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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.
     
  14. Imhoff

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    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.
     
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    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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    The SIII is being announced in a few weeks. I would wait to see at least what that phone has to offer.
     
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    I've heard rumors that the HTC Evo LTE will be released on 5/18/2012. Pre-orders started today. The screen is just shy of 5'' which is huge. Not sure how it feels in hand yet because none of the stores I've went to don't have a display model.
     
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    If you want to get an idea of what it will feel like in your hand, head to your nearest AT&T store and check out the HTC One X. They are essentially the same phone with a few differences.
     
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    Thank you for the heads up. Will definitely swing by an AT&T store to see how the One X is.

    I do have a concern with Sprint though. And maybe if someone here who has Sprint can help. When I first got my EVO 4G here in Phoenix, they mentioned that 4G won't be set up until Q4 of 2010 or maybe Q1 of 2011. I've had the phone for 2 years now and not once was able to use 4G. Is this going to be the same issue with Sprint and LTE?

    I love the unlimited data package on Sprint, but is seems they are lagging big time on network speeds vs other carriers.
     
  20. Jr Mouse

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    SPRINTS way behind with a LTE rollout. If that's a priority for you then I would look somewhere else. If you don't mind waiting for them to get it going for the money you will save then stick around.
     

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