View Poll Results: HTC EVO 4G or MOTO DROID X
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- 06-15-2010, 11:30 PM #2
- 06-15-2010, 11:31 PM #3
I've been thinking about this all day-
Finally I came to the conclusion the EVO is the phone for me for several reasons:
-Shiny/mirrored screen/bezel on the X looks positively unreadable
-Motoblur/ninja blur sucks, I really have not been impressed with it. It seems to clutter android in a way sense does not.
-No front camera, seriously Moto, boo.
-Verizon is fraking expensive.
Note I didn't include 4G because I want/need/use it (that and it isn't available here).
/* EDIT- Yes I know I could simply disable moto/ninja blur, but my point (badly made though it was) was that I actually like sense and think it adds value to android where blur does not */
- 06-15-2010, 11:34 PM #4
- 06-15-2010, 11:57 PM #6
- 06-15-2010, 11:58 PM #7
- 06-16-2010, 12:07 AM #8
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- 06-16-2010, 12:29 AM #11
- 06-16-2010, 01:19 AM #12
I haven't voted, yet, and don't get me wrong, I love my Evo, but I also like to play 3d games on my phone, it was one thing I always envied the iphone for. The Pre was finally getting some games ported from the iphone, but being that I have a Sprint Pre, the TMC error just kept me from playing the games, the long boot times for the phone are just prohibitive. So before the Evo came out, I did some research on what kind of apps are available in the Android world and was dismayed by the lack of 3d games. That is thankfully starting to change, but unfortunately, the awesome Snapdragon that everyone has been raving about has an Achilles Heel in it's AMD Z430 GPU, which is not the fastest thing going. Granted, no one has really written optimized games for the Snapdragon platform yet, but still, knowing that even the slower version of the PowerVR in the Pre (when compared to the iPHone version) is better than the Z430 is disheartening to me, it's like having a Ferrari Engine with some huge potatoes stuck up it's exhaust.
So the Droid X is not using the Snapdragon but instead the newer generation of the OMAP cpu....at 1 Ghz...this thing is gonna be fast. Also, the Galaxy S has this Hummingbird processor that has some kick butt 3d GPU in it (also a PowerVR I think).
This is what makes me look at my Evo wanting more.
- 06-16-2010, 01:29 AM #13
- 06-16-2010, 02:05 AM #14
EVO for a few reasons... going to verizon would cost an additional 1000 a YEAR and NO phone is worth that IMO...
Other than that i LOVE the Sense UI and while i have only had limited exposure to the motoblur.... what i did see and use was HORRIBLE.
As for the screen size... the 4.3 on the evo is ALMOST to big already for me, not sure the 4.4 would be a great move.
I think the evo is limited in the GPU arena BUT from what i have been reading, this is basically a software limitation not hardware so we should see a fix for this soon.
- 06-16-2010, 02:39 AM #15
- 06-16-2010, 03:08 AM #17
- 06-16-2010, 03:15 AM #18
Not that it bothers me- long live the (newly minted) giant phone theme!
- 06-16-2010, 03:19 AM #19
- 06-16-2010, 03:36 AM #20
- 06-16-2010, 03:49 AM #21
some one needs to get a picture of the evo and droid x on a web page because it doesn't look like the screen is bigger to me it looks like the pics are taken on an angle to make the droid screen look bigger and the black trim plus black quicklaunch buttons make it harder to determine where the screen ends and trim begins and plus like someone said .1 of an inch is nothing but the phone is much larger
I will give a few things to the droid x and that is it has physical keys instead of touch sensitive keys a physical camera button and bigger screen. and yea it doesnt have a front facing camera or 4G and it has moto blur which i do not like what so ever.
- 06-16-2010, 08:29 AM #23
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- 06-16-2010, 08:58 AM #25
I have the Evo and the only reason I would switch is because Verizon's coverage is better where I live. Sprint coverage in my home is mediocre at best, but I want to keep my Evo, so I may look into the Airrave unless someone's got other suggestions.