12-15-2012 11:01 PM
- Hey guys.
I've had the Evo 4G for about 2 years now, and I'm just about deciding to get a new phone. Definitely not a Sprint phone again, Verizon or AT&T. I also want something that's future proofed- my Evo can't run most of today's games in any playable way, it freezes, randomly restarts, has a decayed battery, and displays a loading screen when I tap the home button.
I've been looking at the Droid DNA, which looks like a really nice phone and seems like it'll last(they probably won't be going past quad core phones for awhile, and 2 gbs of RAM should keep it smooth at least until I get off my contract. I think I won't use 16 gbs(I have 8 on my phone now), but you never know- I haven't been able to download a lot of apps because of how slowly they run.
However, I'm beginning to have doubts. First off, the M7, the new rumored HTC phone, which might have a bit more storage and battery life. Then, of course, CES and Mobile World Congress 2013 aren't too far off. So here's my question- should I spring for the Droid DNA, or should I wait for another phone with better battery life and specs? I don't want to wait with my Evo for much longer- but I also don't want to watch CES and see a phone with better specs than the DNA after I've gotten it.
I don't want a phablet. 5 inches is the upper limit(and only because it really has the best specs right now)
I use my phone to browse the web a lot, play music, etc.
I don't want a phone like the Evo- nice at first, then dying as my contract nears the end(PS, what happened to kickstands on phones? That is legit the coolest feature on the Evo, and would actually be useful with a larger phone like the DNA.) :P12-12-2012 10:32 PMLike 1
- Nexus 4? Or did you mean carrier branded for Verizon or AT&T?
Either way. Future proof = Nexus. The only guarantee with anything else is that it'll work the way it does when you first get it for the life of the phone. No guaranteed updates or support.
Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 212-12-2012 11:56 PMLike 2
- Just something available on Verizon and AT&T.
I really like the nexus- it looks nice, it's powerful, and it's not huge. My only sticking point is its lack of LTE(aside from a few experiments). As I said, I like to browse the web a lot, usually on mobile network. So obviously a fast connection is important. If it wasn't, I'd already have the Nexus in hand.12-13-2012 07:02 PM
- 12-14-2012 02:02 PMLike 1
- If you are buying today, I would vote also for the Nexus 4 - if you are switching to AT&T. It just came out and you won't be behind on Android upgrades moving forward.
Another advantage of getting the Nexus 4. You won't have to sign a contract renewal. Just let it end and you will be month-to-month.If you can wait, I would wait til the CES announcements. However, the devices announced there will not be available for a while. Also, you can ALWAYS wait for something with better specs and something with better specs will ALWAYS be around the corner. At some point you have to just pull the trigger.This was part of my criteria with my most recent purchase also. But just curious, why you say that? I said it because I figured I would look like a lunatic putting a huge screen up to my ear. But like you mention, I notice now that the majority of the time I am looking at the screen for browsing, email, etc. So, now I realize that a larger screen will only make my usage easier 90% of the time and how rarely I hold the phone up to my ear.
My other question is- are you sure that the Nexus' faster updating will allow it to beat out the Optimus G's LTE functionality?12-14-2012 06:19 PM
- 12-15-2012 06:00 PMLike 2
Thanks for your help everybody- I think I'm going to go with the optimus G.12-15-2012 11:01 PM
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