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    Default Galaxy Nexus vs HTC Evo 4G LTE; Why the Evo?

    Hey guys. I'm a big Nexus guy and have been waiting for the GNEX for Sprint since November. I had a EVO3D which I didn't think was that bad, but I'm currently using the Nexus S 4G. Now after seeing the EVO 4G LTE, I am confused. So, to those committed to the EVO what are your reasons rather then the GNEX? The one thing I will say is that I love those HTC weather animations. Very refreshing. Thanks Guys.
    HTC EVO 3D < Nexus S 4G
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    Signal strength will be much better on the EVO LTE than the Galaxy Nexus.

    Your E3D has a relatively low signal, but Samsung Android phones are unquestionably the weakest at cell phone strength.

    Another thing is the EVO LTE won't have that stupid onscreen button bar taking up room or the stupid search widget stuck on the home screen.

    I only wish HTC kept the original 4 button layout. Removing the search button and a dedicated multi-task button is idiotic.
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    To me its a no brainer..Htc has

    Better Camera
    Better recorder
    Better Radio
    Better WiFI
    Better GPS

    And build quality of almost any phone beats Samsungs plasticy feel.. They off nothing different.
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    Display, display, display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Nickinson View Post
    Display, display, display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamCarney View Post
    Hey guys. I'm a big Nexus guy and have been waiting for the GNEX for Sprint since November. I had a EVO3D which I didn't think was that bad, but I'm currently using the Nexus S 4G. Now after seeing the EVO 4G LTE, I am confused. So, to those committed to the EVO what are your reasons rather then the GNEX? The one thing I will say is that I love those HTC weather animations. Very refreshing. Thanks Guys.
    I too have a NS4G. (I had an evo before this) I was looking forward to the gnex as well but quite honestly I miss some elements of HTC sense. I've been playing with "vanilla" android since the very first ICS roms were developed for the NS4G and it has left me feeling like a few things are missing. Sense 4.0 looks like its going to add to the ICS experience.

    Oh and like Phil said above the screen as well... I saw the international one X and I was like
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus vs HTC Evo 4G LTE; Why the Evo?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamliner View Post
    Signal strength will be much better on the EVO LTE than the Galaxy Nexus.

    Your E3D has a relatively low signal, but Samsung Android phones are unquestionably the weakest at cell phone strength.

    Another thing is the EVO LTE won't have that stupid onscreen button bar taking up room or the stupid search widget stuck on the home screen.

    I only wish HTC kept the original 4 button layout. Removing the search button and a dedicated multi-task button is idiotic.
    I'll have to agree with you on the signal strength. My Epic 4G only pulls 70-80kbps while my dad's old HTC Hero (yes the hero!) pulls in 400-500kbps in the same area! It doesn't mean I don't enjoy this phone, but it can be bothersome that a first generation android phone can outpace my Epic.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Nexus vs HTC Evo 4G LTE; Why the Evo?

    The HTC Evo 4G LTE has a better screen, build, camera, a kickstand, better processor (not that the TI Omap 4460 is no slouch, but other SoCs are already surpassing its performance). Also, personally, I like the look of Sense 4 and think it compliments ICS.
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    True hardware camera shutter button. 'nuff said.
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    I used to be absolutely set on the Galaxy Nexus, but Sprint took too long to release it. As of now, the GNexus is simply a 6 month old phone for the same price as the Evo will be, which has what is arguably the most current SoC in the market.

    The wait for the Galaxy also let me research it and for every good thing it does, there's a nagging issue with it. Typical Samsung plasticky build, no dedicated shutter button, somewhat middling SoC specs, Pentile display array, lack of an SD expansion option, etc. Some folks don't care about some of those issues. To me, they are important.

    Right now, the biggest issue with the Evo seems to be the lack of a replaceable battery, but I always carry several portable chargers (so I'm a shutterbug and have my well-stocked camera bag with me at all times) so that is not a deal breaker in my case.

    Of course, with Google now offering the GSM version for $399 without a contract, I can just buy it and pop in the SIM from my corporate phone .

    At that price, I can almost justify it as a toy, which makes the Sprint $199 price with contract hard to justify...

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    I will stick with the HTC Evo lte.... But 4 of my family member is going to AT&T for the HTC ONE X ..What a shame..
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    Better hardware by a ridiculous margin.
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    this would help solve me issues on what to get as my next phone! Oh Google gods, I would love the Nexus!
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    Correct me if i'm wrong... but isn't the Evo 4G LTE just a newer phone? The Galaxy Nexus has been out for awhile right? Just not available for Sprint. The Evo is newer so of course it should have better specs.

    I'm an Evo 4G owner and i'll be getting the 4G LTE. Though I must say, I have been impressed with the iPhone Siri commercials. I didn't know Siri was that good!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNolan View Post
    Correct me if i'm wrong... but isn't the Evo 4G LTE just a newer phone? The Galaxy Nexus has been out for awhile right? Just not available for Sprint. The Evo is newer so of course it should have better specs.
    Yes, the EVO is newer. Nexus has been on Verizon for 6 months.
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    Though I must say, I have been impressed with the iPhone Siri commercials. I didn't know Siri was that good!!
    I don't think using Siri would make that big of a difference. I use the Google voice dictation all the time, in fact I am using it for this post.

    I don't think I can handle speaking to my phone as if it were a person, I can't even tolerate it when people do that to their pets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNolan View Post
    I'm an Evo 4G owner and i'll be getting the 4G LTE. Though I must say, I have been impressed with the iPhone Siri commercials. I didn't know Siri was that good!!
    Yes, Siri is probably as good of an AI voice command feature as they have ever come before. That being said, I am satisfied with Android's Voice actions (FOR NOW at least. YOU HEAR THAT GOOGLE?) I will not be switching from Android, dropping tons of functionality and customization options so I can have a conversation with my phone.

    However, I heard a rumor (You know how those go. something about salt) that Google was working on a more direct Siri competitor called Google Assistant, which is supposed to be better than Siri. It may show up in Jelly Bean.
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    just install one of the many assistant apps available on Google play such as, Speak to it or Iris.
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    There is NO virtual voice assistant as intelligent, and as useful as Siri. Period. Apple definitely has a leg up there. Anyone who says they wouldn't want that on their phone either hasnt used it or is just too strung on Android. The simple fact that I can say "wake me up tomorrow at 8 AM" is a winner for me. It's so convenient and useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quis View Post
    There is NO virtual voice assistant as intelligent, and as useful as Siri. Period. Apple definitely has a leg up there. Anyone who says they wouldn't want that on their phone either hasnt used it or is just too strung on Android. The simple fact that I can say "wake me up tomorrow at 8 AM" is a winner for me. It's so convenient and useful.
    Not that I would not like that feature, but most people wake up at the same time everyday.

    Additionally tell me four other things that you speak naturally to your phone on that you actually use, and works.

    It's a gimmick, I'm not going to have a conversation with my phone, it's not going to help me play guitar, it's not going to get me a girlfrend, and no my phone will never call me 'rock god'.

    I plan on holding out until I see what the next iPhone offers before I make my next smartphone purchase. I genuinely don't know what I'm getting next.

    On a side note, try saying "navigate to Target" and see what the iPhone does. Lol.
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    Siri is very helpful to people who normally talk took themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quis View Post
    There is NO virtual voice assistant as intelligent, and as useful as Siri. Period. Apple definitely has a leg up there. Anyone who says they wouldn't want that on their phone either hasnt used it or is just too strung on Android. The simple fact that I can say "wake me up tomorrow at 8 AM" is a winner for me. It's so convenient and useful.
    Holy crap. You know you can do that, and more, with Android, right? I'm dumbfounded by your comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PookiePrancer View Post
    Holy crap. You know you can do that, and more, with Android, right? I'm dumbfounded by your comment.
    I have the NS4G and the Evo 3D. Prove to me I can do everything I can do with Siri and more and I'll be impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamliner View Post
    Not that I would not like that feature, but most people wake up at the same time everyday.

    Additionally tell me four other things that you speak naturally to your phone on that you actually use, and works.

    It's a gimmick, I'm not going to have a conversation with my phone, it's not going to help me play guitar, it's not going to get me a girlfrend, and no my phone will never call me 'rock god'.

    I plan on holding out until I see what the next iPhone offers before I make my next smartphone purchase. I genuinely don't know what I'm getting next.

    On a side note, try saying "navigate to Target" and see what the iPhone does. Lol.
    4 things? Ok

    1. Wake me up tomorrow morning at 9:00 am
    2. Remind me to check my schedule when I get to work
    3. Tell my wife to call me
    4. Play "Watch The Throne"
    5. Change my alarm to 9:45 tomorrow morning
    6. Remind me to call my mom when I leave here

    The list goes on. Siri is not without flaw but you have to be an Android Stan/iPhone hater to deny its use. Even if it's minimal.
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    How did a thread about the EVO 4G LTE and the Galaxy Nexus devolve into a Siri argument?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quis View Post
    I have the NS4G and the Evo 3D. Prove to me I can do everything I can do with Siri and more and I'll be impressed.
    I don't think you have either, but if you do, you don't know how to use them. Others have already given examples, including what you implied couldn't be done, so I won't bother. Now, can you have a dumb conversation with an Android phone? No, and I'm cool with that (well, you can with the right apps).

    Back on topic though, Evo LTE by a long shot.
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