Evo: HOLY CRAP!
I got the Sprint Evo 4G on Friday, June 4th, and I can only say one thing: "HOLY CRAP!"
I can go over features, but that's been done on every site ad nauseum. I can talk about what I like about the phone, but I quite frankly don't have the time or the desire to type out what would amount to a doctoral thesis on how awesome the phone is (both hardware and OS).
What I can say is that the phone has fulfilled my needs (personal and business-wise), that the process for the change-over from the Pre to Android was relatively painless (thank you, Google!), and that the phone is not only utterly usable, but a joy and a pleasure to experience.
With all the things this phone does, I hear myself repeatedly saying, "Holy crap!" because it literally just does everything I need or want it to do (and then a whole lot more). The best part? I am not limited by what HTC, Sprint or Google believes I should or shouldn't be able to have on my phone. It's super-easy to get software onto the phone that exists outside of the official app store. HEAR THAT, APPLE?! And customization of my SEVEN home pages? BRILLIANT!!!
So, I will go on with my day saying, "Holy crap!" and enjoying my new toy. I sincerely hope that the Apple fanboys' who see my awesome phone today don't experience head asplosion syndrome. It'd be a shame to have to clean all that up.
- 06-07-2010, 10:27 AM #2
I couldn't agree more!
I just added free WiFi tethering and had it up and running in less than a minute!
I've been around this stuff for a long time and have owned most of the latest and greatest phones (most recently a Pre), but this is the most fun I've had by a huge margin.
Disclaimer: I've never owned an iPhone (because of horrible AT&T) but I do know that the obsessively tight control that Apple maintains would never have allowed me to painlessly add functionality like I can with this phone and OS.
Finally, phone nirvana...
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- 06-07-2010, 11:08 AM #6
I know the feeling... the first time I played with mine it was like: Alert! Alert! Code Oscar Mike Golf. Repeat: Oscar Mike Golf. This is not a drill. It's like I've been transported several years into the future of smartphones. Of course, the new iPhone will probably have some amazing features too... but it's great to have choices.
- 06-07-2010, 11:08 AM #7
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Couldn't agree more. Used my old Pre wallpaper and made my home screens look just like my Pre's. Now it is same phone with the right hardware, the right market, and the right features. TY, Sprint EVO."Now I may be an ***** but there is one thing I am not, sir and that, sir is an *****." -Peter Griffin
- 06-07-2010, 11:18 AM #8
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- Stock Android 4.0.4
I have to agree with OP 100% - being a smartphone user since the Handspring Treo 270, I have to say this "lovable brick" of a phone blew me away. Being a physical keyboard advocate for years, I was hesitant to embrace any device without one but decided to give this one a try.
Holy Cow!! Is not only the virtual keayboard a breeze to use with this huge screen, but with the advanced voice-to-text engine in Android, I find myself using the keyboard hardly at all for common searches or simple field input.
Now I am really loving my new HTC Evo...
- 06-07-2010, 11:58 AM #9
Hey all - I have an iPhone, the EVO and an Incredible right now (tired of ATT's dropped calls) - and I had a Pre last year when they came out but went to the iPhone instead. I am having a hard time with the size of the EVO - and the weight. Since many of you came from the Pre - what about you? It might be that I also have this lighter, sleeker Incredible sitting on my desk too that I constantly compare it with. I sort of like the big screen (and 4G possibilities though I am in a 4G area, 3G is more consistent) but find I can type better on the Inc because I don't have to reach so far with my thumbs. I am traveling with both devices this week, so I'll get a better handle on usability I guess.
BTW - the EVO takes better video on 480p rather than HD, IMO. I used the EVO on HD mode Friday at a basketball tourney, then the Incredible on Saturday and then the EVO on 480 on Sunday. The last set were the best quality.Treo 650> Moto Q> Moto Q9c> BB Storm> HTC Touch Pro> iPhone 3G> Palm Pre> iPhone 3GS> Droid> Incredible> EVO 4G
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- 06-07-2010, 02:30 PM #14
I about lost it when I first pulled up a web page for the first time. Since I was on 4G at the time I audibly said "HOLY &?$/ that's fast!" ... and I never swear.
Apart from finding a good radar app (useful for a meteorologist), the Evo has fulfilled my needs... and then some.
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