- 06-28-2010, 01:45 AM #2
It all comes down to personal preference. I absolutely hate phones with physical keyboards. And I mean that with a deep deep passion. I've yet to use one that I didn't get frustrated within 2 seconds and want to unload a clip from a M249... Ok I'm exaggerating a bit but my point is everyone is different. There are people who feel the same way about full touchscreen phone. I'm sure it's going to be a GREAT phone. But for me PERSONALLY I like full touchscreen phones. And the Evo is one amazing full touchscreen phone. Now you have people in the middle. At that point you would have to look deeper into it. HTC Sense vs whatever Samsung has cooking for its UI. Kickstand or no Kickstand. Stuff like that. But I don't think in this case you can say which is better, they really aren't direct competitors like lets say the Droid X is.
- 06-28-2010, 01:54 AM #3
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- 06-28-2010, 03:07 AM #8
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I have to agree with the other posters about it being a keyboard choice. I previously had a very nice keyboard on my pantech ocean and it was the perfect size for speedy thumb typing.
Now I have swype and I find I don't miss having a keyboard as much. Swype is easier on my thumbs and just as fast for text input and I am still getting used to it. In time it may very well be faster. It also makes it slightly thinner and possibly lighter without a keyboard.
All of the new phones are very close in basic specs so I'm afraid you may have to put a very fine point on what it is you want most. The one finite feature you are going to nitpick over since that is what people seem to be doing. Biggest screen, graphics chip, keyboard, usb vs hdmi out, dual core procs(soon) stuff like that.
- 06-28-2010, 03:12 AM #9
I Epic looks promising. I love physical keyboards, but I like them laid out like the palm pre. Having the EVO with swype, texting is a whole lot better, so not having a keyboard is not an issue for me anymore.
Besides not having a Samsung HDTV, DLNA wouldn't cater to me, and their front facing camera is only VGA. The super AMOLED screen seems enticing but I'm satisfied with the EVO's TFT LCD.
I guess from the specs and presentations that I've seen for the Galaxy S or Epic 4g, there's really nothing that this phone can do that the EVO can't for my likings. Until i actually play with it for a good amount of time then I guess I'll make a true judgment. But I'm glad Sprint is rolling this phone out for us in 4g and that it's being released to other carriers as well. I'm just wondering why t-mobile decided to take out the front camera.yEzZiR! - samsung n400 w/camera > Sanyo mm7400 > Sanyo VM4500> Samsung Instinks > Palm pre > HTC EVO 4g
- 06-28-2010, 06:24 AM #10
Choice is great, but as a Pre lover, I tried a MyTouch Slider and my thumbs were confused!
I think landscape keyboards are much harder than portrait keyboards because of the distance my thumbs travel from different keys.
Consider that the MyTouch Slider is only a 3.2 inch screen, have a huge keyboard on a 4 inch screen phone will be difficult for me.
Plus the phone has a lot of features but I love my kickstand on the Evo and Unrevoked makes root and recovery as easy as Preware.
- 06-28-2010, 06:37 AM #11
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- 06-28-2010, 09:03 AM #13
Yeah for me the main thing is that Hummingbird under the hood. But then again, as of now there isn't too much software out that uses 3d all that much on Android. We have all the Gameloft games that run pretty crappy on the Evo, but ran ok on the Pre but which I never played because I always got the TMC error when I did try to play and then had to reboot the phone just to play a game. The games themselves were rather frustrating to control...so...until something better comes out in the software department, that hummingbird will be twiddeling thumbs or spending 0.00001% of its power to render live wallpapers. I just hope more games come out programmed with the Android platform in mind, not just straight ports from iPhone games.
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Having come from several Treos and a Mogul, I am a fan of physical keyboards. Well, WAS a fan I should say. It took a couple of days of getting used to, but my Evo has sold me! Swype was just the icing on the cake. I can easily type as fast on my Evo as I could on any previous phone I have owned. I don't see me ever going back to a physical keyboard. The Evo is so much slimmer and sexier.
The GPU would be nice, but I didn't buy my phone to play games, I needed it for my business. I'll play games on my gaming rig.
- 06-28-2010, 09:42 AM #17
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Screw it...I am staying with the Evo. By the same time next year, some dual core monster will be waiting for us at the Sprint store, and by then, I am sure there will be much more in the way of 3d games to actually take advantage of all that power.
- 06-28-2010, 10:45 AM #19
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The 45nm chip will mean very good battery life combined with the super amoled screen, and it also has Swype built in for touch screen users. But, I do not like the physical design of Samsung phones (plastic looking and cheap) and really do not like TouchWiz its UI overlay. Very happy with EVO and will not consider this but itís good for Sprint to have more than 1 high end smartphone.
- 06-28-2010, 01:29 PM #21
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I agree with what everyone else has said about Samsung, there support is horrible. Maybe it would be different with this phone, but most other variants of the Galaxy S are slab phones, so I could see the Epic 4G getting left out in the cold when updates roll around.
Still, the screen and processor are amazing (from what I've read). BUT, I like Sense and HTC has a good track record as far as handsets are concerned. Sticking with EVO.
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