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Should I get an Evo or Epic
I'm a Sprint premier customer and I'm due for an yearly upgrade tomorrow. I'm moving on from an Samsung Moment which is on its final legs of life with constant crashes, errors, restart loops and evdo hangups etc. Samsung left a bad taste in my mouth and so did HTC with the Touch Diamond which I owned a year before. Now I'm considering going back to HTC with its Evo 4g. Should I get an Evo 4g or should I get a Samsung Epic or should I ride out my Moment as long as I can for another month until newer phones come out in January? I need your Input people?
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The Evo is a well made phone and after three months owning it I would say it's the best phone I've ever used. I had an Epic for four days but I found that the physical keyboard was not something I needed and I didn't like the looseness of the phone, I went back to my local Radio Shack and exchanged it for the Evo. I've been very happy with my decision.
- 11-17-2010, 08:36 PM #8
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Originally I was going to buy the EVO, but I got the Epic instead because I was so used to having a keyboard on my Pre, and other previous phones. I have had my Epic for a bit over a month and stopped using the keyboard after about 1 day. Tomorrow I go in to get my EVO, wife will get the Epic, she really doesn't like touch screens, but wants the extra screen real estate and much better internet experience over her ancient Samsung Rant.
One thing I really noticed between the two phones, indoors, the Epic screen wins, outside in natural lighting, the EVO wins (I compared with a friends EVO). They are both awesome phones and I don't think you can really go wrong with either one.
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I've had both phones, and because I like a physical keyboard, I kept the Epic. I'm more than a little pissed that Samsung and Sprint are so slow in updating to Froyo, but what can I do.
If you like to watch videos and play games, the Epic is superior (by a lot). If that's not that big of a deal, the $50 premium you'd spend on an Epic could pay for a new Otterbox case and a screen protector.
- 11-18-2010, 09:12 PM #16
I'm gonna **** some people off here, but the very best phone (in terms of build quality) I've ever used is an iPhone 4. That said, the best OS I've ever used is WebOS.
However, my last two phones have been an EVO and my current Epic, because as Android matures it's becoming the best of all worlds.
I would gladly pay more for a higher end model from HTC, Samsung, etc... if it was built and designed as well as an Apple.
- 11-18-2010, 09:14 PM #17
I am the only person I have ever met that actually will watch a full TV show (even good portions of movies) on my cell phone, and a kickstand is invaluable.
With my old stupid iPhone I always had to curumple up a sweatshirt or something and lay it in that.
Also, my friend has the Galaxy phone on AT&T and he gets much better battery life. Don't listen to any of these guys that say "the EVO's battery life is fine". It is not. It is a serious issue I've only remedied by carrying 2 spare batteries with me.
- 11-18-2010, 09:39 PM #18
That's true; the kickstand was nice. When I say the video or gaming experience is better on the Epic, I just mean the screen is better and the graphics processor is faster.
You're right that the battery on the Evo is subpar. The Epic seems to be much better, but it still requires me to continue the habit (formed by having an Evo) of plugging it into a charger whenever I get the chance.
I turn my GPS and wifi off whenever I can, and turn down the screen's brightness.
If my phone only had the battery life of my new Kindle...
- 11-18-2010, 10:17 PM #19
- 11-19-2010, 12:08 AM #20
I've had plenty of time with both phones.
In my opinion, the Epic beats the Evo in the following areas:
- Better camera quality. Megapixels are lower (5 versus Evo's 8), but my Epic pictures turned out much better.
- More horsepower. The Epic has a more powerful CPU and GPU. The Evo is still plenty fast, but the Epic has more raw strength.
- The hardware keyboard, if this matters to you. When I had the Epic, I very rarely used the keyboard, as the screen was large enough for me to type in portrait mode.
The Epic does have its cons, though. Most notably (again, in my opinion):
- The GPS and compass just don't work or don't work well. Some people have had limited success with them, but I just couldn't get either to work reliably. The Evo's is so reliable and fast, which I really appreciate.
- There aren't as many accessories available for the Epic.
- The Epic is slightly thicker (although a little bit lighter) than the Evo. Also, the Epic, being a slider, just doesn't feel quite as solid as the Evo.
- The touch buttons on the bottom of the Epic aren't nearly as precise as the Evo's. Seems like they miss presses here and there.
- If you care about loading custom ROMs on your phone, there aren't nearly as many out there for the Epic at the moment.
- No official Froyo (yet). When the Epic gets it, that should be a huge upgrade to an already-fast phone.
If the GPS issue wasn't present, I think I would be sticking with the Epic. But because that affects me quite a bit, I'm currently using the Evo.
Again, both are great phones!
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Hi my name is Adam
Hi my name is Adam and I represent Sprint as their Sprint care guide. When choosing between the Epic and the EVO they are both great phones with the same capabilities. What matters more to you with a phone, using it more as a portable media center or more heavy on txting and communicating with friends? For media we would suggest the EVO, however if you are a heavy texter, then the Epic would be great for you. Keep us posted!
- 11-19-2010, 01:03 PM #25
I have an Epic and have played around with the Evo a lot. As most people suggested, both are great phones and you can't go wrong with either one. I chose the Epic mainly because the Evo was sold out that day and a Best Buy salesman told me it had better battery life and a faster processor. I haven't regretted my decision at all. I love the phone, but I think I could be as happy with the Evo. FYI, I don't use the physical keyboard that much, so that was a non-factor for me. As well, I'm getting the Body Glove case, which has a kickstand. So problem solved with that!