Things I've done with my EVO, I couldn't do with my other phones!
It was suggested to me by vel7wil that this might be an interesting topic to discuss and I agree. I came to my EVO from my HERO not much comparison there so I'm going back one more to the Touch Pro 2 days and WinMo (Windows Mobile 6.5) there are some huge changes there. So if your coming from BB or WinMo Fruit phone Web OS or what ever tell us whats changed.
1) Gmail and well all email I don't use exchange is better.
2) Navigation is better easier to use with Google Maps
3) ROM Manager need I say more?
4) Titanium Backup really wish I had this on WinMo
5) Google Voice this is a price less upgrade for me made my personal and business calls so much easier to navigate.
Well there is a few to get you started what do you guys have.
- 12-11-2010, 08:46 AM #2
Coming from WebOS when it comes to multiple task WebOS is superior. No questions. But nice having a Device in my case the HTC EVO that does so much more like Hdmi, video chat better more apps. Better hardware. Only really thing I do not like about Android again the multiple tasking. Kinda a Bummer that a 1 GHz phone can't more than 3 things without restarting. Grrr. But I wouldn't go back to webOS. Android has so much more to offer. And it's way better than ios in any case. No doubt about that.
- 12-11-2010, 01:12 PM #3
- 12-11-2010, 03:43 PM #4
Umm....use it for a week without a battery pull?
Seriously though, my Evo is great. I'm a police officer and with it's large screen, I can take photos of licenses, registration and insurance information for crash reports and look at it from the phone rather than have to keep track of all that paperwork. Just did that a few minutes ago before I typed this.
It's camera is more than suitable for taking most work related pictures (street side mug shots, vehicle damage, stolen/recovered property, etc).
I also have access to my city's Exchange Server, so I can look up email addresses for anyone in the city.
- 12-11-2010, 07:45 PM #5
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- 12-12-2010, 01:38 AM #8EVO & an Acer A500 tablet.
My files: http://www.appbrain.com/user/bclinge...the-htc-evo-4g
- 12-12-2010, 07:06 PM #9
- 12-12-2010, 07:16 PM #10
My hard drive went out on my laptop, so I've been using my EVO almost exclusively for everything I need a computer for. Including paying my bills, somebody with a pre did this and blogged about it. I've started a blog about my use of my EVO and app reviews that I'm using. I don't know if I can post the url or not, or if anybody would even be interested. It's working out very good so far. I have only found one web site I couldn't use.
- 12-12-2010, 09:31 PM #11
- 12-13-2010, 07:49 AM #12Current: Samsung Galaxy Note II
Roms: Lab Rats LK8
Themes: Million Shades of Gray
Launcher: TW Launcher
Retired: Samsung Instinct,Palm Pre,HTC Evo 4g,htc Evo 4G LTE
- 12-13-2010, 02:42 PM #13
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I am also a police officer... heres another tip that you can do.
With our evidence process... anytime we take photos for evidence we have to burn them to a cd. I have been using my evo to take the photos... upload them to picasa on scene and when i get back to the station it makes it easier to pull them from there and burn them.
We keep cameras in our police cars but 95% of the time the battery is dead in them, the memory card is missing or I have to hunt to the cable to transfer the data.
Also one night I used the google my tracks to map my area of coverage during my shift, you can then send it to google docs and have it printed out. Neat tool to see what areas you are patrolling most and what areas you might be neglecting.
- 12-13-2010, 02:44 PM #14
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- 12-16-2010, 07:02 PM #16
Gosh where to start...
I came from a phone without data, it was a Blackberry, but for all intensive purposes it might as well have been an LG Rumor.
Anyways, I can do so much more on this phone. I'm constantly updating facebook, I was able to respond to my future (hopefully) boss' email incredibly quick and got the first interview spot, which hopefully will help me land the job. Constantly downloading apps, constantly surfing the web. Oh yeah, call quality is very good, better than my last phone, I can actually use the speakerphone. Texting is much quicker, so instead of waiting 5-6 seconds for a text to send, I wait a quarter second for it to pop up and be sent. I actually use the calender, contacts is much better.
The list goes on and on, but I'll stop here, you get the point. Basically everything on the EVO is new to me haha.
- 12-19-2010, 10:12 PM #17
1) Not drop calls randomly across Atlanta (AT&T always dropped calls).
2) Speak texts instead of just type them.
3) Not have to squint while looking at the screen (Big prob with Pre Plus).
4) Able to keep up with social networking and not be "that guy" who's always flipping menus on his phone to get to some screen ("REALLY"??).
5) Find cases and extended batteries for my phone with no problem.
6) Have flash working smoothly in my browser (which pisses off iPhone users).
7) Not be embarrassed to use my phone in public (The Palm Pre Plus was a joke.
Still discovering all that I can do. Only had it since 12/17, Friday.If you listen to heavy rock music, come hear the tunes at link below:
- 12-20-2010, 02:54 PM #18
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- 12-28-2010, 11:41 AM #21
Although I am still a webOS fan I don't want this to turn into a flame war, but there is not too much that the EVO has thats far superior to a Pre... but here are the big ones that made the difference to me.
1. The Screen. With it being one of the biggest on the market, there is plenty there to work with. Using google navigation is easy to read/follow while driving. This has totally replaced my old Garmin unit.
2. The camera is fantastic. With all of the apps to help get pics out onto the internet, I have practically replaced using my point and shoot. Sure, if I want to get GREAT shots, I pull out the cannon, but for most day to day stuff, the pics are above average.
3. 4g. I am blessed to be in Houston, where the coverage is great for 4g. I get 2 to 3 bars just about anywhere. Tethering works great and I am sure mobile hotspot would too...
4. Like mentioned before, the front facing camera is very useful. With the pre, I used the mirror on the back of the phone to look for pepper and such in my teeth after lunch... now I can use a camera... nerdy, sure... usefull, you betcha.
5. Apps. The android market is always full of great apps that make little tasks simpler.
Thats enough for now.
- 12-28-2010, 12:19 PM #22
- 12-29-2010, 12:46 PM #23
I'm with Corrosive, was a fan of the Pre, was first in line for it on release day, dropped my 13 year stint with AT&T to switch to Sprint and the Pre. A year later I ordered the Evo off the Sprint website and can't imagine going back to the teeny screen on the Pre. We just got 4G here in San Jose, so now my phone has faster wireless access than I do over wi-fi at the office and I use the wi-fi hotspot for my Galaxy Tab and laptop so I don't have to worry about the corporate firewall.
The Seidio 3500mah extended battery lasted all day with Cardio Trainer running while I was on vacation a few weeks ago. Try that iPhone. The screen is insanely durable, the kickstand rules, accessories are everywhere, like ProClip has a charging car kit that's designed specifically for just about every car imaginable, and it even works with the 3500mah battery. I don't even use that battery all the time, went back to stock for daily use when I'm near a plug. The screen is tolerable for watching movies, but Tab is better. Trying that on a Pre and you have to pull a Wall-e and get a magnifier to be able to see it.
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