Read this before you hate on the Evo Shift
So i hear alot of negative talk towards the evo shift and i frankly do not get why.
Ill list why this is not a middle of the road phone by any means, but a screaming fast 4G beast.
It has a next generation snapdragon clocked at 800mhz, the same as the G2. This processor at 800mhz, is faster than most phones out right now clocked at 1Ghz. ITS SECOND GENERATION. If you dont know what that means, then your negative comments towards it are ignorant.
It has an AWESOME, HTC keyboard thats a slider. No G2 hinge.
It has a 3'6 screen and a small form factor, great for people with smaller hands that find the Epic/Evo too big. Besides, when you have a keyboard, why the need for a huge screen?
So, it has no FFC. Ive used the one on my evo about.... 3 times. 0 of those times were important.
This phone gets pretty good battery due to it being clocked at 800mhz, and the fact that its 2nd gen processor. Let me say it again, SECOND GEN.
The development/rooting community will be great, just like on all other HTC made phones.
So thats my take on it so far, i may be getting one of these if i have to take my Evo in to get it fixed again.
- 12-29-2010, 12:40 AM #2
- 12-29-2010, 03:31 AM #4
I agree with your take on the Shift. I think it will be an amazing phone. Having owned a G2, if the keyboard is the same it's the best keyboard I've ever used on any phone, ever.
The only reason I didn't keep the G2 (this will go for you EVO owners, too) is the lack of a FFC. With all the rumors that gtalk will get a video chat upgrade I wanted a FFC so I went with the MT4G. If the Shift has a FFC Sprint has a new unofficial flagship phone.
And the Z hinge is awesome. Don't hate.
- 12-29-2010, 04:46 AM #5
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Sounds like a very interesting device. I'm waiting for a prize fight between the EVO and the Shift - before I even start thinking about another phone other than my EVO.
I love the screen size of my HTC EVO, just like they say - once you experience something awesome .... it's hard to let it go.
- 12-29-2010, 03:18 PM #16
The shift sounds like a worthy addition to the EVO line but for me, I don't like landscape keyboards (I dont ever use my EVO in landscape when typing) so given the processor would be the only other real incentive but in reality incremental as an update to the EVO, I'll just stick with my EVO for the time being.
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- 12-29-2010, 04:30 PM #23
The 800 MHZ Processor is actually Faster then our slow crippled 1GHZ Processor...
we got Screwed with the GPU in the EVO... The 205 is an awesome GPU
and the processor is capable of speeds up to 1.7 GHZ
So Step back I think not...
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