Epic or Evo Shift(Knight, Swift, whatever it might be)
My wife can get a new phone on Feb 1st. She has waited patiently for two years with an Instinct, while I've already had a Pre and Evo. Needless to say, she is more than itching for a new phone.
Should she get an Epic or wait for the new Evo type phone? Or is there a pink Android phone out for SPRINT? I told her if she wants a pink phone it will probably have to be a sub par smartphone. Any help would be great. It will be hard to convince her to wait, if you guys suggest the new Evo.
- 01-02-2011, 03:23 PM #2
- 01-02-2011, 03:27 PM #3
The only pink Android phone is the Intercept and it is a truly horrible phone. There is a purple option in the LG Optimus S. My girlfriend has one and it is a pretty nice phone.
From what I hear so far the Shift will be pretty nice but not quite up to the specs of the Epic. If it matches the G2 it will be a very solid choice.
Sent from my Epic 3g
- 01-02-2011, 04:21 PM #4
- 01-02-2011, 05:07 PM #5
Even if it doesn't, I'd recommend the Epic if only for it's SAMOLED screen. I really don't think I'll ever be able to go back to traditional LCDs after getting spoiled by those inky black blacks.
- 01-02-2011, 06:10 PM #6
- 01-02-2011, 06:12 PM #7
From earlier stories that suggested the insides were very similar to the G2, and reviews of the G2, we can assume that the camera will not be up to the quality of the Epic. I've also seen no indication that it will have a dedicated graphics processor, which is one thing that really makes the Epic shine. So even if it matches the Epic's processor ability, it will still fall short without that graphics processor. It also doesn't seem to have a front facing camera.
If it has the same build quality as the G2, that will definitely be a positive.
So, now you know my perspective as to why it isn't up to the specs of the Epic. Perhaps you can explain why you think it is.
- 01-02-2011, 07:13 PM #8Htc Evo> Htc Evo Shift> Htc Evo 3d> Htc Arrive>Nexus S
- 01-02-2011, 07:28 PM #9
I don't have any gps issue either, though I don't use it regularly so maybe I just haven't run into it.
Good to hear about the front facing camera. I haven't seen anything that says it does yet.
- 01-02-2011, 07:30 PM #10
- 01-03-2011, 12:19 AM #11
- 01-03-2011, 05:03 AM #12
The G2 beats the Epic in GPU testing, and according to reports the Evo Shift will house the same 2nd gen Snapdragon as the G2. Which even clocked at 800mhz it showed it beat the Epic. Again Epic owners, yeah the Hummingbird is awesome no doubt, but the G2 proved it was faster. The Evo Shift will have the same CPU/GPU as it.
- 01-03-2011, 05:32 AM #13
- 01-03-2011, 05:56 AM #14
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SAME situation! (except im the wife)
- 01-03-2011, 08:11 PM #15
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- 01-03-2011, 09:38 PM #16
Although the Vibrant bests the G2 in most graphical categories, thereís little to no difference while gaming. The G2 is as good at high-end games as the Vibrant. You will not notice any lag or hiccups while playing even the most graphic intensive games. All-in-all, the G2 is awesome device and if you decide to pick one up you will not be disappointed.
Or was it directed at me? The guy that said early in this thread that "From what I hear so far the Shift will be pretty nice but not quite up to the specs of the Epic. If it matches the G2 it will be a very solid choice."
Rabid fanboy... obviously.
- 01-03-2011, 09:41 PM #17
Obviously real world performance differences between the two phones will be insanely marginal, so if forced to produce rationale for choosing the Epic I'd just point to the screen and leave it at that. But you shouldn't go calling people fanboys for making legitimate arguments.
- 01-04-2011, 08:42 AM #18
- 01-04-2011, 09:06 AM #19
AMOLED, to my understanding, has an individual light source per pixel, or near that. Therefore allowing the screen to have localized dimming which provides better contrast. On traditional LCD technology there is a single backlight that shines light through the LCD panel, allowing you to see what is displayed. Since it is a single, overall, lightsource, you get still get some lighting even when a pixel is turned black, so it doesn't look as dark as it could.
To be fair, there are also some disadvantages I've read about recently. One being that since there is localized lighting/dimming the light sources can become dimmer in areas causing a form of "burn-in." I don't know how serious this problem is, as generally LCD lighting technology is rated at around 50k hours before it starts losing its intensity. However, since this isnt traditional lighting it may be different, though I don't see why it would be that much different. Maybe since overall lighting fading slightly may not provide a noticeable difference in small amounts where localized may be more noticeable with smaller diminishes?
- 01-04-2011, 09:08 AM #20
- 01-04-2011, 09:12 AM #21
- 01-04-2011, 09:24 AM #22
just joined the forums here. i've had a blackberry 8330 for the last 5 years or so and i'm going to be jumping on the android bandwagon within the next few months. i enjoy my blackberry due to the keyboard. i currently dont use my phone for much since this blackberry is slow/sux/failboat/etc but i would like to use my phone for much more in the future. i haven't kept up with all the new phones and the techie hype but im starting to get back into it also.
i'm a sprint customer and i'll have an upgrade soon.
i also would like to join this thread because it seems like my two keyboard android options on sprint are the epic and shift.
i seem to be leaning towards the shift since it has the 2nd gen proc and the epic doesn't have froyo yet. i haven't really experienced touchwiz and senseUI so i dont have any preference yet.
im gonna miss blackberry messenger
- 01-04-2011, 09:38 AM #23
Not to mention the screen is much better on epic, the touch screen is MUCH more responsive (just about as responsive as the iphone screen), the battery lasts incredibly longer on the epic (i got 8 hours of moderate use on evo, I am averaging 14-16 on epic), and the rear camera is much much better (the front is better on evo)
I think w where the evo excels is the software. It runs circles around touchwiz. I really do miss thee look and the ability to customize on sense. it is a really good software. I have tried my hardest to replicate it with tools from the market and although I am close, I can't quite get it just like sense.
- 01-04-2011, 09:48 AM #24
- 01-04-2011, 10:23 AM #25
i do like the epic's beautiful screen, but i've only seen it once in real life.
i thought the gen2 800mhz proc on the shift was faster than the epic's 1ghz hummingbird. im not putting too much stock into the quadrant scores since the epic is still on 2.1 and its disadvantaged already. aside from quadrant scores, whats the performance difference between the epic and shift?