- 04-08-2011, 07:32 PM #76
- 04-08-2011, 10:28 PM #77
- 04-09-2011, 08:59 AM #78
- 04-09-2011, 10:54 AM #79
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Am I crazy for considering dumping my Evo?
I already have my Evo rooted and running CM7, but I really want to support the Nexus line of phones on Sprint. My fear is if sales of the Nexus S are small, Sprint will not bring the next Nexus phone to their network. The Evo and Nexus S are about equal when it comes to specs, but I do not really care about specs, it is all about the software and updates.
- 04-09-2011, 12:28 PM #80
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- 04-10-2011, 12:36 PM #83
- 04-10-2011, 12:51 PM #84
- 04-10-2011, 05:14 PM #85
Frankly, I just prefer the more organic, unbranded design of the NS. The Evo feels more solid in the hand, but the Tmo NS I played with still feels pretty well made. I just love the idea of have a pure Google phone with integrated Google Voice.
- 04-10-2011, 10:26 PM #86
- 21 Posts
I'm not expert but I think the second processor is needed to render 3d movies. 3d will probably need power kinda like AVCHD for video processing. Dual core computers have a hard time with AVCHD hence "quad-core" computers were brought online.
I suspect 3d will put stress on battery power. My $0.02.
BTW. I'm keeping my 4G. None of the phones coming out are a deal breaker for what I have. :0)
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- 04-11-2011, 11:28 AM #87
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This is easier than what people make it out to be. Its simple really...lets suppose you are in my shoes right now...I have the Evo, I can post it up for sale on Craigslist for around $300-$350, let suppose the Nexus come sout around ...$599, well the value on Craigslist should be around $400-450..now...if you can get a good deal, sometimes people want to TRADE because they dont like something on it ( they want an actual keyboard etc). This is just a general example, but in my case I use to switch phones every 2 months or so, until I got the Evo, then it all changed because I had found the perfect phone. BUT on Craigslist anything can happen, a real example for me would be that I sold my 80GB iPod Classic for $220, and then used that $ to buy a iPod touch 3rd gen 30GB ( I have 15GB of music on my Mac ) for $180.
Another quick example is that my wife dropped her evo and got a crack on the side ( not the screen ) so I put it up for sale on CL and sold it for $300, then went on there and bought a Evo shift for $200 brand new. Not bad. Oh and YES I will be selling both my Evo and her Evo shift on Cl once the Nexus drops so I dont pay out of pocket
- 04-11-2011, 11:43 PM #88
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I was excited when I heard that a Nexus phone was coming to Sprint so I wouldnt have to deal with rooting and whatnot, plus upgrade to a better phone. Then I saw that it was the old A8 Hummingbird, seriously??? That combined with the fact that it's a Samsung phone is a definite pass for me. Guess i'll be keeping my Hero a little longer.
- 04-13-2011, 12:21 AM #89
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- 04-13-2011, 04:17 AM #90
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Nexus S 4G
I've worked for Sprit customer care for about 10 months now and actually just did a training course on the Nexus S today. It will not have any Sprint preloaded apps such as Sprint nav, Sprint TV, Sprint Football, and other apps of that nature. It will also have NFC for tag scanning, including subway admission, hotel rooms, and cars. Battery is 1500 MHz; same as the Evo of I'm not mistaken.
- 04-13-2011, 06:12 AM #91
Question - will we have the ability to load Sprint programs, such as Navigation, if we have the .apk. I guess I would mean any .apk, such as Wireless Tethering??
If I didn't have to root, to add a few things because of open source, that would be even sweeter. Themes, etc., are fun to play with.
I'm going from Epic to Nexus purely based on size. I do not use my keyboard, and the size will fit my hands and pockets better. I will miss the LED, have never come close to using 16g of memory, so fine with that. Heck, might find an app that makes something on the phone blink as an led for messages. . .
- 04-13-2011, 06:55 AM #92
- 04-16-2011, 09:28 PM #93
- 04-21-2011, 07:44 AM #94
Current Pre user PROBABLE future Android user. I've been impressed by the fact that, despite being a year old, and despite the bells and whistles of the Samsung Galaxy class phones, the EVO has remained the best rated Android phone on the market and Sprint's flagship device.
I will admit, when I leave WebOS, it will be reluctantly, and more due to the fact that Sprint and HP/Palm dropped the ball on the platform. I believe it is the best OS no one cares about and would love to see Android emulate their multitasking, because I will miss that most of all. But, be that as it may, I will only keep my Pre running on spit and nickles for so long, then it's on to a supported device.
I liked the look of the Nexus S. It has the smaller, smoother form-factor of the Pre and the My Touch, with an interface that seems more user friendly (a la the My Touch), and some pretty nice specs.
But, after "suffering" with a Pre with a 600Mhz processor (overclocked to 1.05Ghz) and 256MB of RAM, I have to admit, the EVO 3D, with the dual core processor and 1GB of RAM has it over the single core processor and 512 MB on the Nexus. Will this show any visible performance difference to the user? Will there be apps or other functionality that comes down the pipleline, that takes advantage of this and makes it worth the firepower?
Also, I've had a Samsung phone before (WAYYYY Back with the very first alleged 3G phones in the early 2000's and it got terrible reception. Has this improved?
Battery life isn't a real concern. I will use power and app management software and an extended battery (where possible) to take care of this, so it's all about the look, feel, build quality, and performance of the phone.
If you were coming from a Pre, which would YOU buy?
- 04-21-2011, 09:47 AM #95
- 04-21-2011, 10:22 AM #96
Speaking of the future... since WiMax allegedly doesn't go through walls, and I live in Baltimore, the FLAGSHIP city of 4G and there is barely any to be found (3G is sketchy here too)... any word about Sprint scrapping WiMax and rolling out LTE like EVERYBODY ELSE?
- 04-21-2011, 02:04 PM #97
- 04-22-2011, 09:49 AM #98
But, prefer the form factor of the Nexus S (I have a Pre, smooth and ergonomic is more my style) and I agree with the idea of always getting first dibs on updates, having voice activated everything, and, as for bloatware... I really hate the HTC sense UI. It had it's time, but other UI's are more thoughtfully laid out.
I still question though, the idea of committing to back level hardware. Consistently, new software is being rolled out on hardware that is decidedly underpowered to handle. Is 1Ghz with 512MB really still the sweet spot? Does it really have that much growing room that it can carry the day for another 2 years? Are the built in functions enough that users will be fine if new apps and/or a new OS comes out that is better suited for more memory or a dual core processor and they get left behind?
Here's what I think might be the clincher... look at all the coming roll-outs of new Android phones, cross carrier. How many of them are supposed to be single core and 512MB RAM? How many are dual core and 1GB RAM? If the trend is still towards the former, than you can count on at least a year of software releases being geared towards that spec. In my opinion, if the trend is even 50/50 towards dual core, it may behoove you to make the sacrifice on aesthetics and roll with the bigger device.
In the mean time, until my Pre finally gives up the ghost, I am keeping my $200 and waiting to see who to bet it on.
- 04-22-2011, 11:35 AM #99
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If I didn't have gold premier status with sprint, honestly, I might be waiting for the Evo 3D as well. I hate to say that, because I have been saying in other threads that the Nexus hardware will be fine for the new few years with google support, and I think that's true. But I have to remember, I'll be getting a new phone in a year, and others will have to wait two. It's easy for me to say the nexus will hold up when it's lifespan only has to be half as long for me.
With that said, I still say, get the Nexus. It's going to be awesome, and then we can all be buddies in the Nexus S threads for the next 1-2 years.
- 04-22-2011, 11:45 AM #100
For you current Pre users inquiring, I was a Sprint Pre user for about 1.5 years. Loved the Pre and a huge fan of Web OS. My Pre was overclocked and very dialed in with Preware patches. I was hoping my Pre would survive until I had Pre 3 options. Shame on HP for taking so darn long and still not even being able to announce dates and carriers.
My Pre died a few weeks ago. It simply, and sadly, stopped working.
I took a leap of faith and switched to Android, buying an HTC Evo Shift 4G.
I'm not directly answering all of your questions, but from someone who was a huge fan of, and advocate for, Web OS, I can tell you I admit still having pangs of regret moving to Android, but that's mostly irrational. I say mostly and not completely because there's no doubt that Web OS really is more user friendly, elegant and functional as an OS. No doubt about it.
But also, I'm happy I switched and pleased with what I have. The Evo Shift is much better hardware. It feels lightyears faster/quicker/more zippy in how it opens apps and runs them, even compared with the overclocked Pre. Obviously, the amount of available apps is staggering, but also very clearly makes the device able to do more than I could with my Pre.
My brother has an Evo 4G. We've compared side-by-side his Evo 4G with my Evo Shift 4G. The battery life on the Shift is better, and even though the Shift's processor is "smaller" it seems to operate just as fast, if not faster (I think because it's newer and more efficient). Granted, the screen is smaller and there is no front camera, but I'm happier with the smaller screen and with the nice keyboard. I see the Evo Shift as an improvement over its parent Evo, IMHO.
So, do I miss the Pre? Yup. Glad I made the change? Most definitely. Think my new Android device is better than the Pre I left behind? Yes, a significant improvement in hardware, battery life, quickness/responsiveness and app options.
I hope some of that helps.Michael
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