EVO users that switched to Nexus 4G
I just got my Nexus S Monday and so far I like it a lot. I left the EVO but it was only after weeks of back and forth trips to best buy. After hearing all of the bad things about the nexus I decided to give it a try. After two days i'm really starting to love this phone. I have not had any of the issue reported in some of the forums. Yes, the 3G and WiFi signals do seem to be weaker than on the EVO but I have not had any dropped calls or wifi connection problems. I think the confusion is that the EVO and other phones has six bars and the Nexus has 4 bars. Naturally, the scale it uses to calculate the signal is going to appear be weaker.
Here is my review so far. The Nexus is a sexier phone on the outside and it feels really good in my hands. It seems faster because it does not have all of the bloat from Sprint. It does not have an external SD card but is has an extra 16GB of storage internal. There is no flashing indicator lights even though they appear to be installed on the device but not activated. Hopefully a software update in the future will turn these on. The biggest problem that I have is the AMOLED screen which is not as clear and crisp as the EVO even though every body raves about the Samsung AMOLED i'm not impressed with it. Other than that I love this phone.
Please let me here from other users that switched from the EVO and tell me how your compare it to the Nexus.
- 06-15-2011, 07:49 PM #2
- 06-15-2011, 07:53 PM #3
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I don't have an evo but i have spent enough time with one esp ones that are rooted and running cm7. Don't be fooled by the specs even though they are identical. The Nexus S is a much faster phone no matter what you do to the evo. The hummingbird is far superior to the snapdragon. The evo can't even run live wallpaper and scroll smoothly even over clocked to 1.2 ghz and running cm7 with sense ui being completely gone. A nexus S or any other galaxy S variant to run that no problem with no studder. Nexus S or any other galaxy S has the best gpu on any single core phone bar non. I'm not running a nexus but i'm running a galaxy S with voodoo lag fix which turns samsungs filing system to what the nexus S runs and my friend with the evo is doing everything he can to match my phones speed and smoothness. ( He can't, his hardware is too weak )
I think you might have a defective screen on your nexus S or your brightness is not turned up to max. Its kinda pointless to turn the brightness all the way up with the evo because the blacks starts looking washed out and gray while the S Amoled screen the blacks are so black that you can't tell where the borders of the screens are even on max brightness. The colors just pop out.
The camera is far superior on the nexus S also even though it has a higher mega pixel count on the evo. The only thing that the Evo has is the built in fm radio tuner, and the gps locks in faster. Everything else is a step or 2 down.
- 06-15-2011, 08:18 PM #4
After about a week, go back to the EVO and tell me if the evo's screen is better. There isn't a phone available on any carrier that I would choose over my Nexus S. I almost made the mistake of taking my Nexus S back for the EVO. Glad I changed my mind.
- 06-15-2011, 09:05 PM #5
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- 06-15-2011, 10:12 PM #9
- 06-15-2011, 10:22 PM #10
With that said, I bought the phone knowing it didn't have an LED indicator. I kept it 30 days. So if I had to blame anyone for it I'd blame myself because I chose to keep the device despite this flaw.
- 06-15-2011, 10:32 PM #11
Android phones that have LEDs are pretty hit-and-miss functionality-wise anyway. Hopefully when the next Nexus is released, it will have an LED and full support from Google to make it work.
- 06-17-2011, 08:16 AM #15
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The fact A. the screen looks better B. it's fast C. updates directly from Google and D. They actually have a case in the color I want for it is what kept me with it.
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- 06-18-2011, 01:06 PM #17
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Even though I have newer phones, I was using the evo when I decided to get this phone. My evo, a refurbished, started developing a brighter white patch on white screens that was annoying me. I traded in the htc for the ns4g so they'd take 150 off the full price.
I was kinda meh in the beginning with the performance of internet speeds. The longer I kept this one, the more it grew on me. One of the things that is a reason why I didn't return it was I'd be getting updates and bug fixes much sooner than the other phones (or so they say). Does the phone **** me off sometimes? Yes. Do I regret or hate it? No. This phone isn't for everyone. Those of you who like the vanilla experience will probably like the phone.
- 06-19-2011, 02:09 AM #18
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I bought the NS4G on launch day and gave my Evo to my girlfriend to replace her Intercept (you want to talk about glitchey?). I've rooted the NS4G and then unrooted it when I realised that when I rooted my Evo it was to remove Sense and not for wifi tether or anything else. Now if Google/Sprint/Samsung could just get an update together to fix the radio issues I wouldn't have one complaint.
- 06-20-2011, 11:37 PM #21
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Anyway, I love this phone. It's fast, the screen is GREAT, it doesn't feel cheap, I like the curved design, and it beats the hell outta my HTC Hero. Although that wasn't a bad phone once you get CM6 and then later CM7 on it. Don't regret the purchase at all.
EDIT: Oh, forgot to mention, the lack of an LED indicator doesn't really bother me. It's not that hard to hit the power button and look for the icon at the top. I check the time that way sometimes anyway, so I don't really see that huge a deal.
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- 06-21-2011, 04:33 AM #22
todays the day. my mother, has been itching to try out a smartphone. so, last week, we went down to the sprint store, looked at the Epic, looked at the Nexus. she really didn't like anything coming out. she however, did really like my evo, which at the time was rooted and was running a sense 2.1 rom.
to make a long story short, i get a nexus s for free, and she gets to try out the life of android. win win!
- 06-21-2011, 11:01 PM #23
i'll be trading the evo for the nexus on the 24th when the 3d comes out because the nexus price is dropping lol, i'll be able to trade the evo straight across with my upgrade for the nexus. the evo 3d is probably the ugliest phone i've seen htc produce in quite some time.
- 06-22-2011, 02:04 AM #24
This thing is kicking the heck out of my old evo on cm7 and I'm actually getting BETTER signal and data speeds.
The evo is fast, but this is FASTER.
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- 06-27-2011, 03:57 AM #25
Re: EVO users that switched to Nexus 4G
well i posted this earlier in the week, had my nexus a couple days now and can say i haven't missed the evo a bit.
better screen, more responsive, better battery life, and even tho its lighter it feels more solid, and the murdered out front when the screen is off is so so beautiful. i rooted the evo on day one and i don't even have a desire to root this.
not to mention i'm not having any service issues, its the same if not better service than my evo did. wifi signal strength is a bit suspect but built wireless-n support is much appreciated.