05-22-2010 01:37 PM
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  1. PanzyDog's Avatar
    So I got to play with the amazing EVO all day today. We had one for a photoshoot and I put it threw some Steve tests! It is simply amazing and I got 4G working in KC even though its not complete. So fast, so big! But I didnt have a issue with it in my front jeans pocket compared to the Hero I use daily it felt good.
    The 4G streaming of HQ YouTube clips was amazing.
    Check out the picture showing 4G in KC!
    04-21-2010 05:26 PM
  2. gabbott's Avatar
    Nice, lucky you

    How is battery life on that beast?
    04-21-2010 05:28 PM
  3. hockey4life0099's Avatar
    so its thinner than the hero?
    04-21-2010 05:55 PM
  4. Litt's Avatar
    What questions can you answer about it. Were there different colored LED notifications. Does it operate as fast as the Droid Incredible seems to in videos?
    04-21-2010 06:53 PM
  5. gstill4's Avatar
    Does this mean that the phone is ready to be shipped out?
    04-21-2010 07:59 PM
  6. dogcolorblue's Avatar
    was Android 2.1 complete?
    04-21-2010 08:04 PM
  7. Complex Pants's Avatar
    KC = kansas city?
    04-21-2010 08:11 PM
  8. Bbold9700's Avatar
    hey im from KC can i just look at it ? I promise I wont drool on it ..... much
    04-21-2010 08:14 PM
  9. jstew10's Avatar
    There is some debate about the screen. Is it TFTLED or AMOLED? I thought it was supposed to be LED. Battery life is also a huge mystery. Thanks!
    04-21-2010 08:26 PM
  10. sparda07's Avatar
    yeah whats the battery life that a big deal for everyone it could make or break this phone?
    04-21-2010 08:38 PM
  11. Complex Pants's Avatar
    By any chance did you check to see what version of android it was running?
    04-21-2010 08:40 PM
  12. bjones521's Avatar
    Please post more pics!
    04-21-2010 08:42 PM
  13. lastphoenixash's Avatar
    I'd just like to note this is the worst teaser post of life! This gives us no information about the phone, its just seems like a "I got to play with the phone and you didn't :P "
    04-21-2010 08:45 PM
  14. GioTech's Avatar
    Okay so you open a new thread here on Android Central to get everyone excited and then you never come back to update or answer any questions...
    04-21-2010 08:55 PM
  15. Ryan32's Avatar
    Okay so you open a new thread here on Android Central to get everyone excited and then you never come back to update or answer any questions...
    As opposed to you, who signed up just to ***** about it apparently. lmao.

    People have jobs and lives brother, settle down and wait, i'm sure he'll be back to respond to some questions.
    04-21-2010 09:36 PM
  16. charles77k's Avatar
    Anyone know if the EVO has a compass in it? Not like I would use it but it would be nice.
    04-21-2010 09:44 PM
  17. jstew10's Avatar
    Anyone know if the EVO has a compass in it? Not like I would use it but it would be nice.
    I thought I read that it did but I've read about so many new phones in the last 24 hours I can't remember if that was the Evo, Thunder, Lightening, Smoke...
    04-22-2010 07:05 AM
  18. dwhitman's Avatar
    Anyone know if the EVO has a compass in it? Not like I would use it but it would be nice.
    Yes, it has a digital compass. Check on the official Sprint Evo page (you'll need to click the tiny "view full specs" link on the right; I can't seem to direct link to it).
    04-22-2010 07:38 AM
  19. PanzyDog's Avatar
    Hey Forum,
    Sorry I was busy. It was a crazy day and many people in the office wanted time with the much beloved EVO. It is gone now for a photo shoot so I can only answer questions as to what I remember and tried while I had it.

    Didnt really get to test battery life as it was pretty depleted when I got it and I only charged it for about an hour. Didnt seem to drain any faster than my Hero. But Im sure once I have it permanently it will get a lot of use so Im anticipating having to charge it during the day. Doubt it will make it thru an entire work day.

    Its speed is spectacular, although that is in comparison with the Hero and I havent used any other non-sprint Android device as I am all Sprint. Flipping thru screens and photos and videos the response was instant, no lag at all.

    Yes it did have 2.1 loaded and as far as I could tell everything seemed production ready. I have had the chance to play with many pre-release phones and this one by far seemed the most complete and ready for sale.

    The onscreen keyboard was great! Again in comparison to the onscreen keyboard on the Hero. But it was super big and easy to type on especially in landscape mode. I havent always been a big fan of on screen keyboards, especially the iPhones but the EVO will change my mind on that.

    I also tried out the mobile hotspot app and it was super easy to turn on and use. Although at that time it was stuck in 3G mode so couldnt really test the 4g speed.

    I shot a small video I will try and post but didnt get any other decent pictures. I will try and take some more and explore more of the features once we get the unit back.
    04-22-2010 07:47 AM
  20. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Okay so you open a new thread here on Android Central to get everyone excited and then you never come back to update or answer any questions...
    The OP dissapears for 3 hours and you're calling him on it? People do have real lives, you know. Get a life!
    04-22-2010 07:50 AM
  21. dkotoric's Avatar
    ya chill people, be glad someone had the ability to have a first hands on. I hope we see that video soon.
    04-22-2010 08:26 AM
  22. gabbott's Avatar
    I know it is kind of subjective but how does the build of the phone feel?
    04-22-2010 08:47 AM
  23. Litt's Avatar
    PD,

    First, thanks for posting your experiences.

    One question that I have yet to see answered about the Evo is whether it has Swype for inputting text. Is the Evo you have Swype enabled?
    04-22-2010 08:48 AM
  24. Bbold9700's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. Can't wait to see the video. BTW how do you like the sprint service in KC ?
    04-22-2010 09:04 AM
  25. mkampy's Avatar
    Check out the picture showing 4G in KC!

    I too live & work in Kansas City, may I ask where in KC you were able to get 4G coverage? North, south, downtown, etc....


    *this being my first post, the EVO will most likely bring me out of the blackberry world to android world


    Thanks !
    04-22-2010 09:13 AM
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