04-19-2010 05:51 PM
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  1. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    So I was curious as to how big this phone really is. The T-Mo HTC HD2 is very similar in dimentions (and is undoubtably the starting point they went with the Evo). Took some pics today of the dummy model in comparison to my GF's pre and hand. The T-Mo rep said: "I would not want to carry that in my pocket... and look at my small head, it would look ridiculous if I held it up to my ear"

    Anyway, on with the pics:



    In reality, its only slightly bigger than the iPhone in sheer size, but that screen is pure sex.
    04-10-2010 12:49 AM
  2. bdarknessb's Avatar
    04-10-2010 01:21 AM
  3. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    thanks for the mockup.
    04-10-2010 01:43 AM
  4. bdarknessb's Avatar
    Thank you for posting these pics comparing it to the Pre, as I am currently a Pre owner and will be switching to the evo upon release. It really gives me a great sense of how much bigger the screen is, I always thought the Pre screen to be too small for me. Simply cant wait for the Evo.
    04-10-2010 02:42 AM
  5. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Yeah, I was a pre owner, and my gr's family all have pre's
    04-10-2010 09:42 AM
  6. dannydos's Avatar
    i'm looking forward to buying the evo. i want the bigger screen. the pre is to small. i don't mind carrying it around. but the screen and keyboard are to small.
    04-10-2010 10:49 AM
  7. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    i'm looking forward to buying the evo. i want the bigger screen. the pre is to small. i don't mind carrying it around. but the screen and keyboard are to small.
    The guy in the store really did have a small head. It was kinda funny cause once he pointed it out, I was like, yeah, this would look ridiculous on you... but not me :-)
    04-10-2010 11:02 AM
  8. Shadnic's Avatar
    Wow, that does look humongous next to the pre. I also saw a HD2 in a store the other day. I remember thinking that the screen looked almost pompously enormous, though the size of the device didn't bother me too much. I think I would like it to be a bit smaller though in complete honesty. 3.7 in seems like a nice sweet spot, but this is a luxury phone, so I'll take what I can get and appreciate it

    That said, I currently have a Pre, and I LOVE the size of the device. I admit the screen could be bigger, but I think it works really well with the size and shape of the phone. It just fits in the hand/pocket so perfectly...I hope the Evo isn't too uncomfortable to hold...
    04-10-2010 07:56 PM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    Thanks for the comparison and yes, that does seem gigantic next to the Pre.

    I have a Pre and I feel it's too small, but I also feel the iPhone is just right. I wonder what the difference would be next to an iPhone.
    04-10-2010 08:26 PM
  10. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    its roughly the same size as an iphone case (but thinner).
    04-10-2010 08:32 PM
  11. the weasel's Avatar
    is your gf hot? post pics of her lol
    04-10-2010 10:10 PM
  12. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    lol, she'd kill me.
    04-10-2010 10:13 PM
  13. springsyeti's Avatar
    Wow, it is big. Wait until you put an otterbox case around it. With everyone getting rid of their pre's, me included, the trade-in price is going to be nil.
    04-13-2010 04:42 PM
  14. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Wow, it is big. Wait until you put an otterbox case around it. With everyone getting rid of their pre's, me included, the trade-in price is going to be nil.
    Exactly, I figure I can get it at about the same price of a 2-year contract price (out of contract) with my phone and accessories i plan on selling it with.
    04-13-2010 05:48 PM
  15. MOE-GUNZ's Avatar
    Count me in the "Pre to Evo" camp. I love the Pre but I'm not letting this beast pass me. I have huge hands so I doubt it will be too uncomfortable to hold.

    Anyone here played with the HD2? How does it feel? Is it a major leap from the feel of say a IPhone?
    04-13-2010 08:06 PM
  16. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Count me in the "Pre to Evo" camp. I love the Pre but I'm not letting this beast pass me. I have huge hands so I doubt it will be too uncomfortable to hold.

    Anyone here played with the HD2? How does it feel? Is it a major leap from the feel of say a IPhone?
    I would say its about the same feel as the iphone. The HD2 is surprisingly thin. Won't know about the Evo until you have one in hand though as it most likely will be a little bit thicker. Its only slightly bigger physically to the iphone as the screen is larger, but you have a lot of wasted space as well.
    04-13-2010 09:06 PM
  17. Rudolphe's Avatar
    Makes me wish i didn't drop sprint for VZW last year.
    04-13-2010 09:39 PM
  18. elbaso's Avatar
    I'm currently carrying both a Pre and an iPod touch in my pocket, and the Evo will probably replace both of them.
    While the footprint is a bit large, it's thin enough that it won't bulge my pocket out, unlike my current situation.
    And, when holding the phone to your heard, your hand pretty much obscures the size anyway, so I don't think that's a big deal.
    A bigger concern would be holding that thin phone to my ear for extended periods of time might become uncomfortable, as I'd be using the tips of my fingers, instead of my palm as with the Pre. Still, I have a bt headset for a reason. :-)
    04-14-2010 01:15 PM
  19. dustinpowell82's Avatar
    Wow. So I won't be the only one giving up their Pre. I'm going to miss webOS. A LOT. The keyboard, as well. I thought it was a little silly and user-unfriendly when a bought the thing. A week later i could out-type any of my friends who have virtual keyboards. But damn. That Evo is amazing.

    Are you hearing us Palm Inc.? You've lost us due to middling Hardware. And hey, HTC! Buy Palm!
    04-14-2010 08:14 PM
  20. jerbear's Avatar
    One more Pre-to-Evo here. I bought my Pre on launch day but Sprint gives yearly upgrades so when there is something this big coming out a year later you can bet I will be upgrading. If Palm had something really impressive coming out as well this summer then I would have considered it but as far as I can tell, this will be the flagship for the next year.
    04-15-2010 05:02 PM
  21. hockey4life0099's Avatar
    well I guess us pre users are not too loyal, lol. Sign me up for the evo too.
    04-17-2010 01:02 AM
  22. MNofsinger's Avatar
    I love Palm and would remain loyal to them but they are not doing well, several people have left the company because they are up for sale. I hope that HTC buys them, it would be a great match and may help them fight the Apple lawsuit. Palm owns a lot of patents for smartphones. I am planning to switch to the EVO when it comes out...
    04-17-2010 10:05 AM
  23. billy54554's Avatar
    Pre to EVO here as well. I got the Pre on launch day. I have to admit, Palm has done a decent job on keeping the phone updated but its the smallest smartphone (screen and keyboard) on the market. Its a really cool phone, I like it but.... What you'll be getting with the EVO, size does not matter.
    04-17-2010 11:45 AM
  24. stoneworrior's Avatar
    My wife had the pre on Sprint, it was close to being a great phone but came up short. Round two with verizon will be much better I am sure.
    04-17-2010 11:53 AM
  25. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Yep, I am also a Pre Owner ready to switch to the Evo. When I first heard about the massive screen I just knew I can't pass it up. Having all that HP from the Snapdragon under the hood certainly helps that decision because I am tired having to wait for apps to open on my Pre.

    And thanks to the OP for the size comparison. I went to the local Radio Shack today as well to check out the HD2 and was going to make a pic like what you did, but I didn't have another camera handy.
    04-18-2010 03:40 AM
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