View Poll Results: Return (or not buy) the E4GT and wait for the Sprint Nexus Prime?

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  • Yes, I'm going to return my E4GT and wait (and hope) for the Sprint Nexus Prime.

    6 5.22%
  • Yes, I'm going to hold off on getting the E4GT and wait (and hope) for the Sprint Nexus Prime.

    18 15.65%
  • No, I am completely satisfied with the E4GT and have no interest in the Sprint Nexus Prime.

    44 38.26%
  • No, I am interested in the Sprint Nexus Prime but I cannot or do not want to wait.

    32 27.83%
  • Not sure, still mulling it over...

    15 13.04%
10-06-2011 11:35 AM
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  1. h4ldol's Avatar
    Supposedly, the Nexus Prime may be released in early November and it may even have a WiMax radio. I had never heard of that part, assuming it would have LTE on Verizon, so I never really considered it. But if it comes out for Sprint with WiMax in early November, then I may be tempted to return my E4GT -- which has been pretty great so far, wifi issue notwithstanding -- and wait for the Nexus Prime.

    Samsung Nexus Prime Rumored to Have 4G WiMax, Global Launch

    I still have two more days to return the E4GT, but I could just keep using my Evo 4G until November when the Prime comes out... although the HD display and Ice Cream Sandwich are probably the only reasons I would even want the Prime at all over the E4GT.
    09-28-2011 09:52 PM
  2. chazglenn3's Avatar
    And just where did this latest rumor come from, pray tell?
    09-28-2011 09:58 PM
  3. STL 314's Avatar
    I'll wait till spring for the LTE phones from sprint
    09-28-2011 10:04 PM
  4. h4ldol's Avatar
    And just where did this latest rumor come from, pray tell?
    Some tipster via twitter, Tom Fleming. Don't know how reliable he is, but I added the link (based on his rumor) to the first post.
    09-28-2011 10:13 PM
  5. Cubfan's Avatar
    Of course it will have Wimax. Was there a doubt? Can you wait a month?
    09-28-2011 10:34 PM
  6. BRIVERS73's Avatar
    I loved this phone but I had every attention of picking up the Prime when it drops on Sprint...
    09-28-2011 11:54 PM
  7. h4ldol's Avatar
    Of course it will have Wimax. Was there a doubt? Can you wait a month?
    I could wait, since I still have my Evo 4G on my other line that is set to shut down on Oct 7. So I could just return the E4GT and close the new line, keep the Evo 4G on the old line and pay for one more month of service, which should cover me until the Prime comes out the first week of Nov (of course, this is all speculation at this point regarding release dates, etc.).

    But the thing is, I really like the E4GT... it's pretty much everything that I want in a phone. Basically, every improvement that I wanted in my Evo 4G (battery life, performance, thickness, build quality issues like the light leakage at the bottom bezel and the ill-fitting battery cover) is in my E4GT. Even TouchWiz -- which I always scorned from a distance -- is a positive, I find that it's an overall decent android skin. And I love the camera and 1080p recording quality.

    So, waiting for the Prime could be a risk since it may be lacking in some way that the E4GT is not (e.g. battery life or camera quality could be worse). And I only have until Friday to decide -- and of course, it may turn out that the Prime will not be coming to Sprint, or it may not be coming out in early November, etc., in which case I would have to buy the E4GT again which is a hassle...
    09-29-2011 12:20 AM
  8. ayman86's Avatar
    im in the same boat. i wish i knew sprint wouldnt have it til next year, then ill keep my e4gt
    09-29-2011 01:29 AM
  9. tony404's Avatar
    I got my epic on sept 16 th. If I wanted to get the prime when it came out. How much would sprint hit me to switch? I sold my iphone 4 for $350 when I switched over.IM assuming I should be able to sell this phone.
    09-29-2011 05:29 AM
  10. Flyboy1100's Avatar

    But the thing is, I really like the E4GT... it's pretty much everything that I want in a phone. Basically, every improvement that I wanted in my Evo 4G (battery life, performance, thickness, build quality issues like the light leakage at the bottom bezel and the ill-fitting battery cover) is in my E4GT. Even TouchWiz -- which I always scorned from a distance -- is a positive, I find that it's an overall decent android skin. And I love the camera and 1080p recording quality.
    I think you answered your question. I don't understand all these threads, if you like what you have then why would you return and wait fora rumored device? it's like computers, there its always something better just around the corner and if all you do its wait for that next thing you miss out on some great stuff

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    09-29-2011 05:45 AM
  11. SanGo's Avatar
    I think you answered your question. I don't understand all these threads, if you like what you have then why would you return and wait fora rumored device? it's like computers, there its always something better just around the corner and if all you do its wait for that next thing you miss out on some great stuff

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    Exactly. And in all reality, what will the "Prime" hold over the E4GT? A better resolution on a possibly even bigger screen. Once ICS is official it won't be long at all before ICS is on plenty of phones via root and ROM. I see no reason to return a phone I'm still infatuated with personally.
    09-29-2011 06:01 AM
  12. GusRandall's Avatar
    I'm a bit torn since the one thing I would change about the E4GT is the screen resolution. Reading about the new Exynos chip this morning also draws me more to the Prime (1.5Gz, better GPU, 30% more energy efficient). However, I truly love the E4GT in a way that I never loved my original Evo and we have no firm answer as to when Sprint will get the Prime - I personally suspect that it will be available for Verizon exclusively for a few months. So I'm keeping my E4GT and if I'm wrong about the Prime and it comes out much earlier, I may go ahead and get it without the upgrade, particularly if the Prime turns out to support both Wimax & LTE on Sprint.
    09-29-2011 06:52 AM
  13. spridell's Avatar
    I think it was said somewhere the Prime will be a Verizon exclusive for a couple of months. Thats why Verizon didnt go with the SII.

    Sprint will probably get the Prime sometime beginning of next year.
    09-29-2011 08:31 AM
  14. SanGo's Avatar
    I think it was said somewhere the Prime will be a Verizon exclusive for a couple of months. Thats why Verizon didnt go with the SII.

    Sprint will probably get the Prime sometime beginning of next year.
    Speculation until an official announcement.
    09-29-2011 08:48 AM
  15. eze036's Avatar
    im hoping they get it soon...
    09-29-2011 08:52 AM
  16. Cubfan's Avatar
    I'm betting it will be soon. Beginning of November sounds perfectly reasonable for seeing an ICS device on Sprint... though I'd rather see it in HTC or Moto hardware than Samsung.
    09-29-2011 11:12 AM
  17. JayWill's Avatar
    This is an impossible question to answer until the next Nexus is released. These devices almost always look awesome on paper, but as we all know, things can change once the they get into people's hands. I'd say only people who are REALLY into the Nexus line and the pure Google experience should hold out for it, assuming they also consider the E4GT to be a great device.

    If the next Nexus blows the doors off the E4GT, I'll consider paying full retail and drop my Epic Touch on Craig's List, but I'm loving the phone and there's no way I'm going to return it for something that is currently in vaporware status.
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    09-29-2011 11:48 AM
  18. BRIVERS73's Avatar
    If the next Nexus blows the doors off the E4GT, I'll consider paying full retail and drop my Epic Touch on Craig's List, but I'm loving the phone and there's no way I'm going to return it for something that is currently in vaporware status.
    This is how I do all my phone purchases & will continue to do so because I hate being tied to a contract. I did it with the EVO 3D & I'm looking to doing it with the GS2 if I'm digging the Prime. People ask why & it's a couple reasons for me, the Pure Google Experience & timely updates.
    09-29-2011 01:02 PM
  19. Night Train's Avatar
    I think you answered your question. I don't understand all these threads, if you like what you have then why would you return and wait fora rumored device? it's like computers, there its always something better just around the corner and if all you do its wait for that next thing you miss out on some great stuff

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    Reminds me of the winter of 2010 when the first Droid came out and then the Nexus One came out and then the Incredible came out and then the Evo was going to come out.....They all looked like the best thing out there until the next one was announced.

    Thanks to the generous 30 day return policy, I tried each of those phone for a while before settling for the Evo, which proved to be the best of 'em all for a surprisingly long time. Now that the next generation of dual-core 1.2 ghz processors has arrived, it's the same phenomena all over again. Just one difference though...I'm keeping this Epic Touch 4G no matter what's next. I like it that much.
    09-29-2011 01:04 PM
  20. Cubfan's Avatar
    Just one difference though...I'm keeping this Epic Touch 4G no matter what's next. I like it that much.
    Suuuure you will. Uh-huh.
    09-29-2011 04:19 PM
  21. DataHawg's Avatar
    This is an impossible question to answer until the next Nexus is released. These devices almost always look awesome on paper, but as we all know, things can change once the they get into people's hands. I'd say only people who are REALLY into the Nexus line and the pure Google experience should hold out for it, assuming they also consider the E4GT to be a great device.

    If the next Nexus blows the doors off the E4GT, I'll consider paying full retail and drop my Epic Touch on Craig's List, but I'm loving the phone and there's no way I'm going to return it for something that is currently in vaporware status.
    I agree 100% JayWill
    09-29-2011 05:05 PM
  22. MikeNY's Avatar
    I am in the same boat, my Premier upgrade is available on Oct 1st. I bought the EVO 4G last year at this time and love the phone but Sprint service is just getting worse and I am tired of running out of space for apps on the EVO, I can't add anything worthwhile any more. The speed of the E4GT among other features turns me on but I would love to go to Verizon (already have an account with them for my wife for 2 years and just got the Bionic) if the Prime turns out to be as good as the rumors. I know Verizons plans cost more but having a family plan would not be that bad and we do not use that much data as we are connected to wifi more than 50% of the time. Though I think she has unlimited data even though I don't think that exists but I see it on her home screen the usage widget then says unlimited next to it so who knows.

    Anyway I want the E4GT but so tired of Sprints horrible network that I don't think I can get myself to buy it on the 1st, I need to hear this Oct 7th announcement but its probably just the iPhone announcement. I wish they announce improvements to their service but I doubt it.

    PS.. the only way I would get the Print under Sprint (if they get it) is if Sprints service starts to improve but looks like that may not be the case.
    09-29-2011 05:20 PM
  23. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    I am somewhat in a lucky position now that I think about it. My upgrade is on the first of December so I can get the Epic 4G Touch when it's been out for a while and there are probably going to be a lot of ROMs to choose from. Within the 30 day window, if the Prime doesn't come out before the year's end I will stick with E4GT which is still an awesome phone.
    09-29-2011 06:04 PM
  24. jfenton's Avatar
    I could get excited but know what? Just because something is called "prime" and it's by Google doesn't mean it's the best. I mean realistically, the Nexus S certainly wasn't the be all to end all when it was released....and it's a whole $49 at Sprint now. How old is this phone?
    09-29-2011 06:27 PM
  25. milominderbinde's Avatar
    Supposedly, the Nexus Prime may be released in early November and it may even have a WiMax radio...
    The Galaxy S II HD is already announced and even better.

    The Samsung CEO has said that the SGS3 is early next year. (MWC?)
    2.0GHz quad-core, 1.5GB RAM, 32GB memory, 352ppi and may be the first Sprint LTE.

    The Samsung Note is already annouced 720p, 5.3" and should hit the US by CTIA.

    Samsung has promised investors that next generation phones will hit every six months from now on. The SGS4 is expected by next Christmas. It may be 5.3" HD SAMOLED in a case about the size of the Epic 4G Touch.

    There is just as much coming from HTC but Samsung makes the SAMOLED displays so they are stuck with LCD.

    The Epic 4G Touch is the best phone available today. Keep it. Enjoy it. Try out a Bluetooth Mouse with it. Get 30+ Hours. Play with the Lockscreen. Try out pure Android without root. Then sell it for a few hundred in a few months and get LTE.
    09-29-2011 10:45 PM
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