View Poll Results: Evo LTE or Samsung S3

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  • All I want is an Evo LTE

    13 14.13%
  • I want the Samsung S3 but don't want to wait so I'm getting the Evo LTE

    5 5.43%
  • I will wait for Sprint to release the Samsung S3

    68 73.91%
  • I'm holding out for Iphone 5

    6 6.52%
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  1. Jaggrey's Avatar
    Not trying to be rude, but you do not have 30 days. You have 15 days if you do not want to get stuck with a re-stocking fee. Just a friendly warning...I know it sucks!
    I purchased mine from Best Buy. Do they charge a restocking fee after 15 days?
    06-19-2012 07:49 AM
  2. VickMackey#AC's Avatar
    Happy with my Evo 3D. (except for the camera).The One X underwhelms and so does the GS3. Happy to wait another year for something better.
    06-19-2012 07:52 AM
  3. shadowhawk2020's Avatar
    Don't mind Mercury he is a huge HTC fanboy...


    The OG Evo was miles better than the Original Galaxy on Sprint (unless you wanted a keyboard).

    The Evo 3d wasn't a great device. It lagged and while the 3d function was cool and worked well the only time I ever used it was to show off that it could do it. I never used it day to day. It was better than the Nexus S, but worse than the Galaxy S II. To be fair the Galaxy S II came out a few months after the 3d.

    It looks like this round is even (for the most part) and will be up to personal preference. One of the things the OG Evo had that helped it so much was the XDA developer community giving the device a MUCH longer shelf life. But in this round a lot of the OG Evo guys are switching. For me if I can find an S3III I will be switching.

    Evo Pro's:
    Screen (is amazing)
    Sense (the best looking UI added by manufactures)

    Evo Cons:
    NonRemovable Battery
    Sense (barely have any free RAM)
    Multitasking (see Sense)


    SGIII Pro's:
    Replaceable Battery
    2 GB Ram
    3rd Party accesories
    Availability of 32GB and eventually 64GB storage.

    SGIII Cons
    Screen (nice screen but not as clear as the Evo)
    TouchWiz (isn't as polished)
    Update history (hopefully changes since there aren't multiple variants of the same phone, plus there is going to be a HUGE development effort for this phone)

    For me the Cons of the Evo is a bigger reason for me to try to switch than the pros of either phone.
    samanticide likes this.
    06-19-2012 07:57 AM
  4. silverthornne's Avatar
    I went with the EVO LTE. After two Samsung Android products (Epic 4G and Galaxy Tab 10.1) I've ended up disappointed with the Samsung experience.

    The Epic with its wonky GPS, odd Bluetooth issues and a screen that started to die on me after 14 months of use was like a spoiled child that needed constant attention to perform as expected. I admit it was fun at first, tinkering with ROM's to get the most out of it but after trying ROM after ROM, the end result was that I was never happy with it. Vanilla TouchWiz? Hell no! It was ugly, laggy, and had too much crapware.

    I gave Sammy another chance when I got the Tab 10.1. I admit it was the form factor that got me since it thinness made it the easiest HC tablet to cart around in my camera bag. I now regret it as Sammy can't seem to update it past 3.2 and there's no excuse for that: contemporary tablets have been updated to 4.0 and being the WiFi tablet, Samsung is not being held back by any carriers to perform the update.

    So when I saw the S3 and the EVO LTE I chose EVO. Sure, the Sense multitasking thing is a disappointment but not nearly as frustrating as the negative GPS and Bluetooth issues with the Epic for my use. Besides that, right out of the box the EVO LTE is the most satisfying device I've used. Yea, the 2GB of RAM is extremely tempting but if I were to give my money to Samsung once more it's be like staying in an abusive relationship...

    So that's why I'm keeping an eye on this forum; if Samsung cleans up their act my next device may be a Samsung, but as it is I didn't want to give them my money once more.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    awileycoyote21 likes this.
    06-19-2012 08:08 AM
  5. Mercury81's Avatar
    Yep, after owning several Sammy's, saga was real head ache, nexus s another head ache. I tried and stuck with HTC and me head aches is all gones.....lol:thumbup:

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    06-19-2012 08:14 AM
  6. anon(26204)'s Avatar
    I thought I was was fine with the HTC Evo LTE, but I ended up returning it to Sprint on the 13th day of the return/exchange period.

    At the beginning the phone was working great and the camera was awesome. But after about a week or so, issues begin to pop up. First off, sense kept reloading. This happened at least 2-3 times a day. At first it didn't bother me that much, but after awhile it became frustrating.

    Another issue was the phone freezing up...especially the dialer. I would go to make a call and it wouldn't go through. Then a minute or two later, the phone would start dialing that person by itself.

    And the multitasking...wow...I'm not going to go through that. But all I'm gonna say is that it's awful!

    So I ordered me a SGS3...hopefully this is better than the Evo Lte...but who knows. Every device isn't always bug or problem free.
    Ngmasterj likes this.
    06-19-2012 08:26 AM
  7. s14tat's Avatar
    Yes you heard me right,I said lag as everyime Sammy came out with a new phone I would mess with them side by side and there was always a noticeable lag compared to HTC phones I was trying out . I had nexus s and is was real laggy I had to get rid of it and the're was screen burn issue other people experienced as well.

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    Than we will have to agree to disagree. I actually converted over a few HTC guys over to Samsung because of the performance difference. I will admit that samsung phones are flawed in there updates, and their radio's suck, but their processors are so far ahead of everyone else's that it more than makes up for their flaws in my opinion.
    06-19-2012 08:28 AM
  8. Mercury81's Avatar
    Yeah to each their own I guess, we all have our individual likes and dislikes. That's what makes this world go round....

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    06-19-2012 08:39 AM
  9. rivencap's Avatar
    I purchased mine from Best Buy. Do they charge a restocking fee after 15 days?
    Sprint is always changing their fine lines on returns. I was a trader for 8 days, and tried the iPhone. It was on the receipt I had 15 days for exchange return.

    Here is there definition on their website...

    Sprint Free Guarantee
    With the Sprint Free Guarantee, you can try Sprint for 14 days. If you are not completely satisfied, you can get reimbursed for the device purchase, activation fee, monthly recurring charges, and you can get the early termination fee and all associated taxes and Sprint surcharges associated with these charges waived. In addition, Sprint will waive the restocking fee for new customer exchanges.1*
    06-19-2012 11:18 AM
  10. Jaggrey's Avatar
    Sprint is always changing their fine lines on returns. I was a trader for 8 days, and tried the iPhone. It was on the receipt I had 15 days for exchange return.

    Here is there definition on their website...

    Sprint Free Guarantee
    With the Sprint Free Guarantee, you can try Sprint for 14 days. If you are not completely satisfied, you can get reimbursed for the device purchase, activation fee, monthly recurring charges, and you can get the early termination fee and all associated taxes and Sprint surcharges associated with these charges waived. In addition, Sprint will waive the restocking fee for new customer exchanges.1*
    This I understand, but from what I understand, you have 14 days to reverse the upgrade with Sprint, but thru Best Buy I have 30 days to exchange the phone. So if on day 29 I don't like the Evo and want to get the Samsung S3, I can do that. Basically beyond 14 days and up to 30 days I can only exchange the phone; within 14 days I can return the phone.
    06-19-2012 11:31 AM
  11. The Hustleman's Avatar
    Sprint is always changing their fine lines on returns. I was a trader for 8 days, and tried the iPhone. It was on the receipt I had 15 days for exchange return.

    Here is there definition on their website...

    Sprint Free Guarantee
    With the Sprint Free Guarantee, you can try Sprint for 14 days. If you are not completely satisfied, you can get reimbursed for the device purchase, activation fee, monthly recurring charges, and you can get the early termination fee and all associated taxes and Sprint surcharges associated with these charges waived. In addition, Sprint will waive the restocking fee for new customer exchanges.1*

    14 days?

    What happened to 30 days?

    *swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
    06-19-2012 03:01 PM
  12. hbmindy's Avatar
    This has been almost exactly my experience. I really like the EVO LTE for the first few days, but it's just gotten worse and worse. The Sense reloading happens more often every day. It probably reloaded 20 times yesterday. And it takes about 10 to 15 seconds to reload each time.

    There is significant lag on just about everything. It seems slower than my original EVO. Apps load so slowly. There is just nothing snappy about this phone.

    The multi-tasking issue is so annoying. I feel like this will probably be fixed at some point by an update, but it's ridiculous that they couldn't even get that right, out of the box.

    My GPS isn't working. This is probably a defective unit on that issue. If it were the only issue, I would return it and try another, but with everything else that is wrong and/or disappointing with this phone, I think I'm going to just return it and wait for the Samsung.

    I really expected to love this phone. I have loved my original EVO from day 1 and just assumed this one would be equally great. I'm so disappointed.

    I thought I was was fine with the HTC Evo LTE, but I ended up returning it to Sprint on the 13th day of the return/exchange period.

    At the beginning the phone was working great and the camera was awesome. But after about a week or so, issues begin to pop up. First off, sense kept reloading. This happened at least 2-3 times a day. At first it didn't bother me that much, but after awhile it became frustrating.
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    06-20-2012 09:16 AM
  13. sandman132's Avatar
    You got a bad phone.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    06-20-2012 10:09 AM
  14. GrooveRite's Avatar
    ......The OG Evo was miles better than the Original Galaxy on Sprint (unless you wanted a keyboard)......
    I'm going to have to disagree here with you. As a matter of fact, the Epic 4G is STILL BETTER than the OG Evo. Ask OG Evo users how ICS (rooted) runs on their phones vs. Epic 4G owners with ICS (rooted of course!)!
    06-20-2012 10:18 AM
  15. dhoshman's Avatar
    Well I'm picking up my GS3 tomorrow and I've had the EVO since launch and I'm not expecting any big differences. Same processor close to same screen size, both great cameras. I can't say one bad thing about the Evo it is so far the best device I have ever had and I have had a LOT of devices lol. Its definitely a well built device though.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    06-20-2012 11:46 AM
  16. carlos516x's Avatar
    I orignally had the EVO 4G LTE and returned it on the 13th day. I mainly returned it because I want to try the SG3 before I decide which one to keep. I liked the EVO a lot but I didn't think the camera was a great as some were stating. I guess I will see what the opinions are between the two once the SG3 is released. I preordered a 32gb blue but I gues i have to wait until next week due to the delay.
    06-20-2012 08:04 PM
  17. tripsbacks's Avatar
    I think both phones are badass. I have an original Evo and would love to try the Evo LTE, but the removable battery is really the only issue for me. Watching baseball 24-7 requires power lol. As far as sense and touchwiz goes don't we all end up with a different rom within 6 months? My opinion is you really can't lose with either one.
    06-20-2012 08:22 PM
  18. ibleedbloo's Avatar
    I know it's impossible for anyone to really know but which phone is expected to have the superior developer community? Presumably Samsung will have a larger market share... does this have any baring on how fast popular roms such as cyanogen show up?

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    06-21-2012 04:45 AM
  19. samanticide's Avatar
    This has been almost exactly my experience. I really like the EVO LTE for the first few days, but it's just gotten worse and worse.

    This is probably a defective unit on that issue..

    I'm hoping mine is defective and a simple exchange will fix some of my noted issues below.
    I upgraded from the OG HTC EVO 4G to the new LTE one, primarily
    because I loved the OG, but was def looking forward to the upgrades to
    the pictures, pixels, power, and performance. The kickstand is
    spring-loaded now, and I love the form factor. ICS is an obvious plus
    as well, but I don't know if I'm gonna root the phone to remove the
    bloatware and truly unravel ICS's potential. I do feel like
    multi-tasking has taken a step back (however threads/forums reveal
    that rooting the phone eleviates this issue created by HTC Sense).
    Battery-life ain't what it ought to be given that it's no longer
    removable (my iPhone 3GS is 2.5 years old and can still carry a longer
    charge). I'm not getting the same battery life as others have shared
    in the forums. I do believe I may have a defective unit (hopefully),
    because the new external camera button is quite unresponsive.
    However, now I'm afraid that since SGS3 is in the pipline, I may be tempted to return the HTC and venture off to a
    far, far galaxy...

    ...any thoughts?
    06-21-2012 04:09 PM
  20. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I'm hoping mine is defective and a simple exchange will fix some of my noted issues below.
    I upgraded from the OG HTC EVO 4G to the new LTE one, primarily
    because I loved the OG, but was def looking forward to the upgrades to
    the pictures, pixels, power, and performance. The kickstand is
    spring-loaded now, and I love the form factor. ICS is an obvious plus
    as well, but I don't know if I'm gonna root the phone to remove the
    bloatware and truly unravel ICS's potential. I do feel like
    multi-tasking has taken a step back (however threads/forums reveal
    that rooting the phone eleviates this issue created by HTC Sense).
    Battery-life ain't what it ought to be given that it's no longer
    removable (my iPhone 3GS is 2.5 years old and can still carry a longer
    charge). I'm not getting the same battery life as others have shared
    in the forums. I do believe I may have a defective unit (hopefully),
    because the new external camera button is quite unresponsive.
    However, now I'm afraid that since SGS3 is in the pipline, I may be tempted to return the HTC and venture off to a
    far, far galaxy...

    ...any thoughts?
    In my opinion you can't go wrong either way. I was very tempted to get the evo lte. My concerns being the non removable battery and the fact that the one x still didn't have a full unlock yet. Then I heard about the multi tasking issues with the one x and figured the evo may have the same issues.

    About the time I decided I would give the evo a try, the the rumors that the gs3 would soon be released made me pause again. So I put my upgrade on hold again.

    I think I made the right decision. At least for me.

    _______________
    Just Flash It !!!
    06-21-2012 04:41 PM
  21. sandman132's Avatar
    I'm pretty critical guy about phones and occasionally I'll mess with custom roms and tweakson my devices once I get bored with a device. The evo LTE is very nice phone and I think it comes down to personal opinion. I did order s3 32GB and will decide which phone I'll keep but I really enjoy this device. Htc really did a good job this time around, so many different options to customize everything in the phone so easy too.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    06-21-2012 09:29 PM
  22. ScandaLeX's Avatar
    IMO, the original Evo was a kickass phone. The Evo 3D was a joke. I'm not stuck on brand loyalty and have no problem moving on.

    For many of you the Evo LTE is the bees knees but why do you feel you have to kick people who don't share your glee about that phone? Some of these comments defending HTC to the death seem to be from dieharders that need to justify their purchase cause they didn't return it in time!!!!!
    frohoss, Uncle Louie and mak916 like this.
    06-21-2012 11:05 PM
  23. ScottRx82's Avatar
    The newest Galaxy is impressive for sure, definitely fills out the stat sheet nicely. But I'm honestly too in love with the new EVO to consider switching for differences that aren't game-changers for my use. Some of us will be driving a lamborghini, some of us will be driving a ferrari. But no one will be looking over their shoulder in envy.
    ffejjj likes this.
    06-22-2012 10:17 AM
  24. joeydownsouth's Avatar
    Galaxys3 is the , after airave issues solved one badass phone, super responsive thanks to 2 gigs of ram

    Message brought to you by my stock GalaxyS3
    06-24-2012 12:33 AM
  25. sandman132's Avatar
    Out side picture are very close but low light or inside pictures s3 destroys Evo. Camera ui Evo however wins hands down, SAMSUNG should fix that very easily. Texting layout and functionality I think Evo wins that.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    06-29-2012 01:28 AM
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