Skip to comments.Android: Sprint Evo vs. Verizon "Incredible"
Posted on 06/17/2010 4:31:50 AM PDT by discipler
Are you considering an Android phone. A friend who has a Verizon phone came up to me last week and said that the Verizon Incredible is basically the same as the Sprint Evo. Here are some things to consider:
Why Sprint Evo surpasses Verizon Incredible
Evo has 4.3" screen vs. 3.7" screen. Evo has 1Gig Rom vs. 0.75Gig Rom (3/4 the size of Evo). Evo is 4G and Incredible is not! Evo comes with 8Gig Micro SD card, Incredible nothing. Evo has 50% higher Video Recording resolution. Evo has front facing camera, "Incredible" doesn't. Evo uses micro HDMI out cable, "Incredible" uses micro USB for video out. Evo battery is 1500mAh and "Incredible" is 1300mAh. Oh, and the Sprint Evo has Adobe Flash (lite version).
The "Incredible" has the same processor as the Evo, the 1Gig Snapdragon, but the smaller battery, smaller ROM, no forward facing camera, smaller screen, no SD card provided, and lower video recording makes the "Incredible" just one more example of Verizon taking what could be an awesome phone and paring it down to something less than incredible.
Sorry - wont buy - Sprint......
I do think they have the best commercials though
Sprint CEO is a BIG supporter of barry HUSSEIN obama. Since Dear Leader is an anti-capitalist why should any conservative work to enrich any of Barry’s friends?
Yes, verizon probably supports his also.
>> Sorry - wont buy - Sprint......
(Not arguing with you, just curious.)
I have heard the battery live is abysmal on the Evo. Not as much on the Incredible.
Sprint’s WiMax is only giving 2 to 4 Mb/s download speeds on their version of the 4g network (EVDO). Verizon 4g is producing 12Mb/s downloads and capable of much higher. Verizon will also be adding the iPhone4 to its arsenal. I would not walk across the street for Sprint, even if it was free.
I’m a VZW guy true and true, but to be fair, Sprint’s 4G tech is WiMAX. EVDO is VZW and Sprint’s 3G. WiMAX is only available in a handful of big cities. VZW and AT&T are going with LTE for 4G.
While not a professional truck driver - i have a large pickup and spend 3 to 5 days a week on the road all over the country hauling “special items” for people. I have done the rounds of all the major carriers and keep going back to Verizon - I hate their policies but I can’t beat the network.
You are right. LTE is what Verizon and AT&T are using. The original poster was comparing phones, but left out the differences in the carriers. Verizon is by far the best in my area.
Thanks, that’s useful information.
I see a move in my future to a rural area where the best broadband option will probably be cellular. Sprint “coverage map” is good out there, but I know that isn’t the whole story. Verizon is also pretty good, but everyone I know bitches about Verizon.
The only direct experience I have with Sprint is with data modems in machine-to-machine applications. Sprint works great there, but it’s apples and oranges in comparison to internet access.
I’ve been a Sprint customer for 15 years. My service is excellent. I wouldn’t leave Sprint to get an iPhone because the AT&T network is terrible. (My family members who have iPhones continually complain of poor service and dropped calls.)
I have a BB Tour which I like. But when I saw the Evo, I had to have it. Everything iPhone doesn’t, Evo does. I get mine on 7/18.
It’s not great, but probably on a par with all such phones. My Blackberry and my Windows Mobile phones were similar. The Evo does everything and it’s a lot of ask of such a battery. I ALWAYS get a battery backup. And Sprint gets a bad rap but I don’t get it. I have been a Sprint customer for years and years and love it. And my anything and everything unlimited service is way cheaper than Verizon. I mean that in a year I save hundreds of dollars over what Verizon would cost. Just saying.
Thanks, good to consider. If I was driving all the time, I would be streaming my music and my talk all the time. The Sprint network is great for this.
I like the unlimited roaming I have with Sprint.
>> I like the unlimited roaming I have with Sprint.
Thanks for the input. I wonder if Verizon has something similar? Did you look into other carriers besides Sprint when you made your decision?
I called sprint to complain and of course in the middle of the converstaion, the call is dropped. You'd think they'd have the courtesy to call me back. The EVO is a nice looking phone, but I would never go with sprint again.
The WiMAX Forum WiMAX Architecture
There you go. It should all make sense now.
Thanks for the input. I wonder if Verizon has something similar?
I think Sprint's "unlimited roaming" means that most of the time, they are using Verizon's towers :)
Verizon has service virtually everywhere I go. West Virginia and some parts of Maryland are sketchy, but I'm usually on "Extended Network" there.
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