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Android: Sprint Evo vs. Verizon "Incredible"
Discipler

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.


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I have the Sprint Evo and really like it. I have had the three Windows Mobile phones, 1 Blackberry (Tour), and none works as smoothly as this phone. Everything just works. If you are looking for a fantastic phone that makes internet very accessible, get on the Sprint network and get the Evo. And no, I don't work for Sprint.
1 posted on 06/17/2010 4:31:50 AM PDT by discipler
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To: discipler

Sorry - wont buy - Sprint......

I do think they have the best commercials though


2 posted on 06/17/2010 4:33:28 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: Patrsup

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.


3 posted on 06/17/2010 4:36:13 AM PDT by Josa
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>> Sorry - wont buy - Sprint......

Why?

(Not arguing with you, just curious.)


4 posted on 06/17/2010 4:37:04 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: discipler

I have heard the battery live is abysmal on the Evo. Not as much on the Incredible.


5 posted on 06/17/2010 4:37:19 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: discipler

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.


6 posted on 06/17/2010 4:43:19 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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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.


7 posted on 06/17/2010 4:54:50 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Nervous Tick

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.


8 posted on 06/17/2010 4:58:43 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: Dan Nunn

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.


9 posted on 06/17/2010 5:00:42 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Patrsup

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.


10 posted on 06/17/2010 5:02:26 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: discipler

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.


11 posted on 06/17/2010 5:10:41 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: Dan Nunn

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.


12 posted on 06/17/2010 5:12:07 AM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: Patrsup

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.


13 posted on 06/17/2010 5:13:05 AM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: Nervous Tick

I like the unlimited roaming I have with Sprint.


14 posted on 06/17/2010 5:13:52 AM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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>> 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?


15 posted on 06/17/2010 5:15:12 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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I have a samsung Instinct on the sprint network. I have never hated a phone and company more. This phone rarely gets a signal, has difficulty connecting when it does...randomly calls people...randomly sends gibberish text messages, all while sitting in my pocket...navagation NEVER works.

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.

16 posted on 06/17/2010 5:19:54 AM PDT by Post5203 (Let's make election 2010 EJECTION 2010. Time for a complete do-over.)
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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.

Huh? Translation?

17 posted on 06/17/2010 5:27:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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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.

I've been eyeing the new 4G Evo ... waiting until my promotional discount becomes vested in October.

I was previously a Verizon customer for 4 years, and I switched to Sprint specifically for the unlimited service. I pay about 1/3 of the cost compared to my former Verizon bills for the exact same plans (data, internet, text, etc - basically everything).

I do have to say that Verizon was better here in Florida, never dropped a call. But in the Hollywood Hills in LA where I used to live, I got dropped calls all the time; so service really does depend on Area.

I drive to work and there's a spot or two near the Everglades where my sprint phone drops signal, and it does not work in parts of my office building.

However, for 1/3 the cost ... I have no complaints :)


18 posted on 06/17/2010 5:27:43 AM PDT by ddk632 (Tagline coming soon)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The WiMAX Forum WiMAX Architecture

There you go. It should all make sense now.

19 posted on 06/17/2010 5:31:05 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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>>I like the unlimited roaming I have with Sprint.

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.

20 posted on 06/17/2010 5:32:48 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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