Considering going from Droid on VZW to Evo 4G on Sprint.. anyone here made this move?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Jer, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Jer

    Jer Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    545
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    Ratings:
    +0
    We currently have Droids and have been happy with them but the Evo 4G seems to have everything we're missing from our Droids. On top of that we can save $50+ every month on our bill over what we're currently paying and that includes more airtime, more features and 4G. My Droid is rooted and overclocked and my wife's is bone stock running Froyo. I'm wondering how we will like this transition and if there's anything we should know. I realize it's a step down in nationwide coverage but prior to moving to VZW we had T-Mobile and the coverage was sufficient and Sprint is very similar, especially in our area. My concern is with the 4G itself and how it affects battery life and how it performs overall. I messed with some of the Evo 4G's at the store including a couple employees personal phones and the speeds were a nice increase over 3G. My concern however is it's affect on battery life as the employees all had their 4G turned off and had to enable it. He said it really affects battery life so if a salesman is telling me that then it must REALLY affect battery life. Seems if that's a big reason for the move it wouldn't make sense to move and pay an extra $10 per line for 4G if we had it disabled. The Evo 4G itself seems like a very nice phone and I'm sure we'll like it as well. Seems that a little larger is about the only negative but the positives far outweigh this.

    So, thoughts? Looking for someone who has made this move or someone who has weighed pros & cons in making the move and really don't want people speculating or fanboying because I have no ties to anyone other than Android here.
     
  2. UrbanBounca

    UrbanBounca Rescue Squad
    Staff Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,737
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +240
    I would be with Sprint if they offered service in my area. The EVO is bad ass.
     
  3. pierced_droid

    pierced_droid Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I wouldn't go with sprint if they paid me. IMO

    Sent from my etcha-sketch
     
  4. hookbill

    hookbill Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,502
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    168
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    Ratings:
    +8
    I think you better look at a map of just how much "4G" coverage Sprint is actually offering.
     
  5. bthomp21

    bthomp21 Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    4g on sprint

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Xtra Big Kahuna

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    Personally i think going with sprint wouldnt be a good idea since verizon is rumored to have a phone coming out that is going to be 4G and be very similar to the EVO 4G. And sprints 4G has been out for awhile now and they still dont have great 4G coverage while verizon is just coming out with it and theyre supposed to have full coverage in a year or two. So personally i wouldnt switch but if you really want that phone and to save some money you could do it but there is a reason it is cheaper.
     
  7. pyro6128

    pyro6128 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,517
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    NYC
    Ratings:
    +8
    It really depends on your area. I have a friend that had sprint in the nyc/yonkers/ct area, and a lot of times I'd call him and get "Please wait while we try to locate the subscriber", or it wouldn't connect at all and go straight to voice-mail. He's since left sprint and those problems have yet to occur again.
     
  8. UrbanBounca

    UrbanBounca Rescue Squad
    Staff Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,737
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +240
    Sprint 4G isn't available everywhere, but where there's no 4G, they have 3G. Sprint is money in big cities.
     
  9. DF Smod

    DF Smod Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    11,454
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +93
    My buddy has a (stock) EVO and my Rooted Original Droid blows it out of the water - he would agree 100%
     
  10. harrellj

    harrellj Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings:
    +2
    I know LTE is not even rolling out yet on VZW and may not even hit all of the initial roll-out areas right away, but VZW's version of 4G is faster than Sprint's.
     
  11. hookbill

    hookbill Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,502
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    168
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    Ratings:
    +8
    Can you give me the link to the source of that map. Because if all that area in orange is 4G I don't believe it. There is no way they could implement 4G coverage that large in such a short time.
     
  12. DF Smod

    DF Smod Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    11,454
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +93
    The orange is 3G coverage and the dots are 4G -
     
Search tags for this page

can't get scan part of manheim app to work on samsung centur

,

info absoluutvzw be