HTC Thunderbolt vs EVO3D

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by jeremycnly, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. jeremycnly

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    Plan on switching carriers and im pretty sure I want the EVO but I love Verizon's network. The EVO is a diamond solid phone with capabilities exceeding the Thunderbolt's greatly (And most surprisingly a full days battery life), though the network im not ok with. Should I wait till LTE phones are slimmed down to last without running to a charger or just go ahead and get that beast of a phone the EVO 3D?
     
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    Right before I got the TB I had this same dilemma. Obviously I went TB/Verizon, but man the 3D was appealing.
     
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    LTE is much faster than Wimax but the Evo 3D is sweet even though I could care less about the actual 3D part.
     
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    VZW >>> Sprint. Phones come and go. I have never let the device decide...always the quality of service. If you go to Sprint for that phone, 12 months from now VZW will come out with something spectacular.
     
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    I don't know where you are but on the east coast, I've found Sprint's network to be excellent. I've found the VZW network claim to be a lot of hooey that people buy into. It almost always comes into play where it's a matter of (a) GSM v. CDMA and (b) specific parts of the country that are not major urban/economic areas.
     
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    I spent 9 hours in a 4G area with my GPS & navigation going wide open along with the internet. Today was easily the heaviest use I've ever put my TB through and by the end of it, I only had 15% left and still talked for 45 minutes non stop and had 7% left over. I have no such battery problems. I love the TB! However, the Evo3D is an outstanding phone but I would not leave VZW for it.
     
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    That's nice but I'd be very nervous if my phone hit 15% without a return either to home or office in sight. Spending time in a 4G area with GPS on doesn't mean that it's being used actively. Try having 2 business and 2 personal email account going during the day, checking every 5-10 minutes. You'll be challenged with the standard battery, trust me.
     
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    If u live in lansing michigan, don't even think of switching to sprint. I switched to them 2 days ago and I came running back to verizon today. There 3g speeds were horrible, I was lucky to get 40 kilobytes/sec downloads, most oftenn I was getting 15 kilobytes/sec.

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    I'm pretty sure when my phone is yelling driving directions at me in google navigation and tracking my location in real time means it's being actively being used. When my phone hit 15%, I was headed home but I still talked on it for 45 minutes before I got there and had some left over. I"m pretty sure my great battery life is because of the kernel I'm using, but regardless, I don't have any battery issues and I think once everyone gets this new radio, it will help them a lot. I get the feeling you don't believe I'm getting such great battery life, so just for you, I'll run my battery down and take a screenshot of if so you can see my stats. I wish I would have done that yesterday when I had everything going wide open, but this weekend I'll have the same things happening so I'll take a screenshot.
     
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    well i have the thunderbolt and two of my coworkers have the sprint evo 4g. all though my current tb isnt rooted my forst one was and i rooted one of the two evo's and i found the tb to be easier to root. as for performance i would have to give the tb this one also. the evo can lagg a little depending one what you doing. the tb camera is better has more options. as for the 4g part of either phone with sprint you have to pay for it and extra 10 bucks and its not offered as in as many cities. michigan doesnt have it and they have to pay and extra 10 bucks for it. as for verizon its the same as the regular 3g and every month they are adding cities by the handfull. the thunderbolt also has video skype on 3g that works.these are the main differencec between the two i notice right off the bat. hope it helps?
     
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    I've about had it with Verizon. Their devices don't launch on time, when they do they are missing simple functionality or are rushed altogether, their customer service isn't helpful in the slightest, and now they're going to tiered data plans. I have a Thunderbolt now and I'm enjoying it, but I'm definitely going to another carrier when my contract is up.

    I like everything about the EVO 3D with the exception of the 3D itself. After reading reviews it seems tacked on and added at the expense of other important features (1080p recording and an 8MP shooter, for example). If only the Sensation wasn't *just* on T-Mobile...
     
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    Ya I'm thinking of gettin a 3d too

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