Sprint's after Xmas sale brings discounts on certain phones and tablets
0. phoneArena 14 Dec 2011, 21:07 posted on
Once the holiday shopping season ends on December 26th, retailers have inventory to dump and Sprint is no different; a leaked document shows that Sprint will be running an after Xmas sale until January 7th, cutting prices on a variety of phones and tablets...
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1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the only phones Sprint has of any value are the Epic 4G Touch and the iPhone 4S.
2. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
*cough* Evo 3d and Motorola Photon *cough**cough
3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
uhhh..no. they're pretty outdated compared to Verizon's entire high-end line-up. even AT&T is doing better than Sprint with their Holiday line-up.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
King, all three of those devices are good phones, as long as they are not priced the same as top end Verizons top end offerings, which they are not. Sprint is allowing their phones to run their course, 3 top end Androids and their new iPhone. I think most consumers will get 2 enjoyable years from the Epic, Photon, EVO3D, or iPhone.
6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
why would you get an EVO 3D or a Photon when you can get a significantly superior phone like the Epic 4G Touch? the consequential term of the contract heavily outweighs the price of the phone. when it comes to phones you go hard or you go home. i would never suggest an EVO 3D or a Photon over an Epic 4G Touch. you know what you do when you don't have enough to get the good phone? you save. just yesterday the Droid Razr was $169.99 on Amazon and you can get the Galaxy Nexus for $150 from LetsTalk w/ a coupon. both of those phones are easily worth the price difference over the EVO 3D and the Photon. deals like that come up all the time, especially now.
7. wumberpeb (Posts: 423; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Take a step back and think for a second king, you're calling a dual core phone "dated". Let's calm down a second...
Everyone's opinion is valid, but the photon and the evo 3d are still excellent phones. More people would agree with that than disagree, but while there are certainly better phones out there on the various carriers, these bolster a nice Sprint lineup to offer something for everyone. Besides, the reception on the photon completely blows every other sprint phone away
8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, i am. there is really no practical reason to choose either of those phones over the Epic 4G Touch except for maybe the Photon in certain special instances being that it has a GSM Radio for overseas roaming and the Webtop functionality but it's a reluctant trade off.
they're still good phones in Sprint's Line Up but they're completely overshadowed. what would you do?
10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2940; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Agreed with King. The huge 4.5 super amoled plus display, the dual core exynos processor on the Epic 4G Touch kills anything on sprint's network. Verizon has the super monster galaxy nexus, RAZR, and rezound. Even att has some good lte selections.
17. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Why do we assume the SG2E4G is so much better than the 3d? SuperAMOLED versus qHD, and 3d on top of it is the main reason. In terms of processor, they both have a 1.2 dual-core, even if the exyons is better. The camera is better in terms of megapixels, but the Evo is also packing 3d. Same RAM, we all know Sense is better than TW, and HTC is WAY more reliable than Sammy. Tell me where in there the Sammy is THAT much better???
19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
myself and many other people definitely prefer SA+ over qHD, it's a trade off but more in favor towards the GSII. 3D is a gimmick and Exynos is WAYYY superior to a 1.2GHz MSM8960. again 3D is a Gimmick and it just hurts my eyes to look at it. i bet people who own the EVO 3D has used 3D features less than 10% of the time they've owned the phone. TW4 is much easier on the processor and i actually prefer it over Sense 3. i don't know what you mean by HTC is more reliable but whatever.
21. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Would rather have over-saturated (but still good looking) colors, or a much sharper screen? WVGA is so 2010. 3d is a gimmick only if you want it to be, I find the 3d camera cool and useful, especially when showing off to non-geeky friends. And what real difference is there going between processors? They both can/will be able to handle whatever is throw at them for the next year.
And remind me how long it took the last line of SGS's to get upgraded?
22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
SA & SAA looks over saturated but SA+ looks really fine and i just jizz puddles at how true the blacks are. really nice display. qHD is nice to have too but it's not that big of a deal in practical use. i for one am not too picky about my screen resolution. 3D is not practical at all. it's just used to show off once to each friend and then it's pretty much useless after that. i would never sacrifice processing power for such a feature. i'm a guy that likes results and the best results come from the most powerful phone. take games like GTA III and Shadowrun for instance, these are both incredibly graphically intensive games for the platform and game developers that want the best results from a phone to play their games don't have Qualcomm S3s in mind, they have powerful SoCs like the OMAP4, Exynos & the A5 in mind for their next gen games which means S3s won't be able to take advantage of the games true potential like the developers intended.
it took a long time which was indeed very bad of Samsung but Samsung is catching on i think. they've really changed my mind about them from even a year ago.
25. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Once again, what does a slight difference in processing power have over 3d? Also, how is qHD not practical? And the best gaming on a phone is Onlive, which processing power doesn't matter at all. The main thing is resolution and connection.
26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's not slight, it's a pretty good bit more powerful. have you even played with an E4GT? it's really not that much better than WVGA. if the software wasn't supported for qHD you'd probably barely be able to tell a difference. i don't use Onlive and didn't that just come out anyway? xD
games was one example there's other aspects that this philosophy falls into as well not to mention the EVO 3D just lags.
27. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Your difference in processor is the same arguement as my difference in resolution. And up till now my 3d hasn't lagged at all, unless I keep it on for a week straight. And when it does, like all phones, I'll root it and make it twice as fast. And Onlive is the best gaming software out there, I highly recommend. If you buy the controller and have a good 4g/wifi connection, you can play games like Assassins Creed in your phone's highest resolution.
28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i've seen plenty of instances of lag on the 3D. i have a friend that owns one. no it's not. there's no adverse effects behind having lower screen resolution especially when it's SA+. processing power is one of the most important factors when it comes to device support and that's what matters in the long run. an EVO 3D will always be weaker than a Galaxy S II, all rooting and over clocking does is change the magnitude of the comparison. i might try it out one day. is it a subscription service or what?
29. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Theres a subscription for $10 to get a bunch of lesser-known games, but other than that you can either buy games for a cheaper price than console or just rent them for a certain amount of time
30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'm sure it's nice but i have Xbox LIVE for hardcore gaming. my phone is my casual cove.
16. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Was I talking about Verizon/AT&T? No, I was talking about Sprint.
18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
and what i was talking about are phones of real value that Sprint contributes to the Mobile Space. if i had a choice between any carrier i wouldn't go to Sprint for an EVO 3D i'd go to Verizon for a Rezound and i wouldn't go to Sprint for a Photon either i would go to Verizon for a Droid Razr now if i wanted a Galaxy S II i would probably get the Epic 4G Touch on Sprint.
23. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Anyone with half a brain would go to Verizon and take the Rezound/Nexus, but if your with Sprint, WHICH I was talking about, I would get the Photon/Evo
24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
you misunderstood what i was talking about first so i was just clearing you up. well that's a really bad decision but whatever man.
15. illuminatemyfate (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)
i chose the EVO 3D over the Epic Touch and I have no regrets. When I played with them both in the store the browser ran faster on the EVO 3D, the screen looked sharper due to the higher resolution and the phone runs just fine. It's a duel core, I like HTC sense and HTC phones in general. The only issue I have is the camera is a downgrade from the original EVO 4G (which my girlfriend has). Other than that I am completely satisfied. I have no doubt the Epic Touch is a great phone as well, but after playing with them both I liked the EVO 3D more and I'm sure there are lots of people who feel the same way.
20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
actually when i play with them the E4GT performs better in the Browser department IMO. i have a Droid 3 and the EVO 3D feels like a downgrade compared to it with it's powerful OMAP4 chipset. if the E4GT were on Verizon under a different moniker then i would probably take it over my Droid 3 but there would be trade offs.
4. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
The only appleaing deal is the Evo 3D, Everything else is already offered cheap.
12. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
X is the Greek letter for Christ, so it is just an abbreviation, not a replacement. Calm down
14. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
You do know sticking up for Christ by shouting insults kinda goes against His teachings and defeats the purpose of sticking up for Christ, right?
11. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
in REAL WORLD, those dual-core phones mentioned are just the same.. you guys dont have to bother comparing them over.. because they will just give you the same performance.. SGS2 is just better on paper but they are all the same..