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Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G

0. phoneArena 13 Jul 2010, 07:02 posted on

Standing in with a 4.3” display with the backing of the third wireless carrier in the country and a well known modern day smartphone maker, the HTC EVO 4G has already been able to capture some mind share as it kick started the summer with a bang. On the other corner, we have the soon-to-be released Motorola DROID X which ...

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posted on 22 Jul 2010, 22:00

33. mcdach3 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)

it's ok we all know I'm right :) I'd be butt hurt too if I just got raped by my cock haha later pumpkin

posted on 23 Jul 2010, 02:45

34. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

@mcdach3 - regardless of your supposedly vast knowledge of all things wireless and position as an exec. (i guess) your faith in the all powerful Sprint falls a little short. You seem to elaborate on the "future" of the wireless industry but can you humor me for a minute and elaborate on why Sprint seems to lose football stadiums of customers seems like every quarter? And why are they still number 3 wireless carrier? Not even number 2 in the game... Sprint has free nights & weekends startin at 12 noon, free unlimited, pick 75 favs, unlimited+ data, no contract, call any house phone, car phone, bag phone, free calls to Mars, no roaming on Jupiter, upgrade your phone every hour, free any phones all for $6.99/mo, hell Sprint will even pay you $69.99/mo to carry their service (very exaggerated i know but you get the point). This bastard Dan Hesse gives everything away but still...number 3, almost in danger of bein passed up by T-Mobile. So if you can intelligently answer my two questions with a valid reason why your ramblings of the "diamond" that Sprint has up their sleeve i'd like to hear it b/c as far as I (and the rest of america except for some odd reason you) can tell, what you are sayin and what actually is reality don't line up. Which further confuses me on why you have this lofty attitude... So congratulations sir, trophy goes to you for the most elaborate argument about absolutely nothin at all. Cheers.

posted on 23 Jul 2010, 04:26

35. mcdach3 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)

@cricket - the answer to both of those questions is the same. The problem is not what is going on right now but what has happened in the past. A lot of people have a bad taste from Sprint bc of poor customer service in the past and rightfully so. Their customer service has sucked as well as their business plan. The one thing they have done right over the past 10-15 years is invest in spectrum and that puts them in a very advantageous position. They are loosing customer on the prepay side but that churn is slowing down every quarter and quite a few of those subs "jumping ship" are moving to their boost mobile or virgin mobile side which still translates to revenue. With the adaptation of 3G CDMA devices on boost for unlimited EVERYTHING for $60 a month people see that value of NO CONTRACT. Same thing with Virgin Mobile, the devices are getting better and people are starting to notice. Because of those two subsidiaries over the next decade we will see a GIANT shift in the telecom industry in the US to pre pay, no contract service. A big part of the world already operates this way so its really no surprise. Look at Verizon starting to sell their 5-spot prepay, no contract hotspot, the other US carriers will being following in suit bc it is good for business and is solid revenue. Sprint is losing subs because of what Forsee and his admin did to the company with the Nextel Merger and poor Customer service guidelines but they aren't really losing all of the subs that are terminating contracts and its almost advantageous given it SAVES THEM TIME AND MONEY ON CUSTOMER SERVICE. Boost and Virgin are both 90 percent automated service. If all of Sprints assets were combined into one big number they would probably be a much closer 3rd if not 2nd. They have been bleeding subs very rapidly yes you are right but they have begun slowing the bleeding and have been very creative with generating revenue while "losing" subs for a write off bc they are still gaining revenue on their pre-paid side. It will turn around soon and S will be a dominating contender once again. You guys really don't have to believe me but I'm right and paying attention to what I am saying and researching it and possible even investing in some stock after INTENSIVE research would be a really good idea. I don't work for S but I do own stock there and from when I bought it up to this point I am up well over 130%, so like I said, I'm not telling, I'm just saying

posted on 23 Jul 2010, 11:15

36. SMH (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)

For the record @mcdach3 Sprint's is also loosing post paid customers as their 1st quarter reports a Postpaid Churn rate of 2.15 percent compared to Verizon and At&t both being at 1.07 percent which is way lower by industry standards. Also I highly doubt your an executive of anything important otherwise you wouldn't be arguing your pointless non facts in the comments. I think you just work for Sprint but I do applaud your passion Also for you to believe that Sprint bought WAY WAY more of the LTE Sprectrum lets me also know that you're clueless. The LTE Spectrum was auctioned so what money does Sprint have over Verizon or even At&t to out bid them? Verizon has been the leader in revenue for years now even when At&t had more customers and At&t is a worldwide company doing quite well besides their inferior service. Sprint was on the verge of bankrupt and although there making a good comeback they still have a lot of ground to make up. So yes there is some bias here for both Sprint and Verizon I can see by reading everone's comments but the fact is as long as there are cell phones Verizon would always be near the top. As of now Sprint is not going to catch Verizon and that's because Sprint has to keep lowering their prices to keep there customers but loosing money from their bottom line (not saying there in the red) so they have less money to build with. So you see like or not the only was Sprint could be as big as Verizon is if Verizon buys Sprint which is more likely then Sprint beng bigger than Verizon***** Also for the record Verizon showed in their reports that they still have the most loyal customer and JD Powers rates them to have the best cell phone service, customer service (or sometimes a close second to T-mobile but number 1 in 09) and the Motorola Droid was voting as the gadget of the year selling 1 million devcies faster than the Iphone 3gs***Lastly with Verizon starting to come out with powerful phone customer's like they have no reason to be doubted by anyone and if Sprint ever really became a threat Sprint would just align their Prices with At&t and Verizon so that advantage would be meaningless at that point at that time because monthly prices could be changed at antyime as shown in the past

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 22:42

38. dsg_cobra (Posts: 35; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)

mcdoosh i mean @ mcdach3 what he means is wimax which is still cdma non global, is dieing because the global standard in countries like china and japan and europe are going with lte as their standard aswell. which means they will see it is a dead end and wimax 2 will never surface water when they see how far verizon and at&t succeed with lte they will stop hoping they didnt waste to much money and start fresh with lte. now sit back and watch how lte changes the world. your garage door remote and security alarms and much much more will all use lte look at verizon's site for open development and all the inventors that make things that work off verizons network now and think about how much more will come with 5-6x's the speed.

posted on 31 Jul 2010, 00:01

40. kabukijoe (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

Please.... there's nothing to "watch out" for. If Verizon gets something like that the average American wouldn't pay the ridiculous fees they would ask for to use it, VZW is FAR too greedy and only getting worse... Their ridiculous 3G fees are already gradually pissing their customers off more and more every day. You wouldn't be able to use LTE Advanced on VZW unless you had the money to fly your private jet to the Verizon store to sign up.

posted on 15 Aug 2010, 10:51

46. Xavier82 (unregistered)

I have Sprint and I have free roaming on Verizon network on the rare instances I don't have service with sprint. The ONLY time that has happened was when I was in the mountains on vacation in TN. Anyways, I pay nothing to roam. I never lose calls as I can always make them either on sprint or from verizon. I love sprint, and I pay less and get more with my plan. I mean come on! Unlimited talk, text, and data with free roaming and 4g service (which I have in Orlando) for only $79 (thats including the 10.00 for the 4g service!)! Speaking of 4g I'm already averaging about 5-6 mbps on the 4g network which is awesome to me. Eventually it will be up to 12mpbs and I'm sure higher later on as they develop the technology but really, I don't think I need more than that for me to be happy. I'm extremely happy with 5mbps as it is.

posted on 18 Jul 2010, 12:52

19. Glorfindale (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)

Boy, Motorola really made a comeback here. Two successful flagship devices of excellent design and quality. I'd be surprised if Moto actually went back to basic devices now. For the review, great success on both devices. I'll probably go for the X when I'm eligible.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 02:41

20. InJuxHurYlem (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)

There is NO argument about the networks. Sprint's network is good, though not as good as Verizon. However, Sprint users are allowed to roam on the Verizon network for free. I was on the northern California coast camping last weekend. There was no Sprint coverage within 40 miles and I was happily data roaming, for free, on the Verizon network. And if you happen to live in 4G area, then that's gravy. So, yes, you have to be crazy not to be with Sprint right now. The historic issue with Sprint was their terrible phone line-up. With the Hero and Moment and now the EVO and Epic, you can't say that any more.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 20:44

21. dvancleave (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Jul 2010)

Well, I have a unique advantage in comparing Sprint with Verizon. I personally carry a Verizon phone of my own. And I also carry a Sprint phone with my job. And I do a lot of driving throughout Central and Southern Indiana, sometimes down into Kentucky. So I can compare the two side-by-side. Obviously both have good coverage in high density areas (more developed). But I have been noticing that my Sprint phone tends to have more bars on avergae in remote ares than my Verizon phone. Of course the make and model of the phones could come into play. And I am merely comparing the signal strength. But I have had just as many dropped calls with Verizon as I have with Sprint. I am out of contract with Verizon on July 25. I have been with them for 7 years now and I am satisfied with the service. But Verizon definitely costs more, especially when you add data and texting plans. So I am going to take a gamble and make the switch to Sprint this time around. And I'm probably going to opt for the Evo. Oh, I also have a Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Adapter for my laptop that my job provides. And it works great! I won't bash Verizon. They do have a great network. It's just economics.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 22:55

39. dsg_cobra (Posts: 35; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)

i work for verizon and although it saddens me that you will be canceling your service, your mature approach makes since and i cant complain or bash. if only more people that canceled were like this. the majority of the time its for impulse decisions like iphone and that pisses me off to no end.

posted on 08 Aug 2010, 18:13

44. ilkesmrtphnz (unregistered)

are you guys seriously arguing over phones, carriers, and networks?! how about we all grow up, just use the phone were happy with, and stop fighting on the internet over objects.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 11:01

45. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)

Its funny how people defend there phone and carrier. Do you think these carriers give a shit about any of you besides taking your money, then why do you care so much about them?

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 20:27

47. steveymacjr (unregistered)

I have two things.. First you Can use a CDMA internationally, checkout sprint.com/sww and vzw.com/international this article needs to be corrected with this information. Second, in the hotspot section you made it seem like the only difference between the Droid X's and the eVO's hotspot is that the EVO can handle more connections, while that is true, the biggest difference is that Verizon puts a 2Gb cap on the data you can use ..Sprint's hotspot has no such cap, be it on 3G or 4G... This is a huge difference, just last month i used 20Gb of data since i use my phone in my car pool, and share the connection with 3 other people, the Droid X user in the car won't allow his to be shared:)

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 13:29

48. David Rietz (unregistered)

verizon is a much much stronger service, I own both phones so I would know. The X has a better battery life and more efficient processor. Also a better aspect ratio. The evo has a smoother interface and a front camera for video calling. In my opinion you cant go wrong with either one, but verizon pushed the X a bit farther!

posted on 12 Dec 2010, 13:25

49. cameraguy (unregistered)

The sample photos provided for the two cameras do not support the conclusion of the testers that the Droid X takes better pictures than the Evo. The resolution and apparent sharpness of the pictures taken by the Evo is clearly greater than the pics taken by the Droid X.

I don't have either of these phones, so I'm only going by what I see in this review, but I wonder if the photos got labeled incorrectly? There is just no way that one could conclude that the Droid X produced better photos based on these samples.

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