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Motorola DROID X vs. HTC EVO 4G

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

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 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. stix26 (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)

Good comparison. Im ok to not have the video chat and 4G . We know sprint likes to be the 1st to do things but they have never been know to be the best at anything. So ill take the X. Those are the only 2 areas the Evo would do beter in anyway.

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 16:14

3. de2philly (Posts: 31; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)

Whats wrong with being years ahead of the competition in technology and being way cheaper than the only network that is better than Sprints (Verizon)? I think having a prob.slightly better phone w/ the EVO with a great network and saving $40 a month is equal to having a slightly better network w/ Verizon, no?

posted on 14 Jul 2010, 09:18

11. matt512 (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Jul 2010)

So if I pay $85 a month with Verizon, your'e telling me I can get the same features on Sprint for $45? I'd like to see that in writing.

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 23:31

13. IHatePhones (Posts: 99; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)

Well $15 a month saved with Sprint still isn't anything to sneeze at. $360 total saved for the 2 year contract you're on... That's almost another phone at full retail cost. But hey that's just me I guess.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 13:42

18. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)

How is booting up an already dieing 3G network and calling it 4G being years ahead??? they practically screwed themselves over

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 14:32

2. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)

bottom line, both are fantastic top of the line phones with small differences. You'd be hard pressed to find any device that could definitively top both of these. I personally prefer the Droid X because I'm a Droid Nut but I've used both and honestly even though the Droid X is slightly faster their both top notch and excellent quality.

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 23:33

14. IHatePhones (Posts: 99; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)

A nut about Droid the name or Droid the phone? They have two manufacturers making their "Droid" line, Motorola and HTC. They ALL run the Android OS. They just thought ahead and licensed the word "Droid" from Lucasfilms. (Smart move by the way Verizon, as more people now know the brand than they know what the heck it is!). That was NOT directed at op btw, it's just that I have an Android on Sprint and people ask me all the time if it is a "Droid" lol. And this has been great for Motorola too, as all they had prior was the Razr line and that was years ago.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 01:32

16. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)

oh yes I obviously meant I'm a lucasart droid nut jeez man cut me some slack haha. I meant the Droid Line including HTC and Moto Devices. I llike them because of their styling and their general top of the line demeanor

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 22:22

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

droid is really any verizon android phone that is top of the line, lg may be included in this now that they have got their feet wet in the smart phone game.

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 16:16

4. de2philly (Posts: 31; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)

Unless you need constant international service I still dont get why 90% of Americans arent on Sprint or Verizon. They are both #1 (Verizon) #2 (Sprint) in dropped calls nationwide. Verizon has the best overall 3G & Voice (Sprint is JUST behind them) and Sprint is the only with 4G (Sprint will also be about $40 cheaper a month per line) - why people go with T-MO or especially AT&T anymore still boggles my mind. Haters welcome.

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 22:00

7. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)

no hater here. T-mobile's practicaly bankrupt, and AT&T is the worst network I've had the miss fortune of trying

posted on 14 Jul 2010, 05:22

10. baldilocks (Posts: 829; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

Because AT&T simply has better coverage where I am. Sprints network (at least in Delaware) has always been and still is a joke. Traveling in Erie, PA and parts of Eastern Kentucky many friends with Sprint or Verizon were shit out of luck when it came to service - AT&T was great. THAT's why not everyone wants to be on Sprint or Verizon. (That and the freedom to use many unlocked GSM phones on AT&T is another good reason.)

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 18:22

5. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

both great phones but in the end sprint is cheaper and Id rather pay 40 less to use the same network as the droid x and have only a phone that is about 1% less then it

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 18:54

6. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)

but on a network thats about %60 of verizons?

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 22:57

8. de2philly (Posts: 31; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)

? Wrong - Sprint is 2nd behind Verizon in dropped calls and 2nd in 3G coverage; and has 4G now which Verizon doesnt; and when Verizon does Sprints coverage will still be 10's of millions of people covered ahead of Verizon with 4G. Plus Sprint & Verizon has a roaming agreement; 60%? I'd say more like 96% but with 4G --- so if paying $40 a month more to pay is what you want (if you live in Montana or if you are willing to pay that for 1 less dropped call a month) so be it. lol

posted on 14 Jul 2010, 00:47

9. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)

You do realize that that WiMax crap isn't frickin 4G god damnit. No one understands that WiMax is just a slightly faster version of 3G it's implementation is just way more expensive than more commonly used 3G so it backshelfed until Sprint for some ungodly reason decided to resurrect the beaten dog and give it a shot. Lte is 4G, Lte is real, Lte is unbelievably fast, faster than WiMax, Lte is the new standard, Lte will open up so many possibilities that it will change the way we think about phones, and Verizon will be the first reliable mainstream network to launch it. And also idk what the hell kind of roaming agreement sprint has with verizon all I know is that the reason I switched from sprint to verizon was because the call quality on verizon was superior and I was gettin up to 15 dropped calls in my regular working month, after switching to verizon about 3 years ago I think I've had two.

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 08:35

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

"and when Verizon does Sprints coverage will still be 10's of millions of people covered ahead of Verizon with 4G" For the record Sprint is the first company to have a 4g phone true however they are not the first to have a 4g network. Verizon has been building up their 4g network and stopped adding to their 3g network for over 2 years now. Plus Verizon makes more money than Sprint by a lot and they bought more then 65% of the LTE (4g) spectrum in the US and even with the roaming agrrement which CURRENTLY allows Sprint to use Verizon's network Verizon still has 35% more coverage nationwide. So no Sprint is not now or will they ever be better than Verizon or have more coverage. That's why Verizon doesn't attact Sprint or Tmobile because its would be like picking on a 5th grader. As for AT&T Verizon only attacts their networks to smash the Iphone basically saying great phone..terrible network. Oh as far of the review, I like both phones and I'm sure just about anybody can get what they need from both devices. As long as they have coverage

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 23:49

15. IHatePhones (Posts: 99; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)

They'll have better coverage when Sprint buys out Verizon.... Yeah, I uh thought it sounded pretty unrealistic as soon as I typed it too...

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 01:34

17. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)

maybe if you reversed the names it might be more likely. for the most part though both are unlikely verizons been building Lte for years they wouldn't buy WiMax

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 12:27

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

Black, you're a bit of an idiot. Neither WiMax OR LTE are true 4G speeds according to the ITU. ITU specifies 4G speeds being 100+ mbps. Granted, LTE is rated at 100mbps but will NOT perform anywhere near that on the user end. Verizons LTE network is estimated to deliver 8-12 mbps on the user end while WiMax is currently delivering between 5-10mbps. Yes LTE is faster than WiMax at its current state but when WiMax gets its IEEE 802.11m upgrade (aka WiMax II) Speeds will be 1GBPS+. Also Sprint had several very large partners that greatly reduced their cost of building the WiMax infrastructure ya know like Google, Time Warner, and believe me the list goes on. Now perhaps with your extensive insight into mobile technology and related info you can tell us all why such distinguished well performing companies such as these would support something you correlated to a "beaten dog"? Hmm sounds like you have no clue what direction WiMax is REALLY headed. It will eventually be used for mobile internet WITHOUT phone capabilities turning ENTIRE CITIES in to a giant hotspot all while helping Sprint and Clearwire generate the revenue they need to build yet another network with ADVANCED LTE specifically designed to handle cell phones with it's IMS technology for VOIP and blazing fast internet for handsets. Sprint has assets in the $20billion area when concerning spectrum and is poising for more than just a bright future with cell phones but all of connectivity as a whole. Not to mention they will keep unlimited Data when your big red is doing away with it at the end of the month. Hmmm yet another game breaker not to mention the price of plans. Oh and look for Sprint and T-mobile to merge in the next 18months which will give Sprint ever MORE revenue to build it better, not to mention a savory tie to a European telecom GIANT that will spawn the growth of a true WORLD WIDE NETWORK. Thank you have a nice day

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 12:30

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

SMH, You're kind of misinformed too, or maybe ignorant, I'm not sure yet. Read comment below and watch out for SPRINT

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 18:49

24. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)

Really, because after you pathetic display of totally baised information and wild world wide network theories are laughable, I figure I'll crush you now with Lte advanced, future upgrade to the Lte nework with minimum 100 mbps mobile speeds and minimum semi mobile and fixed speeds of just north of 1gbps, while tests have been successfully preformed with operating speeds of semi mobile devices at over 1.6 gbps. I don't know if your just misinformed, ignorant, or both but read this link and watch out for verizon. bitch http://www.3gpp.org/LTE-Advanced

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 22:11

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

Hmm could SWEAR I did mention LTE advanced,but dumbshits like you cant read the fine print lol. biased nothing VZW is a joke, why do you think Vodafone is starting to distance itself... hmmm get off the big red ball sack BRA lol

posted on 22 Jul 2010, 07:55

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

This mcdach3 really needs to calm down....seriously...first of all Sprint tried the merger thing already and that worked out so great for them....NOT. Plus no one is saying that Sprint is bad at all but they wont be able to keep up with VZW. Lets use logic here Verizon Wireless does cost more per month but they still have over 30 Million more subscribers and they looses less customers then Sprint does. So that means VZW has more money to build up their network faster. Couple that with the fact that they bought up most of the LTE spectrum than how couls Sprint catch them? Oh and as far as them loosing their unlimted plans well I'm sure that will happen but not uintil after they roll out their 4g which is not next month (smh). I'm also sure Sprint would eventually do away with them as well. Again mcdach3 use logic Sprint is a business how could they make money spending billions on a network and then giving the service away? Unlimited data plans means network conjection , especially when voip is being impletmented, and then no one will want them anyway...Tell me I'm misinformed when I review cell phone complanies for a lving....SMH

posted on 22 Jul 2010, 07:58

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

PS: Vodafone own 49% of VZW so no they not seprarting from them. When VZW makes money Vodafone makes money. In fact Verizon Communication and Vodafone may even merger (which I hope they do not) so again you're wrong.

posted on 22 Jul 2010, 15:20

28. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)

id read your fine god damn print you little bitch, i also adressed it as bullshit, Lte is verizons, they own so much of the spectrum that sprint could never be a major lte vendor so shut the hell up and listen to what im saying retard

posted on 22 Jul 2010, 17:38

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

Verizon and Voda wont merge (not merger) While Voda is the parent company to VZW and pratically gave them the assets to build their network, Voda and VZW are in a bout bc Verizon is refusing to pay Voda it dividends from the heavy investment Voda has mad into verizon, hence the distance I was referring to. Trust me I know more about this than you do :) currently on the exec side of a big wireless company :)

posted on 22 Jul 2010, 17:42

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

OH and hey dipshit, why don't you pop over to Boy Genius and read the newly posted article about sprint :) sprint has WAY WAY WAY more spectrum than anyone else and will be the ONLY UNLIMITED LTE VENDOR VERY SOON get your facts straight fuck tard. LTE is not owned by verizon they aren't even the first to deploy it. There are companies in other parts of the world that have had it deployed for public consumption for several months now. God I love being right and especially when the press just reinforces what I say. P.S. I'll enjoy resting my balls on your chin thunder cunt :)

posted on 22 Jul 2010, 17:48

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

Hmm what are the odds that a tech forum would post an article such as the one on BGR today following our little debate? Hmm you review cell companies for a living? Obviously you aren't that good at your job or you would have known to pay attention to spectrum auctions and who's really ahead of who :) did I mention I work to keep one of these big 4 up and running? hmm sounds like I know just a little bit more than you.

posted on 22 Jul 2010, 21:43

32. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)

retard, i so that article and laughed my ass off, verizon owns over 60% of the Lte spectrum so yeah, FAIL ON YOU RETARF THEY"LL NEVER OWN ENOUGH TO BE BETTER

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