The guys at Gizmodo had lots of love for the EVO 4G LTE. I've been rockin the original EVO 4G for 2+ years, and I'm thinking it's time to snag a new device. With more than a dozen devices expected this year, maybe I should wait?
It always depends on how much I like a device before I jump on it. Regardless of upgrade eligibility or pricing, I always make my decision on how I feel about what the device is offering me and what it can do to make how I communicate and consume media easier. When I started doing dev work, my decisions became a little easier, because all I would use would be a Nexus, and feature wise it fit me.
I feel that this is a worthy predecessor to the original EVO 4G so I will be upgrading. I'm mostly like the fact that it has SD card support, dedicated camera button, and of course the kickstand is back. I'm not too worried about LTE coming to my area because eventually it will.
I live in the DFW area. We have 4g, but it the coverage isn't very good, so I never use it anyway. Maybe the LTE coverage will be better. I also have the original Evo 4g. It is still a great phone, but will check out the 4g LTE when available.
Hey, I'm in Fort Worth! LTE should have better coverage because the LTE towers have the radios up on the pole near the antennas rather than down on the ground. This means about 20% stronger signal because of less signal loss.
Here's a Sprint NV tower after the upgrade. The long things are the antennae. The boxes behind them are the radios.
I am very excited about this. Hearing that Sprint is trying to make their LTE be the best with HD voice is great news. I will stand by my words when I say that right now Sprint may be cutting some costs but when they finish this LTE network I think that VZW will have a challenge. Sprint knows what they are doing and people are judging them to hard right now. I have faith that Sprint will make a super powerful network with this LTE.