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Replace my Evo with a Samsung Galaxy S II?

Journeyman

Replace my Evo with a Samsung Galaxy S II?

I have had my Evo 4G since release in June of 2010 and I am starting to get ancy and am looking to replace it. I have been considering the Samsung Galaxy IIs (available by preorder only) with an even larger screen. What do all of you other Evo owners think?

Please Vote:

Replace the evo 4g with the Samsung galaxy S II: YES or NO?

and if no, what else would you consider for a replacement?

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Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch

The Epic 4G Touch, also known as the Samsung Galaxy S II, for Sprint is a premium Android-powered smartphone that has been designed to deliver the best multi-layered entertainment experience through superior speed and display innovation. Its 3G/4G speeds paired with a 1.2GHz dual core processor give lightning-fast access and downloads of movies, games, web, and thousandss of applications with no buffering, no lag time, and no disruption to your entertainment. The Epic 4G Touch gives you entertainment content on-the-go with its ultra-thin design, huge 4.52 inch touch screen and unrivaled Super AMOLED Plus technology offering deeper, richer color for the best display and picture quality. The Epic 4G Touch also includes an 8 megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and flash that shoots HD video with incredible detail. A 2 megapixel front-facing camera is perfect for self-portraits and video chat. Access premium entertainment content- movies and next day TV on Samsung Media Hub.

Highlights
  • Amazing 4G Android Smartphone Featuring A Huge 4.52" Super AMOLED Plus Display
  • Dual-core 1.2GHz Samsung Exynos Processor For Lightning-fast Access and Quick Downloads
  • Dual Cameras - Advanced 8MP Camera and 2MP Front-facing Camera For Video Chats, Live Share and More
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Capability Connects Up To 8 Wi-Fi-enabled Devices To The Internet
  • Record In HD and Easily Playback Wirelessly On Your HD TV and Other DLNA Certified Devices
  • Popular Apps Pre-loaded With Thousands More Available In The Android Market
  • Integrated GPS Supports Location-based Apps Such As Google Maps and Sprint Navigation
  • Simultaneous Voice and Data Capability In 4G and WiFi Mode - For Increased Multitasking
  • Voice Talk By Vlingo Allows You To Give Voice Commands For Voice Dial, Text, Web Browsing and More
  • Sprint Apps Like Sprint Zone, Sprint TV and Movies, Sprint Navigation, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
What's In The Box
  • Battery - Yes
  • Charger - AC Phone Charger
  • Reference Guide - Get Started Guide (English and Spanish), Important Information Booklet
  • USB Cable - Yes
Messaging Features
  • Mobile Web Browsing - Yes
  • Email Client - Access To Web-based Email Like Gmail and Microsoft Exchange Email, Calendar, Contacts, and More
  • Multimedia Messaging - Send and Receive Picture and Video Messages
  • Instant Messenger - Supports Google Talk and Other Web-based Instant Messaging Services
  • Text Messaging (SMS) - Send and Receive Text Messages
  • HTML Web Browsing - Surf The Web On Sprint's WiMax 4G Network For A Desktop, Broadband-like Experience
Entertainment
  • App Store - Shop Thousands of Apps In The Android Market
  • Custom Ringtones - Yes
  • Customizable Graphics - Yes
  • Facebook - Yes
  • Photo Apps - Advanced On-device Photo Editor For Basic Photo Editing, Fun Effects, and More
  • Games - Pre-loaded and More Downloadable From The Android Market
  • MP3 Player - Yes
  • MP3 Ringtones - Yes
  • MySpace - Yes
  • Picture Caller ID - Yes
  • Ringer Profiles - Yes
  • Streaming Multimedia Support - Watch TV, Video, and Movies On Your Phone, Connect To Your TV With HDTV Accessory
  • Twitter - Yes
  • Polyphonic Ringtones - Yes
Digital Camera
  • Front-facing Camera - 2MP Front-facing Camera
  • Video Chat - Yes
  • Zoom - Yes
  • Camera Megapixels - Primary: 8MP Camera/ Camcorder; Front-facing: 2MP Camera/ Camcorder
  • Capture Modes - Multiple Capture Modes
  • Geo-Tagging - Advanced 8MP Digital Camera Uses Integrated GPS To Tag The Location Of Your Photos
  • High-End Camera - Advanced 8 MP Camera With A Front-facing Camera For Video Chat and Self-portraits
  • Video Capture / Camcorder - Capture and Playback HD Video In 1080p
  • Camera - 8MP Primary Camera and 2MP Front-facing Camera
Advanced Features
  • Text to Speech - Yes
  • DLNA - Yes
  • Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP) - Stream Music Wirelessly With Stereo Bluetooth-enabled Headset (Not included)
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology - Connect Wirelessly To Other Bluetooth-enabled Devices Including Car Kits, Computers, and More
  • Google - Google's Android OS 2.3 "Gingerbread"
  • GPS Services Support - Supports Location-based Services Like Geo-tagging, Google Maps and Sprint Navigation
  • PC Synchronization - Yes
  • Swype - Text With Swype - Simply Slide Your Finger Over The Letters To Draft A Text Message
  • Use This Phone As A Modem - 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Capability, Supporting Up To 8 WiFi-enabled Devices Simultaneously
  • Upgradeable - Yes
  • Voice-driven Menus - Voice Talk By Vlingo Allows You To Give Voice Commands For Voice Dial, Text, Web Browsing and More
  • Visual Voicemail - Listen To Your Voicemail Messages In Any Order and Easily Manage Your Inbox Without Calling In
Core Features
  • Voice-activated Dialing - Voice Talk By Vlingo Allows You To Give Voice Commands For Voice Dial, Text, Web Browsing and More
  • Alarm - Yes
  • Calendar - Yes
  • Color - Black
  • Calculator - Yes
  • Color Main Display - 4.52", 800 x 480 Pixel, 16M Color, WVGA Super AMOLED Plus Display
  • Style - Candy Bar
  • Vibrate - Yes
  • Voice Memo - Yes
  • Speakerphone - Yes
  • To-Do List - Yes
  • PDA Device - Yes
Battery
  • Battery Type - Li-Ion
  • Talk Time - Up To 8.7 Hours
  • Standby Time - Up To 12.5 Days
Technical Specifications
  • Network Compatibility - CDMA 800, 1900
  • Phonebook Capacity - Limited Only By Available Memory
  • Built-In Memory - 16GB
  • Hearing Aid Compatible - M4/T3
  • 4G - Yes, Where Available
  • WiMax - Yes
  • Dimensions - 5.1" x 2.7" x 0.4"
  • Weight - 4.5 Ounces
  • WiFi - 802.11 b/g/n/a
  • Expandable Memory Capacity - Up To 32 GB
  • Standard 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack - Yes
  • Compatible Carrier - Sprint
  • 3G Data Speeds - Yes, Where Available
  • 4G/3G - Yes, Where Available
  • Data Download Speed - 4G/ WiMax 1xEV-DO Rev. A
  • Touch Screen - 4.52" Super AMOLED Plus Touch Screen
  • Multiple Numbers Per Name - Yes
  • Processor Type - Samsung Exynos 1.2GHz Dual-core Processor
  • Processor Speed - Dual-core 1.2GHz
  • Platform / Operating System - Google's Android OS 2.3 "Gingerbread"
  • Predictive Text Entry - Yes
  • Mobile Hotspot - 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Capability, Supporting Up To 8 WiFi-enabled Devices Simultaneously
  • Micro-USB Port - Yes
Compatible Rate Plans
  • Device Supports Sprint Everything Plans - Yes
  • Available For Purchase Without Service Plan - Yes
  • Early Termination Fee - Up To $200.00
Compatible Features
  • Sprint 4G Premium Data Option - Yes
  • Sprint 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Option - Yes
  • Sprint Messaging Plan Options - Yes
  • Sprint GPS Plan Options - Yes
  • Sprint Voice Plan Options - Yes
  • Sprint Data Premier Plan Options - Yes
Required Phone Features
  • Required Phone Feature - Yes, $10 Premium Data Feature Required
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Wizard

Replace my Evo with a Samsung Galaxy S II?

I am debating this right now as well.  I am a bit iffy on the TouchWiz interface and I'm not sure I would ever stop hitting the home button thinking it was menu.  That's why I haven't pre-ordered it yet.  I'm going to have to go and play with one in person.  There are several things with my Evo that will probably keep me away from a HTC phone this next round....based mainly on the quality of their parts like camera sensors, speakers, battery life.  Sense doesn't out weigh those items for me.  BUT my Evo works (even with its frustrations), its fast and does what I need.  It's not like how big of a jump the Hero was to the Evo.  My gawd that Hero was garbage.  Overall though, I might pull the trigger considering that this time next year, I'd be up for a new phone upgrade again.

Features that I would be looking forward to:

  • STEREO SOUND during video recording - DUH who would put MONO in a recorder?  [HTC]
  • 1080 recording
  • AMOLED+ screen
  • huge internal storage [Evo's memory leak is killing me] + microSD expansion
  • 1GB of RAM and that sweet, sweet Exynos processor
  • Improved battery life
  • Better speaker phone and ear piece quality - Evo's have broken on me 2 times.

Features holding me back:

  • KICK-FLI.PPING-STAND - best feature of Evo for sure and pretty much the big one for me
  • no NFC included (hey, I don't use it now, but would like to have the option in the future)
  • Samsung's wretched update history (even for their marquee phones) - especially with ICS around the corner
  • Samsung's terrible GPS history
  • No dedicated camera button - not the end all, be all, but it'd be nice
  • Extra expense of another car dock
GrandMaster

Replace my Evo with a Samsung Galaxy S II?

im so used to sense i cant really see myself re learing a new set up. plus even with all the problems HTC has kicked out quite a few updates and MR pretty fast compared to other phones. true there are still some bugs but all in all like you said. my phone works and its still pretty quick. i still might jump on the 3D wagon..played with one the other day and the 3D abilities were pretty sweet...even though you can only send them to someone with a 3D capable phone..but still...sweet.

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