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Samsung had it's day, and the last decent Samsung smartphone IMHO was the i700, circa 2004. Since then, build quality has declined, and the devices feel cheap. Hardware is no contest when comparing to the EVO LTE. Cell signal will be superior due to the processor, the camera will be unbelievable, and the audio system will be unparalleled in the Android world.

The Galaxy Nexus is already old news, outdated, and halfway through it's life cycle.

I'll take the superior hardware of the HTC any day, as I know there will be Dev support, and if you must have AOSP, you know that will be on the way, with it only being a matter of time. The original EVO was first rooted 2 weeks prior to it's release, so I have no doubts the same will be true for the LTE.

Overall, the HTC is just a vastly superior phone.
 
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yes yes, and then the galaxy s3, and then super pone 87, and then 2012 and the world ends. It's impossible to keep up unless you want to shell out roughly 500 bucks every few months. I like the nexus, I wanted the on screen touch buttons, i'm sure i'll be happy.
 
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The original EVO was first rooted 2 weeks prior to it's release, so I have no doubts the same will be true for the LTE.

Overall, the HTC is just a vastly superior phone.
This is where I have some concern. The OG Evo was rooted immediately for 2 reasons. 1) they were handed out freely at Google IO before release, and 2) Android 2.1 had way more holes. ( #2 is just speculation on my part).

Since the Evo, HTC has stepped up its bootloader locking game. Some of the newer devices have had to wait quite a while before getting s-off or even root (if I remember correctly). I know HTC has set up the HTC dev site, but from what I understand, that still leaves S-on. Unlocked, but S-on OOW (which, I'm not really concerned with the OOW since I accept that warranty is void once I root)

IDK. Just some thoughts. If anyone wants to correct me on any of this, please do. I'm sure I got some stuff wrong here.

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yes yes, and then the galaxy s3, and then super pone 87, and then 2012 and the world ends. It's impossible to keep up unless you want to shell out roughly 500 bucks every few months. I like the nexus, I wanted the on screen touch buttons, i'm sure i'll be happy.

A phone is a highly personal choice, so I'm sure you'll be happy with it. Aside from the camera, it's an upgrade from our EVO, but I just don't think it's the quantum leap over the LTE will be. And that's what made the choice for me, as well as handling a Galaxy Nexus that my sister-in-law just picked up. It wasn't much faster than my CM7 equipped EVO. Really, it's a testament to how amazing the OG EVO was: Even now, 2 years later, there is not yet a phone on the market that is SIGNIFICANTLY better than the EVO. But I think that changes with the LTE.

I just wonder what you would have bought if the EVO LTE was available right now at the store, along side Nexus!

Anyway, enjoy your purchase!
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the latest cm7 rc crashes my evo constantly, with all the kernels ive tried including stock. yes of course i full wipe with the latest cwm. my evo was largely a laggy mess even on stock.
 
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I would likely attribute that to using CWM instead of amonRA.

Also, I can't, for the life of me, find the sgsIII VS Evo LTE thread ANYWHERE all of a sudden, so I'll put this here. Hope that's OK.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17862656

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i used to use amon ra too, it was the same story. i probably just had a weird phone. i had two instances of a perfectly working phone, once with cm7 rc1 and once with one of the evo 3d copy cat roms by mik
 
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I've flashed CM with both AmonRa and CWM with no issues from either one. I also wipe everything in the same order 3x before each flash, too.

Still, I'm sure it's possible to have hardware that doesn't play well with certain updates.

I'm actually on my second EVO now. The first one was replaced under insurance about 7 months ago when it popped out of it's holster and landed on the concrete at Disneyland, shattering the screen. The thing I've noticed with the replacement phone is that the battery life was much worse than before...And that's with the same battery as the first one. I've finally found a combo on the new one that gives good battery life, but that's after flashing Tiamat 4.1-SBC over the April 22 CWM nightly, underclocking the CPU, then undervolting by 100 MV across the board. My old phone didn't need any of that to get me through a couple of days of normal use.
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