5,595,196 Members 46,541 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

HTC evo 4g lte vs Hox

Tip us?
 
mrvirginia
Old
#11  
mrvirginia's Avatar
Recognized Themer
Thanks Meter 2443
Posts: 4,063
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC

 
DONATE TO ME
it has a bigger battery because it's going to need it on that CDMA network versus GSM. batteries are typically bigger due to fast drain because of that network. i was a Sprint customer for one year... their service is pretty horrid in my area in comparison to AT&T.
 
huludical
Old
#12  
huludical's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 105
Posts: 677
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cypress, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raadius View Post
I left Sprint knowing all of this.

I have a One X now.

The design was a MAJOR turn off. It's a slap in the face compare to the One X.

Bigger battery didnt mean anything because the One X gets incredible life. Removable SD means nothing because I never removed the one from my Evo 4G. Kickstand is a gimmick, I never used mine. HD Voice only works if you have Sprint and Evo 4G LTE (or capable phone). None of my friends have Sprint, I was the only one, lol, smh. All my friends mix up between AT&T, Tmobile and Verizon.

Oh yeah, having 4G LTE up and running > Sprints waiting game
The kickstand is definitely not a gimmick. It depends on how you use your phone. I have a sling box so I used the kickstand ALL the time when streaming TV.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
 
Bigjim1488
Old
#13  
Bigjim1488's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 109
Posts: 986
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New York
Sprint's network is total garbage where I am at. You couldn't pay me to go back. My sub 1mbps speeds with sprint were unacceptable

Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
Give Dropbox a try for easy file sharing. Use my referral link and help me get more space! http://db.tt/6qeoiYa

 
SoFLO.
Old
#14  
SoFLO.'s Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 3
Posts: 111
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Miami
I'm facing the same decision and I'm leaning towards going with AT&T and the One X for reasons already mentioned in this thread. I can't deal with Sprint's network. I'll choose AT&T's HSPA+/LTE combo everyday over what Sprint has (and AT&T's greater coverage area).

I'll voice my support for the kickstand however. It has been quite useful on my EVO 4G.
Phones: Nexus 4 | Samsung Galaxy SIII (died) | HTC EVO 4G (retired)

Twitter
The Following User Says Thank You to SoFLO. For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
hondarider525
Old
#15  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 28
Posts: 133
Join Date: Jul 2008
Its all about coverage, I would consider that the single most important thing. For example Im from South Florida, an area with excellent coverage on all services. That being said, a few months ago I switched from sprint to ATT. Sprint data speeds are so slow compared to ATT, and are much less reliable. Sometimes I would get just as quick speeds, but they would jump all the time depending on the area. Google music was useless for me on sprint, because sprint couldnt even stream my songs quick enough for them to play without buffering. That and the fact that my family plan is cheaper on ATT made it a no brainer.

ATT is a much better service, even when you think you have full service on sprint. I wouldn't switch for such negligible differences between phones, unless the storage is really just unacceptable. Dedicated camera is nice, but this thing takes pictures so quick that shake is rarely an issue. And as was said, the battery difference won't be noticeable.
 
huludical
Old
#16  
huludical's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 105
Posts: 677
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cypress, CA
Sprint is going to roll out LTE and better 3g soon. Hopefully they don't let me down like they did with wimax. If it does go well I will have unlimited LTE data

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
The Following User Says Thank You to huludical For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
rambo8987
Old
#17  
rambo8987's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 112
Posts: 1,220
Join Date: May 2011
No doubt the one x is sexy!!!! I just wish at&t didn't tamper with it like they did. Lol they gave us less storage space so we'd be force to use cloud and and streaming sources, to go over our data...lol making more money for them

Sent from my HTC One X using xda premium
 
Bigjim1488
Old
#18  
Bigjim1488's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 109
Posts: 986
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally Posted by huludical View Post
Sprint is going to roll out LTE and better 3g soon. Hopefully they don't let me down like they did with wimax. If it does go well I will have unlimited LTE data

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
And the end of the world is coming too but no one knows when. I bet sprint won't have their Lte going till mid to end of 2013. I'll switch over then if it's everything they say it will be. Why torture myself so early?

Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
Give Dropbox a try for easy file sharing. Use my referral link and help me get more space! http://db.tt/6qeoiYa

 
tom_m
Old
#19  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 12
Posts: 146
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Palo Alto
Honestly. This is the way I see it... I'm not looking at the specs of the phone. Both are great and really comparable.

The biggest issue I think, most people are ignoring, is the LTE. On my EVO I'm getting like 8.5Mbps on WiMax. Not bad! I like it. However. I wouldn't get that speed with the EVO 4G LTE on Sprint (fallback is to 3G not the WiMax). So this phone is actually a downgrade in speed. Personally, I have an issue with this. 2 years later and I'm getting a phone that's going to load web pages slower? Me thinks not.

The real problem is how long it will take Sprint to get the LTE coverage. IF you are in an area with it for the first set of cities they are rolling it out to...Then fine. You're in good shape. Otherwise, unless you're not eligible for an upgrade for a year or something...You're in a bad spot (like me). If you go ahead and upgrade now, the phone you get will be half out of it's life cycle by the time you get LTE. If not completely out. You certainly will be eligible for a new phone upgrade - let's put it that way. That being the case, you didn't get a One X/EVO 4G LTE, you just got a One X/EVO 3G.

IF speed is not a concern for you then you will be looking at differences in the phone...But something tells me that's a very small percentage of users. I love Sprint, but hate to say it... AT&T is likely going to win on this one and again as mentioned, I joined my wife and the family plan is a little cheaper now for me compared to Sprint.

Oh and another gripe I have. $99/mo for unlimited everything....EXCEPT the fine print where it says you also have to pay $10/mo for a "premium" device. I think Sprint should waive this $10/mo fee for the EVO 4G LTE given that you aren't going to be able to use the 4G on it.

edit -- and now I get 25-30Mbps. So 8-10Mbps or whatever to 20-30Mbps is definitely something I would think 2 years worth of technology advances should get me.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes