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HTC Evo Shift

homeslice5484

Mar 29, 2011, 8:26 PM
Anyone know if Sprint is coming out with any new android devices with a physical keyboard?

I have the Optimus but I HATE not having a keyboard.

Is the Shift keyboard good and how is the phone overall? I am nervous about those touch sensitive buttons on the bottom after the problems with the Intercept.
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serendair

Mar 29, 2011, 9:31 PM
I love my EVO Shift; the keys on the keyboard aren't difficult for someone with fat finger syndrome like me to type with.

As for the 4 key touch screen buttons? Only if I hit it with the webbing between my thumb and index finger, does it give me any issue. And even then it's a, "Damn't. Fat hands D
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homeslice5484

Mar 29, 2011, 9:34 PM
My intercept had touch sensitive buttons and they had trouble responding, thats my main worry.

I hate having a touch only screen. So there aren't any problems with the buttons not responding?

I have the Optimus and love it except for the lack of keyboard!

Phone has good call quality and no lag?
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homeslice5484

Mar 29, 2011, 11:11 PM
I just upgraded to my Optimus Nov 8 on a 12 month contract, but the site is allowing us to upgrade all of our phones again on another 12 month contract and I don't know why?

Maybe since 1 line is eligible it will let any line upgrade again and then wont anymore?
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vercetti

Mar 30, 2011, 4:57 AM
read the performance reviews on the shift,actually out performs the reg Evo witha smaller but more efficient CPU. Its a very good phone, in the top 3 sprint has.
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mtclem19

Mar 30, 2011, 9:35 AM
you are crazy as ****, have you ever had an Evo and a Evo Shift side by side. The Evo is way faster moving around and on the web. Dont get me wrong I love the shift, its way better than any samsung **** phone...but deff saw the shift being slugish vs my evo. In the end I reconnected my Evo.
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Jayshmay

Mar 30, 2011, 10:08 AM
What's wrong with the Samsung Epic?!!!?
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vercetti

Mar 30, 2011, 10:12 AM
mtclem19 said:
you are crazy as ****, have you ever had an Evo and a Evo Shift side by side. The Evo is way faster moving around and on the web. Dont get me wrong I love the shift, its way better than any samsung **** phone...but deff saw the shift being slugish vs my evo. In the end I reconnected my Evo.


There are documented speed test and benchmark test showing the Evo Shift scoring higher than the EVO and the Epic and test showing the Epic in games scoring higher than the Evo.
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notthatdrow

Mar 30, 2011, 5:21 PM
-10.

Did a comparison in the store and with a co-worker's EVO; I like the Shift better; it's smaller, fits in my pocket better, actually stands a chance if you drop it on the floor instead of spiderwebbing like a SoB.

EVO has the nice big screen and the processor probably handles Flash a bit better than the Shift, but that's the only difference I could see performance wise.
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melrhodes

Mar 31, 2011, 6:37 AM
Speed of phone=CPU speed vs Screen size.

larger screen needs more CPU speed for android phones.

Evo Shift have better performance, next is the Epic then the EVO.

and EVO have shorter battery life compared to the two.
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notthatdrow

Mar 30, 2011, 5:18 PM
Phone quality is phenom, I have a lot of "dead" spaces in my area though that murdered my other phone while I rode public transport; only two of those spots have dropped a call/done anything while on my Shift.

I've had no problem with touch response, unless my hand-eye coordination gets in the way; but that's a personal problem! Laughing
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Jayshmay

Mar 30, 2011, 10:01 AM
I feel the same way. There are tooooo many frinkin all touch smartphones in the entire industry! ! ! ! And it's really, really frinkin frustrating! ! ! ! I'd like to see a follow-up to the Epic with updated specs, dual-core processors, NFC.
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trucaliber

Apr 5, 2011, 5:58 PM
Amen to that brother! HTC Hero burned me out on keyboard-less phones. I'm now using a barely operating Moment, and holding out for the next next-gen slider that isn't a brick. Comeon HTC, give us the good stuff already!!!

I'd hop on the Shift bandwagon, but Sprint would hit me with a $10/month 4g fee for a network I have no access to and $10/month for smartphone mandatory fee. I was grandfathered in on my moment and can't justify $20/month for a 0.2" screen upgrade and just double the speed.
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serendair

Apr 5, 2011, 9:34 PM
Paranoid

...you only get one $10/monthly charge. Not two. Who told you otherwise?
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melrhodes

Apr 7, 2011, 12:35 PM
maybe he had 2 lines and planning to get Evo Shift for both...

...Or failed Math.
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