I can't choose between the HTC Evo Shift and the Samsung Epic
I'm going to be switching to Sprint soon, and I can't choose between the EVO Shift and the Epic. I love having a physical keyboard, and from looking at all their phones I've narrowed it down to those two. What should I do? What should I pick? Is there something else I should hold out for?
My contract with US Cellular runs out June 28th, so that's when I'd switch.
Any and all help is appreciated!
-Epic screen is better for video/movie watching.
-Epic has a front camera for video calling.
-I personally (keyword, personal preference..but this seems to be the web consensus) like HTC Sense WAY better than touch wiz on the Epic. Like seriously, its alot better. Same with HTC's widgets.
-HTC is better about providing updates, the EVO is getting 2.3 on June 6th. Cant imagine the Shift would be far behind. It took sammy over 6 mnths just to get 2.2 out to the epic, & 3 tries.
Other than the physical size and what I listed above, they are like 98% the same. Go play with them and see which feels better to you.
To make a long story short, I would go with the EVO. But in your case I would wait until your contract ends on Jun...
^-^ I like the phone, personally. It's nice, nowhere near as heavy and bulky as you'd think, keyboard is nice and easy to navigate, screen is beautiful (who really needs a mega-big screen? Not me!) and everything just responds in a nice way.
Thing I didn't like? The home key is in an annoying place for my fat finger/handed self, so I hit out of my programs a lot, unfortunately. But that's a personal issue, not a phone one.
1) Texting errors (texts are being sent then when trying to reply the area code is taken out, and can't find a fix unless you wipe device)
2) Data simply just shutting off
Not really a reliable device in the Epic, while HTC only makes smartphones, so the Evo is a way better choice in my opinion.
FYI...You can fix the txting error just by clearing out the stored messaging and phone data. Then restarting the phone.