Pros when you are in a good area the internet speed is amazing. when you call anyone it sounds like they are in the room with you. the clarity is amazing.
Cons Fingerprints on the touch screen, but if u get the anti-glare screen protector from the store, finger prints are less noticable. The battery life is also rather short. u just have to turn off certian battery hogs like the location wifi network.
Summary The phone is rather simple to use and is very useful. it is like having a small laptop in ur pocket. the only thing i really hate is the short feeling battery life. i will charge it over night and have it un plugged by 7am and by the afternoon the battery is half used. using the internet alos uses the battery up. over all the phone is great.
Pros With unbelievable 4G speeds and Android Technology as well as HD screen and high speed internet access as well as wi-fi capability, and mp3 capability and a slide out qwerty keyboard and a multitude of useful apps make this phone a must get for 2011
Cons No HDMI out like its predecessor, No front facing camera(not big deal), and short battery life(unless you know how to manage battery usage)
Summary This phone is a terrific phone for tech-savvy people. But if you're not usually an electronics person then you will have trouble with this phone at first but you should get used to it real quickly. For all those who complain about the phone's battery life it is simple to maintain. Here are 11 ways to do so:
1. Lower screen brightness. Go to Settings -> Sound & display -> Brightness. Slide the brightness switch to the left to lower it or check the "Automatic brightness" box to let the EVO use its sensors to adjust the screen according to the ambient light. You can also find dedicated screen brightness widgets in Android Market.
2. Turn off 4G, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth when you don't need them. The easiest way to manage these wireless radios is to use the Settings widget preinstalled on your EVO. Tap the + button on your home screen -> Widget -> Settings. Once your chosen widgets are on any of your home screens, a simple tap turns each one on/off. There are other widgets that do this in Android Market, but these are already preinstalled and they're a nice-looking set.
3. Disable WiFi and 4G network notifications. Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Wi-Fi settings. Uncheck the Network notification box so the EVO isn't constantly scanning and looking for open networks to tell you about. For 4G, go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> 4G settings.
4. Disable "always on" mobile data. This is one of the biggest battery savers. Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile networks. Tap "Enable always-on mobile data" to uncheck the box. I haven't found a negative consequence of disabling this feature, as Gmail and other apps/functions still work perfectly.
5. Turn off background data. If you're not using Google services, go to Settings -> Accounts & sync and uncheck the Background data box so that applications cannot sync, send, and receive data whenever they want to.
6. Lower the screen timeout interval. The EVO's screen can be set to automatically turn off when you don't interact with it for a predetermined amount of time: 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 10 minutes, or never. Depending on what you're doing, a too-short interval can become annoying (especially if you didn't disable your lock screen), so choose wisely.
7. Manually turn off the screen when not in use. Since the screen timeout function ensures that the EVO's screen will turn off (unless you have it set to "never turn off"), it can be tempting to put the phone down when you're done using it and just let the screen turn off by itself. Instead, give the power button at the top of the EVO a quick push to turn it off manually.
8. Turn off auto-sync. Go to Settings -> Accounts & sync -> Auto-sync.
9. Change auto-sync frequency (Weather, News, Stocks, Twitter, etc). If you don't want to turn off auto-sync, you can adjust how frequently data is retrieved/updated. The settings vary depending on the app (and some don't offer the setting at all), but it's generally found in the same place: Settings -> Accounts & sync. Select an account from the list and then tap "Account settings" to change the sync frequency.
10. Disable wireless network location services when not needed. Go to Settings -> Location -> Use wireless networks. Note that this (or one of the other options) needs to be enabled if you want to see and/or use your location in apps like Maps.
15. Monitor your running services (or consider using a task killer). Just because Android 2.1 is supposed to an intelligent operating system that will manage your running apps for you doesn't mean it will always do things the way you want them to be done.
You can take matters into your own hands by going to Settings -> Applications -> Running services, where you can view what your EVO is doing and manually stop certain activities. You can also download a third-party task killer from Android Market and kill selected apps to free up some resources and potentially save some power. Task killers are a polarizing topic in the Android community, so tread lightly when looking for recommendations or asking for help with them.
Pros I can book shows,book hair clients,and not have to be at home
Cons slide out keyboard isnt smooth as I'd like it,and battery life isnt too bad,but not the greatest
Summary works well for what I need
Pros Bright, clear screen, fast, comfortable size to hold, choice of physical keyboard or touch-screen, Just a great Android phone to add to the array of phones available.
Cons The extra $10 a month charge for 4G, but I guess everyone who gets a new smart phone now will get that anyway. Also, the battery life could be better, but this is adjustable with what is turned on or off on the phone, true for most Android phones.
Summary This phone has almost everything that the big HTC EVO 4G has except the front-facing camera. For me that was not a deal-breaker since I don't video chat anyway. It's just the right size for holding comfortably, the bigger EVO is just too big for some of us. This phone is fast, it has been showing on speed tests that with the new processor it has that it's even faster than the original HTC EVO. The colors on the screen are bright & vibrant, what more could you ask for. This was a great upgrade from the HTC Hero, much faster & a lot more capabilities. I love all the apps available now & more come out every day.
There are a lot of processes running on the phone when you first get it that can be turned off & only turned on when they are needed, this saves on battery life a lot. I usually get through the day with the battery charge & just plug it in to charge at night, but then I'm not a heavy internet user on my phone. The more things such as internet, app downloads, etc. that you do the more drain there is on the battery, but this is true of every Android phone. If you're concerned about battery life get a spare & keep on charged.
I would recommend this phone to anyone who likes the features of the HTC EVO 4G & doesn't like the size of it. If you don't need the front-facing phone & you want something easier to hold onto, this is the phone for you.
Pros Sharp picture. Solidly built, reminds me of days when cell phones were build to last with solid metal, rather than cheap plastic. Good size, I was waiting for Epic to drop in price, then this came along. Nice keyboard. I use the D-pad all the time.
Cons As with all Androids, the email app is a little weak. I downloaded and use the K-9 Mail app instead for all my email. A few other minor things, but still a great phone!