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Old 04-20-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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Original EVO 4G vs Nexus S

For most people, it's the choice between Nexus S and EVO 3D but is Nexus S that much of an improvement over the original EVO 4G? Just because it's being released later doesn't automatically make it better. Should I go for EVO 4G or Nexus S 4G?

Nexus S has definite advantage when it comes to latest Android releases but are custom ROMs just as good?
Both have 1Ghz processors but how much faster is hummingbird.
Evo seems to have better cameras.
Nexus has NFC. How useful is that, really?
HTC has HDMI out

Nexus S
4-inch AMOLED screen is capacitive (480x 800)
Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
1 Ghz Samsung Hummingbird with 512MB RAM
Near Field Communication Technology (NFC)
16GB of internal memory
5MP camera with flash and LE autofocus, VGA front camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 2.1+ EDR, GPS, Jack 3.5 mm
The battery of 1500 mAh
Micro USB 2.0
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro
Proximity sensor, Light Sensor

EVO 4G
Android 2.1
4.3-inch WVGA resolution Capacitive Multi-touch Screen
8 megapixel with Auto Focus and 2x LED Flash, 1.3 megapixel front facing
1GB ROM/ 512MB RAM
microSD™ 8gb included in device
WLAN 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth® 2.1
GPS/aGPS
1500 mAh
HDMI out
Qualcomm® QSD 8650, 1GHz
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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I know I would have gotten the nexus had it been out when I got my evo. I wanted a galaxy s but not the thickness and keyboard of the epic.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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IMO, Evo 3D! Lol...

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Old 04-22-2011, 11:18 PM   #4
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i like the nexus but not being able to add external memory is a step back imo. Wasn't really interested in the Evo3d until i saw the Nintendo 3ds. I'm def gonna wait for both to come out before making a decision.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:37 AM   #5
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Regarding the CPU speed, it's important to note that both platforms run on SOCs (system on a chip), meaning that it's nearly complete platform, and not just a singe component. To put it in PC terms, it's like having your CPU, GPU, and motherboard chipsets all integrated into a single package. All 3 affect performance.

That said, the Hummingbirds have a GPU that's easily twice as fast as the one in the Snapdragon found in the EVO. The Snapdragons, however, tend to score better at floating point tests, and CPU performance in general.

I own an Epic, and my wife owns an Evo, and both are great phones, but at this point in time, especially for the price, it's hard for me to recommend the Evo. The GPU is really starting to show it's age, and the CPU performance can't really make up for that. The Shift, Evo 3D and Nexus S would all be better choices today.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:27 AM   #6
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I'm leaning towards the nexus because of screen quality. I have no interest in 3D but do have an interest in good screen quality. I would give up a bit of size for higher quality. The slightly faster CPU/GPU would be just a bonus.
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I've had my Evo for almost a year which is a long time for me. I have no issues with it and everything seems to work fast even with the stock Rom. I don't do that much gaming on my phone though. I have 3 upgrades I can use and I wanted a Nexus S just for something to play with til the Evo 3D comes out. Would have liked a led light and a more solid feel with the Nexus though. I'm sure once the Evo 3D comes out you'll be able to find some good deals on used Evo's.
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I just bought the EVO yesterday and have to say that I love the massive screen size and the actual weight of the phone (feels solid). I played with a Nexus S at BestBuy and the screen is absolutely gorgeous.

That being said, the only attraction to the Nexus S for me would be the display, but the EVO's screen size and the relatively squared off phone design make it more desirable.
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I just found out the nexus doesn't have an sd slot, that's a show stopper for me.

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I really have 0 intrest in the nexus S 4g.... I wonder how long till its ported over to the epic.
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Only thing on this phone that seems interesting to me is the NFC, but it'll probably be awhile before that is widespread enough to care about.
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i wish the nexus' processor would have been upgraded for the sprint version
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i wish the nexus' processor would have been upgraded for the sprint version
Then that's a SII, which I hope we get for those wanting it.

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