EVO 4G, Nexus S, Motorola Photon, LG Vyper: which to buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shyam09, May 11, 2012.

  1. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    So my Sprint plan is about to let go, and I'm looking for a smartphone. Now I know that many people might say, "Why not an iPhone?" or something, but that's clearly out of my budget. It's a remarkable device, but I have the iPad, and I really want an Android [b/c i don't have an Android anything].

    1. HTC EVO Design 4G

    2. Samsung Nexus S 4G

    3.LG Viper 4G

    4. Motorola - Photon

    these phones are all $50 bucks through Amazon, and personally speaking I'm leaning towards the Nexus, just because I've always wanted a Nexus (the Galaxy Nexus is out of the price range for me).

    Thanks and if you see/know other phones that are Android/W7 for around this price and recommendable, do let me know :D
  2. JAYBEATS23 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2012
    Man with android you have to get newest ones. Android has a huge dev community but it's not like apples constant updates . I have had 5 droids(x1,x2,charge,vibrant,fasticate) I had to do some heavy modding to get those to run smooth. I know you don't to spend $200 on a phone but galaxy nexus,Htc EVO 4g LTE, GS3 are the only things I would consider right now.
  3. Acidglaze macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Have to agree with Jaybeats23 on this. Though I have ipods and an ipad at home, Android is my phone OS of choice. But the big issue android faces that iphone users don't worry about are future updates. Apple has been able to retain the right to update all their phones with the latest iOS version, regardless of the carrier. Android suffers a worse fate. Updates are often held up due to either lack of support from the manufacturing company or extended testing by the carrier. Even the much lauded Nexus S 4g for Sprint was delayed with updates due to carrier issues (and the Nexus was intended to be a pure Google experience).

    If you're content with your phone, save $150 more and get one of the new phones. Companies are embracing android updates more and more. If you buy an old one, you're likely to be stuck with the version of android it has, unless you root and rom it.
  4. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    hmm i might settle for the iPhone 4 then. It's $50 through BB, so it does fit my budget...
  5. JAYBEATS23 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2012
    Believe me you will be happy. Matter got with the iPhone 4s , you'll receive updates to late 2014 . Versus an android that came out yesterday that will never get even a patch for faulty MMS and signal ***cough Galaxy Nexus cough****
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I'd get an iPhone 4 over any of these Android phones. However, anything around a Galaxy Nexus or Galaxy SII or better, that's where it gets tough between an iPhone 4 and that.

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