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Hi guys,

 

I have the EVO lte and don't really want to pay an etf due to my poor service. So I was looking at possibly buying a GNexus off of Craigslist. Then using it till a better phone comes out.

 

I have read of some reception problems with the Verizon version but can't seem to find much about the Sprint variant.

 

So would I just be moving from one reception issue to another?

 

Thanks.

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I have the EVO lte and don't really want to pay an etf due to my poor service. So I was looking at possibly buying a GNexus off of Craigslist. Then using it till a better phone comes out.

 

I have read of some reception problems with the Verizon version but can't seem to find much about the Sprint variant.

 

So would I just be moving from one reception issue to another?

 

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I didn't have any LTE reception issues with the GNex. But it is one of the weakest 1x/EVDO performers I've ever used. And I frequently had 3G handshake issues.

 

But if I mostly used LTE data, it wouldn't be so bad. But since I spend a lot of time in rural weak signal areas, the GNex drove me bonkers when I would see it side by side with my other Sprint devices.

 

Robert via Samsung Note II using Forum Runner

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But since I spend a lot of time in rural weak signal areas, the GNex drove me bonkers when I would see it side by side with my other Sprint devices.

 

Robert via Samsung Note II using Forum Runner

 

This ^^^. The galaxy nexus is horrible with 3g/1x. Which also sucks battery like crazy, while searching for a better signal. However, when going into areas that have solid 3G coverage, the phone preform similarly to other sprint phones. Just beware if you're using it in a rural area.

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S3, if u can find one for a decent price off eBay/Craigslist... It's 3G and LTE radios work just fine for me and I'm not in the best 3G area at times but speeds still seem fine. I feel like I'm on a whole new network using the S3, but this is only my experience with it s far.

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S3, if u can find one for a decent price off eBay/Craigslist... It's 3G and LTE radios work just fine for me and I'm not in the best 3G area at times but speeds still seem fine. I feel like I'm on a whole new network using the S3, but this is only my experience with it s far.

 

I love my S3 and concur.

 

S3 may cost you a little bit but you might get lucky and be able to straight trade on CL.

 

I would say it's worth the cost of upgrading especially for enthusiasts. If you have a family member who isn't big into into this stuff like we are and has yet to use their upgrade you could pick up a note 2 or S3 then give them the evo.

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S3, if u can find one for a decent price off eBay/Craigslist... It's 3G and LTE radios work just fine for me and I'm not in the best 3G area at times but speeds still seem fine. I feel like I'm on a whole new network using the S3, but this is only my experience with it s far.

 

This is actually exactly how I feel about the S3. It was testing the same, but felt so much better.

 

Sent from a Toaster SIII

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So its safe to say the S3 would be my best choice for a replacement? I am not a fan of Samsung and defiantly not a fan of touch-wiz but I guess I could always put a rom on it. I'm going to go talk to Sprint one more time before I shell out any money. Fingers crossed.

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Hey did you guys know there was LTE in Kansas City?

 

At long last Sprint offered to trade my Evo for the GS3. So far other them the navigation/home buttons I really like it. It will take some time to get used to it but I do feel like its a slight upgrade.

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Hey did you guys know there was LTE in Kansas City?

 

At long last Sprint offered to trade my Evo for the GS3. So far other them the navigation/home buttons I really like it. It will take some time to get used to it but I do feel like its a slight upgrade.

are you joking? Did you not know there was lte in Kansas city?!?

 

Sent from my Galaxy Note II

 

 

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The EVO LTE is an enigma. Some days are better than others. For example, I have held LTE from Lawrence to Kansas City and Lawrence to Topeka, the EVO LTE handing off from sector to sector like a champ. Other days, I have driven the same routes with nary bit of LTE unless I manually intervene.

 

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The EVO LTE is an enigma. Some days are better than others. For example, I have held LTE from Lawrence to Kansas City and Lawrence to Topeka, the EVO LTE handing off from sector to sector like a champ. Other days, I have driven the same routes with nary bit of LTE unless I manually intervene.

 

AJ

That is just so bizarre. I just want to know the cause. It blows my mind. I feel like the guy who's head explodes in the Samsung commercial because the new iPhone headphone jack is on the bottom. KA-POW!

 

Robert via Samsung Note II via Tapatalk

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The EVO LTE is an enigma. Some days are better than others. For example, I have held LTE from Lawrence to Kansas City and Lawrence to Topeka, the EVO LTE handing off from sector to sector like a champ. Other days, I have driven the same routes with nary bit of LTE unless I manually intervene.

 

AJ

 

It is weird, like I said the Puerto Rico Market thread, when I was at the luis munoz marin(san juan) airport yesterday my evo connected effortlessly and maintained an lte signal that was barely usable. I checked the signal strength and it was no stronger than maybe -126 at best.

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It is weird, like I said the Puerto Rico Market thread, when I was at the luis munoz marin(san juan) airport yesterday my evo connected effortlessly and maintained an lte signal that was barely usable. I checked the signal strength and it was no stronger than maybe -126 at best.

 

Just not fair. I wanted to like that Evo so bad...

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Maybe it is because I switch to a Galaxy Nexus from an Epic 4G, but the Nexus is definitely holding a Sprint signal more than the Epic ever did. I'm roaming quite a bit less. But then again, I have heard that the Epic 4G had a very poor radio.

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