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The next generation of smart phones is coming out in September including the Droid Bionic (dual core, 4G, inductive charger, etc.). If you can wait until then, you will have a much better phone that won't be obsolete as fast...
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Are you buying the phone on or off contract? Also, why can't you go with Bell?
If I go with the Nexus S, it would be off contract with Koodo. The Evo 3D would be a 3 year term with Rogers.


I'm not buying Bell for reasons explained in the OP, and their terrible service area (0-1 bars in my own house)
 
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I'm going to suggest the iPhone 4 as well.
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iPhone 4?

Brilliant smartphone.
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I'm going to suggest the iPhone 4 as well.
Doesn't a new one come out every year around this time?
 
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Doesn't a new one come out every year around this time?
Apparently there is going to be a Global release in October for the iPhone 5.

I didn't think you wanted to wait though.
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HTC EVO 4G is still up there.

I've heard a lot of people hating on the EVO 3D.
I just got an Evo 3d and have compared it directly to my brother's EVO 4G. The 3d is faster and overall a better phone I think, but the 3d is a gimmick. Buy it for the dual core processor and 1 Gig of Ram (Compared to 512 MB in the 4G). Professional 3D content looks cool on the phone but the 3D cameras on the phone are junk. Everything farther than 10 feet away is just a blurry mess. It only takes decent 3D pics up close. I was in the mountains of Washington over the weekend and tried to take some pics of the mountains in 3D. They look like crap. The 2D ones are great though.
    
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Apparently there is going to be a Global release in October for the iPhone 5.

I didn't think you wanted to wait though.
The iPhone 5's already outdated when released, sad to say. Apple's too late to the multicore/4G LTE/NFC party when Android phones with such features can be had today and for cheap.
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Well I would like a new phone sooner than later, but I'm not gonna spend over $200 and sign a contract on a phone that will be obsolete in a few months.

The Evo 3D however, is brand new.
 
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I just got an Evo 3d and have compared it directly to my brother's EVO 4G. The 3d is faster and overall a better phone I think, but the 3d is a gimmick. Buy it for the dual core processor and 1 Gig of Ram (Compared to 512 MB in the 4G). Professional 3D content looks cool on the phone but the 3D cameras on the phone are junk. Everything farther than 10 feet away is just a blurry mess. It only takes decent 3D pics up close. I was in the mountains of Washington over the weekend and tried to take some pics of the mountains in 3D. They look like crap. The 2D ones are great though.
So if you look beyond the 3D gimmick, you're left with a blazing fast phone? Sounds good to me.
 
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So if you look beyond the 3D gimmick, you're left with a blazing fast phone? Sounds good to me.
Yup. The 3D function takes some RAM and processing power, thus the good specs of the EVO. Once you revert to 2D via a toggle switch, the overall experience becomes smoother and more responsive due to less hardware usage.
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