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So if you look beyond the 3D gimmick, you're left with a blazing fast phone? Sounds good to me.
As far as I can tell, yes. The 3D screen works great and is pretty fun if you are looking at professional 3D video like on youtube, but the 3D cameras are useless as far as I'm concerned. I took some cool pictures of a friend's dog up close, but that's about it...

I think the main features are the dual core 1.2 GHz chip and 1 Gig of Ram. It also has a removable and replaceable microSD card unlike Iphones. You can't upgrade or swap out storage space in the iphone. The Evo 3d comes with an 8 Gig SD card but you can replace it with a 32 Gig if you want.

The Evo 4G has an mini HDMI port. The 3D does not. Not sure why they got rid of it. It would be cool to hook your phone up at a friend's house and play a movie or something.
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The iPhone 5's already outdated when released, sad to say.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.
This pretty much reeks of fanboyism. Lots of specs do not make a user experience better. (but speaking of specs the processor in the ipad 2 smokes the tegra 2, check anandtech)

I'm of the opinion that the iPhone 4 is still going strong and desirable over a year later. (sales and resale value supports this)

The iPhone 5 will do lots of things that an Android phone won't. Going out on a limb, it will be considered the most valuable phone on the planet, and 1 to 2 years from now the resale will be much higher than any other phone released in 2011.
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The iPhone 5 will do lots of things that an Android phone won't. Going out on a limb, it will be considered the most valuable phone on the planet, and 1 to 2 years from now the resale will be much higher than any other phone released in 2011.
Erm, the argument goes both ways; there are things you can do to Android phones you cannot do on an iPhone. And sure, I predict that the resale value of the new iPhone 5 will hold out for many years due to its status. But I'm not after that - I'm after performance. Come Tegra 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich, my preference to Android will be cemented forever.
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I'm personally waiting for the quad core ones that are suppose to be shown at CES.
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I'm personally waiting for the quad core ones that are suppose to be shown at CES.
Quad core phones?

My mom is still running a 2Ghz core2duo with 2GB RAM!
 
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Erm, the argument goes both ways; there are things you can do to Android phones you cannot do on an iPhone. And sure, I predict that the resale value of the new iPhone 5 will hold out for many years due to its status. But I'm not after that - I'm after performance. Come Tegra 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich, my preference to Android will be cemented forever.
Well in performance, the 1 year old iPhone 4 has a much smoother framerate and user interface than the non accelerated ui of a dual core android phone... despite that iPhones are pushing 960x640 pixels.

Performance on OCN is generally decided by framerates and resolutions. All FPS and decent arcade games with smooth 60fps refresh are on iPhone, so other than the spec sheets and some nvidia demos, how do you decide that your phone performs better? linpack scores?

Basically the idea that the iPhone 5 is outdated is as I said "true fanboyism"

Android may be the platform for you, but when you let confirmation bias and other cognitive disfunctions rule your thoughts about a phone that hasn't even been released youre not doing yourself any favors.
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Quad core phones?

My mom is still running a 2Ghz core2duo with 2GB RAM!
I think I read about them somewhere, they said they should be at CES.

here.
http://www.androidcentral.com/nvidia...nes-early-2012
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Well in performance, the 1 year old iPhone 4 has a much smoother framerate and user interface than the non accelerated ui of a dual core android phone... despite that iPhones are pushing 960x640 pixels.

Android originally lacks full hardware acceleration as you have said, which ICS is supposed to remedy. Once that's done, imagine the performance boosts on dual-core hardware.

Performance on OCN is generally decided by framerates and resolutions. All FPS and decent arcade games with smooth 60fps refresh are on iPhone, so other than the spec sheets and some nvidia demos, how do you decide that your phone performs better? linpack scores?

Gaming on Android is also smooth, maybe not as many are at 60FPS due to poorly-coded apps, but those that are optimized maintain smoothness all around. Tegra 2 HD games do not exhibit significant slowdown, for example.

Basically the idea that the iPhone 5 is outdated is as I said "true fanboyism"

Android may be the platform for you, but when you let confirmation bias and other cognitive disfunctions rule your thoughts about a phone that hasn't even been released youre not doing yourself any favors.

Then I'm sorry if I have been biased. But I am basing my ideas on the rumored iPhone 5 specs - frankly they're no better than current Android flagships today. For example, some sources say that the iPhone 5 will have a slightly downclocked A5 processor; Tegra 2 is already around that same level of performance judging from iPad 2 vs. Xoom performances. But by the time the new Apple device comes out, Nvidia will have released Tegra 3 which is even more powerful than its predecessors.
I do hope this answers everything. And we're rather going off-topic. Sorry, OP.
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I think this is all good and positive banter. Be it off-topic or not.
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The best smartphone out there is the Google Nexus S. Sure it doesnt have a dual core, but it doesnt need one. This is assuming you can't find the Galaxy S2 anywhere (even importing it).
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