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I have been thinking about going over to Sprint from T-Mobile and getting an HTC EVO 4G. A lot of people have said wait for the EVO 3D, which I don't have the time to wait and I don't care about gay 3D. However, I could go to AT&T and get an Atrix which is a dual core Tegra phone, but I don't know if I need the power. All I do on the net is browse OCN and the only Youtube I watch is the dinosaur rap by the whitest kids you know. I must have an Android though, that is not debatable.
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Yes! Thats more.
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It's not just a dual core CPU... you also get a better GPU as well.
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Okay, I do play some RoboDefense and Star trader RPG. But honestly, my MyTouch 3g was more than enough for me before I broke it. Thats why I question the need, since it had a 500 something mhz CPU and ran Android 2.2 just fine except for typing into text boxes on the internet.

For me, a computer needs to be bad ass. A phone, not so much.
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Okay, I do play some RoboDefense and Star trader RPG. But honestly, my MyTouch 3g was more than enough for me before I broke it. Thats why I question the need, since it had a 500 something mhz CPU and ran Android 2.2 just fine except for typing into text boxes on the internet.

For me, a computer needs to be bad ass. A phone, not so much.
You say that now... but in a year, you might the power.

If anything, get the Sprint Nexus S... it is a bit smaller but a better GPU.
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You don't need Duel Core just yet.
Would be nice for future proofing..
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I believe the LG G2X (dual core) is going to be released within the next week or so. There's also the HTC Pyramid/Sensation that should be released in a month or so.

If you really can't wait, I would personally go with the EVO 4G. The main reason is I can root the EVO and install Custom ROMs whereas the Atrix has a encrypted bootloader. I also have a preference of HTC over Motorola.

If you're not into rooting and all that jazz, then the Atrix would be "more powerful" but it's not going to make much of a difference if you're mainly going to be surfing the web and watching youtube videos.
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This is a bit off topic but it's a good thing to keep in mind - dual core ARM chips consume less power than a single core chip. Split the workload and you don't need as much electricity to power the chip.

So, longer battery life!
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post #9 of 35
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This is a bit off topic but it's a good thing to keep in mind - dual core ARM chips consume less power than a single core chip. Split the workload and you don't need as much electricity to power the chip.

So, longer battery life!
That is a good point actually. You should get a cookie but rep will have to do.
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I believe the LG G2X (dual core) is going to be released within the next week or so. There's also the HTC Pyramid/Sensation that should be released in a month or so.

If you really can't wait, I would personally go with the EVO 4G. The main reason is I can root the EVO and install Custom ROMs whereas the Atrix has a encrypted bootloader. I also have a preference of HTC over Motorola.

If you're not into rooting and all that jazz, then the Atrix would be "more powerful" but it's not going to make much of a difference if you're mainly going to be surfing the web and watching youtube videos.

What advantages do I get from rooting the EVO?
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