After two long years, my Sprint contract has finally ended. Prior to Sprint I was on AT&T (iPhone) but was lured over by their cheap unlimited 4G data plan. Things got off to a disappointing start. 4G service wasn't yet available in San Francisco but they still charged me an extra $10/month for 4G--in case I wanted to drive to Stockton to test things out--roll eyes. When 4G finally went live in SF it was spotty and not very fast. It also killed my battery life so I just turned 4G off altogether--but still paid that extrat $10/month.
Time to ditch Sprint. Verizon was the obvious choice, having a good reputation for coverage, especially 4G. But none of their phones interest me. The DROID RAZR MAXX caught my attention with its awesome battery life but I haven't been a fan of Motorola phones since the StarTAC. The HTC One X on AT&T seemed promising with its quad-core processor. Time for a visit to the AT&T store on Market Street.
The One X looked just as good and sleek in person as in photos. But right next to the One X was a phone that really grabbed my attention, the Samsung Galaxy Note. You couldn't help but notice it. The thing is a monster at 5.3 inches. Absolute monster.
I've seen a couple of TV commercials for the Note before, highlighting its stylus-like pen capabilties, but didn't realize it was so freakin huge. I suppose the stylus could come in handy for doodling and quick memos but it was the gigantic display that really sold me. You can do some serious web surfing on this phone.
I had to get it. Easy decision. 2010 HTC EVO 4G to 2012 HTC One X is going from a 2010 Honda Civic to a 2012 Honda Accord. Boring. 2010 HTC EVO4 to 2012 Samsung Galaxy Note is going from 2010 Honda Civic to 2012 Hummer H1. Now we're talking. Yet amazingly, it's like the Hummer is made of carbon fiber, because the Note is actually much lighter and thinner than the Evo.