I know this may be a little old to respond to, but I thought I would throw in my two bits. I am actually looking at this phone for my wife and I currently use the Evo V 4g, which is what I assume the question was referring to. I agree that both phones are more than capable for almost any task you can throw at them. Now if you want to get down into the nitty gritty of processors and such, there is a difference between speed and power. The Samsung does have a higher clock speed (1.4 is faster than 1.2), but it only has one core as opposed to the Evo's two. You can think of it as a guy only using one hand to pick apples from a tree while another uses both of his. The man using one hand can pick his apples at 1.4 per second while his counter part can pick 1.2 but with each hand. In theory (and actuality), the Evo has an overall "faster" processor, but it also uses more power to do it. As far as the comment about only apps can use the multiple cores, it may have been true in android 2.3, but the newer versions of android do utilize the second (or even all four cores on newer phones), when it is needed, which is usually when run an application, be it downloaded or the built in web browser. In that sense the post previous post was correct that it only uses the other core when using some apps (the majority of them, including the operating system), and does not when idle for the most part.
Now my opinion is you would need to look at what your going to do with the phone. If it going to mainly be used for email, pictures, web browsing, videos, camera, or any other basic things, then I would go with the Reverb because of the more efficient processor which would give it a longer battery life. The Evo's oem battery isn't too impressive and you can drain it in about 4 hours if you use it heavily. If you use it as a casual smart phone then it may be able to make it a whole day. I went with the Evo because it has more power for the tasks I use it for, such as looking at autocad files, a game every now and then, 3d movies, switching between multiple tasks on the fly, and other such things.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Absolutely! Yes the EVO has a dual core processor but that only comes into play if the apps are designed to take advantage of this. I have the EVO and the Reverb and the Reverb boots faster and loads apps faster. I am looking to sell my EVO as a matter of fact because it is not a good phone in IMO. I was a sucker for all of the rave reviews it got and regret it. Its the first HTC phone i have had and it is constantly going to the white HTC loading screen just so that I can get to the home screen. Very frustrating! On top of that its antenna is weak. My wife has the One V and gets way better signal in our house than I do. On the other hand the Reverb gets the same signal as the One V. The Reverb isnt the powerhouse the EVO is on paper but it gets the job done better, faster, and with more style.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
NO.. Ignore the post above me. This phone does not have a faster processor than the Evo 3D. The Evo 3D has a dual core processor, this phone has a single core processor. In addition, the Evo supports 4G speeds, has a larger/higher resolution screen, supports 3D with out the need for glasses and has a faster graphics chip. The EVO 4G is a faster phone, which is why its $50 more expensive than the Reverb, having said that, both phones are great and sport similar features. The 1.4ghz processor in the Samsung Reverb will be more than fast enough to do anything you need without hesitation. Its a great phone, its just not quite as fast as the Evo 3D. So far, the only phone on Virgin Mobile that is as fast as the EVO 3D is the Iphone 4S
Both phones are excellent! This phone has a faster processor that the Evo, however does not have 4g which is fast internet on the go. The Evo also has HTC Sense(which is fancy HTC settings) and the Evo has a 3d camera. The eEvo also has a larger screen. Both phones are great and you can't go wrong on either!