What should I do with my Sprint Upgrade?

Posted Apr 26, 2012 at 11:22 am in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

I recently received a SGS2 from my employer to replace my Evo 4G (which had water damage that was not covered by my insurance).
Putting aside how sweet it was to get a new phone for free, kind of, what should I do now that I am eligible for an upgrade on my Sprint account?

I’m up for suggestions, as it seems wasteful to just leave the upgrade indefinitely.. but maybe it is worth waiting for the next generation phones?


  • CrCross

    Does the phone you have now meet your expectations or does it feel like it is missing something?

    • crunchybutternut

      I actually like this phone a lot, especially after rooting and running a AOSP ROM on it, but I am the type that is always looking forward to the newest technology.. rarely satisfy those cravings because I don’t like to spend money unnecessarily though.

      With that said, the SGS2 is a great phone and does almost everything I would like it to without any trouble.

  • cadroidman

    I would not leave it alone either. Go for the Galaxy Nexus, even though it is not on Verizon…it is stil a great phone.

    • crunchybutternut

      Compared to my current phone (Samsung Galaxy S2 – Epic 4G Touch), what benefits to the Galaxy Nexus have?

      • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

        It has a worse camera, but better software – aka pure Android with no TouchWiz. I prob wouldn’t go to the Gnex coming from the S2, unless you just really want stock Android experience.

      • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

        IMHO, the primary benefit if you’re a rooter (i.e. software isn’t an issue) is the higher resolution. Overall, I would say to hold onto your upgrade until a next-gen CPU becomes available. They’re just now starting to make it to market. Wait until there’s a home run device and get it. Otherwise, you’ll buy a marginal upgrade now only to be wishing you could have a major upgrade this fall.

        • crunchybutternut

          So true.. I’m leaning towards waiting for something special =)

          SGS3 or next Nexus? guess we’ll see..

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    For Sprint I would suggest:

    HTC EVO 4G LTE – Sprint’s version of the One. Great camera experience.
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus – Pure Google experience
    Samsung Galaxy S III – Details coming May 3rd

    • crunchybutternut

      I am currently running a source build of CodenameAndroid on my phone, so I am already getting the Pure Google experience, plus a little more ;-).
      The SGS3 looks to be pretty awesome, but I heard it will have a slightly smaller screen than the SGS2 that I have. Is that true, or still speculation?

      • http://www.DollarTechCheck.com Theolonious

        I doubt Samsung would make the screen smaller, and at this point, anything other then quad-core is speculation. Expect the unexpected, Samsung has to have something special planned, since the S2 was such a standard upgrade.

    • Bpear96

      EVO 4g LTE would be pretty freaking awesome with AOKP :D

      • Bpear96

        And the sgs3

  • tnnm

    You’ll have your answer on May 3. If the SG3 ships with the S4 proc then I would just go with the EVO 4G LTE. I mean, why wait until Sprint starts shipping it in August or later when you could get the EVO 4g LTE in May?

    That said, if I were you, I’d hold onto the SG2 until early next year and get a quad-core Tegra 4 based on ARM’s A15 architecture. May even be able to get a phone with Jellybean at that time.