HTC and Sprint have created a package that's incredibly hard to resist, and the purchase of which you are extremely unlikely to regret.

- GSMArena team , GSMArena 

HTC's Evo 4G LTE smartphone is impressive at first glance, but it has drawbacks that make it difficult to recommend

- JR Raphael , Computerworld 

Reviews summary

8.1/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 33 reviews

The HTC EVO 4G LTE is the successor of the EVO 4G with the added ability to connect to faster LTE networks.

Like the non-LTE variant, it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It rocks an impressive 4.7" LCD screen with HD resolution and an 8MP camera with full HD video recording.

For a more complete review of this phone, please visit our HTC EVO 4G page.


Specs summary

Screen
4.7"

The HTC EVO 4G LTE's screen is 4.7 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Update Available: 4.1 Jelly Bean) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2000 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 6.3 days standby time, 450 minutes (2G), 441 minutes (3G), 341 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.


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Reviews summary

8.1/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 33 reviews

The HTC EVO 4G LTE is the successor of the EVO 4G with the added ability to connect to faster LTE networks.

Like the non-LTE variant, it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It rocks an impressive 4.7" LCD screen with HD resolution and an 8MP camera with full HD video recording.

For a more complete review of this phone, please visit our HTC EVO 4G page.

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Powerful parts, a lovely screen, stunning design, and an excellent camera

from Cnet ( )

With the $199.99 HTC Evo 4G LTE, both HTC and Sprint have gone well out of their way to rekindle that old Evo magic. It's a phone that's light-years better than its predecessors and flaunts enough features plus a delectable design to strike real fear in the hearts of competitors Samsung and Motor... More

With the $199.99 HTC Evo 4G LTE, both HTC and Sprint have gone well out of their way to rekindle that old Evo magic. It's a phone that's light-years better than its predecessors and flaunts enough features plus a delectable design to strike real fear in the hearts of competitors Samsung and Motorola. That said, this Evo has one rather large Achilles' heel at the moment: no 4G LTE. With access to high-speed data, the Evo will no doubt soar as its brother the HTC One X does on AT&T. Until Sprint's promised LTE network arrives, hopefully by summer, the Evo 4G LTE offers but a fraction of its potential glory.

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7/10

The phone is impressive, the responsiveness is great

from Beta News ( )

The phone is beautifully designed. The sleek, slender form factor, even including the signature EVO 4G built-in kickstand, make this a remarkable update. For the general consumer the phone is impressive, the responsiveness is great. I love the evolution and simple design of the HTC EVO 4G line. T... More

The phone is beautifully designed. The sleek, slender form factor, even including the signature EVO 4G built-in kickstand, make this a remarkable update. For the general consumer the phone is impressive, the responsiveness is great. I love the evolution and simple design of the HTC EVO 4G line. The slender form factor did have to give up the removable battery but in the sake of optimization performance increased from the Android 4.0 based firmware, and the SoC hardware integration, it's not a terrible loss.

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The Evo 4G LTE is the best Google-powered smartphone currently available for Sprint

from Wired ( )

It’s called the Evo 4G LTE, but Sprint’s 4G LTE network hasn’t launched yet. The protruding camera is begging to get scuffed and scratched over the life of a 2-year contract. The One X is a better-looking phone.

It’s called the Evo 4G LTE, but Sprint’s 4G LTE network hasn’t launched yet. The protruding camera is begging to get scuffed and scratched over the life of a 2-year contract. The One X is a better-looking phone.

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7/10

Gorgeous display, improved battery, with solid chassis

from TechRadar ( )

Simply put, the HTC Evo 4G LTE is the best phone on Sprint. In fact, Sprint is really the major negative about this phone. For many, that won't matter. If you're tied to the network for some reason or another, the HTC Evo 4G LTE is your best bet.

If it takes Sprint a year to roll out LTE... More

Simply put, the HTC Evo 4G LTE is the best phone on Sprint. In fact, Sprint is really the major negative about this phone. For many, that won't matter. If you're tied to the network for some reason or another, the HTC Evo 4G LTE is your best bet.

If it takes Sprint a year to roll out LTE in your city, then you'll have LTE on your phone as soon as anyone else on Sprint's network does - and while those yet unfulfilled promises might make it a risky purchase, it's simply too good of a phone to really care.

From snapping photos to Dropbox integration, to a very sleek and very sexy chassis this is a phone you have every right to brag about, and should be proud of - promises yet fulfilled or no.

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9/10

Excellent camera, pretty solid battery life, and thin and light, but not so light that it feels cheap

from TechCrunch ( )

To be quite honest, the biggest issue I have with this phone is its design. I’m not a fan of the bubbly camera sensor that bulges out of the backside of the phone. I’m uncomfortable with this shiny black plastic, and the red stripe across the back is a bit much for me. But that’... More

To be quite honest, the biggest issue I have with this phone is its design. I’m not a fan of the bubbly camera sensor that bulges out of the backside of the phone. I’m uncomfortable with this shiny black plastic, and the red stripe across the back is a bit much for me. But that’s totally my preference, and there are probably plenty of people out there who enjoy this type of differentiation.

That said, I can’t find much else wrong with it. The Evo 4G LTE is thin and light, but not so light that it feels cheap. It has a great display with plenty of real-estate, yet still manages to be comfortable in the hand. The camera is excellent, as is the software paired with it, and I never really noticed too much lag or any freeze-ups during a week of testing.

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Excellent user experience and phone design works really well

from Ubergizmo ( )

While Sprint does not have an official “HTC One” phone, rest assured that the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE can go toe to toe with the HTC One X. If anything, I think that Sprint should not have messed with the original name because it dilutes the message, and can’t leverage all the mar... More

While Sprint does not have an official “HTC One” phone, rest assured that the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE can go toe to toe with the HTC One X. If anything, I think that Sprint should not have messed with the original name because it dilutes the message, and can’t leverage all the marketing that HTC had done for the One Series.

Of course, the missing part here is the LTE network. As it stands, Sprint is rolling it out, but chances are that you will be in a location that has not been covered yet. Also, we would recommend doing some homework to understand the different “flavors” of 4G when you search for coverage. For example, Sprint’s WiMax and LTE networks are labeled “4G”, but this handset does not support WiMax. This post will give you a head start when it comes to 4G networks in the USA.

In any case, even with a slower 3G network, I found the user experience to be excellent, but that’s really up to you to decide if you would rather wait for Sprint’s LTE coverage to be deployed in your area. Finally, I should add that the slightly bigger battery and the presence of a micro-SD slot may be critical elements for some users.

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Excellent hardware, with a fast processor, good battery life and a gorgeous display

from Android Central ( )

As we've been saying since our first encounter with the EVO 4G LTE, Sprint has taken the HTC One X and actually improved on it, at least under the hood, adding a removable microSD card. For some, that will be be the deciding factor. For others, it's not a big deal. The reaction to Sprint's decisi... More

As we've been saying since our first encounter with the EVO 4G LTE, Sprint has taken the HTC One X and actually improved on it, at least under the hood, adding a removable microSD card. For some, that will be be the deciding factor. For others, it's not a big deal. The reaction to Sprint's decision to deviate from the One X design has been nothing short of political fire and brimstone. Folks either love it or hate it. (Or at least have a resounding "meh," we suppose.) But whether or not you like it, HTC obviously has thrown the full weight of its design team at the EVO. There's nothing half-assed about the way it looks.

The big question for the EVO right now is this: Is it worth buying now on the promise of faster data later? Based on the hardware HTC's used in the EVO 4G LTE, absolutely. If you're locked into Sprint and are in a Wifi-laden environment, it's a no-brainer. Buy it. Same for if Sprint's network is good enough where you live.

If you're in one of Sprint's six initial LTE cities, you've still got some weeks to go before LTE goes live. If you're suffering through sub-par 3G speeds, there's not a lot we can do for ya. But we also have no doubt that Sprint's doing all it can to bring faster data sooner. And once it does, the HTC EVO 4G LTE should well live up to the legacy of its namesake.

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Big speed, beautiful display, and Sprint's best camera

from Complex ( )

With the same awesome camera features, processing power, and dynamic software, the Evo 4G LTE not only hones the mobile dexterity of the One series—it makes additional strides in performance. The two biggest being faster shutter speeds and a stunning display. But with Sprint’s LTE net... More

With the same awesome camera features, processing power, and dynamic software, the Evo 4G LTE not only hones the mobile dexterity of the One series—it makes additional strides in performance. The two biggest being faster shutter speeds and a stunning display. But with Sprint’s LTE network inactive until next year, HTC’s new giant may have a short shelf life, especially if Sprint keeps its holiday lineup limited. If power ranks higher than 4G on your priority list, like its predecessors, the new Evo serves as the next great upgrade on the Now Network.

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Superb build quality, awesome camera, decent battery life

from Pocketables ( )

If your original HTC EVO 4G is on life-support, and you’re looking to upgrade, look no further. Seriously. I’m not just saying that because I’m the Managing Editor of Good and EVO, either. This phone takes everything that’s awesome about the OG EVO and makes it about 1,000... More

If your original HTC EVO 4G is on life-support, and you’re looking to upgrade, look no further. Seriously. I’m not just saying that because I’m the Managing Editor of Good and EVO, either. This phone takes everything that’s awesome about the OG EVO and makes it about 1,000 times better.

If you’ve got an EVO 3D, you still might want to upgrade to this device (I am). The camera alone is light-years ahead of that on the EVO 3D, and I can’t wait for LTE to light up in my neck of the woods. I hear that HD calling is pretty sweet, too, if that ever takes off. And I’m pretty certain that this will get the upcoming Jelly Bean update; I can almost guarantee that the EVO 3D won’t.

That’s not to say the EVO 4G LTE doesn’t have any shortcomings: the design choice on the back is the most obvious, but some people are also apprehensive about a battery that they can’t replace. Sense also has a few quirks remaining, which I mentioned above, but it’s gotten much better – especially if you’re still on Sense 1.0.

The EVO 4G LTE is arguably the best HTC phone in the US right now: it’s got a bigger battery than the HTC One X, and a kickstand. If there was any ever doubt about the worthiness of the EVO 3D to carry on the EVO name, that doubt is gone in this handset. But who am I kidding? If you’ve read this far, I doubt you need any more convincing about how awesome the EVO 4G LTE really is.

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9/10

A device that’s fast, powerful, fun, and sleek all the while being able to consume, stream, and download as much as they want

from GottaBeMobile ( )

The HTC EVO 4G LTE will retail for $200 on a two-year contract on Sprint. The device will contend at this time with the Smasung Galaxy Nexus on the high-end LTE market on Sprint’s lineup. At $200, it offers excellent value to those who are patient as LTE, the phone’s big feature, is s... More

The HTC EVO 4G LTE will retail for $200 on a two-year contract on Sprint. The device will contend at this time with the Smasung Galaxy Nexus on the high-end LTE market on Sprint’s lineup. At $200, it offers excellent value to those who are patient as LTE, the phone’s big feature, is still not yet quite readily available on the Now Network. Given Sprint’s claim to fame with unlimited data without throttling, power users who are willing to go through Sprint’s Network Vision expansion growing pains will be handsomely rewarded in the future with a device that’s fast, powerful, fun, and sleek all the while being able to consume, stream, and download as much as they want–and the EVO 4G LTE can handle it all.

There are some other minor cons that we’ve taken issue with in this detailed review, but nothing that would stop us from recommending the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint’s network. A much refined design, improved camera performance, the promise of HD voice and LTE connectivity, a beautiful and vibrant display, and excellent battery life right now on 3G make this a standout offering.

After two years, the HTC EVO has undergone a lot of polished. Even advanced features such as simultaneous voice and data over 3G CDMA/EVDO are now possible on the EVO 4G LTE. Now, we’re just waiting for Sprint to polish off its own network and flip the LTE switch on.

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