HTC EVO 4G

AKA: HTC Supersonic, A9292 WiMAX
8.4/10 AVG.
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The Evo 4G isn’t the second coming. It’s not the iPhone slayer. It might not even be the best Android phone available to date. But it is a solid phone with amazing hardware running the consumer-friendly HTC Sense Android release. That’s a good thing.

- Matt Burns , TechCrunch 

Reviews summary

8.4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 21 reviews

The HTC EVO 4G is a spirited device that continues the much touted tech ripples and geek spasms created by prior HTC models. Once the hidden genius behind well known OEM brands, HTC decided, brilliantly, to strike out on its own several years ago, manufacturing and branding their own devices, and almost as quickly has risen to the top tier of brand names one considers when considering a cell phone.

4G, or fourth generation technology, promises to push the boundaries of what a cell phone can do. It’s all about upload and download speeds being much faster, making innovative and heretofore impossible applications and features possible. Think crisp video conferencing in real time. Think near- DSL speeds on your phone. Think power and backward-compatible technology. That’s why 4G, or LTE, is so important and a big reason why the HTC EVO 4G is one powerful phone. Add a user interface (UI) that is so simple even a newcomer to cell phones will be teaching you tips and tricks in a matter of days.

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The HTC EVO sports an enormous 4.3 inch WVGA display, an impossibly high resolution 8MP camera with video record, HDMI-out (connects your phone to your HD television), and WiMax compatibility. All that means is this phone is powerful in your hands and almost capable of taking over your home theater, able to create an internet link in odd places and freaking you out with its sheer power… all packaged in a sweet and sexy thin exterior. The HTC EVO 4G pushes the role of the cell phone forward with unabashed self-absorption, as if unaware that any cell phone had existed prior.

True to form following function, every millimeter of this device seems to serve a genuine, meaningful purpose, and that purpose falls squarely into one of three categories: intuitive operation, sheer power (Like, well, Ford Mustang Cobra power), and capability and versatility (as in 30,000 available apps). While some cell phone users may get drunk on the steps necessary to tap, tap, tap their way to “I’ll be home in time for dinner”, the HTC EVO presents an absurdly over the top alternative. Add a touch of minimalist design, durable build materials that speak luxury and on-demand processing power waiting like a supercharger on a, well, I said Mustang Cobra before, right?, and you get the idea. The HTC EVO, in many ways, manages a Mensa-level IQ with raw blue collar power.

So what’s under the hood? How about a magnificent 480 x 800 pixel resolution display, 1 GB on board memory with 512 RAM (expandable to 8GB via microSD card, of course), a Snapdragon QSD8650 1GH processor, improved battery life, all packed into a slim and attractive casing.

If you are a fan of HTC, and who isn’t, check out the HTC EVO and see how much more your cell phone could be doing for you.


Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The HTC EVO 4G's screen is 4.3 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

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OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.1 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 useful for video chat and self portraits.
Storage
440 MB

Internal memory is 440 MB. An external, Yes expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 6 days standby time,
312 minutes (2G) talk time.


Prices (Where to Buy)


HTC EVO 4G - White (Sprint) Smartphone

from eBay

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  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA

HTC EVO 4G - Black (Sprint) Smartphone

from eBay

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New HTC EVO 4G Sprint Android Smartphone Black, No Contract, Clean ESN

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA

HTC Evo 4G Black No Contract Sprint Cell Phone

from Amazon Merchant

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
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NEW HTC EVO 4G SHIFT - 16GB - Black (Sprint) Smartphone. Clean ESN, & IMEI

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA


Resources


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Reviews summary

8.4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 21 reviews

The HTC EVO 4G is a spirited device that continues the much touted tech ripples and geek spasms created by prior HTC models. Once the hidden genius behind well known OEM brands, HTC decided, brilliantly, to strike out on its own several years ago, manufacturing and branding their own devices, and almost as quickly has risen to the top tier of brand names one considers when considering a cell phone.

4G, or fourth generation technology, promises to push the boundaries of what a cell phone can do. It’s all about upload and download speeds being much faster, making innovative and heretofore impossible applications and features possible. Think crisp video conferencing in real time. Think near- DSL speeds on your phone. Think power and backward-compatible technology. That’s why 4G, or LTE, is so important and a big reason why the HTC EVO 4G is one powerful phone. Add a user interface (UI) that is so simple even a newcomer to cell phones will be teaching you tips and tricks in a matter of days.

Show more

The HTC EVO sports an enormous 4.3 inch WVGA display, an impossibly high resolution 8MP camera with video record, HDMI-out (connects your phone to your HD television), and WiMax compatibility. All that means is this phone is powerful in your hands and almost capable of taking over your home theater, able to create an internet link in odd places and freaking you out with its sheer power… all packaged in a sweet and sexy thin exterior. The HTC EVO 4G pushes the role of the cell phone forward with unabashed self-absorption, as if unaware that any cell phone had existed prior.

True to form following function, every millimeter of this device seems to serve a genuine, meaningful purpose, and that purpose falls squarely into one of three categories: intuitive operation, sheer power (Like, well, Ford Mustang Cobra power), and capability and versatility (as in 30,000 available apps). While some cell phone users may get drunk on the steps necessary to tap, tap, tap their way to “I’ll be home in time for dinner”, the HTC EVO presents an absurdly over the top alternative. Add a touch of minimalist design, durable build materials that speak luxury and on-demand processing power waiting like a supercharger on a, well, I said Mustang Cobra before, right?, and you get the idea. The HTC EVO, in many ways, manages a Mensa-level IQ with raw blue collar power.

So what’s under the hood? How about a magnificent 480 x 800 pixel resolution display, 1 GB on board memory with 512 RAM (expandable to 8GB via microSD card, of course), a Snapdragon QSD8650 1GH processor, improved battery life, all packed into a slim and attractive casing.

If you are a fan of HTC, and who isn’t, check out the HTC EVO and see how much more your cell phone could be doing for you.

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The large touchscreen and solid music hardware make the HTC EVO 4G multimedia-friendly

from Top Ten Reviews (4 years ago)

The HTC EVO 4G is a music cell phone heading in the right direction with video calling capabilities and 4G capabilities. The advanced multimedia features make this cellular phone an ideal device for anyone who wants a phone that's packed with entertainment features.

The HTC EVO 4G is a music cell phone heading in the right direction with video calling capabilities and 4G capabilities. The advanced multimedia features make this cellular phone an ideal device for anyone who wants a phone that's packed with entertainment features.

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7/10

The Evo 4G is the War Machine of mobile phones

from Gizmodo (5 years ago)

The calculus for deciding if you want this phone is relatively simple: If you want the biggest, brawniest, most ridiculously muscular phone you can buy, it's the Evo. Just don't forget to top off the power before going into work.

The calculus for deciding if you want this phone is relatively simple: If you want the biggest, brawniest, most ridiculously muscular phone you can buy, it's the Evo. Just don't forget to top off the power before going into work.

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A decent option for the business user

from Android Community (5 years ago)

We can definitely see this as the “go-to” phone for young adults whose main focus is texting on the Sprint network, but unlike other phones targeted for the group, this will also function outside of this niche being a decent option for the business user, especially with 4G connectivity.... More

We can definitely see this as the “go-to” phone for young adults whose main focus is texting on the Sprint network, but unlike other phones targeted for the group, this will also function outside of this niche being a decent option for the business user, especially with 4G connectivity. Being an optimal device, if you’re not looking for an ultra-powerful device, the HTC EVO Shift 4G is definitely one of the best options currently on the market.

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Really poor battery life outweighs all the EVO 4G’s killer features

from InfoSync (5 years ago)

The Jolly Green Giant of smartphones has been reviewed, and we'd say that the HTC EVO 4G is one of the best models out there, even after spending quality time with its many competitors. No other phone provided such a power-packed arsenal of tricks in such a fast, sleek body. The EVO 4G excelled in t... More

The Jolly Green Giant of smartphones has been reviewed, and we'd say that the HTC EVO 4G is one of the best models out there, even after spending quality time with its many competitors. No other phone provided such a power-packed arsenal of tricks in such a fast, sleek body. The EVO 4G excelled in the speed department, gave us plenty of applications and widgets, offered optimal Internet browsing, and proved itself a multimedia powerhouse.

With the ability to video chat via Qik, keep up with our contacts on Friend Stream, and watch HD videos while our EVO 4G is propped up on its little kickstand, our experience is well-rounded and fun. However, the HTC EVO 4G's Achilles Heel is its imaging performance. We hope HTC will fix this problem on the next version of the HTC EVO 4G.

If you're a Sprint loyalist, 2010 is a good year for you. Not only can you go for the Optimus Prime of smartphones, but the Samsung Epic 4G offers a full QWERTY keyboard. If you are not tied to a carrier, it's open season.

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9.5/10

This is a stylish smartphone absolutely packed with features and it is liable to remain a top device for some time to come

from Bright Hub (5 years ago)

Currently the HTC EVO 4G is a top contender for the best Android phone on the market. It is expensive and when you factor in a contract and data usage, especially if you aren’t getting full advantage out of the 4G functionality, then it may seem overpriced. For people who want the latest f... More

Currently the HTC EVO 4G is a top contender for the best Android phone on the market. It is expensive and when you factor in a contract and data usage, especially if you aren’t getting full advantage out of the 4G functionality, then it may seem overpriced. For people who want the latest features and are likely to use them the HTC EVO 4G is definitely worth investing in.

It is easy to see why HTC is performing so well at the moment.

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10/10

The Evo 4G is at a definite advantage for watching movies and Web browsing

from AnandTech (5 years ago)

Where the EVO shines is in its screen. I can’t help but feel that all of those pixels are put to waste on smaller displays. The 4.3” screen is a great balance of pixel density and physical size. Throw in great contrast ratio and you’ve got the makings of a wonderful display. It&rsq... More

Where the EVO shines is in its screen. I can’t help but feel that all of those pixels are put to waste on smaller displays. The 4.3” screen is a great balance of pixel density and physical size. Throw in great contrast ratio and you’ve got the makings of a wonderful display. It’s still a bit oversaturated for my tastes but compared to most LCDs on the market you’ll fall in love.
The OS is extremely flexible and HTC’s Sense adds enough functionality to genuinely improve it. The EVO feels solid and is well designed. I appreciate that HTC ditched the trackball/optical sensor from previous designs and kept it simple this time around.
Sprint’s 4G network is nice where there’s coverage, but at least around Raleigh most of the time you’re better off sticking to 3G. The performance on WiMAX simply ranges from horrible to great while Sprint’s 3G coverage is far more consistent. However Sprint’s 3G is far from speedy, usually delivering well below 1Mbps on the EVO in my testing. If you do have spectacular 4G coverage and speeds where you live, this may end up being more of a positive than it was for me.
For travellers, the EVO 4G simply doesn’t have long enough battery life to be used as a truly mobile device. In my opinion even 5 hours of battery life isn’t enough and the EVO comes in well below that for anything you’d do with the phone. If you travel for work and have to be away from a power outlet for the majority of the day this is going to be a problem. If you’re in school or work from home and can top off the battery every couple of hours then the problem is less severe. Luckily the EVO 4G does have a removable battery, so if you are dedicated you can make this thing work. Just carry an extra battery or two, keep them charged, and you'll be fine. If you don't like that idea, then look elsewhere - the EVO 4G won't cut it.
While I believe the best overall Android phone is still the HTC Incredible, if you're willing to put up with the EVO 4G's issues then it can be a good alternative. It really boils down to what you want to do with your smartphone.

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It seems like it can do everything- sometimes almost reading your mind

from The Gadgeteer (5 years ago)

To be fair, this is a very cool phone, but not a perfect one. I would bet that this will soon reveal itself to be a transitional phone with something cooler coming out in a while. A couple other quickie dislikes would include a very thin, but apparently well-secured back (I expect we will see replac... More

To be fair, this is a very cool phone, but not a perfect one. I would bet that this will soon reveal itself to be a transitional phone with something cooler coming out in a while. A couple other quickie dislikes would include a very thin, but apparently well-secured back (I expect we will see replacements soon) and not many accessories just for it yet. It also has a certain amount of ‘bloatware’, like Sprint Football, NASCAR, Sprint TV, and Peep. I am sure each has many fans, but they are tough to uninstall or ignore.

The HTC EVO 4G from Sprint. I love it, flaws and all. I mean this in a good way- it feels like the heyday of Palm, when the unit could do anything and the world was opening up with new things every day.

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The EVO 4G virtually has every hardware feature available

from GigaOM (5 years ago)

I don’t usually recommend a given phone as everyone’s needs are different. The EVO 4G is not for everyone; some will find it too big while others will need fewer features. I can only report what my own experience with a given phone is, and how a particular phone works for me. I will stat... More

I don’t usually recommend a given phone as everyone’s needs are different. The EVO 4G is not for everyone; some will find it too big while others will need fewer features. I can only report what my own experience with a given phone is, and how a particular phone works for me. I will state that I tried the EVO for a few days and then bought one for myself. This is the best smartphone I have used so far, and it gets better every day as I get a chance to try different things with it. It’s a good phone, has a nice media player, stellar web appliance, a decent camera and a great navigation system. Geek that I am, I’m sure I’ll be lusting after another phone down the road. For now, I’m happy with the EVO 4G on Sprint.

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It can be considered the best Android phone by far as long as you don't mind the bulk and constant battery charging

from Pocketnow (5 years ago)

As of the publish date of this review, we can comfortably say that the EVO 4G is the best Android phone out there right now IF you don't mind the bulk and if you don't mind charging your phone a lot. Don't buy this phone for the 4G, because right now, it's not that big of a deal. What is a big deal... More

As of the publish date of this review, we can comfortably say that the EVO 4G is the best Android phone out there right now IF you don't mind the bulk and if you don't mind charging your phone a lot. Don't buy this phone for the 4G, because right now, it's not that big of a deal. What is a big deal is the overall feature-richness of this phone, plus the experience it provides the user through the buttery smooth HTC Sense interface. This is truly a phone that can grow with you.

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8/10

Great design, sharp display, power processor and super-fast internet connection

from Ubergizmo (5 years ago)

The HTC EVO 4G kicks ass. The HTC EVO 4G is an amazingly strong phone. I liked it over the Droid Incredible based on the comfort associated with the larger display - but I accept the extra bulk that comes with it, will you? The phone is fast, the battery life is good, and you can even extend it, tha... More

The HTC EVO 4G kicks ass. The HTC EVO 4G is an amazingly strong phone. I liked it over the Droid Incredible based on the comfort associated with the larger display - but I accept the extra bulk that comes with it, will you? The phone is fast, the battery life is good, and you can even extend it, thanks to tools that puts you in control of your power consumption. Most of the apps that I use on other platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc..) are available in some form, except for Skype and Kindle — two dearly missed apps that I love.
I hope that this review has helped you understand what this phone is about. If after reading it you decide that it fits your needs, I can vouch for its quality. The EVO 4G is simply the most technologically advanced phone today and when it comes to 4G, Sprint is the sheriff in town.

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