HTC EVO 4G

AKA: HTC Supersonic, A9292 WiMAX
8/10 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  
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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
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.

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

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8650 1 GHz processor (CPU).

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, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

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

Prices (Where to Buy)

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
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.

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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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

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

from Top Ten Reviews (over 2 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.

  7/10

The Evo 4G is the War Machine of mobile phones

from Gizmodo (over 3 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.

A decent option for the business user

from Android Community (over 3 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. Being... More

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

from InfoSync (over 4 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 the... More

  10/10

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 (over 4 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 features... More

  10/10

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

from AnandTech (over 4 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’s... More

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

from The Gadgeteer (over 4 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 replacements... More

The EVO 4G virtually has every hardware feature available

from GigaOM (over 4 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 state... More

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 (over 4 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 is... More

  8/10

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

from Ubergizmo (over 4 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, thanks... More

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