Amazing battery life, excellent build quality, and beautiful screen
I did run into a few somewhat concerning hangups that cost a few points off the overall score. The phone crashed on its first boot and told me it wanted to send a crash report back to HTC about the crash. That’s not the way to make a good first impression. I’m hoping this was limited just to my particular review unit, so I’m not going to be too harsh.
Next, while driving through the middle of town, the network connection kept dropping. For the span of about 15 minutes I was unable to have a reliable data connection. I had another device tethered to the EVO 4G LTE at the time, and I don’t know if the network problems were due to this, or a network issue, or the phone itself. This experience aside, speeds averaged 411kbps down and 719kbps up with a ping of 147ms up from my location.
These, combined with the mediocre call quality, non-removable battery, and 16GB internal storage cost the phone some points.
Sprint is one of the underdogs among carriers in the US. Choices of phones are limited because it’s not compatible with GSM, so imported devices won’t work on their network. Users are stuck with whatever phones are offered through the carrier.
Luckily, customers now have the HTC Evo 4G LTE to choose from. It’s a solid device that you won’t regret choosing. The screen is beautiful, it is very well-built, and its battery life is outstanding.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available on the Sprint network soon (though pre-orders are currently closed) for US$549.99 off-contract, or US$199.99 with a 2-year contract.
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Pocketnow Team from Pocketnow (May 17, 2012) Helpful