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HTC EVO 3D review

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The HTC EVO 3D currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 27 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The HTC Evo 3D, according to the best info we could find, promises to live up to it's hype. First, as for the "3D" element, the Evo 3D will include a 3D YouTube client and a 3D Blockbuster app.

The phone is reported to have a 4.3 inch display, and will be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

Add a dual, 5MP camera which can generate 3D photos and offers HD record capability, an HDMI port and Android's 2.3 OS, and you have a phone fighting for Top Gun.

This is definitely one phone to watch, as it appears to be packed with crazy powerful functionality and may well set the standard for the balance of 2011.

Operating system
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
1730 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Android Tapp
Android Tapp

The HTC EVO V is a mighty fine choice if your on Virgin Mobile. It has a large and vivid screen, capable of 4G Internet, pretty fast under the hood, has a good camera (and takes 3D pics and flicks, but more novel than practical) on the rear; though you have to fork out $240 to buy the phone out righ...

- Antonio Wells, Android Tapp

The HTC EVO 3D does provide an incredibly solid smartphone experience. But if that’s what you are after, there are a few handsets that will match its performance without charging a premium for a single feature of questionable merit. Sense UI fans will find what they are looking for, but a few...

- GSMArena Team, GSMArena
Top Ten Reviews
Top Ten Reviews

The HTC Evo 3D has the ability to take 3D pictures, although the resolution is low. However, 2D pictures have a nice resolution. The battery life for this multimedia cell phone has a greater than average talk time than the other phones we reviewed. It comes with a dual-core processor and the Android...

- Top Ten Reviews Team, Top Ten Reviews

The ā€˜3Dā€™ aspects of this phone add unnecessary bulk and weight to what could have been a pretty decent good old ā€˜2Dā€™ phone, I find it too thick and too heavy to be a practical everyday phone. Personally I find 3D to be a gimmick and not really necessary on a screen this small, but obviously HTC beli...

- Matt Booth, Ausdroid

The Evo 3D has almost everything that you expect from today's smartphone. Its dual-core CPU and gigabyte of RAM should be enough to sell this product. Moreover, the 3D capability is a good conversation starter, and as always Sense UI is beautiful. On the other hand, the phone's 3D feature is not wor...

- Chandrakant Isi, TechTree

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HTC backs up the EVO 3D with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your EVO 3D has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The HTC EVO 3D's screen size is 4.3 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

1024 MB

Internal memory is 1024 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1730 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 15 days standby time, 560 minutes.

EVO 3D Specs

Release Date June 4, 2011
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 dual-core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 1024 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.89 W/kg
Body: 1.05 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
EV-DO Rev. A
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
3D, Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
1.3 Mps
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features S-LCD
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1730 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 560 minutes
Standby Time Up to 15 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.7 x 6.6 x 1.2 cm (5 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 170 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: XT9
Voicemail Key: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
WiMAX: Yes
PC Synchronization: Yes
TV Out Info: HDMI
DLNA Support: Yes
Java Application: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD, AVI
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM)
Viewable document types: DOC, GIF, JPG, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Weather, Stocks, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): HTC Shooter, HTC Evo V 4G

8Gb MicroSD card included
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