- Matt Burns , TechCrunch
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.
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.
Reviews (8.4/10 Avg. rating)
Big, beautiful, and blazingly fast
The large touchscreen and solid music hardware make the HTC EVO 4G multimedia-friendly
The Evo 4G is the War Machine of mobile phones
A decent option for the business user
Really poor battery life outweighs all the EVO 4G’s killer features
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 l... Full review
This is a stylish smartphone absolutely packed with features and it is liable to remain a top device for some time to come
The Evo 4G is at a definite advantage for watching movies and Web browsing
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 tr... Full review
It seems like it can do everything- sometimes almost reading your mind
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 a... Full review
The EVO 4G virtually has every hardware feature available
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 grea... Full review
It can be considered the best Android phone by far as long as you don't mind the bulk and constant battery charging
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- HTC EVO 4G Manual (PDF)
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