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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 6 days standby time, 312 minutes (2G).



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 22 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.


Reviews (8.4/10 Avg. rating)


About

Big, beautiful, and blazingly fast

from About
Taking advantage of all the EVO 4G's features is expensive, especially if you--like most people--live in an area without 4G service. Even without 4G service, though, the HTC EVO 4G is one of the most impressive smartphones available today... Full review
Top Ten Reviews

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

from Top Ten Reviews
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... Full review
Gizmodo

The Evo 4G is the War Machine of mobile phones

from Gizmodo
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... Full review
Android Community

A decent option for the business user

from Android Community
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... Full review
InfoSync

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

from InfoSync

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

Bright Hub

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
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... Full review
AnandTech

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

from AnandTech

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

The Gadgeteer

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

from The Gadgeteer

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

GigaOM

The EVO 4G virtually has every hardware feature available

from GigaOM

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

Pocketnow

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
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... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 4, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
EV-DO Rev. A
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.1

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8650 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
440 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM 1 GB
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.03 W/kg
Body: 0.96 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
312 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.6 x 1.3 cm
(4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 170 grams
(6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript No
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Brightness control, Face detection, Geotagging
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info 1.3 Mps
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, GIF, JPG, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Yes (HTC Sync, HTC Sense, Amazon MP3)
Included Software / Apps Yes
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): HTC Supersonic, A9292 WiMAX

8Gb MicroSD card included, HDMI Port, WiMax mobile Wi-Fi router
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