|HTC EVO 3D is a snazzy-looking Android touchscreen phone that houses a 1.2 GHz dual core processor for the smoothest mobile multi-tasking experience ever. On the large 3D touchscreen of this HTC smartphone, you can view vivid, highly detailed visuals. Stunning entertainment is delivered to you instantly with the HTC Watch feature of the HTC smartphone. The 5-megapixel rear camera (with auto-focus and dual LED flash) of the HTC EVO 3D lets you capture detailed stills and video in 3D, while the 1.3-megapixel fixed focus front camera lets you video-conference with your contacts. Utilizing WiMax technology, this Android touchscreen phone allows you to access the Internet with multiple devices. The HTC Sense graphical user interface of this HTC EVO 3D makes available social network integration across a multitude of apps, specialized HTC widgets, and various other customizations.|
|Family Line||HTC EVO|
|Storage Capacity||1 GB|
|Network Technology||CDMA2000 1X, EVDO Rel. 0, EVDO Rev. A, WiMAX|
|Band||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) WCDMA/HSPA 900/2100|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
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The EVO 3D is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Snapdragon processor supports advanced 3D technology, including full 1080p 30-frames-per-second HD video and stereoscopic 3D video capture and playback.
So how much of a difference does dual-core make? We matched the EVO 3D up against its predecessor, the HTC EVO 4G (a single-core device), and there's quite a big difference--one you'll notice as soon as you turn on the phone. The EVO 4G had a startup time of 74 seconds (!), while the EVO 3D had a much faster startup time of 13.7 seconds. File transfer speed was about the same for both phones, with the EVO 4G clocking in at 7.8 megabits per second versus the EVO 3D with 7.2 megabits per second.
We also conducted two gaming performance tests using GLBenchmark, a software suite that tests the quality and performance of OpenGL graphics. We conducted two tests: one with antialiasing on, and one with it off. (Antialiasing is a graphics setting present in many games and is intended to make gameplay graphics look smoother--for a full explanation of the pros and cons of antialiasing, check out Geek 101: Making Sense of Anti-Aliasing). We measured the graphics in frames per second (fps)--the more frames per second, the smoother the animations and graphics. The difference between the single-core EVO 4G and the dual-core EVO 3D is huge: With antialiasing off, the EVO 4G averaged 5.7 fps while the EVO 3D averaged 36.5 fps.
We're currently testing other dual-core phones, including the HTC Sensation and the LG T-Mobile G2x, to see how the EVO 3D's Snapdragon chipset stacks up against its Tegra 2 competitors.
3D Camera and Video Capture
Despite my mixed feelings about 3D, there's something quite satisfying about capturing 3D images or videos and then being able to watch them on the same device. But you can also view them on any 3D TV with the help of the phone's HDMI-out jack. The HDMI jack uses a technology called MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) that allows both charging and HDMI-out via the same port.
Like the Sensation 4G, the EVO 3D comes loaded with Watch, HTC's new movie and TV-show streaming service. With Watch, you can download videos and start viewing them immediately. Watch is well integrated into Sense, making it easier to find the videos you want to, um, watch. The app's interface is clean, and movies are easy to find, but the library is pretty sparse at this point. You'll find some newly released movies like Due Date and some classics like Top Gun. If you're looking for something in particular, though, you're not likely to find it (no Spinal Tap!). A few popular TV shows like Chuck and Gossip Girl are available, but you're limited to one or two seasons of episodes.
Data Speeds and Call Quality
The EVO is also juiced with Sprint's 4G data speeds, and it comes with a 4G mobile hotspot feature that lets you share your connection with up to eight devices. I tested the EVO 3D's data speeds using the FCC Speedtest app in the South Park area of San Francisco. The EVO 3D achieved average download speeds of 3.59 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 1.42 mbps. This is in line with other 4G Sprint phones we have tested in the past. And thank goodness for the 4G widget on Sprint phones, which makes it easy to switch 4G on and off (this setting is buried in the Settings menu on Verizon's 4G phones).
Call quality over Sprint's network in San Francisco was okay, though it could
I purchased this phone used but in immaculate condition. I don't think it was ever used. It was also updated to version 4.0.3 and HTC sense 2.89. I had an iphone 3rd gen and iphone 5th gen before this one. I returned the iphone 5th gen because it felt flimsy, had poor quality materials and the screen display had poor color, contrast and touch sensitivity. This htc has a better screen and a better cpu than the 3rd gen but the 5th gen iphone had a way better cpu than this phone. I didn't like android at first then I got to like it. It also took over 3 weeks for me to adjust to watching 3d videos on this, at first, the 3d look blurry and didn't pop out at me. Now its very entertaining and the 3d is amazing. There is not 3d content available for this phone except on youtube (search for yt3d) and on the "Watch" app on this phone from htc. 3D died it seems and nothing is available commercially. It does take 3D pictures and videoes well enough, however watching in 3D cuts the resolution in half, you can see a screen door effect. watching in 2D you get a nice clear HD picture. The cameras both work fine, nice and clear. The speaker on this phone is not very good, ringtones and speaker calls are distorted, the speaker grill is on the back of the phone in tiny holes made just below the camera lenses. This phone used for making calls directly from the handset is uncomfortable, the top part of the phone hurts my ear after 15min and people have a hard time hearing me. I use a Bluetooth headset with this phone and it's much better. The touch screen on this phone is extremely sensitive, sometimes it will do things on it's own by electrostatic discharge. It sometimes unlocks in the pocket. It has a green/red LED indicator inside the top front of the phone and can be set to blink green if you miss a call or email. It also glows red until charged, then green. The phone is just the right size for me, it feels solid and better built than the iphone 5, it also doesn't get as hot. The entire back rubber/plastic/metal cover slides of easily but not unintentionally to access battery and a micro SD card. I have an 8gb card in mine. The phone also has built-in 1gb storage and 1gb of ram. Neither of which I have come close to filling up. Unlike the iphones I bough, I never had this phone crash, or freeze up under normal conditions. This phone boots up in less than 1minute and reboot even faster if needed... This phone is quality, tough and does not damage as easy as the iphone 5. The only thing I don't like about the phone is the battery life, it's awful on the original battery. It's no worse than the battery on my old iphone 3. The audio quality is also flawed for people that are using high powered audio systems. When connected to an amplified high quality headphones or stereo system you can hear electronics noise of the phones built-in power supply I guess. using wifi or loading data, 3d games display create an annoying hiss, buzz or clicks softly in the background. I have the monster beats studio headphones. I don't notice the noise as much if I connect via Bluetooth to the same headphones. The iphone has a flawless audio system compared to this phone. Playing games on this phone is painless, it handles almost any game lag free. However it wont download games like GTA vice city because "it does not meet requirements". So this might not be the phone for you if you like to play games on it. Best phone for under 200$
Indeed, this is a fast and snappy phone. HTC always has a priority in the design of it's phones and this is a nice looking design phone.
Has tons of features that one will not learn in a week but is easy to navigate.
To get the most out of Battery life one can drop the browser menu from the home page and go to Quick Settings and click on Power Saver and it will give more battery life, one should turn off 4G, Bluetooth, GPS, and apps. that are not usually used often. My battery last all day and I use alot of the data features.
The 3D photos sort of messes with your eyes but it's just a fun feature one can use the 2D for their regular photos.
My main reason in getting the phone was it was duel core thus making it a faster browsing experience.
I was expecting some big fat plastic phone with two huge camera sticking out on the back (because it was cheaper than other dual core phones i paid $190) But holy mackrel!! Was i wrong! This is the sleekest, most expensive feeling device i have ever held. No other device feels better in my hand while making a call. This device is very under-rated. In my opinion this phone deserves more attention than a galaxy S2! The screen is 4.3 inches at 960x540 resolution while the galaxyS2 has only a 4inch screen at 800x480! Not only that but the adreno 220 graphics processor in this phone blows away the SGX540 graphics that the BIONIC/GALAXY NEXUS/RAZR/ATRIX2 all use. And that's not it folks.. The snapdragon processor in this phone is a dualcore 1.5ghz snapdragon that is underclocked to 1.2Gghz by HTC to increase battery life! So it can easily be restored to its normal speed and easily overclocked to 2ghz! It also comes with 1GB RAM! This phone has everything! Not only that but the display is the most vibrant i have ever seen of any phone i have ever held. Games look amazing and run very smooth (nova 2, modern combat 3, 9mm, order and chaos, backstab). There is one thing i want to tell you however, this phone has asynchonous CPU's Which mean one is running at all times and the second one kicks it when the phone is doing a lot of work. So my suggestion is to install a custom ROM like MeanRom which applies standard dualcore settings to the phone (so when the screen is on both cores will always be working, but one will be disabled and underclocked while the screen is off for 100+ hours battery life) And with a custom rom like MeanRom you get scores of over 3000 on quadrant standard (and thats at 1.2ghz) So imagine it at 1.5ghz or 2ghz. In my opionion.. This phone is better than a galaxy S2 and has a 10x better display.
The Evo 3D takes the power and versatility of the Evo 4G and turns it up to 11. The 1.2 GHZ processor is noticeably faster. The 3D is not a gimmick; The pictures are definitely 3D and watching movies in 3D is more fun than regular 2D. Video games in 3D are more exciting, though there are only a few available at the moment. I am an Apple fanatic and I own everything apple except the iphone- for 1 reason. The EVO 3D.
The batterylife is less than impressive, but that's the trade you make for a huge screen and super powerful processing. Don't expect to watch any 3D movies without your charger, but everyday normal texting and calling with a few uses of internet should keep you battery full for the day.
The calendar widget syncs with my ipad/macbook calendar.
I'm very glad I bought this phone. It was well worth the money and better than any phone I (or my friends) have ever had.