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|With a fast 4G connectivity, the HTC EVO 4G Smartphone gives you access to resources at a very high-speed. Driven by the Android operating system, this HTC (Boost Mobile) smartphone offers you a user-friendly operation. The built-in 8 MP camera, with auto-focus feature, lets you click superior quality images with this HTC cell phone. Find your routes easily with the GPS services supported by the HTC EVO 4G. The HTC Sense feature of this HTC (Boost Mobile) smartphone lets you customize your home screen, for quick access to your favorite applications. The Wi-Fi connectivity of this HTC cell phone can support up to 5 PCs, for instant internet access.|
|Family Line||HTC EVO|
|Storage Capacity||1 GB|
|Network Technology||CDMA2000 1X / EVDO|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
"The HTC Evo 4G delivered respectable 4G speeds, and the mobile hot-spot feature lets you connect up to eight devices. The smartphone has a front-facing camera for video chats and also comes with an 8-megapixel camera with HD-video-recording capabilities. The Evo ships with YouTube's HQ video player, Android 2.1 with HTC Sense, and an HDMI port. Other highlights include an extra-large 4.3-inch touch screen and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor."
"Sprint's 4G network is limited at this time, making the mandatory $10 premium data add-on tough to swallow for anyone outside of the coverage area. The Evo lacks support for Bluetooth voice-activated dialing. Battery drains quickly with 4G."
"The HTC Evo 4G is easily Sprint's best smartphone and one of today's top Android devices. It also shows the promise of 4G, which will grow as Sprint's WiMax network expands, but until there's broader 4G coverage, it's hard to agree with the mandatory premium data add-on fee."
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The best thing about this phone is definitely the display. It's extremely high-resolution for the size. The touch screen is pretty good for resistive technology (as opposed to capacitive screens like the iPhone or Pre). The only other resistive screen phones I've used are the LG Versa and Voyager, and it feels like HTC has just done it better somehow, especially with sliding/scrolling.
HTC also did a spectacular job of making Windows Mobile usable with your finger by way of the TouchFLO 3D interface. There is a stylus included that slides nicely into the bottom of the phone, but I've found that I rarely need to pull it out. It's pretty, but it's also very functional as well. They did a great job on the different text input methods that are available as well. The full QWERTY is probably not practical for anyone but those with the tiniest of fingers, but I find the compact QWERTY setup pretty usable. If that doesn't work for you, you can switch to the phone keypad style and T9 it.
The text messaging interface does have a few quirks. When I tap on a message in the TouchFLO interface and it goes into the messaging screen, the keyboard pops up but doesn't want to type in the text box until you hit it. When you do hit it, sometimes you get a little dance where the keyboard isn't sure that it wants to stay up or not. I can usually tap the text box again before the keyboard goes away and then everything is fine, so it is a minor annoyance.
The camera seems to work fine; I've seen a lot of reviews that say it sucks but the performance seems pretty standard as far as most phone cameras go.
Overall, performance-wise, it is not as bad as I was expecting. I've experienced a few versions of Windows Mobile on different devices, and I know how sluggish it can get, but aside from a few isolated incidents where the device just seemed to lock up altogether (prompting me to perform a soft reset), the performance was actually better than other WinMo phones I've used. It's got a decent processor and plenty of memory. It's no 3GS but I wasn't expecting that.
Will be looking forward to my next upgrade so I can experience a newer HTC model, but until then I will be enjoying myself with the Diamond, especially with how cheap I got it without contract incentives.
The Evo is THE alternative for those not wanting to put up with the iPhone restrictions or AT&T's well publicized shortcomings.
As a proud owner for more than a month, I can honestly say the Evo lives up to the hype - and then some. A warning though: the Evo is much larger than the iPhone and pretty much any other phone out there. For tall/large folks with large hands this is actually wonderful, but for those who like the tiniest, sleekest toys to go along with their midget hands, this thing isn't it.
Regardless if you live in a Sprint 4G area, you'll pay an extra $10 fee. If you haven't already, you also need to upgrade to one of Sprint's more expensive plans.
Also, keep in mind that, as with all Androids, you can turn off and/or customize almost any feature you don't like. The Evo is not quite as intuitive to learn as the iPhone but it's also a lot more capable and powerful. The growing Android app marketplace really helps with this.
-Gorgeous, gigantic, super bright, crystal clear screen. Best. Screen. Ever.
-Truly fast at everything - apps launch instantly, everything is just "zippy".
-Powerful enough to run a bunch of stuff simultaneously without slowing down at all.
-Very modern and "hip" interface.
-Fantastic integration with all things Google (Maps, Gmail, Google Voice, etc.), Social Networks (Friend Stream is amazing), and GPS.
-Call quality is excellent.
-WiFi works very well.
-Touch screen is VERY sensitive and fast. Could be Pro or a Con.
-Videos are unbelievably large and crisp on this thing - no other phone comes close yet.
-Has lots of options and customization features.
-An 8 Megapixel camera AND HD video camcorder (!) surprisingly good quality for a phone.
-Does eBooks very well (need free eBook reader).
-Android app market is huge and growing fast. Downloads and installs are super simple and fast.
-Everything about this thing is just fast.
-Casing/back doesn't show fingerprints or lint much at all (screen is another story, see below).
-Did I mention it's FAST?
-Battery Life. This makes sense as the gigantic screen by itself likes to eat up juice when in use. WiFi, Bluetooth and certain auto-updating apps also drain the battery.
**Suggestion: turn WiFi OFF when you leave your house. Keep the default timeout setting to 1 minute or so to make sure the screen turns off after a short time of not using the device. Turn Bluetooth off if you're not using it. Reduce screen brightness, it's set to Auto by default when you get the Evo.
Default email client not super intuitive, plus polling intervals can not be set to anything shorter than 5 minutes. Email client can easily be replaced with other apps if you wish though.
Touch screen is VERY sensitive and fast. Some folks might need to get used to how fast/sensitive it is. Could be a Pro or a Con.
Soft keyboard has some minor quirks, mostly in terms of intuitiveness. Hard to describe here.
For people with larger hands like me, the Evo is perfect. For someone with very small hands, this device could be a nightmare to use. Seriously - it's LARGE.
Like all touch devices, the touch screen is a fingerprint magnet
If you are on Sprint (or considering switching) and want the fastest and arguably best device out there at this time, the Evo is it.
The EVO does everything it says it does, and very well too. I bought this phone without ever trying it out or using a droid phone until it arrived 2 days later. I was worried that I may have spent alot of money on a piece of junk, but when I activated it over the phone and started using it, my doubts were quickly put to rest.
It does everything. All at the same time, and very well. Seriously, you can be in the middle of playing tetris and listening to Pandora- you get a call from work, it's your secretary needing some info from you. Have her forward you the word and spreadsheet documents via email, then open, edit and send those documents back while still on the phone with her, and when the work issue is resolved, you hang up with the secretary, and Pandora unpauses as you jump back into your game. The video chat and calling features are cool too. I have not once had an issue using any of the apps I have downloaded or any of the ones included on the phone. Runs great, and FAST!
Find yourself a quality stereo bluetooth headset- I use the plantronics backbeats- finding a decent headset is key not only for hands free calling, but also great for media too!!! Find one that has functions on it that allow you to answer calls, pause and fastforward music. This will allow you to easily operate basic functions while driving and multi tasking.
10 days after I bought it, I dropped my EVO. The screen was cracked like a big spider web. Phone still worked perfectly in every way, but screen was toast. Repair only cost $35 at SPRINT so that's not so bad.
Battery life is short while running apps and junk all the time- Just using it for phone calls pandora and texting, the battery lasts very well. Once you turn on the 4g antenna, and or start: browsing the web, using navigation apps, watching videos... ect, that battery wants to die. Solution- Buy extended capacity battery for EVO on ebay... comes with new back piece for phone to fit the larger battery, and it does make the phone a bit bulkier, but this does extend the total functionality of the phone extremely... With mine, I can rock out hard all day, and after 12 hours at work, I come home and my battery is on half!!! that's alot of juice!
I like this phone because at first I was skeptical and anticipating failure, however it has met and exceeded all of my expectations as far as how a cell phone could perform to convenience me. Take this review as one big positive vote- I love the EVO!
This Outstanding HTC EVO 4G mobile phone Is the Best 3g/4g Android handset Out there today.Giving you voice,data connectivity,PLus download speeds way way faster than 3G. And Not to Mention The HTC EVO 4G can still connect to 3G data services in areas not currently served by the Sprint 4G network.
This HTC EVO 4G brings one-touch access to the millions Of uses every day. HTC EVO 4G also provides easy access to both personal email,calendars,and contacts supported by Gmail.
AWESOME Android Market. Many Are free,no need to pay every app LIke the IPHONE.You can use thousands of useful applications,widgets and fun games to install on your phone, and has alot many more apps being added every day.
Everything on this EVO 4G is specifically to your needs.
The Cameras in the front and Back make it easy to have video calls using the two-way voice and video service.The HTC EVO 4G also allows up to eight WiFi-enabled devices-including laptop,Camera,Music player,Video player and any other Wi-Fi-enabled device--to enjoy 4G speeds on the go.You Can expand the microSD memory from 1 gig to 32gig
SUPER AWESOME HDMI audio/video output, and up to 6 hours of battery life.
Sprint is the only national carrier offering wireless 4G service in 32 markets (with more coming online soon). Sprint 4G delivers download speeds faster than 3G, giving the HTC EVO 4G the fastest data speeds of any U.S. wireless device available today. Every other company you try you are very limited to data speed and texting. it will cost you like an extra 30$ for more space.
You can download a favorite song,picture,sitcom or large video in seconds not minutes & watch live streaming video- all while on the go.
Some examples If your like me and take Alot Of Photos Or download music,movies.YOU can instantly transfer high-resolution images to Friends,facebook,youtube & Your television thru HDMI,computer.Just about anywhere with USB or wireless.
IF you have not opened up the full capability of the evo and all that it can do and much more then u can imagine...then I SUGGEST you get an EVO. you wont be Disappointed.
Modes CDMA 850 / 1900 WiMAX 2500
Weight 6 oz (170 g)
Dimensions 4.8" x 2.6" x 0.5"(122 x 66 x 12.7 mm)
Battery Talk: 6 hours max.(360 minutes) Standby: ? 1500 mAh LiIon
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD) Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels 4.3" diagonal Colors: 65,536 (16-bit)
OS/Platform Android up to version 2.3 with updates
Processor 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8650
Memory 440 MB internal storage, available to user
microSD (TransFlash) supports up to 32 GB card - Not Included
FCC ID NM8PC36100 Â»(Approved May 7, 2010)
GPS/Location Type: A-GPS supports LBS
Digital TTY/TDD Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Multiple Languages Languages Supported: English, Spanish
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, FTP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC version 2.1+EDR
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi Version(s):802.11 b,g
Multiple Numbers per Name Yes
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtone Yes
Real-Music Ringers Yes
Data & Network
Data Tethering supports up to 8 devices simultaneously
Flight Mode Yes
High-Speed Data Technology: WiMAX plus EVDO Rev. A
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: HTC Android browser
Streaming Video Yes
TV Output HDMI
Video Capture Resolution: 720p HD
Speaker Phone Yes
Detailed item info
The sleek and modern HTC EVO 4G mobile provides excellent performance. This HTC smartphone features the WiFi capability, which allows you to access the internet at a great speed. Featuring the 4.3-inch touchscreen display, this HTC EVO cell phone allows you to access every application smoothly and lets you view photos and videos too. The HTC EVO 4G mobile features 8 megapixel camera with auto Focus and 2x LED Flash, and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for capturing your special moments. The 2.1 Bluetooth technology of this HTC smartphone allows you quickly share and transfer data with other compatible devices. This HTC EVO cell phone has 4G network, which allows you stream and upload online content from the web faster.
Family Line HTC EVO
Network Technology CDMA
Band CDMA 800/1900
Camera 8.0 MP
Flash Memory 32 GB
Supported Flash Memory Cards MicroSD
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Battery Talk Time 360 min
Battery Standby Time 144 hr
Display Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
Touch Screen Yes
Digital Camera Yes
Email Access Yes
Height 4.8 in.
Depth 0.51 in.
Width 2.59 in.
Weight 6 oz