April 4th 2012 8:35 am

final rating

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality No comments good
  • Display No comments good
  • Battery life HTC sent out a software update shortly I bought the phone that gave it a significant battery life boost. good
  • Camera Even with a great camera, the zoom is not like that on a actual camera. so-so
  • Ease of use No comments good
  • Design and form factor Went from a nice small phone (the pre) to this, so it did take some getting used to. so-so
  • Portability (size / weight) No comments good
  • Media support No comments good
  • Durability No comments good
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) Getting some of the cool accessories are not easy to get. good
Detailed review
My 1st gen Palm Pre was giving up the ghost and the Evo 4G LTE just happened to be the new phone at Best Buy. My mom had the HTC EVO so I knew that HTC made good phones so I bought this one. The size difference from my old Pre to this phone took some time to get used to, the first time I used the phone for Netflix was all it took.
I did not like the battery life until digging into the settings I changed some of the sync rates for my email/social media accounts. And I made sure never to do hook Facebook into the phone. Shortly after I recived the phone HTC sent out a software update with battery power settings. With those enable my battery life has improved significantly.

One major drawback to this phone is finding accessories, cases are no problem. But finding cables, cradles and car mounts made for this phone are a online only experience, this could be due to the area of the US that I live in so result may vary.