HTC EVO 4G LTE

77
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

Let's not mince words here: The EVO 4G LTE is a great phone in search of a network. Yes, it's thin, light, beautifully made and amazingly fast, with a gorgeous screen and a remarkable camera. Sense 4 enhances Ice Cream Sandwich without diluting the user experience. As such, it absolutely lives up to its EVO namesake. In fact, we dare say that it's the best Android smartphone you can get on the network. While it does not match the One X's incredibly polished design, it improves upon its cousin with a kickstand, a dedicated camera key and a microSD card slot. Still, the lack of GSM/EDGE/HSPA+ world functionality is bothersome on such a high-end device, and the sealed SIM is downright egregious. So, is the EVO 4G LTE worth its $200 price tag with a two-year commitment? The answer is simple: Until Sprint's LTE network becomes widespread, it's hard to recommend any handset stuck on the company's lackluster EVDO network -- unlimited data or not. As soon as the device can live up to its acronyms, however, we'll be much more apt to give it our seal of approval.
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Scores

Engadget

77
 

User Reviews

90
keawe
I like this phone. I got the EVO 4G LTE as an upgrade to the EVO 4G I have been...read more
90
bkoppe
It's worth mentioning right away that this phone was greatly improved after...read more
90
wrsmith2phd
Having owned the OG EVO for the past two years I found that it was growing long...read more
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.7 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to7.5 hour)
Battery type
Li-ion (2000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Flash)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Games, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks / to-dos, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
CDMA, LTE

Display

Screen size
4.7 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1280, 720)
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Ambient light, Proximity

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM tuner
yes
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
yes
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
TTY / TDD
yes
TV-out
yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))
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