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HTC EVO Design 4G

HTC EVO Design 4G

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73 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Despite great materials and a gorgeous screen, the average performance and so-so battery life keep it from being a slam dunk.

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73 Global Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

30
nutcase84
A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - Engadget
80
jthatcher79
OK, I'm not going to lie to you Marge, the battery on this isn't that great...read more
10
gamal
Phone is dead following only 2 months of mature and light usage. It was baught...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
77
Average Critic Score
 
70
Engadget
The EVO Design 4G while well-made, ultimately is a phone trying to be the jack of all trades, yet comes out being the master of none.
 
80
PC Mag
The HTC EVO Design 4G is a comfortable world phone that offers solid performance and 4G speeds at a good price.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
This Android phone offers snappy performance, fast 4G speeds, and 720p video recording, plus world phone capability. Our only major complaint is the relatively short battery life, but this handset wasn't far off the Android average.
 
70
IntoMobile
While the HTC EVO Design 4G is priced nicely at just $99, it doesn’t feel too much like a budget handset. It certainly has a few drawbacks, and it’s a little on the thick side compared to most of today’s smartphones, but for the cost of the device on contract it’s really hard to complain.
 
80
CNET
The HTC Evo Design 4G gives you a lot of smartphone for a good price--fast 4G speeds, a good camera, a strong processor, and a sophisticated design. It's an excellent choice for Sprint customers, except those who are specifically looking for a dual-core phone.
 
80
PC Mag
The HTC EVO Design 4G is your best bet for a smartphone on Boost right now. It gets you access to fast 4G WiMAX data speeds, Android 4.0, and a beautiful display.