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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.

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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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Average user Score
 
30
nutcase84
07.21.14
A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - Engadget
 
80
jthatcher79
12.12.12
OK, I'm not going to lie to you Marge, the battery on this isn't that great I mean 1520mah and you can't get a buffer battery for it because it's a magazine clip style battery... that being said, if you optimize the phone and you put most of your apps on to the SD card, this thing is a really dependable device. I like mine and my company is offering us to switch to a Photon or a Galaxy Victory (Frankly, I think I may stay with this phone). Yes it's single core processor, and yes the RAM is less than 1GB, but it does work well if you optimize the heck out of it and don't mind being a bit of a tech nut ;) -- Last thing I'll say in a negative manner about the phone is that it is wiMax, so no 4G unless you live in a big area, this isn't a big deal for me and I'm cool with 3G most of the time anyway, so if you have to get one of these, don't feel bad - they're pretty dependable and they do well.
 
10
gamal
10.07.12
Phone is dead following only 2 months of mature and light usage. It was baught from RadioShak 2 month ago. Now the phone is sitting at HTC repair shop Untouched for over a week (according to their tracking webpage) after it was mailed on my cost 2 weeks ago. So I am going to be without a telephone for almost a month while paying boost monthly service. I am sorry that I did not listen to the usage reviews who advised future buyers to stay away. DO NOT BUY THIS PICE OF GARBAGE "htc evo design", do not do my mistake.