The Evo 4G LTE sports a high-end design that seems inspired by iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Bold handsets.
With its new HTC Evo 4G LTE, Sprint is the latest U.S. carrier to jump on the HTC One X bandwagon. Like its HTC One X cousin on AT&T, the Evo 4G LTE offers a sleek design, a quality camera, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
With 5.31 inches tall by 2.72 inches wide, there’s no denying that this new Evo 4G LTE is a handful. At just 0.35 inch thick, though, the phone is a hair thinner than the One X. That’s trim enough to make you forget its sizable footprint. Additionally, somehow the Evo 4G LTE manages to weigh a light 4.73 ounces despite its laundry list of powerful internal parts.
Sporting a gigantic 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 (1,280×720-pixel) display, the front of the HTC Evo 4G is almost all screen. On the HTC EVO 4G LTE there are three capacitive buttons for back, home, and recent applications below the screen. A stylish silver, oval power button and standard 3.5mm headphone jack are on the handset’s top edge. On the phone’s back is its main 8-megapixel camera with LED flash. It sits on the top portion, which is crafted from high-gloss plastic and covers the Evo’s microSD card slot.
The HTC Evo 4G LTE‘s cutting-edge software is just as compelling as the phone’s high-octane hardware. Besides the latest iteration of Google’s Android OS, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you also get HTC’s freshly revamped Sense user interface. The HTC Evo 4G LTE is unlocked by either pulling a virtual ring from the bottom of the screen to the center, or moving icons into the ring to quick-launch the related functions. The Evo 4G has seven screens available for personalizing with application shortcuts and animated widgets. HTC’s classic weather clock plays center stage on the main home screen. Tapping the widget’s digital readout launches a world clock with a fancy 3D globe visual; selecting the weather portion of the clock activates a detailed forecast.
Being a state-of-the-art Android device, the Evo 4G LTE comes with the standard Google services installed, such as Gmail, Google+, and Navigation, along with the Play Store, from which you can download apps from a catalog of more than 500,000 titles. Play also provides digital books, movies, games, and music to purchase. For entertainment options, HTC’s Watch app offers a decent selection of TV shows and movies for rental or purchase.
With the $199.99 HTC Evo 4G LTE, both HTC and Sprint have gone well out of their way to rekindle that old Evo magic. It’s a phone that’s light-years better than its predecessors and flaunts enough features plus a delectable design to strike real fear in the hearts of competitors Samsung and Motorola. The Evo 4G LTE has 1GB of RAM memory, 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot that can support an additional 32GB.
Here are the HTC EVO 4G LTE’s Specs:
Network: LTE (Band 25) and CDMA 1xRTT EVDO Rel. 0, EVDO Rev. A
Dimensions: 5.31″ (L) x 2.72″ (W) x 0.35″ (T)
Keyboard/Form Factor: Virtual QWERTY
Weight: 4.73 ounces
Operating System: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense
Display: 4.7-inch 1280×720 HD with IPS technology (In Plane Switching); Capacitive touch screen
Battery: 2000 mAh
Camera: (Main): 8MP color CMOS with auto focus; (Front): 1.3MP color CMOS Front Camera; Back Side-Illuminated (BSI Sensor); HTC ImageChip
Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, microSDHC compatible
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0+, 3.5mm Stereo audio jack, Micro USB connector with MHL, NFC, WiFi: IEEE 802.11 A,B,G,N
Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Qualcomm MSM8960