HTC Evo 4G LTE Review
If you happen to live in a city where Sprint offers 4G LTE service and you want a phone with a large, gorgeous display, the HTC Evo 4G LTE is a no-brainer. However, Sprint's lack of 4G LTE coverage in most areas disappoints.
The HTC Evo 4G LTE is an impressive phone in most respects, according to reviews, and its greatest weakness has nothing to do with the phone itself. This is a 4G LTE phone in name only in most areas of the country, because Sprint is still rolling out its faster network. Unless you're in one of the handful of cities that the service currently covers, this phone will connect only to the carrier's 3G and WiMax 4G networks, which are considerably slower.
Apart from that shortcoming, an expert from Wired found a lot to like about the Evo, including its camera and display. Photos show excellent detail, according to Wired's HTC Evo review, and the large screen displays bright, accurate colors. The phone also delivers a full day of use before the battery dies. A TechCrunch expert likewise compliments the phone's camera for its excellent color reproduction and ability to snap good photos in low light. In addition to the 8MP main camera, this phone has a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video calling. HTC Evo reviews note the nifty little kickstand that pops out of the back of the phone, so that users can sit back and chat face-to-face or consume video without having to hold the phone.
The HTC Evo 4G LTE boasts a 4.7-inch display with 1280x720 resolution that supports HD video. It runs on the Android 4.0 operating system, powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The Evo 4G LTE has 16GB of internal storage, and users can supplement that with a memory card via the phone's microSDHC card slot. This handset has a micro-USB connector and supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections.
Unfortunately, in most areas, this phone lacks access to a 4G network worthy of its solid hardware and software, so users have to tolerate 3G speeds. Sprint is continuing to upgrade its network, so look to see if 4G LTE is coming to your neighborhood. If you live in a place slated for an upgrade, or one of the handful of areas that's already covered, this phone is hard to pass up.