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All you need to know about the HTC EVO 4G

All you need to know about the HTC EVO 4G
HTC and Sprint caused quite a stir at CTIA 2010 by introducing the first WiMAX handset for the US market, the HTC EVO 4G. We didn´t need much time with the cell phone to find out it would be an awesome smartphone with the potential to bring people out in droves and make them consider switching over to Sprint just for the sake of getting one of these beauties. Now, when we have already calmed down and feel free from all the excitement, thus capable of calm reasoning, we are ready and willing to tell you more about the super-phone.

First, let´s take a closer look at one of the elements in its name...


WiMAX and speeds of the future

This is one of the two cell phone technologies today, capable of offering people broadband internet connectivity. As a matter of fact, WiMAX is the less widespread 4G technology and most carriers around the globe have cast their lot in with LTE, since it delivers faster speeds and improved stability. What are the advantages of WiMAX then? For one thing, it is already here. Second, Sprint already has the necessary infrastructure in place in quite a few major cities. When fully deployed, the network should be covering all areas from Los Angeles to Miami, while all other telecoms are yet to catch up with the leader and embark on building the proper facilities required for full-blown 4G operations.

WiMAX can deliver effective speed of up to 20Mbps, at least in theory, although such a throughput would be next to impossible to achieve in real life. Despite that, the technology offers extremely fast internet browsing and real-time HD video streaming. Throw the HTC EVO 4G and its Flash Lite 4.0 support into the deal and it seems the mobile internet service is about to become a whole more entertaining.

One of the clear advantages of 4G is that it will enable people to use their cell phones as Wi-Fi routers and deliver broadband internet connectivity to up to 8 mobile devices, from notebooks and media players like the Zune HD and iPod touch to other handsets. This was clearly demonstrated at the presentation, with the HTC EVO 4G providing shared internet connection to (quote) „other, less smart cell phones” (the iPhone 3GS being one of them). Cool joke, right? The rumor has it, however, that people using the handset as a router will have to shell out extra cash for additional fees.

We have to point out that, aside from WiMAX, the HTC EVO 4G supports 3G via EVDO Rev. A., meaning you will have broadband internet connection even in areas without WiMAX coverage. Take a look at the interactive map showing the current 4G network availability via this link.


Design – well known, yet different

You probably know already the HTC EVO 4G resembles the HTC HD2, because of the same 4.3-inch display both devices integrate. This is not an AMOLED screen, although the overall quality is extremely good, with crisp images and pleasing, saturated colors. Still, it´s yet to prove itself against its fiercest rivals on the market, Samsung´s displays utilizing the Super AMOLED technology.

All you need to know about the HTC EVO 4G
All you need to know about the HTC EVO 4G


Our colleagues from Engadget have had the chance to compare the HTC EVO 4G to the HTC Desire and noticed that text appeared in larger size on the screen of the WiMAX device. The reason is its display measures 0.6 inches more, while coming with identical native resolution of 480x800 pixels.

All you need to know about the HTC EVO 4G
All you need to know about the HTC EVO 4G
All you need to know about the HTC EVO 4G


Unlike the HTC HD2, the EVO 4G features touch-sensitive keys below the screen. Our first impression is that all of them are really comfortable to press. Still, the massive size of the device means you just can´t use it in one hand.

By the way, the HTC EVO 4G is just a single millimetre thicker than the HD2. This is a commendable achievement indeed, given the former has several clear advantages, like 8-megapixel camera, 1,500mAh battery and kickstand against the 5-megapixel sensor and 1,230mAh battery of the HD2. It´s again Engadget that has recently reported the red frame of the еаrpiece will have been replaced with silver one on retail units. 

HDMI - from your cell phone and right onto your TV-Set screen 

HDMI port

HDMI port

To many, the presence of an HDMI port appears to be insignificant aspect of the HTC EVO 4G, but we do consider it an important feature. It equates to watching all the movies and videos stored on the handset directly onto the huge flat screen TV in your living room or, say, desktop computer monitor (provided they support the standard, of course). This is a cool extra feature and not last, because WiMAX allows for relishing streaming HD-quality video. We still don´t know anything about the out-of-the-box video support the HTC EVO 4G would roll out with, but we do hope DivX and Xvid are on the list.

Android 2.1, the OS everyone craves for

Android 2.1 made its début on the Google Nexus One and we have seen many bits and pieces of information that this or that cell phone will soon get updated to it. How come? At least visually, the new edition delivers extra features like Live Wallpapers and animated main menu and we have to admit they are pretty nice indeed. More importantly, however, it runs faster and is more stable. Given all improvements that version 2.0 has brought, including synchronization with multiple accounts, Exchange support, better hardware acceleration for multimedia content, it´s quite clear the market success of the new Android core is of utmost importance. Further details about OS edition 2.1 are available in our review of the Nexus One, while more information on Android 2.0 can be found in our article on the Motorola DROID. In the particular case of the HTC EVO 4G, however, Android 2.1 will be well hidden beneath the...

Personalized HTC Sense interface

Seven home screens, a number of special widgets, synchronization with social networks... These are just some of the distinguishing features of HTC Sence. We are eager fans of the interface and happy as can be to see it in action on such a mighty device as the HTC EVO 4G. Please, take a look at our review of the HTC Hero to find out more about the Android version of HTC Sense.




With the plethora of irresistibly appealing features, it´s only logical to ask...

When does it hit the shelves then?

Sprint is expected to release the HTC EVO 4G this summer, although no particular date has been mentioned so far. We don´t really think it will be an affordable cell phone either, since it´s the world´s most powerful Android handset to date we´re talking about (not to mention it is to come with WiMAX support). Still, we do hope that Sprint doesn´t drop the ball and the HTC EVO 4G rolls out with a price-tag to make it a winner, a handset able to motivate people to switch over to Sprint´s 4G network that can´t have been inexpensive to deploy.

The HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on

Additional sources: SlashGear, Gizmodo, Engadget

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. theman10 (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 May 2009)


Wow, that is going to be the coolest phone ever!!!

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:53

21. herbiederb (Posts: 275; Member since: 28 Jan 2010)


definitely SOLD!! Turn on WiMax in NYC

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:00

2. baldilocks (Posts: 519; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


On the worst network ever. Bad move HTC.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:18

4. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


I'm with vzw now but I'm leaving them when this phone comes out . ten bucks says this guy has an evo 4g in his pocket by the end of this summer

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:19

5. htsee (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2009)


Only network that has WiMax in the states. Sprint's network is solid in data and voice. Gone are the days when you can bash Sprint's network. Check any of the independent speed tests or voice coverage. They're no VZW in voice, but they're pretty good none-the-less... and their data is super fast, even without 4G...

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:42

8. kilari (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)


Small words from a man with a small penix. Go Sprint!

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:43

9. JHart1012 (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Mar 2010)


str8 stay with your fuckin tmobile flex plan

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:13

14. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


So baldilocks is with T-Mobile and you have the nerve to bash sprint how long did it take for you to pull up phonearena on your phone because when your with T-Mobile you wait and you wait some more and then your still waiting I think its loading up damn when is this going to finish I don't like bashing carriers but you got to admit T-Mobile is slow but I do like bashing trolls

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 21:27

30. thunder18 (Posts: 116; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)


Sprint has roaming agreements with Verizon anyway so if Sprint has bad coverage it's not only Sprint that's too blame.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 00:46

33. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


actually gayt&t is da worst network in da states imao... i used all of them and at&t was da worst by farr... even boost mobile worked better,,,

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 03:06

37. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Riddle me this readers, while CDMA is the least popular globally, GSM takes over. Now sprint has CDMA and GSM, Now WiMax. So since WiMax is Data only, and CDMA is 3g voice, how again is this phone 4g? Because my Droid uses CDMA voice, and on Wifi my data is relatively faster than 3g...why isn't my phone 4g? How is Sprint allowed to make the claim when this really only means now you have to pay for Wifi wherever WiMax is available...and wifi everywhere else is still free...am I missing something? Respectively reply please I don't pretend to know everything I'm genuinely curios...what is so 4g about the way they are doing this....???

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 03:19

41. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Isn't it harder to type that retarded crap...use English we don't want to read that your ignorant.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 19:03

59. VDubb (Posts: 49; Member since: 04 Dec 2008)


WiFi isn't a cellular wireless standard. 4G = 4th generation of cellular wireless. The problem is that, as with most consumers ignorant on wireless technologies (and I'm not trying to be offensive) is that you assume that 4G = speed. While speed is improved upon with each generation, that doesn't have to be the case for it to be a new generation of technology. Yes WiMAX is data-only, but so is LTE (with Verizon confirming they are using CDMA2000 1xRTT for voice until 2018). There are VOIP standards available so carriers can have voice over 4G as well. Pay for WiFi? I don't know what you're trying to say, but you don't pay for WiFi with any of Sprint's plans (since WiFi is independent of Sprint). If you're suggesting Sprint is charging extra for WiMAX/4G, that hasn't been confirmed. It's actually safe to assume Sprint will include unlimited 4G in their plans for two reasons: 1.) It's cheaper for Sprint/Clear to have someone using 4G instead of 3G (Dan recently said that for a person to be profitable on 3G, they have to use less than 3GB/m while people on 4G are using 7GB/m and are still profitable) 2) The Sprint mobile broadband service is the same price for 3G-only and 3G/4G (with UNLIMITED data on 4G) of $59.99/m

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 11:53

64. Homotechual (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Oct 2009)


I'm tethering on T-Mobile dumb a$$ through my Nexus One and i'm getting over 1mb and that's being in a area where were my best friend gets a little less then 1mb with her Verizon data card. The only thing that is slow seems to be your head, you wait and you wait some more and then your still waiting and damn you still failed to make a intelligent response.

posted on 31 Mar 2010, 07:45

69. drksilenc (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


u do realize that boost is owned by sprint right

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:01

3. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


Waiting for all the faggot ass fanboys to start hating come on trolls were you at

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:41

7. kilari (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)


If you're looking for iphone fanbois they're all too afraid to say anything. Although the Verizon fanbois are more than happy to talk shit. Just look up to Baldilocks.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:18

15. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


lol..I wouldn't worry Baldilocks... He'll probably have one few weeks after it comes out.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 18:36

23. baldilocks (Posts: 519; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


I'm not with Verizon or T-Mobile. That leaves AT&T. Good guess though.... not.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 20:14

25. android#1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


baldilicks your iphone has been outdated for a very long time. ever since itouch has been out the iphone is nothing new or special. your shit talking is useless. by the way, i dont see ATT with 4G any time soon. dumb ass did little bo beep lose her sheep? stupid sheep...

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 20:51

29. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


So baldilocks is with the nations fastest 3g network soon to be destroyed by the nations first and only 4g network let me guess you have 3gs and you don't like android have ever seen nexus one beat the brakes of a 3gs at just about everything even though its on an inferior network what hell do you think evos going do. it has a more advanced processor the 8650 in it not the 8250 that's nexus one go buy one of your stupid ipads talk about a pos I thought that thing was going to be a touchscreen laptop but its just oversized iPod touch you can't do shit with it baldinutz you won't have lte handset on your network for 2 years what hell do you think about that.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 22:39

32. aarongzmn (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Mar 2010)


Sprint has more 3G coverage than ATT so what does that say about them? http://www.cellularmaps.com/3g_compare.shtml

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:40

6. JHart1012 (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Mar 2010)


Ive had Sprint for years. And there service isnt terrible, and i dont have drop calls. People think Sprint is bad because word of mouth. Half the people dont even have Sprint. Leave your haterdew at the store buddy

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:12

13. TheKJLal (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Mar 2010)


I agree 100%, except for the piss poor customer service which has been addressed. I don't seem to have these so-called problems of dropped calls, no service and whatever the else these people come up with.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:29

17. JHart1012 (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Mar 2010)


exactly I worked for them so i know hands on about there crappy customer service. But there service is good. So please people hop of Sprints Dick

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 10:20

52. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


We had Sprint for awhile and dropped it due to lack of coverage. I may be wrong about this, but it's my understanding that Sprint does not pay certain roaming frequencies that Verizon does due to cost and this is why Verizon has better coverage then Sprint. I'm not a fan of any carrier and honestly would leave Verizon if someone could offer me coverage where I travel. Due to travel I carry an AT&T and Verizon Blackberry. That said, I think this new phone will help bring back some of the lost Sprint customers. It's a great phone and I'm a fan of any company advancing technology. That includes carriers or cell phone manufacturers, in the long run it just benefits us. I hate how people bash on the new technology coming out.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 11:57

56. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


this is the 2nd time ive had sprint and im lookn forward to the EVO 4G. although im not fond of an all-touchscreen phone, this phone is worth buying, hopefully not an arm and a leg. my woman has an i-phone 3G and this could make her wish she shouldnt have ported her # over from sprint to AT&T. with the 2 cameras, 4g network set to be here in saint louis by the end of the summer, and one of the most powerful phone in the world.....im lookn 4ward to explore EVERY single app this phone can bring and then some....i just hope tht this phone doesnt disappoint me

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 19:11

60. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


I'm hoping this phone jumps all cell phones to the next level.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:45

10. branmcc03 (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Jan 2010)


This is hands down the best device out on any network. These phone will have no equal from any network. Sprint simple and plain killed everyone with this one. The simple fact that you will be able to have video calls by itself is more then anyone else can say. The speed of the data was already better then everyone else, but now its just not fair. Sprint completely killed the game.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:46

11. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol. sprint has exessive bandwith out the yingyang. thats why there are so many prepaid companies on sprint. It has coverage almost as good as verizon. No, the worst network is ATT... especially for the VZW pricing they try to charge to idiots who just cant live without that stupid iphone...LOL. sprints problem is negative immage and horrid customer service. They also need a better line up, which this phone will definatly put a shining star there. Is there anyway to solder a GSM radio in that thing??? i can haz?

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 03:09

38. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


I heard this same crap amping up for the Palm Pre...clinching on Sprints "one more time" theme. VZW will get a varient of this phone, we always do.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 09:21

48. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


LOL. There is a difference between hoping for a huge company turn around and acknowledging that they actually do have a rather robust network with exessive amounts of bandwith. They built up to be a much larger company than they are. Its all bad business and leadership that sank sprint, not its network. Do they need phones like this? Beyond a doubt. Is one phone gonna save the company? doubtful, but plausable. Hell that crappy iphone is the only think keeping ATT up, so with the right kind of advertising from HTC and Sprint, it could be possible.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 10:24

53. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


I think a single phone can turn a company around, like you said look at the iPhone. I don't think AT&T would have failed without it, but it wouldn't have had the number of subscribers that it did. As for Sprint, they have made some poor business decisions that lost them customers, but they seem to be coming up with inovative ways to rebuild their image. I wouldn't count them out yet and as I've always said, I'm happy to see any company advancing technology.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:01

12. macron2000 (Posts: 81; Member since: 07 Sep 2009)


Hmmmm. Are these the same people who came out of their hind parts nearly a year ago when that thing called the Palm Pre came out? Same comments, same expectations = same results (Sprint once again has enrourmous CHURN, and the Evo gets laid to rest). Meanwhile the Iphone and Droid dominate the market place. Seen this movie before. Turn it off. DRRRRROOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIDDDDDD!

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:31

18. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


FAIL ! the Palm Pre was kinda a Hail Marry shot. WebOS is great but the phone built quality wasn't that good... 85% who returned Pres was because of the faulty hardware while they liked the service. Mr "Droid" is gonna look like a little toy next to this bad boy

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:44

19. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


Droid is the Pre compared to the Evo. I can't wait for the numbers for this quarter come out showing defections on the rise from vzw because the company thinks of their subscribers as subject in the dictatorship

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:46

20. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


Good I hope the iPhone and the Droid dominate the market I own a Droid but I'm also going to own evo 4g and then I'll let you connect to internet off my evo 4g with your Droid and let you feel some real internet speeds.drrrrrrroooooiiiiiiddddd!

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 18:30

22. htsee (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2009)


I'm all for multiple phones... as there isn't a single phone that works for everyone (even the beast that is the EVO... still wont win over winmo users)... The Pre was a cool "new" toy that wasn't shiny enough to captivate people... In terms of sheer specs, the EVO is king of US Phones, but at the end of the day, whichever phone works best for YOU is the phone to grab...

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 20:37

27. scottmbolt (unregistered)


Hey Macron, stfu and get it through your head that Sprint is going to blow the crap out of wireless usage.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 03:12

39. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


+1 macron, these fanboys for sprint are begging to stay afloat...total Pre flashbacks....wait but this time, but this time its different....bulllllll shheeeeeiiiitt...its sprint...enough said.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 03:14

40. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


WIMAX IS DATA THE SAME THING YOU BABIES CRY ABOUT NEVER USING!!!

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 09:25

49. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no offence, but the droid is not in the same class of this phone. This phone IS the dreamlist of android devices. Hell, i wrote down a dream list on a post like 6 months ago before this thing was heard of. It was almost these exact specs! LOL. Droid is a mid level phone now. Nothing wrong with it, but it is not up there with a nexus or a evo or anything with a snapdragon processor. Droid users are starting to sound like iphone users. We all want to believe what we have is the bestest bestest ever... and it may have been when you BOUGHT it. But technology moves forward quickly. Get used to it. No matter what you buy or when, its already outdated.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:18

16. Dddroid (Posts: 9; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


Hey iphone users, is your phone feeling a bit retarded today? Hahahaha

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 18:37

24. baldilocks (Posts: 519; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


No, because I can use my iPhone at home where Sprint doesn't have service OR roaming. Try again.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 20:36

26. scottmbolt (unregistered)


There will always be one or two bitch iphone boys who will claim their phone is the best, even when it is obsolete and blown out of the water by THIS phone.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 09:26

50. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


by this phone.. and 40 others.. LOL

posted on 26 Mar 2010, 12:44

65. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


If I had a $1 for everytime I heard of a new "iPhone killer" that didn't even put a dent in iPhone sales I'd be rich. You guys are all hard on the specs, and on paper it looks great, obviously, but how's it gonna work in the real world. There's been ENDLESS phones that have come along that everyone gets their hopes up for that performs nothing like the iPhone. I'd bore you with the endless list but I'm sure I'll just hear your retarded comments about how "this is the one".... Yea, just like 20 other phones over the years have been the one.

posted on 31 Mar 2010, 07:49

70. drksilenc (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


havent u heard though android is chipping away at the iphone os... if there was only 1 android device that would be what you are shooting for but there are many different models to suit many different people

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 20:42

28. tedkord (Posts: 4937; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


This looks like a beast, and I'll take any excuse to leave Verizon now that they've decided that my wife's and daughter's texting phones are "3G Multimedia Phones" and require a paid data plan. But, I don't know - 4.3" is a pretty big-ass phone to carry around. I also wish it had an AMOLED screen. The final area of concern is Sprint's coverage in my area - a friend of mine who runs his own environmental business had Sprint for his business phone, and dropped them due to constant dropped calls. Oh, well, I've still got a year left under enslavement to VZW. Maybe by then there'll be a 3.7-3.8 inch smartphone with all other specs identical or better. *DROOL*

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 21:36

31. thunder18 (Posts: 116; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)


$149 will get you 3 smartphones on Sprint with 1500 anytime minutes(Might as well be unlimited with Anymobile, Anytime not to mention nights and weekends which start at 7 p.m. instead of 9 like AT&T and Verizon), unlimited texting and unlimited data, unlimited Sprint navigation(it really is the bees knees). Not to mention you could knock anywhere from 8-26% off your plan price depending on who you are employed by. I'm sure at the end of your Verizon incarceration you'll have a pretty easy decision to make. Heck, use billshrink.com(from the T-mobile commercials) to compare all 4 carriers for you to see who would have the best price for you. It told me what I already knew.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 07:33

42. tedkord (Posts: 4937; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yeah, I already know the price/feature comparison. I get 10% off with Sprint, and 19% with VErizon through work - Sprint is still the better deal. The issue is coverage. Like I said, my friend who had Sprint had to drop them. He couldn't keep a call. This was a year ago. A package like you mentioned is no bargain if I can't get a signal.

posted on 31 Mar 2010, 07:51

71. drksilenc (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


coverage wont be an issue because sprint users have free roaming on vzw's network so there isnt much to worry about

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 02:26

34. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I have to say I'm really excited about this. The way I see it a power house likethis is a great thing for everyone. All this phone fanboyism is rediculously stupid too. So what if someone has a different phone. Personal taste and specs say which is best. I think android is an awesome OS. I personally don't think it's as smooth or fluid or as easy and intuitive as webOS or iPhone OS. Not to say android isn't easy. Just not as. Ppl need to get a life. They call phones obselete because they sold poor or have been out for a while. The pre is far from obselete, just bugged. And iPhone is far from obselete. Fanboys say droid is beter but as far as hardware and software specs go iPhone matches or surpasses it. Processor is better than droids, ram is the same. Droid has a higher MP count for they're cam but any photographer worth a damn knows that don't mean shit. iPhone 3gs still takes better pics. Droid has bigger screen. iPhone renders java script way faster. Not to say iPhone is better. And N1, incredible, EVO 4G, and HD2 all have better specs, but to say it's obselete isn't just a mistake it's just incorrect. And before fanboys blast me. Remember I never said anyphone was better than another.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 02:39

35. zZ INFINITY Zz (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


I am going to laugh so hard if one more iTelephone-fanboy still has the guts to say: the iPhone is better! ROFL This beast totally blows away the iPhone. Seriously, Apple better have a good 4th generation ready, because if they don't.. well, HTC is taking over.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 09:32

51. Ray (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)


I bet even the 4th generation iphone isnt even gonna b better than the HTC EVO 4G.. come on tha iphone is old news its not even close to being tha best nowdays there are plenty of phones better than th iphone..

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 15:23

58. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


I like the iPhone more than I like Sprint. But just wait VZW will get a phone just like this and wont need 4g on it to sell it.

posted on 28 Mar 2010, 11:14

68. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


You must be talking about the Incredible, nice consultation prize.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 03:01

36. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Riddle me this readers, while CDMA is the least popular globally, GSM takes over. Now sprint has CDMA and GSM, Now WiMax. So since WiMax is Data only, and CDMA is 3g voice, how again is this phone 4g? Because my Droid uses CDMA voice, and on Wifi my data is relatively faster than 3g...why isn't my phone 4g? How is Sprint allowed to make the claim when this really only means now you have to pay for Wifi wherever WiMax is available...and wifi everywhere else is still free...am I missing something? Respectively reply please I don't pretend to know everything I'm genuinely curios...what is so 4g about the way they are doing this....???

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 07:44

43. tedkord (Posts: 4937; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I'm pretty sure you don't have to pay for WiMax everywhere you go. If you're within a covered WiMax area, it's included in your Sprint data plan. That's why it's 4G - you get 4th generation data speeds wherever you go within the coverage area, you're not pinned down to an area around a router.

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 08:24

44. SellPhones82 (Posts: 520; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Your WiFi connection requires you to have your internet connection hard wired to your router by one of your local ISP whether that be Comcast, At&t DSL, or FiOS. Someone is paying for that connection and as tedkord said it is limited to a small area like your house or business. WiMax is a wireless broadband connection and is basically a Wifi Hotspot the size a city where Wifi is a wired connection and covers a much smaller area. WiMax is 10x faster that current 3G cellular data connections which is why it is labeled as 4G.

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