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HTC EVO 3D Hands-on

0. phoneArena 22 Mar 2011, 15:15 posted on

The HTC EVO 3D, as its name blatantly implies, will focus most of the attention on its various 3D aspects. Although there was no mention in regards to a release date or pricing, it’s ...

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posted on 22 Mar 2011, 15:19 15

1. Josh (unregistered)

The BEST phone to date. Period.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 21:21

17. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

just wish it looked a little hotter... not a fan of the black plastic... it wudnt be that hard for them to make it look like the hd7 wud it? Htc also needs to make their sense ui 3d. otherwise nobody will really care if it only does 3d video... it wud be cool if the whole os was 3d. also, i guess they learned that transitions do matter.. ie wp7...

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 21:43

27. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the LG optimus 3d blows it out of the water.

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 00:12 1

35. Phonecall01 (unregistered)


posted on 29 Mar 2011, 10:18

49. RobinM (unregistered)

I have studied both and to be honest they are pretty close. Both have their own pros and cons, however when I upgrade, it will be the LG that I will be getting.

Optimus 3D = WIN

posted on 20 May 2011, 11:32

55. ddolter (unregistered)

What is it exactly about the lg optimus 3d that blows the Evo out of the water? Is it the display resolution at 540X960? Oh wait, that's the Evo. Is it the 1.2 Ghz dualcore processor? Oh wait again, that's the Evo. Is it the 1 GB of RAM? Oh no.......Evo again! Perhaps its the Andriod OS v2.3? No again, that's the Evo too! Hmmmm.....what was it about the LG Optimus you were refering to?

posted on 27 Mar 2011, 11:48 1

44. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

agreed. I can't wait to retire my evo for it.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 15:25 2

2. CNachoZ (Posts: 6; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)

sexy....sexy....sexy. I do want to see the chart comparison (upclose) that they projected during the announcement tho. just curious...

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 15:31 6

3. Super Evo Android (unregistered)

I am sorry, Apple's iphone 5 looks like just old news compared to the EVO 3D. What is best about the phone is that you can turn on or turn off the 3D at anytime. This is a great thing because I will not want it on all the time. I love the fact that I can turn it on & off at will. HTC is showing the world that there is another "high end phone" maker who cares about it's customers first, not the apps it can sell! (Apple) Good for Sprint, HTC & Sprint's customers. We all win!!

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 09:50 2

24. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)

Don't be sorry!

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 15:32 5

4. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

I know it sounds a bit picky, but I use the kickstand a lot on my Evo. I don't see one on this version. I would actually miss it.

This is another great offering though.

John B.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 21:26 2

19. JW1ngman (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)

theres rumors of the evo 3D having a case that has a kickstand on it, thought i would pass the word on...

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 22:28

32. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)

I know what happened to the kickstand???

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 15:35 3

5. FREEPAT75014 (unregistered)

Strange... the Snapdragon proc in EVO 3D is supposed to be the fabulous MSM8660 with the addition of an extra WiMax chip I suppose for the WiMax not directly handled by this chip, but this Qualcom Proc handles all other WW Mobile bands as well as providing 2 x 1.2Ghz Cores and improved Graphics, including Europe GSM/UMTS/HSPA+ as well as US CDMA/EVO/HSPA+ in most popular frequency bands used on both sides. Means this should be marketted as a real "WORLD-PHONE" this time, compared to former EVO 4G that was 100% US-Centric with WiMax + CDMA/EVO only (Not travel possible outside the US). Why is this NOT marketed here, anywhere ? Are these Qualcom features unused or blocked in this EVO 3G ? Who knows ? Would be really sad that you can't travel arround the globe with that golden Smartphone, while it has everything inside except LTE.
Also I need to confirm if definatly no-Kick-Stand on EVO 3D (Only bad news for me so far. Little hope left that red circle on the back could be one...?).

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 21:23

18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

oh ya... just wondering but wont this phone be behind becuase of its lte lack... isnt sprint going to lte?

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 08:32

23. phife56 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)

no they are thinking about it in some sections of the country that dont get wimax

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 22:34

33. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)

There is some speculation with the way Hesse is talking that they may use clear for WiMAX and they may put up LTE with the rest of their spectrum. Dont know how but you never know with them.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 15:43 3

6. Super Evo Android (unregistered)

@ Slammer
I know what you mean. The EVO 3D should always have a kickstand. Hopefully they change that on the final release. EVO=Kickstand, naturaly EVO 3D should=kickstand also right? Why would the Thunderbolt get a kickstand & not the EVO 3D? I will miss it too. Let's keep our fingers crossed & hope HTC does the right thing!

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 00:17 1

36. Phonecall01 (unregistered)

According to a review I just read. The reason for not having a kickstand is lack of room. The dual camera module takes over the whole upper side of the back and the lower side got used for the 1730mAh battery (bigger than EVO 4G). I'll miss it too, but I'll take the extra muscle instead.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 16:14 2

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3108; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Sorry but that's probably the final product, despite how they say it's just a test model. That usually only has to do with the software of the phone. But from what the photos shows, that is what the EVO 3D will be. Sorry no kick stand =(

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 16:45 5

8. CB2047 (unregistered)

3D = who cares. Everything else = awesome!

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 16:50 2

9. IOS5 (unregistered)

Android phones copying other Android phone (LG optimus 3D) and fandroid believe that this a new innovation???!

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 22:37

34. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)

No just a better way of doing it. Just like all the BB and Apple fans say each time a new model comes out.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 17:07

10. jsobotka (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Aug 2009)

Any parallax barrier experts out there? Will the EVO 3D display 960x540 in 2D mode, or only half of that resolution?

I'm guessing no... and that when you turn off 3D and turn on 2D, it is really just displaying the same image to both eyes, and so the 2D resolution is only half of the 960x540. However, I read that it will display 3D in both portrait and landscape mode, so is it possible that functionality of the parallax barrier is flexible enough that it can be turned off completely, and you actually can see 960x540 in 2D mode?

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 18:22 5

11. Big D (unregistered)

who wants my little wimpy iphone 4 cuz im getn this beast.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 18:23

12. Flip7 (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Nov 2009)

By the way I heard from one of the videos that they will release a case with kickstands so we should have it anyways...I can't wait for this ph to come out

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 18:41

13. J (unregistered)

There is likely no kickstand due to the fact that the 1750 MAH battery will take up all the space within the phone under the duel 5MP cameras. There's likely not enough space for a kickstand with the 3d Technology

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 00:20

37. Phonecall01 (unregistered)

Right on !!! I just saw an article about that on Androidcentral

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 19:04

14. chinakidoliver.iab (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

i want the optimus 3d it will be paked with prosesors ,4g, and have a app called the lg space 3d wich will let u buy and download 3d muvies

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 19:13

15. leefer77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)

Anyone have an idea how many colors it will display?

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 21:43

20. JW1ngman (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)

all of them

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 17:04

31. leefer77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)

Lol. I wonder how many that is?

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 19:26

16. jebulls (unregistered)

3 hour battery life??

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 00:21

38. Phonecall01 (unregistered)

very funny ....!

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 01:34 3

21. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Great job by Htc and Sprint....Haters can back off cause this is the best device in the industry period. Now the granddaddy of 4g the current Htc Evo 4g can now retire and fall into the background it held us down for 10months and now a new member to the family will take over and lead android and sprint/htc into 2011 and 2012. Current Htc Evo 4g owners should be proud and should be on line for this guy just as they were for the Htc Evo 4g...It's a great time for sprint in 2011 our line is tops in the industry.

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 07:14

22. bsims85 (unregistered)

Man....they got rid of the arrows on the keyboard in portrait mode. I use those arrows ALOT!!

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 20:58

25. sprint fan (unregistered)

internal memory?? vital part of any phone i buy, but otherwise im definately in. i just gotta know how much internal memory

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 10:37

50. RobinM (unregistered)

1 GB I have read.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 07:36

28. ricardop (unregistered)

Resolution of video recording? 1080p in 2D ?

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 00:22

39. Phonecall01 (unregistered)

1080P in 2D. 720P in 3D

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 10:38

51. RobinM (unregistered)

No, I don't think it does 1080 at all.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 15:33

29. HTC-BOSS (unregistered)


posted on 24 Mar 2011, 15:36

30. HTC-BOSS (unregistered)


posted on 26 Mar 2011, 02:15

40. mmayer54 (Posts: 19; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

FINALLY! The ultimate replacement for my Hero. Most important to me is the 4.3" 960X540 display and the dual core CPU w/graphics acceleration. My poor eyes will welcome the bigger sharper screen, while the CPU & Android 2.3 will open apps and navigate much quicker. The Photo & Video capability is just icing on the cake.


posted on 26 Mar 2011, 15:34

42. 101Stephen101 (unregistered)

arrrgg!!!! Why does this have to be for Sprint i want this phone sooo bad i might just get the lg thrill because im on at&t

posted on 26 Mar 2011, 23:23

43. DEX (unregistered)

battery life is going to be key

posted on 28 Mar 2011, 16:34

48. leefer77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)

I would guess that battery life will be better than the original EVO. The battery is bigger plus the processor is dual core, which from what I've read is more efficient. If it gets a good 12 hours of moderate use per charge, I will be happy. I have to sleep a little bit anyway.

posted on 27 Mar 2011, 18:30

45. aaaLT (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)

Here's a question to those who know what there talking about:
should i get this or the galaxy s2? it seems to me that they are both just as powerful but
this has the addition of 3d, so its better. I dont particularly care for 3d too much but if they are both the same in terms of power the 3d is a just an added bonus, so why not?

posted on 27 Mar 2011, 22:51

46. leefer77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)

Possible consideration... I personally like HTC's Sense UI. I have a rooted EVO and have used quite a few ROMs both with and without Sense. I find that I always go back to a Sense based ROM. Not that those without it aren't good. Its just a matter of preference.

posted on 28 Mar 2011, 02:50

47. phbelov (Posts: 124; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)

This phone is great. But, does anyone know about the european version of EVO 3D? I have this question because in previous year there was a similar situation to the EVO 4G, later there was Desire HD(european version of EVO 4G, supports GSM).

posted on 30 Mar 2011, 22:13

52. BDW2008 (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

This is a great phone hands down htc is known for making these stellar android phones and this is no exception if you one of the people that's not impressed by this device you must he upset that you'll probably not be able to get it I'm an iPhone 4 owner and my iPhone is no slouch it's a pretty damn good phone but the service is way too expensive I've been looking to switch to sprint for the cheaper prices and this phone just sealed the deal if the iPhone doesn't open up with some customization, flash, and bigger screen and AT&T doesn't stop being so damn expensive i know I won't be the only person making the jump to a cheaper carrier also I could care less about the acquisition of tmobile that does nothing for me I'm still going to be paying the same $130-$140 a month to these people all in all keep up the good work htc.

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 22:50

53. DynamiteBKG (unregistered)

Great Phone, cant wait.. Kickstand comes with extra case, not enough room in back.. Wouldve been dumb to take out back and left with two huge holes in back casing..

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 05:46

54. meeeeee (unregistered)

Can I bring this phone outside US?

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