Finally, after being held up at the U.S. border by Customs officials
, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is now available from Sprint
. The device is priced at $199.99 with a signed 2-year pact and becomes the carrier's new flagship model. At a quick glance, you can be excused for mistakenly thinking that the handset is the HTC One X, but the telltale red kickstand gives away the phone's true identity.
To recap, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is equipped with a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 720p display with an outstanding pixel density of 312ppi. Powering the device is the much in demand dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 S4 processor with 1GB of RAM on board. 16GB of native memory can be expanded to 48GB by using the microSD slot. The 8MP rear camera features AF and an LED flash. Video is captured in 1080p at 29fps. The 1.3MP front facing camera supports video chat and self portraits. Android 4.0 is installed out of the box.
For Sprint customers, deciding on purchasing the HTC EVO 4G LTE would be a no-brainer, especially for those upgrading from a previous EVO model. But there is something lurking in the background called the Samsung Galaxy S III
which might give those subscribers to the nation's third largest carrier a reason to pause before plunking down the cash for this device.