Life with the HTC EVO 4G LTE
0. phoneArena 04 Jun 2012, 03:57 posted on
Over the past several weeks I’ve been using the HTC EVO 4G LTE as my primary device to get a better feel for its performance with everyday tasks that don’t always come through in a review. At times first impressions are wrong (one way or the other,) but nearly a month later and I am still taken by the EVO 4G LTE every time I pull it out of my pocket...
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1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
The EVO 4G LTE is an improved version of the One X with a larger battery, microSD slot and camera button but unfortunately it's a Sprint-only device.
5. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 801; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
This is a temporary set back not having LTE. I handled the phone and there is no way this phone is undeserving at east a 9. It has functioning SVDO that no one talks about which mean Sprint customers can talk and text over 3G....Verizon Can't. It has HD voice for future HD voice roll out, and is feature future proof until 850 LTE is rolled out. The screen size and appearance is truly stunning. The weight is totally amazing and the quality of the build is excellent, and easy to hold! Sense is not over whelming, and the speed of software interface is blistering fast.
Sprint has had bumps and bruises getting $G, but here in NYC I expect it to roll out any day know according to S4GRU. The fact that you get unlimited data with Sprint, those that hold on and want the state of the art phone bill be thumbing their nose at other carriers.
The reviewer can say all he wants to justify the low review score because of lack of LTE, but the phone should mostly be rated on how it functions, and then last on the network, but that should not void it of the the type of hard ware that it is or dock it 1.5 points because of it. I tried hard to find flaws in this phone for over an hour, and could not, so I can only say that the review is way off from the unit that I tried. This review says exactly what I find out through my handling of the phone. I just hope the antenna is as good as my photon. I must say Sammy will have competition from HTC....Come on Moto I need antenna signal and you are the best so far what gives....That said I have no problem wielding this in pubblic as a daily driver over my Photon. Rofl
12. JC557 (Posts: 702; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Just to be clear, the HTC Thunderbolt has SVDO.
9. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Improved isn't saying a whole lot. It is still an HTC device and subjected to the typical HTC flaws.
10. Commentator (Posts: 2183; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Well, aren't you a little Debbie-Downer. You know, for someone who posts as many negative comments as you, you never seem to offer any solutions. So tell us, Ms. Negative Nancy, what's YOUR idea of a great smartphone?
19. miguel6632 (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 May 2012)
here we go again with your apple crap, it gets old. then keep your five year old phone and shut up. get the newest iphone and the first one, nothing has changed faster and better camera. Sorry i hurt your feelings.....
2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
I'm very curious to see how improved call quality is with the HD voice.
3. xplayer (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
nice article really enjoyed it and i am looking 4ward to buy it !!!!
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
+1 on the great article. It really is a shame that the EVO LTE is not available on VZW. If it were, I bet sales would be 2x or 3x what they will be on Sprint.
7. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
I have had the EVO since Saturday morning and I am blown away by this phone. having had both of the same phones (3d as my daily an sgs2e4gt simply as a backup when a Rom would wonk). Its not like.when I upgraded from my EVO to the 3d and didn't have software to have to relearn or be wowed by but with this phone and all the intricate changes in sense 4 have kept this phone in my hand.
personally the back isn't horribly ugly but didn't appeal to me but I bought the zagg invisashield and the back cover makes it neutral ore doable. Also I bought an awesome blue HTC.case that sets off the phone sweetly.
I'm glad also to see the return in the kickstand II'd tell anyone to get this over the SIII
8. Commentator (Posts: 2183; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Good article Brian, but do you think you guys could take the "preliminary" tag off the Evo spec sheet and let consumers write reviews?
13. becazican (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
I've owned this phone since sunday and am very disappointed, first they put the power outlet on the side where if you put the kickstand out you cant use the power cord. second when i do plug the power cord in the orange light shows it charging i unplug it and the light and little icon on top still says it charging wont go away unless i restart it. third it wont connect to the internet unless i have it near wi fi. have decided to exchange it ,unfortunately did a swap with my old phone and the store told me they couldnt give it back since it was gone already, 36 hours and its gone, i told him it would be good to hold trade in phone for the 14 days return policy period just in case this happens they said they couldnt . anyway sprint corporate made good and is sending me another phone than i will return this one. was ready just to port my number over to another carrier.
14. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 801; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
So what are yu going to replace it with GSIII
18. Dubskillz (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Hopefully by now you've figured out that you can charge the phone and still use the kickstand by just turning the phone to the other side. The design has been much improved.
16. johamsandwich (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)
I noticed the multi-tasking issue that's been reported with the One X. It'll still show a lot in your "recent apps" menu, but when you switch to it, it'll restart, not be where you last left it.
I was playing a game, and switched over to answer a text. Switched back to the game literally 15 seconds later, and the game restarted. :(
And the battery life is GREAT on this phone. Even more so when you're rooted and running ViperROM right now. This phone is just A-mazing.