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HTC EVO 4G LTE Review

0. phoneArena 14 May 2012, 07:39 posted on

The wait is over, the EVO 4G LTE is here. The name says it all; instead of going by the EVO One (in reference to its HTC One X bloodlines) or the EVO HD (a nod to the 4.7” 720p display), Sprint has chosen to stick with the EVO 4G nameplate and bill it as “a true successor to the original.” For a phone with such pedigree, this is a bold claim. Read on to see if HTC and Sprint can back it up!...

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posted on 15 Jul 2012, 19:07

39. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


thats why you get an htc one s :)

posted on 16 May 2012, 21:15

27. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


Here's my question.. how do people feel about purchasing a 4G phone limited to Sprint's LTE, which could be atleast 20 months (length of an upgrade) before is operational?

posted on 22 May 2012, 13:06

28. driveme (Posts: 26; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Well lets see. This is how I would respond. Both 4G and LTE is over rated. I will take unlimited data over speed any day. Who cares if a web page takes 3 to 5 seconds to load. Is your time really that important. I have used my EVO for two years and never had 4G on it, 3G only. It has never failed to load a web page. And WIFI is faster any way than 4G. So LTE is not a selling point for me. The EVO 4G LTE is probably the best Android phone on the market. Fast, powerfull, Great camera, Ice Cream, Sense 4, oh yeah and the best feature of all. I never have to worry about going over on minutes or data or anything.

posted on 27 May 2012, 11:25

30. Locke629 (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


Last I checked Sprint is launching their LTE Service this summer and it will be a rapid roll-out and they'll have their entire 3G footprint covered with LTE by end of 2013. :-P

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 19:18 1

40. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


coming from the HTC Evo 3d and enjoying 4G speeds since about 2 months after the purchase of the OG Evo on launch date, and going to the Evo 4gLTE and its 3G speeds i feel like ive lost an arm when it comes to browsing (instagram and chrome) and if im using my hotspot on 3G not only have i lost and arm but a leg now as well.

but i can answer by saying at least my phone has an LTE radio so when it comes availble i can use it... the iphone and other low end models dont have that luxury in their back pockets.

posted on 29 May 2012, 20:32

32. nakitra (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 May 2012)


I have had the first evo, got it the day it was released, and it has been a good phone, very good quality, but the battery life was not very good, it wouldnt even last threw my 9 hrs of work, so when the evo lte came out, i was excited about the battery life, so I got it yesterday, charged it all night and with my normal activity, the battery has lasted about a extra 4hrs, which i have heard with heavy usuage it would last a day and 1/2 so im not really impressed, that was my main reason for upgrading was for a better battery, but now im thinking of returning it, plus with not being able to have a back up battery, makes me wonder even more if i should return it?

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 15:48

34. 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. battery life sucks on this one too , i had talked for 30 min with sprint and half my battery life is gone

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 19:44

36. misterhock (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


1) on the Gmail app when trying to copy text you used to be able to just click on the highlighted text to copy it to clipboard, now you have to go down to the bottom left and click on the icon to do it. This is only on the Gmail app.

2) The menu button will be sorely missed. Now the menu for each app appears, depending on the app, on a different part of the screen, as opposed to having it always on the same spot.
The "Recent Apps" button is UTTERLY USELESS! With the original Evo, you used to be able to press and hold the home button and see the most recent 8 apps without having to scroll at all!! WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?? (WERE THEY THINKING?!?!)

3) The text app, and for that matter Handcent and GoSMS DO NOT show the count for the unread messages, neither on the icon, nor on the notification bar, UNLESS you actually scroll down the notifications, then you can see how many unread messages you have.

4) Gmail app used to be awesome with the original Evo. Not only did it show the total unread messages you had but also, if you marked a message as unread (even a very old message), whether you did it from the phone or even from the computer, you would get a notification as if you just got a new message! Where's that?!?!

5) Sync seems to be having its own issues as well. On the regular email app, if I set it up to sync email every 5 minutes, it takes rather about 10-15 mins for the emails to come in. Original Evo was prompt at that...

6) on the regular email app in order to be able to go to the next or previous email, one has to first click on menu and only then do you have the "next" or "previous" option, unlike on the original Evo.

7) When already on max volume and want to make sure you still are with the volume rocker, you would hear a sound with the old Evo, now you got nothing are have to actually LOOK at the screen to make sure you got it to the max.

8 ) No option to play YouTube videos out of the YouTube app when clicking on a YouTube video on the browser.
That was a given with the original Evo. Annoying as hell on the LTE.

9) You MUST use both hands when holding the phone vertically if you want to have access to the whole screen (if you're laying down or sitting back on a sofa, for example), otherwise you will be unwillingly hitting the volume rocker or needing a chiropractor for your thumb. An issue which could be avoided with a gel cover, but could have been foreseen by HTC when producing such a smooth non-grippy back to the phone.

10) Gmail and Tasks are incompatible?! I mean, what's the point??

11) The regular email app can only be accessed a limited amount of times per 15 minutes? I already got quite a few of those error messages...

P.S. I would rather not root my phone, and would like those problems to go away, help!

Gimme your thoughts!

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 20:48

37. rowlin (Posts: 18; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


This screen is not that large, the width is virtually the same as my 4.3" Evo, it's just a little taller. Would have been nice to make it at least larger enough to differentiate it from the old Evo. Also the keyboard is the exact same cramped keyboard as the old Evo. Really dissapointing.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 13:11

38. sandyc1115 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)


Great phone except for the battery. I hVe to constNtly turn off ape if I want to hold. Charge for a 24 hour period. Love the phone. Hate the battery.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:35

41. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Why is LTE I'm it's name if it has no LTE network to run on?

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