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HTC EVO View 4G Review

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Internet and Connectivity:

One of the main advantages of the HTC EVO View 4G is that it has access to Sprint's WiMAX network. In comparison tests with our EVO 4G we got similar up and download speeds, so thankfully it does not suffer from any connectivity issues. The EVO View of course has Wi-Fi b/g/n on board and also boasts Bluetooth 3.0. GPS can be utilized for any number of apps, not the least of which is Google Maps which looks awesome on the big screen.

The web browser manages to load complex pages fairly quickly, even such with Flash content on them. Its general performance in terms of scrolling and zooming is also more than adequate.

The web browser of HTC EVO View 4G - HTC EVO View 4G Review
The web browser of HTC EVO View 4G - HTC EVO View 4G Review

The web browser of HTC EVO View 4G



Camera and Multimedia:

The camera interface is the same updated version found on the Flyer. There are several manual control options, such as exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpness as well as other niceties like face detection, geotagging and plenty of effects. The 5MP rear shooter wasn’t exactly up to today's standards however, even in strong, natural light images lacked detail and sharpness and just looked soft. The 720p video wasn't the best we've seen, but generally it performed well. We don't see too many users choosing to use a large tablet as a camera, so these aren't as major issues as they would be with a high-end phone. point.

Camera samples made with the HTC EVO View 4G - HTC EVO View 4G Review
Camera samples made with the HTC EVO View 4G - HTC EVO View 4G Review
Camera samples made with the HTC EVO View 4G - HTC EVO View 4G Review
Camera samples made with the HTC EVO View 4G - HTC EVO View 4G Review
Camera samples made with the HTC EVO View 4G - HTC EVO View 4G Review
Camera samples made with the HTC EVO View 4G - HTC EVO View 4G Review
Camera samples made with the HTC EVO View 4G - HTC EVO View 4G Review

Camera samples made with the HTC EVO View 4G


Strong - Indoor samples - HTC EVO View 4G Review
Medium - Indoor samples - HTC EVO View 4G Review
Low light - Indoor samples - HTC EVO View 4G Review

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HTC EVO View 4G Sample Video:




Another cool new feature is that, in landscape mode, the Gallery and Music apps are two paned, letting you browse on the left and play/view on the right. The HTC Music app is otherwise pretty much the same app we’ve seen for a while now. The EVO View 4G’s stereo speakers are loud but hollow. SRS audio enhancement is available to help out. Videos looked great on the 7” display and we had no issues playing a variety of file types and resolutions. We can’t help but think how incredibly awesome a kickstand would be on the EVO View 4G though.

In landscape mode, the Gallery and Music apps are two paned - HTC EVO View 4G Review
In landscape mode, the Gallery and Music apps are two paned - HTC EVO View 4G Review

In landscape mode, the Gallery and Music apps are two paned



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posted on 24 Jun 2011, 18:21 1

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


The cons should not dock this device half a point. The scribe pen is actually quite impressive and is not a burden to carry around, all of the cases I have seen include and slot to put the pen.. Not to mention, the pen isn't required to use the View.

Honeycomb is on its way. It's a shame it could have shipped with it, but it is on its way.

That leaves the "lackluster camera performance", which I don't believe is as important in a tablet as it is in a phone. I'm not worried about my tablet taking pictures, I'm more worried about performance and web browsing capability.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 16:30

2. Jasper Hayes (unregistered)


I purchased the flyer from best buy and I am not impressed.

1. Too heavy , much heavier than the playbook
2. Not comfortable to hold,the aluminum backing is slippery
3. Couldn't get Hbogo , xfinitytv to work.
4. Skype works great, very clear
5. Only way to take a screen shot is with the pen.
6. The pen is great but I wanted to perform some basic excel edits. My plan was to get rid io paper and edit on the run. should be able to tap a cell and edit but not that easy.
7.The screen is crisp and great for movies.
8. I am returning and waiting for the HTC Titan on ATT
9. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. big thumbs down.

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HTC EVO View 4G

HTC EVO View 4G

OS: Android 3.2 2.3.3
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Display7.0 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels (170 ppi)
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon, Single core, 1500 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size7.70 x 4.40 x 0.52 inches
(196 x 112 x 13 mm)
15.00 oz  (425 g)

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