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HTC EVO View 4G Review

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HTC EVO View 4G Review
The HTC EVO View 4G is a very well built tablet with an amazing user interface. The 7” slap of glass and aluminum is more portable than the larger tablets on the market and the battery life was good enough to get us through two days of pretty heavy usage. Always innovating, HTC’s Scribe technology brings a unique and very useful element to the tablet market. When this is paired with Sprint’s 4G network it’s hard to deny the value and versatility of the EVO View 4G, however the tablet is at a disadvantage by not running Google’s tablet-optimized software like the rest of its competitors. This isn’t a deal-breaker for potential buyers, but until HTC can push out a Honeycomb update it will likely keep some away.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android: 2.3.4
S/W: 1.22.651


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Pros

  • Great materials and design
  • High-quality display
  • Battery life is more than adequate
  • Sense 3.0 almost makes up for the lack of Android 3.0
  • HTC Scribe is a cool feature
  • WiMAX support

Cons

  • No Honeycomb yet
  • Lackluster camera performance
  • Scribe pen is yet another accessory to carry around
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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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