Hands on with the HTC EVO 4G LTE

Hands on with the HTC EVO 4G LTE
Initial impressions can make a big statement, and initially we really like the HTC EVO 4G LTE.  The One X variant has a few new tricks up it's sleeve, not the least of which is the ultra-sturdy, bright red kickstand that adorns the back.  In case you're not familiar with Sprint's new flagship device, the EVO 4G LTE has a 720p 4.7" SuperLCD 2 display, 8 megapixel back side illuminated f2.0 camera with a dedicated image processing chip, Beats Audio HD voice capabilities all wrapped in a unibody aluminum chassis and powered by the latest dual-core Snapdragon S4 clocked at 1.5GHz.

The size will no doubt be a selling point for some and a drawback for others, but with such a slim profile the wide and tall EVO 4G LTE felt very comfortable to hold.  The anodized aluminum finish is pleasant and adds some grip, while the glossy plastic has some surprising tackiness itself.  The display is just amazingly beautiful, sharp and natural.  Images are crisp and vibrant without the oversaturation found in AMOLED panels.  Sense 4.0 runs beautifully on top of Ice Cream Sandwich and we're loving the more stripped down Sense.  It is obvious that HTC put a lot of time into this device not only into the hardware of the EVO 4G LTE, but also into the software.  We will be putting the phone through its paces here shortly, so let us know what you think and check back soon for a full review of the HTC EVO 4G LTE!

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  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0.3
    HTC Sense UI



9. RoTheChamp

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

I want everything about this phone! Im still on contract but I am seriously thinking about buy this phone to replace my EVO Design

8. CaptainCool

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I'm going to be all over this phone! I just hope to god they do sell aftermarket backing pieces for it. That smudgy, plastic-y bit would drive me nuts.

7. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

I'm happy that a new EVO is coming, for a while I thought it was going to be almost impossible to replace my og EVO, yea its outdated, but it still gets the job done, say what you want but HTC builds very durable phones, I work in a coke plant in a steel mill and I take my phone to work with me everyday, I've dropped it a dozen times and its still looks almost brand new, the only things are some paint chips around the headphones jack and charging port, and I've never once had any issue with fcs or lagging, even when I do grab the new EVO, I'm keeping this phone, no trade in, its getting rooted and over clocked, and I'm gonna have me one bad ass music/ game player.

6. fwinst

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010

Without a removable battery, I'd have to see some significant (really significant) improvement in battery life over that of the Evo 4G or 3D before I'd consider buying this phone.

5. johamsandwich

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

Less than 7 days until mine comes in! :D

4. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Omg a kickstand! (again)

3. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

HTC makes great phones, and this is another perfect example. Its hard to choose which is the best phone, especially nowadays, but I think the combination of top-end specs, along with HTC's customer service and Sense 4 (which I've been using for a week and is GORGEOUS! It may be better than straight up ICS which I used for over a month prior). If only I didn't have another awesome HTC Evo (3D) with a Sense 4 ROM (Thanks Newtoroot!!!) I'd snatch this up fast

2. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

And this is officially gonna be my new phone.

1. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Sweet. I love my EVO 4G. If there were a quad-core version of this there would be no question in me getting this over the international ONE X that I ended up getting more for the longevity of having a quad-core than anything. Still really nice phone with an ambitious design. I would like to own one.

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