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New EVO 4G models have different displays

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New EVO 4G models have different displays
A couple of weeks ago, some disheartening news started to appear about the display on the HTC EVO 4G. Some were reporting that the glass was beginning to separate from the body of the phone. Others were complaining that unless the device was grounded by being held in your hand, the touchscreen was not being fully responsive. And the situation is getting worse. One EVO 4G user compared an older unit with one recently purchased and found the colors on the latter unit to be washed out when compared with the former model. It seems that HTC has switched its source of displays for the nation's first 4G enabled handset. There are two different versions of the phone. The 002 model uses a Novatel LCD display while the newer 003 models are equipped with an Epson LCD screen. If you are interested in knowing which model you have, head over to To check your model head over to Settings > About phone > Hardware Information > Hardware version. Also, check out the video below.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Review

source: AndroidandMe

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. johnanth022583 (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)


posted on 23 Jun 2010, 18:36

2. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

wtf happens at 3:05??

posted on 23 Jun 2010, 19:03

3. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)

that is classic....take about puling the rug over someone....sad but what do you expect from sprint...they have proven time and time again that they know how to mess a good thing up.

posted on 23 Jun 2010, 21:02

6. dc296gsr (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Nov 2009)

that funny cause im pretty sure they said HTC and not Sprint that changed the LCD suppliers, also pretty sure they have ZERO say in what brand of components HTC uses

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 15:13

19. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

No pulling a rug over someone would be the Droid Inc...I think they will finally start shipping again on 7-12-10 3 days before the X launched. Way to ruin a great phone VZW...no wonder it took a month for the thing to get rooted because no one had one to root and by the time they could get one the Evo was out. Why launch a phone if you don't have any to sell? Would I rather a new screen be used or no phones at all and look like a dumb ass when people have to wait over a month to receive it?? I think I will take the new screen. Also when did Sprint start making their own phones? I must have missed that one...

posted on 23 Jun 2010, 19:38

4. Richcop (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Aug 2009)

Hello, the Samsung displays are falling apart. Mine is needing a return and I would be glad they changed to a new screen if it fixed the problem posted nationwide about the screens falling apart LOL.... I think its a good thing that they changed the screen. Hopefully this one in the review is just a (Friday model ;)

posted on 23 Jun 2010, 20:29

5. Slidket (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)

So Samsung makes Novatel and Epson LCD displays? Also thought that the screen the EVO uses is TFT while the Droid Incredible is an AMOLED which is made by Samsung. Must be wrong I guess.

posted on 23 Jun 2010, 22:12

7. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)

He said his favorite word, ANAL. Does anybody believe this dude is GAY?

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 01:11

13. HockeyDood (Posts: 74; Member since: 14 May 2010)

I didn't think 9 year olds were allowed to post on here.

posted on 23 Jun 2010, 22:25

8. JulesDread (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)

Why should you even care or mention it? Are you looking for a date?

posted on 23 Jun 2010, 22:28

9. zyoose (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

In past experience dealing with Chinese/Taiwan manufactures they will switch parts to whatever is cheapest and not tell you.

posted on 23 Jun 2010, 22:31

10. jmmymak (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)

I have an EVO that I bought at a Sprint store when it opened on the day the phone went on sale. it's an 003, and the display is flawless! AND, I'm gay.

posted on 23 Jun 2010, 23:04

11. jnb1966 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)

I bought mine at the sprint store the day it opened and I have an 003 as well and its flawless as well!

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 00:03

12. kristoferallen (Posts: 99; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)

actually once you port your phone your hardware version becomes 002 afterwards for some reason. me and my wife both bought our phones at the same time and now mine shows 002 after porting it and hers still shows 003 and our screens look exactly the same. i can see from your video that you ported your phone. the screen might be different due to the port that you are using. i put back the default manufacture os and it still shows 002. looks like other people got it when it first got out and it shows 003 so i think that is what they were all set at to begin with. the brightness difference is probably due to the port as well.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 01:42

14. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

I have the new one and it looks perfectly fine to me. If someone is bothered by this...just pass your EVO to someone on Sprint's waiting list. Hopefully the new displays use less power.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 01:48

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

This is why we have phone editors to provide us with info. The only thing this guy has going for him is that he's cute. There was no control. Screens were set w/ different screen shut off intervals. The reason that his screen faded and the other instantly dimmed with the brightness toggle is because in the settings you can allow animations. DUH. and with the backs HTC does that to differentiate between model stages. I had 3 touch pros. The first had a gold back. The second had a silver. And the 3rd was a simple gray. So flat black an pearly black are nothing. NOT CREDIBLE AT ALL. Ironic this is posted a day before the new Iphone launches.

posted on 25 Jun 2010, 16:51

20. imthatguy704 (Posts: 33; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)

Sorry, but the statement you made about how one screen fades and the other one instantly dims is false. I have two EVO's(002, 003) and changing the screen animations do not affect this process.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 02:27

16. desertmike680 (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Being that I'm a technician for Sprint, this is news to me and I have yet to see any issues with the device at all. This does not include the small firmware push for the memory card when the phone launched.

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 09:46

17. InstinctDemon (Posts: 74; Member since: 09 Nov 2009)

I have a 0002 and it's smooth as silk!

posted on 24 Jun 2010, 09:46

18. pattypatterson (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 May 2010)

If haters didnt know how to hate they wouldnt be good for anything...

posted on 25 Jun 2010, 22:17

21. fwinst (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 May 2010)

Complete moron. 1st, you can't compare the color on the 2 screens when they are displying totally different backgrounds. 2nd, most people won't be comparing their screen with another. 3rd, most people don't care. I just can't believe how obsessed this guy must be. This really isn't a big deal. I look at my 0003 build phone, purchased 6/5, and it looks beautiful. Please, do us all a favor...return your EVO, turn off your video camera, and step away from the computer. I'm sure you'll be able to find major flaws with any device YOU own. Please refrain from sharing your "findings" in the future.

posted on 30 Aug 2010, 20:11

22. Entozoic (unregistered)

The reason the two evos look different is b/c one has a anti-glare protector. glare protector are know to make the display a slightly different color and muted. You would have thought if you wanted to compare the phones you would have make sure they were using the same protector.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 01:09

23. edaan (unregistered)

i just got sprint service and and had to exchange the evo due to dirt under the screen as soon as i opened it up. the new phone i got did have washed out colors on it, i didnt really notice it at first until i compared them. when i looked closer the screen appears washed out or almost with a yellow tint. I also noticed that the screen itself looks like a lower resolution . holding the phone at a normal text distance i can easily see horizontal lines going across the screen. i checked and both hardware versions are 003. I really am just guessing but i think it is a hardware change, unless i just got one with a bad display.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 23:35

24. poon (unregistered)

My evo is 0004 so its even newer I'm presuming ?

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