HTC EVO Design 4G User Reviews
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Perfect form factor, but could use a bump up in specs
tx2ma has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Disclaimer: I had this phone for 6 months up till 2 months ago, but no longer own it.
So the EVO Deisgn... Despite some pitfalls, this is a great phone overall, especially for the price. If HTC just would have given it a dual core CPU, a better 8MP camera and a bit more internal memory, it would be perfect. That said, this phone performs adequately. With "fast boot up" disabled, the boot time is REALLY slow however. Once it's up and running, it keeps up with almost every input but it will occasionally have a heart attack and start sputtering like a 1978 Chevy Vega. The camera could use some help, in regards to taking clearer pictures. Definitely adequate, but not stellar. Now, the best feature of the EVO Deign is its perfect size. The bright, crisp 4" screen is great for every day use. I like how Sprint includes the HTC Hub app, where you can download additional ringtones, wallpapers, etc. all for free. (Note: Verizon does not include this on their HTC phones, so kudos to Sprint.) Like I said, I no longer have this phone, but for the price, it was a phenomenal value.
Boost "where you at"
dragon76 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I pretty much have come full circle with the return to an HTC product and for the most part I like the build quality a lot better then other phones. I had a HTC Hero (sprint) and that phone was extremely tough and never had any real issues with it, even though I flashed every known custom rom.
Ok so couple asked me "why did I choose the Boost Mobile? and of all things the HTC Design 4G?" (since it is a wimax phone) I tell them that hey its prepaid, its cheap and sprints coverage in my area is 3G with speeds 10 times faster then Tmo's 2G.
I got the phone at a local Bestbuy and they even priced matched the 25% off deal the website is offering so I got the phone for 225.00 .... and at 55 a month it shouldnt be all that bad.
The phone itself has a beautiful screen, I think I lean more towards liking the S-LCD better then the amoled screens from the past couple phones I have had the pleasure to mess with (even though most didnt have service used them as wifi pmp's)
Well while I was at best buy I did a little test of 4G's (although some say neither is actually 4G technology) to start Tmo's 4G gave me a download speed of 3.238Mbps and upload of 481Kbps with full bars and Sprints wimax in the same location with two bars of service gave me 1.786Mbps download and 1.292Mbps up and this was on the outskirts of the city of Pittsburgh. The wimax results make me wish they could keep wimax around and expand its coverage area.
The battery life is one of the biggest areas of concern, I am...
A Great Budget Evo
Contreramanjaro has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I got it for $1 at Best Buy Mobile and it performs just as well in everyday use as the high end phones. The only place I see lag is with lots of flash on web pages or high bit rate h.264 or .mkv videos, all reasonable videos for the screen size work fine. The battery lasts my entire day but needs charging when I get home. This is with data always on and automatic uploads to Dropbox and updates from Play Store.
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Another Solid HTC Handset
RoTheChamp has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Been with sprint for 10 years and this is one of the better handsets that i have owned. My third android device and by far it is the best one I have had. The screen is high quality for a 4 inch display, 4G speeds, and for a single core device there are no complaints with the speed at all. For those that like the world phone aspect then i would highly recommend this device for you. Plus with ICS on the way, looks like the device may get better.
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2amber2 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
When I first got the phone I loved it, but now that its been almost 2 years it drives me nuts, im sure part of it is because my contract ran out, but it just does wierd things like restart itself, not get text/calls sometimes, freeze, and wont let me type on occasion.
A phone that i dont reccomend
Italia1012 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
First of all, this phone was great for the first or second day i had it... but then, i noticed that the battery kept getting hot on the back, and there was a sync-spot on the back of the phone where you could press in, so it seemed like very cheap build quality, and also, the front of the screen was caving in on the sides... And i also heard at best buy that this phone's battery got so hot it exploded in someones hand... I was shocked and immediately returned it
I like this phone but.....
Nardimus has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
There's a lot to love about this phone, though there are a lot of road blocks to falling in love with it. The 1.2 Ghz processor is adequate, but somehow feels sluggish while running some apps, even Temple Runner. The Display is amazing, and the media player is fantastic; but the battery doesn't last long enough to really enjoy it all. I wish it had more internal memory, as well, and I never have more than 200 MB of RAM (idk why). but somehow i don't think it ruins the experience. Lastly, it is loaded with bloatware, but that's nothing a good rooting can't fix.
PRETTY GOOD PHONE..
MYTHiKAL has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have phone service with Sprint as well and this was one of the phones we recently got.. Overall, the phone is solid.. The screen is not as big and vivid like am already used to, but it did its job well..
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