HTC EVO 3D Review
While testing the handset out in the greater Philadelphia region, the HTC EVO 3D is able to load complex web pages like ours in no time thanks to its 4G WiMAX connection. Not only are we impressed with its data speeds, we’re equally satisfied with its overall performance since it’s responsive with kinetic scrolling and pinch gestures. However, we’re even more grateful to see it offering us that desktop like experience thanks to its support of Adobe Flash.
Being the CDMA device it is, you’ll be able to place voice phone calls domestically through Sprint’s network, but it’ not surprising to find it offering 4G WiMAX connectivity since it’s one of Sprint’s major driving forces. On the average, it’s able to get up to 10.28Mbps download and 1.48Mbps upload speeds in the Philadelphia area. Besides 4G WiMAX support, the handset features all the common connectivity options you’d expect on any high caliber smartphone – like Bluetooth 3.0, aGPS, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. In addition, the Sprint Hotspot app allows you to share the EVO 3D’s data connection with other Wi-Fi devices.
Preloaded with the usual crew of standard Google apps, Sprint includes their mix of apps with the handset – these include Nascar, Sprint Hotspot, Spring Mobile, Sprint Radio, Sprint TV & Movies, and Sprint Zone. On top of that, there is an abundance of third part apps preinstalled as well – like Amazon MP3, Blockbuster, Media Share, Qik Video, and Polaris Office.
apps on board, the handset’s 3D functionality is presented on two specific ones that some will surely enjoy using. First and foremost, 3D gaming is showcased with the Spider-Man 3D game that places you in the shoes of the web crawler. To our amazement, this is unquestionably the tip of the iceberg seeing that the 3D gaming experience is very agreeable to our taste. Despite it being only a tiny demo, its position as a gaming device is already solidified.
YouTube fanatics will especially take to heart the 3D display of the HTC EVO 3D because you can now watch 3D videos on the popular video sharing service. In fact, corresponding search results are branded with the “3D” tag to indicate they are 3D videos enabled to play perfectly with the handset.
The latest noteworthy addition to the HTC Sense app arsenal is Watch. This is a streaming video service that enables buying and renting of movies and episodes of your favorite TV shows. In general, movies cost $3.99 to rent or $14.99 to buy, while episodes are bought at $1.99 each.