Performance:

The HTC EVO 4G LTE is the first phone with HD voice technology, but much like LTE it is a dormant feature until the network supports it. Still, callers said we sounded “pretty amazing,” rating the EVO 4G LTE a 9/10 and calling it the best phone we’ve ever tested. It wasn’t “quite landline quality, but it’s pretty darn good.” Callers sounded fantastic on our end as well, with natural voice reproduction and plenty volume. Speakerphone performance was also relatively good, and though the caller could tell we had switched to speaker they still could hear us loud and clear.

HTC does not provide a battery rating for the EVO 4G LTE, and many concerns have been about the fixed battery. It is a beefy 2000mAh, but with such a large and bright display to power those concerns are warranted. After our first full charge we were able to achieve around 7.5 hours of good, solid use on the phone and still had 25% of the battery remaining. That isn’t great, but it’s also not bad and would get the average user through the day. What worries us is that was on 3G, and when LTE comes around things are likely to get worse.  Unfortunately we have a bit to wait before we can find that out.

Conclusion:

The HTC EVO 4G LTE is undoubtedly one of the best Android devices available right now. A lot of time went into the design, features and software of Sprint’s new flagship and it shows. It is wonderfully crafted with elegant software to match. The processor flies, the display is downright beautiful, and both multimedia and phone sound quality are amazing. There are shortcomings, such as questions about the battery, lack of an LTE network to run on and at times the camera is not up to par, but all around we don’t have much to complain about. The HTC EVO 4G LTE is a worthy flagship in Sprint’s lineup, and when LTE finally does launch it will make an already fast phone even faster.

Software: 1.13.651.1 710RD
Android 4.0.3
Sense 4.0

HTC EVO 4G LTE Review:



Pros

  • Beautiful 4.7” 720p S-LCD2 display
  • Elegant design and use of premium materials
  • Fantastic voice quality
  • Blazing fast UI performance
  • Return of the kickstand!

Cons

  • No LTE network to run on
  • Camera is generally good, but not always up to par
  • Non-removable battery

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5

User Rating:

9.0
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