HTC EVO 4G Review

Performance:

Call quality on the HTC EVO 4G was acceptable but not mind blowing.  We didn’t really have any complaints as callers sounded loud and clear, with natural voice reproduction.  On the other end things weren’t quite as good.  While callers said there were no issues understanding us they sound we sounded a bit hollow and nasally and gave us a 7.5-8/10.  They did make a point that the connection was good however, they could consistently hear and understand what we were saying it was just a matter of voice quality.

Similarly to the Hero, the HTC EVO 4G uses a 1500mAh battery. However, instead of being rated at 4 hours of talk time, the battery on the EVO is rated 50% higher at six hours.  We were a bit skeptical, especially with such a large display, but lo and behold we were able to achieve 18 minutes more than the rated time when we put our unit to the test.  Most people are going to be using the EVO 4G for things other than talking though, and under heavy use we definitely had to charge our unit mid-day.  This shouldn’t come as a surprise however and is in-line with other smartphones, as the newness wears off and we’re not fiddling with it every 40 seconds the battery should be plenty ample to last through the day for most users.  Sprint will be selling a case with an integrated battery however, not a bad pickup in our opinion.

Conclusion:

High-end Android devices are coming fast and furious these days, but the HTC EVO 4G still manages to be in a class all by itself.  Save for 4G there aren’t any features of the EVO we haven’t seen on other phones before, it’s just that we’ve never seen them put together like this.  The EVO 4G offers just about anything the avid user could ask for, and it does it with style. In the meantime, it has a blazing fast data network to back it up.  Android is coming into its own and we can now pronounce it a heavyweight mobile platform competitor. The HTC’s Sense UI on the other hand is the definitive Android experience.  The EVO 4G is a premium device in every sense of the word and down to the last detail.  This is the showcase device not only for Android, but for the wireless industry as a whole.

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Pros

  • WiMAX support
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Incredible 4.3-inch screen
  • Super fast and responsive
  • Kickstand

Cons

  • On the bulkier side
  • Video recording is HD res, but not "HD quality"

PhoneArena Rating:

9.5

User Rating:

9.0
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