June 7, 2010
HTC EVO 4G is being termed as the best smartphone till date. Available on Sprint, it has powerful features that are enclosed in a sleek, easy-to-handle design. Priced at $200, the phone users will have to pay additional $70 for unlimited data and $10 premium data add-on for 4G use. However, 4G connectivity is present in a few US cities only.
The HTC EVO 4G come with:
A Micro-USB cable
USB wall charger
8 GB MicroSD card
Design – With a stylish design, the phone has a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, black bezel and red detailing. Larger than the regular smartphone, the EVO 4G measures 4.8” x 2.6” x 0.5” in size. It is comfortable to hold and use. The display includes the four navigation buttons, offering a minimalist look. The volume control is on the right side while the top consists of a headphone jack and power button. The bottom has the HDMI port and Micro-USB connector.
Android 2.1 – HTC EVO 4G includes Android 2.1 with Sense. Touch the homescreen to see seven thumbnail versions of open pages or applications. This is great for people who want to multitask. The phone also supports social networks like Friend Stream, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Applications like Google Translate, Gmail, Google Talk and YouTube are also available.
Multimedia – The audio quality is good and the Sense music player supports a wide range of video formats as well. Videos from YouTube can also be clearly viewed on the phone.
Camera – Including an 8-megapixel camera and dual LED flash, the phone has provision for tabletop video viewing. The user interface is easy to use with advanced controls for color, white balance, exposure and other effects. The photo quality is excellent, both indoors and outdoors. Video capturing can also be done with the HTC EVO 4G camera. A 1.3-megapixel front facing camera with video recording option is also present in the phone.
4G – Sprint claims to deliver 10 times the download speed of 3G network with its 4G network. Phone users can use voice and data together and connect up to eight wi-fi supported devices to the 4G network.
Speed – The HTC EVO 4G delivers solid performance and runs on Qualcomm’s 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. Applications are launched quickly and run easily. The battery lasts for a full day with moderate usage of data.
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