The HTC EVO 4G LTE was delayed at U.S. Customs, and is now available from Sprint, do reviewers think it was worth the wait? Let's see in our lasted Review of Reviews. The phone lives up to its EVO name but lacks in the 4G LTE department.
- Best-Reviewed Features: fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor, camera, Android 4.0. kickstand, admirable call quality, dedicated camera button and large touchscreen.
- Least-Liked Features: Sprint's 4G LTE network is not deployed, yet and texture of backside.
- Rating from Wireless and Mobile News' Review of Reviews: 4 out of 5.
Sascha Segan at PCMAG rated the HTC EVO 4G LTE 4 out of 5, calling it the most powerful Sprint smartphone by a nose, the best camera and best for playing music/vide0 on Sprint. The HTC EVO 4G LTE was named Editors' Choice. He, however, is concerned about the lack of Sprint LTE networks available and that access is slow on Sprint's other data network. He liked that its thinner than the Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper. Regular voice quality is good, but the coveted HD Voice is not activated, yet. The camera is excellent with razor sharp photos. For fast data speeds, he suggests you stay with WiMAX for now, unless you are in an LTE city.
Brian Bennett at CNET rated the HTC EVO 4G LTE 3.5 out of 5. The best features found were stunning design, excellent camera and power. The 4.7" Super LCD 2 (1280x720) touchscreen makes the phone almost all screen. He did not have an acquired taste for Beats audio. Photo quality was impressive. Call quality was admirable.
TechRadar rated the HTC EVO 4G LTE 4.5 out of 5 for its improved battery, Sense 4.0, solid chassis and gorgeous screen. The liked that you can use the kickstand while charging the phone. The keyboard was called a favorite. Voice dictation was medicore. The dedicated camera button is a plus. The plastic back gets grubby easily.
Laptop's Mark Spoonauer added that he liked Google Wallet support and unlimited data. He also noted good battery endurance while using Sprint's 3G network.
The reviewers all concluded that with its great state of the art specs and functionality, the promise of 4G LTE is not quite there, yet. However, the price is dropping steadily for the HTC EVO 4G LTE and you may get good deal and be ready when 4G LTE goes live. If you already have an EVO you may want to continue on with the HTC Sense interface.
Note: you can't change or remove the 2000mAh battery.
HTC EVO 4G LTE Specs
HTC EVO 4G LTE features include 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, integrated with HTC Sense 4, 4.7-inch HD touchscreen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2000mAh battery, 16GB storage onboard, 8MP camera, front-facing camera, mobile hotspots, Wi-Fi and a kickstand inside the aluminum/plastic case.
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