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HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone

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HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone
 
4.0

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Huge Tinfoil Catamaran

I received both of my HTC phones (Evo 3 and Evo 4) through my roommate's work. They were actually sent back by reps on the field, once the reps left the company. ...Read complete review

I received both of my HTC phones (Evo 3 and Evo 4) through my roommate's work. They were actually sent back by reps on the field, once the reps left the company. They didn't have service, but still worked otherwise, and had wifi on them. I took the HTC to mess around with, and fell in love with it. It's a sleek and down right sexy!

The camera on this phone is just amazing. Most front facing cams are just crap, and while this one is still limited (no auto focus, etc), it's still far and above most out there (including the one on my Samsung tablet). The rear camera has amazing macro capabilities, and the auto focus is phenomenal. I do throw a little shade to the auto white balance. It goes a tad weird every once in a while, but that could be for any reason. If you're in an area that has both fluorescent and incandescent, you're better off setting the white balance manually to get the results you need.

The phone itself, as far as phones go, works wonderfully. The sound is great in the ear, the microphone is clear and a good volume (I've tested it in being on the other end of a phone call with this phone). The bluetooth is strong, and carries a long way once connected. It connected easily and quickly to my car's system. The ability to customize the scene, or screens, is easy to muddle through for first timers. The Beats audio has superb sound, and you'll never need an MP3 player with this phone in your hands. Since the memory is expandable, you're set for music, and even a few videos if needed.

The syncing and file sharing when I plug it into my computer is easy as pie, too. There area a few ways to get the memory card and internal memory to mount as a hard drive on your computer, but either way is no more than a tap or two away.

For the money, this phone gives the Galaxy S4 a good run for it's money. Let it be one of your top two choices when thinking about a new phone.

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Study, Android phone that was great in it's day.

Great older phone, with lots of developer support and new custom roms coming out even to this day. It's been a workhorse even though it's an older CPU I can still use it as...Read complete review

Great older phone, with lots of developer support and new custom roms coming out even to this day. It's been a workhorse even though it's an older CPU I can still use it as a daily driver. On the downside the camera is not great even though it has an 8mp the color and exposure speed are terrible, most pictures are blurred unless the camera and subject are very still.

Battery Life
With a proper custom rom I can get over a day of use out of a single charge on a battery that is over a year old. However some roms can zap a battery pretty quickly.

Display/Screen Quality
Compared to newer phones you can tell the display is dated but it gets the job done.

Call Quality
Calls are the last thing I use my phone for but I have noticed when talking to someone calling me from an evo it can be on the quiet side, but I have no complaints when I make calls.

Ease of Use
Is an Android so it's not as easy to use as an iPhone but you can do so much more with it than an iPhone so to me the learning curve is well worth it.

Durability
I bought the phone used and it had a hairline crack at the corner, but I have used it for years with no problem. It's been dropped and carried in my pocket without a case and it still keeps on going.

Design
My only design complaint is the speaker it in the read, but that is a common issue with all but the newest phones. I love the kickstand on the back not only for standing it up but also useful when holding the phone on its side.

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5.0

Huge Tinfoil Catamaran

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from USA

Comments about HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone:

I received both of my HTC phones (Evo 3 and Evo 4) through my roommate's work. They were actually sent back by reps on the field, once the reps left the company. They didn't have service, but still worked otherwise, and had wifi on them. I took the HTC to mess around with, and fell in love with it. It's a sleek and down right sexy!

The camera on this phone is just amazing. Most front facing cams are just crap, and while this one is still limited (no auto focus, etc), it's still far and above most out there (including the one on my Samsung tablet). The rear camera has amazing macro capabilities, and the auto focus is phenomenal. I do throw a little shade to the auto white balance. It goes a tad weird every once in a while, but that could be for any reason. If you're in an area that has both fluorescent and incandescent, you're better off setting the white balance manually to get the results you need.

The phone itself, as far as phones go, works wonderfully. The sound is great in the ear, the microphone is clear and a good volume (I've tested it in being on the other end of a phone call with this phone). The bluetooth is strong, and carries a long way once connected. It connected easily and quickly to my car's system. The ability to customize the scene, or screens, is easy to muddle through for first timers. The Beats audio has superb sound, and you'll never need an MP3 player with this phone in your hands. Since the memory is expandable, you're set for music, and even a few videos if needed.

The syncing and file sharing when I plug it into my computer is easy as pie, too. There area a few ways to get the memory card and internal memory to mount as a hard drive on your computer, but either way is no more than a tap or two away.

For the money, this phone gives the Galaxy S4 a good run for it's money. Let it be one of your top two choices when thinking about a new phone.

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4.0

Fast phone with lots of glitches

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from USA

Comments about HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone:

The HTC Evo is very easy to navigate. There are 7 screens, letting you have anything you use regularly easier to get to. The home screen has time, phone, email, text, and camera, with the option to put weather, data connections and apps. It has a lot of internal memory
I have had 4 Evo's, 3 of which were replaced due to the phone hardware. There is a good amount of phone storage, which is good for the apps that will not let you move them. The camera is very nice and has zoom, as well as some basic photo editing software.
The internet has force closed, the phone has shut off to never turn back on, and has shut down by itself. While frustrating, HTC does stand by their products.
I could go about 2 days now without charging my phone, using wi-fi. Some days it does go faster, such as when I am in a low data area.

Display/Screen Quality
Very clear screen, especially when the brightness is turned up (con, the battery drains faster).

Ease of Use
Very user friendly.

Durability
Very thin phone, most of the front is a screen. I would recommend a case.

Design
Love the kickstand!

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5.0

Loving this phone....

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from Florida

Comments about HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone:

I got this phone on Saturday after my Kyrocera Slide started restarting itself every time I tried to do anything with it and even sometimes when it was just sitting there not in use.
This is a big step up from the slide. The screen is bigger, and brighter. The sound quality is much better and the camera blows the other out of the water.
I use my phone primarily for texting. And the internet. I have no complaints about using this phone for either. Web pages load quick and I love that I can pick to either keep the webpage in Android view or switch it to desktop view. Videos play great, and it connects and stays connected to Wi Fi which is a problem I have had with every other Virgin Mobile phone I have had. The texting interface is so much better on this phone, it organizes them better and I love that it displays a pop up when I get a text message instead of just showing it in the task bar.
The camera has in camera filters which is nice. I don't have to download an app to edit photos I can just edit it from the gallery or choose the filter before taking the picture. The flash is really really bright, which is great too. And it comes with a front facing camera as well which isn't as good as the rear facing camera but the few tines I have used it it has performed nicely. I have yet to use the 3D feature, but other people I know that have the phone say its pretty cool.
So far it is far exceeding my expectations and I love it. :)

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I have used my phone a lot since I got it, but so far battery is holding up well.

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3.0

I love the phone... except that it constantly crashes!

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from USA

Comments about HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone:

I love the phone, the screen is a great size, it feels good in my hand, and it is fast. However, it crashes and restarts all the time, even after reloading the software to factory settings. It is probably a great phone for most people, but certainly not for me!

Battery Life
Battery lasts all day unless I do something intensive like watch videos or play games.

Display/Screen Quality
Screen is great. No screen protector for over a year and it still looks brand new.

Call Quality
Calls are fine, though I rarely make them.

Ease of Use
HTC doesn't make the software (Android OS by Google) so I'll stick to the hardware.

It has a photo button which I find really handy, and the ability to take fast successive photos and choose the best from the list. Buttons and screen are very responsive.

Durability
Rating it poorly here for the fact that it crashes (sometimes like 20 times in a day) and restarts, despite multiple software reloads.

Design
A replaceable sim card would be nice. Otherwise it is a great design.

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5.0

Best smartphone ever.

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from USA

Comments about HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone:

This phone is great! I had it for over a year and had absolutely no problems whatsoever. Every other phone I've owned has messed up at least once and I've had to replace all of them. This phone has not had to be replaced or fixed once! Everything about it is awesome. The design, call quality, the space, everything works great and has not given me any problems.

Battery Life
The battery life is also amazing. I only have to charge it maybe twice a day when all my other phones had to be charged 4 or more times because they would constantly die even if I barely used them. This phone I can use all day, and it will not die fast. Even though I've had it for a while and the battery usually gets worn down after being used for so long, it has not happened with this phone. It works great and lasts me all day when I don't have access to a charger.

Display/Screen Quality
The display is good, too. Everything is so clear and easy to see and read.

Call Quality
I haven't had a problem with calls dropping, or the other person sounding unclear or anything. Everything is clear and audible. Calls never drop and are always good quality.

Ease of Use
This phone is so easy to use. It's screen responds easily without freezing or messing up. Everything you need is in a clear spot without having a million things you don't need to confuse what's what on the phone. Everything you need is right there and simple to use.

Durability
I drop my phone quite a bit sometimes and yes the phone case helps but still, the phone has not broken or cracked any of the times I've dropped it. I would say this phone is very durable.

Design
I love that it's big enough to use and see everything and be able to type without hitting other letter but it's not so big that it won't fit in your pocket. It's the perfect size, plus I love touchscreen phones, so that's a plus.

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3.0

Study, Android phone that was great in it's day.

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from USA

Comments about HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone:

Great older phone, with lots of developer support and new custom roms coming out even to this day. It's been a workhorse even though it's an older CPU I can still use it as a daily driver. On the downside the camera is not great even though it has an 8mp the color and exposure speed are terrible, most pictures are blurred unless the camera and subject are very still.

Battery Life
With a proper custom rom I can get over a day of use out of a single charge on a battery that is over a year old. However some roms can zap a battery pretty quickly.

Display/Screen Quality
Compared to newer phones you can tell the display is dated but it gets the job done.

Call Quality
Calls are the last thing I use my phone for but I have noticed when talking to someone calling me from an evo it can be on the quiet side, but I have no complaints when I make calls.

Ease of Use
Is an Android so it's not as easy to use as an iPhone but you can do so much more with it than an iPhone so to me the learning curve is well worth it.

Durability
I bought the phone used and it had a hairline crack at the corner, but I have used it for years with no problem. It's been dropped and carried in my pocket without a case and it still keeps on going.

Design
My only design complaint is the speaker it in the read, but that is a common issue with all but the newest phones. I love the kickstand on the back not only for standing it up but also useful when holding the phone on its side.

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5.0

Fantastic Smartphone by HTC

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from USA

Comments about HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone:

I switched from Samsung to the HTC EVO 4g LTE because I like the GUI interface much better than Samsung's. I love pretty much everything about this phone. The settings and GUI is very intuitive and it is extremely easy to find, use and customize apps and settings to you likes. Battery life is great, it never crashes, runs very smoothly. I love the music playback, the Beats Audio has fantastic sound quality. Game play is smooth and the camera creates beautiful photographs. I really like the feature with which you can record a video and then later take individual photos from the video. All in all, an excellent smartphone. Love it!

Battery Life
Lasts all day long with moderate usage.

Display/Screen Quality
Bright colors and looks fantastic

Call Quality
Calls sound very good.

Ease of Use
Very intuitive phone.

Durability
I have an otterbox defender on it, so I'm not sure how well it would hold up to drops without a case.

Design
My only complaint is the location of the charging port in relation to the kickstand. You can't charge the phone if you're you using it. :/

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5.0

Video viewer

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from USA

Comments about HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone:

This smart phone is offered from many companies and is worth at least a look if one loves to watch movies play games or anything that involves a well sized screen. If one is watching a movie there is actually a kick stand on the back of the phone that can be pulled out when needed.

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2.0

Needs to be more durable!

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from USA

Comments about HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone:

I have owned several different phones in my lifetime. This phone was dropped once from a height of no more that 3 feet and the camera shattered. The front camera still works but that camera is terrible. It was dropped off of the couch and the screen developed black lines all across the screen. The phone freezes often and phone storage leaves much to be desired. I don't know if the phone is not durable on purpose, as a marketing scheme or if it just needs some serious improvement. The phone cost versus quality is not what it should be.

Battery Life
If I fully charge the battery, and I don't use it at all it will stay full for a full day. But, if I use the internet it dies fairly quickly.

Display/Screen Quality
The picture was very clear until it developed the black lines across the screen.

Call Quality
It drops calls frequently, although I am not sure if that is the phone's fault or my carrier's.

Ease of Use
The phone layout is different than that of any other phone I have used. It isn't bad, just takes a while to get used to.

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2.0

Big Interphase Small Life

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from USA

Comments about HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone:

The screen is pretty big but the way the phone runs isn't very good. It overheats up fast and the battery didn't last very long. Other than that it is a good phone ... just to check time or make a quick call don't play games because it will heat up quick.

Battery Life
Doesn't last very long. Max.6hours.

Display/Screen Quality
Good screen size, good resolution

Call Quality
Although it had 4/5 bars it wouldn't let me pass a call. Or even send a. Text completely

Ease of Use
Easy access to apps. User friendly

Durability
I've dropped it a couple times yet no scratches or dents or cracks

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