Sprint Ships HTC's EVO 3D Smartphone And View 4G Tablet - HotHardware
Sprint Ships HTC's EVO 3D Smartphone And View 4G Tablet

Sprint Ships HTC's EVO 3D Smartphone And View 4G Tablet

Guess what? Sprint's got a new pair of HTC devices for you to consider. The company just launched the EVO 3D, America's first 3D-enabled smartphone, and the EVO 4G, which is yet another tablet option in an already crowded market. Both of these are going to be Sprint exclusives, at least for now, so if you're hoping to grab either, you'll need to also grab a Sprint contract.

HTC EVO 3D, America's first glasses-free 3D phone will cost $199.99 and HTC EVO View 4G, the first 4G-enabled tablet in the United States, will cost $399.99. Both of those sums will require a 2-year agreement as well. While you probably know the EVO 3D well by now, the View 4G is rather compelling. It offers a 7" touchpanel, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and latest version of HTC Sense. It's becoming ever tougher to find a good, well-specced 7" tablet these days, and while it does ship only with Gingerbread, an update to Honeycomb is promised to bring it more in line with most of the other mainstream tablets launching today.


Additionally, for a limited time, any customer who purchases HTC EVO View 4G will receive the HTC Scribe digital pen (otherwise sold separately) at no additional charge. That thing goes for a whopping $80, so getting one gratis is definitely a boon. So, who's making an impulse buy on a sunny Sunday?
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I'm happy with my current phone and have no viable reason for a tablet at the moment, so that will wait until I have enough saved to get some tech goodies.

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I'm with AT&T. I Wonder what battery life is like on both though?

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I expect battery life would not be too good on the phone because of the 3D capabilities. Probably average battery life on the tablet I would bet.

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If the Evo 4G phone is any judge of how the Evo 3D will perform on battery life. It like android devices performs poorly on battery life I can only play video or games on the phone for about an hour before it needs to be charged... Especially considering it is only a 1730mah battery in the Evo 3D versus the 1500mah battery in the EVO 4G

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I just bought my Fiance the Evo 3D last night.

The little, er big, thing is pretty cool. It's not 3d on all the time. Just when you look at 3d pictures and movies and such. Taking 3D pictures is pretty trippy looking lol You can tell when the 3D turns on and off. Also. You have to look at the screen straight on and hold it at the right distance for it too appear in 3D.

But anyway, the specs on this thing are pretty beastly for a phone. I wanted to play with it more, but it's hers lol

I'll let you guys know if it starts messing up or anything like that :-P

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With what you just said, that phone might just be the phone for me but those monthly prices are going to be a problem...

Still, $50 dollars a month is what you have to pay to have a sweet phone like that.

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Nice Acartz thanks for the additional info. I don't have a need to upgrade currently, but I certainly know some people who are interested in the model. does the 3D effects seem to effect the battery life?

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As far as this phone goes I have the Sensation on T-Mobile which is basically the same phone minus the 3D cam's. My battery life is good, but it takes it about a week to get fully conditioned or mine did. The first two days battery life was rather low, then the second two were OK, the battery life in the last two days has been on 1 charge.

As far as performance and everything goes it is awesome. The difference between these two phones as far as the display screen goes is it is two levels on the 3D, but the same screen one on top of the other. I have been thinking about rooting it just to get rid of the bloatware (well some of it), some of the things T-Mo puts on are useful though. I might try Cyanogen or something as well. I have gotten use to Sense 3 though and I like it.

From what I have heard in the US the Galaxy sII will be coming soon to ATT, Verizon, and Sprint (Epic2), but I have not heard about it being on T-Mo. I personally decided against getting it though. The HTC Pyramid phones (EVO 3D and Sensation in the US) have an aluminum unibody construction I really like. The Galaxy is weak in body construction it seems to me. I have also heard of some issues of them running exceptionally hot. because of the placement of some of the internal components. Of course who knows if it is true.

As far as it all goes the smart phone market is supposed to be getting Quad core Arm 9 chips by October from several different manufacturers and better graphic cores to. I had to have mine for my little business I am trying to get going and credit card acceptance so I just took the plunge.

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I picked mine up and it is pretty beastly. Also Juice Defender is a must, since it helps massively with battery life. I really like that I had the capability to uninstall all the bloat'ware without having to root it.

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I ran some benchmarks on this thing and it pretty much beat all the highest scores that HotHardware has recorder thus far in their reviews.

Running the benchmarks did seem to drain the battery life a bit quicker lol.

I also discovered that The Green Hornet in 3D is preloaded on this thing. Pretty sweet to get a full version of a movie with the phone :-P

Played a little Spiderman 3D. It has an adjustment for the 3D so you can hold the phone further or closer for your comfort. The game has a lot of jaggies... but that's hardly the phones fault...

It's pretty quick on Wifi. 4G seemed to be pretty decent, but it's hard to get a signal lol.

It's not my phone so can't really monitor battery life... but it doesn't matter anyway cuz she puts it on t he charger every night and she has a car charger too. So at this point, battery life, good or bad, is not much of a concern.

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