It's no secret that HTC has had a rough time competing with other big name smartphone manufacturers in the last couple of years. It looked like the company might be turning things around with its One series and the EVO 4G LTE for Sprint, but then the company got hit with another delay thanks to a U.S. Customs review. The EVO 4G LTE is finally here though, and Sprint customers can finally pick up this new, highly anticipated smartphone.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE sports many of the high-end features you'd want in a smartphone today including Android 4.0, a 4.7-inch HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and 4G LTE connectivity. The phone also comes with the well-liked kickstand built-in to its back. Like many of HTC's newest high-end devices, the EVO 4G LTE also features Beats Audio to provide an improved audio experience versus generic offerings.
Although Sprint hasn't launched its 4G network yet, the EVO 4G LTE will be ready to connect as soon as the wireless company flips the switch. Initially, Sprint plans to offer LTE service in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, and San Antonio. Sprint intends to turn on LTE service on July 15, so it won't be much longer before customers in the launch areas will get to try out Sprint's latest network.
|Processor and memory
||1.5GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor MSM8960
1 GB RAM
Supports up to 32GB micro SD
||Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, integrated with HTC Sense 4
||LTE (Band 25) and CDMA 1xRTT EVDO Rel. 0, EVDO Rev. A
Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
3.5mm Stereo audio jack
Micro USB connector
||4.7-inch HD 720p super LCD (1280 x 720), 16.7 million colors
|Size and weight
||5.3 x 2.7 x 0.35 inches
|Cameras and multimedia
||Rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens, super-fast auto-focus, digital zoom and smart LED flash
Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording
||NFC, Google Wallet, Android Beam, HTC ImageSense, Beats Audio
Up to 7.5 hours talk time
||$199.99 after discounts and with a contract
Despite a few initial hiccups in getting the phone to customers, Sprint and HTC now are ready to roll with this new device. Does the EVO 4G LTE have what it takes to compete with other high-end devices? Read on as we take a hands-on look at this new smartphone.