HTC EVO 3D Smartphone Review

Introduction & Specifications

Touted as America's first glasses-free 3D 4G device, the HTC EVO 3D features a 4.3-inch, qHD (Quarter High Definition) 3D display as well as dual rear-facing cameras that can capture 3D images and video.

Even if you're not interested in this phone's 3D capabilities though, its specs and power under the hood may attract you. The EVO 3D runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4G connectivity capabilities, 4GB of internal memory, and 1GB of RAM. With the combination of a dual-core mobile processor and 1GB of RAM, this phone has the power and speed that is demanded of high-end smartphone users today.

In addition to Android 2.3, HTC includes the latest version of its Sense user interface. With Sense, you'll get various features including Friend Stream which is designed to consolidate various social networking updates into a single location.

With the combination of a qHD 3D display and dual 5 megapixel rear-facing cameras, you'll be able to capture and view 3D images and video—no glasses required. The phone supports video capture in HD quality up to 720p and playback up to 1080p in both 2D and 3D modes. You can also share HD content with a compatible TV using HDMI or DLNA.

The EVO 3D is available exclusively through Sprint for $199.99 after discounts and a contract. This price is right in line with other high-end smartphones which often range from $199 to $250. As with any other smartphone from a major carrier in the U.S., you'll need a compatible voice plan and data plan with this phone. You can also opt to add the Mobile Hotspot feature for an additional $30 per month.

Certainly the EVO 3D has all of the features to garner a lot of attention from users who desire a top-notch smartphone. Does the phone live up to expectations though? Find out in our hands-on review...

Specifications & Features
Processor and memory
1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor
4GB Internal memory
8GB microSD card included; supports up to 32GB

Operating System
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the latest version of HTC Sense
CDMA2000 1x/ EVDO rev. 0/ EVDO rev. A network and 4G WIMAX
Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0

4.3 inch Super LCD 540x960 QHD resolution 3D display
Size and weight
5.0 x 2.6 x 0.48 inches
6 ounces

Cameras and multimedia
1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
Dual 5 megapixel rear-facing cameras to capture 3D video and images
3.5mm stereo headset jack

Additional Features
3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas

1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Up to 6.0 hours of continuous talk time

In-Box Content
Standard Li-Ion Battery
AC USB Charger
Getting Started Guides
Information Booklet
Wireless Recycling Envelope

$199.99 after discounts and with a contract

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