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HTC Evo 4G LTE review

The HTC One X gets a makeover

Battery

The battery of the HTC Evo 4G LTE is not removable, and while it's not the best battery we've ever encountered (that award goes to the Droid Razr Maxx), it's certainly better than the HTC One X.

The reason is simple - it's bigger. While the HTC One X maxes out at 1800mAh, the HTC Evo 4G LTE (somehow) manages to cram in a 2000mAh battery. Coupled with the fact that there's really no LTE to speak of on Sprint, that means the battery stays alive as long as you'd hope.

HTC Evo 4G LTE

The HTC Evo 4G LTE has an advertised 12 hours talk time, 150 hours standby time. Surfing is equally impressive without the drain of LTE on the phone.

However, the screen is huge, and is the main power-suck on the battery. Any intense display usage, from a movie or an app will predictably kill your battery faster than you'd like.

That also means that Nyan Gareth would likely do some damage to the Evo 4G LTE, but that extra battery space might not make it quite as drastic. The Evo 4G LTE easily lasts a day under light to slightly-heavier-than-medium usage.

Connections

HTC Evo 4G LTE

The HTC Evo 4G LTE has the standard range of high-grade connections - from Bluetooth 4.0 to Wi-Fi 802.11n. It also comes packing NFC, which can take advantage of Google Wallet, which is kindly left alone on the phone by Sprint.

The Evo 4G LTE also has Google Beam (hidden under a few layers of settings), so you can beam some Google Maps or YouTube videos to your friends on other Ice Cream Sandwich-NFC enabled phones (like, say, the HTC One X).

The HTC Evo 4G LTE has the same power to connect to a TV with a dongle not included in the box, via the microUSB port on the phone's left edge.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandDual Band
Service ProviderSprint Nextel
Input MethodTouchscreen, QWERTY
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory512 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEVDO
SAR Value0.72 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation4G
Cellular Network SupportedCDMA 800, CDMA 1900, CDMA2000 1xEV
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time6 Hour
Product ModelEVO Shift 4G
Screen Size9.1 cm (3.6")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)166 g
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height117.1 mm
Width58.9 mm
Depth15 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time146 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameEVO Shift 4G Smartphone
Processor Speed800 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberBBM35TK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.europe.htc.com
Marketing Information

It fits comfortably in your pocket. But with so many reasons to keep it out, it might not get the chance.

Express delivery. With an 800 MHz processor on Sprint's 4G network, you've got more brainpower on top of bandwidth than you'll know what to do with.

Slide it out. Spell it out. With the built-in QWERTY keyboard, you can crank out texts, emails and updates in no time flat. And you can say it precisely like you (not "U") mean it.

Socially skilled. It's got HTC Sense running Android 2.2. So every text, tweet, email, update and call is grouped by person for easy follow-up. And with the Friend Stream app, everything happening on your social networks happens in one easy place.

WiFi + 8 devices, wherever. Imagine instant WiFi access delivering 4G speed to 8 data-hungry wireless devices. Launch the mobile hotspot, and it will be.