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HTC Evo 4G LTE review

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HTC Evo 4G LTE

Google Maps will be your go to application for finding places on the HTC Evo 4G LTE, and comes with all the expected upgrades you've probably read about.

Directions are very readable on the large device and layers make it easier than ever to avoid traffic in your car, avoid hills on your bike, or save commonly used routes. It's a little slower than we'd like, especially when rendering the city in close-up, but it's still a small price to pay for an app this functional.

The other location app on the phone is Google Navigation, which is expressly meant to replace your car's GPS system. It's fast and works well, but replicates much of the same functionality of Google Maps, and we're not sure it adds too much besides a blown-up fullscreen view.

Apps

HTC Evo 4G LTE

The HTC Evo 4G LTE comes with loads of pre-installed apps that don't just clutter up the device.

In fact, it was a few days before we even needed to open the Google Play store to download something not on the phone (it was Spotify, for the record).

The Dropbox partnership means throwing the app on your phone will wield you another 23 gigs (for twenty-four months, anyway).

That makes it perfectly likely that your 16 to 32GBs of memory will be quite enough, since you can just throw anything else in the cloud.

To make your life even easier, you can sync Dropbox to auto-upload your photos and movies.

HTC Evo 4G LTE

Sprint has been insanely merciful, and instead of loading your device with bogus subscription-based apps, there is only Sprint Zone - a well-designed and helpful app that allows you to view your account information and pay your bills.

After spending so much time with AT&T devices absolutely busting at the seems with garbage bloatware, suffice it to say we were pleasantly surprised.

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.