HTC Evo 4G LTE review

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Contacts are as svelte as ever on the HTC Evo 4G LTE.

You can connect your Facebook and Twitter, which will improve your information density immensely. But, if you do opt to link your Twitter contacts, you'll have plenty of bands or sports teams, or whatever it is you follow on Twitter, that will feed right into your contacts pane.

You might want to sweep through your Contacts to delete all the excess accounts.

Contacts can be accessed from both the phone icon, and the People icon, which bring you to two different panes of the same application.

As per usual, there is also a Groups pane, which allows you to group people together. The HTC Evo 4G LTE gives you plenty of tabs to get started, ranging from Co-workers to Family to VIP - each of which boast their own little icon. It all feels more valuable and polished than it has in the past - it's not a stretch to imagine snapping a picture of the In N Out drive-thru sign, making a group called Restaurants and filling it with Pizza joints and local restaurants.



The large dialer pane allows for T9 predictive text, meaning hitting 6 once will bring up "Mom" and hitting a "5-2" might suggest Kasey and Kaleb.

If you'd rather just scroll through the contacts list, a hide keyboard button lies on the bottom left of the keyboard pane, while a voice dictation button lies on the bottom right (which we suggest using at your own risk, since these things tend to be a little less than accurate).

Call quality is another beast altogether though. Sprint's isn't known for being the best carrier in the US for call quality, and if you're not absolutely committed to the Big Yellow for your network of choice, you might want to double-check that call quality works as expected in your locale.


For our part, we tested Sprint in San Francisco - where it ran pretty much flawlessly, and in New Orleans - where we dropped a few calls.

It's important to remember that a carrier's call quality is the most important mileage-may-vary criteria in searching for a new phone - so make sure your future carrier works for you!

HD Voice

HD Voice won't be on the HTC Evo 4G LTE until late 2012, but the phone already delivers big with Qualcomm's dual-microphone noise cancellation system which delivers slightly clearer audio than comparable headsets.

It's no replacement for true HD Voice and it's just another promise the HTC Evo 4G LTE has yet to live up to, but we're hardly complaining about an awesome feature that just hasn't happened yet.

If it turns out to work out according to plan, it'll give HTC Evo 4G LTE users tons to look forward to as their phones get better and better throughout their two year contract.

Online Editor

Nic is a former Online Editor at TechRadar in San Francisco. He started as a games journalist before becoming an editor at Mac|Life magazine. He holds a degree in English Literature and English Writing from Whitworth University.