HTC Evo 4G

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.5 inches
Weight 0.38 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Carriers Sprint
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.1

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 4.8 inches
Width 2.6 inches
Thickness 0.5 inches
Weight 0.38 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black
Loudspeaker Yes

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Technology LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 217
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers Sprint
CDMA Yes
CDMA frequencies supported 1900, 800 / 850
WiMAX Yes
WiMAX frequencies supported 2500
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon
Model QSD8650
Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores 1

Memory

RAM size 512 MB

Storage

Internal size 1 GB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Front Camera

Resolution 1.3 megapixels
Video resolution VGA

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash Dual LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 720p

Software

Operating system Android
Skin Sense
Launch OS version 2.1

Interface

Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB, Micro HDMI

Sensors

Sensors Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Yes

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7.5

Average User Review

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  • Design 8
  • Display 8
  • Camera(s) 7
  • Reception / call quality 8
  • Performance 8
  • Software 8
  • Battery life 5
  • Ecosystem 8

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by monkeychef (Currently owns)

    Although the phone is now a bit dated, the Evo 4G is still going very strong. Not only is the proprietary software very quick and consistent, custom development for the phone is still going very strong. At the time, this phone was the best of the best. Currently, I think it still is one of the best. The design was a first of its kind, the performance and software was fantastic, and the screen was amazing (these features are still true today). One thing that it originally lacked was good battery life, but after numerous updates, there has been a lot of improvement.

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    • Battery life 6
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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by maxrobs (Previously owned)

    This phone was fast but without 4g in our area for two years the point of the Evo 4G was forgotten. Another problem was battery life. If your phone lasts 5-6 hours then consider yourself lucky, for the Evo's hardly lasts 3 hours on medium usage. This phone could have been one of the best phones ever, but it suffers from some issues,

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by DillonLarson (Currently owns)

    The EVO 4G was one of the best smartphones on the market when I bought mine. Since then, I've had a lot of time to experience it, and though it's hard to understand exactly how I feel, let me say this--the EVO is a mixed bag. I really like the design, but the software is seriously lacking. Android--in my opinion--is not a serious mobile operating system (at least based on my experience with the EVO). The performance is spotty and the battery life is dismal. The EVO is not terrible, but it's not great.

    Good Stuff
    - Nice design with red accents
    - Good back camera
    - Front camera included
    - Kickstand

    Bad Stuff
    - Android is not a competent OS
    - Performance is hit or miss
    - Battery life is terrible
    - A bit too large for me

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by DoctorComrade (Currently owns)

    First real smart phone since my Palm Pre and HTC Touch Pro. The camera was nice but the sensor, I think, wasn't the best. The battery life was OK, not great though. The software, as it is Android, has shortcomings especially when the Evo was out. Being an avid Android user I can point these out but I believe a lot of them to be fixed in 4.0, or at least hope. Other than that, I love this phone. I still have it and use it.

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by estark13 (Currently owns)

    Have had this phone for about a year now, and it is showing it's age (came out a year and a half ago since this review). For it's time (yes, a year and a half was that long ago as far as smartphones go), it was a pioneer in design and specs. The kickstand is surprisingly useful at times, and although I never used it, the hdmi out was a first. However, I do have a couple issues with it. First is the battery life, which is drained even faster when connected to 4G. Another annoying thing is that when you put the phone down on its backside, it sits on the camera lens that protrudes from the back, which ends up in a scratched lens. Also, the performance is pretty sluggish compared to phones coming out now. This phone will always hold a place in my heart as my first smartphone, but in the end, I am happy to move on to smaller and faster things.

    Pros:
    Camera is decent (dual LED flash is nice)
    Screen size is just right (IMO)
    Design is unique

    Cons:
    Sits on camera when laid down
    Poor battery life
    Slow performance compared to new models

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by brianse (Currently owns)

    I still have the OG Evo, and still use it from time to time. As a phone, it was an absolute game changer. It ushered in the big screen era, it was the first 4g phone, and it's the phone that everyone rushed to copy after it was released and people saw how great it was.

    The screen is not the best, it is big, it's bright, but it's mediocre quality at best. The camera is ok, but not great. It doesn't work well with the flash, and doesn't do low light at all. The battery life is far from great, and it has Sense loaded on it initially. In spite of all this the whole package is still a great phone. The call quality is fine, and the combination of everything that it brings to a table still seems to be more than the sum of the parts. It may not live up to the Galaxy S IIs of the world, but even today it's still a passable phone.

    I use mine to test out roms, and play with a lot of things I might not be sure I'm ready to do on my every day phone. I love the phone, and I'd gladly trade in my Nexus S 4g for one of these with today's specs.

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