HTC EVO 3D Specifications - 3D without Glasses
Viewing things in 3D has always been very interesting, especially in the past few years. Seeing the chances created by 3D technology, HTC tries to respond to the challenge of enabling three-dimensional images without the typical 3D glasses. HTC EVO 3D is the company’s ultimate answer to the challenge, at least for now. But wait a second, is it really worth replacing the phone you’re currently using with this new offer from HTC? Well, you’ll find out in next to no time.
As expected, one of the most remarkable features of this phone is the 3D-capable camera. It is this camera that enables users to capture and record moments and convert them into 3D images and videos. Of course, as mentioned earlier, the good thing is that these 3D images and videos can be viewed in 3D mode even without any glasses.
In addition to that, users can also switch to the typical 2D camera. While the 2D camera has a 5MP maximum resolution, the 3D counterpart features a 2MP maximum resolution. However, they are both capable of recording 720p HD videos with stereo sound as well. For the best quality images and videos, both the cameras are accompanied by a dual LED flash and the auto focus function.
What makes the phone even more attractive is that users can easily share the images and videos on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Additionally, they can also stream those images and videos right onto their TV set.
Unfortunately, the placement of the camera is not necessarily ideal. As a matter of fact, the users are very likely to leave their fingerprints on the camera while trying to take the device out of their pocket.
In addition to the 2 rear cameras, the device also has another camera on its front part. It is a fixed focus color camera that features a 1.3MP maximum resolution.
CPU, GPU and RAM
The phone is powered by a dual core processor running at 1.2GHz clock speed. It is the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. Accompanying the CPU, there is an Adreno 220 GPU to ensure high resolution graphics. A total RAM capacity of one Gigabyte also helps make sure that the device will not need to enter low memory mode. With such a combination, playing even highly demanding games should not be troublesome at all.
The device features a pixel-packed qHD Super LCD display. All the images and videos that the users have captured can be viewed on this 4.3” display. The display has a maximum resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9 (widescreen).
However, there is a drawback to the display in that it is not clearly visible under direct sunlight.
Connection doesn’t seem to be a problem with the HTC EVO 3D. In fact, it comes featuring lots, if not all, of connectivity modules known to date. With this device, users can expect Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A, WiMAX, GPS/AGPS and even an FM radio function.
Well, however, there is a drawback to the WiMAX connectivity module. Since it uses 2.5GHz radio waves and is more sensitive to interferences and obstacles than other radio waves, it’s best to use the device outdoors.
In addition to those connectivity modules mentioned earlier, the HTC EVO 3D also comes equipped with a complete set of sensors. Not only will these sensors make users’ tasks easier but they will also help them enjoy the entertainment the phone can offer even more.
These sensors consist of the light sensor, to start with. Then, there is the proximity sensor that will detect if an object exists nearby even if there is no physical contact at all. Accelerometer also exists to rotate the display automatically when users change the physical orientation of the phone. The built-in magnetometer will help inform the built-in GPS function about a user’s current location. This sensor is often used for a wide range of location-based services as well. Last but not least, another sensor available is the gyroscope which enables 6-axis motion sensing. With the gyroscope, the device is able to detect pitch, yaw and roll. Combined with the accelerometer, this sensor will give users an unforgettable experience, especially in playing games.
The Software Part
Speaking of the software part, the HTC EVO 3D uses what the HTC Sensation also uses, the Android 2.3.3 Operating System (OS). Yet, on top of it, this new 3D phone also takes advantage of the HTC Sense User Interface (UI).
With the HTC Sense UI, users will have an active lock screen that needs minimal number of strokes or key presses to get the users into information and tasks. Also, thanks to this UI, users will be greeted with a home screen containing a rich set of contents along with available updates for each of them. Faster browsing is the next thing users can expect from this UI. Then, last but not least, there is the HTC Watch which enables users to watch Hollywood, and possibly other, movies whenever and wherever they feel like doing so.
Of course, social networking is the next big thing that the device shouldn’t miss at all. Fortunately, it doesn’t. A new feature called the Friend Stream will help users stay connected with their circle of friends and relatives. Users can even update their status simultaneously on more than one social networking site available out there such as Twitter and Facebook.
The People widget shows users how easy it can be to call someone or send him a message. All it takes is just a single tap of the fingertips. Users can also create groups in their People widget.
The 3D capability of the phone is pretty amazing. The phone also comes with a complete set of features that a smart phone has to have these days. However, the HTC EVO 3D is not a phone without flaws. Yet, if you think you can tolerate the flaws, the device is a good buying alternative. There are likely no phones out there that have no flaws after all.