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The HTC EVO 4G Cell Phone: The Best Android by Sprint

Updated on March 21, 2011

The powerful HTC EVO 4G Android cell phone by Sprint is a great alternative for cell phone users who don’t want to put up with iPhone restrictions or the many shortfalls of AT&T. Even if you live in an area that only offers 3G service, the HTC EVO 4G phone will easily connect to 3G data services and provide a wonderful experience. The EVO is one classy looking phone that is a quite a bit larger than the iPhone and the majority of other cell phones in its class. If you are searching for a new all-in-one smart phone that can accomplish a huge variety of tasks with lightening fast ease, then look no farther than the HTC EVO 4G cell phone.

Main Features

  • Extremely fast 4G Connection: Average download speeds are 3 to 6 Mbps. In areas still on 3G, expect download speeds of 600 kbps to 1.4 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi Compatible: Surf the web quickly and easily from any Wi-Fi hotspot while on the go.
  • Android 2.1 OS: Access to thousands of apps that are available for Android equipped phones.
  • Google Mobile Services: Automatic access to great services from Google such as Search, Talk, Maps, Gmail, YouTube and Calendar.
  • Social Networking: Comes with Friend Stream for integrating updates between Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.
  • Powerful 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor: Blazing fast file processing for a better experience with games, videos and work files.
  • Sprint Navigation GPS: One of the most accurate mobile GPS’s available.
  • Large Crystal Clear 4.3 inch Display: features pinch-to-zoom and tactile feedback technology.
  • 8 MP Autofocus and HD Video Camera: One of the sharpest cameras ever developed for a smart phone. Records video in 720p HD quality. Also has an HDMI port for outputting slides and videos in HD quality.
  • Memory Expansion: MicroSD slot for expanding memory up to 32 GB, The EVO comes with an 8 GB card.
  • Digital Music Player and FM Radio
  • Document Viewer: View documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF formats.

The HTC EVO 4G weighs in at 6 oz. and measures 4.8” x 2.6” x 0.5”. The supplied lithium battery provides up to 6 hours of talk time. This phone is compatible with Sprint’s ultra-fast 4G Network, as well as 3G.

Accessories Included: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, 8 GB MicroSD card, user manual.

Bundled Sprint Services

GPS with Sprint Navigation: The built-in Sprint navigation system is better than most dedicated GPS units on the market. This system flawlessly pinpoints your exact location negating the need to enter a starting point. Just punch in your destination and within seconds, provides an extremely accurate, up-to-date route in standard map or satellite view. There are also some fun apps that can be downloaded to enhance the GPS system such as “accelerometer” which tells you how far you’ve gone, how much elevation you’ve gained, and even how many calories you’ve burned.

Sprint TV: Watch high quality streaming videos from several popular channels such as ABC, The Weather Channel, Fox Sports, The NFL Nework, The Discovery Channel, CNN and more.

HTC EVO 4G Pros

  • Gorgeous, gigantic, super bright, crystal clear screen. Truly one of the best screens ever made for a smart phone.
  • Truly fast. Apps launch instantly and everything is zips along.
  • Powerful enough to run several apps simultaneously without slowing down.
  • Very modern and stylish interface.
  • Fantastic integration with Google (Maps, Gmail, Google Voice, etc.), Social Networks (Friend Stream is amazing), and GPS.
  • Call quality is excellent.
  • WiFi works very well.
  • Touch screen is VERY sensitive and fast.
  • Videos are unbelievably large and crisp - no other phone comes close yet!
  • Has a large assortment of options and customization features.
  • 8 Megapixel camera and HD video camcorder deliver surprisingly good quality for a cell phone.
  • Does eBooks very well with free downloadable ebook reader app.
  • Android app market is huge and growing fast. Downloads and installs are super simple and fast.
  • Everything about this thing is just fast!

HTC EVO 4G Cons

  • Battery Life. This makes sense as the gigantic screen by itself likes to eat up juice when in use. WiFi, Bluetooth and certain auto-updating apps can also drain the battery.
  • Default email client not super intuitive, plus polling intervals can not be set to anything shorter than 5 minutes. Email client can easily be replaced with other apps if you wish though.
  • The touch screen can be very sensitive and fast. Some folks might need to get used to how fast and sensitive it is.
  • Soft keyboard has some minor quirks, mostly in terms of intuitiveness.
  • For people with larger hands, the EVO is perfect. For someone with very small hands, this device could be more difficult to use. It is larger than most cell phones.

The Bottom Line

If you are on Sprint (or considering switching) and want the fastest and arguably best device out there at this time, the Evo is it. The HTC EVO 4G cell phone does everything the iPhone can do and then some. Two things that truly stand out are the email system and viewing Internet web pages on the EVO. Those two alone are well ahead of the iPhone. Packed full of powerful mobile communication and multimedia features, The HTC EVO 4G cell phone is tops in smart phones!

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