Tuesday, June 26, 2012

[Review Roundup] The Verdict on the HTC Evo 4G LTE

The Evo 4G LTE is the Sprint version of HTC's flagship One X and the successor to the Evo 4G. This phone should be a beast, but does it live up to the hype, let's take a look at some review from around the industry and find out the verdict of the Evo 4G LTE. As usual you can click the each site's title to go read the full review, just be sure to come back for my verdict at the end.

First, the Specs.
  • 1.5 Ghz snapdragon S4 with 1GB of RAM
  • 4.7inch 720p display
  • 16 GB onboard storage, up to 32GB SD card
  • 8 MP rear camera (1080p video), 1.3 MP front camera
  • Android 4.0
  • Sprint 4G LTE
  • Kickstand
The EVO 4G in 2010 was a big deal for Sprint. Not only was it the first U.S. phone to offer WiMAX, but the device was also fast, beautiful and stood out as probably the best (at the time) Android smartphone on the market. But Sprint began to lose its way, resulting in a lull of truly flagship-worthy devices (save for the introduction of Apple’s iPhone). Now, Sprint is hoping it can recapture some of its acclaim by shining that big ole EVO signal to the sky, saying, “Help us, EVO. Please.” Read More

The Verge 
The HTC Evo 4G is perhaps Sprint's most important phone ever. When it was released in 2010, it was Sprint's best phone by a long shot, and one of only a few truly great Android devices. Two years later, Sprint's in dire need of another winner, and it's searching far and wide: the company paid dearly to carry the iPhone, and is also now selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Sprint's next flagship phone, though, might be another Evo. HTC recently released its One series of devices, the One X (available on AT&T) and the One S (for T-Mobile). Sprint gets the Evo 4G LTE, a variant of the One X with some Evo-style design and feature tweaks, but all the same specs that made us think the One X is among the best smartphones ever made. Read More

The Verdict

So, based on these reviews and many others from around the Internet, whats the Verdict on the Evo 4G LTE?

BUY! (with a catch)

The Evo 4G LTE is the best phone you can get on Sprint, but there is one problem it has, Sprint. Sprint is having a hard time with it's 3G network lately and it's 4G LTE network doesn't exist and will likely take a while to expand once it is available, but that being said this phone is a resounding buy for anyone on Sprint looking for a new phone, and with Amazon selling it for $150 on contract ($130 for new customers) you can't go wrong with this device.

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