Its official people, 4G is has arrived. Blessed with divine net speeds 4G aims to revolutionize our lives further and HTC has joined the bandwagon with its latest release, the HTC EVO 4G. Previously known as the HTC Supersonic, the phone is a totally new experience. This sure is one fully stacked phone.
The phone features a 4.3 inch screen, large enough for hassle free browsing. The resolution is at 480×800 which makes sure the picture quality is crisp. We were disappointed not to see an AMOLED screen on it but the TFT LCD does not fail to satisfy. The Evo runs on the latest iteration of Android, Android 2.1. This sure has spiced up the phone further. Android now features a search by picture functionality where you can click a picture of anything and run a search for it. For instance you could click a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge and the search would return all the available links about the bridge. There is also the feature of voice to message where you can just dictate your SMS to the phone. Keeping in touch has never been this simple. And before we forget there are hordes of developers who are just waiting to take advantage of the 4G’s speed and connectivity.
The phone is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. You can sense the power of this processor right from when you power up the phone. The browsing through menus is instantaneous and also the web browsing is pretty quick with the videos from Youtube flowing in seamlessly. The Evo also has the pinch to zoom functionality which makes browsing all the more fun. The phone has two cameras, one front facing 8 megapixel auto focus camera and the other a 1.3 megapixel camera for video calls. The 8 megapixel camera also has the capability of recording HD videos. Capturing videos and uploading them is now a very simple task requiring no time at all. The new 4G network ensures that.
The Evo is packed with a number of other features which make normal use even more fun. The phone comes with HTC Sense which packs all your social networking sites into one block and sends the updates in one channel. There is the ‘leap’ feature which allows you to jump between different home screens. HTC has also added the funky ‘polite ringer’ feature where the phone quiets down once it is picked during a call. There is also an HDMI out which enables you to watch your HD videos on your large screen TV.
On the whole this is an absolute stunner. The lack of an AMOLED has disappointed a bit but considering the other factors the phone is well stacked. The build quality is great and HTC has included the kickstand which is perfect in its position. As of now this phone is available through Sprint.