Summary: At a street price of Rs. 35,990, it’s a bit cheaper than the Optimus 3D and even though HTC’s 3D implementation is a tad better, it’s a hollow victory, overall. The whole idea of a flagship phone is that it’s supposed to define the absolute best a company has to offer. Naturally, one would expect all the features present with the competition and perhaps even more in order to justify the high price.
Summary: HTC's Evo 4G legacy is something of a rarity in the smartphone industry. Sprint used it as a gateway drug for its WiMAX service — "4G" back when that nomenclature meant something (and was used to great effect in a huge marketing campaign ). A behemoth with a 4.3-inch display specs that still stand up to modern releases, it's even managed to best its younger competition with up-to-date Android software (version 2.3.3 as of last of week).
Pros: Sturdy design, Fast hardware, 3D optional (but does work!)
Cons: Small viewing angles for 3D, Some nasty software glitches, Symptoms of 3D can include dizziness, eye strain, nausea...
Excerpt: The HTC Evo 3D separates itself from the rest of the smartphone pack by including two 5MP rear cameras to produce stereoscopic 3D images and videos. Like the high-end LED TVs we’ve seen lately, the 3D rendering is either regarded as a gimmick or the next big thing in entertainment. Check out our full review of the HTC Evo 3D after the jump.
Excerpt: The HTC Evo 3D multimedia cell phone is also a 3D camera. You don't need 3D glasses with this phone. Dual cameras in the back take photos with a greater depth of field because of the two lenses. This multimedia cell phone has a large qHD LCD screen and access to 3G internet, which will allow you to surf the net at high speeds.
Summary: At Rs. 36000, the HTC Evo 3D will only appeal to those who really want a 3D display in their phone. We were impressed with the overall performance of the device, however, it has an excellent 2D display that outshines its 3D counterpart. The LG Optimus 3D rates higher if stereoscopic image quality was the only measure.
Pros: Good build quality, Dedicated key to switch between 2D and 3D modes, Higher-res display good for reading text and browsing, Sense UI feels snappy with more RAM available, Good battery life
Cons: Disappointing call quality, Touch keys are over-sensitive, Display lacks the punch with black levels, Dual cameras are too far apart for good 3D close-ups
Conclusion: The 3D imaging capabilities of the Evo 3D aren’t integrated as well as they should be for this to be a killer 3D phone. You can’t properly view 3D pictures you’ve taken and there’s no sign of the promised 3D movies to download yet from HTC Watch. If you really, really want a 3D phone, we’d suggest having a look at the LG Optimus 3D first.
Conclusion: The EVO 3D is using Android 2.3.4 which is running on the HTC Sense 3.0 UI, looking very beautiful on the 540 x 960 4.3”screen with 256 dpi. This is why everything, from 2D to 3D images and videos, on the EVO 3D looks so damn impressive on the screen when compared to the Optimus 3D. Another advantage is that the EVO 3D has 550 nit brightness in 2D mode and an impressive 230 nit in 3D, compared to the Optimus 3D’s 500nit in 2D and 175 nit in 3D.
Conclusion: The HTC Evo 3D was launched in the U.S. via Sprint for $199.99. Later the phone was offered via different retailers, too. So at the end of summer, RadioShack exclusively offered the white version of the Evo 3D at the same price tag Sprint required for the device. A couple of days passed and Best Buy started selling the purple version of it.