Summary: In conclusion we can say that the HTC Evo 3D (Sprint) should be considered by users who love smartphones offering great performance, plenty of features, apps and an attractive design on top of that.
Excerpt: The HTC EVO 3D and its chanting followers is something we rarely see in the smartphone industry, back when it launched it had a very quick rise to fame. I mean it had that huge 4.3″ screen that made all the other phones around look tiny, it had 4G and it was fast. I can see why everyone fell in love with the original EVO and why its still selling like hot cakes, it is a sweet phone. Will the new HTC EVO 3D live up to the same fame — can it be everything and more?
Summary: The HTC Evo 3D is the 4.3” monster with 3D camera and playback from HTC. If you’re a fan of everything 3D then you are absolutely going to love this phone! Everyone else is going to think the phone is just a bit too big and bulky to justify some 3D features you will use rarely, if at all. The styling is undeniably HTC, with a predominantly black body adding silver touches and a flash of red around the phone’s centerpiece dual cameras on the rear.
Pros: Stylish and solid design, 3D camera with dedicated camera button and 2D/3D toggle, Notification LED
Cons: Big, heavy and bulky, 3D games and effects can cause headaches, 2D camera is 5MP and 720p, average quality photos
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.
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.
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 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.