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...
Summary: The HTC Evo 3D offers a fast processor and powerful Android software, but this smart phone is heavy and its battery life is terrible. If you're mad for glasses-free 3D, it's worth a look, but this feature feels rather like a gimmick.
Cons: Bulky and heavy; poor battery life; 3D effect can't be switched off.
Excerpt: The great joy of binocular vision is the ability to perceive distance and depth with the holy grail for entertainment for some time now being the ability to fully take advantage of this. This has caused 3D to work its way from cardboard giveaway glasses to the cutting edge of technology whether that be movies, photography or gaming.
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
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.
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.
Excerpt: The HTC Evo 3D touch screen phone has an up-to-date dual-core processor and runs the Android 2.3 operating system, which will help you move quickly through your tasks. It also connects to the 4G network. You'll speed through more data, but you'll also speed through your battery faster. The HTC Evo 3D offers a little lower than average battery life, but it'll still give you enough juice to do plenty of things.