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.
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: Overall, the HTC Evo 3D is a bit of a disappointment. It's a perfectly good smartphone – it's seriously fast, packed with features and have a great screen, but we can't help but feel that the 3D tech is still nothing more than a gimmick. It's well worth a look if you don't mind the size, but otherwise we'd be more tempted by the slimline Samsung Galaxy S2 or Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.
Excerpt: Unveiled at CTIA 2011, the HTC EVO 3D, as the name suggests, is HTC's venture into smartphones with 3D displays. Not requiring any kind of eyewear, the HTC EVO 3D captures 3D on its 4.3 inch screen fairly well, though it does have a limited viewing...
Summary: The HTC Evo 3D runs on Android Android 2.3 and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. It has a 4.3-inch, 540 x 960 pixel display. The HTC Evo 3D also comes with a 5.0-megapixel camera that is able to record videos at 1080p. It comes with 4GB of built-in storage, and is able to support microSD cards of up to 32GB.
Pros: + Impressive 4.3-inch glasses-free 3D qHD display, + Fast and responsive, + Dual 5-megapixel cameras
Cons: - 3D display may cause dizziness, - Not easy to capture 3D media, - Cannot view .mpo file in the computer, - Transceiver unit, - Battery, - Charger, - Micro-USB cable, - Headset
HTC EVO 3D Is Beast of a Phone, But Camera’s a Novelty
13 July 2011
Excerpt: To get videos onto TVs or other devices, you can use a USB cable or an MHL cable (which is not included). Unlike the original HTC EVO 4G , there’s no HDMI output. Also gone is the kickstand, meaning you’ll have to get creative when propping up the device for viewing.
Summary: The HTC EVO 3D is the successor to last year's wildly popular EVO 4G for Sprint. The EVO 4G broke new ground by being the first 4G (WiMAX) handset, as well as the first Android smartphone with a 4.3-inch screen to hit the market in the U.S. As a result, the EVO 4G was one of the most popular phones of 2010, and solidified Sprint's trust in Android (nowadays, 75 percent of smartphones sold by the carrier run Android).
Pros: Fast processor, lots of RAM, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, high-resolution display
Cons: Poor battery life, slow 3G data, overbearing UI, poor camera performance, poor display viewing angle and 3D performance
Conclusion: The HTC EVO 3D is a worthy successor to the extremely popular HTC EVO 4G. Even if you don’t care about 3D, it’s a got a top of the line dual core CPU, a qHD resolution 4.3” display, a very good camera for 2D photos and video as well as 3D recording and slightly improved battery life over the EVO 4G. 3D is certainly fun, though I’m not sure it’s good enough to sell us on the phone (our eyes also need 10 minutes of recovery time after indulging in 3D viewing).
Pros: Dual core CPU, large qHD display, 4G, great design and build.
Cons: Battery life so-so with 4G turned on, 3D hurt our brains after extended viewing.
Summary: It's a bit of a stretch to call the EVO 3D a breakthrough, especially since there's not a lot of premium 3D content yet. The ecosystem will need to catch up to the hardware, just as in the TV world. However, the 3D camera is a fun converstation starter on this handset, and Sprint has improved upon its flagship phone in practically every other way.
Pros: Zippy dual-core Snapdragon processor, Bright and sharp qHD screen, Time-saving lock screen shortcuts, Glasses-free 3D display and 3D camera add some fun, Fast 4G downloads
Cons: HTC Watch movie service needs work, Difficult to scroll on apps screen, HDMI output doesn't offer mirroring or streaming of premium content, Had to manually reconnect to 4G at times
Excerpt: The HTC Evo 3D , according to the best info we could find, promises to live up to it's hype. First, as for the "3D" element, the Evo 3D will include a 3D YouTube client and a 3D Blockbuster app. The phone is reported to have a 4.3 inch display, and will be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Add a dual, 5MP camera which can generate 3D photos and offers HD record capability, an HDMI port and Android's 2.3 OS, and you have a phone fighting for Top Gun.