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.
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
Excerpt: There’s no question the EVO 3D is a lightning-fast workhorse. The latest entry into HTC’s flagship line of Android phones has a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon chip, and the rest of the specs are equally as impressive on paper as they are in practice. It makes crystal-clear phone calls, too. The phone is only available on Sprint, the last of the major carriers to offer an all-you-can eat data plan.
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.
Sprint's prodigal flagship device gets refreshed with an added dimension — but is it for the better?
15 June 2011
Summary: So let's ignore 3D for a second. The Evo 3D is fast, sleek, up to date, and packs a pretty great qHD display. The standard, two-dimensional camera is pretty good (if not a little grainy) and shoots video in 720p. HTC has made a worthy successor to the Evo 4G.
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...