Summary: The HTC Evo V 4G is essentially a repackaged Evo 3D, now available through Virgin Mobile. And while it's not the most cutting-edge device in terms of specs, it is a compelling bargain. For less than half the cost of what you'd pay per month on other carriers, you get an Android Ice Cream Sandwich phone with good performance and 4G speeds. The WiMax network isn't the fastest, but overall the Evo V 4G is a good value.
Pros: Plans start at just 35 per month, Glasses-free 3D screen and 3D camera are fun, Android Ice Cream Sandwich plus Sense software, 4G speeds on Sprint's WiMAX network,
Conclusion: The first WiMAX phone in the U.S. is a terrific platform for streaming media and Web browsing, and it gets your laptop online with Sprint's 4G network. Just keep an eye out for an outlet when you're only using 4G.
Pros: First WiMAX phone. Excellent Web browser with some Flash. Terrific 4.3-inch screen. Two cameras. Wi-Fi hotspot mode.
Cons: Not a great voice phone. 4G coverage is very limited. 4G-only battery life is unflattering.
HTC EVO 4G WiMAX Android smartphone for Sprint review
6 June 2010
Summary: The Sprint HTC EVO 4G is the first U.S. phone from a carrier to run on a fourth generation network. In this case, it's Sprint's WiMAX network. The EVO 4G is the carrier's current top-of-the-line device, and for good reason. It's stacked with hardware goodies that include a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and auto-focus, HDMI-out capability, 8GB of microSD storage, and a massive 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen ( INFO )...
Pros: Excellent HTC Sense user interface, beautiful 8 megapixel camera, HDMI-out, large display, option to run on 4G networks
Cons: Mediocre battery life, mid-range 3G speeds, hard to view display in daylight,a bit too bulky, mandatory $10 monthly data premium
Conclusion: The EVO is a true breakthrough, not only for its impressive concoction of next-generation features and functions, but it’s overall look-and-feel. Even in “just” a 3G coverage area, the HTC EVO is an impressive cellphone, and will become more impressive as its 4G-enabled capabilities such as video chatting become available. In a 4G zone, it’ll likely be unmatched by another carrier until the iPhone LTE hits stores in 2011 at the earliest.
Pros: 3G/4G connectivity, Built-in mobile hot spot, Bright, colorful, 4.3-inch screen, 8 MP camera with dual LED flash, Front-facing camera
Cons: Hot spot, 4G shorten battery life, No external dedicated camera activation/shutter button
Conclusion: The HTC EVO on Sprint easily earns a place at the top and competes very well with the HTC Incredible, HTC HD2, Nexus One and iPhone. Even with the $10 upcharge, Sprint's plans are a very good value, and their coverage is generally solid. The EVO is attractive, well made and the screen is to die for. Once you've seen the 4.3" display, it's hard to go back to something smaller.
Pros: Huge screen, very fast, Android 2.1 OS plus HTC Sense.
Cons: 4G signal ain't all that, 4G kills the battery.
Summary: The HTC Evo 4G is undoubtedly Sprint’s best smart phone to date, delivering nearly all the specs power users could possibly hope for in a well-crafted design. Though it may simply be too large for some, in many ways the Evo 4G is also the best Android phone yet, beating out the Droid Incredible because of its 720p video recording and 4G capability.
Pros: Large gorgeous 4.3-inch display, Blazing downloads in 4G areas, Fast 1-GHz processor, Very good 8-MP camera and 720p video camcorder outdoors, Two-way video calling capability,
Cons: 4G coverage not yet widespread, Relatively short battery life, Tough to type quickly without errors, Doesnt yet support Flash Player 10.1,