Excerpt: The EVO 3D from Sprint was the first smartphone in the U.S. with a glasses-free 3D screen -- and now, the same device has made its way to Virgin Mobile, now dubbed the HTC Evo V 4G. The novelty of 3D has worn off, but that's not why you'd want this phone, anyway.
Excerpt: The Apple iPhone jolted the collective cellphone world three years ago, bursting consumer expectations of what a cellphone could and should be able to do. While the HTC EVO 4G, available on Sprint isn’t quite the breakthrough the iPhone was, it does represent the future of cellphones.
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.
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...
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.