HTC EVO Design 4G – a phone for die hard HTC fans, nothing special on the inside
20 December 2011
Excerpt: The HTC EVO name is practically an icon in the smartphone world, being the first name to have a super-sized handset that was actually very successful, and the first brand name to have a 4G phone released. Lately, there have been no new releases under the EVO brand, until now – HTC has announced the EVO Design 4G, but unfortunately, it is not a game-changing player, nor does it mark a new milestone for smartphones – it’s just your usual, run-off-the-mill handset specs...
Summary: Coming in at just $99.99, the Design joins Sprint's already healthy mid-range lineup. Given its remarkable screen, sleek looks, and amazing build quality, we have no trouble recommending it over its...
HTC EVO Design 4G
is a capable device, and a good choice for those who are more budget-conscious, since it's $100 less than some of the bleeding-edge devices currently available, and it comes with a qHD display and an 8GB microSD card. It doesn't have the fastest processor, the biggest display, or the highest resolution camera, but it can handle just about everything the average consumer will throw at it.
Pros: World Phone, so it's a better option for those who travel internationally., Relatively small, Solidly built, Good battery life, Capable camera
Cons: No Microsoft Office-compatible software included, Voice quality is OK, but not great, Some issues with camera flash
Summary: The $99 HTC EVO Design 4G takes some of the EVO 4G's best features and puts them in a smaller, sleeker package. This Android phone offers snappy performance, fast 4G speeds, and 720p video recording, plus world phone capability. Our only major complaint is the relatively short battery life, but this handset wasn't far off the Android average. Overall, the HTC EVO Design 4G is a very good choice for budget-conscious shoppers.
Pros: Sophisticated design, Strong performance, Fast 4G speeds, World roaming capability
Conclusion: The HTC EVO Design 4G isn’t a premium phone, but it sure acts and feels like one a lot of the time. The build is simply one of the best on the market, with a gorgeous display to compliment the clean lines. Performance is fluid, connectivity options are plentiful and battery life was solid. The camera could be better and callers weren’t thrilled with the microphone pickup, so there is some room for improvement. Still, as a “budget” 4G device a $99 EVO Design 4G is a...
Pros: Amazing design with a sturdy feel in the hand, High quality qHD Super LCD display, Fluid performance despite a single core CPU
Cons: Call quality was acceptable, but could be better, Camera performance was lacking