Excerpt: The HTC EVO Design 4G has been on the market since October 23, bringing a solid Android experience to Sprint customers at a fairly affordable price. The handset doesn’t feature a dual-core processor, an extra-large display, an 8 megapixel camera or some of the bells and whistles found on phones like...
HTC EVO Design 4G – a phone for die hard HTC fans, nothing special on the inside
20 December 2011
Conclusion: At $100 with a contract, the price shows that the Design 4G is mid-range, although I’m really not sure it’s worth it – there are better offers, especially now, and unless you really, really want a HTC designed phone on Sprint’s network, you’d be better off with something else.
Excerpt: As smartphones continue their march into the mainstream the challenge of choosing the right phone for you grows ever-more challenging. This challenge is compounded by the fact that so many of HTC’s phones seems to be a slight variation on the same theme over and over and over again.
Pros: Solidly built phone; Nice screen; Easy to hold and use; Compact design despite the 4″ screen
Cons: Speaker still wanting; Battery life on 4G will likely be terrible (I was not able to test)
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.
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.
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
Conclusion: The HTC EVO Design 4G lives up to the EVO name. It's a chic piece with a lovely design, good quality materials and a sharp, high resolution LCD. For $99 vs. more expensive EVO models, you'll forego a dual core CPU, but the 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU is no slouch and the phone moves along nicely and can...
Pros: Affordable, high quality materials, more pocket-friendly than bigger EVO models, GSM world roaming, qHD display.
Cons: Single core CPU won't excite specs fanatics, but hey, it's only $99 on contract.