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.
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
Conclusion: This device isn't going to be the next step for you if you're looking to upgrade from the previous EVO or especially the EVO 3D since its processor takes the EVO Design to the cleaners, but without comparing to the rest of its close family, this device isn'y half bad. Like the rest of the HTC line, this device is extremely high quality and made not only to last but to function perfectly well through at least the 2-year contract period you'll have to sign up for.