HTC EVO 3D, evolution review

HTC EVO 3D

The HTC EVO 3D was launched in the same month as the Optimus 3D. It has some minor pluses than the Optimus 3D but let’s see its main advantages and then talk about its specifications.

  • Quad-band GSM and dual/tri-band 3G support
  • 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 4.3″ 16M-color stereoscopic capacitive LCD touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960); Gorilla glass
  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0
  • 1.2 GHz dual Scorpion CPUs, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chipset
  • 1 GB of RAM and 1 GB of storage for apps
  • Dual 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, massively comfortable shutter key; face detection and geo-tagging
  • 720p video recording @ 30fps in both 2D and 3D mode
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • microSD slot up to 32GB (8GB card included)
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and auto-brightness sensor
  • Front facing camera with video calls
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • MHL TV-out (requires MHL-to-HDMI adapter)
  • Smart dialing, voice dialing
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • HTC Locations app
  • HTCSense.com integration
  • HTC Portable Hotspot
  • Ultra-fast boot times (if you don’t remove battery)
  • Office document editor

You can find the full specs here and good deals with the EVO 3D at www.mobilephonedeals.com.

The phone is a little smaller than the Optimus 3D but is a bit thicker. It has 126x65x12.1mm and has a weight of 170 grams. It fits well in the hand and it has a good grip. The touch sensitive controls are surrounded by circles; this gives a nice look to the phone.

The Gorilla Glass screen is protecting the 4.3 inches display which has a resolution of 540×960 pixels and with a pixel density of 256ppi( more than the Optimus 3D). The display type is LCD and is a 3D one like on the Optimus 3D. The viewing angles are good but in sun light the legibility is a little poor. But I think you won’t watch movies in sun light. The HTC Sense user interface is present on the display. Above the screen we find a proximity sensor in the right of the ear piece speaker and on its left we have a small LED which blinks when you have a missed call or SMS.

On the left side of the phone is only the microUSB slot and on its right side there are the volume keys and below them the camera shutter and button which switches between 2D and 3D mode.

The EVO 3D comes with Android v2.3 Gingerbread out of the box and it can be updated to v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. On the hardware part it has a Qualcomm MSM8660 chipset, 1GB of RAM memory and an internal storage of 1GB. On the chipset is has a dual core processor at 1.2 GHz and an Adreno 220 GPU. The internal storage can be expanded with a microSD card up to 32GB. As features which help you on the hardware part the phone have accelerometer, compass and gyro. All of them are helping you a lot in games and maps.

The connectivity is quite good I can say. It has a download speed up to 560 Kbps in 2G mode EDGE. The 3G speeds can reach up to 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA. Wi-Fi comes with DLNA and Hotspot support and it has b/g/n standards. Bluetooth is v3.0 with A2DP + EDR and the microUSB (MHL) is v2.0. Browsing experience is good thanks to this specs and the large display with multitouch.

The 3D photos can be made at only 2MP, lower than the Optimus 3D which makes them at 3MP. The camera has autofocus and a dual-LED flash. Both in 2D and 3G mode the video recording is made at 720p with 30 fps. A secondary camera is also available and it has 1.3MP. The pictures taken have a good quality and colors.

About the battery I can say that it is bigger than the on the Optimus 3D. It has 1730 mAh and it can keep the EVO 3D on up to two days of usage with calls, messaging, browsing, gaming and some emailing.

Overall the HTC EVO 3D is a great smartphone. If you are interested to buy it you can check good deals on www.mobilephonedeals.com. It has good battery life, it takes good photos, what can I say more? The phone speaks for itself.

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