Debuting less than a month ago on the Sprint wireless network, the HTC Evo 4G LTE Android handset is one of the few Sprint smartphones with LTE capability. The handset recently benefited from a retail price reduction to $129 on contract at select retailers, and delivers the Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 operating system out-of-the-box. The Evo 4G LTE also provides Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, which teams up with the Google Wallet app that is supported by the latest ICS upgrade, to provide wireless payment processing at NFC capable retail outlets. The Android Beam data share application also allows the Evo 4G LTE user to wirelessly transfer data, applications and other content to other Android Beam handsets with a simple tap.
4G handsets have recently been trending toward larger sizes lately, and the 4.70 inch Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen is one of the largest found on any 4G smartphone. A handy red, foldout kickstand is integrated into the back of the HTC Evo 4G LTE handset to allow hands-free viewing of movies and videos, and the HTC Watch feature allows you to watch videos and movies without waiting for a time intensive download. The integrated full range Beats Audio system is on board, and the display is rendered in a high resolution 312 pixels per inch and 16 million colors. Overall display resolution is 720 x 1,280 pixels, and a scratch resistant layer of treatment protects the screen.
The HTC Sense version 4.0 user interface meshes with ICS and supports multitouch, capacitive gestures to navigate the handset. The HTC Evo 4G LTE smartphone is also one of the first to deliver 1,080P HD video recording in stereo sound while simultaneously allowing for still image capture. The 8.0 megapixel camcorder also allows you to take a snapshot nearly instantly, in only 0.7 seconds. That rear mounted snapper also provides face and smile detection, auto balance, digital zoom and Geo tagging. A 1.3 megapixel chat cam is located up front.
A Stereo FM radio with RDS, proprietary YouTube video player and built-in music player is present in the multimedia package, as well as the above-mentioned Beats Audio system. Powering the handset is a Qualcomm MSM8960 microchip package that has at its core a dual core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, and a separate Adreno 225 GPU handles all the graphics processing. 16 GB of storage come built-in, and 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is present. You can buy the HTC Evo 4G LTE starting at $129.