The HTC Evo 4G LTE Android smartphone launched on the Sprint wireless network on June 2, and was one of the first LTE capable devices in the US for that wireless service provider. However at that time, Sprint had not yet debuted a 4G LTE network for the device to run on. That is, until July 15, when Sprint rolled out their speedy 4G LTE system in the US, and the powerful Evo 4G LTE finally has a mobile superhighway to run on that is worthy of its powerful processor and feature package. Sprint recently lowered the retail price of the HTC Evo 4G LTE to $79 with a standard new two-year activation and data plan at select retailers.
Delivering Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 operating system out-of-the-box, the HTC Sense UI Android overlay meshes smoothly with ICS, and accepts multitouch, capacitive gestures to navigate the handset. The display on board is a 4.7 inch Super IPS LCD2 model that benefits from a built-in kickstand on the back of the handset which allows for hands-free viewing. Visuals are rendered in more than 16 million different colors and at a high-end pixel density of 312 pixels per inch. That gives the handset an overall screen resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels, also at the high end when compared to other smartphones. A layer of Corning Gorilla Glass offers scratch resistance and glare reduction to protect your HTC Evo 4G LTE device.
Talk time runs approximately 7.5 hours from a single charge, and continuing in the hardware package is a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon suite of chips that includes a dual core 1.5 GHz Krait central processor which is one of the most powerful found on any smartphone. It benefits by the presence of an Adreno 225 GPU which takes care of all graphics processing duties. 1.0 GB of RAM system memory and 16 GB of built-in storage are present, and microSD and microSDHC cards are supported up to 32 GB.
The Evo 4G LTE handset was one of the first smartphones in the United States to deliver the ability to capture snapshots while simultaneously recording high resolution video in stereo sound. Video is captured at 1,080P HD and 30 frames per second by the rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder, and a 1.3 megapixel chat cam faces the user. In the multimedia package on board the handset, a YouTube video player joins a built-in music player, Stereo FM radio with RDS and full range Beats Audio sound system. You can buy the HTC Evo 4G LTE starting at $79 at select retailers.