The HTC Evo 4G arrived as the first phone to access the Sprint WiMAX wireless network. The Evo 4-G was also the first mobile handset to offer 3G/4G connectivity, and delivers simultaneous voice and data access. Not all smart phones allow you access to applications, the web and data while you are in the middle of a voice call. The HTC 4G Evo is one of those phones. The Sprint 4G network, according to Sprint, is up to 10 times faster than their 3G wireless platform.
The display on the Evo Android smartphone offers 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and arrives in a 4.3 inch form. The touchscreen is capacitive, and has an anti-scratch layer of Corning Gorilla Glass protecting it. A proximity sensor and a light sensor also enhance this display, and it supports multitouch gestures. When viewing videos and movies, an onboard kickstand allows for hands-free use of the device.
The Google Android OS 2.2 Froyo operating system is on board, but recent over the air upgrades allow for Gingerbread integration. The processor on board is a single core Snapdragon 1.0 GHz chip with 512 MB of RAM memory and 1.0 MB of ROM memory supporting it. Google OS ownership means that the HTC Evo 4G supports the Adobe Flash media player for viewing of Flash pages, videos and movies.
Like most 4G Android smartphones, the HTC Evo 4G offers a dual and rear camera. The rear facing camera is an eight megapixel camcorder, with dual LED flash, digital zoom and auto focus features. Video recording at 1280 x 720 pixels (720p HD) is offered, as well as still shot capability. The front facing 1.3 mp camcorder provides video chat support, as well as video call options.
Browsing the web is handled by an HTML web browser, and Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Google apps are preloaded. A microUSB port is on board, microSD slot is available for storage upgradability to 32 GB, and Bluetooth stereo and Wi-Fi wireless internet connectivity are also offered. Video out is possible via the HDMI out port, for porting all your video and movie downloads to your big screen HDTV.
Being a first-generation 4G handset, the HTC Evo 4G recently saw a drop in retail price to $19 for a two-year activation. Sprint has been very aggressive lately with retail pricing, and the HTC Evo 4G is the most recent 4G Sprint handset to benefit from that move. Learn more about Evo’s technical specs and features in this HTC Evo 4G Review.