Released on June 2nd on the Sprint 4G LTE network, the HTC Evo 4G LTE Android smartphone is one of the first LTE capable devices on the Sprint wireless network, following closely in the footsteps of the HTC One X. The handset contains many of the features found in that popular phone, but adds a handy foldout kickstand that allows for hands-free viewing on the Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen. The launch of the HTC Evo 4G LTE smartphone was delayed, as it was originally intended to hit in May, but the handset is finally here and delivers the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 operating system out-of-the-box, as well as Beats Audio, a powerful processor and large high-resolution screen. Near Field Communications (NFC) support makes applications like Google Wallet and Android Beam possible.
The HTC Evo 4G LTE is available starting at $129 at select online retailers.
The handset is skinny when compared to most other 4G smartphone offerings, and measures 5.31 x 2.71 x 0.35 inches (134.8 x 68.9 x 8.9 mm), relatively light at 4.73 ounces (134 g). In the typical candy bar smartphone form factor as a rectangular slab, ICS 4.0 meshes with the HTC Sense v4.0 UI overlay, and capacitive, multitouch gestures are supported to navigate the device. The 4.70 inch S–LCD2 screen delivers an extremely high pixel density, at 312 pixels per inch, giving the display an overall resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. Visuals are rendered in more than 16 million colors, and Corning Gorilla Glass offers scratch resistance.
A non-removable 2,000 mA battery is on board the HTC Evo 4G LTE, offering 7.50 hours of talk time from a single charge, and the hardware package also includes a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon suite of microchips. A dual core 1.5 GHz Krait central processor is the cornerstone of that chip set, and it benefits from a separate Adreno 225 GPU that focuses on all graphics processing. 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is on board as well as 16 GB of built-in storage. A microSD slot also supports microSDHC cards up to 32 GB.
Only the second smartphone to deliver simultaneous HD video and image capture, the HTC Evo 4G LTE comes equipped with an LED flash and f/2.0 lens for low light operation. The rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder provides video capture in 1,080P HD resolution, and a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam also provides video call support. In the multimedia package on board the Evo 4G LTE the above-mentioned full range Beats Audio system is on board, a proprietary YouTube video player has been pre-installed, the built-in music player supports all major file formats and a Stereo FM radio with RDS can display title and artist of current song playing, and local traffic information, advertiser’s phone numbers during commercials, whether updates, etc. The handset is currently offered at $129 on contract at select retailers. Buy the HTC Evo 4G LTE starting at $129.