The HTC Evo 4G LTE Android smartphone retails for $149 with a two-year Sprint contract. That handset is one of the first LTE enabled devices on Sprint’s wireless network, and their 4G LTE system will be finished by mid summer. The device delivers 7 1/2 hours of talk time from a single charge of the 2,000 mA battery on board, and you can actually get better battery performance by switching off the LTE mode until Sprint’s network is up. The phone is slim and light compared to other 4G handsets, at only 0.35 inches (8.9 mm) thick, and 4.73 ounces (134 g). The display is one of the largest, and delivers one of the highest resolutions, of any 4G smartphone.
Using the display on the HTC Evo 4G LTE to watch videos and movies hands-free is made easy with the built-in kickstand, and that display runs a large 4.70 inches. Corning’s Gorilla Glass overlays the screen, offering scratch resistance and glare reduction, and the HTC Sense UI version 4.0 meshes with Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system effectively. Pixel density runs 312 pixels per inch, and displays are represented in more than 16 million colors. The overall screen resolution is 720 x 1,280 pixels, and the Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen has standard light and proximity sensors built in.
Powering the handset is a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon set of microchips which includes a speedy 1.5 GHz dual core Krait central processor, and an Adreno 225 GPU handles all the graphics duties. 1.0 GB of RAM memory is on board, and 16 GB of storage is built-in, with a microSD slot providing storage expansion capabilities.
The HTC Evo 4G LTE smartphone is one of the first on the Sprint wireless network to offer simultaneous HD video and image recording in stereo sound. That rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder also has a multishot mode, LED flash, face and smile detection, video stabilization and a host of other customization features. Providing video capture at 1,080P HD, it is joined in the camera combo by a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam.
In the multimedia package on board the Evo 4G LTE, a built-in music player joins Beats Audio and a proprietary YouTube video player. The handset offers Near Field Communications (NFC) support out-of-the-box, and when working in concert with ICS, wireless data share is possible with other NFC enabled devices. NFC also supports integration with Google Wallet to provide wireless payment processing options. You can buy the HTC Evo 4G LTE starting at $149.