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HTC EVO 4G LTE

HTC EVO 4G LTE NFC enabled for Sprint

HTC EVO 4G LTE, NFC enabled smartphone for Sprint network.

One more handset with NFC chip for Sprint, a very interesting device, also if you are not interrested in googles wallet app.
We can call it the CDMA version of the ONE X, specs are very similar. The phone is thin, light, beautiful, powerful and .. At least read about the good and the bad in this summary from several reviews;

Design

The front; a sensational 720p S-LCD2 4.7-inch display. Very bright and vivid colors. Nearly 180-degree viewing angles, accurate color reproduction, color temperature and contrast. The Evo’s 4G LTE display is fantastic, and in general it’s superior to the (Samsung) PenTile display.

The backside; The lower half uses black anodized aluminum. The top part of the panel is from glossy premium plastic with a red-ringed camera lens in the middle.

A striking red stripe Divides the two regions. It’s a spring-loaded kickstand. The kickstand functions properly and you can place the phone on its left or right side. (You can charge the phone while it’s propped up)
The build quality is very high-end. It looks and feels very good, out of the box .. Unfortunately, the plastic (polycarbonate) top part is quickly covered with fingerprints. A plastic part, probably because of the NFC antenna.
Gorgeous? I like it, but the audacious appearance may be a matter of hate or love.

The SIM-card and battery are embedded within the device and “cannot” be removed, in practice. It seems, to reach the SIM-card and battery, you have to tear the phone apart.
Battery life; Reviewers have different opinions about this. There was too little playing time 😉 .

Software

Reviewers noticed some hiccups. I seems Sense is to blame for it. Annoying but they’re fewer on the Evo 4G LTE than on prior reviewed Android phones.

Oh yea, NFC antenna. The Google Wallet app is on board. You can sign up for a Google Wallet account and use the bundled Google prepaid card. The Google Wallet app also shows special offers that you can redeem.

HD Voice technology, not available yet, hardware, software, and network components required to make it work.

Other standard software; The Dropbox app for storing files in the cloud and TuneIn Radio for streaming Internet radio stations.

Not much bloatware on the handset, you won’t find much to complain about.

Hardware

The Evo 4G LTE has the very fast 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm snapdragon S4 processor (not a quad-core processor like the European version) and 1GB of RAM. The performance is very fast and smooth.

Internal storage space 16 GB can be expanded with 32 GB built-in microSD slot to a maximum capacity up to 48GB.

A good 8 Mp camera with good camera software. Snap stills while shooting video clips!

4G LTE, but Sprint’s LTE network is not yet operational.
“Sprint 4G LTE is expected to launch in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio in mid-2012.” Source; Sprint.com

Pre-order open, in stores on May 18th

At Sprint website;
Shop Sprint Phones and Plans Now!

OR…
Free $50 Gift Card with HTC EVO 4G LTE Phone and a 2-Year Agreement with Sprint & Activation through Best Buy.

OR No contract;
Virgin Mobile – HTC EVO V 4G No-Contract Mobile Phone – Black.

Specifications;

Dimensions
5.31″ (L) x 2.72″ (W) x 0.35″ (T)
134.8 x 68.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight
4.73 ounces
134 gr.

Processor
1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Qualcomm MSM8960

Display
4.7-inch 1280×720 HD with IPS technology (In Plane Switching); Capacitive touch screen

Internal Memory
1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, microSDHC compatible

Camera
(Main): 8MP color CMOS with auto focus; (Front): 1.3MP color CMOS Front Camera; Back Side-Illuminated (BSI Sensor); HTC ImageChip

Network
LTE (Band 25) and CDMA 1xRTT EVDO Rel. 0, EVDO Rev. A

Keyboard/Form Factor
Virtual QWERTY

Operating System
Androidâ„¢ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Senseâ„¢

Battery
2000 mAh

GPS
GPS/AGPS

Connectivity
Bluetooth® 3.0+, 3.5mm Stereo audio jack, Micro USB connector with MHL, NFC, WiFi™: IEEE 802.11 A,B,G,N

Source; HTC.com

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