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Old April 4th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Reviews and Announcements for the HTC Evo 4G LTE

Unveiling:
HTC Evo 4G LTE Promo Video [LIVE UNVEILING] - YouTube

Official HTC EVO LTE commercial:
Introducing...HTC EVO 4G LTE - YouTube

Video reviews/spec breakdowns:

HTC EVO 4G LTE Hands-On - BWOne.com - YouTube

HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone.hand on and first look - YouTube

HTC EVO 4G LTE Hands On - YouTube

Hands on with the HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint - YouTube

HTC EVO 4G LTE (Sprint) - YouTube

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Let's put 'em here, I'll lead off with this from Phandroid -

HTC EVO 4G LTE Presales Begin May 7th; Sign-up to be Reminded

HTC EVO 4G LTE Officially Announced For Sprint; Available Q2 for $200 [Unveiling Video]

And the specs -

HTC EVO 4G LTE specs

And, HTC's web page -

HTC EVO 4G LTE (Sprint)

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Fun note, there is a 3D EVO LTE in there, also one without the red on the kickstand at 1:30, which I really like. Might have some sanding to do...
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Fun note, there is a 3D EVO LTE in there, also one without the red on the kickstand at 1:30, which I really like. Might have some sanding to do...
Nice vid, the silver one for sure. The red stripe looks like crap.
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I like that silver kickstand trim for sure. I was wondering why they did not just match the silver or metal trim bazel around the phone with the kickstand.
 
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here is a an impressive review, from one of our very own.
Sounds like quite the show.. and one hell of a phone. I cannot wait for the EVO 4G LTE!!

The Sprint HTC EVO 4G Event - Observations and mini review - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
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Here is the full announcement event for those that can't get enough

HTC EVO 4G LTE launch event - YouTube

The screen capture above makes it look like some Mystery Science Theatre 3000 episode
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Not sure where to post this, Mod's, so please feel free to move it if necessary.
However, I thought it was a good discussion about the OneX and EVO 4G LTE by the android central guys. Its got some comparisons to the Nexus, too.

Android Central 92: HTC One X and One S, Sense 4, the Sprint EVO 4G LTE, and Instragram on Android - YouTube
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The screen capture above makes it look like some Mystery Science Theatre 3000 episode
holy crap... all i have to say is i skipped straight to the HD Voice section and DAMN! if that is what i can expect... realistically... well fuuuu, i just pissed my pants!

i may NEVER have to say "Wait, what? i couldn't hear you" ever again
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holy crap... all i have to say is i skipped straight to the HD Voice section and DAMN! if that is what i can expect... realistically... well fuuuu, i just pissed my pants!

i may NEVER have to say "Wait, what? i couldn't hear you" ever again

it only works with another HDVoice enabled device... so.. only LTevo has that feature! only Sprint has it, for now...

I wounder.. if it also requires fast Data speeds too!
i remember reading that it does!! need 4G or wifi..
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i remember reading that it does!! need 4G or wifi..
As in, the call will have to be made over wifi (or 4G) to be HD? Interesting.
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Came across some nice side by side display comparison pictures of recent Displays including the One-X






Source phonearena.com

I'm running on the assumption that we are getting the exact same display panel as the One-X (although there could always be variations and different suppliers).

I've thought from the beginning the One-X SLCD2 panel they have has had a slight warm color temperature tint to it. This shows that pretty well. However, I don't think it is too warm. Though it remains to be seen in hand.

It looks somewhere in the spectrum of natural to me. Better than washed out cold white, and much better than blue white tint with 'screen door effect'. Natural colors tend to be better on the eyes than blown out exaggerated colors in my opinion.

Can't wait to see it in person
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Here is comparison between the Nokia 900 AMOLED screen. HTC EVO 4G LTE does look warmer but still a nice screen.

Nokia Lumia 900 vs HTC EVO 4G LTE. - YouTube
 
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I was confused. At some points the HTC looked nearly white while the Nokia looked blue. Then the HTC looked yellow while the Nokia looked mostly white. Then around 2:42 they are both on axis to the camera, and the HTC looked better to me.

Maybe the illuminated displays and that eerie bright table threw the sensor off in the camera that he used to make the video?
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I was confused. At some points the HTC looked nearly white while the Nokia looked blue. Then the HTC looked yellow while the Nokia looked mostly white. Then around 2:42 they are both on axis to the camera, and the HTC looked better to me.

Maybe the illuminated displays and that eerie bright table threw the sensor off in the camera that he used to make the video?
If you look at the background, which appears to be a white table illuminated by tungsten lighting, the video camera appears to show it as white at the beginning, which means the video cam is white balancing on the table, but toward the middle, the table starts appearing a lot warmer in color temp, which means that the camera decided to choose something else as the basis for white balance. That will definitely cause the changes in tint in the phones' display as seen by the video camera.
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OK, many thanks! I thought that table was illuminated but then I started to question it.

And tungsten lighting certainly explains it.
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I'm thinking our display will be just fine. I had the exact same feelings throughout the video Early but further throughout I realized that El Tevo looked much more natural as opposed to the Lumia with the blue tint that I hate so much. Pertaining to the side by side posted by Pyro, I feel comfortable saying that the One X screen definitely looks the best there. It's best competition is the iPhone 4 which has a screen much smaller so it's beautiful to see that we win on both fronts along with size and resolution.
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Source phonearena.com

I'm running on the assumption that we are getting the exact same display panel as the One-X (although there could always be variations and different suppliers).

I've thought from the beginning the One-X SLCD2 panel they have has had a slight warm color temperature tint to it. This shows that pretty well. However, I don't think it is too warm. Though it remains to be seen in hand.

It looks somewhere in the spectrum of natural to me. Better than washed out cold white, and much better than blue white tint with 'screen door effect'. Natural colors tend to be better on the eyes than blown out exaggerated colors in my opinion.

Can't wait to see it in person
Up close sub pixel arrangement for the Galaxy S III vs. HTC One X.


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Wirefly posted a short preview.

HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint Sneak Peek - YouTube
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It looks like the first review is up: HTC Evo 4G LTE Overview & User Reviews - Smartphones - CNET Reviews
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That was an utterly useless review.

Edit: Thanks for posting it though.
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Good article, but CNET never mentions the machined aluminum dedicated camera button when they started in on the external particulars of LTEVO. Shame on you CNET, shame on you.
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I stumbled across this article and really liked it because it is not from one of the "big names" out there. You can tell that this feels like more of an Average Joe. Gives a little better variety of everyday point and shoot pictures and a motion video (surprisingly good image stabilization for a phone and it is not a complete blur).

http://androidcommunity.com/new-orleans-tour-through-the-lens-of-the-htc-evo-4g-lte-20120509
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Engadget just posted their review of the LTEvo, based on their test drive with the device in New Orleans. You can read it here:

HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint review -- Engadget

Overall they really liked it, but I have a few quibbles with the review. One, they make a big stink about the phone not being a world phone (i.e., no GSM radios). Seriously? Having dual radios is a feature, not a requirement. It's a CDMA phone, you accept that it won't run on a GSM network unless it's a phone like the Moto Photon, which was specifically advertised as a world phone. Good lord. I wonder if they complained as heavily about the CDMA iPhone not being a world phone?

Two, for some reason they're annoyed that the LTE SIM is integrated into the phone and not user accessible. Is this really a big deal? Last I knew, the various carriers in the US do not operate compatible LTE networks. Will people be able to buy a Verizon phone and slap a Sprint LTE SIM in it (or vise versa)? I'm guessing not, so who cares if the user can't get to the SIM? That's like complaining that the radios are non-user accessible. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this, and this really is a big deal for some reason, I'd like to know).
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Engadget just posted their review of the LTEvo, based on their test drive with the device in New Orleans. You can read it here:

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Overall they really liked it, but I have a few quibbles with the review. One, they make a big stink about the phone not being a world phone (i.e., no GSM radios). Seriously? Having dual radios is a feature, not a requirement. It's a CDMA phone, you accept that it won't run on a GSM network unless it's a phone like the Moto Photon, which was specifically advertised as a world phone. Good lord. I wonder if they complained as heavily about the CDMA iPhone not being a world phone?

Two, for some reason they're annoyed that the LTE SIM is integrated into the phone and not user accessible. Is this really a big deal? Last I knew, the various carriers in the US do not operate compatible LTE networks. Will people be able to buy a Verizon phone and slap a Sprint LTE SIM in it (or vise versa)? I'm guessing not, so who cares if the user can't get to the SIM? That's like complaining that the radios are non-user accessible. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this, and this really is a big deal for some reason, I'd like to know).

I wondered the same thing. Is there any phone outside of world phones that you can access a SIM on CDMA networks? The reviewer basically said the phone currently is the best Android phone on the market outside of the One X...but someone turned that into a bad thing. The review actually made me want the phone. I love Sprint and my EVDO network. When they turn on LTE it will just be icing on the cake.
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Engadget just posted their review of the LTEvo, based on their test drive with the device in New Orleans. You can read it here:

HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint review -- Engadget

Overall they really liked it, but I have a few quibbles with the review. One, they make a big stink about the phone not being a world phone (i.e., no GSM radios). Seriously? Having dual radios is a feature, not a requirement. It's a CDMA phone, you accept that it won't run on a GSM network unless it's a phone like the Moto Photon, which was specifically advertised as a world phone. Good lord. I wonder if they complained as heavily about the CDMA iPhone not being a world phone?

Two, for some reason they're annoyed that the LTE SIM is integrated into the phone and not user accessible. Is this really a big deal? Last I knew, the various carriers in the US do not operate compatible LTE networks. Will people be able to buy a Verizon phone and slap a Sprint LTE SIM in it (or vise versa)? I'm guessing not, so who cares if the user can't get to the SIM? That's like complaining that the radios are non-user accessible. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this, and this really is a big deal for some reason, I'd like to know).
I believe the SIM card complaint is because Verizon's LTE phones allow you to access the SIM card (generally).

Also, the iPhone 4S is a world phone in all versions. Not sure about the iPhone 4.

That being said, their biggest criticism is that Sprint hasn't flipped on LTE yet. But even the 3G performance seems to be improved.
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I believe the SIM card complaint is because Verizon's LTE phones allow you to access the SIM card (generally).

Also, the iPhone 4S is a world phone in all versions. Not sure about the iPhone 4.

That being said, their biggest criticism is that Sprint hasn't flipped on LTE yet. But even the 3G performance seems to be improved.
Both complaints are because the phone was reviewed by Myriam, who thinks CDMA networks are the scum of the earth.
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If the review is generally that good from someone who thinks CDMA is scum, then the phone must be amazing!
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If the review is generally that good from someone who thinks CDMA is scum, then the phone must be amazing!
If you think about it, her biggest complaints were issues GSM phones wouldn't have. She hates that the CDMA Nexus isn't a true Nexus(in her eyes) and that CDMA phones aren't unlocked.
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Review from The Verge up today. The reviewer doesn't seem fond about the battery life. Minus the little ticky tacky nitpicks...it was a pretty good review.

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Both complaints are because the phone was reviewed by Myriam, who thinks CDMA networks are the scum of the earth.
It also explains all the squee'ing over the two-step camera button, since Myriam loves her some phone camera action. I remember her Evo 3D review, where she spent almost half the column space lambasting the 3vo for its camera (and said practically nothing about call quality).

Re: Verge's review. I'm surprised about the battery life comment, since that was one thing Engadget seemed satisfied with (more or less). I also recall all the kvetching about the original Evo's battery at release though, and I never had much problem with it once I tweaked a few settings. Maybe the Verge reviewer just had bad cell signal strength (which on CDMA will murder your battery life, in my experience). Long story short, I'm not concerned about bad battery. Yet.
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I believe the SIM card complaint is because Verizon's LTE phones allow you to access the SIM card (generally).

Also, the iPhone 4S is a world phone in all versions. Not sure about the iPhone 4.
Thanks for pointing out that the iPhone 4S is a world phone, I wasn't aware all the hardware was the same regardless of carrier. I'll give Apple props for that, but Android did it first.

As for the SIM, what's the use of a removable LTE SIM card?
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This is an excerpt from slashgear's review....

The battery life here is pretty excellent, just like the HTC One X on AT&T and the HTC One S on T-Mobile, youíve got the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 backing your whole system up with its ability to stay strong without draining the life out of your day via the battery. Count on this device to last you what itís lasted us, that being 10+ hours a pop with heavy use, no problem. If youíre the type of person who only uses a device lightly during the day, donít worry about charging it up except at night when you head to bed Ė always a good practice anyway.

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The battery life here is pretty excellent, just like the HTC One X on AT&T and the HTC One S on T-Mobile, youíve got the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 backing your whole system up with its ability to stay strong without draining the life out of your day via the battery. Count on this device to last you what itís lasted us, that being 10+ hours a pop with heavy use, no problem. If youíre the type of person who only uses a device lightly during the day, donít worry about charging it up except at night when you head to bed Ė always a good practice anyway.


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So the battery life is good. I don't know what that dude from the verge was talking about then.
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Review from The Verge up today. The reviewer doesn't seem fond about the battery life. Minus the little ticky tacky nitpicks...it was a pretty good review.

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The guy doing the review sound liked he was force to do it, and he didn't want to! He mention that LTE would roll in the next couple of years!? WTF!? Clearly Sprint will have markets live by the summer! Anyone can review nowadays's!
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The guy doing the review sound liked he was force to do it, and he didn't want to! He mention that LTE would roll in the next couple of years!? WTF!? Clearly Sprint will have markets live by the summer! Anyone can review nowadays's!
Yeah, he should have let me do the review. LOL
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Android Community review.....

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Engadget's review has been updated. One quote I found of interest:

"Update: We finally put the EVO 4G LTE through our usual battery rundown test (looping a video with brightness and volume set to 50%, Bluetooth disabled, WiFi turned on but not connected and CDMA plus LTE enabled) and the phone lasted eight hours and 55 minutes, just like AT&T's One X -- this despite a larger 2000mAh battery (vs. 1800mAh on its cousin) and a strong CDMA signal. The difference is likely due to the LTE radio being enabled without a network available. We were unable to test HD Voice because the feature is not expected to start rolling out on Sprint's network until "late 2012", according to a spokesperson. Regular calls, however, sounded clear on both ends and reception was problem free."

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Here's the Phonearena review...

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Does anyone know why Android Community never mentions Sprint, or shows their logos on the phones in their reviews or in any of their posts?!
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"Update: We finally put the EVO 4G LTE through our usual battery rundown test (looping a video with brightness and volume set to 50%, Bluetooth disabled, WiFi turned on but not connected and CDMA plus LTE enabled) and the phone lasted eight hours and 55 minutes, just like AT&T's One X -- this despite a larger 2000mAh battery (vs. 1800mAh on its cousin) and a strong CDMA signal. The difference is likely due to the LTE radio being enabled without a network available. We were unable to test HD Voice because the feature is not expected to start rolling out on Sprint's network until "late 2012", according to a spokesperson. Regular calls, however, sounded clear on both ends and reception was problem free."

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Is the LTEvo unable to turn off the LTE radio?
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Is the LTEvo unable to turn off the LTE radio?
From what I have read and seen, the option to turn off LTE completely is DEEP within the options. It's a pain to get to.
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I'll be happy just to have the option. doesn't seem to be too much of a hassle IMO . you can also create a shortcut if there's no widget option
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I'll be happy just to have the option. doesn't seem to be too much of a hassle IMO . you can also create a shortcut if there's no widget option
I'm sure there will be a toggle widget on the Play Store or you can create one with widgetsoid.

It also should be on the quick settings in the notification drop down, at least I would think it'll be there.
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just watched it! I like the report on batt life. Sounding pretty good.
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