My HTC evo review......

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MattBee, May 25, 2010.

  1. MattBee

    MattBee Well-Known Member
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    Well, just got my HTC evo this morning from a friend who attended the developers convention in California. He is currently with AT&T, and did not want to port-over, so I was willing to accept it, and give it a try.

    First off, I was unable to port my own number into the HTC evo until the June 4th release date, so I'm stuck using it with a demo California number.

    The device is truly awesome! The display is stunning! It speaks for itself, and I'm comparing it to a iPhone 3gs, Nexus One, Palm Pre Plus, and several Blackberry devices.

    So many people are concerned about the size, but honestly I think it's perfect! It's very comfortable in your hand, either talking on the phone, texting, or surfing the web. I'm not a person that carries it in my pocket 100% of the time, so leaving it on my truck dash, or in the saddle bag on my Harley seems to be a breeze!

    The actually Android operating system seems zippier than my Nexus One, and I would have to think it's because of the better memory management. Scrolling seems smoother, and the web browser is spectacular!!

    I haven't install any apps other than what was pre-installed except Google Voice, so I cannot really offer much information pertaining to this matter. I will say that Facebook works fine, and Google Voice is great as well.

    I live out in the middle of nowhere (9,000 acre cattle ranch), and the frigging FM radio with the headset work amazingly well.

    That's about all I can offer, being I have only had the phone for about 12-hours, and I haven't made a ton of phone calls, being my own number is not ported into it yet.

    Any questions feel free to fire away, and I'll try to answer them as accurate as possible.

    Not on the computer a whole lots, so don't think I'm ignoring the reply's!

    Matt
     

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  2. vkdroid

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    How's the battery life?
     
  3. rjjr2531

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    is the keyboard laggy at all during texting?
     
  4. MattBee

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    vcdroid> The battery life seems pretty good! Like i mentioned earlier I haven't made a ton of phone calls on it, but have done a ton of internet surfing, returned quite few emails, and it's doing great!

    rjjr2531> I see no lagging at all while typing in emails. I have not done any sms textings with it!
     
  5. some.devil

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    Are there any shortcuts to unlocking the screen instead of swiping? The HTC Hero would unlock by pressing the menu key twice.
     
  6. SteveChiller

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    I hated that menu key unlock, always unlocking in my pants. :(
     
  7. clambert1273

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    ohhhh the things I could say.... :D but I won't.. TS will hate me :p


    let us know when you get more time to browse with it :)
     
  8. Aridon

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    (chuckles)
     
  9. tmaxey1

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    Thanks for the review so far.

    So you drive a harley, a pickup truck and are a cattle rancher yet you are a tech nerd with a facebook and a google voice account? hmm I'm picturing it right now. Messing with you.....

    Keep us updated.
     
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  10. pingpongboss

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    Once we get root, you can install an app called Menu Unlock.
     
  11. neoanderz

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    Could you surf the web from your pants too?
     
  12. carmendiva

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    lol oh dear
     
  13. rushmore

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    Cowboys & ranchers are cool :)
     
  14. ekt8750

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    Don't want to hijack the thread but since we're on the subject of screen unlocking, is there a way to password protect the screen lock? Not only do I want my pocket making phone calls but I don't want any average joe just picking up my phone and having a field day with all of my personal info.
     
  15. bhagiratha

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    You said "FM radio with the headset work amazingly well." ... As far as I know the EVO doesn't come with an included headset.

    Please confirm!
     
  16. pingpongboss

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    Yes you can set a screen unlock pattern. 2.2 will allow you to set a passcode as well.

    Does not come with a headset. You don't want to be using headsets that come free anyways..
     
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