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  1. Rizop

    Rizop Member
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    CNET review is up

    HTC Evo 4G - black (Sprint) Smartphone reviews - CNET Reviews

    pretty good review, but the worrying thing is the fact that she mentions that the evo felt nowhere as zippy as the incredible(in terms of speed). I thought they shared the same hardware processor wise. Hope she was wrong!:D

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  2. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    The HTC Evo 4G ships with a 1500mAh lithium ion battery, but Sprint did not release numbers for talk time or standby time. We are still conducting our battery drain tests, but with moderate use and a 4G connection, the smartphone was able to last about 12 hours before needing a recharge. With heavy usage, we were running for an outlet within a few hours and the mobile hot-spot feature definitely drains the battery quickly, so keep your charger or extra battery handy. We'll update this section as soon as we have final results from our battery test.

    Hmm, looking forward to the updated results.
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  3. Rizop

    Rizop Member
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    yeah, hopefully with extended testing, the battery comes into its own. I'm pretty worried about this speed issue. I hope its a defective unit. The incredible that my cousins have is blazingly fast, almost hilariously so...i hope the evo can at least match it.
  4. NSXLA

    NSXLA Well-Known Member

    Wow he already managed to crash it twice?!
  5. Rizop

    Rizop Member
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    yup, she did. That is really strange. Maybe she got a buggy,slow, lemon of a review device
  6. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Android Expert

    It seems to me that logic would tell you that when using the EVO's "hot spot" feature, the battery is being used at an inordinately high rate of draw. So having the phone plugged into it's charger should be a given, unless the "hot spot" feature is used for a very short period of time.

    I know the phone I have now, an Omnia, when used heavily, (i.e. tqalking, texting, checking email, and surfing the web) the battery won't make it a full day. But if I use it normally, I can get 2 days easily out of it. It has a 1440 mAh battery.

    When I get my EVO, and I'm leaning hard in that direction, I'll purchase a spare battery and keep it fully charged. (Just in case) I'm also hoping they have available a HD battery for it. Like a 2400 mAh or so. I carry my phone in a pouch attached to my pants pocket, so whether the phone is 1/2in or 9/16in thick doesn't much matter to me.

    I remain: patiently/impatiently waiting for the htc EVO 4G to be released.
  7. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation

    Do you guys realize how old that video is! He said he was at CTIA2010, I stopped watching the video after that!
    That is prolly not even a production model. I have always found CNET reviews kinda lame anyway.
    I would not worry about the speed.
  8. Jadien

    Jadien Member

    "We also watched a couple of Hulu videos, which required a few seconds to load, but played back without interruption"

    All of my dreams have come true....
  9. mrk

    mrk Android Enthusiast

    Oh, holy piss. I totally missed that. If they didn't misspeak...

    (Who am I kidding--I never watch TV. Still, it'd be cool!)
  10. nickoakdl

    nickoakdl Well-Known Member

    The video may be stock but the review is from a female dated the 19th of May.
  11. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation

    Sorry I did not read the review just watched the video. I find it really hard to believe that if they have a hands on video they would of shot a new video for it, not use an old video!

    Just kinda strange to me I guess.
  12. nickoakdl

    nickoakdl Well-Known Member

    I think she's talking about with her laptop using the hotspot feature.

  13. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    CNET always links relative content from their site. The review was favorable, so why get up tight about issues the review finds? All seem valid points, except the "less zippy" comments. The reviewer should have validated as to why, or confirm impressions, since should be same as Incredible, due to OS and hardware.
  14. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Android Enthusiast

    Is that right? Best Buy told me that I wouldn't have to pay that fee until 4G came to my area.
  15. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    that best buy person was wrong.
  16. GoldenStatePanda

    GoldenStatePanda Well-Known Member

    you got lied to. it's a $10 luxury tax to own the evo.
  17. Animortis

    Animortis Lurker

    That's not entirely accurate. It turns the regular 3G service from having a 5 gigabyte data limit to an unlimited connection. But they don't give you a choice if you want it or not.
  18. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    They definitely meant their laptio using the hotspot feature.
  19. zcarman

    zcarman Android Enthusiast

    I believe it was Engadget that ran the first tests on a retail unit....

    2.5 hours of heavy voice/text/message use followed by 3 hours of Hotspot providing to a 'few' laptops they had around. Still going at the end of 5.5 hours of hard data/voice use.

    Sound like that little 1500 battery may just do the job yet!
  20. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    Didn't find the CNet review informative enough. They could have spent more time showing the feature issues they had rather than commenting on them. I still don't know what she meant by "not zippy" - on another 3rd party app, with every app running wide open in the background, or something that wouldn't be done under normal conditions?

    The comment about the $10 was a unnecessary. I can't remember ever seeing or hearing a comment about any other carrier's plan costs or charges. Didn't even try to balance it by noting that despite the charge, it's still the best unlimited 3G/4G value you can get today and probably for a long time coming.
  21. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah it seems like since Engadget released their review yesterday, everyone and their mother is coming out with a half assed incomplete reviews just to get traffic.
  22. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    All the sites have been so infatuated with iPhones for so long it's like they really didn't know how to do an unbiased review. Really, the reviews are more comparisons to iPhones but the iPhone isn't present.

    I'll be curious to see if they do good head-to-head dogfights against the Evo. That's where this baby's going to shine!:cool:
  23. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    bonny cha sucks at life. always has, always will.
  24. Jimmy Burns

    Jimmy Burns Newbie

    JMO, maybe the only reason they covered it all is due to the complaining that is so rampant about it. That in itself may have made it newsworthy.
  25. Rizop

    Rizop Member
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    Yeah, I wish she would elaborate on the less zippy part of the review. Maybe it was because she downloaded a ton of apps that ran in the background and had the live wallpaper enabled; when i do that on my cousins' two incredibles, the phone starts to stutter and lag noticeably, especially when using leap and scrolling through apps

HTC EVO 4G Forum

The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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