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HTC EVO 3D: Full specs for TECHIES & DUMMIES!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Vanquished, May 31, 2011.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Android Expert
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    HTC EVO 3D
    Interactive Device Simulator:
    Device Simulator Care

    One of the main concerns that has been brought up relates to every day use and the 2D/3D toggle switch. The User Interface (Sense 3.0) is not in 3D (It does not pop out of the screen). The standard functions of the phone are in 2D just like every other phone. The 2D/3D toggle switch is for taking pictures and recording videos.

    The HTC EVO 3D was released on the 24th of June, 2011. The phone is $199.99 on contract and $499.99 off contract.

    The FCC has released some documents (2 Jun 11) with the hardware used in the EVO 3D: http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-3d/335824-3devo-pre-release-miscellany-16.html#post2769741 More info about the hardware and exact specs from the FCC is also being discussed in this thread as well.

    Technical Specifications:
    - CDMA 800, 1900 MHz
    - GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz (UK edition)
    - CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
    - HSDPA 2100 MHz
    - WiMAX (Same as EVO 4G)

    L x W x T: 126mm (5") x 65mm (2.6") x 12.05mm (.47")
    Weight: 170 grams (6 ounces)
    Form Factor: Slate

    Technology: TFT-LCD (Sharp AVS/Super Mobile)
    Type: Capacitive 3D Touch Screen - Gorilla Glass (see post 212 in this thread)
    Size: 4.3"
    Colors & Pixels: 16M Colors & 960x540 pixels (qHD)

    Input/ User Interface
    Auto Stereoscopic 3D display
    HTC Sense 3.0 UI
    Multi Touch
    Proximity Sensor
    MPU-3050three-axis gyroscope!
    Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
    Red and green notification lights

    System Properties
    Operating System: Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
    CPU: 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm 8660 Snapdragon Processor
    GPU: Adreno 220

    Storage Capacity
    Internal Memory:
    - 1GB RAM (LPDDR2)
    - 4GB ROM (eMMC)
    Expandable Memory:
    - Up to 32 GB microSD user storage optional, 8 GB stock

    Browser & Messaging
    HTML 4.0, XHTML 1.1, WAP 2.0
    MMS, SMS, IM, Email

    Camera & Video
    Still (rear):
    - 5 Megapixels (2560 x 1920 pixels)
    - Dual-LED Flash
    - Digital Zoom
    Additional Camera (rear):
    - 5 Megapixels (2560 x 1920 pixels)
    - 1.3 Megapixels
    Capturing Capability:
    - 2D Photos Capturing with 5MP resolution
    - 3D Photos Capturing with 2MP resolution
    Video Recording:
    - 720p HD video in 2D recording capable, 1080p viewing
    - 720p HD video in 3D recording capable
    Video Out:
    - 1080p video via HDMI
    - 720p 3D content via HDMI

    Bluetooth & USB: v2.1 with EDR Stereo & v2.0 Micro USB (MHL)
    - Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    - WiMAX 802.16 e
    - DLNA
    Headset: 3.5mm stereo headset jack
    Radio: Stereo FM with RDS
    GPS: A-GPS
    - Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
    - HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps
    - HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

    Music & Video
    Music Formats:
    - MP3 / M4A / QCP / AMR / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WAV / WMA / MIDI/ EVRC-B
    Video Formats:
    - MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264 / WMV

    Type: Li-Ion 1730 mAh Standard Battery
    Standby Time: Up to 355 hours
    Talk Time: Up to 450 mins

    Other Features
    The Green Hornet 3D movie
    Spiderman Total Mayhem 3D game demo
    Blockbuster 3D Demand app.
    YouTube 3D app.
    Mobile Hotspot Capability For Up To 8 Devices
    Sprint Mobile Hotspot(Up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices)
    Android Market, Google Search, Maps,
    Gmail, Google Talk,
    Picasa integration, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook
    Visual Voice Mail, GPS Navigation, Offline Navigation
    Turn by Turn Navigation

    Colors Availability Black

    Informative Quotes:
    Screen dimensions and resolutions:
    Miscellaneous questions:
    Benefits of the camera:
    3D capabilities:

    Performance (over/underclocking) and battery life:
    Benefits of a dual core processor:
    Developer developments:
    Related Threads and Links:
    Evo3D wiki
    Sprint- All Together Now
    HTC - Products - HTC EVO 3D ? Overview
    Underlying tech in the Evo 3D - qHD, 3D, dual-core SMP
    EVO 3D speculation of specs
    3D "Pop-out" clarified and "violations" that lead to discomfort
    Question about graphical capabilities of the Evo 3D compared to Tegra 2 chipsets.
    Is the glass beveled on the E3D like the sensation? (No it isn't)
    Bootloader Discussion
    No need to panic about 'locked' bootloader - HTC listened

    Dedicated Camera:

    The Back:

    In hand:

    KickStand Case:

    EVO 4G vs. EVO 3D:

    RadioShack Ad:

  2. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    nice. i could use your help with the Evo3D wiki if that's something you'd be interested in. Haven't had the time lately to expand it.
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  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Nicely done.

    This thread will be for info links only to threads here that help provide reference info, possibly including wiki discussions.

    Other discussions, some external links, etc, will be moved out to the right threads.

    Think of this as a master index. :)

    Please post links to threads and/or posts that really helped you clarify the ins and outs of the Evo 3D.

    Stickied for now. :)
  4. Vanquished

    Vanquished Android Expert
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    I could probably help on the weekend. I'll take a closer look at it after I get off work (GY shift sucks...).
  5. Vanquished

    Vanquished Android Expert
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    Added a picture along with release date and price(s).
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  6. themuffinman75

    themuffinman75 Android Enthusiast

    - 5 Megapixels
    - 3264
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  7. Vanquished

    Vanquished Android Expert
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    Can anyone confirm the exact specs yet? It seems like every site has some slight variations (like the wrong pixel count or lack of a Gyro Sensor).


    I saw some rumors that it will come with an HDMI cable as well? Anything supporting that (and the Green Hornet video being pre-loaded) would be nice. I supposed we won't until until we get an official release date I suppose.
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  8. EarlyMon

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    Courtesy of BenChase7 - Sprint confirms Green Hornet preloaded for a limited time -

    Sprint Newsroom | Exciting Content Coming for this Summer's Highly Anticipated Smartphone, HTC EVO 3D Exclusively from Sprint

    540x960 is correct - that's standard qHD (take 1920x1080 and divide each by two).

    All three sources call this S-LCD technology. That is not correct. SLCD is a brand (Samsung+Sony conglomerate, big supplier in this field). The CTIA 26 minute video clearly said the display was by Sharp, and that was confirmed by specific questioning on that point. To my knowledge (and I may be mistaken, but don't think so) all Sharp manufacturing for LCD panels uses the AVS technology, or a variant of it that they call Super Mobile. Sharp has the largest fabs for this, so far as I recall, and has produced consumer LCDs longer than anyone else (first LCD TV on the market). Sharp has pioneered in autostereoscopy and is several generations in to production.

    Sharp's 3D LCD: how's that work, then? - The Register

    About SHARP Technology: SHARP Electronic Components

    About SHARP Technology: SHARP Electronic Components

    They refer to TFT-LCD in their write-ups, don't let that cause confusion, they're basically all TFT-LCDs, including AVS, etc etc -

    TFT LCD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    BTW - same CTIA 26 minute vid confirmed the Sprint version has 4G/WiMAX. I identified it as the same WiMAX SoC as found in the Evo, but I have no idea now how I found that out - just can't remember! -


    No idea if HDMI cable is included, but here's one of many posts on MHL->HDMI conversion cables -


    The Sensation released in the UK lacked the HDMI cable.

    (Somebuddy else here in this forum turned me on to that, many apologies, don't mean to steal any credit, but I couldn't find it in a quick search, so there's my plagiarized copy, above. If the real guy who found that can chime in, all credit due you!)

    HTCs have included a g-sensor in addition to accelerometers (an acceleration sensor) for some time. Blogs perennially confuse that with a gyroscope and will claim new HTC phones have a gyroscope, gyro sensor or gravity sensor. A g-sensor+accelerometers do the same thing as a gyroscope in principle, but a gyroscope is smoother, faster, better. Google for "htc g-sensor" will turn up a lot of info.

    Did the blogs accidentally get it right and the 3vo has an actual gyroscope? I _really_ doubt it, but we'll know for sure when someone like ifixit.com does a teardown and lists the chips.

    Hope this helps a little.

    PS - The HTC website lists the display as Super LCD. Nonsense. Sharp Super Mobile LCD, maybe.
  9. CrazyTechnoBoy

    CrazyTechnoBoy Android Enthusiast

    I might have been to lazy to read the whole thing, but isn't the screen suppose to be qHD, and not QVGA?
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  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    qHD, no question.
  11. CrazyTechnoBoy

    CrazyTechnoBoy Android Enthusiast

    Oh, I thought so; QVGA is 320x240, qHD is 960x540.
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  12. Vanquished

    Vanquished Android Expert
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    I put qHD under "type," not sure where I got that QVGA from, maybe another typo or something I just copied from one of the sources. Fixed now.

    That's interesting to know. Someone brought something up like this in the games forum. The game Modern Combat by Gameloft has a control setup where you use the gyroscope on the iPhone to aim instead of using the screen (and probably easier to play) and was frustrated his Android device didn't have the same settings in the game. HTC seems to have one of the higher quality phones, I'm curios now as to why they wouldn't use the better technology for something like this, like the gyroscope you mentioned.
  13. EarlyMon

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    Apple's introduction of a gyroscope was simply highly innovative - Android models just don't seem to be there yet, whether HTC, Sammy, Moto, or LG. (I don't know all details on every model, but pretty sure none of them include it.) Your guess is as good as mine as to why not. They don't consider it their target market yet? Explosive growth with Android puts them catching up to understanding customers desires?

    Here's a view of a MEMS gyro for those interested - iPhone 4 Gyroscope Teardown - iFixit

    Anyway - stress that my impression is the 3vo doesn't have one because I'd have expected serious press on it from CTIA.

    PS - Congrats, Vanquished! Phandroid love here -

    HTC EVO 3D For Dummies, & What You Need to Know About Its 3D Display [Forum Talk]
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  14. d12d

    d12d Newbie

    One thing I haven't seen mentioned anywhere is where the Evo 3D will have NFC. Can anyone confirm either way?

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    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

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  16. Vanquished

    Vanquished Android Expert
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    Cool. Well, I removed Gyro Sensor and left G-Sensor, hopefully that is a bit clearer. Someone pointed out to me that someone copied this and posted it on the XDA forums (PLAGIARISM! :eek::p:cool:) and one person had a question about whether or not it would have Guerrilla Glass. The Sensation review said that one had it, so I'm going to assume the E3D does as well. Is this confirmed anywhere?

    HTC EVO 3D for Dummies... - xda-developers

    Also, I've been looking around for more info on the simultaneous voice/data usage but can't find anything. Someone said on Android Police (this was a year ago though) that Sprint was looking into it. Anyone know if this is still something they are looking into or is it a limitation that comes with the CDMA network?
  17. deltatko

    deltatko Well-Known Member

    I'm 99% sure that on one of the hands on video's that they say it has Guerrilla Glass.

    As for simutaneous voice/data, that is only when you are in 4G coverage or on wifi (the same as all of the other Sprint phones)
  18. Vanquished

    Vanquished Android Expert
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    I understand that part, I was just curious if they were looking into making it work on 3G.
  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    SVDO allow simultaneous 1x voice and EVDO data : EVDOinfo.com

    No one's deploying that so far as I know, it's all going 4G.

    Our European cousins with GSM 3vos might be able to pull it off, tho.
  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Huge news like you don't believe while I eat some tasty crow - and love it.

    Getting while the gettin's hot - I downloaded the schematics for this baby from the FCC.

    Sequans SQN1210 confirmed.

    It has one of these, just like I said:

    BMA250 - Digital, Triaxial Acceleration Sensor - Bosch | DigiKey - 3 axis accelerometer

    And in the same circuit, it lists an MPU-3050 - here's the references to the MPU-3000, and here's the one where Chipwork's teardown of the BB Playbook identifies the MPU-3050 as a three-axis gyroscope!

    MEMS Gyro | Gyroscope | Motion Plus | Processing - MPU-3000

    Teardown of the RIM BlackBerry Playbook
  21. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    Maybe I should have done more than just pressed PGDN through all those schematics, heh. ok, I guess I'll help find that LED.

    GOT IT: page 20 of 43 on that Schematics PDF: There is an AMBER and GREEN LED!
  22. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert

    Why are you eating crow? Looks like good news!
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  23. Vanquished

    Vanquished Android Expert
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    That's awesome! I added those changes into the OP. Hopefully we'll get some sweet apps (such as updated Gameloft games) that take advantage of that gyroscope. What "chipset" for the accelerometer generall use, such as the EVO 4G?

    EDIT: Added the "Amber and green notification lights" to the Input/User Interface section as well, great find novox!

    EDIT 2: New quotes have been added.
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  24. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    There's also reference to NFC support on the PM8058 schematic (page 27 of 43)... So I googled PM8058 along with NFC and got this:

    Source (including source to the driver, lol)

HTC EVO 3D Forum

The HTC EVO 3D release date was July 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1730mAh battery.

July 2011
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