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General Reviews and Announcements for the HTC Evo 4G LTE

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by drexappeal, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. burgertime

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    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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  3. suprmallet

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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.
     
  4. Tommydaniel

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    Both complaints are because the phone was reviewed by Myriam, who thinks CDMA networks are the scum of the earth.
     
  5. suprmallet

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    If the review is generally that good from someone who thinks CDMA is scum, then the phone must be amazing!
     
  6. Tommydaniel

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    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.

    HTC Evo 4G LTE review | The Verge
     
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  8. Citizen Coyote

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    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.
     
  9. Citizen Coyote

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    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. :D

    As for the SIM, what's the use of a removable LTE SIM card? :dontknow:
     
  10. Sauske

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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, you
     
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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, you
     
  12. Orion

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    So the battery life is good. I don't know what that dude from the verge was talking about then.
     
  13. Sauske

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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!:D
     
  14. Orion

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    Yeah, he should have let me do the review. LOL
     
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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."

    HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint review (updated) -- Engadget
     
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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?!
     
  19. suprmallet

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    Is the LTEvo unable to turn off the LTE radio?
     
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  21. Tommydaniel

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    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.
     
  22. AM2

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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
     
  23. Granite1

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    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. :hmmmm:
     
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