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HTC - EVO 4G Mobile Phone - White (Sprint)

Model: APA9292WTSKU: 9955611

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 211 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OH-MY-GOD THIS PHONE IS AMAZING!

    Posted
    Eric20000

    There's so much I love about the HTC Evo 4G- it's hard to find where to begin. I bought mine about a week ago and every day I am more and more impressed with the new things I discover about this wonderful device. Everything about its design is so intuitive that, while many (including myself) are unfamiliar with the Android platform, it is so easy to learn that even a beginner like myself can take full advantage of its large arsenal of features. This thing is so powerful that the time I spend on my laptop has significantly decreased because I can handle the vast majority of tasks directly on my phone. Some of its abilities include: -Upload pictures and videos to Facebook -Chat on AIM, Yahoo, MSN, or your favorite messenger -Handle multiple email accounts flawlessly -Stream video live onto your own permanent URL for others to view as you film -BEAUTIFUL graphical interface with HTC Sense (it even shows raindrop animations on the screen when it's rainy out!) -Navigation system so great I'm selling my Garmin on eBay -8MP camera that takes CRYSTAL CLEAR 3264 x 1952 images which can be uploaded and seen on Facebook within 5 seconds of taking the picture. You can't even tell they were taken on a phone they're so quality -Create a "hot spot" a.k.a. you can use your phone to create a wireless network wherever you go! Up to 8 devices can get internet wirelessly through the Evo at once. Password protection options also provided -AMAZING voice recognition; the "voice search" feature is totally underrated. Say a word or phrase into the Evo and it will perform a Google search and give you results INSTANTLY (this phone is SO fast). I haven't had to repeat myself once yet -A kickstand on the back of the phone so you can lay back and relax as you watch HD videos Of course, there are many more possibilities with this phone, but these are the main ones I have used and ALL of them have worked so pleasantly this phone has yet to give me a single headache. Just about every aspect of this phone has exceeded my expectations (and I had high expectations). Before my purchase, I was a little nervous about how I would like and adapt to an Android phone (and my first touch screen). It has truly been a pleasurable experience learning how to use this phone, and I am thrilled with its lightning fast performance. Coming from a Blackberry Curve 8330, everything on the Evo just works so fast you would never believe it unless you tried it. So much less time is wasted waiting for data to load that you will find using the phone much more enjoyable and actually hard to put down since it's so darn fun. While the phone as a whole is absolutely stunning, there ARE some small faults to it, which would lower my rating to a 4.9/5.0 overall. However, I would like to address 2 common "cons" to this phone that I have read about but personally have not had a problem with. 1) First, the large screen and overall physical size of the phone is not awkward or a "brick" as many have described it. I barely feel my phone when it's in my pocket, and the large screen looks is great because things aren't crammed and you have many more possibilities visually, including more keyboard buttons that aren't present on other touch phones because they would not fit 2) While I have not owned it for very long, the battery life does not seem to be as bad as it sounds. I read somewhere online today that the batteries need to be run down and recharged a few times before they start working at their best. This seems to be true for me too. The first couple of days, my phone was barely lasting 6 hours with moderate to high use. However, over the last couple of days I have noticed that the battery isn't dying as fast, and that it has lasted many hours through heavy use and still has a large amount of battery remaining. However, I will still be getting a car charger and will be waiting to see what develops in the extended battery sector. On to the downside... the first thing that I was let down by was the 4G coverage in my area. I live in a populated Chicago suburb, and I checked the 4G coverage map and it indicated my neighborhood would have maximum 4G reception. Well when I turn 4G on in my bedroom, I don't even pick up 4G, and when I do, it has no bars and is slower than 3G which gets a strong signal. I have not tried this in other areas near my home or outside. However, even with 3G, this phone is so amazing that the thought wouldn't even cross my mind to return this phone just because 4G coverage isn't great in my area (YET)! I also have noticed a few strange error messages that come up from time to time. I'm not really sure what they mean, but I press "OK" and they disappear immediately. This seems to have no effect on the phone and everything continues to run smoothly, but I'm not sure why I get errors like that sometimes. Also, the battery of course is a negative. But like I said, my battery is actually beginning to last longer after owning it for about a week. Others have reported this happening too, so I'm guessing a lot of the complaints coming up online are from people who first turn on their phone and are disappointed with it dying so soon. However, we shouldn't have to worry about this at all. If so many features are going to be included, it should be expected that they will be used frequently and that the power will be drained. I wish this phone came with a better battery, but it is definitely not a deal breaker for me. Overall, the HTC Evo 4G is a MUST have. It seems to be the most powerful phone out there in terms of capabilities, and it has a promising future with the 4G network powering it. Every day I fall more in love with this phone. It does everything I want it to do and it all happens hassle-free with minimum time wasted on loading screens. Multitasking is simple and it is very easy to navigate through the phone menus. It is important to remember that this isn't just a phone you're buying- it's a digital camera, GPS unit, wireless router, gaming pad, mp3 player, radio, TV, movie player and web browser... all in addition to being a *very* smartphone. It also comes with quickoffice. I have not used this but it sounds like you can add "work station" to the list. All of these features are packed into a beautiful looking phone that has cool live wallpapers and other UI scenes to choose from. It is very customizable and I definitely recommend the HTC Evo 4G to anybody who really wants to have a dependable phone with all of the latest topnotch features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    State of the art technology that is user friendly

    Posted
    MelsC

    I've had this phone for almost a month now and it has been excellent. I upgraded from the Samsung Moment which had its share of problems and I went throught 7 Moments but fortunately I have had no problems with the Evo yet. Value of price: For its price (I purchased it for $199.99 after tax it was abt $240) I think it's reasonable but if you see it on sale grab it, it'll be worth every penny. Features: One thing that I love about the Evo is that it's customizable. You can customize your phone in anyway imaginable so you can have all the shortcuts, faceplates, widgets, etc, that you want. What's also nice about the Evo is that it does run on the Android system and it automatically updates itself so your phone is always up to date. Also, there is a wide variety of apps available for you on the Android market but I must admit that I do like the Apple market just a little better, but the the thing that Apple can't beat on the Android market is that practically every app is FREE and they usually match the apps that they have on Apple (ex: Apple: Words with Friends, Android's version: WordFeud). So, its almost as good, and oh it doesn't hurt that you can download free Mp3s right onto your phone from one of the free apps offered on the Android. And did I mention it also has facetime? You just need to download Tango and you can facetime with ANY iphone or android user that has tango! Oh and this phone is ridiculously fast! With the capability of 4G speed although personally I dont think its that necessary because it's already fast on 3G but when you do get on 4G the speed is incredible. Texting is also incredibly easy because of its large screen and calls are clear! Physical Features: The Evo may seem intimidating at first with its large size or rather its large screen but the screen is what makes it so unique. The screen has excellent colors and pixels and its screen is very reactive, rarely has it lagged on me. It also has a 8mp camera that takes pristine pictures, and front camera but the only complaint I have as far as the camera goes is the led flash. When taking pics in the dark especially close range the led flash tends to be too much so it makes alot of the pics "white" because of how much light exposure there is from the flash. The Evo also comes 8Gb micro sd but I suggest expanding it to a bigger memory especially if you have a tendency to download alot of apps or take lots of photos. And the kickstand? need i say more? it stands up without u having to hold it while u watch youtube. Ease of use: Extremely user friendly. Learning curve is easy and only takes a little exploration to get used to it. Battery Life: Heavy use 6-9hrs, moderate: 10-12, light: 12-14. Basically, buy a spare battery or upgrade to an OEM one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite phone so far

    Posted
    gti775

    I have gone through dozens of phones over the years and I must say that i am very impressed with the EVO. Lets start with the OS: Most of the tech specs state that the EVO uses Android 2.1, this is false. There has been a recent upgrade to Android 2.2 and it it awesome. Out of the box, it will be running 2.1 but it will do an OTA (over the air) update to 2.2. I currently own a Palm Pre, Ipod 4 and the EVO, so I am using 3 different operating systems (WebOS, Android 2.2, and iOS 4.3), so I feel that I can make an informed review. The EVO is a great phone for those with moderate to advanced tech skills. Generally speaking, if you dont know your way around a PC, this isnt the phone for you. If you want something that just makes calls, takes pictures and sends texts, save your money and look elsewhere, this isnt the phone for you. The EVO has so many capabilities, it would be nearly impossible to sum them all up in a review. In a nutshell, if you can think it, chances are there is a way for your EVO to do it. The Google Market has thousands of free and payware apps to personalize your EVO into the ultimate companion. Phone: Excellent quality phone. Clear reception, no dropped calls so far. Email: Gmail account required, however, it will integrate with just about any email client and will do multiple accounts SMS/Text: touch screen takes some getting used to, but having the big screen makes typing easy. The screen sensitivity is nearly perfect. Screen: 4.3in screen seems big at first, but you will learn to love it. The display quality and resolution is outstanding. Battery Life: Not the greatest, but not the worst. Battery life will depend on how you use the phone. Using GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G etc will cause the life to be greatly reduced. On a normal day, with GPS enabled, with around 10-20 text messages, 30-50min of talk and about 5 min of facebook, the battery will last around 12 hours. If you enable the WiFi hotspot, the battery will only last about 2 to 4 hours. Best advice, carry the USB cord with you and plug it in every chance you get. Wifi Hotspot: i do not live in a 4G area, but on 3G it works well. Its not blazing fast or anything, but it works as advertised. 4G: Only used a few times while out of town, but it is smokin fast. I barely got a signal and it was still fast. If I had 4G access locally, i would get rid of my cable modem, its really that fast. Cameras: Both cameras are great. The forward facing camera is great for video chatting. The 8 megapixel rear camera is awesome. Takes very high quality video and pictures. The cons: Battery life. there are extended life batteries available that increase the life of the battery, but also increase the size of the phone. included Micro SD card. The EVO includes an 8gb card, but for the price, it should include a 16gb. Not really a flaw, but it would be nice It would be nice if it came with some sort of case or holster. It feels like it is built sturdy but i fear the day it falls on the concrete. The Pros: the kickstand, genius! the smooth, slick finish. Android 2.2 Dual cameras Wifi hotspot 4G HDMI out Beautiful large screen. 1ghz processor I can go on and on about it, but to sum it up, excellent phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best smartphone out, smokes my old iphone4 easilly

    Posted
    oklahomaplasmafan

    let me clear the air with the evo..the phone stock sucks. the iphone4 is easily better, more smooth and the battery lasts longer. if you want a stock phone thats boring and easy to use, this phone isnt for you, period. now, if your a somewhat intellectual person and can handle some internet downloads to customize the phone, this phone will open up into an amazing machine. this phone rocks because you can easily replace the battery and memory card, something the iphone could only dream of. I personally have two replacement 2000mah batteries from ebay and shipped they were $16, and with some of the custom stuff i have "flashed" to my phone, i easily get 32-40 hours of battery life. just use the phone right. if you leave everything on and brightness cranked up and use video wallpapers what do you expect? it has a huge screen and has alot of stuff that can drain the battery. if youve had an iphone, youve heard of jailbreaking. now with android, you can "root" it aka jailbreaking for an iphone. this frees up the phone and opens up the customizing capabilities. you can flash custom roms (basically like different setups and somewhat of an operating system) and kernels and radios etc. this voids the warranty but im telling you, if done right this phone can be overclocked to 1.2ghz safely and can be undervolted to use basically no battery when not in use. the android app market offers alot of custom apps for rooted phones that greatly set your phone apart from the norm. do your research and look into the forums online if your interested. this phone is an absolute beast waiting to be released. I can download a song over wifi in less than 20 seconds, a very large internet page can be fully loaded within 2-3 seconds, its ridiculous! i consider the iphone4 and the evo two of the top phones out now, and being an unbiased user of both, the evo outshines the iphone in every regard except for camera quality, screen quality, and 3g internet speeds from the respective providers. other than that the evo smokes the iphone. enjoy the phone and sprints amazing coverage, customer service, and low payments for plans. I'll never go back to the iphone!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great powerhouse of a phone

    Posted
    X219c

    Everyone's complaining that the battery is not up to par. I have not experienced a single problem with it. I use it a lot during the day, and I have never had a problem with it going dead. Of course, to make it last, I use a process killer that shuts down programs I'm not using with an easy button press. Moving from the battery, the screen is amazing. You really need to see it to believe it. If you look at the pre-iPhone4 screens, they look terrible compared. The market place isn't bad, as there's a lot of apps available for download. It isn't as plentiful as the app store from Apple, but the important stuff is there. Beyond that, you can install apps from outside the marketplace. I don't have any 4g service in my area, but I can vouch for the 3g service from Sprint. I'm in a pretty small city in central Wisconsin and I get GREAT service everywhere I go. I can't remember ever loosing a call, and the data speed is really quick. I happen to have a device that relies on AT&T's 3g network (Sony Reader Daily). There is NO 3g service anywhere near here from AT&T. I guess Verizon's maps were right. It is SUPER slow, and I feel sorry for anyone with an iPhone anywhere near here. Sprint's service really puts everyone else to shame. This really is a great phone. Every feature on this phone is amazingly implemented. Sprint just makes this phone shine. If if were released on any other carrier, I think disappointment would quickly ensue. The things that aren't so great: You're required to use "quik" to talk face to face, and of course, this costs extra. It looks like any application can access the front camera, so I doubt this will be the only program for too long. Skype or someone will step in with a solution. I would stay away from the case that snaps on the phone. Not only does it make the phone larger, it feels good at first, but quickly starts creaking. I would wait for an OEM solution. I imagine the

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best smartphone on the market (even over iPhone 4)

    Posted
    stimpy77

    Love this thing. I won't rave about the features because the advertisements cover the bases. I'll just say though that I'm a convert from the iPhone to Android and this is a fantastic smartphone to make my conversion experience worthwhile. It has everything I need, and then some. I only have three serious complaints. First, the battery life. I expect that Android v2.2 ("Froyo", which as of July 12, 2010, is not out yet for this device) will help a lot. But meanwhile I only get about 10 hours in standby mode (phone + 3G for e-mail updates) and about 2 hours if I'm surfing the net with WiFi. My next complaint, coming to this device as a spoiled former iPhone user, is that the accessory support for the device from the manufacturer, vendor, and third parties are just not there. You're given what you buy and supported for that, but there is no reliable dock (the Seidio option is not an option, it doesn't work) and the USB cable is proprietary so a standard mini-USB charger won't fit. The synchronization software is useless (I have Office 2010 64-bit which is incompatible, but contact sync was a minor requirement anyway). However, I get by with USB "external drive" sync and with the seperate purchases of the proprietary sync cables and just try to keep it plugged in all the time. I'm still annoyed by the battery life but I'm otherwise a happy user. My final complaint is the absence of availability, making this phone lose out on being what would have been the most-loved smartphone versus the iPhone in the market. I don't get why people have stopped talking about this phone, they instead talk about the HTC HD2 or the Incredible or the Aria, but really the EVO 4G is still where it's at, if only you could GET IT. And you can't get it because they didn't make enough. Talk about stupid! It makes me grateful I have my own, but I feel like the EVO 4G community and ecosystem has been completely destroyed by this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT SMART PHONE!!!

    Posted
    cory108

    My wife and I have had the white Evos for about a week now and they are absolutely amazing! I just came from an iphone and couldnt be happier! Im not saying that the iphone isnt good, because it is. I didnt think anything would compare to or be better than iphone, so i was a little scared to switch to an evo. Im glad i did. This thing is so smooth and super fast at everything it does! I have heard alot of bad reviews because of the battery life, but it hasnt been an issue for me or my wifes evo. Its not that great, but its no worse than my iphone was. You just need to get a task killer on the market(which is free), and turn stuff off like gps and wifi or whatever else your not using, and turn that stuff on when you are. Its that simple. This thing is a pocket computer that can do multiple things, all at the same time, so if you expect the battery to last all day on a single charge while your using the internet, messaging, talking to people and all of the other endless possibillities, its not going to happen. Im getting about 13 to 15 hours on a singe charge now that i have cycled the battery a few times. about 4 and a half hours if im constantly messing with it( thats all i did the first two days) So if you want a phone that will last more than 3-5 days on one charge, get a simple flip phone that does nothing but let you talk to people. If you want a smart phone that does everything but cook you breakfast as long as you charge it once a day, GO GET YOURSELF AN EVO....YOU WONT REGRET IT!! Once you get used to the android system, all other phones just seem average.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Amazing Feature Rich Phone

    Posted
    01Sugar2

    I personally can not get enough of this phone. The HTC Evo is loaded with an amazing operating system and can pretty much handle almost anything that you throw at it. If there's anything that you can't do with the phone itself that you'd like to be able to do, then take a look inside the "Market" (application) and surf the near endless features till your hearts content. To top it all off, the UI is very intuitive and easy to learn as well. With a 1gig processor and the 4G network at your fingertips, it's almost as if the sky is the limit with the technology that you hold in your hand. Obviously, if you're reading the reviews and you're on the fence about this phone or another, the battery life that many mention here is probably a concern. I typically recharge my phone about once per day, and will get 2 to 3 hours worth of solid internet use out of that charge with no problem. If I stick to just the phone calls, I'm sure that battery life could go to 6 -7 hours of constant talking time with ease as well. A USB charger (included) is nice to have laying around the desk while at work if you don't have your wall charger (faster charging and is the best option) with you. The included wall charger with this phone accepts the USB cable as its charge cable meaning that you're really getting 2 chargers at the same time. However, as I stated earlier, I typically recharge my phone overnight and am good for the entire day. Once you get past the battery life part however, you once again start to realize how powerful and amazing this phone is! It takes quite a bit of power to keep such a device running with all of the push updates and other notifications that it sends. I say keep a spare car charger with you and at least a USB charge cable with you at the office and you should be good to go! Overall, I'm very pleased about my purchase and I don't regret it one bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome phone....(Sprint 4G?? ehhh!)

    Posted
    MadMatt1969

    Bought this phone over 9 months ago and it is absolutely fabulous!! As a phone- The call quality is perfect. Its surprisingly comfortable to hold (even though it is larger than your average smart phone 4.8"x2.6" & 6 oz.). Speaker-phone is crystal clear as well. As a camera- The 8MP camera is amazing. (I have not used my stand-alone digital camera since I got this phone...The camera is that good !) It has LED flash, auto focus, zoom & shoots HD video@ 720P! As a Smartphone-This device has excellent processing speed! It is an office in the palm of your hand. I surf the web, send emails, text messages, write documents etc.. (My laptop is nearly obsolete!) In some instances the 4.3" screen is sizable enough to show clients project photos and video...Plus with the HDMI port, I can hook into a TV or monitor for more formal stuff. Battery life is fair considering all of the demands I am placing on this thing. (I installed a free task-killer app that ensures things are off when not in use!) My only major gripe is the 4G issue at Sprint...From day 1, I have been charged the $10/ phone premium for 4G (I Have 3- 4G phones)...yet 4G is spotty at best in my area (Jax, FL) and is a battery-killer when the phone is constantly trying to make 4G connection! I am hopeful Sprint can address this soon but I am not holding my breath. All in all this is an excellent purchase and the perfect phone for my needs! Accessories I use: Black Platinum Series case w/ holster, Mini HDMI cable, Zagg Invisible Shield (to protect screen), Plantronics Hands-free

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    iPhone, eat your heart out!

    Posted
    Kidgorgeous

    This phone will tackle any job you throw at it, and then take on seconds. The processor is very zippy, though occasionally will have a second or two of slowdown if you have left it on long and not closed more memory-hungry apps. The camera is very clear, and the latest 2.2 upgrade made it even better for 720p video recording. I wish there were more non-generic accessories, as the one car dock for it is very sub par. As far as battery life, I watch streaming tv shows from various sites over 3g with little buffering (no 4g in Riverside CA yet) and over wi-fi with no buffering, on average of 1hr a day. I also sync my RSS reader, calendar, and get around 100 texts a day (which I reply to). I keep the screen brightness around 25-30%, (which is plenty indoors) and leave off the wi-fi and 3g antennas when not in use. After a day with that use, I will usually use about 60% of the battery, sometimes more. I've yet to see the battery go below 20% in a day under even the most strenuous of use. Bottom line--if you don't leave on all the features all day, and use a car charger, (~6$ on Amazon...micro usb...no excuse to not get one) the phone will not leave you in a lurch. The feel of the phone is very sturdy, and I recommend getting a zagg screen, as the touch screen gets very smudgy without one, but feels much more rugged with one. Oh, one last thing. Despite its gimmicky nature, the kickstand comes in very handy! I even use it when charging, as it allows the speaker to be off the surface for louder notification if I receive a call.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HTC EVO

    Posted
    ShuDiva

    I have had my phone for 4 days, and I love it. I read a lot of negative reviews on the Web, but I haven't had any issues. It seems the biggest complaint is the battery life. If you download "Advanced Task Killer", which is free... you won't have any issues. Also, don't run programs that aren't in use like "Wi-Fi" or having your emails download automatically. I've saw a YouTube video complaint that the screen is not responsive when you try to use your phone while it sitting on a surface like a couch. Ok, maybe it's me, but why would you ever need to do that??? The say it's not as responsive if it's not in your hands, but again maybe it's me, but I have never tried to use any cell phone that wasn't in my hands! Such idiots! Stop trying to find faults, and let's just get real for a minute... most new electronic products have issues when they first hit the streets, and that is just the way it is. Developers always rush to market, close their eyes and just wait for the backlash. Look at Apple's I4 (or whatever they call it) I have heard talk of a recall due to the serious issues they are having. Let's all be adults and realize these things will happen, but so far for the EVO I love it, and would highly recommend it. I also think the known technical issues like the screen lifting, surrounds the very first phones that hit the market and they are the black ones. Mine is white and has just been released so, they had the chance to correct that screen issue because mine is beautiful!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, but flawed device

    Posted
    Happysin

    I picked up my Evo 4G to replace my old iPhone 3G. I was tired of AT&T, and iOS 4 made the 3G unusably slow. Since Android 2.2 is now out for the Evo, I'm only going to talk about 2.2 good and bad. The good is that it's quick, most of the time. I do get occasional hang-ups, but it's normally minor, and much better than the iPhone 3G. I did a side-by-side of the iPhone 4 and the Evo's screens. The iPhone 4 does have a better screen. The Evo has a great screen, and I love it, but Apple wasn't kidding when they claimed that the iPhone 4's screen is now the screen to beat. 4G speeds on the Evo are glorious (assuming you are in a 4G area), but a battery hog. I only turn on 4G for large downloads or tethering. And that brings me to the one major pain point of the Evo. Battery life is HORRID. I actually have installed a battery management app called Juice Defender that allows me to get a full day out of the Evo, but I couldn't even do a complete day before I installed it. This thing slurps battery like nobody's business. The annoying thing about it is the DroidX has the same screen and the same CPU, but runs circles around the Evo on battery life. If it weren't for the 4G access, I would have preferred the DroidX, even without the HTC Sense interface. Overall, I do like the phone, and I am happy with my purchase. HTC needs to learn how to do better memory management, but their Sense interface for Android is still the best UI out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING PHONE

    Posted
    mommyofaprincess

    I upgraded to this phone about 3 weeks ago from my Samsung Intercept and I'm still amazed on how awesome this phone is! I love the size of the phone first of all, great size to put in pocket and not too bulky, huge screen as well. Very easy to maneuver. The call quality is good, the voice on speaker is loud and nice, with my Intercept I could hardly hear on speaker. The phone is very fast in general, never have to wait a second for anything. The FM radio is very nice for at work or during a storm. The camera is AMAZING! I haven't taken 1 single picture or video with my actual camera since I bought this one. I'm one of those people who is always taking pictures of everything I see. It's taken some amazing scenery pictures and when people ask what kind of camera I have, it's just my EVO! The Music player is fast and love how it works. The swype keyboard function is amazing. I went from a phone with a slide out keyboard and thought I might miss it but I dont. I also let my 4 year old watch cartoons on it once in awhile and she just loves it! I haven't had 1 problem so far with this phone. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! The only thing that could be better is battery life but what smart phone doesnt have a short battery life? It all depends on what you do on your phone and how often. I'm on my phone alot throughout the day and it normally drains 3/4 of the way through my day but knew that would happen with any smart phone. I'm probably going to see if I can get the extended battery to see if that will help any, if not oh well. I'm fine with charging it like I do now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone

    Posted
    cander71

    Love this phone. Actually purchased 2 more for each of my kids, since they kept asking for mine to play games and watch movies on Netflix. Had some issues with the the phone rebooting and the battery not charging, but these were easily fixed (see below). If the phone reboots on it's own, it means that it is trying to free up memory to operate efficiently. Best solution- transfer all apps to the SD card if you can and back up your text messages and emails so you can delete old messages. There are free apps on the market to do both of these. The factory battery life is lacking- suggest that you get the upgraded 3500mh through Best Buy, or online. People have complained that the battery will not charge and returned the phone. If you notice that the battery is low and will not charge (with any battery, factory or aftermarket)- you need to turn off the phone and charge it until it gets above 20%. You can't tell the charge level if the phone is off- rule of thumb is 1 minute per percentage (20min=20%), Other option is do not let the battery drop below 20%. The reason is that once the battery reaches a certain low point (10-20%) the phone is not drawing enough power from the charger to both operate and charge, so all the charger is doing is keeping the phone on. Try getting a battery saver/task killer app from the market and avoid using/downloading battery draining apps like live wallpapers or anything that stays on 24/7. After I discovered these simple solutions, I've had no issue with the phone. Would also need to upgrade to Android 2.3 (easily done from the Menu) to get the current enhancements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mobile powerhouse

    Posted
    MarineOne

    - Basically, in a nutshell it's a fantastic phone. Arguably, it's the best phone on the market. It has some of the best things that are out there right now, such as the 8 MP camera, 1 Ghz processor, android 2.2 froyo, and let's not forget the 4.3 display. It may not have the Super AMOLED display, but the Evo has other things that certainly make up for the lacking display. You can't have everything. - As far as people complaining about the poor battery life, they just don't know how to use the android os, and the Evo. It can be easily solved by installing the Advanced task/app killer app on your Evo, which will shut down all the apps you aren't using, which saves a TON of battery life. Also, shutting off your WiFi (When your not using it), and other features will help. If you do that, your Evo will last you for a long time. - The $10 a month fee that is added to this phone may seem ridiculous to some who aren't in a 4G area. I myself am not in a 4G area yet, although I know it's coming. The shortest distance is an hour and a half away. With that said, although you may not have 4G yet, the 10 dollars per month is also paying for the huge amount of bandwidth that it takes to put videos up, and lots of other features with the powerful 1 Ghz processor. So in my mind, it's certainly worth it. Even with the extra 10 bucks, Sprint plans are considerably lower then other carriers and you'll be paying less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't listen to bad battery life reviews

    Posted
    Ellsswhere

    I adopted this beast of a phone on launch day and have experienced all its pitfalls and improvements as they came along. I saw the reviews stating the Evo has a terrible battery life and had to set these reviews straight. With HEAVY use: gps, 4g, wifi internet, data, hrs of calling and texting, navigation, pandora... I get 16hrs easy!... Medium to Light use will get me 24hrs (5am to 5am) The Evo is a top of the line hand held computer, not a touch and go Apple product. Iphone apps are built for one phone model and go through Apple for approval, this is not so with Android Market and so certain apps can be poorly written and directly effect your phones performance. I say this because I downloaded several apps on my Evo one night and the next day I only got 4hrs out of the phone before it died. I had to search internet forums to find out all my frustration was misdirected... it wasn't the Evo or Android, it was a poorly written program I put on my phone, once deleted I was back normal. Again I get 16+ hrs with normal to high usage, do your research, don't use task killers, don't use battery widgets, turn your wifi on and your 4g off when indoors, simple as that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    iPhone who??

    Posted
    Bserious

    This phone is awesome. The 4G is pretty fast. The processing speeds is pretty impressive. The design is beautiful. Now on to the battery. Contrary to what everyone is saying about the battery life it's actually pretty good ONCE you've tweaked the settings. I have my work email synching through Exchange along with my gmail account. At first my battery was dying after a few hours, but then I changed the exhange settings to sych every 15 mins versus as the mail comes in. Also if you stop the google talk service and set it to only sign in when the application is open this help quite a bit. I turned off the syching of apps that I wasn't using like Stocks and News. Everything else I have it set to synch ever hour and a task manager to kill any lingering apps that aren't being used. After doing this I managed to squeeze 22 hours out of it and that only drained the battery to 50% so I probably would've gotten around 40 hours of battery life out of it. Oh and remember that the 4G will def eat your battery up so better turn it off if you're not using it. Anyway, now I don't feel the need to buy an iPhone...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome and Battery problem Fixed with update

    Posted
    datu

    I can't say enough about this phone. The battery life issue was fixed with the latest software update and a free power management app from the market. I can actually browse the web without getting a headache after a few minutes. I think the Droid x is almost as good but service is expensive, each has its strengths but the evo is my choice. Plus when 4g finally gets here I already have the right phone. It works really well on 3g, even the hot spot works great with all our laptops. When 4g gets here this thing is gonna blaze man! They have already got 4g down the road about 5 miles. By the way a lot of companies are starting to make extended batteries that fit without getting a special cover for the back. Right now the life is about the same as my iphone. If your using it as a navigator it'll suck the battery but they all do that. The hot spot wasn't too bad on the battery but if your using it more than an hour its best to plug it in. One thing, when you use the maps or navigator make sure it closes cause it will eat the battery, mine was open all day and I only had 35% battery left 9hrs later. Hopefully the upcoming update will address this. No other phone I've tried compares to this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best phone on the market.....

    Posted
    thanurse82

    I waited 2 weeks for this phone. Watching youtube for tips and tricks everyday. The phone completely lived up to the hype for me. I read all the reviews including the ones on bestbuy.com, and I agree with some and disagree with others. I have no problems with leaking light, or any thing of such. I have no battery issues, maybe due to the fact that I have been using all of the suggestions I have found through various reviews. I have been conditioning my battery, ( letting it get fully charged then draining it before I charge it again). I just recently did not charge the phone for 26 hours with occasional moderate use and hours of standby time. Each time you condition it the battery will get stronger until each reaches it full potential. I must say that I have a task manager. My only gripe is there is not enough accessories at all. I have a white evo and cannot find a clear case, why do I want to put a black case on that defeats the purpose of buying the white phone. I will be going to best buy to buy a zagg invisible shield. I plan on having them install, because my install on my Iphone was horrible. Good luck great phone great purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing phone with very little issues

    Posted
    Aemonking

    I upgraded to the EVO with Sprint from my only Verizon ENVE 2. Right off the bat I noticed the huge difference in speed between the two divices. Not only is the EVO an incredibly fast phone the screen resolution and clarity is awesome. There are loads of free apps, Though I leave the 4G off the 3G speed is plenty fast for downloading apps, music and messing around on youtube. The screen is pretty big, larger than any phone I've seen. In addition for a similar plan with Verizon I would have been paying $129 a month, with Sprint I am paying $79. The only flaw I have found with the phone is the battery life. I knew it was going to use the battery quickly but I was still a little disatisfied. I've heard there are better batteries for the phone, I'll have to check. But you cannot go 2 days without charging the phone. Must be charged every night and it may make it through the following day. I've had it die twice on me.

    I would recommend this to a friend