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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Impressed

    Posted
    SmartWater

    I was waiting for a while to get my hands on this phone and it was worth the wait. This phone has it all. The screen size is amazing and the phone has so many features. I will say I am not a fan of the keyboard but with letter recognition it makes it easier to have the correct word added into your text or email. The app world has so many different things to download like TMZ and ringtones. I love being able to customize my screen for what works best for me. I did a serious upgrade from the lg lotus and I don't regret it. I also would recommend the zagg screen protector even if you have to pay the extra 8 dollars for best buy to install it. it's well worth it. The battery could be better but if you are playing on it alot like we all are the first few days then it will drain but otherwise it's cool and will last all day. Overall this is a great phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 4G android phone from Sprint

    Posted
    JasinHollis

    Overall, the HTC EVO 4G is the best phone I've ever owned. I bought it as an upgrade to myt Blackberry Curve and never looked back. Having been a Blackberry user for quite a while, one of its strengths was its ability to sycn to Microsoft Outlook. HTC's HTC Sync software makes this an easy transition. Other things I like about the phone are: Large, bright screen Very responsive touch screen Super fast processor HTC Sense overlay makes for a more intuitive experience Build quality is excellent I haven't tried the 4G yet as I don't currently live in an area where 4G is available, but the 3G is quite fast. My only wish is that the battery life were better. I do get a full day with reasonable phone and data use, but the Blackberry had me spoiled in that area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Android Phone For Sprint

    Posted
    starfighter330

    I was a previous loyal Palm Pre user and though I was majorly disappointed by the hardware over time, lack of new phones with webOS on it and being let down with the future of webOS products, I decided the I would make the leap to the best Android phone Sprint had to offer at this time. So far, I like the features it has, the Android OS is slick and easy to use, the Android Market is full of free and useful apps and the size of the phone isn't a problem once you get use to it. Playing games, watching videos and viewing photos are great on it which makes it a very easy to like having it for. Call quality is good, camera works great and everything else in between has been flawless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Smart Phone But......

    Posted
    DHallowes

    I have had my Evo for two weeks and enjoy its speed and display quality. It is not too comfortable as a pure phone but is OK. The sound quality of the phone is only OK. I don't enjoy paying a mandatory fee of $10 for 4g service that is not avialable in our area. The size of of the screen is a big plus for me. I can read online articles without reading glasses. It sinks easily with Outlook. There is a good collection of apps but getting an app killer is critical. This puppy drinks the battery dry quickly and would likely leave you stranded if your are away from a charger for more than 24 hours. A very nifty phone but beware of battery life!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Would have been excellent except for battery life

    Posted
    donald

    This phone does everything i had expected it to do and more. I couldn't imagine carrying a computer in my pocket that was so small. The problem is that the battery doesn't even last a day. I had read this in reviews before I purchased it. It get very warm and sometimes hot. I purchased a 2nd battery and charger on line and even that didn't help much. I had to carry the 2nd battery with me wherever I went. I turned down the brightness and used all the other helpful hints for conserving battery life. They helped somewhat but I still can't get a day out of it. Hopefully HTC will do something to remedy this major problem. Thank you

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic value!

    Posted
    Waltah

    Short and sweet here. I've had a ton of phones over the last year or so and the Evo 4G takes the cake. My Evo runs ever so smoothly and has speed for days. Reception is top notch. Build quality is amazing so far and display and features are great. The Gingerbread update did cause a few bugs which will be worked out, but it also improved battery life and performance a ton. I simply can't say enough good things about the Evo. The fact that it's only $50 with service right now is just killer, and you won't find a better phone for the money imo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm not disappointed with this phone

    Posted
    NanaNerd

    I'm not disappointed with my phone selection. It has all the features that I could have wanted and those features all funtion as I expected. One of the draw backs is the battery life. I need to recharge everyday. The other draw back is the additional $30 a month that I have to pay to utilize the hotspot capabilities. That was not explained when I bought the phone. They did tell me about the additional $10 per month for the digital package but was not told about the additional $30 until I returned to the store to ask why I was getting a card error when trying to use the hotspot. I will probably have that shut off to reduce my monthly bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone with great features

    Posted
    SharonLE

    My first android phone, so the learning curve has taken awhile.. Texting is a challenge with the touch screen for someone used to buttons, but you can choose the correct word on the list the phone gives you if you spell something wrong. It is getting easier to use with practice. The 4G is very impressive in getting information from the web. A good choice that will enhance your call quality, web searches, which will organize and simplify your life. If you use the 4G, it will run the battery down quickly. Easily fixed by turning it off and using just the 3G feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone, very customizable, battery is bad

    Posted
    YoBlink17

    The phone is an excellent phone for a tech-savvy individual. It is very customizable with a ton of modifications detailed on the online community. The iPhone is great for novice users as it is very user-friendly, whereas the Evo requires a little more familiarity to get use to. But once you do become accustomed to it, you will not want to go back to the iPhone. The battery is awful though. I keep my charger with me at all times and that makes it manageable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Evo Lover

    Posted
    ToyasEvo

    Just like all the reviews I read about this phone before I purchased it, the battery life could be better. I have found with the task killer, the battery will last through my work day so a good 8 hours even with texting, email checks, and a few games. Atleast there is an extended battery option but I don't need it. I love everything the phone does and the only reason I gave it 4 stars on the features is because you have to pay extra to use it as a mobile hotspot. Overall, I love my phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Durability and ridiculously fast!

    Posted
    LeadTexterr

    I love this phone! This phone is my fifth phone in the last two years; I'm hard on phones, and it is extremely durable, ridiculously quick, a really great screen, stylish, and very nice ;D It is just a sophisticated piece of fantastic mobile machinery! I would DEFINITELY recommend this phone to any work-oriented, school-oriented, or simply generally busy person who needs a mobile device in which it will aid in their organization in a modern looking and significantly successful manner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade

    Posted
    CMTH

    I used to have a Blackberry 8320. This is OOOH So Superior! I can see my emails with graphics and all, I can surf the internet, keep all my contacts and calendar through Google. Battery life....uhmm not so good, even worse if you are running lots of applications. Advance Task Killer is a great app to have and helps a lot towards extending battery life. Miss the "Automatic Turn On/Off" feature from my BB and BB Messenger, but Google Talk makes up for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love my Evo!

    Posted
    MNVolvo

    Phone is a little wider than I'm used to, but I got used to it quickly. The camera is a bit of a disappointment, photos are pretty grainy. I got better pictures with my old phone. But it's great for social networking. Battery life is just average, but you can make it last longer if you use the app that shows what programs are running. Had some problems with my mail, too. They would mysteriously be imported and then disappear. But I love this phone, it's like having a tiny laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Phone, so-so battery life.

    Posted
    sagamooregirl

    I've had this phone since Christmas Eve. I have never been this happy with a phone before. The camera is great quality, very customizable, my calls are clearer, and movies are fun to watch on the go. The only problem I have is the battery life. It lasts all day if you don't use any of the apps, but that's impossible on this phone! If you get the task killer, it solved the problem for me. So all in all. I'm very happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone even without 4G

    Posted
    AZOdie

    Overall, this is a great phone. It has a bigger and brighter screen than my Samsung Epic 4G, but the resolution on the Epic is better. On the other hand, the Evo has the latest version of Android while my Epic is still running 2.1 and awaiting an available update. The battery life on both the Evo and Epic are strides better than our previous phone the Palm Pre. Like any smartphone, the battery life is greatly reduced when you start turning on the everyday features such as bluetooth and GPS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    WANT to give it 5 stars but can't!

    Posted
    KODHM

    I would love to give the EVO 5 Stars. I love this Phone it has got to be the most versatile smart phone I've owned (and this is my 6th since the Kyocera Flip Smartphone). But the Battery life is so TERRIBLE I wish there were a rating worse than poor (like beyond bad) All in all though I love the phone and highly recommend it! (My next purchase: Extended life battery)

    I would recommend this to a friend