Mar 24 AT 1:07 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Sprint HTC EVO 4G: Hands on wrap up

We decided to skip CTIA this year because we were sick of Vegas after CES. I’m almost wishing we went now, but there are plenty of more shows this year and we are already scheduled to attend several (Google I/O, GDC Austin, CTIA San Fran, etc.). The Sprint HTC EVO 4G is the hottest phone of this year’s CTIA so we rounded up several hands on reports from our friends to get a better feel of the first 4G WiMax handset.

Android Central“First and foremost, the thing is a beast. A 4.3-inch LED touchscreen — same as the HD2 — and the same 1GHz Snapdragon processor. A gigabyte of ROM and 512 of RAM round out what’s under the hood.”

IntoMobile - “Overall, the HTC EVO 4G will quite possibly be the baddest Android phone on the planet, when it launches on Sprint later this year.”

Mobile Burn“The phone itself is huge. The 4.3-inch touchscreen makes you feel like you are at the movies, which is great, but it is quite large physically and is probably going to bother some people just due to the sheer width of the device.”

Mobile Crunch“Everything that relied on the 4G network, from pulling down Youtube videos to browsing, seemed to clip along at breakneck speeds. While it could very well be due to the fact that there aren’t that many devices on Sprint’s 4G network just yet, this thing was simply soaring.”

Slash Gear“Frankly, this is the HD2 with Android 2.1 and an even better mobile browsing experience, ticking every box Google-lovers have been crying out for since the Windows Mobile smartphone was first spotted.”

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  • Manly Man

    Two Groundbreaking devices(the nexus one and supersonic) in one year, man it wont be long until android surpass apple!

    • http://Website cooper

      what are you talking about android surpassed apple along time ago

      • Manly Man

        Cooper, tech wise and to us phone head android been surpassed apple but to the majority apple is on top!

    • http://Website MK

      keep calling it the supersonic and wait to be made fun of….what a silly name that would have been….

    • http://Website jen

      love the impression done by MC, loading assasins creed II (youtube) on the evo. For sure, this is more than what we expected during its conceptual supersonic phone. Glimpse:

  • http://Website Fuzzy

    EVO 4G is too big for my taste. I don’t want to walk around with a big iPad like device which does not even fit comfortably in my shirt pocket or even the pants pocket. I also do not wish to hold up a big pad like device to my ear while making a call. I think the Nexus One is just the perfect size smartphone for me.

    I don’t want a thing with a big screen hanging from my belt, coz that’s where this will most easily fit (outside of the pocket). i would look like the UPS or FedEx guy with the huge scanner hanging on their back pockets ;)

    • http://Website chomatz

      different folks… different strokes…

      still the evo sure is a monster phone!!!

  • stalker

    apple got very good competition with these phones.

  • http://Website FudgePack

    Fuzzy, you must have really small hands to think this phone is “padlike”

    • http://Website Antwan

      LOL probably has lil girl hands.