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Hands-on with Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE

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The HTC EVO 4G LTE (we’re still getting used to the name) is finally here. If you have seen the software on the HTC EVO One X or One S, the EVO 4G LTE isn’t going to offer anything new for you. The handset features Android 4.0.3 with HTC Sense 4.0, ImageSense camera technology and Beat Audio. What makes the EVO 4G LTE stand out from the HTC One series is that it has a larger 2,000 mAh battery, a kickstand and HD Voice capabilities.

We got some hands-on time with the HTC EVO 4G LTE at the unveiling event in New York tonight, and we thought we’d share some of the pictures we got and a quick video overview. The design of the phone is quite different than the other HTC One series, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. HTC is still using its uni-body aluminum design which wraps around the front and back of the handset.

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HTC has chosen to blast the aluminum case with micro particles to give it a soft-touch feel and then shaved off the top lower of metal around the edge of the device to reveal it’s true color. The upper section on the back side of the phone is a glossy black plastic cover which protects the EVO 4G LTE’s microSD card slot, radios and NFC chip. As you might expect, the glossy finish is a fingerprint magnet.

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Though the HTC EVO 4G LTE features a large 2,000 mAh battery, HTC has managed to cram all the handset components into a body which is 8.98mm thick and weights 134 grams. The handset may not look as elegant as other HTC One devices, but it’s certainly not hard on the eyes.

So what do you think of the HTC EVO 4G LTE? Do you like the name? Do you like the design? With the HTC EVO 4G LTe do your next phone?