Apr 04 AT 9:18 AM Nick Gray 37 Comments

HTC EVO One pictures reveal handset’s kickstand

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Sprint and HTC are currently setting up for the HTC EVO One unveiling press event in New York city right now, but we thought we’d share a few pictures of the new One series handset to give you a quick peek at what we will be playing with this afternoon. DROID Life has managed to get some early hands-on time with the HTC EVO One, confirming the handset’s 4.7-inch 720p display, 8 megapixel camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.0.3 build with HTC Sense 4.0. The images they captured focus mainly on the back side of the device and prominently show off the HTC EVO One’s red kickstand, which is located on the upper portion of the phone.

The design of the HTC EVO One looks a bit odd when compared to the sleek HTC One X and One S. While we’re excited to see HTC is bringing back the kickstand with this device, the two-tone back panel (glossy and matte) looks like it would make the phone stand out in a crowd, and not in a good way.

What are your thoughts on the HTC EVO One’s design? Do you like what Sprint and HTC have come up with, or should they have simply kept the look of the HTC One X?

Source: DROID Life

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • donger

    who still uses a kickstand?

    • Joel

      Um…Everyone who has a kickstand..?

      Remember the original Evo had one, and this is the new added member of the family so it makes sense. Besides the screen is huge so it would come in handy at some point.
      And lets not forget that alot of Evo 3D owners were pissed that it wasnt a part of the design. Guessing they didnt wanna go that road again.

    • http://www.ndroidgamers.com B2L

      I bought a kickstand case specifically for my Galaxy Note. They are quite handy to have.

    • http://www.openintro.com OpenIntro

      A kickstand isn’t NECESSARY, but I will say I definitely utilized it when I had my EVO and have missed it at times with my Galaxy SII. It isn’t an inconvenience to have, and it’s like having a built in accessory when you want to use it!

    • spazby

      I use it all the time, skype, streaming, etc…

  • Joel

    Would have been nice if they stuck to the white, but the addition of the camera button and kickstand is welcomed. Just hope they dont pull a “Now available in white” stunt later on, that horse is tired.
    Release in white and avail black later on, that would be different for a change.

    Not turned off by any means though.

  • Carlos icee0711

    It’s made by HTC and it’s packing quite a punch, I don’t really care what it looks like as long as the internals are the One X’s. Ahem…I want it I want it I want it I want it I want it I want it I want it! Okay, I’m good.

  • mlynch01

    Does look like Sprint tweaked the One X’s design for the worst. Looks like it might be the ugly duckling of the One series.

  • dVyper

    Does the phone come that dirty out of the box?!

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I was thinking the same thing. I’ve been taking pictures of phones for 6 years now and I still dint understand pictures like these. Dark, dirty, blurry. I dont get it

    • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

      That was the first thing I noticed. We need to see more. The kickstand is not that bad if it is well integrated with the whole body.

  • triangle

    Only a few hours away from seeing more official pics that aren’t dark or dirty, so I’ll reserve judgment until then. But I do wish that they were keeping the One X design because what I see so far isn’t nearly as attractive as the One X.

  • Mark

    typical American designers/engineers always thinking bigger is better and good old desins are great! I love that the battery is larger and can even deal with the kick stand (have the original EVO since the release and can count how many times the kick stand was actually utilized…useless in my opinion) but to go as far as junk one of the if not the best physically desined phones was totally boneheaded. will be trying to get an unlocked version of the European One X instead, if not then will think about ATT (NOT!) or a samsung. very dissappointed at SPRINT. I was soooooo excited when I saw the One series revealed and now deflated. next time something is designed to look different and good, just keep it’s basic look and add your little to it. less is better

    • Pele

      Am I the only one that thinks the kickstand looks like it’s made up of left over remnants of a Chocolate Eclair (wooden stick)? I liked having a kickstand on the Evo, it came in handy once in awhile BUT I would have taken a bigger battery over the kickstand ANY day of the week.

      • Michael

        No you’re not alone, it looks like a piece of shit imo but then any phone with a cheap looking stand like this just cheapens the whole product.

    • CORYK333

      Had to down vote you for using “NOT!”

  • glennw

    I guess the placement of the kickstand rules out the possibility that it would work in both portrait and landscape mode :(

  • Adryan maldonado

    i Think they should have kept the original design of the international version but keep the kickstand. Im almost in love with this phone and it HAS A CAMERA BUTTON!!!!!! if only it would have a sd card slot and a removable battery it would be the perfect phone

    • cwjones4

      i read an article last night over at phandroid.com saying that i had both of those things. we’ll have to wait for the announcement to see, but sprint has a good track record of bringing “more” to devices

  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com alxrock

    The part glossy/ part matte finish is really the thing that ruins the look of the phone. I was really hoping that the Evo’s design wouldn’t stray far from the look of the One X.
    I suppose there’s still hope for the white version?

  • http://willoughbyjunction.com Jayson Olson

    Just kinda looks cheap and the chances of breaking off, or getting snagged in clothes or a purse, or in little hands….I predict ::snap::

  • mmitchum

    Yessssss! Believe it or not, this is one of the things that I was hoping my next phone would have. I have the OG EVO 4G and I use the kick stand every day! As a matter of fact, it’s on the kick stand right now!

    I’m not worried so much about the two-tone thing. It’s a phone, not a car. I wouldn’t care if they made it gloss and matte striped on the back. The specs and the functionality are what I concern myself with. The lack of a kick stand may not have prevented me from buying the phone, but having it is a much appreciated bonus!

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    That kickstand looks really thin. Glad to see Sprint is doing something a tad bit different than everyone else and starting an EVO tradition.

  • LittleGreenDude

    The kickstand is a welcome addition! Now I’m just waiting for Richard Yarrell’s troll comment about his EVO family.

    • swazedahustla

      Little Richard has no EVO family. He just talks about stuff that he really doesn’t even understand. All he does is quote articles from other sites, as if we don’t read that same stuff. We know you don’t know what you are talking about tricky ricky……

    • CORYK333

      Noticed for a while he was spewing different jizz out of his mouth over on droid-life for a bit regarding his gNex but pretty sure he got banned after a week. You know it’s bad if the DLife crew bans you bc it’s a goddamn circus in that comment section.

  • Jrels

    I’m disappointed but not surprised with the design. The EVO line has been about function over form. The EVO One just doesn’t seem to fit the overall design philosophy of the One series.

  • Michael

    What a cheap nasty kickstand that is.

  • johnnycsx

    That’s a really ugly looking bit of plastic.

  • Klaus

    With the rumored internals I really don’t care what it looks like. I’ll buy it!

  • jonathan3579

    It’s fugly. I hope this was a prototype. :- /

  • RimeOne

    The One X is like a piece of art. The Evo One is like a… POS. All joking aside, the Evo One isn’t bad looking when compared to say the Evo 3D but when you look at the smooth lineless design elements of the One series and then look at the Evo One, it looks as if the Evo One is just left over design scraps from the Evo 3D. I’m so glad I have a line with AT&T in addition to my Sprint line. Cause in my opinion, in an attempt to differentiate itself from other carriers, Sprint has ruined the Evo line.

  • Paul Atreides

    Honestly, I like this phone. The 2650 mah battery and micro sd expansion alone is enough to make this better than the original. It resembles a Epic 4G Touch in the front and I’m hopin the back wasn’t finished. Sprint didn’t skimp on the Beats, and I love that hidden kickstand. I don’t think it’s as skimpy as some may think.

  • jamal adam

    Hopefully the design does not take drastic directions away from the One X because it is a beautiful and I would hate to see it turned into a custom Sprint only weird design.

  • gregg

    To go from the sleek and sexy design of the gsm version of the One X to that?!! That’s a “what the hell were they thinking?”. People buy their phones for the looks and the specs but i would pass that “thing” any day just on the looks alone. If I were the designer of the HTC One X I would be pissed!!

  • Carol

    Why does that red kickstand look like a wooden Popsicle stick, poorly painted with red nail polish????

  • whodunit

    I think the kickstand is actually metal, not plastic and in 1 article I read they said it was two-directional. I’d like to see it in the other direction. Not sure I like the shiny plastic around the camera but I think it is replaceable and maybe they’ll make a version that matches the rest of the phone (hint hint).

  1. who still uses a kickstand?

    • Um…Everyone who has a kickstand..?

      Remember the original Evo had one, and this is the new added member of the family so it makes sense. Besides the screen is huge so it would come in handy at some point.
      And lets not forget that alot of Evo 3D owners were pissed that it wasnt a part of the design. Guessing they didnt wanna go that road again.

    • I bought a kickstand case specifically for my Galaxy Note. They are quite handy to have.

    • A kickstand isn’t NECESSARY, but I will say I definitely utilized it when I had my EVO and have missed it at times with my Galaxy SII. It isn’t an inconvenience to have, and it’s like having a built in accessory when you want to use it!

    • I use it all the time, skype, streaming, etc…

  2. Would have been nice if they stuck to the white, but the addition of the camera button and kickstand is welcomed. Just hope they dont pull a “Now available in white” stunt later on, that horse is tired.
    Release in white and avail black later on, that would be different for a change.

    Not turned off by any means though.

  3. It’s made by HTC and it’s packing quite a punch, I don’t really care what it looks like as long as the internals are the One X’s. Ahem…I want it I want it I want it I want it I want it I want it I want it! Okay, I’m good.

  4. Does look like Sprint tweaked the One X’s design for the worst. Looks like it might be the ugly duckling of the One series.

  5. Does the phone come that dirty out of the box?!

    • I was thinking the same thing. I’ve been taking pictures of phones for 6 years now and I still dint understand pictures like these. Dark, dirty, blurry. I dont get it

    • That was the first thing I noticed. We need to see more. The kickstand is not that bad if it is well integrated with the whole body.

  6. Only a few hours away from seeing more official pics that aren’t dark or dirty, so I’ll reserve judgment until then. But I do wish that they were keeping the One X design because what I see so far isn’t nearly as attractive as the One X.

  7. MarkGuest 3 years ago

    typical American designers/engineers always thinking bigger is better and good old desins are great! I love that the battery is larger and can even deal with the kick stand (have the original EVO since the release and can count how many times the kick stand was actually utilized…useless in my opinion) but to go as far as junk one of the if not the best physically desined phones was totally boneheaded. will be trying to get an unlocked version of the European One X instead, if not then will think about ATT (NOT!) or a samsung. very dissappointed at SPRINT. I was soooooo excited when I saw the One series revealed and now deflated. next time something is designed to look different and good, just keep it’s basic look and add your little to it. less is better

    • PeleGuest 3 years ago

      Am I the only one that thinks the kickstand looks like it’s made up of left over remnants of a Chocolate Eclair (wooden stick)? I liked having a kickstand on the Evo, it came in handy once in awhile BUT I would have taken a bigger battery over the kickstand ANY day of the week.

      • MichaelGuest 3 years ago

        No you’re not alone, it looks like a piece of shit imo but then any phone with a cheap looking stand like this just cheapens the whole product.

    • Had to down vote you for using “NOT!”

  8. I guess the placement of the kickstand rules out the possibility that it would work in both portrait and landscape mode :(

  9. i Think they should have kept the original design of the international version but keep the kickstand. Im almost in love with this phone and it HAS A CAMERA BUTTON!!!!!! if only it would have a sd card slot and a removable battery it would be the perfect phone

    • i read an article last night over at phandroid.com saying that i had both of those things. we’ll have to wait for the announcement to see, but sprint has a good track record of bringing “more” to devices

  10. The part glossy/ part matte finish is really the thing that ruins the look of the phone. I was really hoping that the Evo’s design wouldn’t stray far from the look of the One X.
    I suppose there’s still hope for the white version?

  11. Just kinda looks cheap and the chances of breaking off, or getting snagged in clothes or a purse, or in little hands….I predict ::snap::

  12. Yessssss! Believe it or not, this is one of the things that I was hoping my next phone would have. I have the OG EVO 4G and I use the kick stand every day! As a matter of fact, it’s on the kick stand right now!

    I’m not worried so much about the two-tone thing. It’s a phone, not a car. I wouldn’t care if they made it gloss and matte striped on the back. The specs and the functionality are what I concern myself with. The lack of a kick stand may not have prevented me from buying the phone, but having it is a much appreciated bonus!

  13. That kickstand looks really thin. Glad to see Sprint is doing something a tad bit different than everyone else and starting an EVO tradition.

  14. The kickstand is a welcome addition! Now I’m just waiting for Richard Yarrell’s troll comment about his EVO family.

    • swazedahustlaGuest 3 years ago

      Little Richard has no EVO family. He just talks about stuff that he really doesn’t even understand. All he does is quote articles from other sites, as if we don’t read that same stuff. We know you don’t know what you are talking about tricky ricky……

    • Noticed for a while he was spewing different jizz out of his mouth over on droid-life for a bit regarding his gNex but pretty sure he got banned after a week. You know it’s bad if the DLife crew bans you bc it’s a goddamn circus in that comment section.

  15. JrelsGuest 3 years ago

    I’m disappointed but not surprised with the design. The EVO line has been about function over form. The EVO One just doesn’t seem to fit the overall design philosophy of the One series.

  16. MichaelGuest 3 years ago

    What a cheap nasty kickstand that is.

  17. That’s a really ugly looking bit of plastic.

  18. KlausGuest 3 years ago

    With the rumored internals I really don’t care what it looks like. I’ll buy it!

  19. It’s fugly. I hope this was a prototype. :- /

  20. RimeOneGuest 3 years ago

    The One X is like a piece of art. The Evo One is like a… POS. All joking aside, the Evo One isn’t bad looking when compared to say the Evo 3D but when you look at the smooth lineless design elements of the One series and then look at the Evo One, it looks as if the Evo One is just left over design scraps from the Evo 3D. I’m so glad I have a line with AT&T in addition to my Sprint line. Cause in my opinion, in an attempt to differentiate itself from other carriers, Sprint has ruined the Evo line.

  21. Paul AtreidesGuest 3 years ago

    Honestly, I like this phone. The 2650 mah battery and micro sd expansion alone is enough to make this better than the original. It resembles a Epic 4G Touch in the front and I’m hopin the back wasn’t finished. Sprint didn’t skimp on the Beats, and I love that hidden kickstand. I don’t think it’s as skimpy as some may think.

  22. Hopefully the design does not take drastic directions away from the One X because it is a beautiful and I would hate to see it turned into a custom Sprint only weird design.

  23. greggGuest 3 years ago

    To go from the sleek and sexy design of the gsm version of the One X to that?!! That’s a “what the hell were they thinking?”. People buy their phones for the looks and the specs but i would pass that “thing” any day just on the looks alone. If I were the designer of the HTC One X I would be pissed!!

  24. CarolGuest 3 years ago

    Why does that red kickstand look like a wooden Popsicle stick, poorly painted with red nail polish????

  25. whodunitGuest 3 years ago

    I think the kickstand is actually metal, not plastic and in 1 article I read they said it was two-directional. I’d like to see it in the other direction. Not sure I like the shiny plastic around the camera but I think it is replaceable and maybe they’ll make a version that matches the rest of the phone (hint hint).