May 08 AT 10:29 AM Nick Gray 24 Comments

HTC EVO V 4G landing on Virgin Mobile on May 31st for $299.99


On May 31, Virgin Mobile will launch the HTC EVO V 4G. The new HTC device is essentially last year’s HTC EVO 3D without Sprint’s branding. Virgin has kept the 3D display, dual cameras and the phone’s awkward design. While Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D is still running on Android 2.3, the EVO V 4G will debut with Android 4.0 and HTC Sense 3.6 – similar to what HTC’s been delivering to its older devices as they are updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. Virgin Mobile and HTC have not released details about the phone’s processor, but we assume the EVO V 4G is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qaulcomm S3 chip.

HTC EVO V 4G specifications

  • 5MP camera with video and 3D HD imaging, and 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen
  • 1730 mAh battery (up to six hours of talk time)
  • External micro SD memory card slot up to 32GB (8GB card included)
  • HDMI and Bluetooth-capable
  • Dual microphones for noise suppression
  • Digital compass, G-Sensor, Light sensor, GPS/AGPS
  • 4G WiMAX technology

The HTC EVO V 4G will cost $299.99 and can be used with Virgin’s Beyond Talk plans which start at just $35 a month for 300 minutes, unlimited messaging and 2.5GB of data at 4G speeds. According to Virgin, the launch of the HTC EVO V 4G proves “that customers don’t have to sacrifice technology to choose a prepaid smartphone that keeps them connected.”

Virgin Mobile’s lineup may not include any true flagship Android devices, but the HTC EVO V 4G is certainly a great option if you don’t mind living with last year’s technology.

Via: The Verge

Source: Virgin Mobile

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • jaxidian

    Is this the first time that an Evo has been on a carrier besides Sprint?

    • swazedahustla

      I believe so.

      • mopsdaas

        I recommend this phone! Prices are more reasonable! Better than the other!
        A9220 GSM + WCDMA dual sim 3G smartphone

        • Piqutchi

          > MediaTek processor

          Nice try

    • Jorge Eslava

      Yeah, it surprises me since the EVO line is Sprint’s brand like mytouch is to T-mobile.

      • Nick Gray

        The EVO is HTC’s brand, not Sprint’s. HTC owns the EVO trademark.

    • Nick Gray

      No, HTC launched a GSM version of the EVO 3D last year in Europe.

    • yankeesusa

      Technically its still sprint since virgin mobile is owned by sprint.

  • Jorge Eslava

    I hope we can get something like this if not this on republic wireless

  • Scott

    Are you sure they stripped out the 3D? The specs say it has 3D HD imaging.

  • spazby

    i just realized I don’t know anyone who is on Virgin Mobile…

  • Gabe

    I thought VirginMobile said that all of their Android devices will only be stock Android. Hmm..

  • matt

    So will u get 3G or 4G speeds? I thought Virgin only offered 3G. Im very nervous @ switching to any Sprint brand cuz I read so so many customer complaints @ their data network. I may end up with a new iphone but for now settling for a crappy Tmo phone I won for prepaid. Im on wifi most of day & only pay $30/month.

    • AChackes

      You get 4G on their WIMAX. They DID only offer 3G until this phone. I have Virgin Mobile and I am happy with it. If you are on wifi most of the day, check out Republic Wireless. Its not available to the public yet, but will be open to more users soon.

      I wrote a thread about this phone and Republic Wireless earlier today

  • kbeas80

    Does anyone use Virgin Mobile? What’s their value proposition in market?

    • yankeesusa

      I tried virgin mobile for my brother in law to see if it was worth it and it was really good. Only problem is that it runs on the sprint network so right now you’ll run into some slow data till they finish their network upgrade. Other than that vmobile is pretty good especially for $35 and having an awesome phone like the evo line.

    • AChackes

      I use Virgin Mobile, their value proposition is you can have an android smartphone for $35/ mo. Same plan used to be $25/ mo which is what I have, but if you upgrade to a new smartphone that is released after 5/1/12 you lose your grandfathered plan, but it’s worth it for this phone and 4G.

      • Ace

        Yaa its worth it bit the problem is they’re going to charge and extra $10 to use their “4g” service which is garbage. I’ve been a vm customer for about a year and their low $40 plan is what brought me to them. Now if I get this phone my plan jumps $15 more. $20 more of I use a store bought top-up card with tax in which I usually do. They’re disappointing us now woth raised rates

  • Ace

    Does the phone have flashh? Because if it doesn’t that’s crap. It seems with VM there’s always something missing, so that’s why I’m curious. It’ll have updated everything blah blah blah, but the littlest problem like no flash

    • Yumad

      Flash is crap. Why would you want to infect a mobile device with flash. Flash drains out battery way faster than normal, and there’s higher security risks using flash. Fuck flash.

  • info81

    This phone looks like a really good deal to me. I am already on VM and pay $35 a month for everything. If you live in a area with WiMax coverage this is a great deal, If you don’t have Wi-Max coverage you are never going to get it because they are switching to the LTE build out. I don’t want to pay $85 a month for a phone. The $50 a month I will save will pay for the phone in six months.

  • Yumad

    This phone is great if you want something good for little monthly payments.

  • GlendaMarie

    If I were to get this phone would I be able to use the $25 top card? They still sell have it in some stores in where I live?