EVO 4G LTE is a fingerprint magnet

Posted Apr 04, 2012 at 6:39 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

Don’t you love that glossy plastic?

  • Angie Wimberly

    Haha, all the other pictures Nick took looked much nicer! Didn’t realize it did that.

  • kazahani

    Ordinarily I love glossy finishes over textured ones. I’m definitely not a fan of this split design, though. They should have stuck with the design from the international version.

  • FlexPuke

    What phone isn’t a fingerprint magnet in a way?

  • Nate B.

    This and the SGSII will rule 2012 unless the Nexus towards the end of the year has a breakthrough. Did you already get the newly leaked MAY 22 Invite? Post please :). If the half of phone showed in the newly leak is the real deal, then it already looks amazing. Let’s hope no US carrier changes it besides I internal radios.

  • kstagg

    It may be a fingerprint magnet, but then again who isn’t going to put a case on it?

    • Carlos icee0711

      Me. I like to hold a phone the way the manufacturer designed it to be. No added girth or weight for me. That said, the back is hideous, but that’s not enough to stop me from buying it. still a beast on the inside.

      • Brandon

        I’m guessing it will be almost day 1 after release before 3rd party manufacturers come up with alternative backplates.. The demand is definitely there.



    • kazahani

      Don’t lose sleep man…

      The U.S. carriers always demand their own customized model. It’s the reason why we usually are the last market to get major new phones.

  • Carlos icee0711

    are these cameras doing the back justice? I mean, yeah its ugly, but are the two black finishes THAT obviously different or are cameras adding some extra brightness?

    • kazahani

      That’s what I keep wondering. I look at a picture of the back of this thing and I’m just confused…

  • bolanrox

    it does not look like the flash is doing all that much to change the color… wow textured matte black on the bottom and smooth hi-gloss on the top… i would have gone with one or the other for the whole thing IMHO.

  • nmccart

    Every smart phone I’ve owned attracts fingerprints like a black hole attracts matter.

    • bolanrox

      every phone i have owned except for the very first attracted fingerprints like magnets. and my first one was more of a dust magnet. i gave up worrying about it :)

  • triangle

    Maybe they can make this in white, so the fingerprints will be a little less visible. I agree with the comment that they should just stick to one finish instead having a split design, but I really wish that it looked more like the One X. At least the device has all of the One X’s features and then some. It’ll still be a great device.

  • spazby

    most phones unfortunately are but I lucked out – motorola photon – not even a smudge on the back