The EVO 4G LTE, which is kissing cousins with the top end of HTC’s One lineup, is an awesome behemoth of an Android 4.0 ICS device, set to go on preorder May 7 for $199.99. If you know much anything about me, you know I’m a devoted Motorola follower, having owned nothing else. For the record, I have played with many others, but always come back to my favorite. This is the first phone from another manufacturer to make me actually seriously want it, and it even has a built-in kickstand, no media dock needed!
The EVO 4G LTE starts with a bang with its 4.7-inch HD screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an awesome 8MP camera—more on that later—and a 2000mAh battery. It finishes with an even bigger bang—HD Voice. HD Voice is an industry first, making this a network announcement, not just a phone announcement.
HD Voice is a new technology being rolled out with Sprint’s Network Vision plan, and includes dual microphones on the devices themselves, special encoders, and special decoders. When all of this is partnered with Sprint’s newfangled wireless technologies, the result is an awesome conversational experience. What’s that you say? Use a smartphone as a phone? Crazy talk, I know!
The usual and obvious high-end goodies all come standard, such as LTE—duh—Sense 4.0, and NFC, including Google Wallet and Android Beam. Think I forgot about the camera? Think again. The 8MP camera is designed to be just as good as any 8MP non-SLR camera on the market. The camera has an incredible 2.0 f-stop—by comparison Cannon’s $179.99 A4000 IS has an f-stop of f/3.2—as well as several other HTC enhancements, like concurrent video recording and still photos. For more pictures, videos, and specifications than you could ever need, hit up the source links—they’re all good.
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