At the time of its release, in 2010, the HTC EVO 4G was an impressive device available in exchange for only $200 with a two-year contract on Sprint. If you still find this smartphone an appealing choice and you want to find out more details about its features and capabilities you should take a look below.
About the design I can tell you that you will be impressed by an imposing exterior with a 4.3-inch touchscreen that dominates the front face and supports a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The size of the phone is pretty pocket-friendly, because the device measures 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches. What’s more important is that you will feel comfortable while keeping it with your hands and using its controls. Under the screen you will find the typical Android touchscreen controls: Home, Menu, Back and Search. That means, overall, you will be greeted by the look of a traditional Android smartphone with responsive controls and a quality front facing camera placed above the large display. You will also notice that each edge accommodates certain controls. For instance, on the right edge you will find the volume rocker while at the top you will find the 3.5mm headphone jack and the power button and at the bottom the HDMI port and a micro-USB connector that you are supposed to use for both data transfers and charging the smartphone. What I also need to mention is that the back is the home of the 8MP rear camera and its stylish LED flash.
As pre-loaded operating system you will find on this HTC smartphone Android 2.1 with the Sense UI. Fortunately the OS version is upgradable to superior versions, so you should be able to benefit from all the new Android features made available since the release of the smartphone. However, even if you preserve the original software combination you won’t be disappointed because you will benefit from the services of a social network aggregator known as Friend Stream as well as from options that can help you edit text faster. I am also a fan of the Google and Sprint services that are made available.
What I also feel the need to mention is that the 8MP camera equipped with dual-LED flash produces impressive photos that benefit from a well-designed camera interface. That interface allows you to control features like white balance and exposure and add an unlimited number of photo effects. You will also be impressed by the HD video recording capabilities of the camera, but you shouldn’t expect the results to be comparable with those produced by 1080p camcorders. Other features worth highlighting are the 4G support ensured and the 1GHz Snapdragon processor.