HTC EVO Design 4G

The EVO Design 4G is an attractive trinket in HTC's lineup. It boasts 4G data speeds, yet also attempts to conquer the thorny problem of how to travel overseas with a device tied to older CDMA technology from third-place U.S. carrier Sprint.

Hardware-wise, the EVO Design 4G sticks appealing close to the usual HTC playbook. Nearly identical to an iPhone 4S in size (though somewhat taller and more angular), the Design 4G is well built, weighing in at a relatively modest 5.22 ounces and 0.5 inches thick – downright weak compared to many of the big-screen Handsets that seem to be the new standard.
A 4.0-inch qHD Super LED capacitive touchscreen exhibit packs 960 x 540 pixels nicely into the Design 4G's 4.8 x 2.4-inch black unibody frame. The front side features the same familiar horizontal earpiece used on many other HTC handsets, with a notice light tucked away at left and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat at right.

similar to many recent HTC handsets, the EVO Design 4G comes with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread installed, though you might not recognize it with HTC's Sense 3.0 painted liberally into most every corner and cranny.
The excellent news is that the handset is on the short list for HTC models scheduled to receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – even if the best date the manufacturer can commit to at the moment is "later this year."
The Design 4G features the standard catch screen ring with icons for Phone, Mail, Camera and Messages.
pull any one of them into the ring below and you'll skip the home screen and go straight to that app, or just drag the ring itself up to hop straight into the familiar Sense home screen, inclusive with cutesy weather animation for when it's raining, snowing, cloudy or windy.

In this day and age, a 5.0 megapixel camera feeler isn't much to get excited about, but that's accurately what the HTC EVO Design 4G is packing on its backside. Coupled with a single-LED flash, photos taken with this handset are "just okay" even at the highest 2592 x 1456 resolution location, with low color saturation and frequently foggy results indoors.

13 filter effects are built in to the Camera app, ranging from Distortion, Vignette and Depth of Field to a handful of Instagram-style Vintage looks. Users can choose a range of options from Camera settings plus the ability to geo-tag images, auto improve, auto focus and face finding.
The EVO Design 4G fares a little improved with video, defaulting to qHD 960x540, even though it can be easily switched up to 720p HD in the Camera app settings. Stereo audio recording is also enabled by evade, which adds a little extra dimension to video recordings when playing them back to your HDTV. Users can also opt to shoot video lacking any audio at all.

Six real-time video filters are accessible while shooting video: Grayscale, Sepia, Negative, Solarize, Posterize and Aqua. They work as estimated but these are mostly throwaway novelty features; users are better served by processing video after it's recorded.
In our experience, fast battery drain is a big problem with HTC devices for the first couple days after pleasing them out of the box.

On the other hand, after a recharge or two, battery life settles into the promised range, which is six hours talk time in this case. The HTC EVO Design 4G includes a removable 1520mAh Li-Ion battery and in our tests, it lasted a full day of recurrent use, which is more than can be said for other popular smartphones on the market today.
wherever trouble comes into that heaven is when you flip the switch to gain 4G WiMAX data speeds – instead of a full day of 3G, you're likely to last less than a third of that time under 4G, although we didn't notice a vast impact on battery life when leaving 4G ticked on while in areas where it wasn't available.
In addition to Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, the EVO Design 4G includes Bluetooth 3.0 + High Speed, allowing for a wide variety of wireless connectivity including stereo audio streaming, A2DP 1.2 and OBEX. The integrated Transfer app also makes it easy to switch to the EVO Design 4G by moving contacts, SMS and calendar events via Bluetooth.The bottom line on the HTC EVO Design 4G is this: Decently made hardware with an plenty of middle of the road software that ultimately promises too much and delivers too little.In spite of just being released in the fourth quarter of 2011, the handset is now essentially a 4G orphan as Sprint diverts its notice from WiMAX and toward a bright, sunny future with LTE as they struggle to uphold ground against rivals Verizon and AT&T.


Meghu said...

HTC Evo Design 4G Review sports a premium and well-crafted design. They offer Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G data, 4.8 inches length and 2.4 inches width, 5 megapixel camera, LED flash as well as an F2.2 lens and manny more.

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