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HTC EVO 4G


WHO THIS PHONE IS BEST FOR
Social Network enthusiast
Businessman/woman
Photo/video user
Texting Addict

STAY AWAY IF YOU ARE
Minimalist
Someone who doesn't like a great phone.

OVERALL

The HTC EVO 4G is a great phone and gives any other smart phone on the market a run for the money (Which is about $150 with a new contract). The major flaws of this phone range from battery life to the rear facing camera sticking out to far. However, the rest of its minimal flaws are masked by a well made phone with awesome features including a super fast processor, a huge screen, Skype calls not requiring wi-fi and an awesome 8 Megapixel camera with a flash.

DESIGN

It is a great looking phone with a huge screen which adds to its overall sleek design. The phone itself is a bit bigger than others that are on the market, but nothing to complain about. The only buttons on the phone a volume toggle on the side and the necessary power button; both contribute to its minimalist design (The home, back, search and menu buttons are touch sensitive).

Haven't actually found a use for the kick-stand yet, but supposedly it's for table-top video viewing. I usually find If I am in a place with a table and enough time to watch a video, I have my laptop with me or accessible. Nonetheless, still a thoughtful feature in design.

The dual LED flash works really well but the flash itself sticks out a bit far. However, now they have cases that protect this part of the phone as well.

MULTIMEDIA

With its incredibly fast Snapdragon processor, the EVO can handle plenty of multi-tasking. As well, the Android operating system runs as minimalist as you want it to, and the phone comes with the “HTC Sense� theme that doesn't weigh down the operating system.

HTC's Friend Stream is their social media aggregator which lets you see all of your social networks and updates right on the home screen. You can also pinch anywhere on the home screen and look at all the applications you have open, pick one to go too, or close them from there.

BATTERY LIFE

This is where the phone falters. The battery life from most of the user reviews I have read and people I have talked to is about 1 day...at most. There are some ways to get more use out of your battery, but the better (more expensive) fix is to buy the battery upgrade. From what I hear, might want to have a charger in your car, at your office, and at home.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Of course the phone comes with the standard fare for smart phones-wi-fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and a 1 year warranty. You also have the option to purchase tethering for up to 8 wi-fi enabled devices and unlimited data usage. Only downside, it costs 30 extra dollars a month on top of your data plan. If the 8 gig card that comes with it isn't enough storage for you, you can just buy a bigger one (Expensive, but worth it if you have a lot of music).


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