Review: HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint
The Android 4.0 browser is decent enough, but Chrome Beta for Android is better. Whichever browser is your particular flavor of poison, be prepared for some slow browsing. Sprint's 3G network may have felt zippy back in the day, but it's painfully slow compared to the competing networks of 2012. Think I'm kidding? The fastest peak download speed I achieved over 3G with the HTC EVO was 0.94Mbps down. The average download was closer to 500Kbps. The LTE One X for AT&T, by way of comparison, peaked at 44Mbps down and averaged 21Mbps. Sprint's 3G network is a joke. Keep in mind, both the EVO 4G LTE and One X have the same processor, same RAM, same display, and same software. Sprint's 3G network is slow; that's all there is to it. Until Sprint gets around to launching LTE, be prepared to keep the Wi-Fi radio on and map out where the local free hotspots are.
HTC's Sense 4.0 lets you fine-tune nearly every facet of the EVO's behavior and appearance. In fact, it probably offers too much flexibility.
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The modifications that matter most to most people, such as scenes, skins, wallpapers, and ringtones, are a web of interlaced and related settings that take some time to learn to use properly. (Was that a skin or a theme that changed my wallpaper?) The most useful tool of the entire UI is the one that lets you customize the lock screen shortcuts and widgets.
Sprint's Latest EVO from HTC Adds 4G LTE, Brings Back Kickstand
Sprint and HTC today announced the EVO 4G LTE Android 4.0 smartphone. The EVO 4G LTE is a variant of the One X, but substitutes an aluminum frame and casing for the polycarbonate found on the One X.
Hands-On: HTC EVO 4G LTE
HTC today revealed Sprint's variant of the HTC One smartphone, the EVO 4G LTE. Though this smartphone closely mirrors the One X headed to AT&T, it has plenty to make it unique.
Sprint Confirms Delay of HTC EVO LTE 4G
Sprint today indicated via its customer support forums that the planned May 18 launch of the EVO 4G LTE has now been delayed thanks to stalled shipments of the device into the country. Both the One X (for AT&T) and EVO 4G LTE have been blocked at customs, where they are being examined for compliance with an ITC exclusion order.
HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE Held Up at Customs
HTC today announced that shipments of its One X and EVO 4G LTE smartphones have been halted at customs. In a statement emailed to media, HTC explained, "The US availability of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed due to a standard U.S.
Sprint Reveals Details of HD Voice Service
At CTIA this week, Sprint and Qualcomm revealed new details of Sprint's forthcoming HD Voice service. Sprint says they won't charge for the feature; it will automatically be used for all voice calls whenever the network and both phones support it.