Review: HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint
To me, the HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint presents a conundrum. HTC and Sprint took everything I liked about the One X design and killed it. They kept all the important features and capabilities the same, though. The guts of the device are mostly the same, the software is identical, and the overall performance and daily user experience are great.
Sprint is obviously hoping the owners of the original EVO, which went on sale in June 2010, will go straight from that EVO to this EVO. The original EVO uses WiMax, which is still operational. The EVO 4G LTE uses LTE, which won't launch until later this year. Even when it does, it will only grace six cities at the start, and won't ramp up to cover 120 million people until the end of the year.
The question is, do you upgrade now or wait for LTE? If you've come to rely on the faster mobile broadband speeds available to your WiMax device, then perhaps you should stick with it until LTE is available in your neck of the woods. Downgrading mobile broadband from WiMax to EVDO could be jarring and unpleasant to some users.
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However, if network speeds aren't that important to you and you're pining for some new hardware to love, the EVO 4G LTE is the (near) total package. I don't care much for the design, but that's just me. Maybe it's right up your alley. The EVO 4G LTE is a fantastic phone, and the best in Sprint's line-up at the moment. It'll be that much better once LTE is available.
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