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Sprint's Latest EVO from HTC Adds 4G LTE, Brings Back Kickstand

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Apr 4, 2012, 4:38 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Apr 4, 2012, 4:53 PM

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. In addition to the aluminum, the EVO 4G LTE also has a bi-directional kickstand so it can be propped up two different ways for watching video content. The EVO 4G LTE supports HD calling, which Sprint says offers drastically higher call quality over the cellular network (this feature will become available later this year, and is network-dependent). Other specs of the device line up with the rest of the One X line. It has a 4.7-inch 720p HD Super LCD display, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and continuous shot, and NFC with Google Wallet. The EVO 4G LTE has CDMA in the 800/1900MHz bands, and LTE in the 1900MHz band. It also includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a user-accessible microSD slot. The device will be available for pre-sale in early May, and will ship by the end of June. It will cost $199.99 with a new contract.

source: Sprint / HTC

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About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.

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Apr 28, 2012, 3:56 AM


I hate it that this phone and maybe others don't allow you to replace batteries. I do this often. (I have an EVO 4g and have to replace them at least once a day).

This was the deal breaker for me with iPhone. What happens when the battery wears out before the phone. I'll be looking elswhere.

Too much Mein Kamph for me....

Apr 9, 2012, 2:13 PM

Mind if I nit-pick?

Why do they put the micro-USB port on the sides of a phone? Why?!!

1) Nothing more awkward, or annoying, than having the charge cord coming out the side of your phone especially when trying to talk on your phone while charging. Very awkward indeed.

2) Considering the EVO uses a kickstand, now the cord will stick straight up from the phone?!

3) Doesn't work well with universal dash/window mounts.

I really, Really, REALLY wish they would leave the port on the bottom of the phone.

I digress.
Get a right/left angle micro usb cord.

Apr 4, 2012, 6:23 PM

I thought

I thought Sprint was using LTE on the 800mhz band not 1900?
It is launching on 1900 but when iDEN is shut down, it is incorporating it into the Network Vision model, so LTE will run off 800 as well.
Sprint is launching LTE on 1900 MHz first. It will expand to 800 later on.

Apr 4, 2012, 5:16 PM


really great looking phone. I hope that Verizon gets an htc one x variant of it's own
Erick47 said:
really great looking phone. I hope that Verizon gets an htc one x variant of it's own

I agree I'm actually impressed with this bad boy. It's ashame it's on the wrong network. A Verizon version would fl...

Apr 5, 2012, 7:14 PM

Hope I can wireless tether

I really enjoyed that feature... Oh and unlimited Data also..
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