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
Apr 4, 2012
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's HTC EVO 4G LTE Gets Its Dose of Jelly Bean
Dec 13, 2012
Sprint today announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ system updates are available for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Users can update over the air manually via the settings tools or wait for the update to be delivered by Sprint.
Sprint's HD Voice to Launch Before Year's End
Aug 6, 2012
Sprint today indicated that it is preparing to launch its HD Voice service by the end of the year for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The feature requires that both devices support HD Voice and that the local network to which the device owners are connecting be upgraded with Network Vision.
HTC Makes EVO 4G LTE Source Code Available
Jul 13, 2012
HTC recently made the source kernel of the HTC EVO 4G LTE available for download via its developer web site. The kernel will help developers adjust their apps/services to work better on these phones.