Hands-On: HTC EVO 3D, Samsung Nexus S 4G
Sprint had the Samsung Nexus S 4G on hand at CTIA, as well, and we spent a few moments playing with it.
Visually, it is no different at all from the original Nexus S. It has the exact same shape, design, size, button placement, and software as the version that's available for T-Mobile. The only change is within — it has CDMA and WiMax radios inside rather than HSPA+.
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The 4-inch Super AMOLED display looks great, as have all the Super AMOLEDs from Samsung. The Nexus S 4G is thin, light, and doesn't weigh all that much. I still dislike the overall sense of "plastic-ness" that I get when I hold it. (This is the same as all the Galaxy S phones).
The Android 2.3 Gingerbread user interface is great because Sprint hasn't messed with it at all. it's a full "Google Experience" phone, and has absolutely zero bloatware on board (including even Sprint's ever-present Football and Nascar apps).
It's a fine little phone for Sprint, and will surely be a good seller. Phone Scoop reviewed the T-Mobile variant of the Nexus S back in December if you're interested in a full look at all its features.
HTC's first 3D phone, the EVO 3D, lands on Sprint's network just in time for summer. With 4G and 3D on board, the HTC EVO 3D is poised to be a sequel worth tuning in to.
Mar 22, 2011
Sprint and HTC today announced the EVO 3D, a follow up to the original EVO smartphone that adds 3D picture-taking and video-capturing abilities. The EVO 3D has a qHD (960 x 540) 4.3-inch display, runs Android 2.3 and has HTC's Sense user interface overlay.
Jul 16, 2012
Sprint today announced that both the HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich starting in early August. Users will be notified automatically when the update is available to their device.
Apr 11, 2011
HTC is prepared to reveal an updated version of its Sense user interface overlay in the coming days. According to AllThingsD, HTCs goal with the new Sense is to make some tasks easier and/or take less time to accomplish.
Apr 14, 2011
HTC has confirmed via one of its official Twitter accounts that its new Sense 3.0 user interface overlay will not be made available to devices that are already in the market. It will debut on the EVO 3D, Sensation 4G, and View 3D (Flyer) tablet, but will not work on older HTC phones.