Review: HTC EVO 3D
Jun 14, 2011, 11:00 PM by Eric M. Zeman
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.
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Sprint and HTC are back with a follow-up to last year's smash hit WiMax phone, the EVO 4G. This time around, HTC and Sprint have raised with bar by adding a camera that captures both still photos and video in 3D, plus a 3D display. Are these new features enough to warrant a sequel, or have Sprint and HTC just cooked up gimmicks for you to desire the EVO 3D? Phone Scoop's deep dive will answer all your questions.
At the CTIA Wireless trade show in Orlando, Sprint announced a few new devices. We go hands-on with the HTC EVO 3D and the Samsung Nexus S 4G.
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.
Mar 14, 2012
HTC today published in a blog post a list of 16 smartphones that will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the Amaze 4G, Desire S, Desire HD, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, Raider, Rezound, Rhyme, Thunderbolt, and Vivid.
Feb 9, 2012
HTC today provided more details via its Facebook page on when it will update its existing smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The first batch includes the Sensation, Sensation 4G and Sensation XE by the end of March, with the Sensation XL soon after.
NOT A GOOD IDEA
No complaints with mine
If there was a software or hardware issue, it must have been solved.
Wow another bad review
The only real negatives are the battery life, call quality, and signal performance. Almost all other aspects of the device are fantastic, and I said that.
it's the coverage, not the handset!
Call Quality/ 3G & 4G Issues
Looking at the glass half full... 😁
Question for Eric.
I currently own the EVO 4G. I was really thinking of trading up to the 3D. However, I am disappointed with the results of the review section on 4G and 3G connectivity. This has me rethinking my purchase.
My question is, what is the comparison of the 3D and the EVO 4G for signal? Did the tests not prove similar for both? In other words, were the two performed under the exact same tests but with two different outcomes?
Here in upstate NY, my EVO has performed with excellence. I will be basing my purchase according to the results of this comparison.
If the EVO 4G suffered the same degradation in your area during tests, I might assume the EVO 3D will most likely remain equivalent to what the EVO 4G is performing currently i...
However, PCMag *did* do a direct comparison with an EVO 4G and also found that the EVO 3D performs terrible with respect to 3G voice quality and data.
My result was not unique.
I don't think this is a fair review either.
Sounds like Sprint's coverage in his home is spotty already, so any phone won't work as intended in his home.
I went to WV a few months ago, and my T-Mobile phone hardly ever got a signal. Can't blame that on the phone...