Review: HTC EVO 3D
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The EVO 3D runs HTC Sense version 3.0 on top of Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread — exactly like the recently reviewed HTC Sensation 4G. There are some minor differences, but the basics are the same.
First, a word about performance. The EVO 3D has a third-generation dual-core SnapDragon processor with 1.2GHz per core. It is insanely fast. Everything on the phone happens instantaneously. It is, without doubt, the fastest Android handset I've ever used. Given that it is powering 3D features, the added horsepower is indeed welcome. In most other apps and across the entire system, it means outstanding performance.
Is has the same super-cool lock screen with customizable shortcuts for apps such as the phone, camera, and Gmail. It also has seven home screen panels, which are filled up with Sprint's notion of what you might like. Of course, all the home screens are completely customizable.
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The main menu and settings menus behave exactly the same on the EVO 3D as they do on the Sensation 4G. The main app menu can be customized heavily depending on user preferences. This includes the addition of folders and other tools to organize applications.
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.