Review: HTC EVO 3D
Form Basics Extras Wrap-Up Comments 30
Media Camera 3D Sharing 3D Browse/Customize Extras
The EVO 3D's music powers are slightly different from the Sensation 4G's so we'll look at them more in depth.
First, the on-board music application is very good. I like the way HTC has adjusted the stock player to give it more visual appeal. There are some great equalizer settings available, though you can't access them at all unless headphones are plugged in.
The EVO 3D also has an FM radio, which is a nice feature to have. It worked well in my tests.
Advertisements article continues below...
For on-device purchasing, the Android MP3 Player/Store application is on board. The latest version of this application doubles as a store and a stand-alone media player if you wish. It also works with Amazon's Cloud Music Service.
Speaking of clouds, if you use Google Music, you'll need to download the newest Android music player to access it, as Google Music doesn't work with the HTC music player.
HTC's ListenNow application is not installed. The EVO 3D also has Sprint Radio, which is a streaming radio service. If you want Slacker or Pandora, you'll have to snag it from the Android Market.
On the video side of the equation, your options include the stock YouTube application, Sprint's Mobile TV application, and HTC's Watch service (read about Watch in the Sensation 4G review.
One thing the EVO 3D does that most other handsets don't is play back 3D video content. For example, the EVO 3D is preloaded with a 3D version of Green Hornet. I searched the Watch application for other 3D content, but wasn't able to find any. Even so, you can watch the entire Green Hornet movie in 3D on the handset if you wish. It's pretty cool, though with so little 3D content available from Hollywood for mobile devices such as the EVO 3D, it's hard to say if this will be useful in the future. Of course, it plays back the 3D content - including HD video - captured on the device itself.
2D video content that you record, side-load, or download is played back in the gallery application, as is 3D content. 3D content that is pre-loaded (i.e., via WatchNow) needs to be played in the WatchNow app.
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.