Sprint users were not long ago introduced to the HTC EVO 4G LTE handset as a variant of the HTC One X but running on the Sprint network. Closer analysis of the phone gave rise to a rather curious discovery. Might the HTC EVO 4G LTE be better than its International variant the HTC One X ? Lets take a look.
- Both have a 4.7-inch Super LCD2 display. It’s gorgeous.
- Both have 720×1280 resolution. Beat that.
- Both have the Qualcomm S4 processor at 1.5 GHz. (Which, by the way, really isn’t “slower” than the Tegra 3 variant because it has half the cores.)
- Both have HTC’s excellent new camera and app.
- Both have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
- Both have Sense 4.
- Both have Beats Audio.
- Both get you 25-gigabytes of online storage from Dropbox free for two years.
It is still not the HTC One X. As we all know Sprint have been looking to upgrade their HTC EVO lineup and have replaced it with the EVO 4G LTE. It looks different than the HTC One X, with the polycarbonate shell traded for a two-tone paint job, along with HTC’s excellent soft-touch coating on the bottom, and glossy black plastic up top. What’s so wrong with that? The soft-touch is as good as it ever was. And while glossy plastic remains a fingerprint magnet, it does give nice contrast to the matte finish on the rest of the phone.
The kickstand has been made more accessible with an option to flip it in order to access the charging pin. They go as far as putting it on the instruction manual.
Sprint have managed to squeeze in 200mAh into a E4GLTE battery making it last longer than the HTC One X (Nope, still not removable). It also has a dedicated camera button (Hell yeah!) along with a swappable microSD card slot for expandable memory. Added Google Wallet app since Sprint are the only ones to get it at the moment.
Well, it certainly looks like that the HTC EVO 4G LTE (phew, Sprint, dude smaller names next time !) has stollen the march on HTC One X with a unique Sprint design. It is rightly named the HTC EVO as Sprint go back to where it all began for them.
Get to know HTC Evo 4G LTE (behind the product)
To lay down the verdict on this one would require real-time usage stats and hands-on experience, so I call out HTC for some handset sponsoring to us hard-working writer out here :P
Cheers, let me know what you guys think about the HTC EVO 4G LTE ?