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Luger718 says:

The back looks horrible :/

Meh - it's the front screen and what's under the hood that I'm interested in. ;)

Auzo says:

For me the glossy portion is not appealing. But that part is removable so I am hanging on to the hope that a matte replacement part will be made by someone.

ab304945 says:

ya but the screen is beautiful. I don't know about you but nvr really look at the back of my phone.

kharv says:

Exactly. Not really sure why the fuss over the looks of the back since it will end up unseen in a case anyway.

icebike says:

Further, I don't think it looks horrible at all. Got a nice red ribbon on it, like a Christmas present.

debsawyer says:

Who cares about the back of the phone when you will more than likely use a case.

svinyard says:

Nice...the EVO. Love or hate the colors this is the EVO

crazace says:

I need this NOW!!

rotorrocket says:

screen size?

icebike says:

There is already a full post on that. No need to repeat it here.

Xiphias says:

That doesn't look so bad! I like the One X better but this isn't terrible.

r1fo says:

Well, I know what phone I'm getting next. So long Galaxy Nexus, you would have had me 6 months ago but now I'm jumping ship.

Serus says:

Meh, not thrilled. Kinda fugly. They really managed to screw it up huh.

TenshiNo says:

You must remember that looks are always subjective. No manufacturer is ever going to design a phone that *everyone* thinks is beautiful. Therefore, "really managed to screw it up" is kind of an overreach. If you don't like it, that's your prerogative. But it doesn't mean HTC "screwed up".

Personally, I kinda like it. Not entirely sure how I feel about the smooth plastic at the top, the original Evo had the same kind of "boldness" to it, and I found the design of the Evo 3D (I have both, BTW) a little lacking in that department. I like the fact that they went all-in with the bold factor on the new Evo 4G LTE.

It's not going to be for everyone, but that's why Android is so awesome. You have a choice of (literally) dozens of phones to choose from.

BW says:

I like the back better than the front. Not bad from the side. Not as bad as I expected, but not as nice as the original HTC design.

sndplace says:

Looks great

Mikey47 says:

I don't care that everyone else hates it ... I'll take one!!!

Mikey47 says:

In fact, I hope a lot of people hate it and won't get it, that way there will be plenty available on the release date.

I'm throwing money at the screen, but nothing is happening.. WTF?

S_C_B says:

That's funny.

I Monarch says:

Ugly. Sorry guys, us AT&T fellas get the good stuff.

Mikey47 says:

If you consider a smaller battery and no microSD card, I agree with you! I would also take looks over that stuff. Sheesh....

crazace says:

The AT&T version cant hold a candle to the EVO 4G LTE!! DATA CAP!!! Smaller battery and NO Micro SD card! Suck it AT&T punks!

ab304945 says:

ya, also at&t, no mirco sd slot with only 16gb of storage.

dtreo says:

I'll take one.

Kekoh says:

This phone will be mine. Lines up nicely with my upgrade from OG Evo

ddaydev says:

kind of wish the HTC on the back was red or silver like the OG evo but the phone looks awesome!

Shawheim says:

Sprint... you took a beautiful phone, and you fu$ked it up. the phone is like 5 different colors. i guess it could be worse.

crazace says:

Someone cant count!

evobb100 says:

Wawww HTC and sprint kill all rumors HTC evo one

Omg I love this fone

duke82722009 says:

The back it's stunning

Cubfan says:

Same stupid placement of the charging port... on the bottom under the kickstand. So how do you charge while watching in kickstand position?

csierra72 says:


smc333 says:

The kickstand can be used either way;)

csierra72 says:


Cubfan says:

I must say, that is a pretty incredible preview by Engadget that answered every question I have about the phone. Good for them.

dtreo says:

Look at this compared to the Galaxy Nexus and notice how much more of the front face is actual screen. Well done, HTC. The Galaxy Nexus wastes more space top and bottom.

csierra72 says:

Well....yeah, that's it.

Jarvis73 says:

This phone I like it spec-wise but look wise meh I'll probably cop it anyway they should've had the beats logo on it too

EeZeEpEe says:

I actually love that it doesn't have the Beats logo. Sprint and HTC is good enough. It's like how I hate all the stickers and logos a Windows computer comes with. LOL

emaddox84 says:

HTC really needs to figure out how to design a phone without a protruding camera lens.

crazace says:

Haters will hate great things... this phone is sweet!!

kitchin says:

That kickstand looks cheap as hell. Pass

crazace says:


EeZeEpEe says:

Pass cause of the kickstand? Seriously? LOL. It's thinner cause it's more centered than where others have put it previously. No need for it to be massive like the Thunderbolt.

smc333 says:

Growing on me already... Think it looks kinda sick actually! I'll be getting this!

krx100 says:

Quick question. Does the edge have silver strip around it like the iphone?

NicksGarage says:

The silver part is not applied, the chassis is made out of one piece of metal and the edge has been polished.

Cubfan says:

I didn't hear that the battery was non-removable. Looks like the back might come off? Not seeing the slot for the SD card which builds on the promise of a removable back.

PowersUSA says:

Yeah for dedicated camera button. The number one feature I miss most on my Galaxy Nexus.

jcastag says:

The red stripe across the back just makes the entire handset look low end. This is the same crap that caused HTC to lose market share.

Didn't you learn from last year?

AceBoonKoon says:

Does anyone know if this phone could be used on Verizon's LTE? Seeing as how it's Sprint's LTE?

If they're the same frequency then yes. And I believe that is what Sprint is going for

crazace says:

No... get a VZW POS phone or go to sprint where they dont nickle and dime you for EVERYTHING! Same plan I have on sprint is 60 bucks more a month on that VZW crap. Maybe if the didnt spend a billion $$ on advertising all those droid phones and didnt have to pay George all that money to use the word droid they could lower the costs for us real people!

Mr.Froyo says:


It's a great fone and looks great. U don't like it don't buy it simple

I don't understand why people think this phone looks ugly. I think it is actually quite nice

spokenwordd says:

Well I love the look of the phone and it is very slim as well. 2000 mah battery being non removable is a minus but I guess I can live with it.

k6tcher says:

The HTC Evo A-Team

Dah Dah Dahhhh... Duh Duh Dahhhh

"I pitty the fool that doesn't like my sweet phone!"

EggoEspada says:

In all honesty, this looks very cheap. The specs are a bit of an improvement over the ONe x on At&t, but it seems to suffer in design and quality.

EeZeEpEe says:

You get that all from a picture and the colors? So it having an "aluminum space frame unibody" doesn't mean much I guess.

Tonay says:

My pants just ripped in the front!!! I will use my upgrade for this phone :D

Tonay says:

My pants just ripped in the front!!! I will use my upgrade for this phone :D

edr1983 says:

I know that the camera pops out, but the last picture looks like the camera and lens is recessed..our am I blind?

crxssi says:

You are blind :) It sticks out... just not as much as on the One X.

uncool21 says:

You can use the kickstand on wither side. It's sturdy enough

I'll pass. Was hoping for a marriage of great specs & great design (One X).

EeZeEpEe says:

Kickstand is spring loaded so it can stand both ways.

matrixdriver says:

Whoever is complaining about the back of the phone is a moron. This will be the next huge seller for sprint. And coming from an Evo3d ill be reserving this phone. The screen alone is AMAZING! Good job to sprint for finally bringing high end phones.

mr nruz says:

HTC fanboys getting all wet. wait for a real phone like the mythical s3 which will destroy this phone

ceclipse2007 says:

that's what im talking about

kinster02 says:

But it's a Sam suck.

prissysox says:

ooohhh....pretty! Almost makes me wish I was still with sprint.

sentinelly says:

Ummm can i order a large pizza with extra ham and pineapple
Thank you :)

Oh shit wrong forum lol lmfao

Cubfan says:

Ummm... Maybe give up comedy? Doesn't appear to be your thing.

ceclipse2007 says:

i have wimax 4g where i live. i get from 5-9 Mbs.if i switch to this no telling when i get lte . i will be stuck on crappy 3g for how knows how long
im good with my gs2

Cubfan says:

I'm with you. Get this phone out of the way in June, so we can go to the GS3 in July or August. I hate to say it, but I ain't buying until I see the iPhone 5 anyway.

RUSH says:

Most say the same thing about the EVO 4G and EVO 3D when it was first presented to us. Having the device in hand - is a totally different experience.

I've always love the "red" trim color on my EVO 3D. I can't wait to see this bad boy in my hands.

naviwilliams says:

I don't like the raised camera on the back. I've never liked that about HTC devices...

tarun.patel says:

common Sprint... why did you change original one X?

Raadius says:

AT&T wins the design award.

The back is terrible. Gloss black and poly carbon dark grey with a red metal bar in the middle?! Really Sprint? Really HTC?

HTC designs are questionable, than the One X dropped and everybody fell in love with it. Now the Sprint version is revealed and people are like "WTF makeover is this".

Should of released it in white.

web0rama says:

By not doing anything to it?

EVO colors have always been black & red, this should be a surprise to nobody.

vinny jr says:

Great specs, great phone but lousy Carrier. They have no LTE set up yet and the way that Sprint moves along it will be another 10 years before it has grown to a respectable size. Their 3G is pathetic especially after the I-Phone has moved in. Sprint is painfully slow and I could not be part of that. Hopefully they prove me wrong and their Network takes off. (Doubt it)

kemetblk says:

Haters be damned! Looks like a truly worthy successor to the OG Evo in every way. I love the look of it, it screams EVO and will be noticed right away. Glad to see its not just another black (or white) slab. It actually reminds me of N7 armor, which is a plus for me. Specs are incredible and my initial disappointment with it not being quad-core is gone after seeing how great the S4 performs compared to the Tegra3. Pre-ordering for sure, glad I waited to use my upgrade.

As for the SGS3, I'll pass. Samsung has made just one good smartphone in the last 5 years (not counting Nexus) soI just don't trust them. They always screw up the software and drop support soon after release. I got bit on both the Moment and the Epic, NEVER AGAIN.

njnets21 says:

does anyone know if the LED indicator is capable of any colors other than green, red, blue? it would be nice if it could take advantage of those apps that use other colors.