HTC EVO 4G LTE

  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, integrated with Sense 4
  • 4.7-inch HD super LCD display
  • 1.5GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor
  • Google Play offers more than 450,000 useful applications, widgets and games and lets you upload 20,000 of your songs to the cloud for free and stream them to your device
  • Google+ Hangouts allowing video chat with a group of up to 10 friends
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
  • Google Wallet enables the phone to be used like a wallet to make safe, secure purchases at hundreds of thousands of participating retailers using NFC
  • Android Beam allows users to quickly share Web pages, apps and YouTube™ videos with friends using NFC by simply tapping phones together
  • Google Mobile wireless services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Voice Actions and YouTube
  • Messaging – personal and business email and text messaging, as well as IM through Google Talk
  • 3G/4G mobile hotspot capability, supporting up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • Wifi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Advanced rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens, super-fast auto-focus, digital zoom and smart LED flash; HTC ImageSense to take great photos, in adverse conditions; front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording.
  • Beats Audio enables customers to hear music the way the artist intended with unique audio tuning that delivers thundering bass, soaring midrange and crisp highs
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.7 x 0.35 inches (LxWxT)
  • Weight: 4.7 ounces
  • Display: 4.7-inch HD 720p super LCD (1280 x 720), 16.7 million colors
  • Battery: Imbedded 2000mAh Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery
  • Memory: 16GB internal memory (ROM); 1GB RAM; supports up to 32GB microSD card (sold separately)
 

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HTC EVO 4G LTE specs

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I don't know what a "dinc" is (you probably misspelt "dick"), but I believe you should go all-in before it has contracted. At least that's what she said.

I feel the same way, but all of Verizon's high end phones release at $300. Why wait for something that will cost more when this starts at $200? Think I finally have enough reasons to switch. Amazing Specs!
Also, I'm currently on a Dinc with very poor battery life and I'm ready to upgrade sooner rather than later.

I'm so bummed out at the fact that there's no way of evening knowing if HTC is going to release anything as good as this on verizon...so depressing, especially since I to have a DInc have been waiting and waiting and waiting for something. Here's hoping that something good comes over this way.

Memory is not expandable. It has 1GB of memory. You can expand the 16GB of storage with up to a 32GB micro SD card, though! Yay!

That, sadly, is non-swappable.

I'd prefer to have both a mSD slot and a swappable battery but if I had to choose one, losing the swappable battery would be the best compromise.

Yeah, two questions.

Battery accessibility (for removal/replacement)

and

I have an EVO 4G (the OG Evo) and I cannot connect to my wireless network at home if the SSID is NOT broadcast. I would love to not broadcast my SSID, will this new version of Android/Sense etc support hidden SSID?

Thanks

I would say that if he succeeded once and you failed 100 times he's still right. But then I don't have your phone to test myself...

I'm going to try again, some of the stuff I've read says to change around some settings, apparently the right combo of settings, ie N & 2.4gHz etc make it work

You should be able to use the app WiFi Connection Manager (It looks like a Wifi rainbow with colors ranging from Red at the top down to dark blue). It'll let you connect to non-broadcasting SSIDs. I use it at work.

If I'm not mistaken the S4 has integrated LTE which should improve battery life over having a separate LTE chip(s).

Correct. It should be better than existing LTE radios since it's a next gen radio built on 28nm process and it's integrated into the chip... but we'll see if 2000mah is enough. I was hoping for a larger battery.

Indeed- we simply cannot know how the battery performs based on the only the size of the battery. I wish there were some standardized battery life benchmarks :(

2000mAh is pretty good considering all the beasts of late have such small batteries.

Only 2 are over 1800mAh, one is below and the other is the Droid Razr Maxx which has a ridiculous spec on it. But, thats why it has the "maxx" on the end of the name right?

Here are some specs:
Droid4 (featured on verizon): 1785mAh
Galaxy Nexus (featured on verizon & on sprint): 1750mAh
Galaxy SII : 1650mAh
HTC Vivid (featured on AT&T): 1620mAh
LG Nitro HD: (featured on At&T): 1830mAh
Droid Razr: (featured on Verizon): 1780mAh

And one of them have the Krait CPU. So it could be that the 2AH battery in the new Evo is even better than a 3AH battery in one of those phones listed. We just don't know yet.

But thanks for the good, informational post. It is nice to remind people of what it has rather than lacks, compared to some of the other phones out there (although you did omit the 3,300 mAh battery in the Razor Max ;) )

I ommitted nothing... its the Razr maxx, which is a variant. =) And I did mention it, I said it has ridiculous specs. Its the only stock phone over 3000mAh. It doesn't really need mentioning because its in a ballpark all itself.

Very good question. But I have yet to see a decent picture of the BACK or SIDES of the phone yet...

Guess what???????????? NO NOTIFICATiON LIGHT??? WTF.

Edit. the light is behind the speaker grill. whew that was a close one!

Yes it has a light. It is behind the speaker grill just like all the other EVO phones. It is a trademark Evo design element.

It was rumored to be a bigger battery than 2AH. However, we simply cannot know battery life based on battery size. This is a totally new processor...

No dedicated camera button? No mention in the specs or the live demo, but appears in the gallery photos.

dual core cause the tegra 3 dost support LTE. plus the s4 chip is just as good or in some areas better the the tegra3.

Better CPU but worse GPU.

Most people won't notice a difference.

If you're a major gamer, wait for a Tegra based device later this year (They'll have integrated Icera 2G/3G/4G softmodems).

Battery life is a big ? right now because we haven't see the S4 in action with all else being equal (One S has a smaller pentile display that adds battery life so we need to wait until they test a One XL or this new Evo to see how the two SoCs compare).

Will you PLEASE read the dozens of other articles and postings on this topic.

More than 2 CPU's is pretty much wasted on phones. And on top of that, this dual-core Krait has already been shown to perform BETTER THAN THE QUAD CORE NVIDIA TEGRA 3.

With the disclaimer that the Tegra 3 performs better in certain areas, and gets better overall benchmarks, depending on the benchmark suite. Overall, I'd say they are about tied. The both are better in some areas and worse in others. The real question is how battery life compares. One of the best features of the Tegra 3 is the companion core, which gives a huge boost to battery life. Of course, the S4 is 28nm and meant to be much more efficient than previous generations. But its still clocked at 1.5GHz and dual cores, whereas the Tegra 3 only fires up the quad cores when needed, and generally just runs on the companion core, which is way underclocked.

I'd really like to see some tests of the Tegra One X and the S4 variant on how they do in battery life.

With the disclaimer that the Tegra 3 performs better in certain areas, and gets better overall benchmarks, depending on the benchmark suite. Overall, I'd say they are about tied. The both are better in some areas and worse in others. The real question is how battery life compares. One of the best features of the Tegra 3 is the companion core, which gives a huge boost to battery life. Of course, the S4 is 28nm and meant to be much more efficient than previous generations. But its still clocked at 1.5GHz and dual cores, whereas the Tegra 3 only fires up the quad cores when needed, and generally just runs on the companion core, which is way underclocked.

I'd really like to see some tests of the Tegra One X and the S4 variant on how they do in battery life.

Dude! IT's an S4! It's better than any current quad core! How have some of these people not seen the benchmarks in plenty of other articles?

apparently you haven't seen the 1.5 Ghz dual core versus the Tegra 3 benchmark tests. The dual core is every bit as powerful.

Yes. The dual-core S4 performs as well, if not better, than the quad-core Tegra 3. It also has the bonus feature of actually working with LTE.

I already measured it to compare to the Evo 3D. It is only slightly thicker, longer, and wider. Certainly worth it to me to have a larger screen. My eyes are just not what they used to be :)

Hmm.. thanks for the correction. I am tired from too much work today.

I get 11mm anywhere except where the camera is on the 3D. The Evo LTE claims 8.89mm. Wow!

Personally I would still take the phone on Sprint, unlimited data, no throttling... only downside is 4G coverage

Yes. A dual core that matches or blows away pretty much every other phone out there. Number of cores does not equal performance.

I love that the specs say there are 450,000 "useful" apps in the Google Play Store. I would say that only about 5% of the 450,000 apps are truly useful. Unless you like apps that let you watch girls running on treadmills.

One thing that bugs me. Why is the micro SD only up to 32GB ?? I have a 64GB card in my Epic Touch right now with no problem. Wonder if it will work with EVO 4G LTE ? Last two phones have been samsung and I feel an itch to change to a new company.

Edit: I may have found the answer to my own question. Epic touch can use up to 32GB micro sd cards but 64 GB works fine.

This battery better last two days....wtf were they thinking with no removable battery...wtf is this apple

Looks good today, but youll feel burned when the htc one x MAXX comes out 30 days after you buy this phone with better power.

* just my prediction
** i did not buy a razr

Don't get me wrong... I love this phone and I'll definitely get it. However, is anyone else slightly disappointed that it doesn't features Gorilla glass like the HTC One.

I personally hate gorilla glass with a passion. The fact that this phone doesn't include it makes me that much more apt to buying it. I've dropped my evo4g more times than I can count and have never had to worry about the screen breaking. Yeah, gorilla Glass is more resistant to scratches, but I would hate to be like one of those poor iPhone or evo 4g shift owners that has to walk around with a broken screen because of one drop.

Are high end headphones needed for Beats Audion, or are the embedded speakers beats "enabled" if that makes sense...

Dammit HTC... this new trend of non-removable batteries is terrible. Of all the iPhone-ish features, HTC had to copy the WORST one.

#%FS@^T(*!

It was what they needed to make the phone slim, light, and still pack a powerful battery. Design choices are always compromises. I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.... they may have just pulled off something really interesting.

What's up with the screen? Is it super LCD or super LCD2?

Also, I wonder when will they release the white EVO version of this device.

"Google Play offers more than 450,000 useful applications, widgets and games and lets you upload 20,000 of your songs to the cloud for free and stream them to your device"

Oh really? Then why does my account refuse to allow more uploads even stating that I've reached the 20k limit when in the settings it says I have 8,964 songs uploaded?!?

Other than that gripe (against Google) I am freaking pumped to upgrade from my 3VO to this on the first of July...hopefully KC will be LTE active by then!!

At $200? I doubt it... But I could easily be wrong... But if not, well... better to pay $200 without than $300 with, for me at least.