HTC EVO 3D Review: An Extra Dimension

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Introduction

As 3D is taking over theaters and living rooms around the world, the craze is hitting handheld too. The next thing to shake up the business or on the way to irrelevance: geeks will geek about it either way. Now that the HTC EVO 3D has grown a Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) radio, they acquire ready to like a real 3D clash of the flagships. It doesn’t acquire any better than two heavyweight fighters battling it out, and someone’s got the 3D video to prove it.




HTC EVO 3D official photos

The best part is the HTC EVO 3D, like the LG Optimus 3D, is not placing all its chips on the stereoscopic classy screen and pair of cameras. No sir, each of those smartphones claims to have the best there is for power and speed. We are talking mighty dual-core CPUs, loads of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and superb connectivity. The EVO 3D can be your kind of smartphone even if you don’t care about 3D stills and videos.

Key features

  • Quad-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) and dual/tri-band 3G support
  • 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 4.3" 16M-color stereoscopic capacitive Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) touchclassy screen of qHD resolution (540 x 960); Gorilla glass
  • Android Operating System (OS) v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0
  • 1.2 Giga Hertz (GHz) dual Scorpion CPUs, Adreno 220 GPU, elegant Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chipset
  • 1 Giga Bytes (GB) of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and 1 Giga Bytes (GB) of storage for apps
  • Dual 5MP autofocus capturing camera with Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash, massively comfortable shutter key; face detection and geotagging
  • 720p video recording @ 30fps in both 2D and 3D mode
  • Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Stereo Frequency Modulation (FM) radio with RDS
  • microSD slot up to 32GB (8GB card included)
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and auto-brightness sensor
  • Front facing capturing camera with video calls
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • MHL TV-out (requires MHL-to-HDMI adapter)
  • Smart dialing, voice dialing
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • HTC Locations app
  • HTCSense.com integration
  • HTC Portable Hotspot
  • Ultra-quick boot times (if you don’t rego battery)
  • Office document editor

Main disadvantages

  • Less than impressive classy screen performance outdoors
  • Speed and productivity not on par with other dual-cores
  • Rather heavy
  • Low resolution 3D stills
  • The two cameras are too far apart for fine stereoscopic close-ups

Things are certainly looking promising here, but smartphones are past the my-spec-sheet-is-longer-than-yours stage as of a few years. It’s all about the user experience now and, while powerful hardware is the first step towards providing it, you need equally fine software if you are to challenge the best on the market.





The HTC EVO 3D in the comfort of our office

A massive high-res classy screen certainly looks fine on paper, but it takes inspiration and clever design to beat those Super AMOLEDs and those Retinas. A recent Adreno GPU with a major speed boost might seem more than anyone will ever need, but competitors have not been sitting around either so it’s always going to be close. And you cannot say whether the EVO 3D has the spark by just looking at the specs.

We hope a full review would bring you a whole lot closer to finding the answers you need, so let’s acquire started. The EVO 3D gets unboxed correct after the break.


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