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March 25, 2010

HTC Evo 4G looking like an HD2 on Android

We previously asked readers which phones (HD2 vs. NX1) looked better, design-wise. The HTC HD2 would have won over the Nexus One had it not been loaded with Windows Mobile 6.5.

If only there was an HD2 with Android OS loaded in it. The HTC Evo 4G is one handset that could be the desired combo.

HTC Evo 4G
4.3-inch display screen @ 800×480 pixels
1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650
Android 2.1 with HTC Sense UI
512MB RAM
1GB internal storage
up to 32GB on microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1
8-megapixel camera w/ 720p video recording
2nd 1.3MP front-facing camera
4G/WiMax

Too bad it’s only for the Sprint network in the US (next quarter) and can be had with a contract for $200.

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25 Responses to “HTC Evo 4G looking like an HD2 on Android”

  1. Jon
    Twitter: rand0m_insanity
    says:

    I saw this on Gizmodo yesterday. At first glance, I really thought it was the HD2, only having Android loaded. Too bad it is a 4G phone, so we won’t be seeing this here anytime soon.

  2. Reimundo Deveza says:

    Can you use that on 3G networks here? Assuming you can get it unlocked.

  3. The Teknisyan
    Twitter: Teknisyan
    says:

    In theory 4G device should be backward compatible with 3G connection, just like USB 2.0 supports USB 1.X or DVD drive supports CD/VCD media.

    anyhow… if ever that is not technicall possible it will take some time for this device to be marketed here, since we are in the early adoption of 4G.

  4. Jhay says:

    of course our Chinese friends can get it unlocked. :D

  5. symbiandreamsdotcom
    Twitter: jadejavu
    says:

    I want an AMOLED :D

  6. Richard says:

    @symbiandreamsdotcom

    So, LCD screen lang ang gusto mo? nde yung phone?
    sabi mo kasi “I want an AMOLED” eh.

  7. I think this is not a GSM phone so this won’t work in the Philippines.

  8. Talksmart says:

    So excited. I am buying this phone when it releases this summer!! I am changing to Sprint. Verizon sucks!

  9. Adrian says:

    iPhone pa din. mas madami ang apps. :)

  10. jedro says:

    I’ll definitely buy HD2 astig ang screen…i own Iphone 3gs 16 GB dami applications sa itunes w/c one is good kaya….

  11. Robert says:

    I don’t think it will work here. CDMA network kasi ang Sprint just like Verizon. D2 sa Pinas puro GSM based ang network

  12. ybo says:

    @robert ahm dude meron nang wimax ang globe at meron na ren 4g wi-tribe im sure mga late 2010 magboboom na ang 4g seervice sa pinas

  13. Bonggoy says:

    ayan ang hinihintay kong Cellphone matagal na!!! HALIMAW!!! kaya lang wala pa sa Bansa natin yan eh.. T_T

  14. Zenar says:

    pero sa tingin ko next 1 or 2 years pa mag bloom ang 4g satin sa pinas. pero lets see what this wi-tribe company can do about it. hope it work out soon! and yes its true globe already has a wimax but for me still! hope HTC release the same specs for gsm!

  15. Zenar says:

    pero from what i’ve heard my issue parin daw ang battery n2 d ko lang alam kung madali syang malowbat! nabasa ko lang kung saang forum man un!

  16. Mike says:

    the phone is a 3G/4G Phone, it automatically switches to whatever stronger signal is available. video streaming is insane and it works as a hotspot (router) that can be connected to a maximum of 8 wi-fi enabled devices. but then again, considering that this is a CDMA phone, we prolly need to wait a little longer till HTC releases the GSM version. downside of this phone is that the cameras (8MP back and 1.5MP front) are not really that nice. and considering that its processor is insanely fast, it can only run for 4-5 hours at an average on its stock batt. but they said that HTC will come up with a batt with a higher mah in it so that should fix the problem.

  17. Mike says:

    its max of 5 devices lang pala. 4G is simply wimax, and globe is already offering that service right now. prolly before the year ends, 4G should be available to some of our phones here.

  18. joy
    Twitter: icon_jhoy
    says:

    iphone 3gs 32g pa rin ako.

  19. SteveEye says:

    So long story short. If i buy one right now and bring it over in the philippines, will i be able to use it as a cellphone?

  20. Evill says:

    Kung 3G/4G Super Smartphone ito, gagana sa Pinas to running on 3G (if unlocked). Except on provinces na mahina o walang 3G and still running GSM tech.

  21. Hazel says:

    The downside to this phone isn’t really the camera per se since its picture-taking capability is good; it’s the video-taking feature. Otherwise, the only thing you can complain about is the battery life since it DOES run a 1 GHz processor. Not really a deal-breaker since if it was me, I would just buy a new battery instead to keep around me if I plan to use the phone extensively.

    Personally, I prefer this phone over the iPhone 4 simply because:
    1. It offers flash support— something the iPhone probably will never have.
    2. You will be forced to live through the limitations Apple has decided to put its consumers through with the phone unless you jailbreak it— which also effectively makes your warranty for the iPhone void.
    3. 8 MP camera. The iPhone 4 only has 5 MP. Which is decent, yes, compared to that brick iPhone 3Gs which does only have no LED flash or any flash whatsoever but also has a terrible 1.3 MP camera with no shooting modes.

    This aside, with regards to the applications, the Android market is gaining on the iPhone’s iOS apps market. And when I say gaining, I mean it’s only a short time before they go on head to head soon.

    That, and I can’t help but see and feel iPhone users as some kind of “cult” with their “uniform”— their monotonous phone that all look alike unless you jailbreak it, the fact that you are practically forced to install iTunes on your computer (which is a huge bloatware and is no way getting on my new Sony Vaio that can load Google Chrome 3 secs flat and boot up in more or less 15 secs— since a user with the same specs as my baby reported having to wait minutes for iTunes to load up!) and oh, that unless you want every song erased from your phone that you’re going to have to stick with the same computer/laptop you transferred your songs from. Not to mention that backups take up a huge amount of space because you are left with two copies of the same files with two different formats— the other from your phone with .aac and the others the ordinary mp3 files. Oh, and good luck with the identification and organization of those files if you transfer them again in your phone or your iPod Touch.

    Truth is, there is a reason why Apple is seen as a domineering company, forcing its followers to live the “Apple lifestyle” (ever wondered why you can’t Bluetooth files from your iPhone to another phone from another brand or that basically everything, including your earphones that look exactly like that China-made earphones from the tourist bus in Paris or Hong Kong, have to be Apple-ified in order to be fit for your use?) and those who decide not to fall victim be criticized like self-esteem-lacking Queen Bees from school? It’s a clique, it’s a cult. It’s mass manipulation via advertising. Do your homework and you might just see what I mean.

    I forgot to mention… Did I also mention that you can’t erase nor forward individual text messages nor copy or paste without jailbreaking your iPhone? You DO know Apple is against that, right? That’s why they’re voiding your warranty if you encounter any problems with your phone and you jailbroke it before— whether the problems were caused by jailbreaking or not.

  22. Ken says:

    You can’t bring an EVO here in the Phils as the phone got no simcard slot. If you are currenlty a sprint customer, you may need to add an international roaming feature to make it work here. *2 on your phone and i’ll be glad to connect you over to SWW. :)

  23. James says:

    Is there a possible way where i can input a sim card adapter ? How can i make this work with FILIPINO cell networks ?

  24. you can never unlock the htc evo 4g phone..

    belle here working for sprint…

    this is a really great phone in which you can connect upto 5 wifi devices…

    >>sounds interesting right?

  25. ej says:

    too bad, we don’t have a CDMA based network, so we can just flash the heck of Sprint out of this beauty. or do we?

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