|HTC EVO 4G Android SmartPhone|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Phones | Handheld|
|Written by Written by Austin Downing - Edited by Allison Downing and Olin Coles|
|Monday, 02 August 2010|
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Closer Look: HTC EVO 4G
The Android OS seems to be all the rage right now with carries making phones of all shapes and sizes running this OS. From the minuscule HTC Tattoo all the way up to the EVO, HTC has in its short existence quickly built a market for itself using many different OS's but with many of its most profitable phones using the Android OS. These pocket-able powerhouses are even more powerful than many of the first computers readers will have had (Intel 486DX anyone?). With the ability to never lose touch with the electronic world, it should come as no surprise that some users want the larger 4.3" screen for surfing it.
From the front you can see the 1.3MP camera, the beautiful 4.3" screen, and the four capacitive buttons. Although these look great and generally work well, I have found some problems with them, the largest being that the home and search button are located just close enough to the bezel that you can quite easily hit these buttons, many times closing the program you are using.
On the back, you have the 8MP camera with dual LED flash. This camera has perfectly adequate quality for day to day life. We will look into the camera a little bit more later. On the bottom of the phone, you have a kickstand which is well suited for a phone that can quite easily be used as a miniature video device while traveling.
Under the sleek black cover of the back is the fiery red interior which contains the speaker and user replaceable 5.55Whr battery.
Under the battery, you have the MicroSD slot and the standard 8GB card which you can replace for up to 32GB of storage. Right now, this can only be used for data storage, but with the upcoming Android 2.2 Froyo update, this limitation will be removed.
Back to the kickstand. It has many uses, but I mainly use it to set the phone on my night stand where it is at the perfect level to read while I lay down. Currently I use this so that when my alarm on my phone goes off in the morning, it allows me to instantly look at my daily agenda that has been set on my calendar.