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Published On: Fri, Aug 24th, 2012

HTC Evo Design 4G Smartphone Review

Many features offered by this phone were once reserved only for the major carriers in the country. However, the manufacturer hasstarted trickling down to the various prepaid cellular providers in the country. Introduced with a price tag of $299.99, this smartphone is a modern handset, which runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition to this it offers 4G data. If you take a closer look at the device you will notice its flaws, which are below the surface. Although a smartphone it has a slow single-core processor, fuzzy call quality and short battery life. Thus, making it a tough sell in the market. If you consider the high price of the device, it is not complemented by an onerous service contract.

HTC Evo Design 4G Design :

The handset boosts a deep black-on-black paint as well as metal unibody construction. The stunning HTC Evo Design 4G smartphone offers a luxurious feel and looks darkly delicious. Considering that the smartphone is newly introduced in the market, this is definitely a feat. The edges and back of the handset are coated in a soft-touch and smooth surface that repels fingerprints,provides fingertips good grip and wicks away moisture.

The smartphones measures 4.8 inches length and 2.4 inches width. Moreover, it has a thickness of 0.47 inch. The weight of the handset is a hefty 5.2 ounces. In addition to this, the Evo Design 4G is a compact yet chunky gadget. That is particularly true compared with variousultra svelte numbers such as the current king of the HTC’sEvo line, the HTC Evo 4G LTE (it has a thickness of 0.35 inches and weighs 4.72 ounces). If you consider the LG Marquee, then theEvo Design 4G’s is the only closest competitor, which is thinner, lighter and smaller (it has a thickness 0.36 inches and weighs 3.95 ounces).

HTC Evo Design 4G Smartphone

Evo Design 4G Performance and Apps :

The smartphone operates on the latest version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 operating system, which is one of its major plus points. If you consider various other latest phones, you would be surprised to notice that they are still stuck on the 19 months old Gingerbread. Sadly, HTC has used its Sense 3.6 overlay, whereas it could have used the newer 4.0 user interface. In addition to this, if you are looking for something that is really bright and friendly, then you won’t probably any issues with the Sense 3.6 version.

The smartphone is powered by a 1.2 GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8655 processor. It makes it a solid and midrange performer. There are various dual-core devices available in the same price range, thus the Design 4G is not the best bet you can have.

HTC Evo Design 4G Review

HTC Evo Design 4G Camera :

One of the weak aspects of the HTC Evo Design 4G is the primary camera of 5 megapixels. If you use this camera to shoot still-life pictures indoors, then you will find that the details are not much clear or sharp as in the photographs that are clicked from other phones that are provided with various additional advanced imaging systems. You will find that these images are a bit darker and have a yellowish cast. Moreover, the colours are oversaturated as well.

Also, if you are trying to capture images when in low light then it is quite difficult with this handset. The autofocus needs a full second to lock an image and needs almost 2 seconds for saving the pictures. As a result a slow shot-to-shot time needs approximately 3 seconds.

The 5 mega pixels auto-focus camera is packed with various useful features such as an LED flash as well as an F2.2 lens. Moroever, the shutter speeds are quite fast. In addition to this, the camera is capable of recording 1280-by-720-pixel (720p) videos at an average stuttering of 20 frames per second. It is provided with a front-facing secondary camera of 1.3-mega pixels, which can be used for video chats.

HTC Evo Design 4G

HTC Evo Design 4G Battery Life :

This smart phone offers a battery backup of almost 5 hours 40 minutes.

HTC Evo Design 4G Price :

Expect the HTC Evo Design 4G price to be around Rs. 20,400/-

HTC Evo Design 4G Specs

Pros :

The HTC Evo Design 4G sports a premium and well-crafted design. In addition to this the smartphone offers Android 4.0, HTC’s Sense interface and WiMax 4G data.

Cons :

The Evo Design 4G has a short battery life, a poor call quality as well as a slow processor.

The Verdict :

The HTC Evo Design 4G is definitely one of the best smartphones available in the market, however it is fenced in by a weak performance and high price. Check out the HTC EVO Design 4G cellphone reviews to know more.

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