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HTC EVO  (Supersonic) Review and User Experience

The HTC EVO, in my opinion is the best phone I have ever had.  I’ve had the device since August of 2010 and if it has survived what I put it through, then it is a good device to have.

I recommend a case and screen protector. (the ZAGG ones are the absolute best plus if you register with them, you get a FREE* Replacement and a Lifetime Warranty with the screen protector. Notice how I put an asterisk beside the word ‘free’? After you request the replacement one, you HAVE to send back your original or get charged an amount to your Debit/Credit card.)

The HTC EVO has the following specifications:

Courtesy of Phandroid, Phone Arena

  • Dimensions: 4.8″ x 2.6″ x .5″ (LxWxT)
    * Weight: 6 ounces
    * Main display: 4.3″ WVGA (800×480) 65K colors
  • Capacitive Touch
    * Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery
    * Memory: 1GB ROM, 512MB RAM

o   Sprint Frequency Bands 800MHz 1900MHz(1.9GHz)

o   WiMax(Sprint 4G) 2500MHz(2.5GHz)

o   1xRTT, EVDO rev. 0, EVDO rev. A, WiMax

o   Camera

  • 8 megapixel
  • Dual LED Flash
  • Auto focus, Digital zoom
  • 720p HD Video
  • 1.3 megapixel Front Facing Camera

o   Software

  • Andoid 2.1(Éclair)/Android 2.2 (Froyo)

o   Processor

  • §  Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000MHz (1GHz) Single core

o   Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

o   HDMI Out

o   Headphone Connector of 3.5mm

o   Support Multimedia playback of the following formats.

  • §  MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR, MIDI, MPEG4, H.263, H.264

o   FM Tuner Built-in

o   Built-in GPS and A-GPS(Assisted GPS), Compass

o   Preinstalled 8GB MicroSD Card (Expandable up to 32GB)

You can also root the phone (Yes, rooting is NOW legal thanks to a recent revision of DMCA) With rooting the phone; you can increase the battery life, themes have more control of the system. With rooting, ROM’s can be customized so they can use less system resources, less memory. My phone is rooted with FreshEVO 3.5.0.1, which keeps the HTC Sense but more optimized and awesome battery life. Plus the system is overall speedy and responsive versus the stock Sprint Version.

Now coming to the close of my review, the HTC EVO is a great phone for the person that does it all. Email, Internet, Social Networking, and playing games, it does it all. All it needs to do is cook and do my laundry and life is perfect.