Back when I went to Reviewer’s Retreat, I was lucky enough to take a phone from HTC and to be able to do a HTC One S Cell Phone Review. Then, last weekend, I went to Type A Parent Conference 2012 and I got to take another HTC phone for a spin. This time it was the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Since I already had experience with an HTC phone, I was able to begin using this one without any problems whatsoever. Plus, since its carrier is Sprint, I had a little better signal at my house (versus T-Mobile).
Compared to One S, I immediately noticed the size difference. This one has a little larger screen which meant that the power button was not at exactly the same spot as on the One S (same general area, just up/over some). It is also a little heavier (.5 ounce) than the One S. I was pleased that the EVO 4G LTE seemed to have a longer battery life than the One S. I think the little added weight/size is well worth it. Also, I did realize that this phone appears to be a little less sleek looking (more boxy) than the One S. It is also thicker. However, it is still pretty.
One of the more exciting features exclusive to the HTC EVO 4G LTE is its kickstand. The kickstand is attached to the cell phone on the back and you can use it to place the phone on its side for easy viewing. I think that is awesome. That means I can look at pictures or movies easily without having to hold the phone. The kickstand takes the phone to a whole new level, similar to a tablet pc experience. Plus, the color of it (red) makes it look nice.
Once again, HTC allowed me to experience a conference fully. I was able to easily share pictures on Twitter from the conference and Discovery Place (post coming soon with pictures taken with this phone). Something else I loved about this phone is how easily I can take a screenshot with it (it’s not always this easy with a cell phone). You simply have to press the home button and power button at the same time to take a screenshot. For example, I took a screenshot of the weather while I was in Charlotte to share with you. I love the images of the weather on the HTC phones, by the way.
Once again, I am impressed with the phones from HTC. Have you ever used an HTC EVO 4G LTE or its predecessor HTC EVO 4G? What did you think of it?
Disclosure: I received a free HTC EVO 4G LTE to use at the conference. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.