No doubt, the HTC EVO 3D is one of the most anticipated Android smartphones for 2011. The HTC EVO 4G is a hard act to follow, and the EVO 3D mostly lives up to the challenge. I'm sure you've already read some reviews that hate on the 3D feature, and I can tell you I'm not in love with it either. But if you at worst choose to ignore 3D, then the EVO 3D is one heck of a phone.
It has a dual core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon CPU just like the lovely HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile, a gig of RAM, WiMAX 4G and a decent 4.3", 960 x 540 qHD capacitive touch screen. Build quality is solid and we love the rubbery back. The HTC EVO 3D is in many ways the HTC Sensation for Sprint with 3D thrown into the mix.
Call quality is tops and reception on 3G EV-DO Rev. A is above average, while 4G reception is average (good outdoors, terrible indoors). We're not fans of WiMAX 4G and find LTE much faster and 4G HSPA+ much easier on battery life, but if you're a Sprint customer, it's all you've got. And in some metro areas, WiMAX speeds are actually decent. Battery life? EVO 4G owners, you know the drill-- get a spare battery pronto.
Here's our HTC EVO 3D video review. As per usual, the full review will follow in a few more days after we've had time to sufficiently torture-test the phone.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview