HTC EVO 3D Overview

HTC EVO 3D Review

The HTC Evo 3D is one of the first smartphones to feature a fully functional 3D display that requires no special glasses or accessories. The 4.3" QHD screen and 5 megapixel cameras can be used for viewing 3D movies, snapping 3D photos, and capturing your own 3D video.

Running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, this next generation smartphone is powered by a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor on a 4G network. From multi-tasking to wireless video chat, the combination of a fast processor and unrivaled download speed provides the HTC Evo 3D with the ability to perform a number of applications previously reserved for notebooks and desktops.

The smartphone also features strong connectivity options, via wireless streaming or its HDMI port. It allows up to 8 separate devices to access its wireless connection, letting other users share its internet access.

The HTC Evo 3D provides the power of a next generation smartphone with the added novelty of 3D. For those looking to capture memories with the depth and colour of the moment itself, the HTC Evo 3D is the answer.

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A Guide to The HTC Evo 3D

The first thing consumers will notice about the HTC Evo 3D is its style. Similar to the Evo View Android tablet, the phone has a black chassis with crimson detailing. With a trimmed down shape and a firm rubber backing, the phone feels solid in your hands without being cumbersome or bulky. Overall the HTC Evo 3D weighs 6 ounces with the battery in place, measuring at 5 inches tall, 2.6 inches wide, and 0.47 inches thick. The 3D touchscreen measures at 4.3 inches, lacquered with a sheet of Gorilla Glass for added durability.

The most marketable feature of the Evo 3D, however, is the revolutionary display. The gorgeous QHD screen boasts a resolution of 960 x 540 which displays images beautifully in 2D and 3D. The phone employs parallax barriers to display both 3D video and images, similar to the technology utilised in the LG Optimus 3D and the Nintendo 3DS.

As a result, the 3D effect is different from that employed in movie theatres. 3D images are less kinetic and must be viewed from a specific angle in order to achieve the intended effect. Additionally, sunlight and other lighting issues may blur or fade the image. For these instances, a handy switch is provided to toggle between dimensions.

It would be erroneous to say, however, that the phone's 3D features come at the expense of picture quality. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the HTC Evo 3D is capable of rendering full 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second, as well as stereoscopic 3D video playback and capture. Compared to previous incarnations of the HTC Evo, the dual-core processor provides enough horsepower to meet a number of high quality gaming benchmarks. For all its flaws, there is something intrinsically satisfying about taking a photo or video and being able to view it in 3D.

As for software, the HTC Evo 3D comes with the latest HTC Sense 3.0 User Interface. The new version comes with a customisable lock screen, allowing users to jump straight to more commonly used applications. The Walls system has a new feature that allows users to flick the screen to make the walls rotate, whereas stock Android operating systems forced users to flick back and forth.

The HTC Evo 3D comes loaded with HTC's Watch streaming service, providing users with quick access to their favourite movies and television programs.

Features and Specifications

  • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM and Qualcomm Adreno 220 GPU
  • 4 GB internal memory with 32 GB microSD expansion slot
  • 1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • Dimensions: 5 x 2.6 x 0.47 inches
  • Weight: 6 oz
  • Two 5.0 MP rear cameras, 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 4.3-inch qHD 3D S-LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • 960 x 540 resolution

Other features on The HTC Evo 3D include GPS Navigation, a 3-axis gyroscope and accelerometer, a built-in FM radio, bluetooth, and HDMI and micro USB slots to connect the device to a computer or 3DTV.

As the focus shifts away from high resolution 2D images to full 3D video, the HTC Evo 3D will not only provide users with a device to view 3D content but capture their own photos and videos with an added dimension. With 720p capability for both 2D and 3D video, the HTC Evo 3D is truly a revolutionary device and one of the more impressive Android phones available in the UK.

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