Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Product review HTC Evo 4G LTE phone

4.7" HD 720p Super LCD display
1.5 GHz dual core processor
8.0MP primary camera
1.3MP front-facing camera
Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Google Wallet™
Beats Audio™, for authentic sound
HD Voice capable*
An easy-to-use kickstand

All of that would be so awesome if it freaking worked.  Ok, so the kickstand works flawlessly.
 What I have is a cell phone (sometimes) and an itty bitty tablet pc that only works when in range of a wi fi signal.
Step one foot outside the wi fi signal or the Sprint 4G LTE signal and you get "Data Call Failure: error 97".
The GPS works wonderfully if a wi fi signal is available. If there is no wi fi signal, the phone proudly informs you that no cell signal is available in this area. Heh, you can't fool me, I can see a cell tower right thar.
I coulda had a V8  I-phone.
From what I've read on the innertubes, some folks have returned this phone twice for a replacement only to experience the same result.
While it's going to be inconvenient, in a sadistic sorta way, I'm looking forward to the conversation I'm going to have with the phonedood behind the counter at the Sprint store.
I plan to pick a really really busy time of day.  I will explain to him that I have 5 phones with Sprint, and that after his attempts to remedy this problem, if I have to come back again, I will be shifting each of those 5 phones over to Verizon as the contracts run out. (some already have)
I'm very proud of my restraint in not having used the word "fucking" as an adjective applied to his HTC P.O.S. (well, at least until now)


  1. I don't know if mine is the LTE version, but I have had an Evo 4G for almost two years and have liked it. The signal does lack occasionaly, but I blame Sprint for that, not the device. My biggest problem is that I keep getting a message telling me that I am out of memory. I was not aware that I had that many apps loaded, but I guess I do.
    If you are looking for a good device, especially if you are moving to Verizon, look at the Motorola Razr MAXX. I am the wireless guys for my company and I am test driving the MAXX. So far, LOVE IT!. The dang thing does have a breat battery. The best thing I like about it is that you can set rules on it. By defualt, it has some that help you save battery life. Like turning off crap you don't need while you are sleep. And you can create your own. The display is awesome and I have had no problems with signal. I am looking at finding a way to drop my EVO and keep the MAXX when the testing is done.

    1. JEEZ! Dontcha just hate it when you read your own post and see typos! I really am smarter than my typing skills.

    2. Belle has the previous version Evo 4G and hers works perfectly.
      I'll keep the Razr in mind. I haven't had time to take my pound of flesh at the Sprint store just yet.
      We'll see how that goes first.


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