Apr 4th, 2012

[Update]: Our hands-on video is now live!

I’ve just done a quick hands-on video of the HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint, but it’s going to take quite awhile to upload the video and write my full first impressions. While you’re waiting, I thought I’d post some pictures of the device (it’s a beauty) while you wait for all the other juicy content to be squeezed out of the web. There are a lot of people waiting on the forums, too.

I mainly want to discuss the design of the device, which is superb, beyond a few very small irritations. The Evo 4G LTE is absolutely gorgeous, the screen is (4.7-inches) killer, yet the phone feels light and comfortable, and it somehow still manages to pack a 2000mAh battery in its unibody frame.

I love the red kickstand that acts like a high waistline of the device, accented with a red ring around the camera that gives the Evo 4G LTE a very unique look. These days most phones look very similar, but the EVO 4G LTE will definitely stand out from the crowd.

I also really like the varying color and texture above and below the red kickstand. Below you’ve got more of a matte plastic while above you’ve got glossy plastic. Very nice contrast with one exception: that glossy part is a fingerprint magnet. Most people won’t mind, but if this is the type of thing that irritates you, I’m thinking the Evo 4G LTE might drive you to madness.

I’ve got yet to try out the HD Voice feature, but none of the software design is very shocking. Good old Android 4.0, Sense 4.0 which looks quite nice, and everything you’d expect from Android.

I’ll get into the specs and features of the phone in my hands-on video post, so stay tuned, and until then hit up our Evo 4G LTE forums. Feast your eyes on the rest of those pics. Ain’t she a beauty?


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