Review by Todd Haselton on Sunday June 06, 2010.
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The Sprint HTC EVO 4G is the first U.S. phone from a carrier to run on a fourth generation network. In this case, it's Sprint's WiMAX network. The EVO 4G is the carrier's current top-of-the-line device, and for good reason. It's stacked with hardware goodies that include a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and auto-focus, HDMI-out capability, 8GB of microSD storage, and a massive 4.3-inch
While I found that the formfactor of the phone was a bit too large for my tastes, the device performed well during my testing period and will be a pleasure for Sprint subscribers looking for the biggest thing to hit Sprint's network since the Palm Pre. My biggest issue with the deal is the additional $10 monthly data surcharge fee that EVO 4G owners must pay, even if they don't live in an area that allows them to make use of the 4G capabilities. As of the time I'm writing this review, that vast majority of the country lacks 4G coverage, including New York City where I am located.
So here's the question: Is the EVO 4G worth that premium?
You'll find some video from the HTC EVO 4G launch event after the Table of Contents, below.
Todd is a senior editor at MobileBurn and works out of his home in New York City. He covers news for us and also writes reviews. You can follow him on Twitter at @RoboTodd