HTC EVO 3D on Sprint Review Roundup: Impressive Overall

We’ve been bringing readers all the news about the HTC EVO 3D, an impressive Android smartphone that is being released today. Only yesterday we reported on the Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. the EVO 3D and asked if the earlier release of the EVO 3D in the US would help people to choose their next smartphone. Today we want to take a look at some of the reviews that are now in for the EVO 3D and give you an HTC EVO 3D review roundup, to see what the experts say.

We’ve also compared the EVO 3D to the LG Thrill (Optimus 3D) and told how Best Buy is to open early today to celebrate the launch of the EVO 3D on Sprint, priced at $199 on contract. The HTC EVO 3D also made an appearance in our article about iPhone Android competition. Before we get to the reviews let’s have a brief recap of the specs and features of this notable handset. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a 4.3-inch 3D qHD display (glasses free), 1GB of RAM, 4G connectivity, and also of course it’s unique selling point, dual 5-megapixel 3D cameras with 3D capture and playback of video and photos.

Onto the reviews then and the first one we’re looking at is by Mark Spoonauer over on Laptop. This is a hugely comprehensive review over several pages and looks in detail at design, display, audio and 3D, interface, keyboard, performance, web, apps, camera and more. The reviewer was obviously impressed as the EVO 3D was given a 4 out of 5 stars rating. The fast performance, 4G connectivity speeds and clear display all get the thumbs up as well as its sleek design. The 3D camera is described as a “fun conversation starter” though there is a lack of premium 3D content as yet so maybe the 3D aspect is felt to be more of a gimmick at present rather than a reason for buying the phone. Thumbs down were given to the HTC Watch movie service, difficulty scrolling on the apps screen and the fact that there’s no mirroring or streaming of premium content via the HDMI output. Overall though the HTC EVO 3D came out of this review very well.

Next up Ginny Miles of PC World has reviewed the EVO 3D and also gives a positive review, rating the EVO 3D with 4.5 out of 5 stars. Pros were listed as the fast dual-core speeds and the design and this time it was also described as the “ultimate entertainment phone.” Cons were the uneven call quality and the 3D aspect was thought to be “cool, but gimmicky,” echoing what we said above. This is another review then where the 3D aspect is seen as more of a novelty. However despite this, Miles still felt the HTC EVO 3D is the best smartphones available on Sprint right now praising its power but also saying that it’s a good job there’s more to the handset than the 3D display.

Another useful review can be found over on PhoneDog by Aaron Baker, who describes the EVO 3D as “quite the upgrade” compared to the original device. There’s no star rating this time and the phone receives a more lukewarm reception than the previous two reviews, although is still felt to be the best Android phone on Sprint. Good points include the upgrade to a dual-core processor, software and the display, which has won praise all, round so far. Bad points though were said to be the reception, disappointing data speeds and also the battery life.

The last review we’ll look at comes from Corey Gunther over on SlashGear and this review has a lot of positivity for the EVO 3D. The 3D aspect of the handset is seen as a bonus but even putting that to one side it’s described as a “top tier and amazing device.” Again it’s described as the best phone on Sprint and a worthy upgrade to the original. Gunther praises HTC for producing a 3D phone where the 3D is “only part of the package” and even without that it’s still a great handset.

All in all then the reviews we’ve looked at had far more positive things to say than negative about the HTC EVO 3D and if you want a decent smartphone with impressive specs and would also appreciate the 3D capability then this could be a great phone choice for you. We’d like to hear your thoughts on this. Are you heading out to purchase your EVO 3D as we speak, or maybe your head has been turned by another new or upcoming handset? Let us know with your comments.