Europe awaits the invasion from America – no, this is not a World War 2 joke – this is the release of the EVO 3D by HTC which was first released on the American market a few months ago.
The Taiwanese firm has released a number of great phones in the last few years and some good but sterile phones of late. So how does the HTC perform and is it worth them sending it over from state side? Do the Brits have a love of 3D gimmickry on par with those across the pond and is the phone good enough to satisfy those needs?
Well the first thing we’ll look at is the one you want to know about – the 3D. The phone is an excellent 3D device and offers users a wonderful experience in this area relative to what has been released previously. The HTC EVO’s large 4.3in screen is excellent for viewing stereoscopic images on. Its ability to stream 3D footage from the Watch service is also welcome and places it ahead of all other phone manufacturers as it allows quality 3D footage to be watched via its screen.
The 3D recording abilities of the phone are also quite good. It can record and take photos via the 3D medium and does so in a fantastic manner. You can watch footage in 720p and take 5mp photos with the device. The screen shows these with quite a large area for movement – more than any 3D devices we have seen so far on the market.
The phone itself handles all this with ease due to its 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. This is what makes the phone good, as it is a fast and capable phone for everyday use as well as offering a great 3D experience.
It also comes with Android 2.3 and HTC Sense, meaning it is what they call a ‘smooth operator’ stateside.
One of the downsides of the device is its weight – it is over 170g – far from light. It is also quite thick with a width of 12.1mm – all the 3D technology has to fit somewhere. The device also comes with a 1.3mp front facing camera for video calling, has DLNA streaming for 2D and 3D footage and a large 1730mA battery to top it all off and ensure the device is powered after all your fidgeting with its 3D capabilities and multi tasking.
So, yes Europe awaits and fortunately for not much longer with EVO 3D deals expected in the coming months.