There is a lot of hype around the HTC Evo 3D because it is the first 3D smartphone released in the US. As such, there is a lot of pressure as well on HTC and Sprint to deliver. Nevertheless, days before this smartphone hit stores, reviews have already been released by different tech media outfits to give people an idea of what’s in store for them with the release of the HTC Evo 3D. Here’s what they have to say:
CNET – the review for the HTC Evo 3D for CNET was done by Bonnie Cha, highly commending the tweaks done to improve the Evo released the previous year. The 3D features were considered to be fun additions to the smartphone but bad viewing angles were cited, with a disappointing depth of field. Other reviewers had issues with battery life but Cha had very little concerns over it.
Engadget – renowned in tech circles as mobile camera enthusiast, Myriam Joire was the one responsible for Engadget’s take on the HTC Evo 3D. It is for this reason why the Engadget review had a lot to pick with the 3D cameras on this smartphone. There are two 3D cameras fitted into the rear of the Evo 3D, both rated at 5 megapixels. Problems that Joire listed included problems with the optics, unflattering effects (halos in bright lighting conditions) lent by the plastic/glass covering the cameras, and over- and under-exposure when shooting in 2D mode. Apart from the camera, Joire didn’t like the Sense 3.0 interface either, although she did say that the dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor was a great idea. WiMAX features weren’t maxed out and the battery life was just so bad it was worse than what the original Evo had, according to her.
Gizmodo – the lowdown on the Evo 3D from Gizmodo was provided courtesy of Sam Biddle. Very much like Engadget’s Myriam Joire, Biddle didn’t have many good things to say about the cameras, which is quite a shame considering the primary selling point would’ve been its 3D cameras. According to Biddle, the cameras are hard to use in 3D mode because you have to make sure the dual lenses are properly in place to get 3D effects. This just doesn’t work well when you’re in the moment and would like to capture what’s in front of you immediately. The moment would have passed already by the time you get those 3D cameras in focus.
It’s important to brush up on as many reviews as you can before you head on out and get the HTC Evo 3D so that you have an idea of what you’re really getting yourself into. This way, you don’t have to go through the trouble of making a purchase, only to realize later on that the Evo 3D is not for you. The HTC Evo 3D has good points and bad points. Make sure you take into consideration everything to help you decide whether or not the HTC Evo 3D can indeed take care of your needs.