It's announcement day for the HTC EVO One HTC EVO 4G LTE and we here at G&E are prepared to bring you all of the latest news from today's unveiling as we welcome the latest EVO into the family.
Earlier this morning, we got our first look at what is indeed the back of the HTC EVO 4G LTE. We all know that the One X is a beast on the inside and sexy on the outside, but a lot of people are knockin' Sprint and HTC for removing the sexiness from the EVO 4G LTE. Here's some comments from this morning's post:
"Compare to the One X from AT&T… this looks ugly in my opinion." – jack
"I'm confused why HTC would ditch the One X's curviness and simplicity. The red accents scream 'This phone is for people who drink Monster twice a day.' I'm very disappointed." – tartan1515
"If this is what it is I'm happy as a pig in sh-t. You people don't like the red kick stand that screams evo!? What is wrong with you guys?!" – derrick bishop
"Personally, I like it. I like the red accents/stripe that tell me it's an EVO. I welcome back the kickstand that was missing from the EVO3D." – etnpnys
It appears people are split, so let's take a closer look at what we know so far.
Looking at the pic above, I think we can all agree that the One X looks cleaner and sexier. No matter how much of a fanboy of the EVO you are (and I will be the first to admit I am a huge one), the EVO 4G LTE is not as attractive.
But here's why I will still be getting it instead of switching to AT&T for the One X:
- The specs are the same. It has the same processor, LTE, same internal memory, same beautiful screen, and bad ass camera. Spec-wise, it's a wash.
- The EVO 4G LTE has a micro-SD card port. Do I need a smartphone with 16GB of internal space and removeable memory? Probably not. But I, like many Android users, love to have options.
- The kickstand is back! I don't care if this thing looks like a popsicle stick (which it does); I hate not having a kickstand on my EVO 3D. It's the only thing in my house I can watch 3D stuff on and I gotta hold it in my hand? I welcome back the kickstand and I'm sure many other EVO lovers share my sentiment.
- The EVO 4G LTE has a bigger battery – 2000mAh versus AT&T's 1800mAh. Judging from the layout of the kickstand and the casing on the phone, it seems very possible that this bad boy has a removeable battery. As a person that gets the occasional bootloop in the Root World, I would love to be able to pull my battery. The battery is not removeable, but I'll still be happy that Sprint and HTC gave me the bigger battery.
- Sprint confirmed unlimited 4G LTE the other day, and you know AT&T won't be confirming anything similar. I won't even get started on reception because we all know Sprint isn't the best, but you're still going to be paying less for more (month-to-month) with the EVO 4G LTE.
To sum up my points, why would you let looks stop you from getting a better phone?
G&E reader Hwyman put it best this morning: "I don't really care what the back looks like. Like all my other Evos, this ONE will also be clad in a case." If you don't like the back, put on a damn case!
On the other hand, I actually like what I see so far. The red accents, the silver trim on the sides, good placement of branding, and the welcoming additions of more features – it's all good.
I think we're all a little skeptical about the two-tone black on the rear, but some are saying that it the top may very well be sporting a plastic cover. This means the EVO One could indeed have a uniform black back with a feel similar to the OG EVO (at least that's what it looks like to me). Sprint has confirmed that the polycarbonate top is to provide the best reception possible (because the radios and microSD slot are located up there).
Also, the phone's all dusty in the leaked pics. It's hard to say how sweet a phone will look when it's been dragged through dirt! It looks great without dirt, in my opinion.
Of course, we won't know everything until the official unveiling around 2:30PM PST today, so stick with G&E for the latest on the EVO One.
Let us know what you all think now that the official unveiling has occured. Will you be ditching Sprint to get the sexy HTC One X from AT&T? Or is the HTC EVO 4G LTE exactly what you want? Let us know in the comments!