By June 27, 2011

HTC EVO 3D coming to the UK

EVO_3D_FrontR The HTC EVO 3D has been on sale in the US for a short time already but today HTC announced that the EVO 3D would be coming soon to the UK market.

As the names suggests, the EVO 3D is all about 3D content delivery with a 4.3-inch qHD display that’s capable of delivering gorgeous 3D content in high-res without the need of glasses!

I had a chance to try the EVO 3D out last week and I can tell you it’s really impressive and you’ll definitely have to check out the 3D display for yourself.

Overall the EVO 3D is a bit like a super version of the HTC Sensation. It has the same size display, same CPU and memory and the same Sense 3.0 user interface. What’s different is that the EVO is definitely all about media consumption. Starting with the dual 5 mega-pixel cameras which allow you to capture stills and video in 3D. 5 megapixels may not sound like much but HTC have also gone back and reworked the cameras to improve the quality and they are now F2.2 which dramatically improves the low-light performance but there’s also a dual LED flash to help things along. The pictures you take in 3D can be sent to others in either 3D or 2D and as the 3D file format used is a standard one it should be compatible with other devices too.

One great thing for me is that there are two large camera buttons physically on the side of the EVO 3D – one to switch between still and video and the other is a dedicated camera button. I really like physical camera buttons and this one is also a good size!

It’s good to see that HTC haven’t gone overboard with the use of 3D too as I am sure that would have been a temptation. Instead 3D has only been used where relevant or necessary so it’s not crammed in to the whole Sense user interface instead really only being used where media is concerned.

The HTC Watch service will also soon be delivering 3D movies to the HTC EVO 3D – having watched some demos this really does work well and one other great feature is that if you download a 3D movie through Watch you can plug the EVO 3D in to your 3D TV at home and the video will be output in 3D too thanks to the MHL connector also supporting 3D. Nice!

The HTC EVO 3D is a similar size to the HTC Sensation but is definitely chunkier. The back and edges are nowhere near as rounded/curved as the Sensation and is very noticeably thicker. This is likely due to the dual cameras and perhaps also because of a larger 1730mAh battery used.

Obviously we’ll be doing our best to get our hands on one of these for review as soon as possible and we’ll let you know when we do. I cant wait!

Check out the HTC EVO 3D press release post for the full details and more photos.


HTC EVO 3D specification:

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz, dual core
  • Platform: Android with HTC Sense 3.0
  • Memory: Available internal storage: 1 GB, RAM: 1 GB
  • Dimensions: 126x65x12.05mm
  • Weight: 170 grams
  • Display: 4.3-inch 3D LCD touchscreen
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz  GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, FTP, OPP, and PBAP
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n  
  • DLNA for wirelessly streaming media to your TV
  • micro-USB with MHL for USB or HDMI connection
  • Camera: Dual 5 megapixel rear cameras with auto focus and dual LED flash
    Record 2D and 3D videos in 720p resolution
  • 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • Expansion slot: Expansion Slot microSDHC card
  • Battery: 1730mAh
  • Up to 465 minutes for WCDMA talk time (0dBm)
    up to 560 minutes GSM (19dBm) 
  • Up to 420 hours for WCDMA standby time
    (DRX512) and up to 358 hours for GSM (MF9) The above are subject to network and phone usage


Posted by: Matt

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