- Size (LWH): 2.4 inches, 0.5 inches, 4.8 inches
- Weight: 5.28 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
HTC EVO Design 4G Prepaid Android Phone (Boost Mobile)
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- Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread) plus HTC Sense, upgradeable to 4.0
- 5MP Camera with auto-focus, LED flash / touch focus, face detection and 720p HD Video Capture, plus 1.3MP Front-Facing Camera.
- Music Player with FM Radio and 3.5mm headset jack.
- USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, PC Sync (via HTC Sync) and Mobile Hotspot connectivity.
- Other features include: microSD slot (up to 32GB), GPS, High-Speed Data and Flashlight.
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The HTC EVO Design 4G offers a dual-mode 3G/4G experience on Boost Mobile.
Featuring a 5 MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, the EVO Design 4G lets you view it all on the 4-inch QHD capacitive touchscreen display. The EVO Design 4G runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
- Android 4.0 ICS with HTC Sense
- Dual-Mode 3G/4G
- 4-inch QHD Capacitive Touchscreen Display
- 5 MP Rear-Facing Camera with Flash and Video
- 1.3 MP Front-Facing Camera
- SMS, MMS, E-mail
- Wi-Fi Capable
- Stereo Bluetooth
- Mobile Hotspot
- Visual Voicemail
- Boost Zone
- Internal Memory: 768MB (RAM)/4GB (ROM)
- External Memory: up to 32GB (2GB SD Card included)
- Headset Jack: 3.5mm
- Battery: Li-ion 1520mAh
- Video files supported: 3GP, 3GPP, 3G2, 3GPP2, MP4
- Audio files supported: MP3, MIDI, WAV, M4A, AMR, OGG
- CDMA EVDO capable
- Network: CDMA EVDO Rev A/ WiMax
- Chipset: MSM8655 (1.2GHZ)
The EVO Design 4G weighs 5.22 ounces and measures 4.8 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches. Its 1520 mAh battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time.
What's in the Box
HTC handset, Battery, Charger Head, USB cable, 2 GB microSD Card, Printed Materials
Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System
The HTC EVO Design 4G runs the Android 4.0 operating system (dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich), which adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing while improving on the best Android features: easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and more.
The new Ice Cream Sandwich interface features an onscreen navigation bar that replaces the hardware buttons for Back, Home, and Menu found with older Android-powered phones. And with Google+ integration, you can video chat with groups of up to 9 friends as well as easily upload and share photos and videos. Other features include:Face Unlock
You can now unlock your phone with just your face using the Face Unlock option. It takes advantage of the front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your phone in front of your face to unlock (or use a backup PIN).
And the lock screen now lets you do more without unlocking. From the slide lock screen, you can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the notifications window to check for messages. When listening to music, you can even manage music tracks and see album art.Home Screen Folders
Quickly access related apps right from the home screen by organizing apps and shortcuts into folders--just drag one app onto another to create a folder.Multitasking
Multitasking is even easier and more visual in Android 4.0. The Recent Apps button lets you jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently--tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.Voice Input
The new voice engine in Android 4.0 lets you dictate the text you want, for as long as you want, using the language you want. You can speak continuously for a prolonged time, even pausing for intervals if needed, and dictate punctuation to create correct sentences. As the voice input engine enters text, it underlines possible dictation errors in gray. After dictating, you can tap the underlined words to quickly replace them from a list of suggestions.
Boost Mobile Shrinkage
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While it's best to make regular on-time payments each month, payments do not have to be consecutive. If you miss a payment, you do not have to start over. The on-time payments made to the account will still be credited toward your next savings milestone.
New customers simply need to activate on a Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage plan. Existing customers must visit "My Account" to sign up and receive savings.
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Top Customer Reviews
I love the camera it is wonderful. The one on the front isn't as good but if you set a 2 second times you can easily take the picture of yourself as well.
I must admit I drop the poor thing quite often :( BUT it has been holding up and doing great I bought a case and it has not a scratch or a dent on it.
Its very nice and can be personalized to fit you
I use ovoo on my phone and it shows up pretty clear and I have lots of fun seeing friend and family while away at college
It allows me to view my school work on my phone. I can open XL, Word and Powerpoints on here its pretty efficient
After downloading the dolphin browser this thing is unstoppable and does things VERY fast.
I just love this phone and actually decided to get this over an iphone. I personally feel iphones are over rated and this phone is better. You can expand the space by upgrading the memory card. While it doesn't have Siri you can still download a VERY similar app with a different name. I am also able to use and access emoji's on here as well. My email comes right to me.
Its just a great phone and my bill is $40 a month you can not beat that anywhere
CALL QUALITY, LOG, & CONTACTS
Voice quality on both ends is average. It may be enhanced with a good headset. The speakerphone is terrible **weak on a call or audio playback. The call history log is virtually limitless. Typing on the numeric virtual keypad, the phone bank searches for the full ten digits in the call bank or contacts. The keypad can be hidden by tapping the icon in lower left corner. During a call, the screen locks while pulled to your face and unlocks when extended away. Contacts can receive multiple labels, specific ringtones, be blocked or routed to voicemail and organized into groups. Save your contacts to microSD as VCF files and send to your next Android. RadioShack and other stores also have devices that assist in address book transfer from phone to phone. Customize ringtones to contact assignments from factory music app. Voicemail has a feature that saves your messages to the [voicemail] system and your phone's audio records. The voicemail notification on my phone is buggy because I checked and deleted all my messages but still get notified of a phantom voice message. I have lost data after two factory master resets to correct this. HTC offers a PC suite for backing up your device which I have not yet installed.
INTERNET 4G/3G, HOTSPOT, BROWSER
I was attracted to this phone for the 4G hotspot feature. This allows me the typical benefits of a smartphone plus internet for my other devices as needed. I encountered a snafu with the 4g after about two months of ownership, however. The server redirected me repeatedly to Clear Wireless's website. I didn't know what was wrong. I contacted Boost technical support complaining, went through all the code entry motions, and even did a couple battery removal boots. Same deal: no 4G service--but 3G still worked where available. Boost deceived me regarding the cause of the 4G blackout. Finally they told me after all the time I spent calling them and troubleshooting my phone that they are blocking customer 4G once they reach 2.5gb usage until next billing period. So I thought I could save my 4G for when I needed it, just using 3G. I used 3G mostly all last month then attempted to turn on 4G. My 4G was blocked again. Boost never told me that 2.5gb in either mode would cause block. They claim that they grew faster than anticipated so high use customers are being blocked in 4G mode... while 3G is unlimited. If you go to Settings>Usage you can set a warning to notify you of data usage in a specific billing cycle. However, it does not distinguish between 3G usage and 4G--which is actually moot for any purpose other than how much you're being ripped (in 3G) because 2.5gb reached in either mode means no more 4G. This is the highest price I've paid for a cellular so they'll need to fix their network with the quickness or else. The hotspot feature costs an extra $10 monthly and works well. Save time by turning off and on from "Quick Settings" in notifications bar. The Design factory browser is okay but lacking some basics. Touching the url address bar does not highlight full field. You may have to tap again, click "Select All (text)" then enter your new web page if not in your bookmarks. Zoom magnification is a pinch or double tap of your screen. Your bookmarks can be added to one of your seven home screens with url icon. Also, factory Task Manager doesn't completely kill tabs, windows, and browser history. You must do these manually if you don't have an app like Task Killer to do it.
CAMERA, DISPLAY, BATTERY
The camera on here is satisfactory. The pictures are crisp and in low light it makes an outside snapshot taken at 7:45pm dusk look like it was taken at 6:15pm without flash. The flash can be turned off or left on automatic. Turn the phone horizontally for panoramic videos and stills. I think the weird vertical snaps are only good for tall structures. Its picture file size is 550-800kb--just over half the memory used by my 5mp Nokia. Pics may be edited (e.g., cropped) or renamed inside device. Shutterbugs, be advised that there is **no lanyard hole for your wrist strap or necklace. The touch display is sharp for my taste. In low light though I like my screen dim to save power and vision. There's a widget containing brightness but once you go up you'll have to tap Menu>Settings>Display>Brightness to bump brightness all the way down again (unlike Samsung's single button five brightness levels). The battery on here is decent. Mine stays on intravenous because of all the features. Low signal reception drains battery on any phone so airplane mode is available if safe to go offline. Unlike my Nokia, Bluetooth is not possible while airplane mode is turned on. You'll need a wired headset to continue music playback.
The GPS is improved with each update. While it is not integrated, the GPS uses the accelerometer now to get you to a destination when cellular reception is lost. Just stay in the Maps app or in background; otherwise it'll forget where you are located. The speech recognition (speak destination) is one of my faves when I can't type. One prob I have is avoidances. You'll have to tap Menu>Settings>Route & Alternatives each trip to avoid toll roads or highways. It doesn't simply memorize that you wish to avoid tolls by default. Another feature missing is "not my destination" nor can you add places per my knowledge. The screen brightness must be adjusted manually from Settings (per my knowledge) or home screen widget.
I put a 59gb microSD in mine, so my storage capacity is stoopid. What I dislike about this phone and my old Samsung is that it mixes AMR files and other audio like podcasts with my music. I could be bopping my head one minute to a music file, then a tinny ringtone or voice note comes on. The only way to fix this is by creating playlists. My Nokia separates AMRs from MP3/WMA and podcasts from music. An old Motorola used a file's folder to determine its library. Naturally, this is a nuisance for me. As I mentioned earlier, the external speaker is very weak for music playback too. Your only hope is a quiet environment or an amplified headset. The bluetooth file transfer wants you to confirm acceptance of files... even from trusted sources.
I still like the grey Gingerbread keyboard better than this ICS keyboard, but I'm getting to learn it. There is a daatkom button on there for some fields and speech recognition button also. Sometimes I have to change orientation of the device because the accelerometer causes the phone to freeze by not allowing scrolling to a new field. I'm impressed with the copy + paste text feature as it is very accurate. Another bug it has is its jumpy, bad shot cursor. **When editing or deleting text, you may have to highlight it for cutting because simply pressing backspace may delete other text in the field. So, the cursor will pulsate at the spot where you want it but the text being deleted is in a different paragraph or sentence. Selecting the undesired text will keep the cursor where you want it.** Adobe Reader is not pre-installed. You'll have to download from Play Store. The alarms, clocks, and timer features on here are nice and dependable. I haven't even scratched the surface yet but there's a stopwatch, food (culinary) timer, and world clock. The alarms can be programmed for days of the week, calendar dates and other scheduling. This phone is unique to me because it has a SIM card slot near battery. So even if your card doesn't function in GSM mode, you'll at least have a spot so it won't be lost outside a device. Both the SIM and memory card are kept under battery compartment cover--not hot swappable.
In conclusion, I recommend this phone in spite of its flaws and newly restrictive, always difficult-to-reach carrier. Hopefully Boost will lift 4G restrictions and improve their tech support and client communication in near future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I clearly never used it because I can't I feel mislead.