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Image Gallery: Hands-on with the Sprint HTC EVO 4G superphone

Google Android devices keep getting better and better and there is currently no other smartphone on the market that can match the Sprint HTC EVO 4G. There are a few new functions, utilities, and apps in the EVO 4G that you can see in this image gallery.
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Google Android devices keep getting better and better and there is currently no other smartphone on the market that can match the Sprint HTC EVO 4G. There are a few new functions, utilities, and apps in the EVO 4G that you can see in this image gallery.

Read the full article with a video walk through of the EVO 4G.

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The inner box of the HTC EVO 4G appears to be one of those new microwave bowls and is a bit unusual for a mobile phone package. It appears to be made of recycled material though and should be easily disposable.

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The EVO 4G appears in all of its beautiful shiny glory when you lift off the inner cover of the retail package.

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You will find a USB A/C charger and microUSB cable under the EVO 4G. There are some nice helpful manuals also included that are quite helpful. There is no HDMI cable or stereo headset in the package.

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There are no physical buttons on the EVO 4G, but the typical Google Android buttons are present and flush to the front of the device.

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There are only a few devices in the US with a front facing camera that is supported by the carrier and you will find a 1.3 megapixel model on the EVO 4G. HTC and Sprint branding are also in place above the display.

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The back is extremely well constructed and feels awesome in your hand. It is big, but also beautiful.

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Two LED flash lights are adjacent to the 8 megapixel camera and speaker.

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I took this sample photo with the HTC EVO 4G.

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Another sample photo captured this past weekend.

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You will find a distinct metal bar laid flat against and into the back of the EVO 4G.

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That metal bar flips out and acts as a kickstand for the device so you can enjoy video content in a hands-free manner on the EVO 4G.

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A 3.5mm headset jack and power button are located on the top of the EVO 4G. The 3.5mm headset jack causes a hump to be formed in the back, but it is a stylish curve.

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There is a long button on the right side to control volume up and down on the EVO 4G.

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The mic opening, microUSB port, and HDMI port are found along the bottom.

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Here is a lineup of some of the top smartphones on the market to show you how large the EVO 4G really is.

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The HTC EVO 4G has Sense 2.5 on board so includes 7 Home screen panels and this is a view of a typical main screen.

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Note the inclusion of a 4G wireless control utility on the EVO 4G.

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Sprint includes Sprint TV, Sprint Navigation, Sprint Football, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile services on the HTC EVO 4G.

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The 4G capability is unique to Sprint and the Mobile Hotspot is something just now being added to Android 2.2 devices.

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You can setup the SSID name and security settings in the WiFi Hotspot.

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While the microSD card slot supports cards up to 32GB in capacity you will also find a very large amount of internal memory for applications and data.

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Typical NASCAR app screenshot showing my home town hero, Kasey Kahne.

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The Navigation Panel is useful for quick access to different functions and may appear if a car dock is released.

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We have seen Qik before on Nokia, iPhone, and Windows Mobile devices, but this is the first release we have seen for the Google Android platform.

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I understand an update to Qik will be provided after the June 4th availability date of the EVO 4G that will give you two-way video conferencing capability.

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Even though Verizon now has the official NFL Mobile deal, Sprint does provide you with their new Sprint Football application.

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The excellent Sprint branded version of TeleNav is provided on the EVO 4G and is free to use on the device.

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Sprint Navigation also provides you with movie information and is not just for voice-guided navigation.

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I am a huge fan of Google Maps Navigation and it looks awesome on the large 4.3 inch EVO 4G display.

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HTC provides their weather application seen previously on Windows Mobile device on this monster of an Android device.

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You will find an enhanced YouTube application that supports HQ (high quality) video content. If you are a YouTube fan then you will enjoy the Sprint EVO 4G.

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There are a few application settings in the EVO 4G that you can manage.

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Notice the HQ label down in the lower right corner?

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