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HTC Evo View 4G review

7.4/10 AVG.
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7.4/10
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The HTC Evo View 4G currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The HTC Evo View 4G is a sneaky device which manages to live its life as a tablet, while maintaining the appearance of a smartphone. This unit's compact screen is a mere 7 inches. This makes it perfect for tucking into a large pocket or a purse. For tablet users who are constantly on the go, the tiny View 4G may represent a perfect match.

The "4G" in the Evo View's name means that the tablet can connect to Sprint's 4G data network. This is handy for frequent travelers who need fast access to web content wherever they may roam. Of course, connecting directly to W-Fi is also an option, as this tablet is 802.11b/g/n compliant.

The Evo View has 1GB of RAM to help it zip around its Android 2.3 operating system. Although it is expected that this unit would run on Google's Honeycomb operating system, the Evo View keeps up its spy tactics. That's right, this unit truly is a smartphone in disguise! Saving music, videos, important documents and pictures is a stress-free endeavor with 32GB of internal memory. For a limited time, Sprint is bundling this tablet with a unit specific stylus. Using the stylus for navigation through the tablet's interface is not possible, but it does allow the user to write notes, sign documents and draw doodles during boring meetings.

For fun activities outside of the life of meetings and business jargon, the Evo View features two cameras. First, there is the front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera which is perfect for posting Wednesday morning pictures to Tumblr and Twitter. Second, there is a 5 megapixel camera on the back of the unit for pictures of friends, cats or both. Overall, the Evo View 4G is a solid portable tablet with relatively beefy specs that might make some laptops feel embarrassed.

Need to Know: HTC Evo View 4G

1. Small 7 inch screen makes it easy to take anywhere (The Good)

2. Dual cameras for taking photographs easily (The Good)

3. Runs on Android 2.3 operating system instead of Honeycomb (The Bad)

4. Stylus is only offered with the tablet for a limited time (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


BWOne

This is one solid tablet. Usually Android 2.x tablet are not that great when it comes to the user experience. HTC uses Sense UI here to create that experience necessary. One advantage of it being Android 2.3 is that there are way more apps available for it than Android 3.0 but the downside is that a...

- Bowman, BWOne
The Gadgeteer

Overall, using the EVO View was enjoyable. It never seemed slow or laggy, and it’s been quite stable and well-behaved. Battery life has been very good…almost as good as the 7″ Galaxy Tab’s (which is stellar). Generally, I had no complaints about the hardware other than the w...

- Craig Froehle, The Gadgeteer
IntoMobile

The View 4G is a well-designed, high-quality piece of hardware and the Sense UI is good enough to almost make you forget that Honeycomb exists. It's packed full of features and the pricing is definitely reasonable, although I'm not in love with having to get a new mobile data contract. If you want y...

- Blake Stimac, IntoMobile
PhoneArena

The HTC EVO View 4G is a very well built tablet with an amazing user interface. The 7” slap of glass and aluminum is more portable than the larger tablets on the market and the battery life was good enough to get us through two days of pretty heavy usage. Always innovating, HTC’s Scribe...

- Brian K., PhoneArena
SlashGear

What you’ve got here is a note-taking machine. You’re able to use the Notes app in so many different ways that we’re surprised an iteration of this device hasn’t been called the HTC Scribbler. You’ve got to keep an eye on the pen, unless of course you’ve got a cus...

- Chris Burns, SlashGear


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Screen Size
7"

The HTC Evo View 4G's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Snapdragon 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4000mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 6 days standby time.

Evo View 4G Specs

Overview
Release date June 24, 2011
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Snapdragon 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 4 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 6 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, White & Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.5 x 11.2 x 1.3 cm (7.7 x 4.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 425 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 7 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Supports active pen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Self-timer, White balance, Widescreen
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD, AVI
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, DOC, GIF, JPG, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Yes
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sprint HTC Evo View 4G, HTC Flyer 4G (CDMA)

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