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HTC EVO Design 4G / HTC Hero S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 369 reviews of HTC EVO Design 4G / HTC Hero S. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and screen. The usability and portability also get good comments. There are some critical views about the GPS navigation and sound. Opinions are divided on the reception.

design, portability, usability, screen, price

battery, reliability, sound, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC EVO Design 4G / HTC Hero S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HTC EVO Design 4G / HTC Hero S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 user reviews of HTC EVO Design 4G / HTC Hero S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reception and battery.

portability, performance, price, usability, design

reliability, battery, reception

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC EVO Design 4G Prepaid Android Phone (Boost Mobile)HTC Evo Design 4g Combo Rapid Car Charger + Home Wall Charger + USB Data Charge Sync Cable for HTC Evo Design 4gHTC Evo Design 4G Back Cover Battery Door For Sprint and Boost Mobile

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

HTC Hero S (U.S. Cellular)

 

High-resolution display. HTC Sense UI looks good and improves functionality

Middling voice quality and reception. Midrange hardware

The HTC Hero S is a powerful Android phone that you'd be quite happy with—if only the superior Motorola Electrify wasn't the same price.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

HTC Evo Design 4G ( Boost Mobile)

 

Many of the phones and features once reserved for nationwide major carriers have begun to trickle down to prepaid cellular providers. A case in point is the HTC Evo Design 4G for Boost Mobile. This pricey $299.99 smartphone appears to be a modern...

The HTC Evo Design 4G boasts a premium, well-crafted design. It also offers WiMax 4G data, Android 4.0, and HTC's Sense interface.

The Evo Design 4G suffers from short battery life, a slow processor, and poor call quality.

The HTC Evo Design 4G may be Boost Mobile's top dog but it's fenced in by a high price and weak performance.

Jul, 2012
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Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

HTC EVO Design 4G (Boost Mobile)

 

The HTC EVO Design 4G gets you fast data speeds and inexpensive monthly plans, making it a top pick on Boost Mobile.

Fast 4G WiMAX speeds. Sharp display. Comfortable to hold and use. Good call quality

Single-core processor. Slow data without WiMAX

The HTC EVO Design 4G is Boost Mobile's first smartphone to run on Sprint's WiMAX network. It's also the best smartphone currently available on Boost, with a lovely, crisp display, good call quality, and fast data speeds if you're covered by WiMAX....

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: CNET (cnet.com)

HTC Hero S (U.S. Cellular)

 

The HTC Hero S is an attractive and capable Android smartphone for U.S. Cellular customers, but the Motorola Electrify offers more bang for your buck.

The HTC Hero S offers world roaming capabilities and an attractive, compact design. The Android Gingerbread device also features a 5-megapixel camera and the latest version of HTC Sense

Camera and call quality could be better. For the same price, the competition offers a faster processor and more internal memory

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Dante Cesa (engadget.com)

HTC EVO Design 4G review

 

It's no secret that we were downright smitten when HTC dropped 2010's proverbial bombshell: the EVO 4G. A knockout device that served not only as WiMAX's

Vibrant qHD display ; High quality metals and plastics ; World phone

Average battery life ; Relatively thick ; WiMax not the pull it used to be

Despite great materials and a gorgeous screen, the average performance and so-so battery life keep it from being a slam dunk.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

HTC EVO Design 4G (Sprint)

 

The HTC EVO Design 4G is a great affordable smartphone for Sprint. At $99.99 with a two-year contract, it's the second 4G smartphone on Sprint to launch for less than $100, though some older 4G phones now cost less than $100 up front. But the EVO...

Fast 4G speeds. World phone. Gorgeous screen. Comfortable to hold and use

Mediocre call quality. Limited video codec support

The HTC EVO Design 4G is a comfortable world phone that offers solid performance and 4G speeds at a good price.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

HTC EVO Design 4G (Sprint) Review

 

The $99 HTC EVO Design 4G takes some of the EVO 4G's best features and puts them in a smaller, sleeker package. This Android phone offers snappy performance, fast 4G speeds, and 720p video recording, plus world phone capability. Our only major...

Sophisticated design, Strong performance, Fast 4G speeds, World roaming capability

A bit thick, Mediocre battery life

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

HTC Evo Design 4G (Sprint)

 

HTC might have scaled back with the Design 4G, but that doesn't make it a mediocre phone by any means. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread device has a 1.2GHz processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and comes with an 8GB...

The HTC Evo Design 4G has an understated black-on-black design, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and two cameras, and is a world phone. It comes with 8GB of memory preinstalled

The stubborn back cover is hard to remove and the speakerphone could be better. A dedicated hardware shutter button wouldn't go amiss

The HTC Evo Design 4G gives you a lot of smartphone for a good price--fast 4G speeds, a good camera, a strong processor, and a sophisticated design. It's an excellent choice for Sprint customers, except those who are specifically looking for a...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

HTC Evo Design 4G (Sprint) review: HTC Evo Design 4G (Sprint)

 

The HTC Evo Design 4G has an understated black-on-black design, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and two cameras, and is a world phone. It comes with 8GB of memory preinstalled.

The stubborn back cover is hard to remove and the speakerphone could be better. A dedicated hardware shutter button wouldn't go amiss.

The HTC Evo Design 4G gives you a lot of smartphone for a good price--fast 4G speeds, a good camera, a strong processor, and a sophisticated design. It's an excellent choice for Sprint customers, except those who are specifically looking for a...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

HTC EVO Design 4G Review [Video]

 

Here we have the *near* smallest smartphone to carry the legendary EVO namesake, and with a 4-inch S-LCD display with qHD resolution and price tag of under $100 right out of the gate, we've got to wonder if this is the perfect package for petite palms....

This device isn't going to be the next step for you if you're looking to upgrade from the previous EVO or especially the EVO 3D since its processor takes the EVO Design to the cleaners, but without comparing to the rest of its close family, this device...

Oct, 2011