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HTC EVO Shift 4G for Sprint

alaTest has collected and analyzed 377 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the portability and usability are generally positive. The value for money and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the reception and apps are mixed. Many are less positive about the features and reliability.

responsiveness, screen, value for money, usability, portability

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

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC EVO Shift 4G for Sprint

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of HTC EVO Shift 4G for Sprint from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HTC X9500 Shift Ultra Mobile PC (7" LCD, WiFi + 3G, UMTS/HSDPA, 1GB, 40GB, QWERTY)

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Amazon.com review summary for HTC EVO Shift 4G for Sprint

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of HTC EVO Shift 4G for Sprint from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC AC Travel Charger Adapter for HTC EVO Shift 4GHTC Shift HTCX9501 Unlocked Phone with 40 GB Memory, 3G, GPS, Vista OS, and Wi-Fi--International GSM Version with No WarrantyHTC HTCX9000 SHIFT CDMA Version (Grey)

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HTC Evo Shift 4G (Sprint)

 

The HTC Evo Shift 4G has a solid design with a comfortable physical keyboard. The Android 2.2 smartphone is 4G capable and can be used as a mobile hot spot.

Lacks a front-facing camera and HDMI port.

For those who crave a physical keyboard, the HTC Evo Shift 4G is a solid choice with a more wallet-friendly price than its 4G competitors, and it doesn't sacrifice too many features.

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HTC Evo Shift 4G (Sprint)

 

Sprint's most affordable 4G phone yet packs a good physical keyboard and smart software into a compact design.

For $149, the Shift 4G is a reasonably priced 4G smart phone that gives Sprint customers a physical keyboard option. Plus, it's more affordable than the Samsung Epic 4G and Evo 4G, both of which are $199. We prefer the keyboard and the brighter and...

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HTC EVO Shift 4G

 

The flood of 4G phones at CES 2011 started with the HTC EVO Shift 4G ($150 with a two-year contract from Sprint). Available starting on January 9, the Shift 4G is a follow-up to last year's popular HTC EVO 4G, the first 4G phone on Sprint's WiMax...

Solid performance ; Affordable 4G phone

4G coverage isn't consistent ; No front-facing camera

4G goes mainstream with the HTC EVO Shift, an inexpensive Android smartphone with a full-QWERTY keyboard.

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HTC Shift

 

Ultra-mobile PCs are the awkward middle children of gadgets. They're constantly trying to assume the notable attributes of their older and younger siblings, but

Built-in CDMA WWAN radio, which lets you access Sprint's data network when out of WiFi range. Microsoft Origami software offers a decent touchscreen experience

Truly horrendous keyboard makes typing anything but short burst messages out of the question. Performance slower than a tortoise full of rigor mortis. No ethernet jack. One USB port. Wrapped in tacky leather. Way overpriced

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HTC Shift CDMA EV-DO UMPC review

 

HTC have made a name for themselves with capable, business-friendly smartphones, and when back in March 2007 they first suggested they were turning their hand to the UMPC market there was no shortage of interest. Boasting full Windows Vista support, as...

Have HTC made the perfect UMPC? It’s difficult to recommend the Shift as a general purpose ultraportable, with most traveling users better served by a normal laptop and a separate smartphone (especially given Shift owners will still have to carry a...

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HTC Shift X9000

 

HTC's first mobile PC (barely) justifies its premium by delivering push e-mail and blazing mobile broadband in a travel-friendly design.

Sharp and responsive touchscreen ; Can access push e-mail without booting Windows ; Excellent Origami 2.0 Web browser ; Built-in EV-DO

Cramped keyboard ; Sluggish CPU ; Short battery life ; Weak Wi-Fi range

The Shift X9000 is a valiant first effort from HTC. It provides the best surfing experience of any UMPC, and we prefer the design of this device to both the OQO model 02 (whose smaller 5-inch display requires a fair amount of zooming) and the Samsung...

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HTC EVO Shift 4G (Sprint)

 

The 3.6-inch glass capacitive touchscreen sports a 480-by-800-pixel resolution. That's smaller than the expansive 4-inch and 4.3-inch screens you get with the Epic 4G and EVO 4G, respectively, but still a tenth of an inch larger than the iPhone's...

Responsive Android build. Attractive UI. Glass touch screen is sharp and bright. Excellent music and video playback. WiMAX 4G

Memory card slot is buried underneath the battery. Slightly stiff keyboard. You have to pay extra for 4G even if you can't use it

The HTC EVO Shift 4G is a powerful, less costly alternative to the EVO 4G on Sprint, and gives hardware keyboard fans another choice besides the Samsung Epic 4G.

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HTC Shift

 

Like a tablet PC, the Shift offers touch-screen capabilities. You can use the included stylus or your fingers to navigate the bright 7-inch screen. (Most tablets in the industry work better with Wacom-enabled screens and pens over touch input, because...

Push e-mail. Can shift between two operating systems. Multiple wireless options. Svelte design. Convertible tablet. QWERTY keyboard. Slim and light

Lacks voice capabilities. Slow UMPC parts. Touch screen is not as nice as a Wacom-enabled screen. Too expensive. Uncomfortable stylus. Wi-Fi throughput was less than spectacular. RAM is not upgradable ; Watch the HTC Shift Video Review

The HTC Shift is part smartphone, part tablet, and part laptop, but it doesn't really excel as any of those things.

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HTC EVO Shift 4G (Sprint)

 

The HTC EVO Shift 4G may not be the slimmest Android 2.2 cell phone available, but it has tons of features that make it a good choice for those in the market for a workhorse smartphone.

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HTC EVO Shift 4G Review

 

After given the prestigious title of being the “first” of many things, the HTC EVO 4G has clearly raised the bar on Sprint's lineup with its vast arsenal of features and top notch performance. Attempting to discretely differentiate itself from that,...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G
Embedded UMTS: Yes
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader: No
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:WVGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Tablet

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA X3100 / Media Accelerator 950

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:945GMS
Processor:Pentium M
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:A110
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