quite impressive camera but battery life...
Well.. last month I planned a trip to visit my sister. I’ve heard a lot about EVO camera and I just had one borrowed from my friend, though i already have another model of HTC…anyway I thought this might be a perfect time to do a small review of the Evo.
Below is my experience with her Evo 4G.Before that, I want to stress that my focus was to have fun and not make this as an in-depth review of the phone, and i also not compare it to my HTC.
First the Sprint's maps told that on our area but it has almost complete 4G coverage. The tests from different part of the vicinity only shows mostly 3G connectivity. And if it does show 4G, I don't notice any obvious change in speed.
I prefer Google Navigation which I think is excellent then Sprint's because of the satellite viewing while navigating... even better than the capability of full-fledged navigation devices…There were a few times that google navigation would give a longer/slower route, but so does all other GPS devices. Over all, I'm pretty impressed with Google Navigation.
I have to admit that this camera is a lot impressive to me. It won't replace a regular point and shoot camera. But this camera is excellent for internet viewing. Reduce the size to 25% of it's original size and almost all it's image quality issues will be greatly reduced.
About Battery life... The battery didn't last long for me, and surely I did put brightness to auto-brightness, turned off 4G, GPS and wifi When I wasn't using them. It barely lasted only about 3.5 hours, good thing I got my 5200 mAh extended power bank and an replacement battery. I didn't notice any major difference between the OEM battery and the replacement battery.
Again notice that my focus is to have fun and try my new phone camera. My battery after second charge held out till we got back home, with me posting on FB. Overall, I have not too much to complain about, I just found some solutions to my issues. The only solution I haven't found yet, is the 4G coverage. From Sprint's map, it says we're fully covered, but as I go from place to place, the 4G coverage was spotty at best.