HTC 3D Evo Set to Launch Next Month in the UK

HTC 3D EvoPeople who have been waiting for HTC to put out its 3D phone will not have to wait much longer. In fact, just next month in the UK, HTC will be putting out its 3D Evo. This is a phone that is going to allow people to look at 3D pictures and watch 3D movies. Not only that, but the phone has the ability to allow people to record and shoot their own 3D movies as well. However, one of the key features of this phone, much like the Nintendo 3DS, is that it does not require people to wear glasses to view the 3D.

So are people excited about this phone? Well actually reviews on the phone have been pretty mixed. Overall it is a great phone, but some feel that 3D on a phone is nothing more than a gimmick. For anyone that has experienced glasses free 3D, they more than likely know what to expect. Objects do not jump off the screen as much as what they do on 3D TVs. Normally it appears as if the objects goes “deeper” into the screen. At times, objects can appear like they are leaving the screen, but never in the way that objects do when viewing a 3D TV with glasses.

That being said, most 3D reviewers have stated that the 3D effects on 3D phones fall a bit short from other mobile devices that offer 3D as well. In one review it was stated that they rank that 3D on the 3DS as being a much more “enjoyable experience” overall when compared to these 3D phones. That being said, this could be due to the software and experiences that a hand-held gaming device has to offer over a phone.

People who buy the 3D Evo are going to get a 4.3 inch qHD screen and stereo sound. Overall, the phone is powered by a 1.2 ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It is able to play 740p video. The phone also has 1 GB of RAM and a 5 megapixel rear dual camera to take 3D photos.

The phone itself is running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It should also be noted that 3D on this phone will only work in landscape mode. This is a little disheartening to some since most phones like this spend most time in portrait mode. Once again this has left some reviewers feeling like the 3D is just a “tacked” on feature.

Another thing people are upset about is the lack of battery life. This low battery life is mostly due to the 3D display screen. Having a lower battery life in a laptop or hand-held gaming device is not enjoyable, but easy to deal with. Having a low battery life on a phone is almost a deal breaker since people need their phones to be working while they are out and about. Also, the price tag is likely to fall between £500 and £450.



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