Well folks, yesterday it hit June 24th, the official launch of the all-new HTC Evo 3D. I almost forgot until it was about 9:30AM and swiftly got on my motorcycle to pick up my new Evo 3D. Gladly, they still had about 15 Evo 3Ds left.
First of all, I witnessed the very-first glass-less 3D HDTVs at CES 2010, I didn’t know it would be so quickly put on a smartphone, the Evo 3D.
The highlight of the Evo 3D is definitely the two 1.2Ghz dual processors packed with the 3D HD cameras. You would certainly have to see it in person to appreciate the glass-less 3D technology, which is coming soon to HDTVs.
How does the Glass-less 3D display work on the Evo 3D?
Basically, the glass-less display on the HTC Evo 3D shows you two different angles of the same photo/video so your eyes will see 3D.
Below photo shows you how the glass-less 3D technology works, your left eye will see the leftside and your right the other side, creating 3D effect.
Here’s some 3D videos I took immediately after getting my Evo 3D:
(Me taking a 3D video as soon as my phone’s been activated.)
(This is the same Sprint store I picked up the original Evo 4G on June 4th,2010 and rooted the phone on the same day and when we launched this website too.)
These are actually glass-less but when you upload it to YouTube, they will automatically make it 3D so you can also view it on your computer using red/blue 3D glasses.
HTC Evo 3D size compared to HTC Evo 4G
The overall size of the HTC Evo 3D is a bit taller in height and narrower in width but it has the same 4.3-inch screen as the original Evo 4G.
Of course, the Evo 3D’s new 4.3-inch screen uses “glass-less” 3D technology, meaning you don’t need to be wearing any 3D glasses to see the 3D effects. Also the display resolution has been upgrade to 960×540 from 800×480, which makes everything a bit clearer.
Power of dual 1.2Ghz processors on the HTC Evo 3D
While the most I’ve gotten for Linpack on my rooted Evo 4G was near 55 or 60 MFLOPS with overclock, the Evo 3D does around 100-200 MFLOPS! It’s an incredibly fast phone and much faster than both of my 1Ghz dual-core Optimus 2X and Atrix 4G.
If you do the math, a 1Ghz dual-core works out to be 2Ghz total. The Evo 3D does 1.2Ghz dual-core, which is about 2.4Ghz, that’s a vast improvement in speed not just a little.
HTC Evo 3D Form Factor
To simply put it, the HTC Evo 3D is a sexy beast, I have to applaud HTC for doing an incredible job of making a successor to the original Evo 4G, still keeping the same “muscle-car” look while adding refined patterns to the back of the phone.
”Sir, we lost the kickstand!”
I do however miss my kickstand on my Evo 4G, because I actually used it very often for having it play music/videos while I do some work around the house. But this isn’t such a big deal since this does result in slimmer/lighter Evo 3D.
“Sir, we’ve lost micro HDMI output also!”
We didn’t actually lose the HDMI HD output capabilities though, you can still hook up to HDMI devices via the microUSB cable using MHL, which is the same thing. But yes, you need to get some new cables now.
The Evo 3D’s buttons are softer than the original Evo 4G, which feels nice on your hands.
“Look Ma! Camera buttons and 2D/3D switch!”
One of my complaints with the Evo 4G was that I couldn’t really take photos with one hand while I was driving. The Evo 3D does have a HUGE metallic camera button plus a 2D/3D switch so you can switch between 2D and 3D in a snap.
I love the camera button, this is just what the doctor ordered and HTC delivered.
Here’s some more video reviews I made of the Evo 3D:
HTC Evo 3D Review:
HTC Evo 3D Form-factor Review:
HTC Evo 3D Quadrant Benchmarking Test:
Demo of 3D game Spiderman on the HTC Evo 3D:
Overall, I have to tell you “honestly” that this is the best smartphone of the year as was the Evo 4G. There’s a lot of crap reviews out there but for me, as an Evo 4G user for the last year, this is a great upgrade, it beats everything out there right now.
And oh yeah, I am gonna go root it soon so don’t forget to check back!
Best Price on the Evo 3D?
If you go to the Sprint store this week or probably for next couple months, you will probably have to order it and come back to the store.
You can get ($179.99 with 2 year contract) $20 off by ordering the Evo 3D on Amazon here. Also, if you are on contract, here’s a tip that can save you money, get the Evo 3D and put it in a family plan.
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