HTC Evo Shift 4G Review

Posted: February 14, 2011
HTC Evo Shift 4G Review

Sprint's HTC Evo Shift jumps on the 4G bandwagon with its smaller and lighter design, slide out keyboard, 5 mega pixel camera, Android OS and lightning fast Internet speeds. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the $100 smartphone on Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need to Know

  • It’s a little bigger than most new smartphones, about twice as thick as the iPhone and just a little heavier
  • It has one of the best keyboards we've used
  • The keys are big, widely spaced, and have a definite click to them, which makes it easy to type on
  • It's also backlit, and even has lights that tell you when the function or shift keys have been pressed
  • The touch screen is responsive, and it pinches and zooms like a champ
  • We're also fans of HTC’s sense overlay; there's real-time updates of your info at a glance, so you don't have to waste time hunting through menus, and there's a lot of useful widgets
  • The EVO Shift actually has a slower processor than the original EVO; when comparing it to the original EVO, it seems to be able launch apps just as fast, which is pretty amazing
  • When comparing to other smartphones in general, it's able to keep up just fine
  • The camera's picture quality is pretty good
  • Indoor shots tended to blur a bit, but otherwise pictures were clear and detailed
  • It'll also record 720p video


  • $100 with a contract on Amazon Wireless
  • Sprint is still charging the extra $10 fee for 4G smartphone data, but the total monthly price is still competitive with other carriers

Overall Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • Even though its design is a little bulky, $100 is a great deal for a next-gen phone like this

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Comments are Closed

  • ajac09

    They are very anti-sprint lol you can tell it sickens Candece

    Posted: March 23, 2011 7:49 AM
  • dml62395

    they failed to mention the evo shift processor is a next gen so they didnt do a quadrant bench mark which proves the shift is faster than an evo. plus if battery is so bad use juice defender app! its AMAZING! and turn stuff off your not using!

    Posted: February 15, 2011 2:02 PM
  • hito157

    WOW all that and you dont use your phone that much...man i remeber the time when phones just made calls. and to be honest my phone is used moslty for calls and text other than that im busy working and living life.

    Posted: February 15, 2011 5:24 AM