HTC Evo V 4G (Virgin Mobile)
Manufacturer: HTC Part number: T3000
- CNET Editor rating: Not yet rated
- Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews
- It sports a 4.3-inch qHD screen delivering vibrant 3D content, and dual 5-megapixel cameras that help you capture your own. Add the HTC Sense, 4G speed and chic design, and you just might not believe your eyes.
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This phone is wonderful...just get extended battery.
by harleyy2 on September 10, 2012
$55/month for unlimited everything
4G - Wimax (low coverage area)
Cons: 4G Wimax Coverage Area
Mobile Hotspot feature is $15 extra...just download an app
Summary: I originally had Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt on a contract when it first came out (got it in March of 2010) and was thankfully Grandfathered into the unlimited 3G/4G ...
Summary: I originally had Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt on a contract when it first came out (got it in March of 2010) and was thankfully Grandfathered into the unlimited 3G/4G data plan. I loved everything about the phone and the service but...the bill was about $130/month for unlimited talk, text & web. When Virgin Mobile USA talked about launching 4G, it caught my eye since I have their Mifi 2200 that I use everyday with running my own business. Since my Verizon contract was up back in March of 2012 (this yr), I wouldn't have any early termination fees to worry about.
I purchased the HTC Evo 4G from Virgin Mobile USA when it was available and decided to get the 1 day shipping since it was only $11.99. When I received it I called Virgin Mobile USA to activate the phone since I was going to port my cell number from Verizon. The customer service rep I talked with was very friendly and knew exactly how to do it. I know people have talked about the Virgin customer service reps not being helpful and I have had that in the past when I called in for my Mifi 2200. It only took 30 minutes to port my number from Verizon to Virgin. Some services from my Verizon Thunderbolt phone like 4G was still available until the end of the day.
Once the HTC Evo 4G was successfully activated (# ported from Verizon), I turned on the 4G Wimax and it hooked up in a couple seconds. Since I live right in Downtown Chicago, I received full 4G Wimax signal. I did a speed test to see how much the speed difference Wimax was compared to LTE from Verizon. On Verizon's LTE Network I received 22 MBPS down and 8 MBPS up. On Virgin/Sprint's 4G Wimax Network I received 16 MBPS down and 10 MBPS up. That was during the peak hours on a Wednesday afternoon about 1:30PM. The thing I realized immediately was the battery goes so down VERY quickly but I wasn't surprised because of course I had the same exact problem on my Thunderbolt from Verizon. I went online & found an extended battery to purchase and bought it. When it arrived the next week I installed it Monday night, charged it up that night and used it the next day. Now I only charge it once every 2 days.
Overall: Fabulous phone, extended battery is definitely required for just about anyone (people working 9-5 Mon-Fri, teenagers, etc) and now I'm paying $55/month for unlimited everything compared to $130/month from Verizon.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Good investment for the money.
by themurph2000 on October 5, 2012
Pros: It's much faster than my Samsung Epic 4g, thinner, lighter, and the battery lasts for quite a while, at least compared to my old phone. WiMax works great (I'm also in Chicago)
Cons: I've had to reset it a couple of times because it had difficulty picking up the 4g signal or moving off of a wi-fi connection. If it searches for 3g towers, it eats up battery life quickly, so make sure 4g WiMax is strong in your area.
Summary: Given Virgin Mobile's prices for minutes and internet, it's well worth ponying up the money for the phone. And no contract, obviously, which is helpful. A good alternative ...
Summary: Given Virgin Mobile's prices for minutes and internet, it's well worth ponying up the money for the phone. And no contract, obviously, which is helpful. A good alternative to an iPhone.And definitely invest in a 16GB microSD card. It's amazing how quickly you collect apps and want to put music on it.
Updated on Oct 5, 2012
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: HTC
- Part number: T3000
- Description: It sports a 4.3-inch qHD screen delivering vibrant 3D content, and dual 5-megapixel cameras that help you capture your own. Add the HTC Sense, 4G speed and chic design, and you just might not believe your eyes.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Touch
- Phone Design PDA
- Integrated Components Wi-Fi hotspot,
3D digital camera
- Width 2.55 in
- Depth 0.46 in
- Height 4.9 in
- Weight 6 oz
- Technology CDMA2000 1X
- Mobile Broadband Generation 4G
- Service Provider Virgin Mobile
- Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
- User Interface HTC Sense 3.6
- Application Software Virgin Mobile Live,
- Input Device(s) Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services MMS,
- Instant Messaging Services Google Talk,
- Supported Email Protocols POP3,
- Supported Social Networks and Blogs Twitter,
- Messaging & Data Features Microsoft PowerPoint support,
Microsoft Excel support,
Microsoft Word support,
- Mobile Services Google Wallet,
- Data Transmission EV-DO
- Wireless Interface Bluetooth 3.0,
- Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile (HSP)
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Call timer,
- Sensors Proximity sensor,
- Additional Features World clock,
Dual LED camera light,
Intelligent typing (T9),
Sharing media via DLNA
- Personal Information Management Synchronization with PC,
Alarm clock with snooze,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards M4A,
- Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4,
- Type MSM8660
- Clock Speed 1.2 GHz
- Processor Core Qty Dual-core
- RAM 1 GB
- Bult-in Memory 4 GB
- User Memory 4 GB
- Supported Flash Memory Cards microSDHC - up to 32 GB
- Sensor Resolution 5 megapixels
- Focus Adjustment Automatic
- Camera Light Source Flash
- Video Recorder Resolutions 1280 x 720 (720p)
- Features Video recording,
3D video recording,
- GPS Navigation A-GPS receiver
- Navigation Software & Services Google Maps,
Google Maps Navigation
- Type Yes LCD display - Color
- Technology Super LCD
- Diagonal Size 4.3 in
- Connector Type Headset jack - Mini-phone 3.5 mm,
- Capacity 1730 mAh
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 360 min,
Standby - up to 750 hour(s)
- Compliant Standards HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible)
- Included Accessories Power adapter