Released in 2011, the superphone was deployed on the market with the powerful mobile operating system, Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The price range of the EVO 3D is approximately Rs. 23,000 on the market.

The Design and the Display

The phone build quality is very well done. It feels very sleek and light although the dimensions are 126mm by 65mm by 12.1mm at
168grams. The back cover is impressive with the details. It comes with corning gorilla glass screen to help protect against scratches.

The Screen size: 4.3″ with 3D Display

The picture clarity, color and 3D effect in still photo is clear in the HTC EVO 3D but a bit lacking on the video side. The 3D effect was relatively easy to see even though 3D is a perception which is tricky to judge.

The Camera

The EVO comes with dual 5-megapixel rear cameras which can record in 720p resolution for both 2D and 3D as well as dual led flashes, and a single 1.3-megapixel camera in the front. The EVO has a dedicated button for the camera as well as a switch button between 2D and 3D.

The Interface

The user interface is powered by HTC Sense 3.0, which is pretty fancy and easy to use. The ability to directly access things like the phone, camera and even gmail from the lock-screen is a plus point. The visual aspect of the EVO 3D is nicely done, specially the weather app, the Facebook integration for sync and the high resolution screen really powers the phone from being a smartphone to a superphone.


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Under the Hood

The EVO 3D uses a Qualcomm MSM8660 which falls under Snapdragon S3 class processors which delivers fast, seamless performance for multitaskers that want to do it all on their phone. A S3 class comes with a Dual Core 1.5 GHz processor, an Adreno 220graphics processor which is the source for delivering Stereoscopic 3D capture & playback as well as the ability to stream movies in 1080p HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The phone’s speed has been capped at 1.2 GHz.

The phone is HDMI capable but needs an HDMI MHL Adapter which is available in some stores in Mauritius. It also comes with a 1GB RAM internal memory for your multi-tasking applications, 1GB of internal storage to store your downloaded applications and configuration settings. The microSD slot which usually comes with an 8GB microSD card can be upgraded to up to 32GB.


To all good things, there must be a downside. The Battery life!! It will last only up to 10-12 hours on standby with WiFi activated on demand and 3G/HSPDA always active. Talk time is around 5 hours. But the remedy to this is to upgrade to ICS, which will be rolled out officially in September this year.

I upgraded to ICS unoffical mod, see the article.

Comparison to LG Optimus 3D

You may read the article I wrote on the comparison between HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3d on OMG! Magazine.

What’s your opinion on this?

Post a comment for an open discussion.

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I upgraded to ICS on my HTC EVO 3D

I finally upgraded my HTC Evo 3D GSM to Android 4.0’s platform thanks to Virtuous Team. The OS runs like a charm, and I have been testing it for the past week, I can say that it is just about bug free.

3D visuals and 3D camera works as well. The only issue I am having at the moment comes with the camera driver(which I have found the solution on the net, but still needs to be fixed), is taking photos to post on instagram.

Battery life is probably better, I am a heavy data user, with WiFi and data always active. The 16hours of battery life, compared to the 10hours of battery life on the old ROM is by far a better option to live with.

I highly recommend the MOD:

My article on HTC Evo 3D vs LG Optimus 3D will be released in a magazine in Mauritius soon.. till then, have a good day 🙂


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Android: Adding swap space

I own a G1, the first generation Android mobile phone and have rooted it when I returned back to Mauritius because that meant that I would not be receiving OTA updates anymore 🙁 With root comes great power.. I guess..

Well if you have rooted your Android and wish to add some swap space to it, *will make it a little faster, will handle more applications running at the same time* .. with the warning sign *will shorten the life span of your SD card*, here it goes:

This will add 100Mbytes of swap space on your android where count=100*1024

Open up a terminal on your Android:

su –

dd if=/dev/zero of=/sdcard/swap bs=1024 count=102400

Your android will process this for 30-60seconds and you should get something like:

102400+0 records in

102400+0 records out

104857600 bytes (100.0MB) copied, 18.829346 seconds, 5.3MB/s

Then proceed with the following:

mkswap /sdcard/swap

Output: Setting up swapspace version 1, size= 104853504 bytes

swapon /sdcard/swap

free                                     #to check if mounted

Please note that you will have to run swapon /sdcard/swap everytime you reboot your phone if you wish to use the swap space.

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