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Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES -

3D in smart­phones is a rel­a­tively new con­cept. With the rules of the game laid down by LG Op­ti­mus 3D, it’s time for us to test the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the HTC Evo 3D.

The HTC Evo 3D has a 4.3-inch 3D dis­play, a 5 MP dual cam­era at the back, a higher dual core pro­ces­sor clock­ing at 1.2 GHZ and the lat­est ver­sion of the Android v2.3 that makes it look iden­ti­cal to the Op­ti­mus 3D on pa­per. How­ever, in re­al­ity, there is a huge dif­fer­ence. The Evo 3D is good look­ing with cir­cu­lar touch sen­si­tive keys be­low the dis­play. The tex­tured back panel adds style while fa­cil­i­tat­ing good grip. How­ever, while ac­cess­ing the 3D con­tent, it wasn’t re­ally im­pres­sive. Un­like the Op­ti­mus 3D which has a ded­i­cated 3D zone (for con­tent, cam­era, etc.), here every­thing is scat­tered in the main menu. To cap­ture 3D con­tent, you have to switch be­tween 2D and 3D modes us­ing the phys­i­cal key placed next to the cam­era shortcut. More­over, the 3D dis­play isn’t on a par with the Op­ti­mus 3D as it lacked depth and stressed our eyes within a min­utes of view­ing. We had to con­tin­u­ously ad­just the plac­ing of the phone for op­ti­mum view­ing an­gles too. On smart­phone func­tion­al­i­ties, it han­dled most things smartly, leav­ing no room for com­plaints.

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