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.