HTC EVO Shift 4G - user opinions and reviews

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Can I upgrade this phone to ICS? Or JB?

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  • 2013-08-18 07:07
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Phone is okay when you first get it, and if it's your first smart phone, you'll be enthralled by it like I was, but the effect would have been the same even if it was any other. If you've had a smart phone enough to get over the "Wow" factor of Android, then this phone will immediately come off as a disappointment. The battery life is terrible, and never lasted more than 5 hours outside of the box without changing settings around. Turn off the 3G unless you're using it, or the radio will DRAIN your battery so fast, you'll wonder how it hit 15% so fast. 4G isn't worth it unless you live in a big city with an antenna right over your head. Upgrading from Froyo to Gingerbread actually made it worse somehow. Everything lags, Android runs out of memory so fast your apps will close within a few minutes of being open (to open up memory)... stock, it's not worth it, unless you mod it yourself that is.


I got an extended battery, I've changed a few settings and have an application (Juice Defender Ultimate) to mandate my settings to maximize battery while preserving performance, rooted my phone, install Cyanogenmod 7.2, flashed Sparksco's kernel, overclocked it to 1.3GHz with SmartAss governor, changed I/O scheduler to SIO, downloaded Android Tuner and used it's preset system tweaks, removed all of the bloatware crap it comes with, etc. I've put a lot effort into making my phone into what it is, and I must say I'm actually satisfied with it, I'd even take my phone over most others but the most powerful ones.


The phone is complete crap until you take the extra time to improve it.

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  • 2013-03-20 07:22
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> In reply to Sohair @ 2013-03-04 15:24 from tJsJ - click to readyp it supports skype n u can do even video chat

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  • 2013-03-10 14:45
  • KId9
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> In reply to blmvxer @ 2012-11-19 02:23 from 44tN - click to readVery interesting, but no details: according to HTC, impossible to upde to Android 4 the phones will only 500 mb RAM. So, explain your recipe:)

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  • 2013-03-08 17:13
  • sfcZ
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Dears , Kindly i need a reply please , as i wanna buy this mobile
but i need to know if i can download Viber and skype on it ??
waiting reply please , thanks in advance

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  • 2013-03-04 15:24
  • tJsJ
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i had this phone for like six months.loved it it was great.. it worked awesome and was quick i could do whatever on this phone cause everything worked. however the service was terrible and dropped calls constantly.. also eventually the screen was sometimes unresponsive and eventually completely stopped working. then the screen went completely black and now its trash.

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  • 2012-12-27 16:02
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This device with the stock OS is decent, but once you flash to ICS(Android 4.0.4) or JB(Android 4.1.2) it becomes one of the best phones I've seen for its age.

I run it at 1.3gHz and get atleast 14 hrs of use on JB and I've had this phone for 2 years.

Better than any iPhone.

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  • 2012-11-19 02:23
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if this is a CDMA only phone, what's the sim tray for? someone's selling this here in ph, just wonderin' if it can be tweaked and make it work as gsm since it has sim tray. :)

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  • 2012-10-31 03:46
  • K7c}
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can any one tell me that this phone is use full for prepaid UFONE sims and is it dual sim?

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  • 2012-10-05 23:52
  • t@F9
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Lol, is that iPhone thing a joke? Ab iPhone 4s is no doubt better than this phone in every single way. I mean nothing against this phone, but there are a lot better phones

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  • 2012-09-30 22:01
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> In reply to m.r.k @ 2012-07-27 17:07 from KI6C - click to readWat app iz't to make your htc evo shift 4g work like an iPhone 4s

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  • 2012-09-09 02:31
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I think this the greatest & the cheapest smartphone ..........

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  • 2012-08-06 12:10
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-23 15:32 from s90B - click to readwhat app did u install that make it like a i phone

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  • 2012-07-27 17:07
  • KI6C
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why is this phone cheap!
ie any problem with 3G or Internet speed?

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  • 2012-06-29 14:56
  • LbhU
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what version of android does it run?

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  • 2012-06-24 15:25
  • JixM
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> In reply to mughal75 @ 2011-09-17 16:43 from KI19 - click to read99.99 at bestbuy

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  • 2012-06-07 01:11
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> In reply to mughal75 @ 2011-09-17 16:43 from KI19 - click to readAt a sprint store near you. Cost is like $199.00

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  • 2012-05-15 01:27
  • jBuv
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-23 15:32 from s90B - click to readwhats the app name

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  • 2012-04-28 18:49
  • qPGt
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-28 09:08 from uWEB - click to readNo You cant......

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  • 2012-04-21 06:22
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