Sprint EVO Shift 4G

  • Sprint EVO Shift 4G
80
Based on 12 scores, 26 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Spacious, welllit keyboard, Compact and sturdy build, Less expensive than other 4G smartphones, Speedy web browsing.
  • Great specs for the price; HTC Sense is a great user interface for a wide range of users.What's Bad: 3.6-inch display may be too small for some; Sprint's 4G speeds are often erratic.The Verdict: The EVO Shift 4G is a great addition to the EVO line
  • Solidly constructed, 4G Connectivity, Fantastic keyboard.

Cons:

  • Slow processor, No HDMI output, Lacks frontfacing camera
  • Lacks a front-facing camera and HDMI port.

Expert reviews and ratings

By About.com on 80

The EVO Shift 4G is a great alternative to Sprint's other 4G phones, and will appeal to anyone looking for a smaller device with a full QWERTY keyboard. Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer. For more information, please see...

By BrightHub on 80

The HTC Evo Shift 4G comes with a $149.99 price tag which is quite reasonable. The 4G connectivity is a great plus. Even so, I would rather go with the Samsung Epic 4G, as it is just $50 more but offers a much better display.Having said that,...

By ConsumerSearch on

Part of Sprint's lineup of 4G capable phones, the HTC Evo Shift 4G may not pack quite the same punch as the Samsung Epic 4G (*Est. $150 with contract) or the HTC Evo 4G (*Est. $200 with contract), but it is a "powerful, less costly alternative,"...

By Dev Hardware on

Those seeking a touch-screen Android smartphone with 4G capability should take a strong look at the HTC Evo Shift 4G. It not only has an attractive design, but it also has a full set of features that should satisfy anyone in need of a do-it-all phone...

By Gadgetell on

If you live in a 4G area and prefer a physical QWERTY keyboard over a virtual keyboard, then the HTC EVO Shift 4G is definitely a great device to pick up. Even if you don’t live in a 4G area, it still packs a powerful punch in terms of speed and...

By GamerTell on

I have spent about two weeks testing the latest 4G smartphone from Sprint—the HTC EVO Shift 4G. It is a capable device that offers fast Internet speeds with a capable Android performance considering it runs on Android 2.2. Feel free to check out...

By G4tv.com on 100

Video Review: Sprint's HTC Evo Shift jumps on the 4G bandwagon with its smaller and lighter design, slide out keyboard, 5 mega pixel camera, Android OS and lightning fast Internet speeds. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the $100 smartphone...

By phandroid.com on

The original EVO 4G made itself out to be a media lover’s dream, but the lack of an HDMI-out port, a kickstand, and the change to a smaller screen make the EVO Shift 4G more of a business-centric device than anything. I was disappointed with the...

By PhoneDog on

The EVO Shift 4G is a great addition to the EVO lineup of devices, and appeals to a demographic that was left out by the original device. That said, Sprint's 4G speeds are very erratic, and the display may be too small for some users.HTC EVO Shift...

By HotHardware on

One area where we think the Sprint EVO Shift 4G beat out its bigger brother was when using it as a phone. Both phones have good call quality and didn't drop calls during our testing period. However, the narrower EVO Shift 4G is simply more...

By MobileWhack on 90

One of the biggest and newest phones out at Sprint has to be the HTC Evo Shift 4G, which looks like an impressive package, but what’s waiting for you inside? I think you’ll be pretty pleasantly surprised by what you’ll get out of this...

By Computerworld on

If you want a legit 4G hot spot Android phone with up-to-date Exchange support and a hard keyboard, this is your phone. It's not flashy or revolutionary, but it'll get the job...

By Ubergizmo on

good phone, lacks sex appeal) The EVO Shift is a good phone The EVO Shift 4G is a good phone, but not the sexiest around but it is fast and it provides a very good Android (2.2) experience. It has one of the better *horizontal* sliding keyboards...

By Pocketnow on 70

Although the EVO Shift may not be making leaps and bounds over other Android phones out there it is still able to stand on its own. As the third 4G phone to be released by Sprint, one would wonder why not continue the trend they had set forth with...

By CellPhoneQuick on

The second-generation EVO phone has finally landed, and we can safely say that it’s another winner. With Android 2.2, a speedy second-generation Snapdragon processor, endless applications from the Android market, and a full slide-out QWERTY...

By MobileBurn on 88

The ECO Shift 4G is HTC's second 4G capable smartphone for Sprint. Like the original EVO 4G, the EVO Shift runs the Android smartphone OS and offers fast data speeds when hooked up to Sprint's 4G WiMAX network. The solidly built EVO Shift lacks...

By cnet on 83

For those who crave a physical keyboard, the HTC Evo Shift 4G is a solid choice with a more wallet-friendly price than its 4G competitors, and it doesn't sacrifice too many...

By Macworld on

The flood of 4G phones at CES 2011 started with the HTC EVO Shift 4G ($150 with a two-year contract from Sprint). Available January 9, the Shift 4G is a follow-up to last year’s popular HTC EVO 4G, the first 4G phone on Sprint’s WiMAX...

By LaptopMag on 80

Sprint's most affordable 4G phone yet packs a good physical keyboard and smart software into a compact...

By Phone Scoop on

HTC's EVO Shift marries Android, Sense, WiMax and a physical keyboard in one, chubby little smartphone. In Phone Scoop's full review, we tell you want works, and what doesn't. Don't be fooled by the EVO name, the EVO Shift 4G is not a...