The good people over at Engadget have done a terrific and thorough review of the HTC EVO 3D phone now available on Sprint. Yes, we are most interested in how they perceive the quality of the 3D screen (using lenticular lens, of course), and of the capabilities of the 3D image and video capture, but the review is a comprehensive look at the capabilities of the phone overall.
The review compares the EVO 3D to the very popular HTC EVO 4G. We hopeful that this or similar phones will take off in popularity, which will help get 3D photography and video into the hands of the masses. Now that YouTube includes support for 3D videos, the more people creating content, the better.
Sadly, the review is at best a mixed bag. Performance is good, the “feel” is good, and there are some improvements noted. But issues with battery life, image and video quality, and display quality hold leave the reviewer wanting more. And the 3D display and cameras have a few kinks left to work out, and are viewed as more of a gimmick than a solid piece of the standard feature set.
We think it is a good start, however, and hope that more handset makers follow suit.