It’s not the most established of mobile platforms, but the EVO is rather neat-o, that is, until it should break. Once that happens, an independent repair shop may be your best bet.
The EVO 4G’s Android foundation has only been around some two-odd years. The short list includes the G1, the Nexus One, the Motorola Cliq and the Droid. This little black slab of pure engineering and marketing has an impressive spec sheet. A 1GHz Snapdragon process, 4.3-inch WVGA display, 8 megapixel camera with 720p High Def recording, HDMI-out(for viewing those HD videos on your TV) and WiMax compatibility.
Even the packaging the phone comes in has evolved significantly in the past few years. It appears that cell phone manufacturers have noticed that consumers do, in fact, care about the environment and are tired of seeing phones that weigh only 4 ounces in a box that’s large enough for a laptop. As we’ve seen the boxes get smaller, we haven’t seen them get weird, until now.
The packaging looks like a microwave meal. But don’t worry about opening it, there isn’t any steam that could burn you. Under the recycled flip top you find just the bare essentials: the usual manuals and documents, a micro USB cable, a USB wall charger, a 1500mAh battery, an 8 GB microSD card, the EVO device and last but not least, an envelope for recycling your old phone.
The EVO 4G exemplifies the philosophy of “content, not chrome” that Microsoft has claimed as its mantra for the design of Windows Phone 7. Every square millimeter of the EVO seems to serve a purpose, with no fluff thrown in simply for the sake of the design. This phone will get noticed by passersby whether it is against your face or set on a table. The no-frills simplicity goes well with the sheer magnitude of its specifications.
But we don’t live in a perfect world. What happens when the EVO 4G falls out of your pocket while you’re running inside to keep the EVO 4G from getting wet and pockmarked during a hailstorm? The screen gets damaged and even worse, the dreaded warranty buster – water damage. What makes the best sense is to pick up your EVO out of that icy puddle and bring it to a local independent repair shop.