HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE Finally Cleared By US Customs

The current shipment of HTC EVO 4G delay has everyone asking when the phones will be available. Now, there’s some good news to bring to the table as some of the products that were stuck in customs have gotten clearance. This will let them get through US Customs after being delayed.

Earlier, there have been news that customs reviews are causing the delay of the new devices. This has prevented the company from moving forward with its planned release date. As a result, pushing back the launch until they’re able to get their items clear of the customs.

After a lot of wait, the devices seem to be coming in slowly through the review. This is in contrast to earlier in May when they weren’t allows to get through at all. Still, it may take a bit of time before the entire shipment comes through considering the lengthy extra checkups that’s being conducted I customs.

In addition to the HTC EVO 4G, the HTC One X is also stuck there. One of the questions being raised is why the products are actually not getting though. And, why they require “reviews”.

Among the possibilities is Apple’s current complaint about its patent regarding data detection. This possibility of infringement is the main reason why the shipment was indefinitely delated earlier in May. The agency is currently thoroughly investigating the patent issues. So, until they’re completely satisfied, which they seem like is happening, you won’t see the release of the new phones in stores till then.


The HTC EVO 4G LTE is designed to compete with high end phones like Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy. That said, HTC is currently on the down end of the race with Apple dominating the market and Samsung continuously taking more market share away from HTC.

The question is, will the new HTC EVO 4G LTE help bring the brand back up?

This new handset release for 2012 is set to feature new apps, more sophisticated use and faster speeds. We’re also seeing some design additions that look good so far.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE comes with a good sized screen at 4.8 inches. It is still a relatively small phone so how much you like its feel really depends on you. If you like a more comfortable handle on your handset, you’ll probably like larger phones.

In addition to the the size, it comes with a slim, sleek design. You have some metal parts on the case especially at the edges. Still it is very thin in terms of design.

On the side, you have a very accessible and easy to push power button. While the volume toggle controls are on the right side. Both the buttons are not too obvious if you look from afar. But, they protrude just enough to make it easy to use them.

One of the new things we see with this release is the kickstand. This is something introduced in some Sprint phones and also the earlier HTC ones. What you get is plastic stand the snaps outwards from the back of the phone. This lets you keep the phone up while you do something else. We like its practicality since it lets you easily see and use the phone when on the stand.

The screen uses a Super LCD 2 technology and comes with 1280 x 720 pixels. This gives you the highest resolution available as of today. So, you can expect the same high quality images and videos that you seen on the HTC EVO 4G.

As for OS, it comes with Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. This is the newest release of the OS so you can’t get any newer than that.

In addition to the high quality image and video resolution you also get Beats Audio so the sound is great. It’s definitely much better than many other phones around. This lets you place music apps on your device and enjoy it.

The HTV EVO 4G LTE runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor. Ihas 1 GB or RAM and 16 GB of internal storage via flash. The 8 MP camera in the rear and 1.3 MP camera in front give you the ability to take pictures whichever way you’re at.

Overall, this is a nice release that we really like. It is fast, and has good Wi-Fi capability. The video, camera and audio are top notch and you get the newest apps available.