The first HTC Evo One reviews are starting to flood the gate before its official launch tonight and initial impressions indicate the device has both good and bad points.

An.droid-life.com said the smartphone is bulky, yet it boasts stellar-quality Beats Audio by Dr. Dre, Ice Cream Sandwich OS with Sense 4.0, and a 8-megapixel shooter and 1.3-megapixel camera worth drooling over.

Despite the praise, the reviewer noted the device “just feels like HTC’s same old thing.” The trimmed Sense and usual ICS experience seemed a bit ho-hum, but then he added that his time spent with the smartphone was limited so complete details are not possible at this time.

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‘In my brief time with it I could at least get a feel for it and the thing that stood out the most for me was the camera,” An.droid-life.com explained. “Wow, it blew me away. It might be one of the best cameras I’ve seen on a mobile device and that includes the [iPhone’s] camera.

HTC and Sprint are set to announce the new smartphone later today in New York City9to5Google will post its own hands-on with the HTC Evo One soon to give a more thorough breakdown, so keep checking back.

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