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. 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.

A screenshot gallery is available below.

‘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,” 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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