iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Price Of HTC Evo 3D Slashed To £250

With Mobile World Congress only a few weeks from now, it's not surprising to see that some retailers are cutting the prices of top-of-the-range handsets to clear shelf space for the new models.

Nonetheless, we were surprised to find out that supermarket giant Asda has cut the price of the HTC Evo 3D smartphone to a mere £250, with free collection instore.

In comparison, the iPhone 4S costs twice that price. As its name implies, the Evo 3D can display 3D content on its screen and can also take 3D movies and pictures. It is powered by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chipset clocked at 1GHz, with 1GB RAM, 1GB ROM, a microSD card slot, two five megapixel colour cameras, a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more.

Its screen is bigger than the iPhone 4S but comes with a lower resolution (960x540 pixels), and it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Ice Cream Sandwich already confirmed.

Our sister website ITReviews tested the phone back in August 2011 and found out that the 3D feature was unconvincing; they suggested considering the LG Optimus 3D instead, which offers a fuller set of features for less. Since then though, the price of the Evo 3D has been more than halved.