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HTC's 3D iPhone 5 Rival On Preoder From Amazon For Under £500

The HTC Evo 3D smartphone has only been recently put on preorder on Amazon and its price has already been cut by 12 percent within days, from £570 to £500.

The handset is expected to be released in the UK on the 12th of September and is already listed as the 64th best selling smartphone on Amazon. Like the LG Optimus 3D, the Evo 3D is a glassless 3D capable smartphone that comes with a massive 4.3-inch display, twin five-megapixel cameras, a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera, Wi-Gi, microSD card reader, and a dual core processor.

However the Evo 3D justifies the additional premium over the Optimus 3D. For a start, its screen has a qHD resolution, that's 35 per cent more pixels compared to its LG counterpart, while it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 20 per cent faster than the other 3D handset.

Add in a more powerful battery, Android 2.3 Gingerbread by default (with HTC Sense UI), 1GB RAM, 4GB onboard storage and onboard GPS and you have a powerful smartphone that should easily compete with the HTC Sensation (available for a tad less) and the Galaxy S2.

Only Vodafone has confirmed that it will sell the top-end smartphone handset although it has yet to say when it will be sold.