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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : HTC Evo 3D Smartphone Down To £285

The price of the HTC Evo 3D has dropped yet further over the past few days with Expansys cutting it down to £284.99, nearly half its recommended retail price of £499.99.

Given that the HTC Evo 3D went on sale in the UK back in September 2011, just four months ago, it's a pretty bold and radical step which would be seen as a way to get rid of existing stock ahead of the launch of new devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Evo 3D is a variant of the HTC Sensation with the added goodness of glassless 3D. Both feature a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen and a 960x540 pixel resolution.

Both have the dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread (with an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense user interface.

The Evo 3D however has 1GB RAM, two five megapixel cameras that allow you to record movies in 3D, dual LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, microUSB and HDMI ports, DLNA, Wi-Fi, a 1730mAh battery and microSD memory card slot.

The smartphone is the cheapest 3D smartphone by a wide margin and although there are cheaper dual core handsets out there, the Evo 3D is by far the best value for money high end smartphone in the country.