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HTC EVO 3D vs. Motorola Photon 4G Comparison

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June 9th, 2011

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New cell phones continue to be released rapidly this year, with Sprint dominating the most recent announcements. Although the HTC EVO 3D has yet to start shipping to customers, today Sprint announced another powerful phone that will compete with the EVO 3D at the top of Sprint’s Android line: the Motorola Photon 4G. Much has yet to be learned about the Photon but there are also many enticing bits of information that are now known, and there are several technical details that differ between the EVO 3D and the Photon.

The EVO line has been highly successful for Sprint, putting the carrier at the forefront of the recent Android revolution. The question just now starting to form in the minds of smartphone fans is whether or not the Motorola Photon can replace the EVO as the premier Android phone for Sprint. Let’s take a closer look at the Photon and compare it to the HTC EVO 3D, and see how the two compare and contrast.

Motorola Photon 4G HTC EVO 3D  
Motorola Photon 4G HTC EVO 3D
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Wirefly’s Price
(as of publish date)
Not yet available $179.99
Carrier Sprint Sprint
Operating System Android 2.3 Android 2.3
Interface Motorola MotoBlur

HTC Sense 3.0

Display 4.3″ TFT LCD, 540 x 960 pixels 4.3″ TFT LCD, 540 x 960 pixels
Data Speed 4G WiMax 4G WiMax
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
GPS aGPS aGPS
Mobile Hotspot Yes – Optional Yes – optional
Camera 8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus 5-megapixel dual-camera 3D, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera Yes; VGA quality (640 x 480) Yes; 1.3-megapixel
Video Capture Yes; 1080p HD Yes; 1080p (2D) 720p (3D)
Apps Android Market Android Market
Music Player Yes Yes
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.2 Adobe Flash 10.2
Storage Space 16GB onboard; microSD slot for expansion 4GB onboard, 8GB microSD card pre-installed
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery Not yet known 1,730 mAh, lithium-ion
Processor Dual-core 1GHz processor Dual-core 1.2GHz processor
Memory RAM: 1GB RAM: 1GB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight Not yet known 6.0 oz
Dimensions Not yet known 5″ x 2.6″ x 0.5″

Key Differences

  • Display: Both the Motorola Photon 4G and the HTC EVO 3D have 4.3-inch LCD displays, both at a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The EVO 3D can display 3D content (photos and videos) in 3D without the need for glasses, while the Photon has a standard 2D display.
  • Operating system: Both the HTC EVO 3D and the Motorola Photon 4G should arrive with Android 2.3, the latest version of Google’s popular open operating system.
  • Processor and RAM: The Motorola Photon 4G features a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of processor RAM. The HTC EVO 3D has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and also has 1GB of processor RAM, which should give the EVO 3D bragging rights for processor speed on Sprint for the near future.
  • Keyboard: Both the Motorola Photon 4G and the HTC EVO 3D have on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboards.
  • Storage Space: The Motorola Photon 4G will ship with 16GB of onboard memory, and it has a microSD slot for memory expansion. The HTC EVO 3D has 4GB of onboard storage and an 8GB microSD card pre-installed.
  • Camera: The Motorola Photon 4G has an 8-megapixel still-image rear camera, a VGA (640 x 480) front-facing camera for video chat and can record HD video at 1080p resolution. The HTC EVO 3D will have dual 5-megapixel cameras capable of shooting 3D images and video, including 1080p video in 2D mode and 720p video in 3D mode. The EVO 3D also has a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
  • Battery life: The capacity of the battery in the Motorola Photon 4G is not yet known. The HTC EVO 3D will have a 1,730 mAh user-replaceable battery.

 

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