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The HTC EVO 4G has been a runaway success for Sprint, putting the carrier on the map with a truely great Android phone. Not only that, the EVO 4G was the first 4G phone available in the U.S., and Sprint had the 4G distinction to itself for a few months.
However, it’s now Verizon Wireless’ turn to roar back with its version of the HTC hardware on which the EVO 4G is based. The HTC ThunderBolt takes all the goodness of the EVO 4G and pushes it further. These are both excellent phones, so Wirefly wanted to pit them head-to-head in a Schmackdown. Is there a clear winner? You can bet on it.
Click on the video to the right to see what happens when two of the fastest and most competent Android phones share the Wirefly Schmackdown ring, and check out the comparison chart below.
|HTC EVO 4G||HTC ThunderBolt|
(as of publish date)
|$184.99||Special Wirefly Price|
|Operating System||Android 2.2||Android 2.2|
|Display||4.3″ LCD, 480 x 800 pixels||4.3″ LCD, 480 x 800 pixels|
|Data Speed||4G WiMax||4G LTE|
|WiFi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 2.1||Bluetooth 2.1|
|Mobile Hotspot||Yes – Optional||Yes – Optional|
|Camera||8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus||8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus|
|Front-facing Camera||Yes; 1.3-megapixel||Yes; 1.3-megapixel|
|Video Capture||Yes; 720p HD||Yes; 720p HD|
|Apps||Android Market||Android Market|
|Adobe Flash Support||Adobe Flash 10.1||Adobe Flash 10.1|
|Storage Space||1GB onboard; 8GB microSD pre-installed||8GB onboard; 32 GB microSD pre-installed|
|Keyboard||Virtual QWERTY||Virtual QWERTY|
|Battery||1,500 mAh, lithium-ion||1,400 mAh, lithium-ion|
|Processor||Single 1 GHz processor||Single 1 GHz processor|
|Memory||RAM: 512MB||RAM: 768MB|
|Microsoft Outlook Support||Yes||Yes|
|View Word Docs||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||6 oz||5.5 oz|
|Dimensions||4.8″ x 2.6″ x 0.5″||4.8″ x 2.6″ x 0.5″|