Industry insiders are buzzing over the release of the Nexus S, a new smartphone manufactured by Samsung and marketed by Google. Containing Android 2.3, the latest version of Google’s open operating system, the Nexus S has a number of interesting hardware and software features. On the other hand, the HTC EVO 4G has been a hit for Sprint since it was released in July 2010, and it also has its share of interesting hardware and software features. How do these two cellular powerhouses compare in a face-to-face Wirefly Schmackdown?
The HTC EVO 4G features a 4.3-inch LCD screen that is the biggest display available for any cell phone. Although it doesn’t seem like it should be that much bigger than the 4-inch screen on the Nexus S, it is most definitely bigger when the two phones are compared side-by-side. However, the Nexus S fights back with a Super AMOLED technology for its display, which goes a long way to prove that bigger is not necessarily better. Android 2.3 in the Nexus S has its advantages over Android 2.2 in the EVO 4G, but the EVO 4G roars back with 4G Internet connectivity that outpaces the 3G connection for the Nexus S.
Inside, both phones have speedy 1 GHz processors and 512 MB of RAM, and both phones work quickly and smoothly. There are several other differences between these state-of-the-Android-art phones, so click on the video to the right to see a full Schmackdown comparison.