When Sprint launched the HTC EVO 4G last summer, the company instantly became the provider of one of the most desirable Android phones. Suddenly, every other phone was compared to the EVO 4G and most of those other phones didn't look good by comparison. The calendar pages keep flipping and the EVO 4G is still a great phone, but it is no longer the most powerful Android phone.
To remedy that, Sprint will soon be rolling out the HTC EVO 3D, a massive re-fresh to the EVO 4G that includes - among other things - a 3D camera and a display that allows you to see 3D without glasses. So how will the new EVO compare with the original EVO? Just the name "EVO" has come to signify a high standard in cell phone performance, so anything new that bears the name will be scrutinized against that standard.
With specs that push the limits of any phone on the market today, the HTC EVO 3D just might keep Sprint at the top of the EVO wars.
HTC EVO 3D
HTC EVO 4G
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4.3" LCD, 540 x 960 pixels
4.3" LCD, 480 x 800 pixels
Yes - Optional
Yes - Optional
Dual 5-megapixel cameras for 3D imaging, dual-LED flash
8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Yes; 1080p HD
Yes; 720p HD
Adobe Flash Support
Adobe Flash 10.2
Adobe Flash 10.1
4GB onboard; 8GB microSD pre-installed
2GB onboard; 8GB microSD pre-installed
1,730 mAh, lithium-ion
1,500 mAh, lithium-ion
Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor
Single-core 1 GHz processor
Microsoft Outlook Support
View Word Docs
5" x 2.6" x 0.5"
4.8" x 2.6" x 0.5"
Display: The HTC EVO 4G has a 4.3-inch LCD display rated at 480 x 800 pixels. The HTC EVO 3D will have a 4.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, in addition to being able to display 3D images without glasses.
Operating system: The HTC EVO 4G runs Android 2.2, while the HTC EVO 3D will run Android 2.3.
Processor and RAM: The HTC EVO 4G has a single-core 1GHz processor and 512MHz of processor RAM. The HTC EVO 3D will have a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.
Keyboard: Both the HTC EVO 4G and the HTC EVO 4G have on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboards. Neither has an actual physical keyboard.
Storage Space: The HTC EVO 4G ships with 2GB of on-board storage and an 8GB pre-installed microSD card. The HTC EVO 3D is expected to ship with 4GB of onboard storage and a 8GB pre-installed microSD card.
Camera: The HTC EVO 4G has an 8-megapixel still-image camera that can record HD video at 720p. The HTC EVO 3D will have two 5-megapixel rear cameras capable of creating 3D photos. The EVO 3D can also shoot 2D HD video at 1080p resolution and 3D HD video at 720p resolution. Both phones have front-facing cameras for video chat, both measuring 1.3-megapixels.
Battery: The HTC EVO 4G has a 1,500 mAh battery, while the HTC EVO 3D is expected to have a 1,730 mAh battery.
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