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Cell Phone Comparisons
HTC EVO 4G vs. HTC HD2

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June 4th, 2010

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Key Differences

  • 4G: The HTC Evo 4G is the first phone on a U.S. network to boast 4G connectivity, making it capable of connecting to Sprint’s WiMax network (where available) and enabling the device to reach peak download speeds of over 10 Mbps and peak upload speeds of 1 Mbps. In areas without 4G connectivity, the EVO will still operate on Sprint’s 3G network. Of course, the HD2 connects to T-Mobile’s 3G network.
  • Operating system: The T-Mobile HTC HD2 is powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC’s attractive Sense user interface built on top, while the HTV EVO 4G is an Android-powered device.  The EVO 4G also has HTC’s gorgeous Sense user experience.  The many differences between the two operating systems and the relatively slight differences between the two Sense user interfaces on each device are beyond the scope of this comparison, but both devices are powerful solutions for both work and play.
  • Apps: The Android Market (at the time of this comparison) boasts an undeniably impressive and growing selection of over 50,000 downloadable apps — many of them free.  The Windows Marketplace for Mobile, on the other hand, offers less than 1,000 apps.
  • Power: In the mobile phone food chain, both the HTC EVO 4G and HD2 are tops dogs.  Both devices are equipped with the industry-best 1GHz Snapdragon processor.  While the EVO 4G has an impressive 512MB of RAM, the HD2 has an even more impressive 576MB of RAM.  For all intents and purposes, the HD2′s relatively small amount of additional RAM is more of a spec sheet win than anything else, and won’t mean a significant advantage over the EVO 4G in performance.
  • HDMI out: With an HDMI cable (sold separately), the HTC EVO 4G is capable of outputting video to a TV or projector. The EVO can display anything on the phone’s display, including video, when connected to a compatible TV or projector. The HD2 does not support video out.
  • Mobile hotspot: The HTC EVO 4G can function as a 3G/4G mobile hotspot, providing the ability for up to 8 WiFi enabled devices to use the smartphone’s internet connection simultaneously. The T-Mobile version of the HD2 does not have native mobile hotspot capabilities.
  • Design: Both devices boast impressively large displays and are of a very similar look and form factor, but the HTC EVO 4G features a “kickstand” that allows it to easily stand on a tabletop, proving a handy method of hands-free viewing.
  • HD-quality video: While the HD2 offers quality video recording abilities, the HTC EVO 4G is capable of recording HD-quality (720P) video.
  • Camera: The HTC HD2 has a powerful 5-megapixel camera with a bright dual LED flash and auto-focus. The HTC EVO 4G one ups the HD2 with a high-powered 8-megapixel camera, also with dual LED flash and auto-focus. The 3-megapixel difference, however, will only be a factor for avid mobile photographers planning on printing large versions of their photos. The EVO 4G also boasts a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera that is expected to make the device capable of mobile video chat.

Side-By-Side Comparison

HTC HD2 HTC Incredible
HTC EVO 4G HTC HD2
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Highlights
Interface HTC Sense HTC Sense
Operating System Android Windows Mobile
Screen Size 4.3″, 480 x 800 Pixels 4.3″, 480 x 800 Pixels
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Wireless Capabilities
3G Capable 3G/4G Yes
Global Roaming No Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
Mobile Hotspot Yes No
Mobility
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Voice-dialing Yes Yes
Messaging Capabilities
IM Yes Yes
Text Yes Yes
Video Yes Yes
Productivity
Mobile Email Yes Yes
Outlook Support Yes Yes
View MS Office Attachments Yes Yes
Web Browser Yes Yes
Entertainment
Camera Megapixels 8.0 5.0
Front-facing Camera Yes; 1.3-megapixels No
Apps Android Market Windows marketplace
Video Yes Yes
Music Options Yes Yes
Features
Memory Capacity 1GB on-board; 8GB microSD card pre-installed (support for up to 32GB microSD) 1GB on-board; 16GB microSD card pre-installed (support for up to 32GB microSD)
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Removable Battery Yes Yes
Weight 6 oz 5.54 oz
Dimensions 2.6″ x 4.8″ x 0.5″ 2.64″ x 4.8″ x 0.43″
Processor Speed 1GHz Snapdragon 1GHz Snapdragon
RAM 512 MB 576 MB
Cost
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) Not yet available $99.99

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3 Responses to “HTC EVO 4G vs. HTC HD2”

  • Dumb review, clearly biased to the Evo. Like, CLEARLY.

  • Bolaji Aregbesola
    May 11, 2010

    Great Phones

  • Jemishia
    May 10, 2010

    Is wirefly for sure going to have the HTC EVO when it comes out?

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