iPhone 5 vs HTC Evo 3D
iPhone 5 is the fifth generation iPhone by Apple expected to be announced on 4 October 2011, and released to the market in two weeks time. HTC Evo 3D is the first glasses free 3D phone by HTC.
iPhone 5 is expected to feature the same dual core A5 processor used in iPad 2, and in tandem with Qualcomm LTE modem. The design is almost same as iPhone 4 but will have a 4″ edge to edge display with a metal back cover and a more powerful camera, mostly 8MP camera with enhanced features. Apple will introduced its own NFC system (Near Field Communication) in iPhone 5. It will also include a better battery in iPhone 5, so that for 4G connectivity, it still can stay for 9 hours. iPhone 5 also will be released with iOS 5.
HTC Evo 3D
HTC Evo 3D is an Android smart phone released by HTC from July 2011. The device was officially announced by HTC in quarter 1 of 2011. This is a device designed for those heavy smart phone photographers. If someone relies on their phone to take place of their point and shoot HTC Evo 3D might just be the smartphone for them. Let’s read on.
HTC Evo 3D is no small device with a height of 4.96” and a width of 2.57”. The device is quite slim with a thickness of 0.44”. Above dimensions makes the HTC Evo 3D quite portable but still allows impressive screen size. The device weighs 170 g with the battery and that make this incredible smart phone a little buggy than its contemporaries. However, one would understand the extra weight after reading the camera available on this device. HTC Evo 3D boasts a 4.3” Super LCD capacitive touch screen with 540 x 960 resolution. In terms of display quality, brightness and color saturation, the display on HTC Evo 3D appear similar to the HTC Sensation display. The display is protected by a layer of gorilla glass. HTC Evo 3D has an Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off and a Gyro sensor.
HTC Evo 3D is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and Adreno 220 GPU. Coupled with 1 GB memory, the device has 1 GB worth internal storage. However, an SD 2.0 compatible micro SD card slot is available to expand storage using a micro SD card. In terms of connectivity HTC Evo 3D supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3 G connectivity as well as micro-USB.
And now, to the most exquisite feature of HTC Evo 3D, the camera! At the back of the HTC Evo 3D a massive camera pod is fixed with two, 5 megapixel auto focus cameras. The camera button is located on the side of the device with the ability to switch between 2D mode and 3 D mode. These rear facing cameras come with dual LED flash. With these configurations are available images taken in 3 D seem to have a halo effect and it’s quite noticeable. Images taken in 2 D render the quality of a good 5 megapixel camera. These rear facing cameras allow video capturing at 720 P resolutions. One has to understand the 5 megapixel is achieved only in 2D photography. In 3D photography the effective megapixel value of these rear facing cameras is 2 mega pixels. HTC Evo 3D also includes a 1.3 megapixel, fixed focus color camera as a front facing camera allowing video conferencing.
HTC Evo 3D supports image gallery, music, FM radio and video playback as well. SRS virtual surround sound is available for headset as well. Audio playback formats supported by HTC Evo 3D are .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav and .wma. Audio recording is available in .amr format. Supported Video playback formats are 3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3) and .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3) while video recording is available in .3gp.
HTC Evo 3D comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The user interface is customized using HTC Sense 3.0. Home screens on HTC Evo 3D comes with richer content such as friends’ stream and new visual designs. The active lock screen brings all interesting details in home screens without needing to unlock device. The browsing experience on HTC Evo 3D is fast and precise with good speed and has added support for Flash player. Social networking integration is tight in HTC Evo 3D just like in other HTC phones. The device is pre loaded with Facebook and Twitter applications specially designed for HTC Sense. Photo sharing/video sharing is made easy with Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube integration. Additional applications for HTC Evo 3D can be downloaded from Android marketplace and many other 3rd party android markets.
HTC Evo 3D has a 1730 mAh rechargeable battery. With 3G on HTC Evo 3D gives more than 7 hours of continuous talk time. For a battery of 1730 mAh, HTC Evo 3D performance in battery life is not very satisfactory. The battery life reportedly gets worse with all the photo shooting and videographer on 3D.