Motorola Photon 4G vs HTC Evo 4G – Full Specs Compared
Sprint, a major player in mobile telephony, seems to be on a spree as far as launching new, end of the line smartphones is concerned. The two smartphones that we are today going to compare are Motorola Photon 4G and HTC Evo 4G. Both of these smartphones boast huge displays (4.3″) with 8MP cameras and providing an enriching experience riding on blazing fast speeds of 4G WiMAX network of Sprint.
Motorola Photon 4G
Photon 4G is the latest smartphone from Motorola that also happens to be first dual core processor 4G phone on Sprint. It is one phone that is an ideal companion for fast moving executives and teenagers, providing fast speeds of download from the net on the move. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a super fast 1 GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, provides 16 GB of onboard storage (expandable to 48 GB if one uses 32 GB micro SD cards) and 1 GB RAM.
Photon 4G has measurements of 126.9×66.9×12.2mm and weighs 158g. It has a huge 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen that provides a resolution of 540×960 pixels that is super bright and sharp. This display provides for a pure viewing pleasure that is enhanced with a kickstand that allows one to watch without holding the phone in hands. It has enterprise security and international GSM capability that makes it a favorite among customers who travel a lot. It provides both corporate and personal messaging abilities.
Photon 4G is a delight for those who are fond of shooting. It is a dual camera device with an 8 MP rear camera that is auto focus with flash. It is capable of recording HD videos in 720p. The front camera is a VGA one allowing one to make video calls. For connectivity, it is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1, HDMI (supports up to 1080p), GPS with A-GPS, and an HTML browser that provides seamless surfing pleasure.
The smartphone is equipped with standard Li-ion battery (1700mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 10 hours.
HTC Evo 4G
Arriving on Sprint network, HTC Evo 4G is the first WiMAX smartphone that gives pure entertainment through web. It is a CDMA phone and not works on GSM networks. Evo 4G runs on Android 2.1(Eclair)/2.2 (Froyo), has a fast Qualcomm 1 GHz QSD 8650 Snapdragon processor and packs a solid 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of ROM. A 8 GB microSD card included with provision of memory expansion up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.
Evo 4G has dimensions of 122x66x12.7 mm and weighs 170g. It has a huge 4.3 inch LCD screen that is highly capacitive and produces a resolution of 800×480 pixels. Evo 4G is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, HDMI, micro USB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS, WiMAX 802.16 e (mobile Wi-MAX), and a stereo FM with RDS. It has all the standard features of a smartphone such as accelerometer, digital compass, multi touch input method, proximity sensor and a 3.5 mm audio jack at the top. The phone glides on the legendary HTC Sense UI providing a pleasing experience while enjoying multimedia and allows multitasking.
Evo 4G is a dual camera device with a powerful 8 MP camera at the back that is capable of recording HD videos in 720p. It shoots images in 3264×2448 pixels, is auto focus and has dual LED flash. It also has features like geo tagging and face detection. Evo also has a secondary 1.3 MP camera at the front that allows for video calling.
Evo 4G has a standard Li-ion battery (1500mAh) that provides a talk time of 6 hours.
Comparison Between Motorola Photon 4G and HTC Evo 4G
• Photon 4G is a dual core phone while Evo 4G is not
• Photon 4G has a more powerful battery (1700mAh, 10 hours talktime) than Evo 4G (1500Ah, 6 hours talktime)
• Photon 4G has a better display (qHD 540×960) than Evo 4G (WVGA 480×800)
• Photon 4G is lighter (158g) than Evo 4G (170g)
• Photon 4G has 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory whereas Evo 4G has 512 MB RAM and 9GB internal memory.
• Photon 4G is a world phone with international GSM capability
|Comparison of Specifications
Motorola Photon 4G vs HTC Evo 4G
|Design||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||On Screen Virtual QWERTY||Virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype|
|Dimension||126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm) (5 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)||4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches|
|Weight||158 g (5.6 oz with battery)||6 oz with battery|
|Body Color||Black, White|
|Display||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Size||4.3 inches||4.3 inches|
|Resolution||QHD 960 x 540||WVGA 800 x 480|
|Features||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch, Kickstand||Pinch to Zoom|
|Sensors||Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass|
|Operating System||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Platform||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)||Android 2.1 (Eclair), Android 2.2 (Froyo)|
|Browser||Android WebKit, full HTML, Firefox||Android WebKit|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1|
|Processor||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Model||Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual Core||Qualcomm QSD8650 Snapdragon|
|Speed||1 GHz Dual core||1 GHz|
|Memory||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|RAM||1 GB||512 MB|
|Included||16 GB||1 GB ROM + 8 GB microSD card|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card|
|Camera||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Resolution||8 MP||8 megapixels|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital||Auto focus,|
|Video Capture||[email protected] HD||720p HD Video Recording|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Face detection||Geo-tagging, Face detection|
|Secondary camera||VGA||Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass|
|Entertainment||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Audio||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB||Supported file formats WAV, MP3, WMA, MIDI, AAC, AMR|
|Video||MPEG4, H.263, H.264||YouTube HQ video player|
|Battery||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Type Capacity||1700 mAh||Li-ion 1500 mAh|
|Talktime||10.4 hours (2G), 10 hours (3G), 9.1 hours (4G)||Up to 6 hrs|
|Standby||Up to 146 hours|
|Mail and Messaging||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|POP3/IMAP, Gmail, Email||POP3/IMAP, Gmail|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM - Google talk||SMS, MMS, IM - Google talk, AOL, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live|
|Connectivity||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n(at 2.4 kHz only)|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||Yes, connect up to 8 devices|
|Bluetooth||v2.1+EDR, A2DP stereo||2.1+ EDR|
|USB||2.0 compatible, micro-USB port||2.0 compatible, micro-USB port|
|Location Service||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Maps with Digital Compass|
|GPS||A-GPS with Navigation||GPS and A-GPS|
|Network Support||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|2G/3G||CDMA EvDO Rev.A||CDMA2000 1x RTT/ 1x EVDO/ 1x EVDO rev. A , DL: 3.1 Mbps, UL:1.8 Mbps|
|4G||WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave2 (mobile WiMAX) DL: 10+ Mbps, UL: 4 Mbps||WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave2 (mobile WiMAX) DL: 10+ Mbps, UL: 4 Mbps|
|Applications||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Mobile Serice||Android Market, Google Mobile Serice|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter , YouTube||YouTube, Picasa, Facebook|
|Featured||Webtop technology, Google Voice||Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint support, PDF support|
|Business Mobility||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Corporate Mail||Microsoft Exchange Server|
|Corporate Directory||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync|
|Security||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|Additional Features||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo 4G|
|World phone with International GSM Capablity, Sprint ID|