Motorola Photon 4G vs HTC Evo Design 4G | HTC Evo Design 4G vs Motorola Photon 4G Speed, Performance and Features | Full Specs Compared
In this article, we are going to compare Motorola Photon 4G and HTC Evo Design 4G, which are available with the carrier Sprint. HTC Evo Design 4G was announced in October 2011, While HTC has been adding new handsets for their lineup, they have also thought about few affordable phones targeted on the middle layer customers. This is where HTC Evo Design 4G comes into the arena, featuring 1.2 GHz single-core Snapdragon processor with 4-inch WVGA display running on Android Gingerbread. As its name implies, Evo Design 4G comes with new sporty look design, keeping the HTC’s unique design. On the other hand, Motorola Photon 4G, which was announced on June 2011, Motorola Photon 4G is one of the coolest and competitive phones offered by Sprint, as the reviewers say, it’s one of the best Motorola Phones early in this year with its incomparable performances. Both have good design and admirable features. There is no battle between Motorola Photon 4G and HTC Evo Design 4G in terms of performance, but there are some features to be compared.
Motorola Photon 4G
Motorola Photon 4G is the sprint’s first Motorola 4G device. The Photo 4G comes with full of features, to give the real smartphone experience to the users. Photon 4G is the best choice for those who move with powerful smartphones and tech lovers. Motorola has tried to change the typical shape by giving a push to the corners of the Photon 4G, creating an octagon shape. Unlike the other competitors, it does not have a cheap plastic look; instead, it comes with a rubberized back and solid feel. It is lighter and thinner than the other competing handsets too. Photon 4G comes with large 4.3-inch qHD capacitive touch display (540×960 resolution) which enables users to experience a good quality (video playback quality 1080p) in all entertainment mediums. Advanced kickstand enables users to watch without holding the phone in hands. Not forgetting Camera Lovers, Photon 4G includes dual cameras; 8 MP rear camera plus Dual LED flash with auto focus, which is cable of recording 720p quality videos, and a front-facing VGA camera for video chat.
You might have noticed its powerful 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor as a milestone in Motorola Smartphones history, since it’s the first dual core processor 4G phone on Sprint carrier. 1GB RAM adds more energy to Photon 4G and 16 GB on board internal memory gives more space to experience the true power of Photon 4G, can be expanded up to 48GB, inserting a 32GB microSD card.
Let us move to the network connectivity; Photon 4G supports almost all the networks; WiMAX 2500, CDMA 800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 are among them, and can be used as a 4G Mobile Hotspot, to connect up to eight devices. When it comes to connectivity, Photon 4G is enriched with all “the must have features” such as Micro USB (USB 2.0), micro HDMI, Bluetooth’s version 2.1, DLNA, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, aGPS, sGPS, eCompass, and in addition, it comes with Android HTML Webkit, to get the real web experience.
Motorola Photon 4G has the dimensions of 126.9×66.9×12.2mm and weights 158g. Talking about the battery life, it comes with a standard 1700mAh Li – ion battery, which provides the power up to 10 hours of talk time.
HTC Evo Design 4G
HTC Evo Design 4G is one of the newest and cheapest smart phones offered by Sprint. It is the fifth Evo member of the HTC Evo series. Evo Design 4G comes with new good-looking and affordable price. It has the brushed-steel looking material with rubber backing to make sure that users will not lose the grip. Unlike the previous Evo Designs, to remove the battery or microSD card you don’t need to remove the whole back plate, only a small panel need to be removed. HTC Evo Design 4G has the HTC sense interface featured, 4 inches Super LCD (960x 540 resolutions) qHD capacitive touch display, which is quite smaller than the other Evo models in the lineup.
HTC Evo Design 4G runs on Android Gingerbread plus HTC Sense 3.0 user interfaces. It’s Powerful Qualcomm MSM8655 1.2GHz processor with 769MB RAM makes it move a bit ahead compared with other Evo models. It includes an 8GB microSD card (expandable up to 32GB). HTC Evo Design 4G supports both front-facing and rear-facing cameras. A camera module included 5 MP front facing camera capable of recording 720p quality videos and 1.3 MP rear-facing camera supporting many video apps such as Tango, Qik.
Evo Design 4G has a reasonably good battery which is 1520mAh Li-Ion battery, cable of managing the power up to 6 hours of talk time. HTC Evo Design 4G has designed to cater for the middle layer market requirements, but it gives more than expected out of it. HTC Evo Design 4G comes with the price tag of just $99 with two-year contract with the carrier Sprint.
A Brief Comparison Between Motorola Photon 4G and HTC Evo Design 4G
1. Photon 4G is a dual core (1 GHz) phone while HTC Evo Design 4G is single core(1.2GHz).
2. Photon 4G has 4.3-inch qHD display, whereas HTC Evo Design 4G has 4-inch qHD Display.
3. Photon 4G has a more powerful battery (1700mAh. 10 hours talk time) than HTC Evo Design 4G (1520mAh, 6 hours talk time).
4. Photon 4G has a kickstand, whereas HTC Evo Design 4G has no kickstand.
5. Photon 4G weighs 5.6 ounces while HTC Evo Design 4G weighs 5.22 ounces.
6. Photon 4G has 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, whereas HTC Evo Design 4G has 769MB RAM and 8GB microSD card.
7. Photon 4G has an 8 MP rear camera plus front facing VGA camera, whereas Evo Design 4G has a 5MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front facing camera.
|Comparison of Specifications
Motorola Photon 4G vs HTC Evo Design 4G
|Design||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||On Screen Virtual QWERTY||Virtual QWERTY keyboard|
|Dimension||126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm) (5 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)||4.8 x 2.4 x 0.47 in|
|Weight||158 g (5.6 oz with battery)||5.22 oz with battery|
|Display||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|Size||4.3 inches||4 inches Super LCD|
|Resolution||QHD 960 x 540||QHD 960 x 540|
|Features||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch, Kickstand||Capacitive multi-touch screen|
|Sensors||Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|Platform||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)||Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)|
|Browser||Android WebKit, full HTML, Firefox||Android WebKit, full HTML|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1||Adobe Flash Player 10.3|
|Processor||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|Model||Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual Core||Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon with SQN 1210 (Wimax)|
|Speed||1 GHz Dual core||1.2 GHz|
|Memory||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|RAM||1 GB||768 MB|
|Included||16 GB||4GB internal, 8GB microSD|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card||Up to 32GB with microSD card|
|Camera||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|Resolution||8 MP||5 Megapixels|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital||Auto focus|
|Video Capture||[email protected] HD||HD 720p|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Face detection||CMOS sensor, Geo-tagging, Face detection|
|Secondary camera||VGA||Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Entertainment||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|Audio||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB||WAV, MP3, WMA, MIDI, AAC, AMR|
|Video||MPEG4, H.263, H.264||Sprint TV and Movies|
|Battery||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|Type Capacity||1700 mAh||1520 mAh|
|Talktime||10.4 hours (2G), 10 hours (3G), 9.1 hours (4G)||6 hours|
|Mail and Messaging||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|POP3/IMAP, Gmail, Email||POP3/IMAP, Gmail|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM - Google talk||SMS, MMS, IM - Google talk|
|Connectivity||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||Yes, connect up to 8 devices||Yes, connect up to 8 devices|
|Bluetooth||v2.1+EDR, A2DP stereo||v3.0 supports A2DP for headset, PBAP, FTP/OPP for file transfer|
|USB||2.0 compatible, micro-USB port||2.0 compatible, micro-USB port|
|Location Service||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Maps with Digital Compass|
|GPS||A-GPS with Navigation||GPS/A-GPS with Navigator|
|Network Support||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|2G/3G||CDMA EvDO Rev.A||CDMA dual-band EVDO + HSPA/UMTS and GSM/GPRS/EDGE|
|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 Design 4G|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Mobile Serice||Android Market|
|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 Design 4G|
|Corporate Mail||Microsoft Exchange Server|
|Corporate Directory||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync|
|Security||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|Additional Features||Motorola Photon 4G||HTC Evo Design 4G|
|World phone with International GSM Capablity, Sprint ID||7 Home screens|