Nexus S 4G vs HTC EVO 4G | Full Specs Compared | Nexus 4G vs EVO 4G Features and Performance
Nexus S 4G and HTC Evo 4G are two Android based phones on Sprint’s 4G Wimax network. Nexus S 4G like its predecessor, Nexus S is a pure Google device preloaded with loads of Google apps and full access to Android Market. Nexus S 4G, a product of Samsung features a 4″ super AMOLED display and runs stock Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and boasts that its users are the first to receive updates to Android platform and also among the first to receive new Google Mobile apps. HTC Evo 4G is the first 4G phone on Sprint’s WiMAX network released in 2010. It features a 4.3″ WVGA display and runs Android 2.1 (Eclair)/2.2 (Froyo). The CPU speed is same in both
Nexus S 4G
Nexus S 4G has almost the same design as Nexus S with 4 inch contour display and curved glass screen. The screen is super AMOLED WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touch. And the processor and RAM also the same, 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor with 512 MB RAM. The best feature of the phone is the integrated Google Voice – you can make Web/SIP calling with one touch and the other is the Voice Action feature, with this you can verbally command your phone to send/read emails, search contacts, call a person even if he is not available in the contact list and listen to music. Nexus S 4G also has mobile hotspot feature, with which you can share your 4G connection with six other devices. Users can get the pure Google Android experience at 4G speed with Nexus S 4G.
Nexus S 4G is priced at $200 on a new 2 year contract.
The good news for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G users is that Google Voice integration is now built into the Sprint Network. They can use their current Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number without porting their number. With one number users can manage up to six different phones like office, home, mobile. Users also can personalize the settings.
HTC Evo 4G
HTC Evo 4G was released on June 4 2010. It is the first 4G phone to take the advantage of the Sprint’s WiMAX network. On the design side it was a replica of HTC HD2 and nearly the same dimension 122 x 66 x 12.7 mm and 170 grams. It features a 4.3 inches WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) TFT LCD capacitive multi touch screen and has the standard four sensors, namely 3 axis acceleration, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and eCompass.
Evo 4G is based on Android platform, it was originally shipped with Android 2.1 (Eclair) which can be upgraded to Android 2.2 (Froyo) and the latest ones use Android 2.2. On top of Android platform it runs HTC Sense as the UI. The HTC Sense offers seven customizable homescreens.
Evo 4G is powered by Qualcomm first generation QSD8650 ARMv7 chipset that has 1GHz Cortex A8 Snapdragon CPU and Adreno 200 GPU. It has 512 MB RAM and 1GB ROM mainly for system software and includes another 8GB microSD card pre-installed for users. The rear camera is 8MP with dual LED flash that can record HD videos at [email protected] and also holds a 1.3MP VGA camera in the front to support video calling.
The other features include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, HDMI out and Mobile hotspot that can connect up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices. For network connectivity it’s compatible with dual band CDMA EvDO Rev.A and WiMAX 802.16e.
HTC Evo 4G has an exclusive tie up with Sprint and available in two colors, black and white. Sprint offers the device for $200 with a new 2year contract. The regular price is $600. And to enable web based services min $10 premium data add on is required.