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Comparison - Apple iPhone 4 vs HTC Evo 3D

August 12, 2011
by Jonathan Cheah

12 August 2011 The HTC Evo 3D GSM and the Apple iPhone 4 were announced around a year apart. The GSM version of the HTC Evo 3D was announced in June 2011 and it is simply amazing that it competes with the Apple iPhone 4 which was announced a year before that, in June 2010. 


Both the HTC Evo 3D GSM and the Apple iPhone 4 are quad-band devices. The HTC Evo 3D GSM weighs 170g and the Apple iPhone 4 weighs 137g. The HTC Evo 3D GSM displays 540 x 960 pixels onto a 4.3-inch screen and the Apple iPhone 4 displays 640 x 960 pixels onto a 3.5-inch screen. The Apple iPhone 4 appears to have better resolution from these specifications. 


The HTC Evo 3D GSM uses a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor to drive Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread). The Apple iPhone 4 uses a 1 GHz single-core Apple A4 processor to drive iOS. 


Both the HTC Evo 3D GSM and the Apple iPhone 4 have a 5-megapixel main camera. The HTC Evo 3D GSM has a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera while the Apple iPhone 4 has a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Both the HTC Evo 3D GSM and the Apple iPhone record video at 1280 x 720 (720p HD). In addition, the HTC Evo 3D GSM has a dual-lens camera that is capable of recording 5-megapixel 3D photos and 720p (30 fps) 3D videos. 


The HTC Evo 3D GSM has only 1 GB of storage but the Apple iPhone 4 comes in 16GB and 32 GB versions. However, the HTC Evo 3D GSM accepts microSD cards of up to 32 GBs while the Apple iPhone 4 does not accept expansion cards of any sort. 


The HTC Evo 3D GSM has a faster processor than the Apple iPhone 4. However, the Apple iPhone 4 has better onboard storage and display resolution. 


Even though the Apple iPhone 4 is about a year older than the HTC Evo 3D GSM, we find the devices to be almost similar and we would therefore expect the yet unannounced price for the HTC Evo 3D GSM to be fairly close to the Apple iPhone 4. 


If that is the case, we would venture that it comes down to the 3D camera of the HTC Evo 3D GSM against the branding and applications available to the Apple iPhone 4. We would recommend the HTC Evo 3D GSM, but its onboard storage of 1 GB is rather pathetic. You would need to think about this before making a buy decision. 


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Apple iPhone 4 (RM 2450 - 2530, Telco discounts available) 


3.5G 7.2Mbps HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen Candybar, 5.0 MP Camera, 16/32GB Memory 



 


The new hardware includes, a front-facing video chat camera, a 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad), and an improved display. The phone itself saw quite a few changes- a flat back, an aluminium border around the phone, it is also smaller than the 3GS, has a 16% larger battery and smaller components. The storage capacity of the iPhone 4 remains at 16 and 32GB.  


The iPhone 4 has a 960 x 640 pixel display, a secondary microphone for noise cancellation, split buttons for volume, Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic. In addition to the accelerometer, there is a gyroscope for added positional accuracy.  


The iPhone 4 connects with Bluetooth, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and Wi-Fi. 


 


HTC EVO 3D (no price yet) 


3.5G 14.4Mbps HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen Candybar, 5.0 MP 3D-Camera, 1 GB Memory + microSD (max 32GB), Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread)  



 


The HTC EVO 3D will sport a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 450-pixel Autostereoscopic 3D display, 1GB of RAM, 4GB ROM, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8660 Snapdragon CPU, dual rear 5-megapixel cameras for stereoscopic capture, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 1730mAh battery. 


The HTC EVO 3D is confirmed to run Android Gingerbread 2.3 with HTC Sense UI and it will also output 1080p video via HDMI and output 720p 3D content as well. The successor to the EVO 4G will also see 3D version of Blockbuster and Youtube apps. Still no word on pricing yet, but Sprint said to look for sometime this 


 


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♠ JC 


 


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