Some time ago the mobile phone stopped being a practical necessity and became a multi-purpose gadget with some features many will ever understand or use. As smartphones become smarter, the desire for gadgets that do more, and look even cooler than before will certainly increase. This of course opens the possibility for competition. And by competition, I don’t mean so much as by manufacturer to manufacturer, but more so from owner to owner. We continuously buy new gadgets such as mobile phones, and if we aren’t deliberately showing them off, they have probably caught another’s eye. As these devices become available at such a rapid pace, it’s possible that devices may find themselves on an even playing field when it comes to cool factor. This may be the case with the HTC EVO and the iPhone 4.
Let’s start by saying that both of these phones are cool, if not very cool. To say that one is better than the other may be undermining each of the phone’s features, and its users. Just like a pair of high-priced sneakers or an automobile, cool products from different manufacturers can -co-exist. Many of the phones features are similar, so what sets these two giants apart?
The Android operating system has been abuzz for quite some time now. Not only is the Google OS widely available, but with a strong following the App store has grown significantly as well. The HTC EVO 4G includes an extremely powerful Qualcomm (QSD 8650) 1GHz CPU to support that OS and seamlessly run those applications. Internally, the HTC has 1GB ROM and 512MB RAM that serves for OS storage, application run space, and room for installation of additional applications.
So how do the iPhone 4 specifications match up to the HTC as far as being an all-in-one “mini-computer” go?
The iPhone 4 also comes with a 1GHz rated CPU, the ARM Cortex-A8 Apple A4, however, setting it apart from the HTC is the fact that it has its own graphics processor, or GPU. The iPhone also includes many other features including software, audio/video codecs and more to support portable multimedia computing.
Each phone also comes equipped with both front and rear cameras. Apple’s iPhone 4 includes a new 5 MP camera (compared the previous model’s 3MP), and the HTC’s most powerful camera in the unit is an 8MP.
Each of the phones are significantly bigger than most touch based smart phones. Depending on personal taste, some may find them a bit too big to be called a phone, yet they certainly aren’t anywhere close to being a tablet computer. The HTC EVO measures 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches, while the iPhone 4 measures at 4.5 x 2.31 x .37 inches.
So what technically sets them apart the most? The iPhone 4, although a newly released phone, operates on the 3G network. Although the 3G network isn’t bad, the EVO operates at 4G, and as an internet router for multiple devices, it comes in handy.
So which phone is the best? Each one certainly has a strength and a weakness against the other. The bottom line: do you prefer Android or IOS?
Apple: iPhone 4