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HTC EVO 4G LTE vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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HTC EVO 4G LTE vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Performance and Battery:

Callers maintained that the EVO 4G LTE was the best phone we’d ever tested (and that’s without the HD audio the device is capable of) and we felt the same, so the Galaxy Nexus faces some stiff competition. For its part the Galaxy Nexus did well, and callers were overall pleased with the results. They said we sounded as if we were standing about 20 feet into a cave, but they were still able to hear us clearly. We also thought they sounded a bit hollow, but the speaker had plenty of volume and their voice was crisp and clear. These are no doubt two of the better performing phones available from Sprint right now.

HTC has given no ratings for the 2000mAh battery found on the EVO 4G LTE, but we’ve been pleasantly surprised at our ability to get through the day with plenty of juice remaining. The Galaxy Nexus’ 1850mAh battery is rated for a stout 12h of talk time, and we got through the day with it just fine as well. The slight edge goes to the Galaxy Nexus since it has the ability to swap batteries in a pinch.


Conclusion:

These are undoubtedly the two best Android devices Sprint has to offer, and really are two of the best smartphones available today. Some of this is going to come down to preferences, for example Sense versus stock or AMOLED versus S-LCD. All things considered the HTC EVO 4G LTE was the better performer of the pair in our opinion. It offers a superior display, top notch performance, excellent call quality and has an inspired design. The Galaxy Nexus is not without merit, and we would certainly carry one as our everyday phone if one were handed to us, but given the choice the HTC edges out the Nexus in too many categories to call it even.

EVO 4G LTE
Software: 1.13.651.1 710RD
Android 4.0.3
Sense 4.0

Galaxy Nexus
Android 4.0.4
Build Number: IMM76D.L700FD02


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posted on 21 May 2012, 07:08 4

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


in display size you put 3.7 and 3.65 it should be 4.7 and 4.65

posted on 21 May 2012, 07:30

2. quikric (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


Kshell1, You are correct.

posted on 21 May 2012, 07:34 2

3. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I still don't understand why samsung didn't put the sgs2's camera sensor in the nexus. Then again the nexus besides the screen and OS was pretty lackluster. Especially in processor. an OMAP4460 over the exynos 4210 wasn't a great idea at all.

posted on 21 May 2012, 07:39 3

4. Birds (Posts: 961; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


More of google's fault then samsung.

posted on 21 May 2012, 07:47 2

5. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Google partnered with them for the device to promote the new android OS sure, but if they are the ones who actually chose the parts google isn't exactly great at it. The exynos was superior than the omap in every way

posted on 21 May 2012, 07:55 1

6. Birds (Posts: 961; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


They probably went for initial compatibility and I wouldn't find it surprising that the exynos and androdi 4.0 had issues at first when it came to software/hardware integration. Or it could be something dealing with the fact that the Exynos was a galaxy S flagship chipset and samsung wanted to keep it that way.

posted on 21 May 2012, 08:06

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


except that it didn't support LTE. the 4460 is really not that far behind the Exynos 4210 if it is at all. my Droid Razr with it's 4430 gets 6200 on Antutu @ 1.2GHz and 3000 on Quadrant @ 1.2GHz. i don't understand why PA's Galaxy Nexus review units are always scoring so low.

posted on 21 May 2012, 08:13

8. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Good point King on the LTE, but i typically get 8000 on antutu and 400 on quadrant with my e4gt.

posted on 21 May 2012, 08:25

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the only way you're getting 8000 on Antutu with a Galaxy S II is if you're overclocked by like .3GHZ. your Quadrant is also abnormally high but not by much actually. i don't really put a lot of weight behind Quadrant scores anymore especially when it comes to a Samsung.

posted on 21 May 2012, 08:27

10. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


the I/O scores are pretty screwed up and i am over clocked by maybe 100mhz i haven't checked lately. I don't really OC much, last time i OC'd i went to 1.8ghz and battery life was horrible

posted on 21 May 2012, 08:39

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, with phones as powerful as ours going DOWN in voltage is probably the best course. xD

i underclocked mine to 1GHz but i didn't notice enough of a change in battery life to really justify it.

posted on 21 May 2012, 10:34

15. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


After i flashed starburst ROM over though and reoverclocked it, it was stable and had excellent battery life.

posted on 21 May 2012, 09:45 1

12. greyhulk (Posts: 115; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


Another review of a One series device where it's highly recommended based on design and camera, yet no mention of the crippled multitasking. I just took my One X back to AT&T. The worthless multitasking, combined with the exchange e-mail delay made it totally unusable for me. And I bought it because reviews like this said it was the greatest device ever.

I know you guys are under pressure to get these reviews out soon, but do us all a favor and actually use the devices for a few days before you do. The multitasking issue would have been painfully obvious, if you had.

And even if you don't think it's an "issue". Even if you buy into HTC's "feature" explanation, it's still worth mentioning, every bit as much as the antenna issue was worth mentioning on iPhone 4.

posted on 21 May 2012, 15:13 1

17. greyhulk (Posts: 115; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


Wow. Downvoted 3 times for that? Was that post too articulate and substantive for you? Or is it that the truth just hurts?

posted on 22 May 2012, 02:16 1

18. Forsaken77 (Posts: 546; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I gotcha back hulk. That was a severe impairment they left out of the review. I think the PA writers have a bad habit of getting caught up in the hype when they're supposed to be objective.

posted on 22 May 2012, 11:31

24. greyhulk (Posts: 115; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


Wow. You got downvoted, too. Someone has anger issues.

posted on 21 May 2012, 09:56

13. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I had a htc sensation N got bored of the design real fast and people who I have talk to that use to be a htc fan say the same thing, now they own a Samsung phone, and it shows in the declining htc sales.

posted on 22 May 2012, 05:53

22. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


i got a Wildifre S and i am NEVER bored of its cheerful, cute and iconic design. i know how you feel....- i called my friend's Sensation XE's design boring as the choice of colours is just. Dull black..... or dull dark grey. Try putting on a lime green case on your Sensation and it would look better and much more eye pleasing!

posted on 21 May 2012, 09:59 3

14. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Evo4g looks so really nice wow sexy...

posted on 21 May 2012, 12:29

16. demarmj (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I liked this reviewer better than Ray S. Short, sweet, and to the point. Good review

posted on 22 May 2012, 02:18

19. Forsaken77 (Posts: 546; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Is this Evo 4g lte the EXACT same phone as the One X? If so, why all the hype? It's just Sprints' version. It's not a new phone. If it is different, I retract that previous statement ;)

posted on 22 May 2012, 05:54

23. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Its OBVIOUSLY DIFFERENT!!!!

posted on 22 May 2012, 12:04

25. greyhulk (Posts: 115; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


It's a One X with a memory card slot, a bigger battery, and a kickstand.

Still, it's stuck on Sprint's 3G network for now and it's prone to all the same issues the One X has, since it has the same hardware and software.

That means broken multitasking, sms notification issues, and e-mail push issues, none of which ever seems to get mentioned in any review.

posted on 22 May 2012, 05:29 2

20. ryanjsoo (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 May 2012)


why did this phone score so low? it is made of metal, very thin, only 4g heavier than the one x, kickstand, replaceable controversial backplate, micro sd slot and great connectivity. also the s4 beat the tegra 3 in many benchmarks and most apps will be optimized for dual not quad.

posted on 22 May 2012, 05:44 1

21. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


HTC EVO 4G LTE Wins HANDSDOWN! Can a Galaxy nexus with an already good 2000 quadrant standard win a HTC Evo 4G lte with an awesome 5459 quadrant standard? (Thats more than a Galaxy note's quadrant standard!) HTC WINS!

posted on 22 May 2012, 15:43

26. greyhulk (Posts: 115; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


Believe it or not, a quadrant score isn't the only determining factor in a device's performance.

posted on 23 May 2012, 18:40

27. gemini (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 May 2012)


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posted on 03 Jun 2012, 08:49

28. oZo61 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


HTC Sense UI has had a bad stigma since it was TouchFlo (which was horrible). I think the purists will always slam on HTC for the sense interface. Having flashed multiple AOSP and Sence roms on HTC devices, I can honestly say it's a mater choice. I've enjoyed the E4GT, and the Evo 3D (I'm not saying they're comparable). Both are so different, it's really like apples and oranges. I think the real issue is Sprint getting that LTE network up as fast as it can!

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