EVO 4G and Snapdragon CPU earn Popular Mechanics awards

EVO 4G and Snapdragon CPU earn Popular Mechanics awards
HTC EVO 4G owners can celebrate, knowing that Popular Mechanics has named their device as one of the 'Top Products of 2010'. Also included in their list is Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor.

The EVO's victory is no surprise, given its status as the first 4G phone. The network capability is the feature most celebrated in the brief review, as they describe 3G as "sluggish and overtaxed". They also celebrate its ability to tether up to 8 devices to the 4G network. While other devices have recently matched many of the EVO's features, the EVO 4G was definitely a game-changer.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor also made the list. It was celebrated for providing impressive 1GHz speeds while allowing "almost-all-day battery life." They also gave a quick shout-out to Qualcomm's 1.5GHz chip we hope to see in 2011.

With the current rate of smartphone innovation, there's no telling what product we'll see at the top of next year's list. Would you have voted for the HTC EVO 4G? If not, then which device should have won?

source: Popular Mechanics via Android Central

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1. Droid X Doug unregistered

Which device would I have voted for? Ummm, Droid X? I even put my money behind my vote so-to-speak.

3. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

It's totally cool to be passionate about the device you prefer. The MOTO Droid X is a great phone. I know several people that own one. However, It is only an extended offering of what the Evo has already brought to the table. In all honesty, I think the Evo is well deserved of this honor. Even now after months of being launched, it still ranks as one of the best. John B.

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

except the cpu is much slower than the Droid X, I guess it depends what is important to you

5. whatthe unregistered

much slower then the X? wtf are you talking about? its the same freakin speed!

6. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

maybe clock speed is the same but that is only one measurement of a CPU. The biggest difference between the two is in the GPU department. only thing that is faster than the droids GPU is the samsung Galaxy s phones. also droid has much better battery life

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

go google it droid x is faster

2. Domer unregistered

no one remembers secound place buddy

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