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.


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.

Software: 1.13.651.1 710RD
Android 4.0.3
Sense 4.0

Galaxy Nexus
Android 4.0.4
Build Number: IMM76D.L700FD02

HTC EVO 4G LTE vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus:

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