Call quality:

Callers told us that the EVO 4G LTE was probably the best sounding phone we’ve ever tested, and on our end they were loud and clear as well. With the Galaxy S III they sounded equally as good if not better on our end, but callers complained of a wax paper effect at times and described us as having a hollow echo and being intermittently hard to hear. They rated the EVO a 9/10 while the Galaxy got a 7.5/10. Though the network isn’t yet capable of it, the EVO 4G LTE has HD voice technology baked in so it will get even better.


The EVO 4G LTE has a fixed battery, putting it at an immediate disadvantage to the Galaxy S III’s removable one. The Galaxy’s battery is also slightly larger at 2100mAh compared to 2000mAh found on the EVO. Both batteries are powerful enough to get the average user though the day, but under heavy use it is possible to run through them thanks in part to the large displays. Samsung claims an extra two hours of usage with their phone, but in our testing the HTC battery held up slightly better.


So, the big question remains: which device is better? As always we’re going to remind you that this is a subjective question, and what you value in a phone is most important to you. Are you a Sense or TouchWiz person? Do you prefer the heavier HTC, made of aluminum, or the lighter, plastic Galaxy S III with its color options? The S-LCD2 display of the EVO 4G LTE is slightly better, but Samsung’s HD Super AMOLED panel is slightly bigger and more eye-catchy. While the EVO runs better in benchmarks and real world usage, the Galaxy S III will get you double the RAM and storage along with a removable battery. Both devices are at the top of the mobile mountain right now, with blazing fast processors, gobs of memory, good cameras and tons of cool features, and no matter which you choose you’re going to have a phone that should last the next two years without any problems.

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