Prizefight: HTC Droid Incredible vs. HTC Evo 4G
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Join Brian Tong for a blockbuster battle between the top two Android phones on the market.
What�s Up Prizefight Fans! I�m Brian Tong and this is a blockbuster battle between the top two Android phones on the market. It�s a Prizefight throwdown showdown between the HTC Droid Incredible and HTC Evo 4-G Our judges for this fight are Senior Editor Bonnie �Boom Boom� Cha, Senior Editor Kent �KG� German and Brian �Spirit Fingers� Tong. We�ll take all three judges scores and average them out to the nearest tenth each round. The FINAL Prizefight score will be an average of all rounds, using the same decimal system. HTC produces both of these phones, so which one makes you want to get your freak on. Round 1 is Sexiness and Durability. ======= The Droid Incredible has a sleek and slender profile. It�s rubberized surface can definitely take a beating. But I�m still turned off by its backside? Bonnie doesn�t mind it, but Kent isn�t a fan either. The Evo 4G brings a smoothed out design with its gorgeous 4.3 inch screen and a durable slim figure to match, People with larger hands might like it, but it�s a bigger phone and you might find it to be a little too big. We all scored this differently, but round one ends in a tie at 4-point-3 points a piece. Next round is Controls and User Interface. = = = = = Both phones are running Android 2-point-1 and HTC�s Sense UI that is the prettiest Android interface to date. Both phones have the same row of four Touch screen buttons for navigation, but the Incredible also has an optical joystick that works well if you�re not a full-time touchscreen type of person. You can set multiple profiles, depending on how you use your phone, you can quickly jump to any menu screen with the press of a button, and customization with widgets is king on the Android platform. The main difference between these two phones is the size and how comfortable they feel while you use them. The Evo 4G just gets an edge with a 4-point-3 and the Incredible gets a 4. After Averaging two rounds the Evo 4G leads by JUST one-tenth of a point. Round three is Features. = = = = = Both phones are packed with WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth and an 8 megapixel camera with a dual LED flash. You�ll get Android 2-point-1�s unmatched voice search and commands, turn-by-turn directions, multitasking and its notifications pull down. Plus how can you not love animated wallpapers. I do. But the main difference is the Incredible is running on Verizon�s 3G network, and the EVO 4G is running on Sprint�s 4G network in limited cities or on 3G. It�s the first 4G phone in the US, throw in a front facing camera for video chatting, plus it has its touted kickstand and an HDMI port. This is the most feature packed phone on the market. The Evo 4G gets a perfect 5 and the Incredible gets a 4. = = = = = Next round is Web Browsing and Multimedia You probably see a theme here, both phones share the same web browser that runs smoothly with multitouch. And both phones use the same improved media player thanks to the Sense U-I. But the larger screen on the EVO 4G enhances every experience feeling less cramped for web browsing and viewing photos and videos on its display are taken to another level. The Evo score ANOTHER perfect round with a 5 and the Incredible gets a 4. After Averaging 4 round, the Evo 4G stretches its lead out to 6 tenths of a point. There�s still one round left and this isn�t over. The FINAL ROUND that decides it all is Call Quality and Performance. = = = = = Both phones have 1 Ghz snapdragon processor and they are responsive and snappy phones. The Incredible on Verizon has solid call quality, but we all heard the conversation cut out at times during our tests. The Evo 4G, had superior call quality that was extremely clear and loud on both sides of the call. But this round isn�t JUST about call quality. This is a 4G phone and on 4G, you�ll be lucky to make it through a day without charging it. And even if you�re running it on 3G, its large screen is a battery hog as well. The Incredible takes round 5 with a 4, and the Evo 4G gets a 3-point-3. So let�s average out all 5 rounds, and in a prizefight where the Evo 4G jumped ahead early and kept extending its lead. It holds and takes the title as the top smartphone, winning 4-point-4 to 4-point-1 and is your PRIZEFIGHT winner. Both of these phones are top-notch, but the Evo 4G�s cutting edge technology, and amazing screen made the difference. I�m Brian Tong, thanks for watching, and we�ll catch you guys next time for another Prizefight! WAH-PAW!