Apple iPhone 4 versus HTC Evo 4G

CNET compares the Apple iPhone 4 to the HTC Evo 4G.

Nicole Lee Former Editor
Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.
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Now that Apple has finally announced the iPhone 4, we're keen to compare it with the current star of the Android lineup, the HTC Evo 4G. The following is a quick side-by-side comparison of the two devices. Of course, we'll definitely be pitting these two phones against each other in a CNET Prizefight once we get our hands on the iPhone 4, so stay tuned for that. Let us know in the comments what else you want to see compared! Also, be sure to vote in our poll and let us know which phone you prefer.

  Apple iPhone 4 HTC Evo 4G
Price 16GB $199; 32GB $299 $199.99
Colors Black and white Black
Network AT&T: Quad-band GSM, 3G where available Sprint: CDMA, 4G WiMax where available
Dimensions 4.5x2.31x0.37 4.8x2.6x0.5
Weight 4.8 ounces 6 ounces
Operating system iOS 4 Android 2.1
Processor Apple A4 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n (802.11n 2.4GHz only) Yes, 802.11b/g only
Screen 3.5 inches, multitouch, 960x640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi 4.3 inch, multitouch, WVGA 800x480-pixel resolution
Front-facing camera VGA: Comes with FaceTime video chat 1.3-megapixel: Compatible with video chat apps like Qik Live and Fring
Rear camera 5.0-megapixel, auto-focus, tap to focus, LED flash, 720p HD video recording 8.0-megapixel, auto-focus, tap to focus, 2x LED flash. 720p HD video recording
GPS Yes Yes
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe Flash support No Yes
Memory Available in 16GB and 32GB. No external storage options 1GB internal memory. MicroSD card slot accepts 32GB cards
Visual voice mail Yes Yes
Maps Google Maps with Satellite View, Traffic, and Street View. No free Navigation Google Maps with Satellite View, Traffic, Street View, and Navigation
HDMI output No Yes
Wi-Fi mobile hot spot capability No Yes
Battery life Talk time: Up to 7 hours on 3G, 14 hours on 2G. Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on WiFi. Video playback: Up to 10 hours. Audio playback: Up to 40 hours. Battery is not removable. Rated times unavailable as of press time; CNET's tested talk time is 5.5 hours on 3G. Battery is removable.
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP supported 2.1, A2DP supported
Voice-data plan Data plan: $15 for 200MB, $25 for 2GB. Existing customers can keep unlimited data plan for $30. To match it up with Sprint's $79.99 450 voice minutes + unlimited messaging + unlimited data plan, it would cost you $89.99 (It's $84.99 if you have the 2GB/mth instead of the unlimited) Sprint bundles its data with its voice and messaging plans. $79.99 with 450 minutes, unlimited messaging, and unlimited data, $99.99 with 900 minutes, unlimited messaging, and unlimited data, $109.99 with unlimited everything (Includes mandatory $10 extra for 4G access). Note that the alloted minutes here are only for calls to landlines -- all mobile-to-mobile calls are unlimited.