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Prizefight: HTC's Evo 3D vs. Motorola's Photon 4GIt's a throwdown showdown between two 4G smartphones on Sprint. Will the Evo 3D's snazzy visuals match up with the feature rich Photon 4G? Find out!
-What up Prize Fight fans, I'm Brian Tong. We're bringing you a fight to the finish between 2 4G phones on Sprint. It's a Prize Fight punch out with HTC's Evo 3D and Motorola's Photon 4G. Now, our judges for this fight are senior editor Bonnie "Boom Shaka Laka" Cha, senior editor Nicole "Ice Cold" Lee, and my self "Ring a Ling Ding" Tong. We'll take 3 judges blind scores and average them out to the nearest tenth each round. The final prize fight score will be an average of all rounds using the same decimal system. It's 5 rounds to the finish. Round 1 is design. HTC Evo 3D and the Photon 4G are solid devices, but the Evo 3D stands out with its cleaner design, textured backing, and curved corners. The Photon 4G has a brighter display and were always spans of kickstand, but this one of the only phones that decided a cut off corners as a good design element and it doesn't work. HTC takes round 1 with a 4.3 and the Photon 4G gets a 3. Next round is control and user interface. The Evo 3D is lock screen up launcher and visual transitions plus its overall ease of use make our editor smile and its physical camera button and an easy switcher between taking 2D and 3D photos when it points with us. Now, the Photon 4G is Motorola Blur interface has cleaned itself up from the fast. We like the ability to resize any of your widgets. It has a more simplified rigid look, but it can also feel and get a little cluttered at the same time. The Evo 3D gets a perfect 5 and the photon 4G gets a 4. So after averaging 2 rounds, HTC leads by over 1 pull point, but there's plenty of fight left. Next round is features. HTC's biggest feature is in its name and its glassless 3D. Now, you might think this would be a huge advantage, but when you can only use the 3D feature with specific game content, certain movie files, and pictures and movies we take with the camera, it really wasn't that big of a feature advantage, and what hurts it even more is the lack of HDMI and pure features compared to the Photon 4G. Motorola isn't missing around here at all, and the Photon 4G is packed with an HDMI port, our beloved kickstand that Evo removed from its design. It's a dual mode world roaming phone and it was a web top docking station option that gives it PC like functionality. I now it's a 129 add on, but it's a feature that HTC can't match. Motorola gets a perfect 5 and HTC gets a 4. Next round is web browsing and multimedia. Both these dual processing Gingerbread phones feature 4.3-inch screens and Swype and handle web browsing about the same with support for playback and flash content. So, we're gonna call that push here. Now, the Evo 3D gets the advantage with its 5-megapixel camera that takes better quality pictures overall compared to the photon 4Gs 8 megapixel camera and when you add in the 3D option taking pictures and movies can be even more fun even if you have to be in the perfect suite spot to see it correct. Now, the Evo 3D gets a perfect 5 and the Photon 4G gets a 4.3. So, after averaging 4 rounds, the Evo 3D only leads by half a point. The final round that decides it all is call quality and performance. The Evo 3D has solid call quality, but we did notice there was more background noise and occasionally noise artifacts that like crackling. Now, the photon 4G delivered with slightly crisper audio quality and a richer and fuller sound overall. Both phones have dual processors, but the photon 4G felt just a hair faster moving through the menus without all of HTC's visual eye candy. So, in the final round, Motorola gets a perfect 5 and HTC gets a 4. So, let's average out all 4 rounds and in Prize Fight where both phones scored 2 perfect rounds. The Photon 4G came on strong towards the end, but it just wasn't enough and HTC's Evo 3D takes this battle 4.5 to 4.3 and is your prize fight winner. I'm Brian Tong, thanks for watching. We'll catch you guys next time on another prize fight.