HTC EVO Shift 4G vs Apple iPhone 4: Smartphone Shootout

February 16, 2011 Comments Off


HTC EVO Shift 4G is a smartphone with physical keyboard compared to EVO 4G which was released before it. But the smartphone packs quite a punch to deliver serious competition to other smartphones. Here is look at shootout between Apple iPhone 4 and HTC EVO Shift 4G.

Apple iPhone 4 HTC EVO Shift 4G
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Announced 2010, June 2011, January
Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm 117 x 60 x 16 mm
Weight 137 g 130 g
Type LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors TFT capacitive touchscreen, 65K colors
Display 3.5 inches 640 x 960 pixels, Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface
-Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Three-axis gyro sensor
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
3.6 inches 480 x 800 pixels,
- QWERTY keyboard
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- HTC Sense UI
Sound Alert Types: Vibration, MP3 ringtones. Loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack Alert Types: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones. Loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack
Memory 16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 512 MB RAM / 2 GB ROM
Card slot Not available microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included
GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps No
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiMAX 802.16 e (Wi-Fi router)
Bluetooth Version 2.1 with A2DP Version 2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No No
USB Version 2.0 microUSB  version 2.0
Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Touch focus, geo-tagging, Secondary camera—video calling over Wi-Fi only 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, Secondary Camera
Video Capture 720p@30fps, LED video light 720p
Operating System iOS 4 Android OS, v2.2 Froyo
Processor 1 GHz Apple A4 processor 800 MHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7630 Snapdragon chipset
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML
Radio No Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Downloadable, incl. motion-based Yes
Colours Black, White Black
GPS A-GPS support A-GPS support
Battery Standard battery, Li-Po 1420mAh Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by time up to 300 h (2G) / up to 300 h (3G) up to 146 h
Talk Time up to 14 h (2G) / up to 7 h (3G) up to 6 h
Extra Java, Scratch-resistant glass back panel, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Digital compass, Google Maps, Audio/video player and editor, Voice command/dial, TV-out Java via third party application, Digital compass, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9 player, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter applications, Organizer, Document viewer, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input
Price AT&T= 16 GB from $199, 32 GB from $299
Verizon= 16 GB from $199, 32 GB from $299
$149.99 on 2-year contract with eligible discounts. $249.99 before discounts.

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