Dell Streak, HTC EVO 4G, iPhone 4 photo face-off

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Since I use and write about the Dell Streak and HTC EVO 4G every weekday on Streak Smart and Good and EVO, respectively, I've been getting a steady stream of requests to compare the devices with the iPhone 4. I've been planning to write something similar to the iPod touch vs Cowon S9 vs Samsung P3 article I did last year for the past few weeks, but with a 7-month-old baby girl, 3 websites, a forum, and a human need for sleep (not to mention a husband and an offline life), it never gets crossed off my daily to-do list.

I don't think it ever will be either. But rather than hold on to the specs chart and photos I took of the three devices (proof that I really was planning a comparison article) until they're obsolete, I thought I'd just go ahead and share them now.

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One of the sections in my comparison was going to be about color reproduction/accuracy, so here are some photos of the devices displaying the same images. The first photo below shows the three phones with an all-black image on their screens.

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I use various third-party keyboards on the Streak and EVO, but since the iPhone is deprived of such luxuries, here's a look at the stock keyboards.

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I know that a lot of people like to see a "winner" in head-to-head comparisons, but I'm not interested in doing that for several reasons:

  1. I don't have the time, energy, or patience to deal with fanboys or flame wars.
  2. Mobile tech is about personal choice. Who cares which phone someone you probably don't know in real life says is the best? All that matters is what's perfect for you.
  3. Each phone has its pros and cons. Many are largely subjective; what's a pro for one person could be a con for another person.

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The Streak, EVO, and iPhone have replaced my previous smartphone harem and will be joined by the Samsung Captivate when it's released tomorrow. I won't know what I think about the Captivate until I have it in my hands, but I do know that I'm really pleased with my current trio.

Which one is my favorite depends on my mood and what I want/need to do. I pick up the iPhone 4 more often during the day to check email and play Words with Friends, but I tend to use the EVO and Streak for longer stretches of time. There's something about Android that always makes me want to go a little deeper, which makes it less of a quick-use OS for me.

Visit Streak Smart and Good and EVO for continuing coverage of the Dell Streak and HTC EVO 4G.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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