Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you know that the iPhone 4S is coming soon to Sprint, with preorders starting tomorrow (Friday). But how does this device stack up with our two favorite phones, the HTC EVO 4G and the EVO 3D?
Take a look and find out.
This chart is current as of 10/06/2011.
In this chart (which you can enlarge by clicking on it), I've taken the liberty of highlighting which device wins in specific categories. So, for example, you can see that the EVO 4G clearly wins in terms of pricing, which is understandable since it is over a year old. On the other hand, the iPhone 4S wins in terms of on-board included storage space (up to 64GB), size (it's a bit more "pocketable" than either EVO), weight, and included accessories (earphones).
The EVO 3D wins in terms of processing speed, RAM, and color selection. Apple hasn't announced the battery capacity of the iPhone 4S yet, but we expect it will most likely be the same as the iPhone 4, 1420 mAH. However, even if Apple ups the ante and provides a battery capacity on par with the EVO 3D, the EVO will still come out ahead due to the ability to remove the battery and upgrade to a higher capacity.
Both the EVO 4G and EVO 3D also win in terms of storage expansion (the iPhone doesn't have this), 4G capabilities, included FM radios, Flash support, and a wider range of compatibility due to their micro USB ports.
Some categories come down to personal preference, and so winners couldn't be determined. For example, while I obviously lean towards Android as my operating system of choice, others prefer iOS. Some people care more about 3D-capable cameras than megapixels. The same goes for video recording (720p 3D vs 1080p 2D). Additionally, even though both EVO screens are bigger, and the EVO 3D supports 3D playback, the iPhone's resolution is higher.
When it comes down to it, the HTC EVO 4G and EVO 3D both won a combined total of eleven categories (the EVO 3D itself won nine), while the iPhone 4S only won six.
But that shouldn't really come as any surprise, right?