Samsung’s new 4G smartphone, Galaxy S Blaze, which was showcased by T-Mobile at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012, is all set to give tough competition to the HTC EVO Design 4G.
HTC EVO Design 4G was the latest and perhaps the smartest addition to the HTC EVO family legacy, continued by Sprint. The HTC 4G, launched last year, already faced immense pressure from the Samsung Galaxy S2, known as “the best Android smartphone yet.” Now with Samsung launching its 4G smartphone, will it jeopardize the market share of HTC 4G?
Let’s check out all the smart features of both the smartphones, which are soon to get embroiled in a 4G battle as soon as Samsung releases its 4G smartphone Galaxy S Blaze.
Display: HTC’s EVO Design 4G comes with a 4-inch LCD capacitive touch-screen with 960 x 540 pixels qHD resolution and about 275 ppi pixels density, while the Galaxy S Blaze 4G will sport a 4.52-inch 800 x 480 pixels Super AMOLED display with about 206 ppi density.
Size: EVO Design 4G comes with 121.9 x 61 x 11.9 mm dimension and weighs 147.4 g but Samsung is yet to declare the size of Galaxy S Blaze.
Processor: EVO Design 4G has a 1.2GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM7630 processor with 768MB RAM. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G, on the other hand, will come with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset Adreno 220 GPU with 1GB RAM.
Operating System: HTC runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system with the promise of an upgrade to Google’s latest smartphone OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The operating system of Galaxy S Blaze 4G has not yet been disclosed by T-Mobile or Samsung.
User Interface: EVO Design 4G uses HTC Sense 3.0 version user interface while Galaxy S Blaze 4G will have Samsung's TouchWiz user interface.
Memory: EVO Design 4G has a 4GB ROM and also an additional 8GB microSD card, which can be expanded up to 32GB. The Galaxy Blaze 4G will come in 16/32GB storage with an external microSD card support that could be expandable up to 32GB.
Camera: the Galaxy S Blaze 4G will come with an 8 megapixel LED flash camera with 1080p video recording capabilities and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The Blaze 4G camera also boasts features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization. The HTC 4G phone has a 5 megapixel LED flash camera with 720p HD video capture and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. This phone comes with geo-tagging and auto-focus features.
4G LTE and NFC: EVO Design 4G comes with Sprint's Rev. A up to 3.1 Mbps, HSDPA and HSUPA. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G will have T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 data speeds. WLAN/Bluetooth/USB: HTC packs Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiMAX 802.16 e, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0 version with A2DP and microUSB 2.0 versions with the EVO Design 4G. On the other hand, the Galaxy S Blaze has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 version with A2DP and HS, microUSB 2.0 version.
Battery: EVO Design 4G comes with a standard Li-ion 1520 mAh battery that gives up to 6 hours of talk time but unfortunately there is still no information about the battery in the Galaxy S Blaze 4G.
Features: The Blaze 4G will feature like touch-sensitive controls, TouchWiz UI, an accelerometer, a gyro, compass and proximity sensor, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration.
EVO Design 4G also has the same features such as accelerometer, proximity, compass sensors, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, stereo FM radio with RDS, assisted GPS, Java MIDP emulator, SNS integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, MP3/AAC+/WAV player and MP4/H.263/H.264 player.
EVO Design 4G is priced at $99.99 with a two-year Sprint contract and it is available for $39.99 at Amazon.com but S Blaze 4G price is not disclosed yet.