ImageThe HTC EVO 4G LTE is one of the latest Android handsets to land on Sprint. As the newcomer, it’s only fitting to compare the phone to its competitors which include the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. TechCrunch takes a quick look at each of these handsets.

Unfortunately, this spec-to-spec comparison doesn’t consider the overall experience of the platform and actual hands-on usage of the device. As an iPhone 4S owner who has a Galaxy Nexus and has used many Android devices, Android phones might be customizable, but they can’t hold a candle to the iPhone when it comes to usability and build quality.

Yes, the Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch display, but the phone has a plastic feel that doesn’t compare to the glass and metal design of the iPhone 4S. There’s also the EVO 4G LTE which is touted for its ability to run on an LTE network that won’t go live until this summer.

Looking beyond specific phones, iPhone owners also have the iOS App Store which outshines the Google Play Store (nee Android Market). And whether Android fans like to hear it or not, Android has a little problem with fragmentation.

Tech Crunch compares HTC Evo 4G LTE, iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 31 May 2012 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments

You can follow on Twitter or join our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Apple and the Web.