Sprint customers are in for a treat as not only will they be offered the only 4G LTE unlimited data plan in the US but also have to stellar Android smartphones to pick from – the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the HTc EVO 4G LTE.
Now if you’re late to the party and are not aware as to what these two smartphones are, let’s take a quite refresher. The Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus is identical to the Verizon variant however features LTE bands compatible with Sprint’s growing LTE network. Just like all other Nexus phones, it will come with stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Other specs include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video recording, front facing camera, 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display and NFC.
The Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE is basically Sprint’s variant of the HTC One X but with two major differences – it features and expandable microSD card slot and is also compatible with Sprint’s 4G LTE bands.
Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus or HTC Evo 4G LTE
So which is a better option? In our comparison of both devices last week, we reached a simple conclusion. If you are more interested in faster Android updates then the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is your best bet (the only Android device guaranteed to get Android 5.0 Jellybean). However if a better camera is your bag of chips then the HTC EVO 4G LTE beats the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Now the folks over at GottaBeMobile (GBM) ran a poll to see which smartphone Sprint users would prefer. The results are in:
“Over 1,500 of you have weighed in so far, and almost a thousand voted for the Evo while only about 20% want a Nexus. Another 20% is undecided.”
If you take a look at the predecessors of both devices on Sprint, the HTC EVO 4G and Sprint Nexus S 4G, we can see why the HTC EVO 4G LTE has the upper-hand once again.
Are you going to spring for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus or wait it out for the HTC EVO 4G LTE? Sound off in the comments below.