Once behind the big carriers, Sprint is rocking it with the popular Android devices as of late.  Two of those are the Motorola PHOTON 4G and HTC EVO 3D, and they're both available now for $199.99.  The PHOTON 4G offers a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 4.3-inch qHD display with PenTile technology, 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, front-facing camera, and Android 2.3 with Motorola's user interface.  The HTC EVO 3D packs a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 4.3-inch qHD display, dual 5-megapixel cameras with 3D capabilities and 720p HD video recording, front-facing camera, and Android 2.3 with HTC Sense 3.0.

The PHOTON 4G is the clear winner in the call quality department, while the EVO's 3D capabilities make it a fantastic entertainment device.  Which one offers the best blend of performance and features?  We'll find out.  Part 1 of 2.

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MariMCoy Team Photon! whaaaat~
Matthias Rambally
Matthias Rambally Both ftw.
Melissa Wynemia Kritzell
Melissa Wynemia Kritzell Team Photon
Kody Prince
Kody Prince Team EVO
Richard Ben Markert
Richard Ben Markert TeamDouch... <3 CyanogenMod
Kentrel Marquis
Kentrel Marquis I go based on the internal hardware more than shape, but most people I meet can't usually tell one phone from the next. They just buy what pops up in an advertisement. Thus, they have no idea how to answer the simple queston this post asks. Maybe that's why so many answers have nothing to do with the topic. Team EVO...
Kentrel Marquis
Kentrel Marquis The Evo has a better chipset for the performance. It has a nice shape, feel and grip. However, it truely boils down to what's under the hood. Check the specifications side by side. The photo is nice, but the EVO 3D is the powerhouse... EVO 3D...
Eric Kroh
Eric Kroh Gooo ....team Big Red!!
Juan Leal
Miguel Angel Mendoza
Miguel Angel Mendoza #TeamChocolate :P
Dorian Smith
Dorian Smith Team Evo!!!
Cyrus Mak
Cyrus Mak TEAM SGS2!!
LaDana Bias Ballard
LaDana Bias Ballard #TEAMEVO
Matt Latourell
Matt Latourell Team Evo! Evo Shift! Go Sense! Motoblur sucks!
Jose Garibay
Jose Garibay Team evo for sure, htc never disappoints with their build quality. Plus the awesome 3d roms that are available to flash thanks to s-off/root via "revolutionary"
Gwen Goodwin
Gwen Goodwin Team Evo ed
Nathaniel Hull
Nathaniel Hull Evo
Tim Gall
Tim Gall I'm on teamevo asking for a trade to teamphoton
Andrey Kozlov
Andrey Kozlov tadaaam) thx
Scott Quiles
Scott Quiles Team 3VO
Lucas McKeever
Lucas McKeever Htc FTW
ShehrYar Asghar
ShehrYar Asghar #teamphoton
Jennifer DeAlmeida
Jennifer DeAlmeida Team EVO FTW bitches! :)
Jordan Crawford
Jordan Crawford I don't have a evo but #TEAMHTC
Andry Thérèse
Andry Thérèse Definitively #TEAMEVO
Jaevz Chavez
Jaevz Chavez EVO all the way ! It's only the best phone ever created
Equaknox Knox
Equaknox Knox #TEAMEVO....#TEAMHTC.....
Dwayne Demaurivert
Dwayne Demaurivert I have the evo 3d so team evo!!!!!!!!
Cristian Henriquez
Cristian Henriquez Team EVO all day.
Michel Daboul
Michel Daboul Does not matter which phone is better. If you are enjoying the phone you have, then that's all that counts. Both phones are great and fit the needs of different people.
Jasé Phillip
Jasé Phillip teamiphone baby..
Wood Franklin
Wood Franklin #evo
Steven Nieto
Steven Nieto Team Evo!
Carlos Nava
Carlos Nava TEAM G2X !!!!!¡
Henry Murillo
Henry Murillo Photon totally does some major ass kicking to the evo 3D... I hate lag!!
Christopher Wesley
Christopher Wesley EVO
Jordan Scarano
Jordan Scarano Team fucking EVO
Jesus Lopez R
Jesus Lopez R #TeamPHOTON but theres no #teamNEXUS???
Damian Wilson
Damian Wilson Team EVO 3d
Emanuel DiCosta
Emanuel DiCosta #TEAMVANILLA
Ben Bartholomew
Ben Bartholomew team inspire
Brandon Friedman
Brandon Friedman Team Norris
Brandon Friedman
Brandon Friedman Team EvO
Jeremy Schneider
Jeremy Schneider #TeamOGEvo
Glenn Rubio Urrea
Glenn Rubio Urrea Team Nexus for the win!
Kyle Ring
Kyle Ring Evo
Antonio Pagan
Antonio Pagan teamphoton
Jimmie Waverly
Jimmie Waverly i was on #TeamBionic but i might move to #TeamD3
Obi Ihenacho
Obi Ihenacho #teamATRIX
Carlos Ortega
Carlos Ortega Team EVO.........:-)
Jon Jerico Calanio
Jon Jerico Calanio #TEAMNEXUS :P
Mike Marchak
Mike Marchak Photon better overall specs, memory, battery and the OS seems to be awesome
Truly Nice
Truly Nice Team photon.....only because its not getting alot of love.....I don't own ether one of these phones but if I had to buy one like my life depended on it it would be the photon.....cool name....cool phone
John Murchison II
John Murchison II #TEAMPHOTON until something better comes out LOL
Phillip Ith
Phillip Ith #TeamSGS2
Marie Koehler Chico
Marie Koehler Chico Evo baby!
Jorge Cotto
Jorge Cotto Team EVO
Luis Dominguez
Luis Dominguez Team Evo
Danny Perez
Danny Perez #TeamSensation!!!
John Cruz
John Cruz screw iphone
Ethan Young
Ethan Young Team iPhone!
Kalyn Rembert
Kalyn Rembert #teamevo
Chris Nelson
Chris Nelson Team G2x
Grant Webb
Grant Webb Evo!!!!!
Tarequl Islam Chowdhury
Tarequl Islam Chowdhury #TeamEvo
Jennifer Alldredge
Jennifer Alldredge Evo all the way!
Scott Pepi
Scott Pepi from EVO to EVO 3D
Mario Dominguez
Mario Dominguez #TEAM EVO 3D
Emmett Allen Tabor
Emmett Allen Tabor TEAM EVO..
Caleb Koeshall
Caleb Koeshall #TeamBoth!
Hector E Craig
Hector E Craig #TEAMEVO(3D)
Matt Herman
Matt Herman #TeamOGEvo!
Mike Jaros
Mike Jaros #TeamOGEVO
Tyran Bamn Gray
Tyran Bamn Gray .
James Marcus Elzie
James Marcus Elzie #TEAMEVO
Dwight L. Burton
Dwight L. Burton Phonedog is embarrassing itself with the team Jacob and team Edward shit.
Logan Barton
Logan Barton Whoah, someone said the evo has spinning carousel? Mine doesnt nd im on gingerbread... Oh and btw team EVO
Dee Nazario
Dee Nazario Whoever said team iphone5 is a fucking tool.
Christopher Castillo
Christopher Castillo Team photon
Kalob Martinez
Kalob Martinez #teamevo!
Felix Gomez
Felix Gomez #teamSENSATION
Steven Pitts
Steven Pitts Team Photon!!!!
David Harness
David Harness Photon 4G
Fredy Martinez
Fredy Martinez I like both :)
Nathan Crenshaw
Nathan Crenshaw Evo makes me horneyy
Saad Khan
Saad Khan TeamHTC,but in this case,teamEVO!!!
Luis Velazquez
Luis Velazquez #Team Evo. !
Gabriel Sotomayor
Gabriel Sotomayor TeamEvo , I left tmo for good...
Dustin T. Robles
Dustin T. Robles Team evo all the way
Dee Nazario
Dee Nazario #TeamG1, asswipes.
Anthony Tyson
Anthony Tyson Team atrix. So I guess photon haha
Anthony Asmari
Anthony Asmari Team iphone5 biotch
Frank Spicher Jr
Frank Spicher Jr #TeamRoyal - MT4G devvers ftw
Nick Maggos
Nick Maggos EVO!
Steve Moore
Steve Moore iPhone suckups suck! I think Jobs is bending over, don't miss your chance to shove your nose up his butt..
Randy Galvan
Randy Galvan #TeamG2
Diego Akd Aranda
Diego Akd Aranda team photon
Afnan Ali
Afnan Ali I'm good u?
Hunter Burt
Hunter Burt #TEAMEVO
Darrion Smith
Darrion Smith #teamSENSATION
Fonzy Paniagua
Fonzy Paniagua #Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Rin Von Irisviel Einzbren
Rin Von Irisviel Einzbren #teamSGS2 is the best
Roberto Williams
Roberto Williams #teamiphone6becausemyupgradeisinjanuary2013
Ross Hilleary
Ross Hilleary TEAM "MyBlackberrySucksAndImWaitingForTheiPhone5"
Ivan Alvarado
Ivan Alvarado #TEAMEVO bitch!

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