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~
Kody Prince Team EVO
Richard Ben Markert TeamDouch... <3 CyanogenMod
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 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 Gooo ....team Big Red!!
Miguel Angel Mendoza #TeamChocolate :P
Dorian Smith Team Evo!!!
Cyrus Mak TEAM SGS2!!
Matt Latourell Team Evo! Evo Shift! Go Sense! Motoblur sucks!
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 Team Evo ed
Tim Gall I'm on teamevo asking for a trade to teamphoton
Andrey Kozlov tadaaam) thx
Scott Quiles Team 3VO
ShehrYar Asghar #teamphoton
Jennifer DeAlmeida Team EVO FTW bitches! :)
Jordan Crawford I don't have a evo but #TEAMHTC
Andry Thérèse Definitively #TEAMEVO
Jaevz Chavez EVO all the way ! It's only the best phone ever created
Equaknox Knox #TEAMEVO....#TEAMHTC.....
Dwayne Demaurivert I have the evo 3d so team evo!!!!!!!!
Cristian Henriquez Team EVO all day.
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 teamiphone baby..
Steven Nieto Team Evo!
Carlos Nava TEAM G2X !!!!!¡
Henry Murillo Photon totally does some major ass kicking to the evo 3D... I hate lag!!
Jordan Scarano Team fucking EVO
Jesus Lopez R #TeamPHOTON but theres no #teamNEXUS???
Damian Wilson Team EVO 3d
Emanuel DiCosta #TEAMVANILLA
Ben Bartholomew team inspire
Brandon Friedman Team Norris
Jeremy Schneider #TeamOGEvo
Glenn Rubio Urrea Team Nexus for the win!
Antonio Pagan teamphoton
Jimmie Waverly i was on #TeamBionic but i might move to #TeamD3
Obi Ihenacho #teamATRIX
Carlos Ortega Team EVO.........:-)
Jon Jerico Calanio #TEAMNEXUS :P
Mike Marchak Photon better overall specs, memory, battery and the OS seems to be awesome
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 #TEAMPHOTON until something better comes out LOL
Phillip Ith #TeamSGS2
Jorge Cotto Team EVO
Luis Dominguez Team Evo
Danny Perez #TeamSensation!!!
John Cruz screw iphone
Ethan Young Team iPhone!
Kalyn Rembert #teamevo
Chris Nelson Team G2x
Grant Webb Evo!!!!!
Jennifer Alldredge Evo all the way!
Scott Pepi from EVO to EVO 3D
Mario Dominguez #TEAM EVO 3D
Caleb Koeshall #TeamBoth!
Hector E Craig #TEAMEVO(3D)
Matt Herman #TeamOGEvo!
Mike Jaros #TeamOGEVO
Dwight L. Burton Phonedog is embarrassing itself with the team Jacob and team Edward shit.
Logan Barton Whoah, someone said the evo has spinning carousel? Mine doesnt nd im on gingerbread... Oh and btw team EVO
Dee Nazario Whoever said team iphone5 is a fucking tool.
Kalob Martinez #teamevo!
Felix Gomez #teamSENSATION
Steven Pitts Team Photon!!!!
David Harness Photon 4G
Fredy Martinez I like both :)
Nathan Crenshaw Evo makes me horneyy
Saad Khan TeamHTC,but in this case,teamEVO!!!
Luis Velazquez #Team Evo. !
Gabriel Sotomayor TeamEvo , I left tmo for good...
Dustin T. Robles Team evo all the way
Dee Nazario #TeamG1, asswipes.
Anthony Tyson Team atrix. So I guess photon haha
Anthony Asmari Team iphone5 biotch
Frank Spicher Jr #TeamRoyal - MT4G devvers ftw
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 #TeamG2
Diego Akd Aranda team photon
Afnan Ali I'm good u?
Hunter Burt #TEAMEVO
Darrion Smith #teamSENSATION
Fonzy Paniagua #Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Rin Von Irisviel Einzbren #teamSGS2 is the best
Roberto Williams #teamiphone6becausemyupgradeisinjanuary2013
Ross Hilleary TEAM "MyBlackberrySucksAndImWaitingForTheiPhone5"
Ivan Alvarado #TEAMEVO bitch!

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