What’s the Better Deal? Droid X vs. Evo 4G

The Droid X shares many of the same features with the Evo 4G, including a 4.3-inch screen, HDMI, 720p video recording, and mobile hotspot functionality. But these two devices are pretty different in other ways. Only the Evo 4G can deliver 4G speeds (where available) and only that handset has a front-facing camera (although video calling seems pretty clunky so far). Meanwhile, we much prefer the multitouch keyboard on the Droid X. We’re still deciding whether HTC’s Sense is better than the Motoblur makeover the Droid X is sporting.

The biggest question of all: Which carrier gives you the better deal for its Android super phone? Let’s break it down.


Droid X

HTC Evo 4G

Price $199 $199
Plan $60 Single-Line Talk & Text: 450 minutes, unlimited text $70 – Everything Data: 450 anytime minutes, unlimited messaging, unlimited 3G and 4G where available.
Data $30 Unlimited Included
Mobile Hotspot $20 (2GB/month) – Up to 5 devices $30 – Up to 8 devices
Other Charges $10 Premium Data Plan
Live Streaming $10 V-Cast Sprint TV/Sprint Radio Included
Total Monthly Cost $110 ($120 with V-Cast) $110

With the $10 “premium” data plan for the Evo 4G, Verizon and Sprint are evenly matched. If streaming TV and music is important to you, Verizon scoots ahead $10/month. Otherwise, Evo and Droid X customers will pay the same amount for the same features, even though Verizon and Sprint charge in different amounts for each service. If you live in a city with 4G service, the Evo comes off as a better deal, as customers can get much faster downloads. Consumers who live in areas with 4G will likely take note of Verizon’s 3G footprint.

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  1. Justin Says:

    Wait, isn’t the Sprint Mobile Hotspot feature a $30 add-on? Regardless, you’re still right about it being the better deal, but you can’t tack on the Mobile Hotspot feature without considering the cost…

  2. blank Says:

    You guys forgot to mention that with sprint you get any mobile anytime. Unlimited calling to any cell phone in america.and if your on a family plan the real value with sprint is evident

  3. JKFowler84 Says:

    Either that was intentionally misleading of Sprints 450 Plan (450 LANDLINE minutes UNLIMITED CELL TO ANY CARRIER CELL) or the person who wrote it is an idiot. This is why I don’t come to this page much.

  4. K. T. Bradford Says:

    Jaime, both Sprint and Verizon have unlimited calling to mobiles within the service and Sprint does have unlimited calling to any mobile when you’re on their network. But what I don’t understand is how what we put above is misleading. I did not include every detail of either plan because I figured users could look it up for themselves. The point is to show two mostly comparable plans and how much they cost. If you want full details including restrictions, you should visit Sprint and Verizon’s websites….

  5. Filadosh Klommentosh Says:

    Both phones really know their stuff! Droid X = 16×9 best for movies. Evo 4g 6×10, better for rubber feeling against hands! Listen to both silent then turn both sideways and understand which coverage will suit your necroticism. Erotically, both have perusian laft offs. Take that home with you and gyrate.

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