If you put your ear up to the screen, you can hear these two beasts snarling at one another. Hit up the gallery for more shots, along with some iPhone 3G for good measure. Let’s see how they stack up on the big stats, shall we?
|Screen||960 x 640, 3.5-inch||800 x 480, 4.3-inch|
|Primary camera||5 megapixel||8 megapixel|
|Secondary camera||VGA||1.3 megapixel|
Now, there’s a lot left to learn about Apple’s FaceTime video chat service. For instance, they called it “open,” but they also only mentioned a zero-configuration iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 calling setup. Meanwhile Qik can make calls between EVO 4Gs, but also stream video live to the web (while the iPhone needs to record and then upload to get “social” using its official apps). No mention was made of the FaceTime call resolution, but given the fact that the front camera is merely VGA, it’s probably streaming at the same 640 x 480 that Qik is constrained to in the free service. However, a premium version of Qik for $5 a month lets you go beyond that resolution, using the EVO’s higher resolution cameras. Perhaps the largest distinction is the fact that the EVO can stream video calls over 3G or 4G, while the iPhone 4 is constrained to WiFi for the time being. Naturally, we expect other video calling apps (Skype, please?) to crop up on both platforms and give these initial offerings a run for their money.