The carrier makes all the difference.
I received two separate Android phones this week to evaluate and I thought it would be interesting to put them up against one another even though they are aimed at different audiences. The MyTouch4G from T-Mobile is an HTC phone running Android 2.2 with a nice candy bar form factor 3.7 inch screen, front-facing camera with a zippy processor and a strong metal shell (that also brings some weight with it). Cost: $199 with a plan.
The Samsung Intercept on Virgin is virtually identical to the Sprint (S) Instint, which is a smaller, thicker phone with a physical keyboard and only a 3 megapixel camera in the rear (sans flash). It runs the older Android 2.1 and costs $249 prepaid, $25/month.
At this point, I'd normally recommend the MyTouch 4G because of the hardware and software differentiators above. More
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