As a Galaxy Nexus owner, I'd honestly recommend the ELTEVO.
-Both are easy to root and while the Gnex has lots of development, the EVO has plenty of JB ROMs.
-EVO has a MUCH better camera if that is important to you.
-EVO has a larger (by not much) stock battery but HTC phones are notorious for poor batter life.
-EVO has expandable storage, Gnex doesn't.
-Gnex, while still being a great phone is now dated tech.
For a good review of the EVO LTE, check out the Verge:
HTC Evo 4G LTE review | The Verge
They have some benchmark comparisons between the two as well.