Galaxy Ace vs Motorola Defy | Full Specs Compared | Galaxy Ace vs Defy Features and Performance
There are lots of people who desire to have smartphones but cannot afford latest smartphones that are vying with each other to be one up on another with the result that they are loaded with features but are also very expensive. It is in this context that Samsung has launched its Galaxy Ace with an eye on the mid segment packing the phone with all the features giving users complete Android experience yet keeping the price down. Motorola Defy, launched way back in September 2010 has the features comparable to Galaxy Ace which is creating waves these days. Let us compare the two to find out their differences.
Samsung has, at least in this case, done away with all the frills and fancy features and tried to provide consumers with a robust Android based smartphone full of features. The smartphone has dimensions of 12.4×59.9×11.5mm and weighs just 113g making it comparable to all present generation smartphones. It has a display of 3.5” with TFT capacitive touch screen at a resolution of 320X480pixels that bears striking similarities with iPhone. The smartphone has multi touch input and the Gorilla Glass screen that is scratch resistant.
Ace runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and has an 800MHz ARM 11 processor. Coupled with Samsung’s customary TouchWiz v3.0 UI, it provides a pleasant experience to the users when browsing the net and when playing heavy games. It has 278MB RAM and internal memory of 158MB expandable to 32 GB with 2GB pack already provided.
For connectivity, Ace is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS and has the ability to become a mobile hotspot. It is 3G capable and provides a speed of 7.2Mbps in HSPDA. The phone has a solid 5Mp camera with auto focus and LED flash which is capable of recording videos in QVGA at 15fps. The phone allows the user to make video calls. Ace allows smooth surfing with HTML browser. It also has stereo FM radio with RDS. It provides perfect social integration with its social hub allowing user to have all networking sites and messengers on one page on the screen. Another special feature of the phone is Quicktype that anticipates user’s finger movements as he writes and automatically types what the reader wants.
Motorola has tried to project this Android phone as a perfect phone for those who desire a rugged phone. If you have seen its advertisements, you would have been surprised to see the phone having been kept inside a glass full of water. It proves that droids can be robust and not delicates as many of the present day smartphones. So, it is dust proof, scratch proof and fall proof. But there is more to this smartphone than just being strong. Wait till you start using it to find out its features.
Defy boasts of a large 3.7” TFT touch screen with a resolution of 480X854pixels (WVGA). It runs on Android 2.1 and is packed with a 800 MHz processor. Coupled with Motorola Blur UI, the phone provides a nicer user experience. Defy has a solid 512 MB RAM and 2 GB storage power. This can be expanded up to 16 GB with the help of micro SD cards.
Defy has a powerful 5 MP camera with auto focus and LED flash and is capable of geo tagging. It can record videos in VGA at 30fps. With a dedicated mic, the videos made by the phone surprising have very little external noise. Defy has the standard 3.5 mm audio jack and other features like accelerometer and gyro sensor.
For connectivity, it is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, GPS, EDGE, GPRS, and DLNA. It supports good speeds of 7.2 Mbps.
Motorola Defy vs Samsung Galaxy Ace
• Defy has a bigger display (3.7”) in comparison to Ace (3.5”).
• The display of Defy has a higher resolution (480x854pixels) as compared to Ace (320×480).
• Ace is thinner at 11.5mm when compared with Defy (13.4mm).
• Ace is also lighter (113g) in comparison to Defy (118g).
• Defy has a higher RAM (512MB) than Ace (278MB).
• Defy has an older version of Bluetooth (2.1) as compared to Ace (3.0)
• Defy has a more powerful battery than Ace.
|Comparison of Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Ace vs Motorola Defy
|Design||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||Virtual full QWERTY with Swype||On-Screen|
|Dimension||112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm||107x59x13.4 mm|
|Display||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Size||3.5 inches||3.7 inches|
|Resolution||HVGA 320 x 480||WVGA (800 x 480)|
|Features||Full touch||Corning Glass, Scratch resistance,|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Platform||Android 2.2 (Froyo)||Android 2.1 (Eclair)|
|Browser||Android WebKit, full HTML||Android WebKit|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1||Adobe Flash lite 3|
|Processor||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Speed||800 MHz||800 MHz|
|Memory||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|RAM||158 MB||512 MB|
|Included||2 GB||2 GB|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB microSD card||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)|
|Camera||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Resolution||5 Megapixels||5 MP|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, 2x digital zoom||Auto, Digital|
|Video Capture||240p (320 x 240)||[email protected]|
|Features||4 shot modes, Photo effects, White balance||Geo tagging, Image optimization|
|Secondary camera||No||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Entertainment||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Audio||Android Music Player||Music player, File formats: MP3, AAC, WMA9, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR|
|Video||Android Video Player||Media Player, File formats: H.264, MPEG-4|
|FM Radio||FM Radio with RDS||Yes|
|Battery||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion 1350 mAh||Li-ion 1540 mAh|
|Talktime||Up to 660 min (2G), 390 min (3G)||6.8 hours|
|Standby||Up to 640 hrs (2G), 420 hrs (3G)||9.9 days|
|Mail and Messaging||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|POP3/IMAP Gmail, Email, Yahoo Mail, Voice mail|
|Messaging||MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)||SMS, MMS, IM- WVIM, Google talk,|
|Connectivity||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||v2.1||v3.0 supports A2DP for headset, FTP/OPP for file transfer, PBAP|
|USB||2.0 HS, native USB||2.0 High Speed|
|Location Service||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Maps||Google Map||Google Maps|
|GPS||A-GPS||A-GPS with Navigation|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes, 3rd Party Application Mylookout|
|Network Support||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|2G/3G||GSM/HSPA||GSM, EDGE / UMTS, HSUPA(2.0Mbps), HSDPA(7.2Mbps)|
|Applications||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Apps||Android Market||Android Market, integrated Google Mobile Service|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, YouTube||Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Picasa, Photobucket|
|Voice Calling||Standard - Speaker phone, Multi-party , Skype||VIBRA call|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango , QiK|
|Featured||Kies for PC Sync, ThinkFree document Viewer||Google Voice Search, Google Search, Google Calendar|
|Business Mobility||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Remote VPN||Yes; CICSO Anyconnect, Juniper Junos Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Active Sync||Yes|
|Corporate Directory||CISCO Jabber||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync|
|Video Conferencing||CISCO WebEx|
|Security||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Third party application mylookout|
|Additional Features||Samsung Galaxy Ace||Motorola Defy|
|Airplane mode, CrystalTalk Plus noise reduction|