HTC Desire S vs Apple iPhone 4 | Full Specs Compared | Desire S vs iPhone 4 Performance and Features
People want to know the difference between HTC Desire S and Apple iPhone 4 features ever since HTC launched its latest smartphone Desire S at MWC in Barcelona, Spain. HTC Desire S is the worthy successor to Desire that was launched in the middle of 2010. But it is Desire S that has created a lot of buzz among smartphone lovers with features that promise to take Apple iPhone head on. Desire S is an attractive smartphone with HTC sense UI that makes using this incredible design a very pleasing experience. Let us see how the two smartphones fare when pitted against each other.
HTC Desire S
HTC Desire S, a successor of HTC Desire and also known as HTC Desire 2, is a compact and stylish smartphone with power packed features. It has a uni- aluminum body and gives a solid feel in the hands of the users. The phone is powered by a super fast 1GHz 8255 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It has both front and rear cameras; the front camera allows video calling and the rear camera is capable of recording HD videos. Desire S has brilliant multimedia features and sports a 3.7″ WVGA (800×480 pixels) display that is bright and clear.
Desire S specification sheet includes 768MB RAM, 1450mAh Li-ion battery, 5MP camera with LED flash auto focus and HD video capturing capability in 720p, and 1.3MP camera facing the front for video calling. The stylish smartphone runs Google’s latest OS – Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Some of the other features include support for video formats DivX and XviD, ability to make direct calls through Skype and media sharing with DLNA. The hand set has the ability to become a mobile hotspot. For connectivity, it has the standard Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB tethering and 3G-UMTS network support. For location based services it has A-GPS with Google Maps. The phone has all the sensors that have become almost standard these days.
Apple iPhone 4
The very fact that new smartphones are being compared with Apple iPhone 4 that was launched in the middle of 2010 speaks volumes of the abilities of this amazing smartphone by Apple. It is a tribute to the innovative designing and outstanding features of iPhone 4. However, Samsung Desire S matches and even pushes iPhone 4 in some features.
iPhone 4 has got a large 3.5” LED backlit LCD display at a resolution of 960x640pixels. The screen is scratch resistant and very sensitive to touch. The phone has a RAM of 512 MB and is available in versions with 16GB and 32GB internal memory. iPhone comes with both rear as well as front camera for video calling. The rear camera is 5MP 5x digital zoom, LED flash. What strikes one is its slim and sleek design. The phone runs on the now legendary iOS 4.2.1 with safari for web browsing. It has a fast processor in 1GHz Apple A4 and allows the user facility of thousands of apps from Apple store and iTunes. For those fond of emailing, there is a virtual full QWERTY keyboard and the phone is integrated with Facebook to remain connected with all your friends.
The smartphone is available in black and white colors in candy bar form. It has dimensions of 15.2×48.6×9.3 mm and weighs just 137g. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth v2.1+EDR and the phone has Wi-Fi 802.1b/g/n at 2.4 GHz only.