HTC Desire S vs Samsung Galaxy Ace – Full Specs Compared
HTC Desire S and Samsung Galaxy Ace are two Android phones in the same range with 3.5 -3.7 inches display, but the other features are very much different. HTC Desire S and HTC Desire HD were designed by HTC following the success of HTC Desire that won multi awards in 2010. HTC Desire HD is at the high end with a huge 4.3 inches display while Desire S is conveniently sized at 3.7 inches. Similarly the success of Galaxy S prompted Samsung to add Galaxy Ace and three other Galaxy phones (Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio and Galaxy mini) to the Galaxy family, to cater to the diverse demands of smartphone users. Each one of them has been designed to meet the unique needs of the users. Galaxy Ace sports a 3.5 inches display and designed keeping in mind the upwardly mobile young executives. Both the phones are trendy little smartphones which are simple, yet elegant.
HTC Desire S
HTC Desire S has the same aluminum unibody but unlike HTC Desire HD this is smaller and lighter. The 3.7 inches Desire S runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with the improved HTC Sense. The processor is the same 1GHz Scorpion CPU with Adreno 205 GPU (SoC: Second Generation Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon) used in HTC Desire HD and HTC Incredible S. The RAM size (768MB) and the display type (super LCD with WVGA resolution 800 x 480 pixels) are also the same. But since the display size is smaller, the effective pixel density is higher giving a better image quality. However under direct sunlight the colors may fade slightly.
The Aluminum unibody architecture with the scratch resistance Glass protection for the display give a solid feel to HTC Desire phones.On the rear side it has a 5MP camera, LED flash and the speaker. The camera is reasonably good and can record HD video at 720p. In the front it has 1.3MP VGA camera for video calling.
The HTC has headed to customer complaints and has slightly improved the battery. 1450 mAh Li-ion battery is used in HTC Desire S.
On the software side HTC Desire is pre installed with Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) with the new HTC Sense 3.0. HTC Sense gives a new look to the homepage, however the widgets are the same old ones. HTC Sense also has introduced some useful new features.
Samsung Galaxy Ace
Samsung Galaxy Ace is based on the design of the award winning Galaxy S. But the internals are modified to suit different group of users. It is a compact and handy handset with a 3.5 inches HVGA TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels and swype technology for text input.
Ace is powered by a decent 800MHz processor with 158MB RAM and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) with Samsung TouchWiz 3.0. It has an impressive storage capacity of 2GB, expandable up to 32GB through microSD. Other features include a 5MP camera with LED flash, Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0, accelerometer, digital compass and proximity sensor. The battery is 1350 mAh Li-ion.
Despite being small, this smartphone does not lag behind in features, it has ThinkFree for document viewing and editing on the go, Google voice search and access to thousands of applications in Android Market and Samsung Apps. For location based service it has A-GPS and Google Maps with Latitude, Places and navigation.