HTC Desire S vs Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) | Full Specs Compared | HTC Desire S vs Galaxy S 2 Performance and Features
HTC Desire S and Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2, Model GT-i9100), are both Android based smartphones introduced in Q1 2011, both powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). On top of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), both Samsung and HTC have enhanced the device capability with their own user interface. Samsung TouchWiz 4.0, the latest UI designed by Samsung is used in Galaxy S II and HTC Sense 2.0 with htcsense.com online support is used in Desire S. Since both run Android 2.3, the differences between HTC Desire S and Samsung Galaxy S II are mainly the hardware differences and the user experience due to different UIs.
Comparing the hardware Samsung Galaxy S II has 1.2 GHz Exynos (formerly Orion) dual-core processor with 1GB RAM whereas HTC Desire S has 1GHz 8255 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 768MB RAM. On processor speed and performance, Galaxy S II is much faster.
Again, the display of Galaxy S II is a massive 4.3-inch super AMOLED Plus WVGA display while HTC Desire S comes with 3.7″ WVGA (800×480 pixels) display. Samsung Galaxy S II also sports a better camera than HTC desire S, it has a 8 mega pixel camera with dual flash and the camera supports full 1080p HD video recording and playback. HTC Desire S has 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and playback support. Looking at the technical specification, we can say that Samsung Galaxy S II has set a benchmark with its amazing features.
The other features of Samsung Galaxy S II include 16GB internal memory with support for expansion up to 32GB via microSD card, HSPA+ (21Mbps) network compatibility, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 HS, 2 MP front facing camera for video calling, 1650mAh battery, HDMI out with mirroring and DLNA for media sharing.
HTC Desire S, though tally behind Galaxy S II in specs it is also packed with some good hardware, it has 1.1GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB with microSD card, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0 HS, front facing camera for video calling, 1450mAh battery and DLNA certified.
The new user interface in Samsung Galaxy S II is TouchWiz UI 4.0, it has a voice recognizing and translation feature, live panels to customize home screen, Kies Air support to sync phones over Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct enabled. It also has added four hubs for easy access to your favorite application, Social Hub Premium, Readers Hub, Games Hub and Music Hub.
HTC Sense UI, the user interface in HTC Desire S also has added many user attractive features, it now runs more smoother on the device and have more functionality. Now the boot time and the loading time of the maps have improved. It has 7 home screens and you can personalize it with your own widgets. The htcsense.com online support in one of the remarkable feature. With htcsense.com you can keep your phone backup on the cloud, locate your lost phone and erase your data if needed. It has also added many small ideas but are very useful to the user such as drive preview-a driving companion, flip your phone to silence it, ring louder when phone is inside so that you want miss any call.