HTC Pyramid vs Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II)
HTC Pyramid and Samsung Galaxy S2 are two of the high end smart phones with dual core processors, 4.3 inches displays and 8MP cameras. Both are Android phones. HTC Pyramid is using the same chipset used in Evo 3D, a Qualcomm MSM8660 chipset that consists 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor and Adreno 220 processor, which will deliver speed and performance efficiency, with 768MB RAM. Whereas Galaxy S2 is using Samsung’s own Exynos chipset with 1 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU and ARM Mali-400 MP quad core GPU with 1GB RAM. Both are high speed processors and energy efficient and much more powerful than what is needed for today’s application. A test is needed to determine their performances. Other than that most of the other hardware being almost similar, the differentiation mainly comes through the user interfaces, that is HTC Sense 3.0 versus TouchWiz 4.0 and the applications integrated to the system.
|HTC Pyramid and Samsung Galaxy S2 – Specifications Compared|
|HTC Pyramid||Samsung Galaxy S2|
|Display Type||QHD (960×540) TFT LCD||WVGA (800 x 480) Super AMOLED plus|
1.2GHz Dual-core Snapdragon CPU and Adreno 220 GPU
1 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU and ARM Mali-400 MP quad core GPU
|Rear Camera||8MP||8 MP|
|Video Capture||[email protected]||[email protected]|
|Operating System||Android 2.3.2||Android 2.3|
|User Interface||HTC Sense 3.0||TouchWiz 4.0|
Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II)
Galaxy S2 is a phone for future packed with next generation technologies. It’s the thinnest phone today, only measuring 8.49 mm. The 4.3 inch LCD display uses super AMOLED plus technology that gives an excellent readability and viewing experience and better power consumption. The display is highly responsive and has a better viewing angle than its predecessor. Galaxy S2 offers high speed performance with Samsung Dual core application processor that was built with Quad GPU and supports 3200Mpix/s.
Galaxy S2 features a 8 megapixels camera with LED flash, touch focus and [email protected] HD video recording capability, 2 megapixels front facing camera for video calling, 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory expandable with microSD card, Bluetooth 3.0 support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI out, All Share DLNA, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, mobile hotspot capability and runs Android’s latest OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with its own personalized TouchWiz UX (TouchWiz 4.0). TouchWiz UX has a magazine style layout that selects the contents used most and displays on the homescreen. The live contents can be personalized. The web browsing also improved to optimize Android 2.3 fully and users get a seamless browsing experience with Adobe Flash Player 10.2.
The additonal applications include Kies 2.0, Kies Air, AllShare, Voice Recognition & Voice Translation, NFC (Near Field Communication) and the native Social, Music and Games hub from Samsung. Game hub offers 12 social network games and 13 premium games including Gameloft’s Let Golf 2 and Real Football 2011.
Samsung in addtion to providing entertainment has more to offer the businesses. The entreprise solutions include Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, On Device Encryption, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, MDM (Mobile Device Management) and Cisco WebEx.