Apple iPhone 4S HTC Explorer

Apple iPhone 4S vs HTC Explorer

Apple iPhone 4S

Reasons to consider the iPhone 4S

3.5G, Apple iOS 5.0
Internal storage Much more internal storage 64 GB vs 90 MB More than 728x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 329 PPI vs 179 PPI More than 80% crisper display of text, images and video
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with more than 2.5x more detail for larger prints
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 23fps Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 960x640 vs 480x320 4x higher resolution screen
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 13 mm Around 30% thinner
Network Faster max data speeds HSPA+ (14.4 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (2x faster)
Processor Faster processor Apple A5, 800 MHz vs 600 MHz, 600 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 30% faster)
Talk time More talk time 14 hours vs 7.7 hours More than 80% more talk time per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 59×115×9 mm vs 57×103×13 mm Around 20% smaller
Screen size Slightly larger screen 3.5"" vs 3.2"" Around 20% larger screen
HTC Explorer

Reasons to consider the Explorer

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Standby time More standby time 19.1 days vs 8.3 days Around 2.5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Weight Lighter 108 g vs 140 g More than 20% lighter


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
iPhone 4S4.0
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Processor Less powerful processors than average, less snapiness and responsiveness
iPhone 4SApple A5, 800 MHz
Explorer600 MHz, 600 MHz

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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