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HTC Desire 500 Samsung Galaxy S II

HTC Desire 500 vs Samsung Galaxy S II

HTC Desire 500

Reasons to consider the Desire 500

3.5G, Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Bluetooth Significantly newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Standby time More standby time 18.1 days vs 7 days More than 2.5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Talk time Slightly more talk time 12.1 hours vs 8.6 hours More than 40% more talk time per battery charge
Samsung Galaxy S II

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S II

3.5G, Android-2.3.4
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED Plus vs TFT LCD The S II has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 16 GB vs 4 GB 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Size Smaller 66x125x8 mm vs 131x66x9 mm Around 20% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 8 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 116 g vs 123 g Around 10% lighter

Competitors

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture extremely high resolution images
8 MP
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Desire 500:4.0
S II:3.0
Thickness Thin
Desire 500:10 mm
S II:8 mm
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen resolution High resolution screens
800x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
Screen size Large screens
4.3"
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
Unknown, 1200 MHz
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
216 PPI
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
FM Radio Both have built in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard

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