HTC Desire Apple iPhone

HTC Desire vs Apple iPhone

HTC Desire

Reasons to consider the Desire

3.5G, Google Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
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 OLED screen AMOLED vs LCD The Desire has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Multi-touch Suports multi-touch Yes vs No Use intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Has an assisted GPS Assisted GPS vs GPS Assisted GPS can pinpoint your location much faster
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Processor Faster processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1000 MHz vs 412 MHz, 412 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 2.5x faster)
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 2.1 vs 1.2 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 251 PPI vs 164 PPI More than 50% crisper display of text, images and video
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 2 MP Take photos with 2.5x more detail for larger prints
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (7.2 mbps) vs EDGE (0.384 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 19x faster)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 800x480 vs 480x320 2.5x higher resolution screen
Standby time More standby time 14.2 days vs 10.4 days Around 40% more standby time, less frequent charging
Apple iPhone

Reasons to consider the iPhone

2.5G, Apple iOS 3.0
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)
Internal storage More internal storage 8 GB vs 512 MB 16x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Thickness Thin
12 mm
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

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
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
Desire5 MP
iPhone2 MP


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