HTC Wildfire S Apple iPhone 3GS

HTC Wildfire S vs Apple iPhone 3GS

HTC Wildfire S

Reasons to consider the Wildfire S

3G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
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
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with around 70% more detail for larger prints
Weight Lighter 105 g vs 135 g More than 20% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 59x101x12 mm vs 62x115x12 mm Around 20% smaller
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 179 PPI vs 164 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Standby time Slightly more standby time 15 days vs 12.5 days 20% more standby time, less frequent charging
Apple iPhone 3GS

Reasons to consider the iPhone 3GS

3.5G, Apple iOS 3.0
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 16 GB vs 512 MB 32x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
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)
Network Slightly faster max data speeds HSDPA (7.2 mbps) vs 1xEV-DO rev. A (3.1 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 2.5x faster)
Talk time Slightly more talk time 12 hours vs 7.1 hours Around 70% more talk time per battery charge
Screen size Slightly larger screen 3.5" vs 3.2" Around 20% larger screen


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Thickness Thin
12 mm
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Wildfire S:Android App Market
iPhone 3GS:iPhone App Store
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Wildfire S:Android App Market
iPhone 3GS:iPhone App Store
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
Wildfire S:Qualcomm, 600 MHz
iPhone 3GS:ARM MHz Cortex-A8, 600 MHz
Movie format Standard resolution video
Wildfire S:480p @ 24fps
iPhone 3GS:480p @ 30fps

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
Wildfire S:179 PPI
iPhone 3GS:164 PPI
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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