Samsung Galaxy Ace HTC Desire

Samsung Galaxy Ace vs HTC Desire

Samsung Galaxy Ace

Reasons to consider the Galaxy Ace

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Standby time More standby time 26.7 days vs 14.2 days Around 90% more standby time, less frequent charging
Weight Lighter 113 g vs 135 g Around 20% lighter
Talk time Slightly more talk time 11.2 hours vs 6.7 hours Around 70% more talk time per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 60×112×12 mm vs 60×119×12 mm Around 10% smaller
HTC Desire

Reasons to consider the Desire

3.5G, Google Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 251 PPI vs 164 PPI More than 50% crisper display of text, images and video
Processor Faster processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1000 MHz vs Unknown, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 30% faster)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 800x480 vs 480x320 2.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 800 x 480 vs 320 x 240 @ 20fps Shoots higher resolution video


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
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)
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
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
Movie format Poor movies
Galaxy Ace320 x 240 @ 20fps
Desire800 x 480

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

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

Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Galaxy Ace158 MB
Desire512 MB
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Galaxy Ace480x320
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
5 MP


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Which phone do you like, and why?

Showing 6 comments

Pixigirlfreya (5:51 PM, July 19, 2011)
this is for desire, NOT desire s as some people think! Different phone
Avatar for balendra68 balendra68 (11:22 AM, June 13, 2011)
the comparison is with last years model
Avatar for balendra68 balendra68 (11:22 AM, June 13, 2011)
The comparison is with last years model " Desire" not with the newer "Desire S", which is vastly superior than Samsung "ace"
Avatar for jaiconruedas jaiconruedas (8:51 AM, May 26, 2011)
im a galaxy ace owner..so far,, this is my first android and it incredibly functional but lack of style (UI),, i will go for function than style, then im planning to buy desire s,, however after seeing this comparison, i felt like desire s is not worth for upgrade IMO..
Aj Valentine (2:38 AM, April 17, 2011)
The desire is more expensive, it is still nearly twice the price of the ace even though its a much older phone (although the desire is a premium handset and the ace is mid level)
:) (6:47 AM, April 16, 2011)
which one is more expensive?