HTC has officially announced the Desire C, an affordable smartphone based on Android version 4.0. It is expected to be available soon. The HTC Desire C heralds competition for other similarly priced smartphones running Android. In today’s article we compare the Taiwanese product with a similar smartphone from the Korean Giant – the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus.
The Desire C measures 107.2 mm lengthwise, 60.6 mm breadthwise and 12.3 mm in thickness. It weighs around 100 g. The Ace Plus on the other hand is 11.2 mm thick and has footprint dimensions – 114.5 mm * 62.5 mm. The phones sport capacitive displays of sizes 3.5 inch and 3.65 inch in case of the Desire C and the Ace Plus respectively. The Ace Plus’s screen type is TFT LCD while the same of the Desire C is unknown. The screens have a resolution of 320 * 480 pixels. The Desire C has HTC Sense UI version 4.0 whereas the Ace Plus is equipped with TouchWiz UI.
The phones run on the operating system from Google, Android. The Desire C is equipped with the latest version, Ice Cream Sandwich, v4.0. The Ace Plus however has the earlier Gingerbread, v2.3. The Ace Plus does not even have the feature to upgrade the OS. The Desire C is powered by a 600 MHz CPU with a Qualcomm Snapdragon. The Ace Plus has the same chipset and its processor clocks at 1 GHz. The Ace Plus has an average speed processor but the Desire C is slower than most processors.
The Desire C has 4 GB storage and 512 MB RAM. The Ace Plus possesses 3 GB internal memory and 512 MB RAM. The amount of RAM is enough for running apps and their internal storage is just average. Both phones have micro SD card slots that can house up to 32 GB.
The phones have 5 MP primary cameras with auto focus and geo tagging. The Ace Plus camera has LED flash unlike the Desire C. Video capturing specifications are not available in the Desire C. The Ace Plus has VGA at a frame rate of 30 fps. The phones do not have secondary cameras.
The phones have GSM and HSDPA frequency bands for 2G and 3G networks respectively. They have EDGE and GPRS features. The HSDPA speed is 7.2 Mbps. WLAN is enabled via Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi Hotspot, etc. The Ace Plus also has DLNA sharing feature. NFC is optional in the Desire C. Bluetooth and micro USB v2.0 enable local area connection.
The Desire C has a standard battery of Li-Ion rated at 1230 mAh. The Ace Plus is fuelled by a Li-Ion battery with a power rating of 1300 mAh.
The Galaxy Ace Plus is available at $ 280. The price of the Desire C is priced at $ 270.
The Galaxy Ace Plus is the clear winner. The Ace Plus has superior specifications, features and facilities that make it a better phone than the Desire C.