Released last month, are two phones from two different leading companies both of which have dual SIM feature. The phones are the Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 and the HTC Desire V. With dual SIM being increasingly popular, leading companies are releasing such phones with an array of amazing features. So, in today’s article, we are pitting the phones against each other and finding which has better chance of succeeding.
Ergonomics & Design:
The Ace Duos measures 112.7 mm lengthwise, 61.5 mm breadthwise and 11.5 mm in thickness. It weighs 122 g. The Desire V measures 118.5 mm in length, 62.3 mm in breadth and 9.3 mm in thickness and weighs 114 g. The Ace Duos has a 3.5 inch TFT capacitive screen with a resolution of 320 * 480 pixels and a pixel density of 165 ppi. The Desire V has a capacitive touchscreen of 4 inch and a resolution of 480 * 800 pixels and 233 ppi. The Ace Duos is powered by TouchWiz UX UI while the Desire V is equipped with HTC Sense UI v4.0.
The phones run on an Android platform, but the versions are different. The Ace Duos runs on Gingerbread while the Desire V is equipped with Ice Cream Sandwich. The Ace Duos is powered by an 832 MHz processor while the Desire V is backed by a Cortex A5 CPU clocked at 1 GHz and packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.
The Ace Duos has 3 GB of internal memory with 512 MB storage. It has a micro SD slot that can house up to 32 GB. The Desire V has 4 GB storage space that comes with 512 MB RAM. It too allows a micro SD slot that can hold 32 GB memory cards.
The phones have 5 MP shooters in the rear with features of geo tagging, auto focus. The Desire V camera is superior with LED flash. Video capturing is possible with both phones. None of the phones have secondary cameras.
The phones have dual SIM feature (with dual stand by). The phones support GSM frequency bands in 2G connectivity. 3G network is provided by HSDPA. HSDPA speed is 7.2 Mbps. GPRS and EDGE features are available on both phones. WLAN is enabled by Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc. Local area connection is brought by micro USB and Bluetooth.
The Ace Duos has a Li-Ion battery rated at 1300 mAh. The Desire V is backed by a Li-Ion battery with a power rating of 1650 mAh.
The Desire V costs around $400. The Galaxy Ace Duos is priced around $220.
The HTC Desire V is rated as a better phone. With an upgraded OS, faster CPU, bigger screen, better screen resolution, slim physique, better camera specs, more storage capacity, etc. the Desire V is definitely a superior phone. But given the price, the Galaxy Ace Duos isn’t too bad either. At nearly half the price than the Desire V’s price, the Galaxy Ace Duos gives some decent features too.