Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S Advance vs. HTC Desire V

Samsung and HTC are well known companies that have been filling the market with hordes of smartphones. This time the competition is between the Samsung Galaxy S Advance (following the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy S) and the HTC Desire V, a dual SIM phone. Here, is a comparison between the two.

Ergonomics & Design:

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance measures 123.2 mm lengthwise, 63 mm breadthwise and 9.7 mm in thickness. It weighs around 120 g. The Desire V on the other hand measures 118.5 mm lengthwise, 62.3 mm breadthwise and 9.3 mm in thickness. It weighs 114 g. Like the original Samsung Galaxy S handset, the Galaxy S Advance is a well-constructed (largely plastic) smartphone with the compact rounded edged finish. The Galaxy S Advance sports a Super AMOLED touchscreen of 4 inches and resolution of 480 * 800 pixels. The Desire V on the other hand has a capacitive touchscreen of 4 inches and same resolution as the Galaxy S Advance. The Samsung phone screen is protected by Gorilla Glass.

Operating System:

The phones are based on Android platform. The version in the Galaxy S Advance is v2.3 (Gingerbread) and that in the Desire V is v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The Galaxy S Advance is backed by a dual core processor clocked at 1 GHz. The Desire V on the other hand, runs on a 1 GHz processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.

Memory:

The Galaxy S Advance has two models – 8 GB and 16 GB internal storage each available with 768 MB RAM and 2 GB ROM. The Desire V on the other hand has 4 GB storage and 512 MB RAM. The phones have micro SD slots up to 32 GB.

Camera:

Both the phones have 5 MP shooters in the rear with LED flash, geo tagging, etc. Video recording is available in both phones and at 720p in case of the Galaxy S Advance. The Galaxy S Advance possesses a secondary camera of 1.3 MP. The Desire V doesn’t have a front camera.

Connectivity:

The Desire V is a dual SIM phone. 3G connection is enabled by HSDPA. GPRS and EDGE features are available in both phones. HSDPA speed in the Galaxy S Advance is 14.4 Mbps. Wireless network is available via Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi hotspot facility, etc. Bluetooth boosts local area connection. NFC is optional in case of the Galaxy S Advance. Both phones have USB connection via micro USB v2.0.

Battery Life:

The Galaxy S Advance has a Li-Ion battery rated at 1500 mAh. The Desire V has a Li-Ion battery rated at 1650 mAh.

Price:

The Galaxy S Advance is priced around $420 while the Desire V is available around $400.

Wrap Up:

The HTC Desire V has many features such as dual SIM, nice design, slimness, updated version of Android, etc. However, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance offers better memory, better processor, better camera specs, etc. It does its job well as a mid-market handset capable of living up to the former high-end phones. The Galaxy S Advance sets itself apart on the hardware front more than on the software side of things. If you aren’t too keen on a really good dual SIM smartphone, go for the Samsung Galaxy S Advance.

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