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

Dual SIM phones are getting a lot of buyers these days. Samsung recently unveiled a dual SIM phone having a remarkable set of features – the Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562. Though it hasn’t released yet, it is expected to be tough competition for all other phones in the category. HTC recently released a topnotch dual SIM phone in the market – the HTC Desire V. So can the Galaxy S Duos take down HTC’s dual SIM phone? In today’s article, we are comparing the two devices and finding out which has better chance to succeed.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos vs. HTC Desire V

Ergonomics:

The Galaxy S Duos measures 121.5 mm lengthwise, 63.1 mm breadthwise and 10.5 mm in thickness. The phone weighs 120 g. The Desire V on the other hand measures 118.5 mm in length, 62.3 mm in breadth and 9.3 mm in thickness and weighs 114 g. The phones have TFT capacitive touchscreens with a size of 4 inch and resolution of 480 * 800 pixels. The phones support multi touch feature.

Operating System:

The Galaxy S Duos and the Desire V run on Android operating system and the version is Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0). They are driven by Cortex A5 processors clocked at 1 GHz and packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The graphics is enabled via Adreno 200.

Memory:

The phones have internal memory of 4 GB which is available with 512 MB RAM. The phones have micro SD slots that can house up to 32 GB of extra memory.

Camera:

The phones sport 5 MP primary cameras with features as auto focus, geo tagging and LED flash. Video capturing is enabled in both phone cameras. In case of the Galaxy S Duos it is a VGA running at a frame rate of 30 fps. The Desire V doesn’t have a secondary camera while the Galaxy S Duos features a VGA as its front shooter.

Connectivity:

Both the Galaxy S Duos and the Desire V are dual SIM phones operating GSM and HSDPA frequency bands for 2G and 3G networks. The phones have GPRS and EDGE features. However, these features are available in only one of the SIMs of the Desire V. WLAN is enabled by Wi-Fi 802.11 and Wi-Fi hotspot facility. Bluetooth and micro USB v2.0 comprise local area connection.

Battery Life:

The Galaxy S Duos has a Li-Ion battery rated at 1500 mAh while the Desire V’s battery has a power rating of 1650 mAh.

Price:

There is no word on price regarding the Galaxy S Duos. The Desire V is however priced around $400.

Wrap Up:

These dual SIM phones have excellent features – sufficient memory, efficient processor, fairly good screen and commendable camera specs. Between the two, there isn’t much to choose from. The price of the Galaxy S Duos is not known, so not much conclusion can be drawn. Moreover, most of the features of the two phones are found to be similar. The Galaxy S Duos hasn’t released yet so we will know more when it hits the market.

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