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HTC Desire S vs Apple iPhone 4: Smartphone showdown
- — 23 February, 2011 11:20
HTC's Desire S is the successor to the original Desire, which is currently sold exclusively through Telstra in Australia.
The HTC Desire, along with the Samsung Galaxy S, is one of the most popular Android smartphones on the market in Australia. HTC has just lifted the lid on its hotly anticipated next-generation Desire, called the Desire S. Does it have what it takes to compete with the Apple iPhone 4?
The HTC Desire S has a 3.7in SLCD display with a resolution of 480x800, a 5-megapixel rear camera that doubles as a 720p HD video recorder, a 1.3-megapixel front camera for video calls, and an aluminium "unibody" design that HTC claims makes it stronger than the original Desire.
With this in mind, how does the HTC Desire S stack up against the iPhone 4 when it comes to specifications?
HTC Desire S vs iPhone 4: Specifications
|Feature||Apple iPhone 4||HTC Desire S||Verdict?|
|Operating system (OS)||Apple iOS||Google Android 2.4 (Gingerbread)||Draw|
|Display size||3.5in||3.7in||Desire S|
|Display technology||Capacitive retina IPS||SLCD||iPhone 4|
|Display resolution||640x960 pixels||480x800 pixels||iPhone 4|
|Camera||5 megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging||5 megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging, image stabilisation||Draw|
|FM radio||No||Yes||Desire S|
|Internal memory||16GB or 32GB||1.1GB||iPhone 4|
|Expandable memory||No||microSD card slot||Desire S|
|Dimensions||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm||115 x 59.8 x 11.6mm||iPhone 4|
|Application store||Apple App Store||Google Android Market||iPhone 4|
|Processor||Apple A4||Qualcomm Snapdragon (1GHz)||Draw|
|3G networks||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100||HSDPA 900/1900/2100||iPhone 4|
|Bluetooth||2.1 with A2DP||2.1 with A2DP||Draw|
|NFC (Near Field Communication)||No||No||Draw|
|Quoted talk time||Up to 7 hours||Up to 7 hours 10 minutes||Desire S|
|Quoted standby time||Up to 300 hours||Up to 455 hours||Desire S|
|Adobe Flash support||No||Yes||Desire S|