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Apple iPhone 5 vs HTC Desire

Top 52 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5

Compared to HTC Desire

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2601
Slightly more battery power
Comment
1440 mAh
vs
1400 mAh
2.86% more battery power
anonymous
2038
Notably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
2 x 1.3 GHz
vs
1 x 1 GHz
2.60x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1714
Amply higher pixel density
Comment
326 ppi
vs
252 ppi
29.37% higher pixel density
anonymous
1352
Slightly bigger screen size
Comment
4 "
vs
3.7 "
8.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1344
Much more RAM memory
Comment
1 GB
vs
0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1243
Sizably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
8 MP
vs
5 MP
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
1210
Appreciably higher resolution
Comment
1136x640 px
vs
800x480 px
1.89x higher resolution
anonymous
742
Every pixel has three subpixels
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
594
Lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
135 g
23 g lighter
anonymous
537
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
517
Clearly thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
11.9 mm
4.30 mm thinner
anonymous
516
Considerably faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
7.2 MBits/s
13.89x faster downloads
anonymous
414
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
383
Significantly better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 30 fps
vs
720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
368
Has an IPS screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
227
Has a BSI sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
anonymous
200
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
197
Appreciably more microphone(s)
Comment
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
188
Newer Bluetooth version
Comment
4
vs
2.1
Newer Bluetooth version
anonymous
179
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
171
Considerably smaller semiconductor size
Comment
32 nm
vs
65 nm
33 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
171
Distinctly faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
2 MBits/s
25x faster uploads
anonymous
162
Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
anonymous
140
Has a serial shot mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
anonymous
138
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
123
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
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Apple A6
Yes
vs
No
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anonymous
95
Has integrated graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
anonymous
81
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Apple Swift
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Apple Swift
anonymous
61
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
61
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
59
Has TrustZone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
anonymous
58
Has out-of-order execution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 8 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
242
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
110
Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
97
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
72
You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
67
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
42
You can take a screenshot of your phone's screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
32
Supports video chat
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
21
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Apple iPhone 5 is better than HTC Desire because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 13 Reasons for the

HTC Desire

Compared to Apple iPhone 5

anonymous
988
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
787
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
674
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
531
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
504
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
416
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
115
Notably lower SAR for body (USA)
Comment
0.69 W/kg
vs
1.18 W/kg
0.49 W/kg lower SAR for body (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at hip level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
anonymous
84
Plays Adobe Flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
14
Slightly shorter
Comment
119 mm
vs
123.8 mm
4.80 mm shorter
Android 2.2.3 Froyo (API level 8)
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Android 2.2.3 Froyo (API level 8)
anonymous
331
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
anonymous
194
Is free and open source
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
anonymous
173
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
170
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No

HTC Desire is better than Apple iPhone 5 because...

Yes
vs
No

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