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Apple iPhone 5 vs HTC Desire

Top 50 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5

Compared to HTC Desire

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A bit more battery power
1440 mAh
vs
1400 mAh
2.86% more battery power
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Measurably faster CPU clock speed
2 x 1.3 GHz
vs
1 x 1 GHz
2.60x faster CPU clock speed
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Amply higher pixel density
326 ppi
vs
252 ppi
29.37% higher pixel density
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Reasonably more RAM memory
1 GB
vs
0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
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Marginally bigger screen size
4 "
vs
3.7 "
8.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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Appreciably higher resolution
1136x640 px
vs
800x480 px
1.89x higher resolution
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Considerably more megapixels (photo)
8 MP
vs
5 MP
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
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Every pixel has three subpixels
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.
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Direct updates by OS vendor
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.
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Significantly faster downloads
100 MBits/s
vs
7.2 MBits/s
13.89x faster downloads
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Lighter
112 g
vs
135 g
23 g lighter
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Explicitly thinner
7.6 mm
vs
11.9 mm
4.30 mm thinner
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300
Has a dedicated camera button
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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Notably better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
vs
720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
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Has an IPS screen
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.
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Has a BSI sensor
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.
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Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Newer Bluetooth version
4
vs
2.1
Newer Bluetooth version
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Noticeably more microphone(s)
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
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Noticeably faster uploads
50 MBits/s
vs
2 MBits/s
25x faster uploads
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Vastly smaller semiconductor size
32 nm
vs
65 nm
33 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
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Has a video light
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
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Has a CMOS sensor
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.
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Has a serial shot mode
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
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Has manual ISO
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
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Has a built-in HDR mode
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
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iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 8 Reasons for iOS 7.0
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Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Yes
vs
No
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Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
Yes
vs
No
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Has a child lock
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
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You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Yes
vs
No
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Has turn by turn directions
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
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You can take a screenshot of your phone's screen
Yes
vs
No
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Supports video chat
Yes
vs
No
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Supports slow motion video recording
Yes
vs
No
Apple A6
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A6
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Has integrated graphics
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
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Has dynamic frequency scaling
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
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Has NX bit
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
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40
Has TrustZone
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).
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39
Has out-of-order execution
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.
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Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

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

Yes
vs
No

Top 14 Reasons for the

HTC Desire

Compared to Apple iPhone 5

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Has an external memory slot
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.
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Has branded damage resistant glass
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.
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Has a removable battery
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
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Can be charged via standard USB cable
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
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Has USB mass storage support
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
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Has a radio
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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Vastly lower SAR for body (USA)
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.
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Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
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A little shorter
119 mm
vs
123.8 mm
4.80 mm shorter
Android 2.2.3 Froyo (API level 8)
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Android 2.2.3 Froyo (API level 8)
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Supports widgets
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.
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Is free and open source
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.
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Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Yes
vs
No
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Supports Java
Yes
vs
No
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Sharing menu
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android

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

Yes
vs
No

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