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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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2472
Modestly more battery power
Comment
1440 mAh
vs
1400 mAh
2.86% more battery power
anonymous
1921
Clearly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
2 x 1.3 GHz
vs
1 x 1 GHz
2.60x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1612
Reasonably higher pixel density
Comment
326 ppi
vs
252 ppi
29.37% higher pixel density
anonymous
1293
Amply more RAM memory
Comment
1 GB
vs
0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1262
A bit 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
1174
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
8 MP
vs
5 MP
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
1139
Notably higher resolution
Comment
1136x640 px
vs
800x480 px
1.89x higher resolution
anonymous
694
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
529
Lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
135 g
23 g lighter
anonymous
525
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
500
Significantly faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
7.2 MBits/s
13.89x faster downloads
anonymous
468
Notably thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
11.9 mm
4.30 mm thinner
anonymous
380
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
374
Significantly better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 30 fps
vs
720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
334
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
215
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
189
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
185
Noticeably 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
182
Newer Bluetooth version
Comment
4
vs
2.1
Newer Bluetooth version
anonymous
169
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
166
Appreciably 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
164
Notably faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
2 MBits/s
25x faster uploads
anonymous
158
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
132
Has a serial shot mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
anonymous
128
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
118
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
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A6
anonymous
86
Has integrated graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
anonymous
74
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
55
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
55
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
54
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
52
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
230
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
93
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
71
You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
63
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
41
You can take a screenshot of your phone's screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
31
Supports video chat
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
19
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
924
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
746
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
628
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
501
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
463
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
387
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
113
Significantly 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
80
Plays Adobe Flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
-39
A tad 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
326
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
169
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
150
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
144
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No

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

Yes
vs
No

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