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Apple iPhone 5 vs HTC Desire
Top 52 Reasons for the
Apple iPhone 5
Compared to HTC Desire
A tad more battery power
2.86% more battery power
Noticeably faster CPU clock speed
2 x 1.3 GHz
1 x 1 GHz
2.60x faster CPU clock speed
Much higher pixel density
29.37% higher pixel density
Marginally bigger screen size
8.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Much more RAM memory
0.50 GB more RAM memory
Measurably more megapixels (photo)
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
Distinctly higher resolution
1.89x higher resolution
Every pixel has three subpixels.
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.
23 g lighter
4.30 mm thinner
Direct updates by OS vendor
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
Sizably faster downloads
13.89x faster downloads
Vastly better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
Has an IPS screen
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.
Has a BSI sensor
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.
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Notably more microphone(s)
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Newer Bluetooth version
Newer Bluetooth version
Has a video light
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
Clearly smaller semiconductor size
33 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
A little narrower
1.40 mm narrower
Has a CMOS sensor
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.
Substantially faster uploads
25x faster uploads
Has manual ISO
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
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Apple iPhone 5 is better than HTC Desire because...
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Compared to Apple iPhone 5
Has an external memory slot
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.
Has branded damage resistant glass
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Has a removable battery
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Can be charged via standard USB cable
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
Has USB mass storage support
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
Has a radio
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
4.80 mm shorter
Distinctly lower SAR for body (USA)
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.
Plays Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.