24points

Blackphone 2

18points

HTC Desire S

Comparison winner
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S
vs
vs

68 facts in comparison

Blackphone 2 vs HTC Desire S

Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

Why is Blackphone 2 better than HTC Desire S?

  • 3.7mm thinner
    7.9mmvs11.6mm
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an IPS screen
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has a BSI sensor
  • 17nm smaller semiconductor size
    28nmvs45nm
  • Supports 64-bit
  • Has a gyroscope

Why is HTC Desire S better than Blackphone 2?

  • Has a removable battery
  • Has a radio
  • Is DLNA certified
  • 16.6mm narrower
    59.8mmvs76.4mm
  • 37.4mm shorter
    115mmvs152.4mm
  • Is free and open source
  • Allows app installs on the device's external storage
  • Supports Java

Videos

Powered by

Top specs and features

relevant

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

2.thickness

7.9mm

11.6mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

3.width

76.4mm

59.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

4.height

152.4mm

115mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

5.volume

91.98cm³

79.77cm³

Best

Palm Phone

36.17cm³

6.has a QWERTY keyboard
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

For example

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact

relevant

Display

1.resolution

1080 x 1920px

480 x 800px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.has branded damage resistant glass
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

3.screen size

5.5"

3.7"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

4.every pixel has three subpixels
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

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.

5.has an IPS screen
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

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.

6.has a touch screen
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

relevant

Performance

1.RAM

3GB

0.7GB

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars

10GB

2.CPU speed

8 x 2GHz

1 x 1GHz

Best

Meizu Pro 7 Plus 64GB

10 x 2.6GHz

3.has an external memory slot
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

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.

4.semiconductor size

28nm

45nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7nm

5.Supports 64-bit
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

relevant

Cameras

1.megapixels

13MP

5MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

720 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

3.front camera megapixels

5MP

0.3MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

4.has a flash
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

5.has a front camera
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

6. more flash LEDs

1

1

Multi-LED camera flashes use LED lights which have different color temperatures (warm light and cool light), improving the color balance based on the conditions in which the photos are taken.

Best

Meizu 15 Lite

6

relevant

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

5.has dedicated media keys
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

relevant

Battery

1.battery power

3060mAh

1450mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.wireless charging
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

3.has a removable battery
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a battery level indicator
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.has a rechargeable battery
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

relevant

Features

1.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S
2.Supports Java
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S
3.Is free and open source
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

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.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

5.has GPS
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

6.Supports widgets
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

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.

relevant

Miscellaneous

1.supports AVCHD format
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

For example

Coolpad Quattro 4G

2.Is a system camera
Blackphone 2
HTC Desire S

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

For example

Coolpad Quattro 4G

Top 10 smartphones

Add to comparison
    This page is currently only available in English.