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January 25, 2011

iPhone 4 vs HTC Desire HD Comparison Chart

I am not a mobile review writer by the way. But on 2 of my blog reader's request I am going to write a specification comparison of HTC Desire HD and iPhone 4. As I wrote a comparison post for HTC HD2 and HTC Desire few months ago on my other blog, a lot of people asking me to review latest smartphones. So here it is.

Apple is a famous legendray brand specially in Europe, Candada and USA. It has thousands of users, But what I feel is every apple products got a lot of short comings that they fix in their every new release.

HTC is a leader in Mobile Phone/ Smart Phone manufacturing. I didn't use too many HTC models but still I feel it is lot batter than other brands like Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and even Apple. HTC Smartphones are not cheaper, they are highly expensive and considerd to be a product for VIP only.

HTC Desire HD
 iPhone 4

In last few months HTC has released few cheeper devices as well like, HTC Viva, HTC Tattoo and HTC Wildfire. Currently in Saudi Arabia these phones are available at the price range of Nokia E72, Nokia N97 and Samsung Wave.
HTC Viva is feature poor smartphone while Tattoo and Wildfire are quite acceptable. Let us get back to the topic and the comparison is below. Please stay tuned and help me completing this review (in the form of comments).

I will describe comparison points below.

Comparison iPhone 4 HTC Desire HD
Network Both iPhone 4 and Desire HD share same Network frequencies for 2G networks
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900But for 3G Network iPhone support a little more
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Released Date iPhone 4 was released a little earlier in June 2009 HTC Desire HD released in October 2010. About 16 months later.
Dimension iPhone 4 is slim and compact having less size in Width, Height and Thickness.
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Because of a huge 4.3 inch screen HTC Desire HD has to be bigger
123 x 68 x 11.8 mm
Weight iPhone 4 is about 137g in weight, so it doesn't fit in heavy phones or light-weight phones. HTC Desire weighs 164g. It is heavy. My personal opinion is a phone should be less than 130g
Operating System iOS 4. No body know much about that. Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)Android is the future of Mobile OS
Browser Both HTC Desire HD and iPhone have HTML Browsers.
CPU 1 GHz Apple A4 processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 1 GHz processor
GPS iPhone 4 and Desire HD both have GPS with A-GPS Support
Display LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches.
- Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Three-axis gyro sensor
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches.
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- HTC Sense UI
- Multi-touch input method
Headphone jack Both Smartphones have 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory 16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 1.5 GB; 768 MB RAM
Expansion Slot iPhone 4 has no expension slot microSD, up to 32GB supported
Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Class 10, 236.8 kbps
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
v2.1 with A2DP
Class 32
Class 32
HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
v2.1 with A2DP
Camera Features 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Touch focus, geo-tagging
Video recording 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging. There is a secondry camera too.
8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus,
dual-LED flash.Geo-tagging, face detection. Video recording 720p. There is no secondary camera.
Battery Li-Po 1420mAh Battery

Up to 300 h (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)
Talk time
Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
Li-Ion 1230 mAh Battery

Up to 490 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
Talk time
Up to 9 h 15 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G)
Additional Features - MicroSIM card support only
- Scratch-resistant glass back panel
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Digital compass
- Google Maps
- Audio/video player and editor
- Voice command/dial
- TV-out
- Digital compass
- Dedicated search key
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263 /H.264/WMV9/player
- Facebook, Twitter applications
- Adobe Flash 10.1
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input

iPhone 4 Disadvantages

  • No Flash support in the web browser
  • No true multitasking for all applications
  • iOS4 for iPhone 3G has limited new feature set
  • Poor performance on iPhone 3G
  • No quick toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or 3G
  • No social networking integration
  • No info widgets on lockscreen or homescreen
  • SMS tones are still not customizable
  • No mass mark emails as read
  • No proper file browser or access to the file system
  • No USB mass storage mode
  • No vibration feedback when touching the screen
  • No Bluetooth file transfers to other mobile phones
  • Contacts lack a swipe-to-delete or mass delete feature
  • No SMS/MMS delivery notifications
  • No smart dialing
  • No DivX or XviD video support and no official third-party application to play that
  • The whole iPhone is too dependent on iTunes - you cannot add the same type of content (video, photos, apps) to the phone from two computers, a regular file management interface would have been much better

iPhone 4 Plus points

  • Homescreen wallpapers
  • Folder organization of the homescreen icons
  • Multitasking and fast app switching
  • Google/Wikipedia search in Spotlight
  • Bluetooth keyboard pairing support
  • SMS character counter
  • SMS search
  • Email threading
  • Unified Email inbox
  • Email archiving is now available when you setup Gmail
  • Spell checker
  • iPod music player can now create, edit and delete playlists
  • 5x digital zoom in still camera
  • Touch-focus in video capture
  • Keyboard layouts span over QWERTY, QWERTZ, and AZERTY
  • Minor icon design facelifts
  • Video call support (only in iPhone 4 and only over Wi-Fi)
  • iBooks e-book and PDF reader

HTC Desire HD Disadvantages

  • LCD isn’t quite as impressive as Retina or Super AMOLED (lower contrast, more reflective)
  • No dedicated camera key and no lens cover
  • No front facing camera
  • Quite heavy at 164 g (not that we mind)
  • The two lids at the rear have questionable aesthetics and usability
  • Disappointing audio reproduction quality

HTC Desire HD Plus points

  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Android OS v2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense UI
  • Unibody design
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8255 1 GHz processor
  • 768 MB RAM and 1.5 GB ROM
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging
  • 720p video recording @ 25fps
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • microSD slot up to 32GB (8GB card included)
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • Smart dialing, voice dialing
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
  • HTC Locations app
  • HTCSense.com integration
  • Ultra-fast boot times (if you don’t remove battery)
Thanks to GSMArena

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