Samsung Galaxy S Duos vs HTC Desire V: This is a comparison between two mid-range dual sim smartphones. Galaxy S Duos is the only smartphone available in market with some cool features. It runs on Android 4.0. Soon it will be upgraded to v4.1.1 JellyBean. Rest of the Samsung handsets with dual sim support are available in lesser price segment with considerably poor specs. That’s the main reason Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is coming in market to make the best out of the keen competition out there in dual sim segment.
However, in 15-20k segment HTC has is one of the best choices for you especially when you are passionate about music. Beats Audio Amplified Desire V comes with standard specs. Nothing fancy is there apart from the Beats Audio Sound Enhancement. That may be the reason people do not often tend to buy a dual sim smartphone by paying 16k when it’s running ICS OS, single core processor, 512 MB RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos vs HTC Desire V at a Glance
|Samsung Galaxy S Duos||HTC Desire V||winner|
|Operating System||Android 4.0.4 ICS, planned upgrade to v4.1.1 JellyBean||Android 4.0.4 ICS||S Duos|
|Performance||Single Core Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon, (1 GHz Cortex A5 CPU + Aderno 200 GPU), 768 MB RAM||Single Core Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon, (1 GHz Cortex A5 CPU + Aderno 200 GPU), 512 MB RAM||S Duos|
|Display||4 inch TFT LCD, 480×800 pixels resolution, 233 ppi, 16M colors||4 inch TFT LCD, 480×800 pixels resolution, 233 ppi, HTC Sense 4.0 UI, 16M colors||Desire V|
|Storage||4 GB, micro SD card support 32 GB||4 GB, micro SD card support 32 GB||Tied|
|Camera||5 MP rear, LED flash, auto focus, VGA video recording at 30 fps||5 MP rear, LED flash, auto focus, WVGA 480×800 pixels at 21 fps||Desire V|
|Secondary Camera||VGA||No||S Duos|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-Fi, micro USB 2.0||Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-Fi, micro USB 2.0||Tied|
|Speed||GPRS/EDGE Class, 3G speed 7.2 Mbps HSDPA||GPRS/EDGE Class, 3G speed 7.2 Mbps HSDPA||Tied|
|Battery||1500 mAh||1650 mAh||Desire V|
|Dimension||121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm||118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm||Desire V|
|Weight||120 gm||114 gm||Desire V|
|SIM Card||Dual Smart, 3G support in SIM 1, SIM 2||Dual Standby, 3G support in SIM 1 only||Galaxy S Duos|
|Sound Enhancement||No additional enhancement||Beats Audio Amplified||Desire V|
Samsung Galaxy S Duos or HTC Desire V
You can use both these smartphones are running same Qualcomm processor that is outdated at this moment. Now even a low-cost handset from Micromax or Karbonn equips dual core processor in almost half of the price. In contrast to HTC Desire V, Galaxy S Duos promises better performance just because RAM is 768 MB. More RAM means better performance. On the other hand, music lovers would appreciate Beats Audio Amplified Desire V over Samsung Galaxy S Duos.
Rounding all parameters, Galaxy S Advance is better choice over HTC Desire V although the later one slim, slightly light-weight. Front camera is missing in Desire V which is one of the major drawbacks of the handset. Another disappointment for Desire V lovers you can use HSDPA in SIM 1 only. SIM 2 supports GSM network only. But in Galaxy S Duos both SIM support HSDPA network.
Currently Flipkart is offering a combo offer where you get a Samsung BHM1100NBEGINU In-the-ear Headset without Charger bundled with S Duos at Rs. 16,999 while HTC Desire V alone costs Rs. 16, 190. So, Samsung Galaxy S Duos vs HTC Desire V comparison yields result in favor of the South Koreans.