If you’re thinking about getting a new phone or are due an upgrade soon, it’s important to consider what you really need from a phone. With so many handsets out there it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. With the smartphone market booming, HTC vs Samsung has been a key battle for smartphone supremacy. Both proved to be very popular with their handset sales so we’ve taken a look at the differences between the top handsets from each manufacturer to help you decide which is best for you.
Design – HTC vs Samsung
Some of the newer Samsung smartphones have been elegantly designed. The Samsung Galaxy S2 for example, is incredibly thin being only 8.49mm thick which gives it that stand-out look. It also has a 4.3 inch display so the touchscreen takes up most of the front of the smartphone and adds to its superior style. Quick fact for you; the Samsung Galaxy S2 is Samsung’s fastest selling smartphone to date.
HTC also have a range of very stylish smartphones. For example the HTC Desire S has a 3.7 inch touchscreen and is just 11.63mm thick, giving it a smart and powerful exterior. A lot of HTC smartphones have similar designed fronts, but vary in size. The HTC Wildfire S has a 3.2 inch touchscreen, which seems very small compared to a 4.3 inch Samsung phone, but the touchscreen is still big enough to enjoy all the features at their best. So it really depends on what kind of look and feel you want from your smartphone, as some may want a larger screen while others prefer the convenience of a more compact handset.
Performance – HTC vs Samsung
Samsung smartphones also boast a high quality user experience and performance. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a very powerful battery that is said to improve talk time and standby. This is great if you’re a heavy user as you won’t have to worry about continuously charging your smartphone or carrying around a portable charger. The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is another phone that has a high quality performance because of its CPU which is very fast and adds to the excellent performance.
If you’re looking for a smartphone mainly for Internet use then the HTC Desire HD is highly recommended. With a breathtaking browsing experience in HD and large 4.3 inch touchscreen, you can see everything in great detail. This is ideal for those who love playing games and watching movies on their handset, as they get a cinematic viewing experience. What’s more you also get Adobe Flash Player support built in, giving you no restrictions on any websites. This is highly desirable for regular Internet users as no websites will be blocked.
Cameras – HTC vs Samsung
I’m sure that most of us like taking photos using our phones, but there’s definitely some more advanced camera features built in to some handsets that are suited to the more snap-happy people out there.
Samsung have a range of smartphones that are great for this purpose. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has an 8.0 megapixel camera which can take photos of the best quality. Other Samsung smartphones that have good cameras include the Samsung Galaxy Ace which has a 5.0 megapixel camera and an LED flash, giving you great photos even in low light settings. These two handsets are definitely recommended for aspiring photographers out there.
The HTC Desire HD also has an 8.0 megapixel camera which again makes it great for capturing great moments. The HTC Desire does a good job of meeting your camera and photo taking needs, as it has a great 5.0 megapixel camera with geo-tagging that keeps a track of the locations where you have taken photos.
When it comes to HTC vs Samsung for first place for best camera features it’s a tough one to call. Both offer great image quality but we particularly like how images appear on both the Galaxy S2′s Super AMOLED display and the Desire’s HD screen.
Friend Stream or Social Hub – HTC vs Samsung
The battle between HTC Vs Samsung is hotting up! If you’re looking for a phone that is great for social networking then both HTC and Samsung offer some great features. Samsung have a Social Hub feature that brings together your email, contacts, calendar, instant messaging and social networking sites all into one screen. This makes managing your messages, emails and networks much easier as they are all streamed into one place.
HTC have a similar function called the Friend Stream. This allows you to streamline your social network accounts, view and update statuses, share photos and keep in touch with friends from all your social networks. It’s very handy as you don’t have to keep logging into different social networks and you can even add the Friend Stream widget to bring any social update straight to your home screen. This is definitely a feature that highly benefits the many social networking fanatics out there.
So what are your thoughts on HTC vs Samsung? We would love to know your opinion on which of these great manufacturers you prefer and why. If you’re also trying to decide which operating system is best for you, then check out our blog on Android vs BlackBerry.