Android continues to be the biggest threat to Blackberry and Apple's iOS
operating system. Being passed around many different types of handsets
it's fair to say that Android has the market in a stranglehold. Of
course, there are millions of Apple owners out there but Android is
available across a myriad of phone makers that makes it difficult to
ignore. The top two phones that have been out for a little while now on
the Android platform are the HTC Desire and the Samsung Galaxy S. Both
are equally as impressive as each other, but which one should you go for
if you've whittled your shortlist down to just these two?
Despite major competition from the Apple camp, these two phones cannot be
ignored and as Samsung hold the market share when it comes to outright
sales, it's fair to say that Samsung could have won this battle before it
started. The Samsung Galaxy S is a stunning piece of engineering genius.
It's small, thin, lightweight, and beautiful and yet packs in more
technology than you can shake a stick at. It has the Super AMOLED
capacitive touchscreen capability that is deeply impressive, and arguably
yet to be beaten, as well as a stunning 4" screen size that is perfectly
matched to both usability and portability.
There is a wealth of apps and technology that you can take advantage of
with the Galaxy S, such as multimedia applications, social media, a TV
socket for direction connections to your HD TV, as well as a number of
music and video formats. There is a 5-megapixel camera and HD video
playback and capture. Thanks to the screen bursting with life, those HD
videos are simply unbeatable. Backing up all of this technology is a
lightning-quick 1GHz processor that handles everything very well without
slowing or juddering when pushed to the limits.
It's versatile, pretty, and perfect for men and women, and it's got a
raft of features that blow the competition out of the water, but can it
trump the equally as impressive HTC Desire? Let's take a look....
The HTC Desire is yet another Android phone that puts a hurdle up between
your instant decision on your next smartphone. If it was so simple as to
just choose the Samsung Galaxy S then there would be far more than 5
million of those handsets sold each month. As it stands, the Desire is
certainly desirable and that's mainly due to the 5-megapixel camera, 1GHz
processor, superb web-browsing capabilities and wealth of apps. Again,
you can download those new apps from Google Play and personalise the
handset to your heart's content.
Overall, there is little in it when it comes to choosing between the HTC
Desire and the Galaxy S. The Samsung is a little more stylish and has a
better screen, but the HTC is slicker, thinner and runs just as fast. In
the end, it's down to personal choice. If you want to be a little
different than the rest, choose the HTC. If you want the best of the
bunch, then the Galaxy is most likely the one for you - at least until
the Galaxy S3 comes out.