HTC Desire S is a leading Android smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer that was announced in February last year. The phone, released a month later, has a sleek and stylish body crafted from aluminum. The phone allows for slick and seamless web browsing, thanks to a fast 1GHz processor and offers seven customisable panels to tailor the phone to suit your mood.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE N7000 is a revolutionary device that comes with a monstrous 5.3in display and the quintessential stylus - S Pen - for chalking out notes, sketching and browsing the web. The bigger screen is ideal for viewing more with lesser scrolling and page transitions. The device was announced in September last year and released in October.
Check out how the HTC Desire S fares against the Galaxy Note LTE:
Dimensions and Weight: The HTC Desire S measures 115 x 59.8 x 11.6 mm and weighs 130g with the battery. The Galaxy Note LTE, on the other hand, comes with dimensions of 146.9 x 83 x 9.7mm and weighs a massive 178g, thanks to its bigger display as well as a bigger battery.
Display: The Galaxy Note LTE comes with a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16 million colours. The display is a massive 5.3in size with a native resolution of 800 x 1200 pixels at a pixel density of 285ppi (pixels per inch) and flaunts the TouchWiz UI 4.0 skin. In contrast, the Desire S supports a smaller 3.7in Super LCD capacitive touchscreen display but also with 16 million colours. The display runs at a native resolution of 400 x 800 pixels with a pixel density of 252ppi and sports the HTC Sense UI 3.0 skin. Both smartphones flaunt Corning Gorilla Glass protection that makes them scratch proof as well as damage resistant.
Processor and Memory: The HTC Desire S is powered by a 1GHz Scorpion processor and the Adreno 205 GPU takes control of graphics tasks. The main processor is based on the Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset that lends good balance between performance and power saving. The phone ships with 768MB RAM and 1.1GB ROM for internal storage. Both the Desire S and the Note LTE N7000 support microSD storage expansion support up to 32GB.
The Note LTE N7000, on the other hand, ports a dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Mali-400 MP GPU for slick and seamless performance. The phone ships in two variants of internal storage models - 16/32GB. Like the Galaxy S3, this phone too comes with 1GB of RAM.
Operating System: The HTC Desire S runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), which is upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)). It tops the lightweight HTC Sense 4.0 User Interface (UI) for a slick and smooth browsing experience. The Galaxy Note LTE, on the other hand, ships with Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), with support for the latest Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. It runs on the slick and seamless TouchWiz 4.0 UI.
Camera: The Note LTE N7000 boasts a powerful eight megapixel primary camera and supports 1080p video recording at 30fps (frames per second). By comparison, its HTC counterpart sports a modest five megapixel camera supporting 720p video recording at 30fps. Both smartphones support auto-focus and LED flash besides numerous other camera tweaks such as geo-tagging, touch-focus and image stabilisation. The Galaxy Note LTE offers a two megapixel camera for video calling, while its HTC counterpart sports a VGA-quality front-facing camera.
Connectivity: The HTC phone runs on T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 wireless network and offers quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band 3G with HSDPA at download speeds of 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA at upload speeds of 5.76 Mbps. The Galaxy LTE Note, on the other hand, supports download speed of 21 Mbps and upload speed of 5.76 Mbps and supports LTE too.
The HTC phone includes connectivity options such as 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) and DLNA compatibility along with Wi-Fi Direct, and Wi-Fi hotspot. The Galaxy Note LTE comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth version 3 with A2DP, USB version 2.0 with microUSB (MHL), USB On-the-go features.
Battery: The Desire S comes with a standard Li-Ion 1450mAh battery, which is rated to deliver nearly 10 hours of talk time or up to 430 hours of standby time over 2G networks and up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 455 hours of standby time over 3G networks. The Note LTE N7000, on the other hand, ships with an ultra-powerful Li-Ion 2500mAh battery that is rated to provide up to 960 hours of standby time or about 26 hours of talk time over 2G and up to 820 hours of standby time or about 13 hours of talk time over 3G networks.