The Touch Tussle – HTC Desire vs. iPhone 4


In today’s modern world, the multi-billionaire wireless industry, mobile communication and cellular technology has become more than just a necessity for communication. Indeed, today the Smartphone revolution has brought about top-end high technology gadgets like the iPhone 4 supporting features measured in terms of Multimedia, web browsing, iPhone apps support, Operating System, gaming and utility compatibility, greater storage and of course the very fact that it functions like a far better communications and wireless device than any other.


Today, these waves of handsets come in all sorts, varieties and under various companies. Many can be measured one against another as technically and functionally better or worse. Well, a device is only the best when regardless of how it fares against others; it is compatible with your usage and needs.


Today, we’ll be discussing two of their top ranging handsets in this competing market. What makes this match so unique is that not only is it another epic iPhone vs. Android, but also it features one orthodox handset of the most Android-based Smartphone company; HTC Desire. Noting that previously we made a comparison of another iPhone vs. Incredible in one of our posts, in which, we stated that HTC is to round on Apple back again with better handset; so here we are!

This post is made by the unbiased for the unbiased, no fan-boyism involved. Getting down to brass tacks, we give the technical specifications a shot. Get ready for yet Another HTC vs. iPhone face-off.

Dimensions and display


iPhone 4: 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm, 137g; 3.5″, 960 x 640, 326dpi, TFT-LCD display

HTC Desire: 119 x 60 x 11.9mm, 135g; 3.7″, 240dpi, AMOLED display
No matter how irrelevant this category is, it is equally essential to phone compatibility. Like above, the iPhone is slimmer, slightly shorter, yet heavier. The length is of little or no significance, but the Desire with a yawning 2.6 mm makes the difference between being a less likely option than the iPhone 4.

Within these perimeters, the iPhone exhibits a stunningly crisp 960 x 640 resolution Retina technology display. On the other hand, the Desire heightens off with AMOLED technology screen, which proves to be a superior screen then Retina, but doesn’t do it justice with the lesser pixilation. The Retina screen of iPhone allows for sunlight and all-angle-viewing features, thus bringing the clincher onto this aspect.

Internal (software & hardware)


iPhone 4: (Hardware) Apple A4 CPU, 512MB RAM; (Software) iOS 4

HTC Desire: (Hardware), 576MB RAM; (Software) HTC Sense and Android 2.2
Both phones support some fine and fast 1GHz processor beneath the hood and both cater the essential characteristic performance employed by a top end Smartphone. The trophy goes to HTC Desire for the single reason of a higher RAM vital for the functions of HTC’s Sense UI.
Software of the iPhone constitutes the latest iOS 4 operating system with great many features in its 4.2 update. While the iPhone 4 interface is singular and is a bit rigid, the Android OS coupled with HTC sense UI on the Desire, making it completely customizable with themes, folder grouping, and of course more reliable multitasking than iPhone’s. Thus, HTC makes the day in this iPhone Android comparison.

Multimedia and Camera


iPhone: 5MP, LED flash, 720p video playback and record

HTC Desire: 5MP, LED flash, 800 x 480 video recording

The iPhone definitely gets edge in the photography sector with not only better video capability, but a greater pixilation power for snaps. What most iPhone 4 reviews miss is that the HTC Desire in response, has enhanced multimedia file support with support for nearly all videos, audio, data entry, and photo file format support, making a more reliable and multi-purpose handset.



iPhone 4: 32GB

HTC Desire: 32GB microSD extendable + 512MB

The HTC Desire doesn’t boast massive internal capacity, but in fact, it owns a teeny 512 mega-bytes of data storage capacity. But, the iPhone 4 cannot even up the odds when the Desire comes with a microSD card slot supportable for up to 32GB of disk space. This also hands the Desire an advantage in two-way drag and drop option for easy data transfer and swappable memory cards on the go.

Price and external factors


Apart from the rest, iPhone still has the upper hand in battery life, talk- and playback-time. Whereas, the HTC like most Android phones is more widely compatible piece of hardware that can be tethered and synced onto various platforms with no problem at all, but the iPhone like its dogmatic temperament keeps you confined onto a singular platform and its switching is a bit tedious.

There are no hard and fast rules to mobile superiority. But, bringing the matter of choice on it all depends on, whom? Why? and how? Do the functions of each gadget sum up your needs? If you wish for a flashier, thinner and a dependently confined UI phone, regardless of technicalities and price factor, then the iPhone is the phone for you.

This doesn’t mean that the HTC Desire is a worthless piece of junk, but in fact, it suits far more market than the iPhone. Setting carrier superiority aside, the flexibility, open sourced advantages, cheaper price and a sweeter UI can appease even some iPhone 4 users as well.  Android with the long-run potential of a winner and its gradual rise of reputation coupled with a rise in iPhone android market share can prove to be a sturdy platform to engage in wireless technology. Anyway, both Phones are exceptionally favored by a lot of people that are not going to let you down.

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