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Apple iPhone 4s vs HTC Desire 500

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 8

Posted: 04 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Alltel

HTC Desire 500 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.5
User Rating - 7.8

Posted: 23 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSiOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5)Android (4.1.2) HTC BlinkFeed + Sense 5 UI 
Dimensions4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 inches (131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.34 oz (123 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Body materialGlass  
Display
Physical size3.5 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution640 x 960 pixels480 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi217 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4F2.0 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)35.00 mm28 mm 
Camera sensor size1/3.2"  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Burst mode 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization  
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.6 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A5Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8225Q 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core, 1200 MHz, Cortex-A5 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX 543MP2Adren 203 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB4 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
17.80 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
16.7 days (401 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G)8.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
12.10 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 18.1 days (435 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity 1800 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload)YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.AHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/sfor Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced04 Oct 2011  
Shopping information
AccessoriesApple Earphones with Remote and Mic, Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation  

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