If you’re eyeing HTC’s Desire 300 or Samsung’s Galaxy S3, or maybe even both, here’s a thorough comparison between the two smartphones to help you figure out which device would be the best choice for you.
Display and Design
HTC equipped Desire 300 with a TFT touch screen that is 4.3 inches long and renders a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. This device’s weight is of 120 g and its dimensions are: 131.8 x 66.2 x 10.1 mm.
On the other hand, Samsung equipped the Galaxy S3 with a Super AMOLED touch screen that is slightly bigger at 4.8 inches, and that renders a higher resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. As it is bigger, its dimensions are: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm. The smartphone weighs 133 g.
Hardware and Operating System
The dual core processor that powers the HTC Desire 300 is the A5 cortex which works at 1 GHz. The chipset that comes along with the processor is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225. As for RAM, the device has 512MB and for internal storage, it features 4GB which is expandable via microSD card up to 32GB. The operating system for HTC’s device is the Android Jelly Bean
The Galaxy S3 features a nice quad core processor (A9 cortex) which is clocked at 1.4 GHz as well as a nice Exynos chipset: the Quad 4412. This device supports 1GB of RAM and multiple options of internal memory: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (by using a microSD card, this memory can be expanded up to 64GB). While S3 runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the OS can be upgraded to Android Jelly Bean.
Samsung put better features than HTC in its device, the Galaxy S3 showing off an 8MP rear camera (autofocus + LED flash) as well as a 1.9MP front camera. HTC equipped its device with a 5MP rear camera (autofocus) and a VGA camera for its secondary camera.
The difference of battery life between these two smartphones is small, the S3 lasting about 11 hours and 40 minutes of talking time (3G) while the HTC lasts around 11 hours (3G). The battery featured on the Galaxy device is a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery, while the Desire has a Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery unit.
If you’re looking to buy the HTC Desire 300, you can find it at $250.18. If you’re more interested in the Samsung Galaxy S3 (16GB), the smartphone is priced around $303.99.
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