In this comparison, the Galaxy Ace Duos, one of the most popular dual SIM smartphones, will face the HTC Desire V, which has been available on the market since June 2012. Through this comparison, we shall see which one of these devices is the best phone, and the best choice for you.
This comparison will cover the following areas:
A 5 MP camera with a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 is on the back of both devices. Although both have 5 MP, the HTC has the advantage of a Flash LED (Ace Duos does not have a Flash LED just Auto-Focus), and even seems to capture photos at a greater quality, despite having the same MP as the Ace Duos. The LED Flash also helps the Desire V take better pictures in low-lighting conditions than the Ace Duos. Neither one comes with a front facing camera. Video recording at 30 fps, smile detection and geo-tagging, are among the features included.
Both phones have a Snapdragon processor, but the Desire V has a better unit, the Qualcomm MSM7227A, clocked at 1 GHz, while the Ace Duos has only 832 MHz. The better processor allows the Desire V to complete tasks faster and smoother than its opponent. This is the kind of difference that can determine if your phone will run newer Android versions, or if it will be stuck with Gingerbread., but we’ll get to that later.
The Ace Duos has a 3.5 inch TFT 320 x 480 display, capable of displaying 16 M colors, while the HTC Desire V has a larger 4 inch display, with a maximum resolution of 800 x 480, and 223 ppi, compared to the Ace’s 165 ppi. This means that the HTC Desire V has an overall better display than the Samsung device, due to greater size, resolution and ppi.
The Ace Duos has 3 GB on internal storage, out of which, however, only 2 GB will be user accessible, while the Desire V has 4 GB. Both devices have 512 MB of RAM and microSD expansion capabilities, up to 32 GB of additional storage space. Another category, another win for the HTC.
Overall, the Sense 4 UI used on the Desire V is better than the TouchWiz found on the Ace Duos, with newer functions and a more eye catching design. It also has a better layout, and nicer colors, that give it an overall nicer aspect than the TouchWiz, which isn’t as colorful and may not have all the features you can find on Sense 4.
The Desire V once again outmatches the Ace Duos, this time with a bigger battery, 1650 mAh, compared to the 1300 mAh unit on the Ace Duos. Battery life is essential for a smartphone, because you need a lot of juice to power all those running apps, navigation, and so on, therefore this is a big win for the Desire V.
The HTC wins again, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out the box, due to its higher specs that make it capable of running things smoothly on a more advanced OS, while the Ace Duos comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Official statements from Samsung slammed any possibility of the Ace Duos getting Android 4.0.
On Amazon.com you can get the Ace Duos for about $165, and the Desire V for about $250.
The HTC Desire V is clearly the better phone, outranking the Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos on every level. The one you buy depends on what you are looking for. If you want to save some money, you can go for the Ace Duos, but if you want a better device, you can buy the Desire V for double the price, but also a significant increase of specifications.
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