October 18, 2017

Comparison – HTC Desire HD Vs Samsung Galaxy S [Review & Detailed Comparison]

Due to huge competition in the technology, it is must for us to compare various gadgets among each other and make an analyzed solution to the problem. It is very tough to analyze gadgets, because they need not only to be compared from single aspect but they need to be reviewed from all the aspects. Previously I had compared two most demanding Android Smartphones Micromax A60 Vs HTC Wildfire.

HTC Desire HD Vs Samsung Galaxy S

HTC Desire HD Vs Samsung Galaxy S

Here come the two more killer competitive phones, HTC Desire HD and Samsung Galaxy S. Both the phone manufacturers companies are very renowned players in the mobile phone market. Lets see who will be going to win this game.

Looks & Beauty

HTC Desire HD

HTC Desire HD

First and the foremost it always comes to the outer look of the phone. Talking about the HTC Desire HD, it looks extremely beautiful and stylish phone. Large screen of the phone adds more beauty to the outer look of the phone. HTC Desire HD is having curved shapes from the top and the bottom side. On the front panel of the phone it is having four buttons mainly for menu, back and search button. On the back of the phone, it is having beautiful camera with LED flash and HTC logo carved on the back.

Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S is a large Touchscreen phone and looks so beautiful that I don’t have any words to say for it. The phone is in black color with shiny surface and smooth metallic finish. On the back-side of the phone, it is having round shaped camera and the back cover is customized with check Pattern.

Leader of Looks & Beauty: Tie (Both are Amazing Stylish)

Screen & Display

HTC Desire HD is having huge Touchscreen of 4.3-Inches with the resolution of 480 X 800 pixels. The technology of the Display is LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with 16 Million Colors Support.

On the other side, Samsung Galaxy S is having little bit smaller screen than HTC Desire HD, it is having 4-Inches Touchscreen with Gorilla Glass Display. The screen quality of Samsung Galaxy S is advantageous over HTC because it is Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen. Super AMOLED provides extremely beautiful user-experience with Extra Brightness bring Realtime Experience. The screen is having resolution of 480 X 800 pixels with 16 Million Colors support.

Leader of Screen & Display: Samsung Galaxy S

OS (Operating System)

Basically both the phones are Android Phones, but the upgrading power and capability makes the difference. HTC Desire HD runs of Android 2.2 Froyo and the Android OS is integrated with HTC Sense User-Interface to make the user experience interesting.

Samsung Galaxy S is running on Android 2.1 Éclair which is older version of OS. But it is having upgrading support of Android 2.2, so need to worry about the version. But Samsung Phone comes with TouchWiz 3.0 User-Interface. Both the interfaces are best at their places. It depends upon the user, which he chooses.

Leader of OS: Cannot Say !

Camera & Photography

Having a high-quality camera in the Smartphone removes the need of purchasing any extra digital camera. HTC Desire HD is having Camera of 8 MP with Dual-LED Flash and has the resolution of 3264 X 2448 Pixels. It is capable of HD Video Recording @ 720p. HTC Desire HD does not have any secondary camera for Video Calling. The camera is having functionality of Autofocus, Geo-tagging and Face Detection. In HTC Desire HD , HD Stands of High-Definition, which is directly related to camera capability & quality.

Now comes to Samsung Galaxy S, it is sported with 5 MP camera with NO LED Flash. The camera photography is having resolution of 2592 X 1944 Pixels. The camera of Samsung Galaxy S has the same functionality of Geo-tagging, Face Detection & Autofoucs. Extra features in camera are Touch-to-focus & Smile Detection.

Leader of Camera & Photography: HTC Desire HD

Processor & Speed

As I had already told you, in the case of Smartphones, the heart of the Smartphone is its processor. If the processor is not up to the mark, you will not be able to enjoy the phone. HTC Desire HD is having powerful processor of 1 GHz Scorpion Processor, and Adreno 205 GPU Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon. It is having RAM of 768 MB.

Samsung Galaxy S is integrated with 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 Processor and PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The phone is integrated with Humming Bird Chipset. It is having RAM of 512 MB & 2 GB ROM.

Leader of Processor & Speed: Tie (Both are powerful, No issues with Processing Speed)

Memory & Storage

For making a Smartphone smarter, it needs to be added with large capacity for music and applications. So for focusing on Memory storage space, HTC Desire HD is having Internal Memory of 1.5 GB and supports MicroSD card support upto 32 GB.

Same is repeated with Samsung Galaxy S, it is having Internal Memory of 8/16 GB. It is available in both of these memory space variants. It also supports expandable memory with MicroSD Card Support upto 32 GB.

Leader of Memory & Storage: Samsung Galaxy S (Large Internal Memory)


Smartphones are most popular for their huge screen and huge screen is specially needed for enhanced Internet Experience. And the joy of surfing internet can only be experienced if the data speed is good. The data speed depends both on the service provider and connectivity speed of the phone.

HTC Desire HD support both 2G & 3G network and offers the Connectivity speed of HSDPA @ 14.4 Mbps & HSUPA @ 5.76 Mbps. The phone is integrated with Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. For Wi-Fi Connectivity, it is supporting the standard of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and DLNA. For PC Connectivity it is having MicroUSB v2.0Support.

Samsung Galaxy also supports both 2G & 3G network and offers the connectivity speed of HSDPA @ 7.2 Mbps & HSUPA @ 5.76 Mbps. it is having latest Bluetooth technology, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. For Wi-Fi connectivity it supports, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and DLNA.It also supports MicroUSB v2.0.

Leader of Connectivity:  Tie (HSDA @ 14.4 Mbps & Bluetooth 3.0)

Price& Worthy

Let’s have a look at the price, the price of HTC Desire HD is about Rs. 25,000 and Samsung Galaxy S is kept at the price tag of Rs. 24,500. It means the prices of both the phones are just same and we need to choose the phone according to weight of features.

Leader of Price & Worthy: Tie !


In my opinion, you should go with HTC Desire HD for Extremely Powerful Smartphone Experience. Whereas Samsung Galaxy S is also a good choice, but I will prefer HTC because they are having strong and quality features in Desire HD in comparison with Samsung Galaxy S.

Note: The comparison & Analysis of both the phones has been done on the basis of my personal point of view and expertise. If you have any doubts or views, do share them with me.

So Which phone you are going to purchase?. Do share with us, We would love to hear from you :)

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About Rajan Balana

I am Rajan Balana, A Blogger from Rajasthan. I love playing PS2 and enjoy blogging.


  1. i think HTC Desire is better option over Samsung galaxy…

  2. bro i think Samsung Galaxy S comes with Android 2.2 .. :)

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