Difference between HTC First and LG Optimus F5

Key difference: HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM. The LG Optimus F5 features a 4.3 inch screen and will run on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It is built with a Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 5MP camera.

In today’s world, social networking is more important that air of water. Some people might be able to get through without food, but not without checking their Facebook accounts at least a few times during the day. Facebook realizing the important part it plays in people’s social lives and recognizing the need for Facebook integration on mobile phones, has collaborated with HTC for new Facebook phone: the HTC First.

HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. This isn’t the first time that HTC and Facebook have collaborated. HTC has previously launched the ChaCha, Status, and Salsa, all of which had special Facebook integration, beyond the normal app. However, the HTC First will be the first to actually have a user interface (UI) based on Facebook.

The Facebook Home UI will consist of Cover Feed which will use the home screen and lock screen to show content posted by friends on Facebook, as well as notifications from other apps. It also has an overlay over any and all apps, which allow users the ability to message others via Facebook or SMS, without leaving the app. The lock icon on the lock screen will show the profile picture of the user.

The HTC First also offers the users the ability to turn off the Facebook Home UI, in case they choose to. When Facebook Home is disabled, the phone will revert to stock Android, in this case Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phone will also be the first smartphone to include Instagram, recently-acquired by Facebook, as a pre-loaded app.

The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM. The phone will come with as in-built memory of 16 GB and no external memory. The phone also has an embedded Li-Po 2000 mAh battery.

The phone has a 4.3 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The primary camera on the phone is a 5 MP with BSI sensor and a 1.6 MP front-facing secondary camera, also with BSI sensor.

A popular series of smartphones by LG Electronics is the LG Optimus. Some of the newer phones under this brand include LG Optimus G, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L7, etc. On, February 21, 2013, LG announced the new sub category in the LG Optimus lineup, the F series, namely LG Optimus F5 and LG Optimus F7.

The LG Optimus F5 features a 4.3 inch screen and will run on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It is built with a Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 5MP camera. It has a built in storage capacity of 8 GB. It will have 4G and NFC capabilities.

The LG Optimus F5 is essentially an entry-market phone for those who want to try the LG brand, but do not want to or cannot spend more for the LG Optimus G or the G Pro.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the HTC website, the LG website, theverge.com and GSMArena.com.

 

HTC First

LG Optimus F5

Launch Date

April 2013

Announced February 2013

Expected release Q2/2013

Company

HTC

LG Electronics

Size

126 x 65 x 8.9 mm (4.96 x 2.56 x 0.35 in)

126 x 64.5 x 9.3 mm (4.96 x 2.54 x 0.37 in)

Display

Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)

540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

TBA

Weight

123.9 g (4.34 oz)

TBA

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 850 / 1900

LTE

GUI

Facebook Home UI

TBA

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait

Dual-core 1.2 GHz

GPU

Adreno 305

TBA

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400

TBA

RAM

1 GB LPDDR2

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

No

microSD, up to 32 GB

Sensors

Gyro sensor, Tri-axis Accelerometer,

Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • NFC capable
  • Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a//b/g/n
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
  • Network
  • Bluetooth Version
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • GPS
  • 4G LTE Network
  • 802.11b/g/n

 

 

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE, USB

Speed

HSDPA, HSUPA

HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

Yes

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels

Secondary Camera

1.6 MP BSI front camera (ultrawide angle)

1.3 MP

Video

1080p Full HD video recording

Yes (details TBA)

Camera Features

BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, Auto focus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Geo-tagging

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Speaker with built-in amplifier IC (support 2.55V)

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

.aac, .amr, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player

Battery Capacity

Embedded rechargeable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2150 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, Black/White, Black/Blue, Black/Red

Black, White

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML

Radio

-

TBA

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS, Digital compass

with A-GPS support

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Social Network Device
  •  Dropbox (25 GB storage)
  • SNS integration
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Document viewer
  • Organizer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

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