Difference between HTC First and Samsung Galaxy Grand

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. Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched by the Samsung Corporation. The phone runs on 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor and has 1 GB RAM.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched by the Samsung Corporation. The phone sports a 5-inch capacitive touch screen with a display of 480 x 800 pixels. The phone is cased in polycarbonate plastic and is rectangular in shape with curved edges similar to other Samsung phones. The phone runs on 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor and has 1 GB RAM. The phone is dual-SIM, but is also available in single SIM in some countries. The phone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with no words on if it can be upgraded to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

One worth noting feature of the phone is the Multi Window, which allows users to seamlessly multi-task, without have to minimize one application and run another. The applications run side-by-side, or in this case up and down. The company has a mounted an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera, par with many smartphones available these days.

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

 

HTC First

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Launch Date

April 2013

January 2013

Company

HTC

Samsung

Size

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

143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm

Display

Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

5.0 inches, capacitive touchscreen 16M colors

Screen

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

480 x 800 pixels (~187 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Yes

Weight

123.9 g (4.34 oz)

162 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only

4G Network

LTE 850 / 1900

HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only

GUI

Facebook Home UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait

1.2 GHz Dual-core

GPU

Adreno 305

-

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android  4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400

-

RAM

1 GB LPDDR2

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Dual SIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

No

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Gyro sensor, Tri-axis Accelerometer,

Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, 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

GSM 3G, HSPA-PLUS, EDGE/GPRS, HSPA+ 21/5.76Mbps, WI-FI, WI-FI Direct, Bluetooth support.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

Speed

HSDPA, HSUPA

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.6 MP BSI front camera (ultrawide angle)

2 MP

Video

1080p Full HD video recording

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

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

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

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

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/ AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

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

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

Battery Capacity

Embedded rechargeable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2100 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 Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

-

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

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

Yes, with A-GPS, support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via 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
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: htc.com, samung.com

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