Comparison - HTC One V vs Samsung Galaxy W
Translated by Loh Ving Sung
24 April 2012 – The HTC One V is new to the Malaysian market and we’ve set it up against another entry level competitor - the Samsung Galaxy W.
Both are touchscreen devices that share quite a number of similarities, and the pair is equipped with a 3.7-inch touchscreen displaying 480 x 800 pixels. They also share connectivity options like HSPA, WiFi Bluetooth and WiFi Hotspot functionality. That’s not all, the One V and Galaxy W share a 5-megapixel camera that is able to record 720p video. Both phones are within the sub-RM1000 range, and are priced at exactly RM999.
Despite a number of similarities, you’ll spot the difference in looks. The One V has an iconic design reminiscent of the HTC Legend, and comes with a curved chin, which stands among other touchscreen devices. The One is also slightly taller (120mm vs 115mm) and less than half a gram heavier than its (115g vs 114.7g) counterpart.
While both are Android devices, the One V is equipped with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) skinned with HTC Sense 4.0 UI, while the Galaxy W comes with Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread). On the performance front, the Samsung Galaxy W has a 1.4GHz processor coupled with 512MB RAM, while the One V has a 1GHz processor with a 512MB RAM. The Galaxy W has 1.7GB internal memory while the One V has 4GB, while the pair each have a microSD slot capable of supporting up to 32GB.
Other minor differences include the Samsung Galaxy W’s front facing camera, while the One V sports WiFi Direct functionality. The One V also boasts Beats Audio enhancements, and its camera is able to simultaneously capture video and take still shots.
So which one do you choose? With the same price point, the One V appears to be the much more exciting handset, with a design that separates it from the pack. It also comes with Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box and a few features like its camera and Beats Audio that help edge out its opponent.
HTC One V
HSPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + WiFi hotspot + WiFi Direct, 3.7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera + 4GB + MicroSD Slot (up to 32GB), Android OS 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
The HTC One V is a mid-range Android smartphone that comes with a 3.7-inch display with 400 x 800 resolution pixels. It is uniquely constructed with a metal unibody exterior and a slightly curved chin at the bottom of the phone.
Powering the One V is a single core 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. It is running on Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0. Plus, it has a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and is capable of recording up to 720p HD video. There is a Beats Audio sound enhancement on board.
The One V offers 4GB of internal storage together with a microSD card that accepts cards up to 32GB. Like the One X, the One V is also bundled with Dropbox cloud storage of 25GB or two years. It was recently launched in Malaysia for RM999 and is offered with contract bundles by local telcos.
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Samsung Galaxy W
HSPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + WiFi hotspot, 3.7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, 1.7GB + MicroSD Slot (up to 32GB)
Samsung Galaxy W is a mid-end device powered by the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with a 1.4GHz single core processor. Samsung Galaxy W comes with touchscreen measuring 3.7-inches with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Other specifications include a 5-megapixel camera, HSDPA network support up to 14.4Mbps, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and support for WiFi hotspot. The Galaxy W is retailed for RM 999, and Celcom is offering the phone with a contract bundle.
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