HTC is an early entrant to India’s smartphone and touch screen market. One thing HTC made sure till date was it stayed cutting edge. It never competed on the price but tried to provide the best features at the best price. HTC launched India’s first Android phone and it has launched India’s first Windows Phone too. Samsung’s and LG’s just follow HTC lead and try to play it on the price in the mid-segment. HTC has brought two HD phones in the span of a thirty days. HTC HD7 was HTC’s first HD phone in India. That happens to be the first Windows phone too. HTC Desire HD is the first HD Android phone.
HTC HD7 and HTC Desire HD are two phones which fall in the same price range and probably share the same specs with some key differences.
Similarities : HTC HD7 and HTC Desire HD
From the name of the phones, both the phones record high definition videos with 720 p. Both have a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. HD7 (756 MB) and Desire HD (768 MB) have similar RAM’s. Both have the same screen size (4.3 inch) and screen type (SLCD) with a resolution of 480×800.
FM Radio, audio player, video player, Bluetooth, 3G, WiFi and mini USB are present on both HD7 and Desire HD.
Differences : HTC HD7 vs HTC Desire HD
HD7 runs Windows Phone 7 operating system and HTC Desire HD runs Android 2.2 operating system. The key difference when it comes to operating system is the app ecosystem. Android has gained a lot of traction in the past twelve months and it has more than 100,000 apps in its market place. Windows has started to gain momentum and it has a little less than 6000 apps in its market place. Leaving the momentum aside, Android’s market place is off by quite a margin.
Desire HD beats HD7 in the camera department. Desire HD has a 8 megapixel camera and HD7 has a 5 megapixel camera.
HD7 and Desire HD have a comparable talk time of little over 5 hours. When it comes to standby time Desire HD (17.5 days) has an edge over HD7 (13.3).
HD7 comes with a 16GB in-built memory. Though HTC Desire HD can read up to 32 GB, extra money has to be spent for that memory.
HD7 costs 2ooo rupees more than HTC Desire HD. Not much but when compared to everything else this looks significant.
HTC Desire HD has an edge over HTC HD7 in price, apps, battery life and camera. HTC Desire HD is probably the best smartphone in the Indian market, as of today.