Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 vs HTC Desire V Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 is the current leader in leader in dual SIM smart phones mobile phones available in India. But the challenges is ON now from several manufacturers like LG, Motorola and serious challenge is by HTC Corporation as they have launched HTC Desire V available in the market from June 2012.

Here in this article we will compare Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos with HTC Desire V and you should be clear that Galaxy Ace Duos here is the GSM + GSM variant with model number S6802 here but not the Galaxy Ace Duos I589.Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 vs HTC Desire V

We will compare these two devices depending up on the various parameter of the device like –

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Display Screen Comparison
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 – 3.5 inches, 165 ppi pixel density
HTC Desire V – 4 inches, 233 ppi pixel density

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 is with 3.5 inches TFT touchscreen display with 16 million colors providing a maximum resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. On the otherside HTC Desire V is with larger 4 inches display and provides a maximum resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. HTC Desire V has got better display than Ace Duos here as its with 233 ppi pixel density where as Ace Duos is with 165 ppi pixel density.

Winner: HTC Desire V


Processor Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 –832 Mhz Qualcomm Processor
HTC Desire V – 1 GHz Cortex A5 Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon Processor

Both the devices mentioned here includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor but especially Desire V is with the advanced processor configuration and clocked with 1 Ghz frequency which is higher than Galaxy Ace Duos with 832 Mhz. So HTC Desire V is certainly with execution speed and faster response time as well.

Winner : HTC Desire V


Camera Comparison
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 – 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus only
HTC Desire V – 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus, LED flash

Both Galaxy Aces Duos and Desire V with 5 mega pixel camera on the rear side and both don’t include front facing camera. Both the lens provide images of maximum resolution as 2592 x 1944 pixels. HTC Desire V is with improved functionality in picture capturing even though it’s with same 5 mega pixel camera. Former one is with auto focus and LED flash but Ace Duos is with only auto focus only which means that Desire V can be used for photography in low light conditions as well.

Among the various other common features added to the camera are the geo tagging, smile detection and video recording at 30 fps.

Winner: HTC Desire V


Storage Comparison
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 – 3 GB internal, 512 MB RAM, 32 GB via micro SD card
HTC Desire V – 4 GB internal, 512 MB RAM and 32 GB via micro SD card

It’s good to see these devices with at least 3 GB of internal memory, although the useable would be 2 GB only. Both the smart phones includes 512 MB of RAM and includes a micro SD card slot which supports up to 32 GB of maximum storage capacity. Desire V accordingly to the specifications data sheet it includes 4 GB of internal memory.

Winner : HTC Desire V


Operating System Comparison
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 – Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
HTC Desire V – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS

A big difference among HTC Desire V and Galaxy Ace Duos is with the user interface and the Android operating system version included on to your device. Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 is with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system pre-installed on the devices and Samsung has clearly released a statement that this will not receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Whereas when you come to HTC Desire V, it was launched much latter when the Android 4.0 OS was announced last year, thus HTC has powered this device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed on the device and we must say this is a good addition to the device.

The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system is with minimalistic user interface and the design of the display is intriguing alongside with several other features added to the Desire V. Coming the future updates to the OS, Ace Duos will receive updates only till Android 2.3 version but Desire V will be soon updated to the latest released Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.


User Interface Comparison
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 – TouchWiz UX User Interface
HTC Desire V – HTC Sense UI v4.0

HTC Desire V is truly enhanced device with beautiful and colorful user interface seen with HTC Sense 4.0 that everyone would love to see on their device. Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is with TouchWiz UX user interface. Desire V is simply an outstanding device with better layout and Sense 4.0 is seen with new features as well.


Battery Comparison
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 – 1300 mAh battery
HTC Desire V – 1650 mAh battery

Galaxy Ace Duos by Samsung is powered with 1300 mAh battery using the Lithium ion technology which provides Up to 520 h (2G) / Up to 410 h (3G) standby tie and Up to 16 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G) talk time whereas HTC Desire V is with higher battery specifications which includes 1650 mAh battery with Lithium ion surely with better battery life.

Dual SIM Capabilities Comparison

Both Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 and HTC Desire V are with dual SIM capabilities and include GSM + GSM support. HTC Desire V is with 3G network supports on the SIM 1 providing a HSDPA speed of 7.2 Mbps maximum and SIM 2 should get you on 2G functions.

Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 is with GSM + GSM SIM support and both SIM can support 2G as well as the 3G network. There is certainly limitation on dual SIM capabilities in Desire V but it’s still fine as you will not go with data connection on both the SIM cards.

Price Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is priced at Rs 13000 and HTC Desire V is priced at Rs 21999. Seeing the price differentiation, certainly HTC is priced more and it has such a good hardware profile as well.

Final Verdict

Seeing all the features which include the display screen, processor, battery, user interface, the HTC Desire V gets an higher hand but the price of it is almost double the price of Galaxy Ace Duos and so the good hardware profile is expected. For the budget minded people Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 is the right choice.

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