PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Desire HD vs iPhone 3GS

Performance

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Graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

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HTC Desire HD 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Desire HD vs iPhone 3GS

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

Desire HD
1,019
Performance: When it comes to speed, the HTC Desire HD has a 1GHz processor trucking everything along.
Desire HD | by PhoneArena (Nov, 2010)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HTC Desire HD

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HTC Desire HD

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Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 3 MP Around 2.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 3.5" Around 25% bigger screen
Faster processor 1 GHz vs 0.6 GHz More than 65% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 216 ppi vs 164 ppi More than 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 800 x 480 vs 480 x 320 2.5x higher resolution
Slightly longer standby time 25,200 min vs 18,000 min 40% longer standby time
Front view of Apple iPhone 3GS

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Store significantly more stuff 32 GB vs 1.5 GB More than 21.2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 135 g vs 164 g Around 20% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Desire HD  vs iPhone 3GS 

9.0
8.5
There's a GPS on board to take full advantage of all HTC Sense has to offer, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and quad-band GSM, as well as dual band 3G.
Desire HD

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Desire HD  vs
iPhone 3GS 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.3" 3.5"
Resolution 800 x 480 480 x 320
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 216 ppi 164 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 2.3.5 iOS 6.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 Bluetooth v2.1

form factor

Desire HD  vs
iPhone 3GS 
Weight 164 g 135 g
Thickness 11.8 mm 12.3 mm
Size 68 x 123 x 11.8 mm 62.1 x 115.5 x 12.3 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 0.6 GHz
Number of cores Single core Single core
RAM 0.75 GB 0.25 GB
Internal storage 1.5 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 3 MP
Resolution 8 MP 3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ Unknown 640 x 480 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Standby time 25,200 min 18,000 min
Capacity 1,230 mA·h 1,219 mA·h
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