Mid Range Android War - HTC Wildfire Vs LG Optimus P500

Mid Range Android War - HTC Wildfire Vs LG Optimus P500
The Smartphone wars have taken centre stage in India. Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC are fighting it out with their premium and mid range Smartphones whereas the likes of Videocon and MicroMax have a different price range and form a sub segment within the Smartphone market.

Today this article aims at the comparison of the two highly popular smartphones from HTC and LG which have been recently introduced in the Indian market. The models are the LG Optimus One P 500 and the HTC Wildfire.

Both are premium category Smartphone"s, the epitome of either company"s technological innovations. They are both powered by Android Operating Platform and provide full fledged support for Android based apps and features. However the Optimus is powered by the 2.2 Version whereas the HTC is powered by the 2.1 Version.

The other major comparisons between the two are that the HTC Wildfire has a 5 Mega Pixel camera as against the 3.2 Mega Pixel cameras in the LG Optimus. The Wildfire has a slightly higher internal memory as compared to the Optimus but both can be expanded upto 32GB with an external Micro SD card. Both are capacitive touch screen phones that offer visual content of high quality.

The HTC has a higher talk time backup of 600 minutes compared to the 500 minutes of the Optimus. Both offer the latest connectivity options like Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi and USB connectivity.
Wildfire and Optimus One P500 are 3G enabled and both offer high speed internet access as well as downloading speed of up to 7.1 Mbps. Though both of them support 2G internet technologies like EDGE and GPRS, they lack in their support for 4G.

Over the Audio and Video playback comparisons, both models doesn"t disappoint as they provide a rich experience in both. They both support a wide variety of media formats including MP3, MP4, WAV, AVI, 3GP, WMV and so on.

The LG Optimus however comes with Java support which means that you can enjoy all your favourite java apps and games on it. This is a major shortcoming on the HTC Wildfire model.
Looking at all the specs mentioned above it is clearly difficult to pick a winner. But the trump card of the LG Optimus is its price. At Rs 11490 it is a clear Rs 5000 less than the HTC Wildfire which retails for over Rs16000.

Thus the LG Optimus can be somewhat called a winner among the two but the race will heat up the moment HTC decides to slash the Wildfire"s price because other than the price there is pretty much nothing that separates the two Smartphone"s.

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