Samsung Galaxy S Advance vs HTC Desire SV: Comparison to Decide Which Upgradable Jelly Bean Smartphone to Purchase?

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance vs HTC Desire SV: Comparison to Decide Which Upgradable Jelly Bean Smartphone to Purchase?

When it come to Android OS upgrades, Samsung is quite prompt in rolling out the upgrades to its devices. Recently, the company rolled out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade to Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 devices. Now, Samsung Germany has claimed that Galaxy S Advance will receive the upgrade in January. However, the roll out in India remains a mystery.

Another noteworthy manufacturer, who is also prompt as far as Android upgrades are concerned is HTC. Last week, HTC's previous flagship smartphone One X received the Jelly Bean upgrade. Also, while launching Desire SV, the mid-range dual SIM smartphone, it was claimed that the handset will receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade soon as the company rolls it out to the consumers.

Hence, here is a spec comparison between Samsung Galaxy S Advance and HTC Desire SV. Check it below!

Dimensions & Weight: Galaxy S Advance measures 123.2 x 63 x 9.69 mm and weighs around 120 grams and the thicker and heavier Desire SV boasts a dimension of 129.7 x 67.9 x 10.7 mm and weighs in at 131 grams.

Display:When it comes to display, Galaxy S Advance flaunts a 4 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

On the other hand, Desire SV packs a smaller 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

Processor: In this segment, both Galaxy S Advance and Desire SV are powered by a 1GHz dual core processor under their hoods.

OS: Again, both the handsets fare equally as they are flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, however, Galaxy S Advance can be upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soon.

Storage: On the storage front, Galaxy S Advance comes with 16GB internal storage, 768MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.

When it comes to Desire SV, the handset packs 4GB onboard storage, 768MB RAM and lacks a micro SD card slot. However, HTC offers 25GB free Dropbox storage for two years.

Camera:Galaxy S Advance is equipped with a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera for video calling, whereas, Desire SV comes with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor and lacks a front camera for video calling purposes.

Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both Galaxy S Advance and Desire SV come packed with features including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0.

Battery: Galaxy S Advance is loaded with a 1,500 mAh Li-ion battery delivering up to 7 hours talk time and 660 hours standby, on the other hand, Desire SV is equipped with a 1,620 mAh Li-ion battery of undisclosed backup.

Price: When it comes to pricing, Galaxy S Advance is priced at Rs 18,999 and Desire SV is priced at Rs 22,590 respectively.


Speaking of Galaxy S Advance, the handset comes with preinstalled features including 3G, GSM, Touchscreen, Secondary Camera, Email, GPS, Bluetooth, FM Player, HD Recording, Dual Core, Music Player, WiFi, Primary Camera, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Social Hub, Game Hub, Samsung Kies PC Sync, Mobile Tracker and Voice Input.

At the same time, Desire SV comes preloaded with Beats Audio integration for outstanding audio experience, productivity tools like Office Suite, Microsoft Exchange push mail, BSI camera sensor for better low-light photography and free Dropbox cloud storage for two years.

If the concern is on increased internal storage options, expandable memory support, front camera for video calling and lesser price tag, Galaxy S Advance should be the right choice.

However, for those concerned on a dual SIM support, larger display real estate, free cloud storage, better camera performance and improved battery backup, Desire SV could be a better option.

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