After witnessing huge success with the dual SIM technology in feature phones, the handset manufacturers have now started integrating the technology in Android ICS smartphones in order to go with the trend to incur sales.
Many local and global vendors have started adopting dual SIM strategy and are manufacturing dual SIM handsets with Android OS, as it is one of the most sought after feature by the Indian consumers.
Samsung, the South Korean manufacturer who has covered almost all the segments of the smartphone arena with handsets ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 50,000 in order to cater to the needs of all types of consumers released a dual SIM Android ICS based mid-range smartphone – Galaxy S Duos in September.
Priced at Rs 17,100 approximately, the handset is a replica of the Galaxy S3 – the flagship smartphone of Samsung.
On Friday, HTC has revealed a new dual SIM Android ICS smartphone – Desire SV alongside HTC 8X, HTC 8S and HTC One X+ at a special press event in Singapore. The handset is priced at Rs 22,590 and it will reach the retail shelves of the Indian market by mid-November.
Hence, for those who are planning to upgrade to a mid-range dual SIM Android ICS smartphone, here is an elaborative spec comparison on the two smartphones. Have a look at it below!
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Dimensions & Weight: Galaxy S Duos boasts a dimension of 121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm and weighs around 120 grams and Desire SV measures 129.7 x 67.9 x 10.7 mm in dimension and weighs in at 131 grams.
Display: When it comes to display, Galaxy S Duos houses a 4 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixel density.
In comparison, Desire SV packs a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
Processor: In this segment, Galaxy S Duos is equipped with a 1GHz Cortex A5 single-core processor and Desire SV is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor.
OS: Both the dual SIM smartphones are flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. However, Desire SV is claimed to receive the Jelly Bean upgrade soon.
Storage: On the storage front, Galaxy S Duos has an internal memory of 4GB and 1GB RAM while Desire SV is equipped with 4GB internal storage and 768MB RAM.
However, Galaxy S Duos has a micro SD card that supports up to 32GB expandable memory support while HTC Desire SV lacks one. But, HTC offers 25GB free Dropbox storage for the handset for two years.
Camera: Galaxy S Duos has the same 5MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and VGA front camera.
On the other hand, Desire SV is equipped 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, HTC Desire SV comes packed with features including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: Samsung Galaxy S Duos will come loaded with a 1,500 Li-ion battery and Desire SV is equipped with a 1,620 mAh Li-ion battery.
Price: When it comes to pricing, Galaxy S Duos is priced at Rs 17,100 and Desire SV is priced at Rs 22,590 respectively. Check goProbo.com for online smartphone pricing.
Both Galaxy S Duos and Desire SV are mid-range handsets and they have the same platform and hence, they will offer similar user experience and software features.
Detailing on the Samsung offering, the handset has a unique ‘DualSIM Always on’ feature, which will offer users to receive calls on one SIM number while taking a call from the other, ensuring that the owners of the latest handset can manage both personal and work commitments without missing a call.
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 a relatively lightweight handset with expandable memory options, front camera for video calling and a lesser price tag, Galaxy S Duos might a better option.
On the other hand, if the concern is on a larger display real estate, dual core processor for faster performance, better audio quality and an improved battery, Desire SV could be the right choice for you.