September 19, 2012 by Daniel Redmond
The HTC Desire C has 4 GB of internal storage while the Samsung Galaxy Ace has only 158 MB. Both have a microSD card slot, with the possibility of adding a card of up to 32 GB.
The HTC Desire C has a 600 MHz Cortex-A5 CPU with Adreno 200 GPU and 512 MB of RAM, while the Samsung Galaxy Ace has a 800 MHz ARM 11 CPU with the same Adreno 200 GPU but only 278 MB of RAM.
The difference between the CPUs isn’t so significant, but the Desire C has almost twice the amount of RAM on the Galaxy Ace.
Both have 5 MP cameras capable of capturing VGA@24 FPS videos, but there is one major difference. The Galaxy Ace has a autofocus camera, while the Desire C has a fixed focus camera. Neither has a front facing camera, so video calling is out of the question for both.
HTC Desire C: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPRS/EDGE, 3G (HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps) , bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Optional NFC, microUSB v2.0, GPS with A-GPS support, microSD, up to 32 GB, 3.5 mm audio jack.
Samsung Galaxy Ace: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPRS/EDGE, 3G (HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps), bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB v2.0, GPS with A-GPS support, microSD, up to 32GB, 3.5 mm audio jack.
Design and build:
Both devices are quite simple, without any “wows”. The Desire C measures 107.2 x 60.6 x 12.3 mm and weighs 100 grams while the Galaxy Ace measures 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm and weighs 113 grams.
Both have the same LCD screens, measuring 3.5 inches with resolutions of 320×480 pixels and a pixel density of 165 ppi.
The Desire C runs on Android 4.0 ICS, while the Galaxy Ace is stuck with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with no possibility of further upgrades.
The HTC Desire C is powered by a standard 1230 mAh Li-Ion battery which is capable of providing up to 510 hours of stand-by time and 7 hours of talk-time.
The Samsung Galaxy S is powered by a standard 1350 mAh Li-Ion battery which is capable of providing up to 640 hours of stand-by time and 11 hours of talk-time.
HTC Desire C: 170 Pounds
Samsung Galaxy Ace: 135 Pounds
I honestly think that the Desire C doesn’t worth the big difference between the price tags because it doesn’t provides many extra features against the Galaxy Ace. But it’s up to each one to choose its favorite.