Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy A7 vs HTC Desire 826

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Samsung HTC
Announced October 2011 Expected Announcement - December 2014 January 2015
Status Available - October 2011 Rumored - January 2015 Coming Soon - Q1 2015
Price - Rs. 19,499 ($286.75) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 16,999 ($249.99) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black, White Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light B Various
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
(4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 in)
150.9 x 75.9 x 6.3 mm
(5.94 x 2.99 x 0.25 in)
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Weight 140 g (4.94 oz) 133 g (4.69 oz) -
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 - SM-A700*/DS
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA version
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - Asia version
4G Network - LTE LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - EMEA version
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 5 Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
Processor 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Apple A5 chipset Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2 Adreno 405 Adreno 405
RAM 512 MB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16 GB 16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen
Colors capacitive touchscreen 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 640 x 960 pixels (330 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 53.92% 72.64% -
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No - FM radio
Games Downloadable, incl. motion-bas Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] 5 MP [Similar] 4 MP, 1080p (1/3' sensor size, 2Ám pixel [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.0, A2DP, apt-X
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Call Records 100 received, dialed and missed calls Practically unlimited Practically unlimited
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 1432 mAh 2600 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 200 h (2G)
Up to 200 h (3G)
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Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 8 h (3G)
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