HTC Desire VC VS SmartFren Andromax-i, Duel Android ICS CDMA-GSM | Pro Techno News

HTC Desire VC VS SmartFren Andromax-i, Duel Android ICS CDMA-GSM

January 4th, 2013 0 Comments

If from the price aspects, both prices indeed like the earth and the sky, because HTC Desire VC cost twice than Smartfren Andromax-i (2.6 million vs. 1.2 million). But try to look at the features and technical specifications of both.

On the interface, Desire VC and Andromax-i carrying the same screen specification, 4 inches with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Likewise with software, which both immersed Android 4.0 ICS OS. RAM memory capacity also same ie 512 MB.

The differences found on hardware aspect. In here Andromax-i in fact superior with dual core 1 GHz processor (Desire VC still single core). Meanwhile in both multimedia category was equivalent, ie 5 MP camera, music player, and FM radio.

DESIGN

In terms of design, no doubt Desire VC better. This Taiwanese mobile phone superior at least in terms of aesthetics that looks more beautiful and materials casing that more premium. Quite contrast when lined up with Andromax-i which wrapped plastic material and doff techniques.

The number of ports and connectivity balanced. Both provide microUSB slot, power button, 3.5 mm audio jack, as well volume buttons. There’s no camera shutter button.

Differences occurs in haptic row of buttons. In here Andromax-i much more, with haptic of Menu, Home, Back, and Search. While Desire VC only brings Back, Home, and Multitasking. However, not get huge difference from those deviation.

DUAL SIM

Both participants offer two units of SIM card slot: one GSM, one CDMA. Both support dual-on mode, thus two cards that installed can be active simultaneously.

Users can insert-remove cards, it’s just that special for CDMA slot in Andromax-i, locked into Smartfren number. While only CDMA slot that supports 3G network (EVDO Rev.A), because GSM slot only supports EDGE.

This dual SIM function won by Desire VC, since CDMA slot which not lock.

PERFORMANCE

On hardware aspect we find the reverse things, where Andromax-i which priced more cheaper actually already supported by dual core 1 GHz processor. Though Desire VC that its price twice more expensive still a single core, although the same capacity (1 GHz).

Both use chipsets from Qualcomm, but different versions. Desire VC uses MSM7227A, while Andromax-i has adopted the newer MSM8625. The control system of Andromax-i graphics also higher with Adreno 203 (Desire VC still Adreno 200).

Which one is better? although both 45 nm technology, MSM8625 which fresher was definitely better. Besides performance that indeed feels more nimble, test results of several benchmark applications of Andromax-i also proved more powerful. Here are the detail results.

HTC Desire VC
AnTuTu : 3881
Quadrant : 2127
Nenamark 2 : 19.7

SmartFren Andromax-i
AnTuTu : 6079
Quadrant : 2820
Nenamark 2 : 31.9

DISPLAY

HTC Desire VC and Smartfren Andromax-i  together offer 4-inch screen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. Both support accelerometer, proximity and light sensors. For multitouch function, Desire VC can receive up to 4 touch points, while Andromax-i to 5 points.

Different significance lies in the type of glass used. When talking about this, Super LCD screens used in Desire VC beat IPC LCD belongs Andromax-i. Desire VC overlay glass that thin looked sharper and brighter. Color reproduction also more natural and alive.

OPERATING SYSTEM & APPLICATION

Each participant uses Android 4.0 ICS operating system. It’s just Andromax-i that version is newer; v4.0.4 (Desire VC v4.0.3). There was no information whether both will get an update to the latest version or not.

Speaking the interface, HTC Sense UI belongs Desire VC clearly richer than standard Android ICS interface in Andromax-i. Not only on the visual display, system of integration between applications of Desire VC also wider and deeper.

For applications, since each participant supported by Google mobile service, then there are more 650 thousand applications that can be enjoyed on both this phones. For default application, Desire VC more profitable. Thanks to Car facilities (drive interface mode) and Polaris document editor application. Two of these applications feels more useful than Smartfren services which prepared Andromax-i.

CAMERA

In the field of photography, Desire VC and Andromax-i uses 5 megapixel camera. Only Andromax-i which has front camera (1.3 megapixel). While flash light only found on Desire VC.

Both contestants enriched autofocus and touch focus techniques. Geo-tagging function also found in both. But for face detection, smile dectection and macro features only exist on Desire VC. As for Andromax-i excels with its Panorama.

Testing of the focus point locking process and shutter-lag lasts a draw. Both are quite fast, approximately one to two seconds.

Photos shots showing if both has plus minus of each. The images from Desire VC looks more alive, yet still mostly left noise.

Likewise with Andromax-i, though looks more natural with hue that more controlled, colors that obtained not as sharp as Desire VC.

With each of plus minus, this segment considered end in a draw.

AUDIO

For musical entertainment categories, the most striking difference occurs in applications, whether it music player nor FM radio. In this case VC Desire again winning. Not only visually beautiful, its features also much more complete. Call it, integration with SoundHound, update art album, as well sharing facilities that are connected to different types of social networking services. On the other hand Andromax-i still appear simple with typical of Android.

To boost sound quality, Desire VC relying Beats Audio. While Andromax-i provide equalizer system, plus bass booster and 3D effect.

Through independent earphones from Senheisser, bursts of song from Desire VC sounds more refined and controlled, although output from Andromax-i also still considered good. The songs which released from loud speaker also more in favor on Desire VC, because noise that more muted.

FM Radio. Both use external antenna, thus to enjoy it the earphones must be installed. Its features not much different, namely auto scan, manual scan, and playlists. FM recorder only found on Andromax-i.

GPS

Desire VC location finder feature and Andromax-i supported by the built-in GPS system, also Assisted GPS. Both equipped Google Maps and a number of other locations search facility from Google.

In theory, both owner can find a point of the location without the help of operator signal (offline), yet in fact only Desire VC that can do it. Because this phone supported by offline maps; HTC Location, even though to get it the user must download it separately (160 MB).

 

HTC-Desire-VC
HTC Desire VC Specs

GSM Network : 900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS, EDGE
CDMA Network : CDMA 800/1900 MHz, EVDO Rev.A
Dimension/Weight : 119.5 x 62.3 x 9.5 mm / 119 g
Display : Super LCD capacitive 16M colors, 4 inch, 480 x 800 pixel; Accelerometer, Proximity, Light-Sensor, Multitouch (4 point touch)
Camera : 5 MP, LED flash, geo-tag, autofocus, touch focus, face detection, macro
Video Recorder : 800 x 480 pixel @ 30 fps
Music : Yes
FM Radio : Yes
Internal Memory : 4 GB (for user 1 GB); RAM 512 MB (for user 407 MB)
External Memory : microSD up to 32 GB
Connectivity : WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, USB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0, WiFi Direct; A2DP, audio jack 3.5 mm
Hardware : Processor Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon 1 GHz; GPU Adreno 200
OS : Android 4.0.3
Application : Google Service, 7 Digital, Car, Friend Stream, HTC Location, Polaris, Dropbox, TuneIn Radio
Battery : Li-ion 1650 mAh
Sales Package : Phone unit, charger, data cable, earphone, manual book, TelkomFlexi card

 

SmartFren Andromax
SmartFren Andromax-i Specs

GSM Network : 900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS, EDGE
CDMA Network : CDMA 800/1900 MHz, EVDO Rev.A
Dimension/Weight : 125 x 65 x 10 mm / 142 g
Display : IPS LCD capacitive 16M colors, 4 inch, 480 x 800 pixel; Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient-Sensor, Multitouch (5 point touch)
Camera : 5 MP & 1.3 MP, autofocus, touch focus, geo-tag, panorama
Video Recorder : VGA
Music : Yes
FM Radio : Yes
Internal Memory : 4 GB (for user 1 GB); RAM 512 MB (for user 352 MB)
External Memory : microSD up to 32 GB
Connectivity : WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, USB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0, A2DP, audio jack 3.5 mm
Hardware : Processor Qualcomm MSM8625 Snapdragon 1 GHz; GPU Adreno 203
OS : Android 4.0.4
Application : Google Service, Email, SmartFren services, Music Warehouse
Battery : Li-ion 1630 mAh
Sales Package : Phone unit, charger, data cable, earphone, manual book, SmartFren card

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Candra Kurniawan is a blogger who love about computer and technology. He also a chief editor at his creative blog ITHotTechnics.com and ProTechnoNews.info which share news, exiting and informative discovery about computer and technology.

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