HP Pre 3 vs. Palm Pre 2 – Review

by Jerry D on March 20, 2011

Post Palm-takeover, this fight pits the HP Pre 3 against the old Palm Pre 2 in a plastic battle to see which handset is the best. In short, it’s a stat-fight over 9 rounds, including: processor vs. processor, screen vs. screen and storage vs. storage. Let’s get started…

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Stat-fight: HP Pre 3 vs. Palm Pre 2

HP Pre 3 VS Palm Pre 2
Display 3.58-inch LCD 3.1-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Processor 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, consisting of a 1.4GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU 1GHz TI OMAP 3630
Software HP WebOS 2.2 HP WebOS 2.0
Storage Up to 16GB Up to 16GB
Rear camera 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, an LED flash, geo-tagging and HD video recording at 720p 5.0 Megapixels with Autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and VGA video recording
Front camera Yes No
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps) 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR 2.1 with A2DP
Size 64.0 x 111.0 x 16.0mm 59.6 x 100.7 x 16.9mm
Weight 156g 145g
Talktime TBA 5.5 hours
Standby TBA 350 hours

Analysis: HP Pre 3 vs. Palm Pre 2


Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: Pre 2 (1-2)
Best Camera/Video: Pre 3 (2-2)
Best Display: Pre 3 (3-2)
Best Processor: Pre 3 (4-2)
Best Software: Draw (5-3)
Best Storage: Draw (6-4)
Best Battery life: Draw (7-5)
Best Extras: Pre 3 (8-5)

BPF Verdict: The HP Pre 3 wins!

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