HP Pre 3 vs. Samsung Wave II – Review

by Jerry D on March 6, 2011

This big phone fight puts the Samsung Wave II into the ring with the new and improved HP Pre 3. Should be an interesting match-up. Let’s see how it turns out…

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Stat-fight: HP Pre 3 vs. Samsung Wave II

HP Pre 3 VS Samsung Wave II
Display 3.58-inch LCD 3.7-inch Super Clear LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Processor 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, consisting of a 1.4GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor (Hummingbird) with PowerVR SGX540 GPU
Software HP WebOS 2.2 Bada OS 1.2 with TouchWiz 3.0 and HTML 5-friendly Dolfin web browser
Storage Up to 16GB Up to 34GB
Rear camera 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, an LED flash, geo-tagging and HD video recording at 720p 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus and touch focus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stablilization and 720p video capture.
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps) 3G/HSDPA (3.6 Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR 3.0 with A2DP
Size 64.0 x 111.0 x 16.0mm 59.8 x 123.9 x 11.8mm
Weight 156g 135g
Talktime TBA 6.0 hours
Standby TBA 500 hours

Analysis: HP Pre 3 vs. Samsung Wave II


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

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Wave II wins!

See if these two phones make our Top 20 Best Smartphones list…

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