HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Fight!

by Jerry D on July 19, 2013

There are things we should ask when comparing the HTC Desire 600 and the Samsung Galaxy Premier. Things like… Is the 4.5-inch display on the Desire 600 an improvement over the Galaxy Premier? How quick is the quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 processor inside? Carry on reading to learn the answers to these questions…

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HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

HTC Desire 600 VS Samsung Galaxy Premier
Display 4.5-inch Super LCD2 4.65-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
(244.667 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(315.914 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470
Software Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1
Storage 8GB internal, no expansion slot 8 or 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.6MP Yes, 1.9MP
4G No LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP/EDR
Size 67.0 x 134.8 x 9.3mm 68.0 x 134.2 x 9.0mm
Weight 130g 130g
Talktime 11.0 hours 10.75 hours
Standby 539 hours 600 hours
Extras Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

 

HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier fight plays out…

HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Connectivity

Good wireless connectivity is vital. The Desire 600 features NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It doesn’t include 4G. The Galaxy Premier packs NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. And 4G? Yes, that’s in there too.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (0-1)

HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Size/Weight

This round is all about being thin… There’s not much between the two – the Desire 600 is 134.8 x 67.0 x 9.3mm, the Galaxy Premier is 134.2 x 68.0 x 9.0mm. The Galaxy Premier is the more compact handset. Both phones tip the scales at 130g. After this result, the Desire 600 trails at this early stage.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (0-2)

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HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Camera/Video

As for photo/video prowess, the Desire 600′s 8.0 MP lens features autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection plus 720p video recording. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera rated at 1.6 Megapixels.

The Galaxy Premier also comes equipped with a 8.0 MP camera along with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording. An extra camera on the front is designed for video calling. The resolution is 1.9MP. The Premier’s imaging package grabs the point.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (0-3)

HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Display

The Desire 600 features a 4.5-inch touch-sensitive Super LCD2 display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Jamming 518400 pixels into this screen size gives the Desire 600 pixel density of 244.667 pixels per inch (PPI).

XXXX pointy arrow The HTC Desire 600 features a 4.5-inch Super LCD2 display with a quoted resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 244.667.

At 4.65 inches, Galaxy Premier’s touch-sensitive Super AMOLED screen has more room than its rival. Do the math again and, with 921600 overall pixels, the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is a brilliant 315.914.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (0-4)

HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Processor

These days, speed is crucial. the HTC Desire 600 is powered by a quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 processor, clocked at 1.2GHz. The Galaxy Premier has a 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470 chip.
— The Desire 600 wins (1-4)

Half-time: HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier

Five rounds down, another five to go and the Galaxy Premier has opened up a decent 3-point lead. The Desire 600 is still in this fight. But it might be tough to claw back enough points…

HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Software

Neither phone wins this Android 4.1.2 vs. Android 4.1 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (2-5)

HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and there’s no winner here. Which means… At the end of this round, the Galaxy Premier is still out in front by 3. With this gap in the scores, the Desire 600 is all but beaten.
— The two phones share the points (3-6)

HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Storage

Onto the storage battle… The HTC Desire 600 offers buyers 8GB of storage as standard. The Galaxy Premier comes with multiple storage options, offering either 8 or 16GB capacities. The Galaxy Premier naturally wins the internal storage battle with 16GB, compared to 8GB on the Desire 600. Unfortunately, the Desire 600 lacks an expansion slot so 8GB is all the storage on offer. The Galaxy Premier fares better. The inclusion of a microSD expansion slot bumps up the storage capacity to 48GB.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (3-7)

HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Battery Life

Calculating the staying power can be tricky. But the Desire 600 weighs in with 11.0 hours of talktime; the Galaxy Premier in comparison boasts 10.75 hours of talktime. In terms of standby times, HTC’s phone can last 539 hours, while Samsung’s model boasts 600 hours. The Desire 600 wins the round this time.
— The Desire 600 wins (4-7)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

HTC Desire 600 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Extras

Finally, the Desire 600 also includes Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio. In comparison, the Galaxy Premier is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (4-8)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins! (4-8)

The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins this match-up. It beats the HTC Desire 600, taking 6 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 2 and losing 2. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Yes
The best size/weight: Yes
The best camera/video: Yes
The best display: Yes
The best processor: No
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Yes
The best battery life: No
The best extras: Yes

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