Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 – Fight!

by Jerry D on July 18, 2013

Is the Samsung Galaxy Grand a better phone than the HTC Desire 600? Does the 5.0-inch screen on the Galaxy Grand, outperform the Desire 600’s 4.5-inch display? How much storage capacity is there? How fast is the CPU? Keep reading to discover the answers to these questions…

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Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600: 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.

Samsung Galaxy Grand VS HTC Desire 600
Display 5.0-inch LCD 4.5-inch Super LCD2
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(186.6 PPI)
540 x 960 pixels
(244.667 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz dual core processor 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200
Software Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1.2
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.6MP
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 4.0 with A2DP
Size 76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6mm 67.0 x 134.8 x 9.3mm
Weight 162g 130g
Talktime 10.0 hours 11.0 hours
Standby 440 hours 539 hours
Extras Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 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 Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 – Connectivity

Let’s talk wireless connectivity, shall we? The Galaxy Grand includes 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. No 4G though. HTC’s Desire 600 comes with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP as standard. There’s also no 4G here.
— The Desire 600 wins (0-1)

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

Now for a size comparison. There’s not much of a gap between the two – the Galaxy Grand is 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6mm; HTC’s phone is 134.8 x 67.0 x 9.3mm. Overall, the Desire 600 is smaller. As for weight, the Samsung Galaxy Grand weighs 162g, while the Desire 600 is 130g. The Galaxy Grand has fallen behind already. But there are still eight rounds to go.
— The Desire 600 wins (0-2)

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

First, let’s examine the Galaxy Grand, which packs an 8.0 Megapixel camera (3264 x 2448 pixels) with extras that include: autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. Oh and there’s also a 2.0MP camera on the front for making video calls.

The two phones match each other for megapixels – the Desire 600 also packs an 8.0 Megapixel snapper with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video recording. A second 1.6MP camera on the front can be used for video calling. Comparing these specs…
— The Galaxy Grand wins (1-2)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 – Display

The Galaxy Grand boasts a touch-sensitive LCD display, measuring 5.0 inches and delivering a basic resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Packing 384000 pixels into this 5.0-inch screen results in a chunky pixel density of 186.6 pixels per inch (PPI).

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy Grand features a 5.0-inch LCD display with a quoted resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 186.6.

At 4.5 inches (measured diagonally), the Desire 600′s touch-sensitive Super LCD2 screen has less room. In comparison, there are 518400 pixels onscreen, giving the Desire 600 pixel density of 244.667 pixels per inch.
— The Desire 600 wins (1-3)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 – Processor

How nimble are these two phones? inside the Galaxy Grand there’s a dual core processor chip, rated at 1.2GHz. The Desire 600 boasts a 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 processor.
— The Desire 600 wins (1-4)

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

We’re only halfway through this fight and the Desire 600 leads by 3. Of course, the Galaxy Grand isn’t beaten yet. There are still more points to be won, starting with round #6, software…

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 – Software

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

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and there’s no winner here. Which means… The Desire 600 is still leading in this fight. The Galaxy Grand will need to take the next three rounds to force a draw.
— The two phones share the points (3-6)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 – Storage

Next up, a storage comparison. The Samsung Galaxy Grand boasts 8GB of built-in storage. As does the HTC Desire 600. Neither one has an advantage over the other. Plug a 64GB memory card into the Galaxy Grand’s microSD expansion slot and the maximum capacity rises to a whopping 72GB. The 8GB storage on the Desire 600 can’t be extended, as there’s no memory card slot.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (4-6)

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 – Battery Life

Fully-charged, the Galaxy Grand boasts 10.0 hours of talktime according to Samsung, while the Desire 600 is rated at 11.0 hours. Standby time is rated at 440 hours and 539 hours respectively. The Desire 600 steals the round.
— 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.

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. HTC Desire 600 – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy Grand also includes Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. In comparison, the Desire 600 is packed with Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (5-7)

BPF Verdict: The HTC Desire 600 wins! (5-7)

The HTC Desire 600 wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy Grand, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 2 and losing 3. 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: No
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: No
The best battery life: Yes
The best extras: No

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