Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 – Fight!

by Jerry D on May 25, 2013

Is the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus a superior phone to the HTC Desire 600? Does the 4.3-inch screen on the Galaxy S2 Plus, best the Desire 600’s 4.5-inch display? Does Galaxy S2 Plus‘s Android 4.1.2 operating system deliver the goods? How do the Desire 600’s measurements compare? All of these questions are answered in the side-by-side comparison below.

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Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus 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 S2 Plus VS HTC Desire 600
Display 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 4.5-inch Super LCD2
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(216.977 PPI)
540 x 960 pixels
(244.667 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz dual core 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 geo-tagging, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization, face/smile detection 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 3.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 66.1 x 125.3 x 8.9mm 67.0 x 134.8 x 9.3mm
Weight 121g 130g
Talktime TBC 11.0 hours
Standby TBC 539 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and a stereo FM radio Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio

 

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus 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 S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 – Connectivity

Let’s consider the wireless options first. The Galaxy S2 Plus boasts NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. Looking for 4G? There isn’t any in this phone. HTC, meanwhile, has packed its phone with tech that includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. 4G support is also a no-no.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 – Size/Weight

Let’s start with size and weight. The Galaxy S2 Plus is the thinner of the two, measuring 8.9mm to the Desire 600′s 9.3mm. As for weightiness, the Desire 600 is heavier than the Galaxy S2 Plus, tipping the scales at 130g, compared to the Galaxy S2 Plus’s 121g. The Galaxy S2 Plus hits the front. The Desire 600 is already playing catch-up.
— The Galaxy S2 Plus wins (2-1)

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Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 – Camera/Video

The Galaxy S2 Plus comes packing a built-in 8.0 Megapixel camera with advanced features such as: geo-tagging, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording. There’s also a front-facing 2.0MP camera for video calls.

The HTC Desire 600 matches its opponent with an 8.0 Megapixel camera of its own, as well as autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video recording. An extra camera on the front is designed for video calling. The resolution is 1.6MP.
— The Galaxy S2 Plus wins (3-1)

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 – Display

As for screen size, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus features a 4.3-inch (480 x 800) touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display. The resulting pixel density of this handset is a below average 216.977 pixels per inch.

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 216.977.

Measuring 4.5 inches, Desire 600′s touch-sensitive Super LCD2 screen is not much bigger. Compared to its rival, the number of pixels onscreen is 518400 and so the pixels per inch (PPI) rating is 244.667.
— The Desire 600 wins (3-2)

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 – Processor

A 1.2GHz dual core processor vs. a 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200…
— It’s a tie, one point each (4-3)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600

At the halfway mark, the Galaxy S2 Plus has opened up a modest 1-point lead. Will the Desire 600 turn it around in the second half? Let’s see. The next round is software…

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus 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 (5-4)

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and there’s no winner here. Which means… With three rounds left, the Galaxy S2 Plus has stayed out in front. There’s still time for things to change.
— The two phones share the points (6-5)

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 – Storage

Onto the storage round… The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus has an internal storage capacity of 8GB. So does the competing HTC Desire 600. However, the Galaxy S2 Plus also includes a microSD card slot to ramp up the memory to 72GB. HTC didn’t build an expansion slot into the Desire 600, so 8GB is all the storage you get.
— The Galaxy S2 Plus wins (7-5)

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Galaxy S2 Plus and the Desire 600 share the points (8-6)

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus vs. HTC Desire 600 – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy S2 Plus also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and a stereo FM radio . In comparison, the Desire 600 is packed with Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio.
— It’s a tie, one point each (9-7)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus wins! (9-7)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus wins this match-up. It beats the HTC Desire 600, taking 3 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 6 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

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

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