In this comparison the Samsung Galaxy Apollo is having a showdown with the HTC Wildfire. Each phone is running the Android operating system and is aimed at the budget end of the market, but which one comes out on top? We will be discussing the design, hardware, and performance of each of these phones to determine which smartphone is best for consumers.
Design & Display
The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is a visually appetizing smartphone sporting a colorful display that will grab the attention of any onlooker. The colors are crisp and pop right out of the screen to make the user’s experience worth-while. With its sleek look and rounded edges, this phone is made for an avid smartphone user. Size is a major part of any smartphone since phones, such at the iPhone, are typically larger and clunkier than the Apollo. No one will have to worry about having a bulge coming out of their pocket since the Samsung Galaxy Apollo is quite slim and does not consume a large amount of space. The screen’s resolution is 400 x 240 pixels, which is not the best on the market but by far not the worst.
HTC’s release of the Wildfire introduced their smallest smartphone to date. The size is just a bit shorter than the rest of their cell phones, as well as being one of the thinnest phones on the market. HTC did not do so well by choosing to use an LCD touch-screen instead of an AMOLED screen. Choosing an LCD screen leaves the phone at risk for scratches, fingerprints, and smudging, which any smartphone user will quickly be annoyed by. The resolution of the Wildfire is 320 x 240 pixels. This resolution is nothing to brag about by any means since it is far from the clearest and best display on the market to date.
HTC has always been a solid choice for Android smartphones. The hardware behind this phone proves to be following in its predecessors footsteps. At first glance you will realize that the Wildfire is like a budget version of the HTC Desire. This is definitely not a bad thing since the Desire sold very well. The Wildfire comes equipped with a 528MHz processor which is easily not the best to date, as well as 384MB of RAM. These specs are nothing to brag about, but the phone still delivers a great display at an outstanding speed. Other capabilities include Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and Wi-Fi. These extras are not so impressive since almost every phone has them, but on the upside the Wildfire does have a 5 megapixel camera included.
Samsung did not put all of their efforts into the Galaxy Apollo since it does not have the power of other smartphones. However, its processor beats the Wildfire by pushing 720MHz, which is 192MHz more than the competition. The RAM that comes with the Apollo is not too impressive either since it is the same as the Wildfire at only 384MB of RAM. In terms of memory the Samsung Galaxy Apollo has the ability to add to the onboard 166MB with a MicroSD card. Other than these features the Apollo is pretty much the same as the HTC Wildfire with its capabilities of Wi-FI, Bluetooth, and GPS. However, the Samsung Galaxy Apollo only has a 3 megapixel camera.
Samsung’s Apollo has a speedy performance and very rarely sees any slowdown. Multitasking is a big feature that all Android phones possess, and this smartphone does it well. Any smartphone user that has ever touched an Android phone will know what each of these phones is capable of. The HTC Wildfire is speedy as well, even though it lacks the processing power that the Apollo has the Wildfire still runs steady with very little slowdown. Multitasking on each phone is the same since they are both running the Android 2.1 operating system. Both touch-screens on these phones are very responsive and whenever something is pressed the screen appears almost instantaneously. Both phones may have almost the same performance, but the Samsung Galaxy Apollo does have the upper-hand with the workload it can handle because of the extra processor speed.
Each of these phones is a very good choice for people seeking a new budget smartphone. Both are running the Android operating system, so anyone that wants the Android operating system will not have a hard time choosing. If there had to be a winner though it would have to go to the Samsung Galaxy Apollo simply because of the better processor and display when compared to the Wildfire. The Apollo is also a much slimmer phone than the Wildfire making it attractive to people who need room in their pockets. The final decision is on you. Go and test each phone maybe you would enjoy the Wildfire more because of the HTC Sense UI and the price. You will never know until you try it for yourself. So go out to your local cell phone carriers and see which phone suits you best!