Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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HTC Explorer Vs Samsung Galaxy Y

HTC Explorer (formally the Pico) And Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 both are mid-range Entry-level smartphone that are are redefining traditional stereotypes to prove that phones don’t have to be expensive to be smart.

Here is an head to head comparison of HTC Explorer with another low budget Android entry, the Samsung Galaxy Y S5360.

The Galaxy branding gives the game away that this is an Android handset, but it’s certainly not the only budget Android baby around, and the list of rivals is set to swell with HTC Explorer. So which is better? Let’s take a closer look.

Display:

  • Samsung Galaxy Y – 3.0-inch TFT, 240 x 320 resolution
  • HTC Explorer – 3.2-inch TFT, 320 x 480 resolution

A 3.2-inch screen seems to be the default display size for so many entry-level handsets that it’s a bit of a surprise to see the Galaxy Y only coming with a 3.0-inch panel. More significantly, the resolution is a paltry 240 x 320 pixels, which means this round definitely goes the Explorer’s way.

Power:

  • Samsung Galaxy Y – 832MHz processor, integrated graphics
  • HTC Explorer – 600MHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 200 GPU

The Samsung has the higher processor clock speed, but it’s not a night-and-day difference, and with it having to also power the graphics – unlike on the HTC Explorer which has a dedicated graphics chip – these two are probably just about level in the power stakes.

Storage:

  • Samsung Galaxy Y – 160MB internal storage.
  • HTC Explorer – 90 MB storage, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM.

Though both the mobiles supports microSD, up to 32GB. In this price range and you may as well accept the fact that you won’t be getting much by way of internal storage, and the stereotype doesn’t change here. Instead you’ll be relying almost totally on the microSD card slot for your storage needs.

Operating system:

  • Samsung Galaxy Y – Android 2.3 Gingerbread with TouchWiz UI
  • HTC Explorer – Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense UI

The Galaxy Y and Explorer are both brand new Android handsets, and so it’s the latest Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread build on board. They also both have their makers’ proprietary skin loaded on top to give a more individual feel than the vanilla Android.

Camera:

  • Samsung Galaxy Y – 2-megapixel camera, VGA video recording
  • HTC Explorer – 3.15-megapixel camera, VGA video recording

Budget smartphones don’t have good cameras – it’s a fact. So the reality is that we’re actually quite impressed by the HTC Explorer having a 3.15-megapixel sensor built in as compared with the Galaxy S’ 2-megapixel count. Both offer no better than VGA video shooting too – another given at this price.

Dimensions:

  • Samsung Galaxy Y – 104 x 58 x 11.5mm, 97.5g
  • HTC Explorer – 102.8 x 57.2 x 12.9mm, 108g

Despite its smaller screen, the Galaxy Y has the bigger overall footprint, as it has a far thicker bezel than the Explorer. Overall that gives the HTC a less bulky look than its rival, even though it’s actually 10g heavier and slightly thicker too.

Flash Support For Browser:

  • Samsung Galaxy Y – No
  • HTC Explorer - Yes

Samsung Galaxy Y by default will not support Flash files on its built in browser, So you need a third party application to play flash files on Samsung Galaxy Y. Where as HTC Explorer do support flash files on its browser. But note that any Android phone can use the Dolphin Browser to support flash. You can download Dolphin HD browser from this location or from Android Market.

HTC Explorer Advantages And Disadvantages

The End Note: There certainly isn’t much to choose between the Samsung Galaxy Y and the HTC Explorer, and both are fine examples of the level of quality you’re able to get these days for such a low price. In the end, it might possibly be down to just that – price – in deciding which of these two budget-friendly offerings holds the greater appeal.

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Davieboy90
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December 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM delete

I would think that the HTC would win this fight because it sounds much better that the Samsung. I am planning to get a new phone contract and was thinking which phone to get. But, now, I know which it will be. The HTC. Its much better. I will post more comments here if I will get one if those phones.

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Davieboy90
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December 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM delete

I would think that the HTC would win this fight because it sounds much better that the Samsung. I am planning to get a new phone contract and was thinking which phone to get. But, now, I know which it will be. The HTC. Its much better. I will post more comments here if I will get one if those phones.

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December 16, 2011 at 7:41 PM delete

Thanks for posting on bench3, HTC looks much solid and safe to buy and hold.

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Miguel
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December 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM delete

Samsung Galaxy Y is much better because its way cuter and stylish, and looks really teen-ish

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Naresh
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January 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM delete

both are nice but i think galaxy y will win coz it come with the brand of Samsung which is on top now a days.

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Naresh
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January 9, 2012 at 7:01 PM delete

both are nice but i think galaxy y will win coz it come with the brand of Samsung which is on top now a days.

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Anonymous
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January 10, 2012 at 9:09 PM delete

I think HTC is better.....

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Anonymous
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January 13, 2012 at 8:45 PM delete

Actually I am thinking of buying the smartphone and for this I referred this site. and got the idea about the following. I think HTC explorer is the best and if you want to know more about both the smartphons then refer this link. you will clear out your confusion as I did. http://www.futurehardware.com/windows/108.htm

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gttoi
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January 24, 2012 at 7:46 PM delete

i think htc is way better than galaxy y

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robi
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February 8, 2012 at 12:45 AM delete

Galaxy Y => ArmV6 processor
Explorer => ArmV7 processor

Galaxy Y => NO GPU
Explorer => Adreno 200 GPU
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Explorer wins.

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rave.v
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February 24, 2012 at 9:09 AM delete

I hav explorer and i kno its gud frm samsung y...

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sourav
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February 24, 2012 at 3:37 PM delete

I am using y for last 3 months....no flows costing much less than exp... my choice sam y

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Anonymous
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March 3, 2012 at 11:22 PM delete

I am using explorer , it far better then samsung Y

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Anonymous
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March 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM delete

Hey im not sure which one to buy but i think the htc is better! Do u think im making the rt choice?

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Anonymous
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March 14, 2012 at 6:39 PM delete

i am damn confused b/w the 2...galaxy has better processor and looks good but htc has a good buildup and supports all apps without any lagging..:(

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Anonymous
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March 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM delete

I will buy explorer instead of Y, as the price of explorer is around 9k now. so, price not a big issue.
Remember that, high resolution=more no. of games and apps

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Anonymous
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March 20, 2012 at 2:07 AM delete

east and west,htc is the best

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Anonymous
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March 25, 2012 at 11:50 PM delete

htc wins, for quality! Samsung low end phones are trash.

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Anonymous
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March 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM delete

heheheehehheheeeeee

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Anonymous
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March 27, 2012 at 4:43 PM delete

my htc explorer have 150MB internal storage but why everywhere it is written 90MB even on its box? please check it.

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Anonymous
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April 3, 2012 at 1:25 AM delete

htc explorer won the battle as it has snapdragon processor along with cortex A5 chips inside.I would prefer htc than galaxy y though sam is on top.




REMEMBER APPLE IS THE BEST HANDSET MAKER !!!!!!!!

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Anonymous
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April 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM delete

htc explorer looks better than y.thanks for the comparison..!

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Anonymous
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April 27, 2012 at 2:03 AM delete

htc is the best,,,,,,,,,,
yuppy....... htc won

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Anonymous
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April 27, 2012 at 2:06 AM delete

HTC Explore...
one of the adequate set in a cheapest price..
Galaxy y is new but compatible with HTC Explore..

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Anonymous
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April 27, 2012 at 2:07 AM delete

Explore Rocks.........

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Anonymous
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April 27, 2012 at 2:08 AM delete

HTC Explore is nice one than galaxy y.

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Anonymous
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April 28, 2012 at 3:23 PM delete

obviously htc is better than galaxy y

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Anonymous
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May 7, 2012 at 3:36 PM delete

htc is far much better then samsung galaxy y....

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Anonymous
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May 7, 2012 at 7:35 PM delete

obviously htc is better.. it has better build quality, and rock solid when compared to Samsung.

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Anonymous
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May 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM delete

Need quality, go for HTC

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May 16, 2012 at 8:08 PM delete

I think both are nice but galaxy y has got 40% percent more processor speed than explorer but explorer has got a little bit larger and powerfull display, also explorer supports hsdpa 14.1 which is twice that supports on galaxy y.

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Anonymous
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May 17, 2012 at 11:54 PM delete

which set is better for gaming and applications,galaxy y or htc explorer ??

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bharathjetti
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May 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM delete

BUt what about Head set? i heard that HCT doesn't have head set if not which head set will suit for it if v want to listen music in HCT? plz ans me if u have good suggestion.....

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ajith
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May 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM delete

guys first check out brand names...htc introduced world's first smartphone ..even 3g started from htc....nxt conning to explorer u don't have to doubt about its quality ....hsdpa 14.2mbps ..blue tooth 3.0 takes less charge with faster transfer...explorer supports almost every hd game's...don't compare with galaxy y when htc explorer is better and equal to Samsung ace.....remember snapdragon chipset ...don't see the no 600...best part is it is htc sense 3.5 with full social network integrated....I bought htc last mnth and got earphones with it as explorer old stocks provide earphones

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James
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June 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM delete

I had an HTC Wildfire and it was a shocker. Don't know if I got a faulty one but battery literally went down as you watched it - dealers said it was natural but in 30 mins it would be dead coming off a 7.5 hr charge. I was lucky and sold it for cash and used the money to buy a Samsung Y. OK differences are obviously the screen, but it's very easy to view. My Union Jack wallpaper shows up well too :) Samsung Y's call quality is very clear even in a noisy location people have had no problems hearing. Download speed seems to be the same. Camera - well for me it's not important but the HTC definately wins there. Angry Birds plays fine but wouldn't think of it as a games phone - same with the Wildfire. I can't imagine there's much of a difference between the Wildfire and the Explorer hence my comparison. Otherwise there's nothing at all wrong with the Samsung Y....and the price well £30 cheaper than the HTC - now that'll make you think!!

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Anonymous
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June 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM delete

go for htc explorer instead of galaxy y...

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Anonymous
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August 31, 2013 at 6:33 PM delete

sgy s5360 rooted custom rom creed 3.5 + overclocking ghz + sdext + cf3d is no#1 best smartphone sgy rocks!!!

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Anonymous
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August 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM delete

winner samsung galaxy y s5360

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Anonymous
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August 31, 2013 at 6:46 PM delete

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