Both the HTC Desire and recently released Samsung Galaxy S are pretty similar on paper in terms of specifications, where they each sport a 1GHz processor with Android 2.1 as the operating system of choice, boasting a WVGA touchscreen display, not to mention nearly similar amounts of memory (576MB versus 512MB). Theoretically, running a Quake II demo on either smartphone should yield pretty similar performance figures, right? Wrong! It seems that the Samsung Galaxy S is a whole lot faster than the HTC Desire, simply because Samsung’s offering relies on a Hummingbird processor that was specially constructed for handling graphics. This makes the Snapdragon processor within the HTC Desire good for normal tasks, but definitely not ideal for 3D gaming.
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