iPhone 3G vs HTC Touch HD – UI vs Hardware

iPhone 3G vs HTC Touch HD

iPhone 3G vs HTC Touch HD

It was inevitable.

With a 3.8-inch WVGA display that completely dominates the entire front-face, and a form-factor that seems to at least have been inspired by the iPhone 3G, the HTC Touch HD was bound to be compared to the iPhone 3G. And, now we have side-by-side picture comparisons to see just how the iPhone 3G measures up against the new list-topper – the HTC Touch HD.

It goes without saying that the 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen takes the cake as the stand-out feature on the HTC Touch HD. Ironically, the gloriously enormous and high-resolution WVGA display takes away from the fact that the HTC Touch HD sports a 5 megapixel camera – which is a first for HTC. And, with GPS, WiFi, 3G (HSPA) data connectivity, and a spec-sheet that reads like an encyclopedia of smartphone features, the HTC Touch HD is destined to take the iPhone 3G on head-to-head this holiday shopping season.

The HTC Touch HD takes the slim silhouette and sleek lines made popular by the iPhone 3G and bumps up the feature-set to true HTC flagship-standards. The VGA displays on the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro are already brighter and crisper than the iPhone 3G (although, the iPhone 3G display does outperform in direct sunlight), so there’s no doubt that the massive 3.8-inch version of those same VGA touchscreens (stretched out to WVGA proportions) trump the iPhone 3G’s 3.5-inch display.

On the flip-side, we have the iPhone 3G’s more polished and intuitive UI. With multi-touch functionality in tow, the iPhone 3G continues to outshine the competition when it comes to the look, feel, and execution of the user interface – making for a far superior user experience. The iPhone 3G’s strength used to lie in its iPhone OS, the 3.5-inch multi-touch display, and its head-turning style. But, with HTC bringing an even larger 3.8-inch display with WVGA resolutions to the table, the iPhone 3G is relegated to fighting the good fight on UI-merits.

The iPhone 3G is no stranger to high-tech hardware assaults from other smartphone makers, but the Apple handset did manage to keep the upper hand in the “looks” department. But, the HTC Touch HD is just as good looking; has a snazzier, more sensual WVGA display; and also packs a mightier hardware-punch. So, it comes down to a better UI or more advanced hardware. Which will you choose?

Enjoy the HTC Touch HD vs iPhone 3G shootout below.

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  • mk1311

    looks like the WVGA screen is its only strength. iphone for me because they have the better UI and apple has all the content. Windows Mobile is still yesterday.

    • Bob

      Uh, my HTC has the android OS, the Iphone is not much different then M$, you have a pay as you go OS, while Android is based on the superior Linux Kernel OS. You Apple anti M$ guys are a joke, always giver your loyalty to an M$ like monopoly. I think Apple is the bigger monopoly, your only choice is their hardware.

      Bob, Running Linux on his PC and Smart phone, and loving it.

  • K Fire

    @ mk1311: Fanboyism at its worst. Do you even know what this device looks and feels like before condemning it? Most of the functions are accessed

    2MP vs 5MP camera
    WVGA vs VGA display
    3.8in vs 3.5in screen
    Copy and past (seriously, is this too hard for Apple to pull off?)
    I could go on and on but it seems your mind is made up already. 10 years from now when technology would have moved you Apple fanboys will still be proclaiming the iphone as the best thing since sliced bread.

  • Mackerman

    I agree with K Fire. Apple benefits from a biased press and fanboys. Meanwhile HTC has been rolling out some pretty great cell phones, with far more features and functionality then the iPhone. Sure the iPhone has a great interface, but I have one of the 1st HTC Touch models on Sprint and it still stacks up well against the new iPhone 3g (Come on really no Copy & Paste??). Can’t wait for the HD to come out.

  • ScottieC

    I’ve been using the Touch Pro and I don’t mind the UI.. I’m not looking to fool around with my phone.. I just want a great screen for video and web browsing.. I think I found my new phone =]
    Now that the screen is larger, using your fingers instead of the stylus will be much easier.. There is definately no competition spec wise..

  • Xcom23

    OK, first off I hate Fanboys. Secondly if the UI is all you’re interested in you can freakin’ CHANGE IT. One thing that a lot of ppl are underestimating about windows mobile devices is that you can customize the UI to your liking there are so many more programs out for WM than for IPhone to begin with since it’s easier to make things for it. And No there isn’t a “store” but some companies are thinking about putting that in the works (for direct download, Handgo seems to be a good software store for now).

    So yeah, I’m gonna go with the HD all the way there is no reason IPhone couldn’t have done this form factor from the beginning but whatever.

  • anothername

    why do people love the iphone so much, that doesn’t allow for 3rd party apps, you can customise it how you like, its so restircing, HTC is the way to go, i got my touch last year and i’m waiting on the HD and i will be getting that i can’t wait, iphone is about to get trumped

  • Marlboro

    I’ve used everything. From the Qtek series to the HTC touch and i now have an iphone. It is the BEST smartphone ever!!!! HTC is not bad but it still is a windows mobile device. If you want a great smartphone buy an iphone if you want the next best thing buy an HTC

  • cape deh

    hehehehehe dopod d810 which is already old enuf, still can match iphone 3g’s on some features… despite the processor and UI… why do i have to “go back” to a more “primitive” iphone 3g if the HTC Touch HD is coming? feel the difference in win6.1…
    well i’m buying features instead of UI…

  • Capn Slow

    I have to agree with Marlboro. I’ve tried most of the popular smart phones including the Moto Q9h, BlackBerry Curve, Several Treos, and the HTC Touch and by far the iPhone 3G is the best of those devices that I’ve owned for _my needs_. I want great M$ Exchange support, a good interface and great browsing experience. The iPhone does all of those things and it does it cleaner, faster and in my experience more stable than Windows Mobile devices. For what I need a mobile device for, the iPhone does everything that I want and then some. There’s a reason why it’s the phone/standard that all new phones are compared against. In my opinion, nothing released to date including the highly anticipated G1 measures up. Once the other manufacturers get properly implemented multi-touch and UI that doesn’t require a doctorate in computer science to navigate, then we’ll talk. ;)

  • hayden

    (im not a fanboy i dont have an iphone)
    the iphone is just plain better. no copy and paste is no big deal. im so sorry if u have to take the extra 6 seconds to type something in…the app store kicks butt and the web is perfect

  • Big Money

    Ok, I could use some good opinions. I’ve had a PDA years ago with T-Mobile, now using Helio Ocean and considering the HTC HD or Pro or Blackberry Storm or i phone. Mainly use for work on outlook(type a lot of emails and texts, email, gps, and want to browse the net quickly,,,,,live TV would be nice… what’s the best phone out there today?

  • TechHeadBKNY

    I have an Iphone from my Company but my personal is the HTC Mogul. I would’ve got a Touch but with HTC you can 3rd party your phone out and mess with the registry, create your own apps, screens, ringers…etc. ( if your good enough ) so my Mogul is already touchflo. I love the IPhone though because of it’s simplicity and the UI rocks, but I always use the Mogul more because i can do more with it. As any true TechHead knows, you rate a phone by access (UI) and entertainment (Hardware). IPhone: Access- 10.0 (Best) / Entertainment- 6.2…-vs-…HTC HD: Access- 9.2 / Entertainment- 10.0+. So from the looks of things I have to give it to the HTC HD plus I hate AT&T’s service. Can’t wait to cop.

  • Omega Mogul

    i have been a htc mogul fan for a year and even now my phone stacks with the 3g iphone due to that its just like a computer. just think when you have a old computer what do you do when some new gadget comes out you up grade the software in it unlike the iphone what you get is what you got. with htc you have so much more possiblities, for example can the iphone become its own wireless router for other devices? , can it change its browers so it can be used in other languages at will if needed?, can it become a flash light if need?, no ? how about getting software for free so you dont kill your pockets buying every little thing. excatly that you might not need any. and the best thing about htc is that all of there phones have this in common and now they just made me a new iphone killer that i already have lol so i like to say thank you if you do give it to us sprint users. if not then damit to all

    • Kdog

      guys this is a good battle but I’m going to have to go with the iphone. I’m about to get it and am tired of my gay Mogul. I hacked it and modded it out with touchFlo 2D aka Manilla 2D and tons of cool crap including custom ringers and stuff but it just got way too slow! I mean it gets so laggy and unresponsive because of the poor processing power plus it’s very ugly. I put Skyfire on it but couldn’t listen to music because it was too fricken laggy! I will go with the Iphone 3G for now and see if I like it. Mogul gets +11 on Versatility but -2 on speed with mods! Iphone I think will beb better plus app store is wicked. Integreated touch too and Nike RUn for me so yeah! My mogul has gotten pretty ton up too

  • Tim

    Got to love all the anti-fanboy remarks from the fanboys :)

    I’ve used Symbian and WinMo for years, my last phone was the HTC Tytn II (aka Tilt), complete with 6.1 upgrade. It was a pretty good phone.

    The iPhone is the best phone I ever had, period. Best phone, best multimedia device, best handheld gaming device, best PIM, best consumer experience in the shape of the Appstore and iTunes – best everything. The Touch HD, on the other hand, is just another WinMo bodge, with all the same weaknesses and disappointments as all the others (only made extra hard to use, with a missing d-pad).

  • David

    Just get the Touch HD, make it compatible with N.A., put in Android software, and I will throw out my current iPhone 3G IMMEDIATELY. Yes, i completely agree that winmo sucks ass. Yea, it may do a lot, but this day and age, if you can’t make it look good while you’re doing it, then don’t do it at all (This is the case of Apple kicking winmo’s ass).

    But, android has a lot of potential, and I am really hoping that the openness of Android will grow to kick Apple’s ass. The current iPhone may be a good phone, multimedia device, etc. (btw, i don’t agree that it’s the best gaming device.. ds kicks ass), but anyone who says it’s the greatest thing.. is a fanboy.

    It crashes, a LOT, and i even turn off/on my phone everday, to get rid of the cache on the memory.. but still it happens. There are so many flaws in Apple’s 2.1 software right now, they need to get on that quick (release 2.2 already! we know you’re working on it!) The iPhone has so much potential, and so many good things, but it completely negates it by constantly pissing me off so much.

    If the Touch HD, or an update of it, puts android on it, and by the time that happens, android will have matured more than it is now and hopefully becomes a very reliable, dependable, big force to reckon with, and that will definitely be ahead of the iPhone.. in every way. Finally.

  • David

    Also, @hayden – appstore does kick butt, but I have every bit of faith in the people developing for that OPEN platform of awesomeness that is Android, to come up with just as great apps (if not better, the g1 came out with street view which is awesome. Is that anywhere on my iPhone 3G? No. My 3G just frustrates me by taking so long to pinpoint my location with the gps, and then getting it wrong, or getting it right, and then moving away to a wrong position), and two, the multi-touch being incorporated in the the web is awesome on the iPhone, BUT in no way is safari “perfect” it has many things it lacks (add flash.. pleaseeeee), and I, once again, believe that Android can come out with a just as good, or better, Web browser.

    Really, give me a device with specs like the Touch HD or better, with a matured Android.. I will get rid of my iPhone 3G right now.

  • vagabondx

    well first of all people buy phones and other things to suit their needs. For me I picked an iphone i like it it’s easy to use and i dont need a phd to figure it out.

    Windows mobile sucks, not that im an apple fanboy it just sucks and for the record if you live in certain parts outside the city sprint is gabbage, not garbbage, gabbage. I got an uncle in KC who is one of the lead archetects for sprints mobile service even he says they are weak outside parts of cities.

    I haven’t found any mobile device that is true internet although i think iphone is close. Can anybody give me a true flash player. PSP let me down iphone let me down.

    The device with the best picture, best ui, and true flash in my opinion will be the best phone.

  • Iphone user

    Hallo

    I am just reading these comments how good iphonei is and now i understand how stupid people are.. why you argue about something what is nothing to do with you.. i can say that HTC Sucks and Iphone Sucks.. who cares?.. IPhone really has the best user interface in my opinion.. Iphone really is simple and easy and beautiful.. but There is 1 BUT :D..
    1) if you want a phone just for calling and listnening music then there are ten times cheaper and without contract phones available!!..
    2) if you want a phone with a lot of extras and all the abilities around us.. then Iphone is not for that.. the camera is bad.. no recording.. the webbrowser dosent support flash??.. a lot of websites use only flash nowdays.. then 1 big minus for iphone is streaming.. you cant even watch TV with this!!.. what kind of a multimedia phone it is.. if there are no 3rd party applications, no flash, no recording, no streaming, no freedom, no videocalls, no multimedia messages, no copypaste, no free fm radio etc..
    3) if you want an expensive good looking easy to use attractive phone just for calling, mp3, videos, html,php,xhtml browser and only youtube and pornhub online videos then this phone is for you..

    Yes i hate Iphone.. Yes i Have Iphone and i like the phones beauty.. but i got it for free.. from my job.

  • H

    I’m really stuck choosing between the HTC HD and Iphone 3g. the 3g looks a lot cooler but it’s a lot more expensive in my country than the HD.
    I’ve worked a bit with the HTC Diamond and the UI was pretty awkward to use at best. (it didn’t recognize my sliding movements or chose the wrong app when I was pushing another one etc.)
    but the HTC has so many more capabilities than the 3G. and the camera is 5mp which is really a plus for me because I like taking pics with my phone.
    I just don’t know which one to choose!! :(

  • JRuss

    WELL I’LL START BY SAYING THIS….I LOOOVE TECHNOLOGY, PERIOD. I’LL TRY TO KEEP THIS AS SHORT AND SWEET AS POSSIBLE….

    THE iPHONE 3G IN MY OPINION IS FANTASTIC. PERIOD. THERE ARE SOOOOOOOO MANY APPLICATIONS (3RD PARTY SOFTWARE) THAT CAN BE ADDED TO YOUR PHONE FOR FREE AND THEY ALSO COME WITH FREE UPDATES ANY TIME THE PUBLISHER HAS ONE. OK CAN’T COPY AND PASTE–YET, IT’S COMING. DO YOUR RESEARCH. ALL THAT OTHER STUFF I’VE BEEN READING IN THESE BLOGS AND FROM OTHER iPHONE “HATERS” ARE COMING. OH AND IT DOES HAVE A FLASHLIGHT. AS A MATTER OF FACT THE COLOR OF THE LIGHT CAN BE CHANGED AND THE THERE ARE SOS, EMERGENCY, STROBE LIGHTS, AND OTHERS. I DON’T SEE WHY U WOULD NEED ALL OF THAT STUFF CONSIDERING HOW BRIGHT THE SCREEN CAN BE (ALTHOUGH MINE IS SET TO AUTO–SCREEN BRIGHTNESS–AND IT’S ALWAYS PERFECT ESP IN DIRECT LIGHT LIKE THE SUN OR SPOT LIGHTS, ETC). I THINK APPLE JUST WANTED TO SET THE STANDARD AND IF U’VE BEEN “WATCHING” TECHNOLOGY OVER THE YEARS U KNOW THAT ANYTHING ANOTHER COMPANY CAN DO APPLE WILL DO BETTER EVENTUALLY. SORRY FOR THE IMPATIENT ONES WHO THINK THE iPHONE 3G SHOULD BE ABLE TO “CONTACT GOD AND ALL HIS DICIPLES” IN HD IMMEDIATELY FROM PURCHASE.

    FOLKS KEEP IN MIND A FEW THINGS: 1)iPHONE STARTED THIS AND THIS WILL ALWAYS BE A BATTLE IN TECHNOLOGY. EVERYTIME SOMEBODY ELSE COMES WITH SOMETHING MORE AND THE CONSUMERS DEMAND IT, I’M WILLING TO BET APPLE WILL PUT IT IN MOTION.
    2)EVERY PHONE COMP THAT THINKS THEY HAVE A GREAT PHONE—WHO DO THEY COMPARE IT TO???????? UH, APPLE iPHONE 3G!!! SO THAT SHOULD SAY A LOT. THE GREATEST COMPLIMENT IN LIFE IS TO BE IMITATED.
    3) IF YOU NEED TO CREATE LARGE FILES AND POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS WITH SPREADSHEETS, ETC ETC, THEN NO iPHONE IS PORB NOT FOR YOU. AND IF YOU NEED ALL OF THAT ON A 3.5-3.8 SCREEN THEN USE YOUR LAPTOP! I MEAN SERIOUSLY, AT THE END OF THE DAY IT’S A PHONE. THEY HAVE MINI LAPTOPS OUT THERE IF U NEED A COMPUTER. AND THE SCREEN TO ME IS NOT THE TRUMP CARD….CAN U REALLY SHOW ME THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 3.5 AND 3.8? COME ON NOW….0.3? WOOOOOOW, PEOPLE ACT LIKE THAT’S LIKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 30″ PLASMA AND A 46″ PLASMA TV.

    ONE THING THAT I CAN SAY IS BETTER IS THE CAMERA. THE iPHONE 3G CAMERA IS NOT THAT GREAT. NO FLASH AND NO ZOOM ON THE ORIGINAL CAMERA THAT COMES WITH THE PHONE. THERE IS ANOTHER CAMERA PROGRAM THAT U CAN USE THAT HAS ZOOM CAPABILITIES BUT STILL NO FLASH. AND THE MEGA PIXELS ARE BETTER ON THE HTC. BUT AGAIN I DON’T PLAN ON USING MY PHONE AS MY MAIN CAMERA. BUT APPLE COULD HAVE ADDED SOME ZOOM AND A FLASH, I CAN AGREE WITH THAT.

    THE UI ON APPLE IS AMAZING TO SAY THE LEAST. IT’S SIMPLE, THE ICONS ARE ATTRACTIVE AND I HAVE YET TO BE LIMITED TO PAGES OF APPS. CHANGING THE ARRANGEMENTS OF ICONS IS VERY SIMPLE. I WAS CURIOUS ONE DAY AND STRETCHED OUT ALL OF MY ICONS (ONE PER PAGE). LET’S JUST SAY THERE WERE TOO MANY ICONS AND TOO MANY PAGES SO I WENT BACK TO FILLING UP THE PAGES WITH MULTIPLE ICONS. POINT BEING IT WAS SIMPLE AND QUICK TO DO.

    THE HTC LOOKS REALLY GOOD I MUST ADMIT–IT’S VERY ATTRACTIVE AND PROBABLY THE CLOSEST THING TO THE iPHONE 3G ON THE MARKET. BUT DON’T FORGET PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY WILL ALWAYS IMPROVE. ONE DAY THE HTC WILL BE EVEN BETTER AND SO WILL THE iPHONE. THEN AT THE SAME TIME THERE WILL BE ANOTHER PHONE OUT THERE THAT WILL CLAIM SUPERIORITY. BUT AGAIN FOLKS, TECHNOLOGY IS ALWAYS IMPROVING SO HOW CAN U COMPARE AN iPHONE 3G TO SOMETHING THAT IS LAUNCHED AFTER IT THAT USES THE SAME “TYPE” OF TECHNOLOGY? TECH COMPANIES WILL ALWAYS BE MAKING “THE NEXT BEST THING.”

    I’LL END WITH THIS….NO MATTER WHAT U BUY IN LIFE THERE WILL ALWAYS BE DRAWBACKS AND THINGS THAT OTHER SIMILAR PRODUCTS WILL DO THAT YOURS WON’T. I DRIVE A H3 AND I LOVE OFF ROADING BUT THE ESCALADE IS MORE ELEGANT. SO WHEN I DECIDED TO GET THE H3 I WANTED THE OFF ROAD CAPACITY SO THE DRAWBACK WAS I DIDN’T GET THE STANDARD LUXURY OF AN ESCALADE….BUT I’D TAKE MY H3 ANY DAY OVER ANYTHING ON THE STREET (TRUCK WISE….AGAIN THE POINT IS U WILL SACRIFICE SOMETHING WHEN U BUY ANYTHING AND FOR MY $ THE iPHONE 3G IS STILL THE MOST AMAZING PRODUCT ON THE MARKET….THE HTC IS ONE BAD PHONE BUT GIVE ME THE PROS OF THE iPHONE 3G……..

    OK HATERS, YOUR TURN! LOLOLOL KIDDING, EVERYBODY IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION! LOLOLOL

  • John

    OMGZ CAP LOCK!!! I CANT SEE, OR HEAR, ANYTHING.

    L2Play

  • KMNG

    I have been an avid user of HTC for many years, since the days of the O2, Dopod till the HTC Touch. I just switched to the iPhone and I am won over. Just consider this: how many iteration of phones did WM and HTC took to get to the HTC HD? And how many phones did Apple take to get to the iPhone 3G? HTC had so many past models that used us consumers as “guinea pigs”. I had problems with blue tooth connections, system hang, hard resets, poor battery life and the list goes on. 3 weeks ago, I got my iPhone. The UI is the best I have seen on a smartphone. No hanging, downloaded Apps and they installed seamlessly, directly into the phone. Come on, there is no match, the whole experience is so elegant, so intuitive and Apple got here through just 2 phone iterations!!! Imagine the future….

  • Mike

    KMNG you obviously havent tried and HD yet!;)

  • KMNG

    No, I have not tried the HD yet. I will be crazy to fork out US$1000 to be a “guinea pig” for HTC again!! No thanks…Before the iPhone, I did just that to acquire the Dopod 838 Pro, but now, I am just happy to hang on to my iPhone.

  • GDB

    I really do wish they would stop comparing everything to the IPhone. They are really different devices for different people. HTC make business phones. Apple makes more in the now, fashionable products. Its really personal choice and comes down to what you want to do with it. Its much like the Mac vs PC debate. Macs come all setup and your sort of stuck in there world. If you like to tinker you will like a PC more often than not. I personally wouldn’t buy Anything apple makes. Every time I see an “I” anything I cringe. Lets stop comparing apples to oranges.

  • DLOM

    Just wanted confirmation that the HTC does not sport a multi touch screen? Is this something which can be corrected in the future via firmware updates or is it a physical limitation by the hardware? This could prove slightly limiting.

  • mine

    who wants apple rubbish? hmmm, , i i’ve just ordered 2 sharer on orange – 2 touch hd (free) full data, enough minutes to keep dot cotton happy, 250 txts, 2 insurance, 2 headsets – £37 + month bargain! can’t wait get in time for xmas – still going strong on knackered m700 on wm5 – 6.1 can only be better! pull the silver spoon out your arse to make way for the sugar.

  • mine

    one 4u jruss i see you waffling on about how you drive an h3, what’s that got to do with phones? but what the heck you brought it up – i’ve just recently sold my h3 sat on 22″rhd lux – nice car if you like to be constantly centre of attention and pointed at, lip reading the words “it’s a hummer” kinda reminds me of my boys goofy car though “let’s all go for a bumpy ride!” Suspension on my sprinter is better! As for off roading I swear the thing would fall apart if you attempted some real off road – My Yamaha Raptor wins that debate! Still it did put a smile on my face everytime i drove it! But you have really said it all – Hummer build quality is very very poor – makes me think branded goods – paying for the name?BURBERRY?

  • kevin

    cut, copy, paste (or should I say CTRL-C, CTRL-X, CTRL-V on a pro). Need we say more? Oh, we must. Hmmm, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, TV out. OK?

  • studsterkel

    i hate the iphone and apple. my gf’s ex works for apple and hooked her up with one of the first iphones, which to this day she does all kinds of sneaky, secretive stuff with. on the other hand, i own only apple computers because apple OS and hardware marriage is unmatched. windows continues to pollute any hardware no matter how brilliant.

  • Shadow

    The HTC Touch HD has the iphone 3g beat look guys htc lets you mod your phone any way you want it and you can completely rewrite the software which you can’t do on the iphone 3g and iphone doesn’t let you download whatever you want and do i need to remind you android and the 528mhz processor which only cdma’s have.

    HTC is going beat Apple so bad AT&T is going to want the Touch HD and sprint going to make it a sprint only phone by signing agreement, just like at&t did with the iphone, the iphone would be so much better on a cdma network

  • zac

    iphone is the best

  • BeauGManIII

    Does anyone know if/when the HTC Touch HD is expected to hit the US market? I’ve been looking at the HTC Touch Pro and strongly considering getting it. If this HD is coming to town soon, then I’ll wait. As for the iphone vs wm dev, I don’t have anything against the iphone. A few friends have them and love them except for the fact that they are limited to the apple store. The are switching back to wm dev when their contracts are up.

    I have never owned an iphone because I prefer the all-in-one device. I use my phone for business and use the office mobile apps pretty frequently. Also like to watch tv and stream with my current phone so I just can’t see losing that.

    Seems that the HD is only available in Europe. I want to hold out if it will be in the US soon (sprint customer). If now, then I’ll settle for the Pro.

  • Mike

    ThE HTC Touch HD is better then the Iphone but i like Iphone better lol… XD

  • mrgpac

    The iphone has a few shortcomings that will keep me from ever touching it.

    No removable battery. How on earth do they expect you to fully enjoy an internet/multimedia/phone device without a removable battery? I could easily go through an iphones battery in a couple of hours and then what? Furthermore…when the battery does die (as all batteries do), you have to ship the damn thing back to apple to have it replaced…AND pay them a ridiculous amount of money for the service.

    No upgradable memory. Just a way to charge 100 bucks for something that costs them a fraction of the price…reminiscent of xbox charging 100 bucks for a 60 gig hard drive when you can get a 160 gig hard drive for half the price by itself.

    Both of these aforementioned things are horrible exploits to use their name and popularity to pocket some extra coin.

    Furthermore…their functionality is extremely limited. The resolution on the display is not adequate in my opinion…something that has me very excited about the HD. 90% of webpages native resolution is x800…meaning you don’t NEED to zoom (if you have good enough eyes) to see and read the entire webpage. The included stylus is great for internet viewing as well as you don’t have to zoom in to get a link to the point you can easily touch it when the links are packed close to each other, like they often are on the real non mobile internet. The resolution issue is a huge one to me and this one wins with flying colors in that regard.

    This brings us to the ultimate shortcoming of this device, which makes the iphone superior for some users (not for me personally, but is the only reason why the iphone is better than this device in any way shape or form). Software. Windows mobile can do a lot, but its not that user friendly and is somewhat cumbersome. I have high hopes for windows mobile 7…but who knows how far away it is from actually being released, if it will be possible to upgrade to it, and if it really will be that much of an improvement. Android is another operating system possibility for this phone, but who knows for sure.

    Bottom line this is far superior to the iphone in terms of hardware in every way, with the possible exception of touch functionality depending on your personal preferences (I prefer the kind found in this with the included stylus, but thats a personal preference thing). The matter of software is what is slowing other companies down in terms of catching up to the iphone, which is actually an extremely inferior device when it comes to hardware. With the introduction of the android os and windows mobile 7, I expect to see this to change and fast. Until then…the iphone will still be the phone of choice for many…I just won’t touch it, mainly for the first two reasons I mentioned.

  • zack

    Iphone Rules :D its Much better then HTC TOUCH HD -.- copy and paste!

  • Robert

    Why dont all the iphone lovers just buy an itouch. I read all the responses, pro and con and what was not mentioned in any post was that the iphone is on the AT&T POS network. The dropped call and poor reception champion. All of these units are first and foremost a PHONE and if you cant make or maintain a call and all you are interested in from most of your comments is browsing and multimedia then why didnt you just get an itouch, lol

  • John

    Sorry I’ve gotten used to Videophone calls (seeing the other on the screen) using the foreward mounted camera (as opposed to the 5mp cam on the back).

    I’m also hooked on recording DVD quality video on the phone and storing it on swappable 32gb MicroSDHC cards.

    So no iPhone 3G for me.

    Steve Jobs will never add the “state of the art” technology to his products because people already buy them in their millions because of the industrial design and UI.

    Why give people more?

  • SoSo

    I use both HTC (have had various models over the last few years) and an iPhone.

    The ONLY reason I still keep my (heavily customized) HTC, is because the iPhone doesn’t have a turn-by-turn navigation app, and I need this when I travel overseas.

    Otherwise, the UI of the iPhone is light years ahead of WM 6.1, regardless of how you skin it or modify WM. It’s just much more elegant to use, and better thought out. Which, at the end of the day, trumps stuff like 5 meg camera chip (which still takes very mediocre pics, compared to a real camera.)

    The slightly larger screen is nice, but like most WM phones, it seems capped at 65k (16 bit color,) so the iPhone still looks better, color-wise.

    Having said this, I may still get the HTC as my next phone, if Apple doesn’t allow a turn-by-turn GPS app very soon, since for me, this is the killer app.

    But, as someone above said, without realizing the irony of it, I “hate” fanboys.

  • Lee

    I’ve used both phones. I sent my iPhone back due to the fact you could tell Apple are not experiences in making PHONES. Sure the multimedia aspect, and intuitive UI is beautiful, however I am a big time texter (SMS). You are so restricted as far as text input is concerned. You get one option! With the HTC you get many ways to input text, including (the deal winner) T9 Predictive Text. I can almost type as quick as I can on a keyboard with T9. Also, I just don’t like the way iPhone went about handling SMS messages. I prefer the traditional inbox, outbox, sent etc.

    Another major reason I prefer the HTC is the inability to leave third party applications running in the background on the iPhone. I mean, I like to use facebook and msn messenger at the same time, but this is impossible on the iPhone. Or even just leave my msn running while my phone is idling – no can do!

    To conclude, they are both great phones, but for me the HTC was better suited to my needs. If I didnt text and like to stay connected to my social networking and IM’s I’d choose iPhone for the multimedia features.

    No doubt the iPhone is a great phone, its UI is its best feature, however I am glad i made the switch the HTC Touch HD as its best feature are its features!

  • Kamal

    The Verdict : See below and decide guys:
    iPhone: No removable battery : haha ..:)
    No cut / Paste what would you do in MSexchange without cut copy paste .:)haha
    No MMS… haha
    3.5 inch lesser than HD
    Resolution lesser than HD

    HTC HD: WVGA
    Removable battery
    MMS
    3.8 inch screen
    Cut Copy paste
    Customizable Touch Flo 3D interface

    Still who needs iPhone? haha..

  • Todd

    Once a PC Phone owner since PC phones have been on the market, I actually paid AT&T $50 to take my HTC Fuze back. To slow and buggy. I drank the juice and now love my 3G iPhone. The refunded $ on a $199 iPhone was like extra sugar in your tea.

  • oliver

    I have had many phones. The last being a samsung i900. I have to say that i was an iphone basher without actually the device. All has changed after i got the iphone . I know my phones. I know symbian v60 inside out, and i have a good understanding of WB 6.1 . To me the iphone outshines all other phones from a user experience perspective. I do not miss some of the extra features i have on the omnia. The iphone is just a joy to use with a ton of cheap applications. Have you guys seen the prices of WM 6.1 at Handango?

  • Taher

    hey guys.. i realy had a great time reading all of ur posts.. well i just want to tell u that the first htc device i got was the diamond and i was realy crazy about it specially how does it look.. after about 3 months i got the iPhone 3G and no one can say its not a great phone for sure.. but i dont know how to say this.. i mean theres something would make u feel theres a little stupidness in it.. beside that every single application u install is not free.. and the hd is bigger than it i know but even with that i dont know why i always feel that the iPhone is bigger in my pocket.. any way.. before 3 days i got the htc hd.. and guys i realy just cant write anything about it coz its something more than i can say.. u cant believe how much its easy and silky in hand..

  • benben

    rofl …. i have non of the above models. just an old moto.
    but one thing helped me to choose the HD over the 3G – the removable battery :-\\\

  • JABLES

    Touch HD leathers the iphone everywhere with a very big stick then drops its trousers an pees on it while its down. touchflo is awesome and makes wm easy and pretty much stylus free. the hd sounds better than the iphone and has the sexiest screen on a mobile ever. quite simply the touch hd is the greatest phone around and is now my permanent pmp too my ipod has a thick layer of dust an will probly not be used ever again.

  • JABLES Kamal = Doofii

    So here we are, comments sections like this, bringing out out the worst in the fanboys.

    So the Touch HD has a larger screen and more features? This = more bulk and weight. I want my phones to be portable.

    Copy & Paste…eh? This is a phone we are talking about here, not a PC.

    Screen resolution. Cool, so you can display more of a web page on the screen at once. Shame you can’t read it. So, you have to zoom in…oh, wait, that’s a pain in the backside on a Windows Mobile device. Multi-touch on the iPhone is a breeze to use.

    More megapixels. Riiiiiight, and that means what to me, when I never, ever use mobile phones to take photos? See, I have a decent digital camera for that.

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate on one over the other – you choose what you want, fanboyish or sensible. Me? I chose the iPhone 3G because the interface is streets ahead of anything else out there right now. Everything is really intuitive, compared to the convoluted menu-driven mess that is Windows Mobile. No amount of skinning can cover that. The iPhone 3G does exactly what it is desigend to do, and that is where its appeal lies. At the end of the day, it’s a phone, and they are for making telephone calls on. The fact that I can surf the net, retrieve e-mail, use Google Earth on the go (haha, try that on you Touch HD), and download hundreds of free apps from the Apple Store is a pure bonus for me.

    • Winston

      Jables,

      You talk as though the fact that a fully functional Windows based handheld shares the same hardware housing with a phone &/or camera renders 2 of the 3 functions undesirable just because cameras & computers can also be purchased exclusively for those functions.

      That is simply not the case any more. I as well as many people I know utilize our Windows Based PDAs every bit as much for the computer aps & camera as we do the phone function, & it is becoming more prevalent by the hour as hand-held size devices function more & more like their desktop & laptop counterparts. HTC is one such device, comparing pretty well function-wise to their larger Windows based counterparts, whereas the IPhone does not compare very well at all as an actual computer to its Mac desktop & laptop counterparts.

      5 megapix cameras on a fully functional PDA phone are starting to render some of the every day smaller designated cameras obsolete, unless you get into the more expensive digitals with more proprietary capabilities for uses close to or for professional photography. I know many people who have spent 100.00 to 100.00 for 4 or 5 mexapix cameras that are no better than the one on the HTC or Samsung Omnia.

      As a gadget, IPhone is great. As a computer for aps and everything that goes with one, HTC takes the cake.

  • Anton

    I have both the iphone and the HTC HD. In all fairness the HTC is a year newer so trying to compare the 2 is kinda pointless. Yea the iphone ui runs smoother but that’s because it’s doing less on the smaller screen. Every feature of the iphone has been improved on in the HTC HD. iPhone is really let down with the need for propriety s/w to dump tunes to it. The HTC can be seen on either my mac or pc like a thumb drive without additional s/w. Microsoft are up to their 6th generation of o/s now so the amount of available apps and development on the o/s makes the iphone about 4 years to late to be trying to compete in the PDA market. I guess thats why they called it the iphone and not the iPDA.
    The iphone was/is a good phone still, maybe the next gen iphone will be king but for now the title goes to HTC.

  • Winston

    HTC is clearly the undisputed winner by virtue of the fact that the IPhone is not & has never been a true hand-held computer. It is a gadget…a good one at that, but a gadget.

    In all fairness, it looks nifty, functions seamlessly as far as what it was designed for, but it is not even close to an actual computer. If apple ever comes out with a hand-held fully functional OS which runs more like a total computer, such as the Windows OS, we might have a debate.

    As far as the Touch Pro is concerned, or the Pro II, that takes it to an even greater level of superiority over the IPhone. Fact is, you can’t compare a touch screen key pad to a hard key pad for docs, texting, email, etc. The best device will incorporate both touch screen & hard key, which IPhone doesn’t have.

    I am surprised that apple didn’t come out originally with an actual hand-held computer running on an apple based OS rather than just a gadget for browsing, texting, viewing, etc. There is so much more to a computer, regardless of whether it is apple-based or MS based, than what the IPhone is, & Windows Mobile or the short lived Linux Zaurus hand-held have been the only 2 that have actually put one together in the hand-held category. Blackberry & Palm aren’t true all-encompassing systems as they have to integrate with Windows on a limited bases just to compete against Windows.

    Where are all the aps you can find on a Mac lap or desk-tops that you cant find on the IPhone. The similarities exist between Windows laps & desks on the handhelds.

  • russell

    i have both of these phones , wanted badly to love touch , but sorry iphone still out shines by quite a bit , so much easier to use , feels better , camera , sorry have to forgive both cannot take either seriously , NO FLASH , do not understand why all boxes are not ticked. thanks no offence to anyone s preferance

  • KarlKrist

    On my phone (HTC Touch Pro) there are 3 things I do most often:

    1- text/e-mail. Touch Pro has a keyboard

    2- talk on the phone (all phones work fine)

    3- listen to music/audiobooks

    The feature that takes an iPhone off my list is the lack of stereo bluetooth. I love my bluetooth headphones, and I wouldn’t use a phone that didn’t support them.

  • jejgo

    The iphone ist able to play 3rd party application (jailbreaking)
    and can play so many 3d High End Games, no Chance for Touch HD

    Iphone ist still the KING !!

  • jejgo

    With Touch HD most Games look like Gameboy Color Games,
    so for Gamers the Iphone remains Kings

  • Roman

    With my Sprint Touch i can:
    Make phone calls,
    Watch movies and listen music (2TB via mapped drive from my media center),
    COLD BOOT! and remote control all my home and work computers via WOL and terminal
    services,
    Make international (free) phone calls via voip,
    Remote start my car,
    View my security webcams and control my house lighting(x10),
    Use my phone as remote for TV’s and sat. box
    Cost: $19.95 from RadioShack and $57 + $15 data family plan (3 lines)
    Anything can be done using Visual Studio Express(free) and few rainy nights
    (USB cable required:)

    Now iphone…. well…it looks nice…

  • theadebo

    So many of the remarks here are pathetic, childish, and pathetic. These are two similar products but with different focuses. By which ever one best suits your needs and or preferences and stop bitching about the other one or about the people that chose the other one. Grow up!

  • Big Willie

    It’s all about market share, guys. Ummm… who’s selling the most phones? 1 billion downloads from the App Store in under 1 year from 80 countries worldwide! What other phone has as much market penetration and has done it in under 2 years? Uhhh… none, only the IPHONE 3G – End of story!

  • HD vs I PHONE

    Touch HD vs I Phone 3g

    HD: You can use navigation software Tom tom garmin e.t.c (live stimulation),WINS
    IP 3G: data google maps.FAILS

    HD: You can upload mp3′s any media format directly. WINS
    IP 3g: You need i tunes. FAILS

    HD: Better resolution . WINS
    IP 3g: Not as good . FAILS

    HD: You can turn your HD to an I phone using an Iphone software WINS
    IP 3G: You cant run windows mobile of tch flow 3d. FAILS

    HD: Has a larger screen.WINS
    Touch: Not as big.FAILS

    HD: UI interface not as good.FAILS
    IP 3g: Better UI interface.WINS

    HD: you can play playstation, nintendo, sega, atari, pc, xbox1, game with emulators.WINS
    IP: No such thing.FAILS

    HD: You can turn your HD into a live tv and tune to local channels (using an adapter). WINS
    Ip 3g: No such thing. FAILS

    HD: You can run ms word, powerpoint, excel for business presentations
    IP 3g: No such thing. FAILS

    HD: you can watch tv shows straight of the net from megavideo,veoh, myspace, and all teh rest using (vtap).WINS
    IP 3g : No such thing. FAILS

    HD: It uses universal small usb easy to find a charger. WINS
    IP 3g: only the i phone charger. FAILS

    HD: HD has a 5mp camera.WINS
    ip 3g. 2 mp. FAILS

    HD: has a faster processor. WINS
    IP 3g: not as fast/ FAILS

    HD: you can use windows messenger and msn. WINS
    IP 3g: you can FAILS.

    HD is more expensive. FAILS
    Ip 3g is cheaper . WINS

    HD: has unlimited space capability using its external drive through humerous sd cards.WINS
    Ip 3g is limited to 32 gb.FAILS

    HD: Battery life lasts at least 2 hours longer.WINS
    IP 3g: battery life is not very good. FAILS

    HD: Is like a strong Bugatti veron.
    Ip 3g is like a flashy bmw convertible.

    HD— 15 WINS 1 FAILS
    ip 3g 2 WINS 15 FAILS

    ————————
    These two phones are not on the same level… its like comparing a man to a boy, an colour tv to black and white. an aeroplane to a spaceship

    The only thing good about the i phone is its ui and its flashy… nothing else.
    THE HD is on a totally different level thats why the HD costs £600 in uk and i phone 3g is £135. on avergae

    ie 1 Touch HD = 4 i phones + a couple of big mac meals + change$$$.

  • SL

    I have HTC Touch HD with SPB mobile shell installed as UI. The combination of the hardware and software makes it far superior phone in my openion than Iphone 3GS or any other smartphone.

    SPB UI is fantastic and only cost A$35/- in addition to the cost of the phone simply download it and install the CAB file.

    EXTREEMLY Happy with never using Windows mobile ever which runs silently in the ackground and never have to interface with it.

    Go for a superior experience with HTC HD, Facebook interface (download app from windows mobile site free), direct video upload to Utube, 5MP camera good pics, windows mobile office, sync emails with Outlook, push emails, Skype, TomTom navigation works like a charm, download free TV App and other Apps from Free App WinMo site and much much more than iphone could ever do..

  • Rafal

    I dont get why people hate iPhone so much…Its much better, first of all it has a “store” free or not you can get thousands of apps, let me see some HTC do that… It doesnt allow 3rd party programs? Which world do you live in? Jailbreak takes 1 minute to complete and your world is under your fingertips. Not only jailbreak brings out any app for free, you can CUSTOMISE already very friendly UI. Top that HTC. Apple is a classic, they dominated mp3s and now they are dominating cell phones live with it. No copy and paste? Really? The new iPhone has much more than just copying and pasting… 3G network like no other, if you live in a city, your 3G is outstanding… AT&T does have 3G dead zones tho…is that a problem?? NO the new iPhone can be used with any carrier Verizon or AT&T also sprint and other but those arent as good…

    So think again, but I’m telling you, Apple has done it again they have created a phone no1 can resist, but who cant have it, hate on it..

  • U377V

    For me, the best phone or PDA is the one that gives complete satisfaction to the users….. well i guess no need to xplain.. but if anyone insist, simple… whatever you want to do with ur phone, no limits, no stores, no jailbreaking, customize to however you want it to be… or even brek the phone and rearrange the parts inside (if possible, i mean simple mods), and there are still many things… and most especially, no MONOPOLY…
    If HTC and other PDA’s can do what iphone can…… how about “Iphone,” can you do the same.. or just stucked in your style…

  • Rick

    The iPhone sucks man.
    Windows Mobile Rocks.

    I think people who doesnt know anything about hardware and software go only by the looks of the iphone.

    And people who know whats up always chose other phones, such as windows mobile and blackberries.

    I am a web developer for a pretty big company, i hang out with alot of business people. None of them have an iphone, they all have either windows mobile devices or blackberries.

    iPhone fan boys think like 5 year olds, if one kid ones something the rest does too.

    Be smart, think about your decisions. Windows mobile will always be the way too go!

    iPhone fan boys might think they have everything on their phone. but the fat is that they lack everything even a brain.

  • archithinker

    dudes! the iphone is a piece of shit very well promoted by u2 50 cent and many other. they just came up with bluetooth lol and they think they r all that. and yeah its good for kids who need music, a phone and texts only, oh and they have to download apps for everything… its the most retarded thing ever.

  • Kdog

    guys ok the iphone is better if you just want a phone with a good looking screen, ipod touch integrated inside, app store on demand, and great new feautures and it’s all simple. The htc fones win the meat on versatility but it’s justs gets too slow for may and lags up for me with all my mods on the Mogul. I will be getting my iphone soon! Plus, I don’t have time to do it anymore with Jazz Band, School, Band, Basketball, there’s just no way to sit there on my computer flashing the ROMS and modding it every day. If you got time then HTC wins hands down but I need the iphone! Each phone has its own purpose which many people don’t understand ONE FRICKEN PHONE CANNOT DO IT ALL! PICK AND CHOOSE PEOPLE! Gosh I mean seriously one fone cannot top all others off otherwise it will be a “brick” in your pocket and there will be so many fricken features that you screamed to Apple and hTC that your head will spin around in circles and fall off. You probably couldn’t even make a phone call in under a minute going through all off the bogged down features you’ve spent hours creating in your bedroom. GUYS SERIOUSLY! If you don’t got time Iphone’s yours! If you got a lot a motivation HD and Pro 2 Kicks the Iphone’s rear. For me I’m done customizing my phone. I WANT IT PLAIN AND SIMPLE: IPHONE!

  • Adam

    I think the HTC rules but I have never had the iphone but i think the HTC is a bit better in my opinion but in all fairness they are both evenly matched but the HTC takes the prize from all the reviews and versus blogs i have searched.

  • Perzeus

    Hey Guys! talk about iphones, htc specs.. why just use a nokia 5110 instead so there will be no more competition..just text and call thats it! harharhar!!!

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