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Published on February 12th, 2013 | by Guest Writer

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An Android-Windows Face Off – The Nokia Lumia 900 vs. The HTC Desire C

In the mid-range phone market there is a fair amount of competition. Not everyone is looking for a device that does everything and then more, not to mention one that costs hundreds of pounds. Most manufacturers make pretty good, decently priced phones, if you know what to look for. Today, we’re putting two of these phones to the test to see which one is the better bargain. The first phone up is the Nokia Lumia 900, a Windows device that’s part of Nokia’s best-selling Lumia range. The second phone is the HTC Desire C, an Android device that is a member of HTC’s renowned Desire line. We put these devices head to head to see exactly how they compared. Read on to find out our results.

What the Nokia Lumia 900 Can Do…

The Lumia is by far the faster phone. It runs a 1400 MHz processor, rather than the paltry 600 MHz one on the HTC. This makes is far more powerful, snappier and more responsive than the Desire. The screen is also far superior to the Desires. Firstly, it’s larger, measuring in at 4.3 inches as opposed to the 3.5 inch screen on the HTC. Secondly, it has two and a half times higher resolution and more than thirty per cent more PPI (pixels per inch). These combined make for a display that’s richer, more colourful, brighter and crisper than that of the Desire. The camera is also higher resolution, its 8 MP (as compared to just 5 MP on the HTC) make for better quality photos with more fine detail. Finally, you get a lot more internal storage on the Lumia, which comes with 16 GB of internal memory, as compared to just 4 GB on the HTC. That means you can store four times more music, videos and photos on your device.

What the HTC Desire C Can Do…

The Desire C does have a couple of advantages of its own. First off, being an Android phone it has access to far more applications. There are around seven and a half times more application on the Android App Market than there are on the Windows Phone Marketplace. You also get newer Bluetooth software on the HTC, which comes equipped with Bluetooth 3.0 versus the older 2.1 version on the Nokia. For frequent users of Bluetooth devices such as hands free sets, the newer software means faster data transfer and that your phone uses less battery when connecting to devices. Finally, the Desire does come in both smaller (by twenty per cent) and lighter (by forty per cent) than the Lumia, so it’s just that much more portable.

So Which One Should I Get?

As far as we’re concerned that faster processor, better screen quality and more internal memory on the Nokia Lumia 900 make it a far better buy. Sure, it might be a Windows phone, but it is one of the good ones. Unless you’re a hard core Android fan, you should really go for the Lumia 900 over the HTC Desire C.

Phil Turner has been looking for cheap phones for a while now. He has not managed to find a phone that does what he wants for a reasonable price.

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