Buy an iPhone or HTC Touch Pro

The iPhone and the HTC Touch Pro have many things in common.  Both phones have a touch screen, rechargeable battery, Bluetooth technology, have an MP3 player that supports common audio formats like MP3, AAC and WAV, a camera to take photos and videos, have a built-in microphone to record and connect to  the computer via a USB cable.  But they also have differences that you should consider before selecting a phone instead.

Check hard disk capacity:

The iPhone flash drive has an 8GB or 16GB, the HTC Touch Pro only has capacity for 512, but you can expand the memory with a microSD card. The iPhone has no expandable memory.

Consider talk time and battery life:

Fully loaded, the iPhone may be on hold up to 250 hours and offers up to eight hours of talk time. The HTC Touch Pro offers less talk time, about 6.9 hours and up to 7.7 hours of standby time. Both use rechargeable lithium ion battery.

Decide which operating system you prefer:

The iPhone uses OS X, and the HTC Touch Pro uses Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. You can synchronize files with both Windows and Mac computer on both devices, but if you are syncing from Mac to HTC, you need to buy a synchronization program.

Compare the resolution of the camera:

The HTC Touch Pro has a camera with a resolution of 3.2 megapixels versus the iPhone resolution of 2.0 megapixels.

Choose one based on weight and size:

The HTC Pro is 4.2 inches tall, 2.1 inches wide, 0.71 inches deep and weighs 5.82 ounces. The iPhone measures 4.5 inches tall, 2.4 inches wide and 0.46 inches deep, its weight is 4.8 ounces. The HTC is not as high or wide as the iPhone, but it is heavier.

Choose one that works in your network:

Both phones work on GSM networks, which is common in the United States. The HTC Touch Pro also works with HSPA / WCDMA and GPRS.

Extra considerations:

The HTC has a touch screen plus a slide-out QWERTY keyboard side, the iPhone has no keyboard. The HTC Touch Pro also has FM radio. It also supports a variety of formats for ringtones including MP3, AAC, WMA and WAC, while the iPhone supports M4A and M4R.