Android Phones

Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer

Inexpensive and cheap Android phones in Pakistan have always performed better than  high-end ones in the Pakistani Market. First, it was the Huawei IDEOS (also known as Zong IDEOS) which started selling for around Rs. 14,000.

For a few months, there was no such ‘affordable’ Android phone in the market with a recent Android version running on it. That is when, Samsung Galaxy Y was launched. It is already available in the Pakistani markets for a very affordable price (for a smartphone), but we are soon going to see another entry-level smartphone, this time by HTC.

Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer

HTC has always been known to release mid-range and  high-end smartphones only, but their latest HTC Explorer changes that all. We took HTC Explorer and Samsung Galaxy Y for a test run and used it for a few days. Result? We did a head-to-head comparison between both of these Android phones.

Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer: Specifications

Here is comparison between most of the features that are offered by these smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer 1
Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer 2

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Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer: Display

Both the devices have significant differences in their display screens. Galaxy Y comes with a 3-inch display screen (resolution 240×320) and HTC Explorer is of 3.2-inch with 320×480 resolution. Both the devices have a TFT display. The significant change is visible when you use/see both the devices with their screens on.

Galaxy Y has a poor resolution as compared to the HTC Explorer. Resolution is actually a major problem. Many of the apps are not designed for such low-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy Y, so many of them don’t really display correctly i.e Seesmic for Android. On the other hand, HTC Explorer offers a better display resolution which doesn’t break any apps. It is actually better than the HTC Wildfire.

In a quick direct sunlight test, HTC Explorer’s screen outperformed the Samsung Galaxy Y in visibility.

Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer: Body

Samsung Galaxy Y comes in the signature plastic body like the rest of galaxy series by Samsung, but has managed to make the body of hard plastic. The rear cover is a textured hard cover with gives a good grip when you hold the phone in your hands.

HTC Explorer has a plastic body as well, but it is slightly flexible and gives you a solid feeling when holding the phone – just like the build quality of other HTC phones.

Samsung Galaxy Y is 11.5mm thick, whereas the HTC Explorer is 12.9mm. Similarly, HTC Explorer feels heavier because of its build quality.

Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer: Camera

The camera on both of these phones give almost the same results – even when their megapixels vary. It’s all about the quality. I have taken some photos from both of the devices. You can see and compare them below.

Photos from the Samsung Galaxy Y:

Photos from the HTC Explorer:

Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer: Video Sample

Samsung Galaxy Y video sample:

HTC Explorer video sample:

Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer: Battery

Samsung Galaxy Y seems to have a way better battery life than the HTC Explorer. It gave me about 2-3 days of juice with moderate usage (and up to 6 days with light usage), which is very impressive for an Android phone compared to other high-end offerings from Samsung.

HTC Explorer gave me a maximum of 1-2 days of battery time with moderate usage.

Samsung Galaxy Y vs HTC Explorer: Photos

Comparing both the devices, which one do you think is better, also keep in mind the price difference between both of them.


  • You are great man.Nice job who say that pakistanis dont know about the latest technology.Salute to you or aisay he achay achay review detay raho…

  • My range is not to buy explorer but it is better than Y…..Guyz plz suggest me that is galaxy y better then others ??? Or it is not a good phone ??

  • tu india me to mhenga hoa na….

    india ka 1 rupia= pakistan k 2 rpy

    agar india me 7000 ka hay to matlab pakistan me 14000 ka hoa
    but pakistan waley 13 me dery hen

  • 😀 Glad to read as much detailed review. it is really helpful. i was confuse for about 15 days but u solved my problem. Definitely i m going to buy HTC Explorer!

  • for ur kind information htc explorer in karachi market 13000 ya 13500 ka hai box pak
    no warranty

  • HTC EXPLORER IN FAISALABAD AT ORANGE MOBILES IN JUST RS.13000 without warranty and 14500 with brightex warranty 1 year

  • I think that Samsung is much better then HTC Explorer. I have already been used these both cell phones but I found Samsung much better.

  • THnXxx FOr veRY DEtaILed COmpARiSoN I’ll LIkE Too BUy HTc XPloREr 🙂

  • Hey guys… HTC Explorer aj kal 13000 ka mil raha hai.. HTC Explorer in Rs.13000 only. At Saddar Market, Karachi, Pakistan… By the way HTC is best in every thing and now price is also low what do you think?

  • Man  its been 5 days and i am hell confused which to purchase!!! ………..I KNW GALAXY Y IS GOOD   COZ MY COUSIN HAS IT!!…………….PLEASE   help me!!….  some ppl are saying  that explorer cant hold many apps at the same time as compared to galaxy!!………………..   and    aur yaar htc  warranty mein leana chayey ya without warranty…….yahan htc  ki warranty   aur without warranty ka kia scene hai mujhey samjh nai atraha!!!   🙁     please  help brother!!…………  should i go for  htc?…if yes   then  kahan sey loon!! 

  • such a beautiful review, it’s hard to find Pakistanis on such line
    we rock the world  

  • very nice review and comparison of Galaxy Y and Explorer.Explorer is better than Galaxy Y.

  • Matthiasxu : why u will buy HTC? why dont u buy Samsung galaxy y? what do u think about the battery life of both phones? i heared that there is a problem of voice communication in HTC phones… Is it true?

  •  Pr Pakistan main HTC ki waranty valid nahi hai naaa????????????????????????????????????????????

  •  htc explorer is much better i’ve been using it for 2 months really great experience and now it is available in just 12000 rs on

  • kindly tell me tht resoluctn mre bttr kis ki hai?
    jo night time main bhi achi dai..
    n yu tube stremng kis ki achi hai
    n plz tell me en donon main call recrdng hai na?
    n fm wth rcrdng hai na?
    please i will be grateful if yu would tell me.

  • galaxy y has more internal memory than htc exporer remember htc me kam games and ap askate hai or bohat time consuming hai ous ko move karna etc ye bug ki waja say i say galaxy y is better and me gaemr ho so htc not for me