Xperia S Sony

  • clock speed
    1.5
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.3
    inches
  • resolution
    341
    ppi

Sensation XL HTC

  • clock speed
    1.5
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.75
    GB
  • size
    4.7
    inches
  • resolution
    197
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Sony Xperia S vs HTC Sensation XL

Display

PPI, brightness and contrast ratio
8.6
N/A

Processing power

linpack and sunspider
5.6
N/A

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.5
5.5

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.3
N/A

Geekaphone Score

7.2
N/A

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
4.3"
4.7"
Resolution
1280 x 720 (341 ppi)
800 x 480 (197 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD (RGB)
Super LCD (RGB)
Surface
Scratch-resistant glass
Gorilla Glass
Video out
1080p (Micro HDMI)
720p

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8255)
CPU
1.5 GHz, Qualcomm Scorpion
1.5 GHz, Qualcomm Scorpion
Architecture
Dual core
Single core
GPU
266 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 220
245 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 205
Architecture
Single core
Single core
RAM
1 GB
0.75 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.4, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
f/2.0, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
Resolution
12 MP (4000 x 3000)
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
Sensor
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
Flash
LED
Dual LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Digital
Image stabilization
Panorama
Yes
No
Continuous shooting
None
Yes
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.0
Secondary camera
1.3 MP
1.3 MP

video

Video resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum bitrate
20 Mbps
10 Mbps
Video light
Yes
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Capacity
1,750 mA·h
1,600 mA·h
Talk time
450 min
709 min
Standby time
27,000 min
21,600 min

music

Speaker
Mono (Back)
Mono (Back)
Frequency response
+0.10, -0.09
--
Noise level
-86.6 dB
--
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.44, -0.13
--
Noise level
-88.4 dB
--
FM radio
Receive
Receive

form factor

Size
64 x 128 x 10.6 mm
70.7 x 132 x 9.9 mm
Weight
144 g
162 g
Body
Plastic
Slate
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask

software

Operating system
Android 2.3
Android 2.3
Upgradable to
Android 4.1.2
Android 4.0
Custom UI
--
HTC Sense 3.0
Onscreen keyboards
--
Standard (predictive)

connectivity

Network
3.5G, HSPA (14 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot)
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot)
NFC
Yes
No
Bluetooth
2.1+EDR
3.0
USB On-the-Go
Yes
No

features

Internal storage
32 GB
16 GB
Supported card formats
None
None
Included accessories
--
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Mini-SIM
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS
Gyroscope
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Compass
Yes
Yes
Thermometer
No
No
Barometer
No
No
Hygrometer
No
No