HTC Desire HD vs HTC Sensation | Full Specs Compared | Speed, Design, Features and Performance
After the success of its HTC Desire, the company launched its big brother called HTC Desire HD, which was lapped by those wishing to have a large display. Now the company is releasing its latest smartphone called HTC Sensation. While both phones are Android based devices loaded with features, there are many differences between the two ultra smartphones that will be highlighted in this article.
HTC Desire HD
Big beast of a phone, it is ideal for you if you are not too bothered by portability of the phone. It has a fast processor and a huge display that pushes this phone closer to tablets. The 4.3” mammoth screen (LCD capacitive) is highly touch sensitive and at a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels it is very bright and sharp. The phone has dimensions of 123 x 68 x 11.8mm and weighs just 164 gm.
The phone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and has a powerful 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It has Adreno 205 as its graphic processor. It boasts of an internal memory of 1.5 GB that can be expanded using micro SD cards up to 32 GB (8GB included). It has a RAM of 768 MB. Surprisingly, it is a single camera device but the camera at the rear is 8MP which is auto focus with dual LED flash. It has features of face/smile detection and allows geo tagging. It allows video capture in HD in 720p.
For connectivity, it is Wi-Fi 802.1b/g/n, DLNA, HSPDA, and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and also has micro USB 2.0 port. The phone is equipped with FM radio and has all the standard features of a smartphone such as accelerometer, proximity sensor, multi-touch input method, and yes it supports Adobe Flash 10.1 that makes opening of websites blazing fast.
If you are desirous of the latest Android based smartphone with a large display that is also fast and efficient in performance, HTC Sensation (also known as HTC Pyramid) may the phone you are looking. This is a high performing smartphone that is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual core Snapdragon processor and features a huge 4.3” qHD display at a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels using Super LCD technology. Running on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, this amazing phone has 4 GB of internal storage plus another 8GB supplied on SD card and 768 MB RAM. Internal memory can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.
The smartphone is a dual camera device having an 8 MP camera (dual LED flash) at the back that is capable of shooting HD videos. It also has a front 1.2 MP camera that allows users to video chat. Rear camera has features of face/smile detection and geo tagging.
It is the 1.2 GHz processor that makes all the difference which is felt when browsing. For connectivity, Sensation is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, DLNA, HSPDA, and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP + EDR. The phone has HTC Sense 3.0 UI that makes for a pleasing user experience.
HTC Desire HD vs HTC Sensation
• While both HTC Desire HD and HTC Sensation have the same 4.3” screen, the resolution is higher at 540X960 pixels in Sensation that uses new qHD SLCD technology against LCD technique at a resolution of 480X800 pixels by Desire HD.
• Processor of Sensation is faster at 1.2 GHz (dual core) whereas Desire HD has 1 GHz processor.
• Internal storage capacity of Sensation is more than Desire HD
• Sensation boasts of a front 1.2 MP camera in front which is not there in Desire HD.
• Web browsing is faster and smoother on Sensation
HTC Sensation – First Look
|Comparison of Specifications
HTC Desire HD vs HTC Sensation
|Design||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Form Factor||Candy bar||Candy Bar|
|Dimension||123 x 68 x11.8 mm||126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm (4.96 x 2.57 x 0.44 in)|
|Weight||164 grams||149 g (5.22oz)|
|Display||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Size||4.3 inches LCD||4.3 inches|
|Resolution||WVGA 800 x 480||qHD 960 x 540 pixels|
|Features||16M Color, Capacitive touch, Pinch-to-zoom||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch|
|Sensors||G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Gyro Sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor|
|Operating System||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Platform||Android 2.2 Froyo||Android 2.3.2|
|UI||HTC Sense||HTC Sense 3.0|
|Browser||Android WebKit||Android WebKit|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Fash Player 10.1||Android 10.2|
|Processor||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Model||Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon, Adreno 205 GPU||Dual core Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon, Adreno 220 GPU|
|Speed||1GHz||1.2 GHz Dual core|
|Memory||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|RAM||768 MB||768 MB|
|Included||1.5 GB||1 GB|
|Expansion||microSD card slot||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)|
|Camera||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Resolution||8 MP||8 MP|
|Flash||Dual LED||Dual LED|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto Focus||Auto, Digital|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected]||HD [email protected]|
|Features||Geotagging, Built-in effects for depth of field, vignette||Stereo sound recording|
|Secondary camera||No||Gyro Sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor|
|Entertainment||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Audio||Dolby Mobile Surround; Support Formats ACC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA Recording: AMR||SRS Virtual Surround Sound, File Formats: AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA 9|
|Video||Support 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV, AVI, XVID Recording:3GP||3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV 9, AVI, XviD|
|FM Radio||Yes , Tunein Radio from Android Market||Yes|
|Battery||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Type Capacity||1230 mAh , Rechargeable Lithium-ion||1520 mAh|
|Talktime||550 min (2G), 320 min (3G)||495 min (2G), 400 min (3G)|
|Standby||420 hrs (2G), 490 hrs (3G)||350 hours (2G), 400 hours (3G)|
|Mail and Messaging||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Mail Client, Gmail Native App||POP3/IMAP Gmail, Email,|
|Messaging||Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Beluga, SMS, MMS, Viber, Skype||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk)|
|Connectivity||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||2.1 +EDR||v3.0 supports A2DP for headset, FTP/OPP for file transfer, PBAP|
|USB||micro-USB||2.0 High Speed|
|HDMI||No||Yes (HDMI cable required)|
|Location Service||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Maps||Google Map||Google Maps|
|GPS||Yes||Internal GPS Antenna|
|Lost-Theft Protection||HTCsense.com , Lookout App from Android Market||HTCsense.com, My Lookout App|
|Network Support||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / HSPA, WCDMA||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / WCDMA, HSUPA(5.76bps), HSDPA(14.4Mbps)|
|Applications||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Apps||Android Market , Amazon App Store||Android Market|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, Flickr||Facebook, Twitter, Friend Stream, YouTube, Flickr|
|Video Calling||Skype, Qik, Tango||Skype, Qik, Tango|
|Featured||Printing over Wi-Fi|
|Business Mobility||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Remote VPN||Cisco Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse||Cisco Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync||Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Cisco Jabber||CISCO Jabber|
|Video Conferencing||Cisco WebEX||Cisco WebEx|
|Other Features||Join.Me, GoToMeeting|
|Security||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|My Lookout App from Android Store||HTCsense.com, My Lookout App from Android Market|
|Additional Features||HTC Desire HD||HTC Sensation|
|Users can register at HTCSense.com and manage phones remotely and protect phones in case of loss|