HTC Sensation 4G vs Motorola Atrix 4G | Full Specs Compared | HTC Sensation vs Atrix 4G Features and Performance
HTC Sensation 4G and Motorola Atrix 4G are both dual core Android smartphones, the first is with T-Mobile and the latter with AT&T network. If the planned acqusition of T-Mobile by AT&T goes well this year, both will share the networks. HTC Sensation (rumored as HTC Pyramid) is compatible with WCDMA/HSDPA (14.4Mbps) networks and Motorola Atrix 4G is compatible with WCDMA/HSPA+ networks. HTC Sensation has 4.3″ qHD (960 x 540) TFT LCD display with 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and runs the latest Android 2.3.2 (Gingerbread). While Motorola Atrix 4G has 4″ qHD (960 x 540) PenTile LCD display with 1GHz dual-core Nvidia processor and runs Android 2.2.1 (Froyo), which is upgradeable to Android Gingerbread. Both run skinned Android with their own UI for user experience, HTC Sensation uses the new HTC Sense 3.0 for UI while Motorola Atrix has Motoblur. HTC Sensation is promoted as Multimedia superphone while Motorola Atrix 4G is promoted as a Mobile computer.
HTC Sensation 4G
HTC Sensation 4G is the US version of HTC Sensation (previously known as HTC Pyramid). If you are desirous of the latest Android based smartphone with a large display that is also fast and efficient in performance, HTC Sensation is another choice for you. This is a high performing smartphone that is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and features a huge 4.3” qHD display at a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels using Super LCD technology. The processor is a second generation Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset (same processor used in Evo 3D) that consists of 1.2 GHz dual core Scopion CPU and Adreno 220 GPU, which will deliver high speed and performance efficiency while eating less power.
Running on the latest Android 2.3.2 (Gingerbread) with the new HTC Sense 3.0 UI, it gives a pleasing user experience. The new Sense UI gives a fresh look to the home screen and has included instant capture camera, multi window browsing with quick look up tool, customizable active lockscreen, 3D transitions and an immersive experience with the weather application.
This amazing phone has 768 MB RAM and 1 GB internal memory (8GB supplied on microSD card for certain countries). 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 with dual LED flash at the back that is capable of shooting HD videos at 1080p. With the instant capture camera feature introduced with the new Sense UI, you can capture the photo the moment you press the button. It also has a front 1.2 MP camera that allows users to video chat/call. Rear camera has features of face/smile detection and geo tagging. It offers surround sound experience with hi-fi audio technology. For instant media sharing it has HDMI (HDMI cable required) and also it is DLNA certified. HTC Sensation has access to HTC’s new HTC Watch video service for premium movies and TV shows.
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, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and compatible with 3G WCDMA/HSPA networks.
The phone is available with T-Mobile and online stores Amazon, BestBuy .
HTC Sensation – First Look
Motorola Atrix 4G
The powerful Android smartphone from Motorola Atrix 4G is packed with excellent features and gives a benchmark performance. The 4″ QHD capacitive touch screen display that supports 960x 540 pixels resolution and 24-bit color depth produces a real sharp and bright pictures on the screen.
The Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset (built with 1 GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 CPU and GeForce GT GPU) with 1 GB RAM and a very responsive display makes mulitasking smooth and gives a better browsing and gaming experience. Motorola Atrix 4G runs Android 2.2 with Motoblur for UI and the Android WebKit browser supports full Adobe flash player 10.1 to allow all the graphics, text and animations on the web. With Motoblur you get 7 homescreens that are customizable and you can view all your homescreens in a thumbnail format, so easy to toggle between your homescreens.
The unique feature of Atrix 4G is the webtop techology and the fingerprint scanner. Motorola introduced the Webtop technology with Atrix 4G that replaces a laptop. All you need to enjoy the power of mobile computing is the laptop dock and the software (which you have to purchase separately). The 11.5 inch laptop dock with full physical keyboard is built in with Mozila firefox browser and adobe flash player that allows a fast, seemless browsing in a large screen. It will also mirror your phone content on the large screen. You can connect to internet with Wi-Fi or HSPA+ network that theoretically can connect you up to 21 Mbps speed, but in practice it connects up to 5 – 7 Mbps on downlink.
The fingerprint scanner combined with the power button at the top center back of the gadget gives an added security, you can enable the feature by going in to the set up and input your finger print with pin number. The other features include 5 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and capapbility of HD video recording at [email protected], front VGA camera (640×480 pixels) for video calling, internal memory of 16GB that can be expanded to 32GB using a memory card, HDMI port, microUSB port (HDMI cable and USB cable are included to the package). Video recording and play can increase to 1080p with OS upgrade to Android 2.3 or more.
The phone will be liked by all the mobile users who want to carry their office with them and on the move because of its long battery life. It has a removable 1930 mAh Li-ion battery with a rated talk time of maximum 9 hours and up to 250 hours of standby time. The phone is quite slim and light with 4.8 oz and a dimension of 4.6″x2.5″x0.4″.
The device is availabe in the US market from March 2011 with AT&T. AT&T sells Motorola Atrix 4G phone for $200 (phone only) on a 2 years contract with laptop dock for $500 on two year contract. It’s available in Amazon Wireless for $700.
|Comparison of Specifications
HTC Sensation 4G vs Motorola Atrix 4G
|Design||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||On-screen||Virtual full QWERTY with Swype|
|Dimension||126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm (4.96 x 2.57 x 0.44 in)||117.75x63.5x10.95 mm|
|Weight||149 g (5.22oz)||135 g|
|Display||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Size||4.3 inches||4 inch|
|Resolution||qHD 960 x 540 pixels||QHD 960 x 540 pixels|
|Features||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch||Corning Gorilla Glass, Light responsive|
|Sensors||Gyro Sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor|
|Operating System||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Platform||Android 2.3.2||Android 2.2.1 (Froyo)|
|UI||HTC Sense 3.0||Motoblur, Fingerprint smart sensor security|
|Browser||Android WebKit||Android WebKit (on Phone), Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (Webtop mode)|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Android 10.2||Flash Player 10.1|
|Processor||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Model||Dual core Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon, Adreno 220 GPU||Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core (ARM Cortex A9 CPU & GeForce GT GPU)|
|Speed||1.2 GHz Dual core||1 GHz Dual Core|
|Memory||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|RAM||768 MB||1 GB|
|Included||1 GB + 8GB microSD card included||16 GB NAND memory|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)||Up to 32 GB with microSD card|
|Camera||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Resolution||8 MP||5.0 megapixel|
|Flash||Dual LED||Dual LED|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital||Auto focus, digital zoom|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected]||HD [email protected]|
|Features||Stereo sound recording, Instant capture camera||Double microphones|
|Secondary camera||1.2 MP VGA|
|Entertainment||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Audio||SRS Virtual Surround Sound, Hi-Fi Audio, File Formats: AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA 9||AAC, MP3, WMA9, eAAC+, AMR NB, AAC+|
|Video||3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV 9, AVI, XviD||H.264, MPEG-4,|
|Battery||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Type Capacity||1520 mAh||Li-ion Polymer, 1930 mAh|
|Talktime||495 min (2G), 400 min (3G)||Up to 530 min (2G), 540 min (3G)|
|Standby||350 hours (2G0, 400 hours (3G)||Up to 400 hours (2G), up to 350 hours (3G)|
|Mail and Messaging||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|POP3/IMAP Gmail, Email,||POP3/IMAP, Gmail, Email, SMS, MMS, IM - Google talk, AOL, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk)||Corporate Mail Sync,|
|Connectivity||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Bluetooth||v3.0 supports A2DP for headset, FTP/OPP for file transfer, PBAP||2.1 +EDR|
|USB||2.0 High Speed||2.0 High Speed|
|HDMI||Yes (HDMI cable required)||Yes|
|Location Service||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Map, eCompass|
|GPS||Internal GPS Antenna||A-GPS|
|Lost-Theft Protection||HTCsense.com, My Lookout App||Yes with 3rd party application like Lookout|
|Network Support||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / WCDMA, HSUPA(5.76bps), HSDPA(14.4Mbps)||GSM, GPRS, EDGE/WCDMA, HSPA+|
|Applications||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Apps||Android Market||Android Market, Google Mobile Serice|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, Friend Stream, YouTube, Flickr||Facebook, Twitter, Google talk, MySpace, PhotoBucket, Picasa,|
|Voice Calling||Skype||Skype, Viber, Vonage|
|Video Calling||Skype, Qik, Tango||Skype, Qik , Tango|
|Featured||HTC Watch service, Printing over Wi-Fi||QuickOffice 3.0, Vlingo Voice, Blockbuster, MobiTV, Need for Speed|
|Business Mobility||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|Remote VPN||Cisco Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse||Yes|
|Corporate Mail||Active Sync||Yes , Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||CISCO Jabber||Yes with CISCO Jabber|
|Video Conferencing||Cisco WebEx||Yes with CISCO WebEx|
|Other Features||Join.Me, GoToMeeting|
|Security||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|HTCsense.com, My Lookout App from Android Market||Yes with 3rd party application like Lookout|
|Additional Features||HTC Sensation 4G||Motorola Atrix 4G|
|HTC Watch service for premium movie and TV shows||Mobile hotspot - connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices, Mobile computing with Webtop technology - in Webtop mode you can connect to docking station and surf internet with full Mozilla Firefox 3.6, 7 Home screens|