iPhone 5 vs HTC Sensation
HTC Sensation vs Apple iPhone 5 Speed, Performance and Features | Full Specs compared
iPhone 5 is the fifth generation iPhone by Apple expected to be announced on 4 October 2011, and released to the market in two weeks time. HTC Sensation is HTC’s flagship device released in April 2011. It has 1.2 GHz dual core processor and 4.3″ display. HTC Sensation is marketed as a Multimedia Superphone. The US version of the same device is known as HTC Sensation 4G that supports HSPA+21Mbps for faster network connectivity
iPhone 5 is expected to feature the same dual core A5 processor used in iPad 2, and in tandem with Qualcomm LTE modem. The design is almost same as iPhone 4 but will have a 4″ edge to edge display with a metal back cover and a more powerful camera, mostly 8MP camera with enhanced features. Apple will introduced its own NFC system (Near Field Communication) in iPhone 5. It will also include a better battery in iPhone 5, so that for 4G connectivity, it still can stay for 9 hours. iPhone 5 also will be released with iOS 5.
Following are the features anticipated in iPhone 5.
- Support 4G-LTE network
- More storage capacity
- Enhanced YouTube player and mail client specially for gmail
- 8 MP camera to capture high quality picture and videos
- USB Tethering for internet and Personal hotspot
- Multi finger gestures
- TV and Content Providers are expected to release more apps for iPhone 5, and it will become like mobile TV.
HTC Sensation is an Android smart phone officially announced by HTC on April 2011. The device was officially released by May 2011. HTC Sensation was previously rumoured as HTC Pyramid. This smart phone is specially designed for a superior quality multimedia experience. Hence, HTC Sensation is ideal as an entertainment device rather than a corporate device. The device is marketed by HTC as a “Multimedia Super phone”. HTC Sensation 4G is the US version of the same device with 4G enabled.
HTC Sensation is 4.96” tall and 2.57” wide. One has to admit the multimedia feature packed phone is impressive at a thickness of only 0.44”. This entertainment phone weighs only 148 g. With above dimensions, HTC Sensation has a sleek look and portability essential for an entertainment phone while allowing good screen real estate. Talking about the screen, HTC Sensation has a 4.3 “multi touch super LCD screen with 540 x 960 resolution. Though Super LCD is not the best display on entertainment smart phones in the market the pixel density remains quite impressive and will compensate for any drawback the display will create. The device also has Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off and a Gyro sensor. The user interface on HTC Sensation is customised with HTC Sense 3.0.
HTC Sensation is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor with hardware accelerated graphics facilitated by Adreno 220 GP. Since HTC Sensation is intended for intensive multimedia manipulation it is important to have above superior hardware configuration. HTC Sensation is complete with 768 MB and 1 GB worth internal storage. The storage can be extended using a micro-SD card up to 32 GB. HTC has very generously included an 8 GB micro-SD card by default. In terms of connectivity the device supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity as well as micro-USB. HTC Sensation 4G additionally supports HSPA+21Mbps.
Camera is an important feature in any entertainment Smartphone. It is no different with regard to HTC Sensation as well. HTC Sensation is complete with a fabulous 8 mega pixel camera with LED flash and auto-focus. The camera also allows HD video recording at 1080P. The front facing VGA camera is sufficient for video conferencing. The front facing camera is a colour VGA camera. HTC has paid a great deal of attention to improve the picture taking experience on HTC Sensation. The lag between pressing the button to take picture and the time the picture is taken is reduced by instant capture. While this may not be the preferred setting for all, most users will find this appealing. Pictures taken from the rear facing 8 mega pixel camera is quite appealing and the same goes for the videos.
The multimedia support on HTC Sensation is impressive with full blown audio, video and image support. Audio playback on many different formats is supported on HTC Sensation. Supported formats are .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav and .wma (Windows Media Audio 9). The supported audio recording format is .amr. The device supports video playback formats such as .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3) and .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3). The supported video recording format is .3gp. FM radio support, loudspeaker, 3.5 mm audio jack for head phones and SRS virtual surround sound for headphones will make sure listening to music is entertaining on HTC Sensation. The instant capture camera application will give an enhanced photo taking experience on HTC Sensation. Video playback is of excellent quality thanks to the hardware accelerated graphics, high resolution display and 4.3” screen size.
HTC Sensation is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) but the UI is the highly customizes with HTC Sense™. The active lock screen will enable users to view interesting widgets on the phone with quality animations. The active lock screen is the biggest addition to the HTC Sense 3.0 from its previous version. When checking the weather on the phone the screen will simulate the weather outside, with amazing visuals. Since HTC Sensation is an Android device, more applications can be downloaded from the Android market and many 3rd party Android markets. The browsing experience on HTC Sensation is also supreme with multi window browsing. Text and image are rendered with quality even after zoom and video playback on browser is also smooth. The browser comes with support for flash.
HTC Sensation comes with a 1520 mAh re-chargeable battery. As HTC Sensation is intended for heavy multimedia manipulation, having a powerful enough battery is important. The device reportedly stands for nearly 6 hours of continuous talk time with 3G on. With the satisfactory performance of the battery HTC Sensation will give a good competition to many other high end smart phones in the market.