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|April 4 2012 |Mobiles

If you are ready to shell out more than 30k for a mobile, expecting everything from you mobile is obvious. Why not, after all you are paying more that 3x of  the price consumers pay to buy an average Android mobiles.

HTC recently launched its first series of Android 4.0 smartphones dubbed as HTC one series. The costliest of the series HTC One X is a perfect device for the people who want to go for a big screen but think that the Samsung Galaxy Note will be too big for them. However HTC One x is not the only mobile with 4.7 inch screen, but HTC Sensation XL, another Android mobile from the same manufacturer also falls in the similar category.

Then which one should you go for, the "old is gold" or "the newer the better"? Lets find out.

HTC Sensation XL Review vs HTC One X review



HTC Mobiles One X HTC Mobiles Sensation XL
Mobile Image  
Mobile Price Rs.37,500 Rs.35,163  
Display Colour 4.7 Inches, Super IPS LCD2 Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors 4.7 Inches, WVGA S-LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors  
Display Size 720X1280 pixels 480X800 pixels  
CPU Yes, CPU : Quad-Core 1.5 GHz, Chipset : Nvidia Tegra 3, GPU : ULP GeForce Yes, 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset  
Internal Memory 32GB, 1GB RAM 16GB, 768 MB RAM  
Camera Rear Camera : 8.0 MP Camera (3264x2448 Pixels) With Auto Focus, Smart LED Flash And BSI Sensor, Front Camera : 1.3 MP Camera (1280x1024 Pixels), 720P Rear Camera : 8.0 MP Camera (3264x2448 Pixels) With Auto Focus And Dual LED Flash, Front Camera : 1.3 MP Camera (1280x1024 Pixels)  
Video Recording Yes, 1080p@30fps, Stereo Sound Recording, Video Stabilization, Recording Format : MP4 Yes, 1280x720 (720p HD) At 60 Fps, Video Recoring Formats : MP4, 3GP  
Battery model liion1800mAh liion1600mAh  
OS Android OS, V4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, V2.3 (Gingerbread)  

Display and Hardware:

Primafacia, both the phones seems similar and there's no big difference among them. However A closer look reveals a different picture.

HTC Sensation XL boasts a  WVGA resolution, which certainly is a bit small for a 4.7-inch screen. Thanks to HTC for not repeating the same for HTC One X. A resolution of 720x1280 px definitely is a great fit for the better S LCD 2 screen.

Both the phones boast a CPU of 1.5 Ghz. Look a deep inside and you will find HTC One x coming with Tegra 3 processor supported by 1 GB Ram. This beast setup won't let you phone lag while multi tasking or playing HD games.

Another huge difference is in the camera. Although both the phones boat a 8 Mega Pixel shooter, but the HTC One X shoots the 1080 pixel videos. It also features the concept called "double shooter" which lets you click pictures in midst of recording a video without interrupting the recording. Cool, isn't it?

Well not to forget, HTC One X is made up of same poly-carbonate metal which recently came in to limelight due to Nokia N9 and Nokia Lumia 800.


While HTC Sensation XL is upgradable to Android 4.0, HTC One x already comes with Android 4.0 onboard. And this time HTC has spiced it with HTC Sense 4.0. The combination looks fabulous on the Super LCD 2 screen of HTC One X.


HTC has done a good job fixing all the loopholes in the newer version. HTC One X boasts all its specification and hardwares to its best and certainly is a way smarter than HTC Sensational XL. Its time to g for it if you were holding yourself for Android 4.0.

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