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HTC Sensation 4G vs HTC Sensation XL

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Posted: 12 Apr 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 06 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.0.3, 2.3.4, 2.3)Android (2.3.5, 2.3.4) 
Dimensions4.96 x 2.57 x 0.44 inches (126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm)5.20 x 2.78 x 0.39 inches (132 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.73 oz (162 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.7 inches 
Resolution540 x 960 pixels480 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

256 ppi199 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

S-LCDS-LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDDual LED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Touch to focus, White balance presets, Geo tagging, Scenes, EffectsAutofocus, Touch to focus 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.3 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1200 MHz, ScorpionSingle core, 1500 MHz 
Graphics processorYesYes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

768 MB RAM / 4096 MB ROM768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage 16 GB 
Maximum User Storage1 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time8.25 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
11.83 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
 
Stand-by time14.6 days (350 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)6.66 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
6.83 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
 
Capacity1520 mAh1600 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio 
RadioFMFM 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

A-GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherDLNA, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)YesYes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced12 Apr 201106 Oct 2011 

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