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HTC Sensation XL vs HTC Desire S

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HTC Sensation XL Remove phone

Posted: 06 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released
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HTC Desire S Remove phone

Posted: 15 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3.5, 2.3.4)Android (2.3.5, 2.3.3) 
Dimensions5.20 x 2.78 x 0.39 inches (132 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm)4.53 x 2.35 x 0.46 inches (115 x 59.8 x 11.63 mm) 
Weight5.73 oz (162 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.7 inches3.7 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 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.

199 ppi252 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 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Touch to focusAutofocus 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo light, Video callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
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 S2 MSM8255Qualcomm 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.

Single core, 1500 MHzSingle core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 205 
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 RAM768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB1 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time11.83 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
9.83 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
 
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
Talk time (3G)6.83 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
7.25 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
19.0 days (455 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Capacity1600 mAh1450 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats AudioAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFMFM 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 2100 MHz900, 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.

GPS, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.02.1 
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 
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)Yes  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced06 Oct 201115 Feb 2011 

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