HTC Sensation or Sony Ericcson Xperia Neo: No Contest

We’ve reported many times now on the HTC Sensation, formerly known as the HTC Pyramid, and recently gave details of a sign up page for this hugely impressive new smartphone and also looked at a comparison of the Sensation vs. the LG Optimus 2X. We thought it was time to check out the HTC Sensation against another handset, this time the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo but it pretty much appears to be a no contest.

Back in February we gave you some details of the Xperia Neo and among the specs are a 1GHz processor, an 8.1-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facer and a 3.7-inch screen, all running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. For the HTC Sensation we told in our review roundup how positive the response was for this handset and in our look at the specs told how it had a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 4.3-inch Super LCD screen, 8-megapixel camera and again will run on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

Over on Know Your Mobile, Paul Briden has looked at the Sensation vs. the Xperia Neo and divided the various aspects into categories with a win for one or the other, or a draw given. As far as form factor goes this was a draw. The HTC Sensation was the winner for its display though because of the larger screen and higher resolution. For storage the Sensation wins again with its 1GB and 768MB of RAM. Both handsets are provided with a 8GB Micro SD card though.

Unsurprisingly for the processor the HTC Sensation comes out top again but the operating system is a draw as we’ve previously said, both run on Gingerbread. As far as apps go the Sensation takes it again mainly because apps will perform better on this dual-core handset. For the camera category once again, you’ve guessed it, the HTC Sensation leads the way, with video capture of 1080p against the Neo’s 720p.

Overall it’s almost a clean sweep for the HTC Sensation and the Xperia Neo is already beginning to look a little dated against all the dual-core handsets now arriving, although it does at least have the Gingerbread OS. For more details of the Xperia Neo check out the product page here, or for the HTC Sensation, the product page here. So what are your thoughts? Would you even consider the Xperia Neo considering the facts, or are you going for the HTC Sensation all the way? Why not let us know with your comments.

  • oxigen

    Considering how much more expensive the Sensation is, Neo is quite good after all.