This year is shaping up to be one to remember in terms of smartphones. After the bar was raised in 2011, it seems that manufacturers are upping their game even more this time around.
The Galaxy S3 is due to launch early next month, and people everywhere are already getting excited about the next iPhone from Apple.
But forget about those handsets – we won’t be seeing them in shops for a while still. For now, it’s all about the big phones of the moment.
The HTC One S and its similarly named counterpart the Sony Xperia S (the ‘S’ part is the same at least) have been released into the wild and are currently doing battle.
Both are very impressive devices, and are key their respective manufacturer’s assault on the smartphone market this year. But how do the two measure up?
Sony Xperia S
The first smartphone to come from a post-Ericsson Sony, the Xperia S had a lot of responsibility on its shoulders when it was released earlier this year.
But there was no need to be concerned, the Xperia S is a fantastic smartphone that has earned critical acclaim. The flagship device for Sony’s revamped Xperia range, the S is sleek, stylish and powerful.
With a stunning 4.3 inch screen using Sony’s Bravia HD display, plus a 12MP camera, the Xperia S is well worth its high price tag.
HTC One S
Not quite the high-end device that Xperia S is, the HTC One S is still a very decent phone that is a welcome addition to the Taiwanese company’s One Series.
With a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, backed up by 1GB of RAM, the One S is powerful enough for pretty much everything you could need it for.
It doesn’t have quite the same quality camera as the Xperia S, at 8MP, but the price is lower and the screen looks fantastic.