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Sony Xperia S vs HTC One X

They are the new ranges of smartphones whose manufacturers are hoping will make 2012 a year to remember.

We’re talking of course about the revamped Xperia series from Sony, and the One series from HTC. Both are set for big things this year, but how do the phones compare?

Both manufacturers are releasing three new phones under their respective series’ banner, giving us a high end device, as well as low and mid-range handsets.

To get a sense of which manufacturer’s new range will fare best this year, we thought we’d take a look at the daddy of each series.

The Xperia S is the big player in Sony’s range, while it is the One X that leads the charge for HTC. So how do the two devices measure up?

Sony Xperia S

This excellent phone from mobile giant Sony was released in the UK last week. So if you haven’t already rushed out to buy one, what are you waiting for?

The Xperia S is a well-designed, sleek model moulded from a single piece of high-density polycarbonate – giving it a durable feel.

As for the specs, we have a 1280 x 720 resolution display for the LED backlit screen, and an impressive 12MP camera.

Inside there is a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, making the Xperia S nice and quick. The big drawback is a lack of ICS, but Sony has promised us an update at some point.


A similar-looking device to the HTC Sensation XL, the One X is a very decent turn from the Taiwanese mobile giant.

The first thing to mention is its 1.5GHz quad-core processor – delivering lightning-fast speeds and high picture quality.

Unlike the Xperia S, the One X comes complete with ICS. It also has 32GB of storage, as well as some cloud storage options.

At 8MP, the camera is a little smaller than the Xperia, but other than that the HTC looks like the phone to beat at the moment.