HTC Unveils New Sensation 4G Smartphone, But How Does it Compare to the iPhone 4? | Cult of Mac

HTC Unveils New Sensation 4G Smartphone, But How Does it Compare to the iPhone 4?


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At an event in London today, HTC unveiled a brand new addition to its ever growing smartphone lineup called the Sensation 4G. Boasting 4G data connectivity, a Super LCD screen, and a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon CPU, the Sensation is a worthy adversary for the iPhone 4. So how do the two compare?

We’ve created a great little comparison that compares all of the main specifications, helping you decide which device deserved your hard earned cash. Check it out after the break!


HTC Sensation 4G Apple iPhone 4
Display: 4.3-inch Super LCD Screen with 540 x 960 resolution 3.5-inch Retina display with 960 x 640 resolution
Processor: 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU (dual-core) 1GHz Apple A4 chip (single core)
Memory: 1GB internal storage

microSD card slot


16GB or 32GB internal storage


Dimensions & Weight: 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm

148 grams

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

137 grams

Battery: 7 hours 3G talk time

400 hours standby time

7 hours 3G talk time

300 hours standby time

Camera: 8 megapixel rear camera

1080p HD video recording

VGA front camera

5 megapixel rear camera

720p HD video recording

VGA front camera

Operation System: Android with HTC Sense iOS
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth 2.1

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

From the specifications above, the HTC Sensation looks like a pretty great phone. It packs a great processor, a good battery, a brilliant rear camera, and the latest Bluetooth technology. While the Sensation only packs 1GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot means you can increase its storage as much as you like – incredibly easily.

The Retina display on the iPhone 4 is the better of the two displays, but the Sensation’s screen is a little bigger. The iPhone is also smaller and lighter, while its HTC rival packs a faster processor and additional RAM.

Out of all the devices in HTC’s current smartphone lineup, the Sensation is certainly the one to give the iPhone 4 a run for its money.

Ultimately the biggest difference between the two, however, is in the operating system. If you’re happy with Android, the Sensation certainly seems like the device to go for. Whereas, if you’re a lover of iOS and you don’t want anything else, you’ll dismiss the Sensation’s advantages and go for the iPhone 4. You’ve got to admit the iPhone 4 still looks the best.


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