Specs Comparison: HTC Desire X vs. Sony Xperia J

HTC has announced yet another mid-range marvel. In order to snaffle the legions of the older HTC Desire users with a more budget friendly handset, the company has announced the low priced HTC Desire X. There is nothing much remarkable about the phone but it has some decent features as a dual core processor, a Super LCD screen that measures 4 inches, etc. HTC is however not the only company to do so. Recently, Sony too has unveiled another member of the Xperia family – the Sony Xperia J. It is designed along the lines of the older Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and the Xperia Arc S. The solid and well-built Xperia J combines great style with affordability. So, in this article, we are comparing the HTC Desire X and the Sony Xperia J.

HTC Desire X vs. Sony Xperia J


The Desire X measures 118.5 mm lengthwise, 62.3 mm breadthwise and 9.3 mm in thickness. The phone weighs 114 g. The Xperia J measures 124.3 mm in length, 61.2 mm in breadth and 9.2 mm in thickness. It weighs 124 g. The Desire X features a Super LCD display of 4 inches and a resolution of 480 * 800 pixels. The Xperia J sports a 4 inch TFT capacitive screen with a resolution of 480 * 854 pixels. The Desire X is equipped with the HTC Sense UI v4.0 whereas the Xperia J has the Timescape UI. The Xperia J is powered by the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine.


The phones run on Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The Desire X is driven by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset processor clocked at 1 GHz. The Xperia J has a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset processor with a clock speed of 1 GHz.


The phones have 4 GB of internal memory. The Desire X owns 768 MB RAM while the Xperia J accommodates about 512 MB RAM. The phones have micro SD slots that can house up to 32 GB of extra memory.


The phones have 5 MP camera units in the rear with features as LED flash, geo tagging, etc. The Desire X shoots videos with a quality of 480p and a frame rate of 30 fps. The Xperia J uses a VGA for video recording. The Desire X doesn’t have a secondary camera while the Xperia J sports a VGA as its front camera.


The phones have 2G and 3G networks supported by GSM and HSDPA frequency bands respectively. The phones have GPRS and EDGE facilities too. As for wireless connections, the phones have Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g/ n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot facility, etc. options. Bluetooth and micro USB v2.0 enable local area connectivity. The Desire X has better Bluetooth support.

Battery Life:

The Desire X is fuelled by a Li-Ion standard battery rated at 1650 mAh. The battery offers 833 hours of standby time and 20 hours of talk time. The Xperia J has a Li-Ion battery rated at 1750 mAh. Despite having more battery capacity, it offers a lower standby time of 607 hours and talk time of 5 hours.


The Desire X is priced around $365 and the Xperia J is is available around $305.

Wrap Up:

These phones are decent handsets and are at equals. Most of the specs match. However, the Desire X has a slightly more RAM, multiple core processor that is not present in the Xperia J, better Bluetooth support, more battery life, etc. So, the Desire X wins marginally. More can be said when the prices of the phones are released. As for now, one can choose between either of the phones according to one’s preferences.

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