The Japanese firm has announced yet another Xperia member – the Sony Xperia V that nestles between Xperia T and Xperia J. The Sony Xperia V comes with some amazing specs that can challenge some of the best phones in the market. So, in this article we are comparing this new arrival with the HTC One X, one of the best phones of 2012.
The One X measures 134.4 mm lengthwise, 69.9 mm breadthwise and 8.9 mm in thickness. The phone weighs 130 g. The Xperia V measures 129 mm lengthwise, 65 mm breadthwise and 10.7 mm in thickness. The phone weighs 120 g. It features a Super IPS LCD 2 display of 4.7 inches diagonal length and a resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels. The panel is constructed of protective Corning Gorilla Glass. The Xperia V sports a TFT capacitive touchscreen of 4.3 inches with the same resolution as the One X. The One X is equipped with the upgraded version of the HTC Sense UI. The upgraded Sense software has incorporated many awesome features such as being able to turn the phone whichever way one likes and yet gat quality view of the screen. The Xperia V is equipped with the Timescape UI.
The phones are driven by Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The OS in the phones is however upgradable to 4.1 i.e. Jellybean. The One X is equipped with a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The Xperia V is driven by a dual core processor packing a Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset and having a clock speed of 1.5 GHz.
The One X comes with 32 GB of internal storage along with 1 GB RAM. The Xperia V has 8 GB of storage space with 1 GB RAM. The One X does not possess a micro SD slot while the Xperia V’s micro SD slot can house up to 32 GB.
The Xperia V has the upper hand in this zone. It possesses a 13 MP unit in the rear with features as LED flash, geo tagging, 3D sweep panorama, etc. The One X sports an 8 MP shooter in the rear with LED flash and geo tagging. The One X can simultaneously record images and HD video. The One X camera can shoot videos with a quality of 1080p and a frame rate of 244 fps. The Xperia V captures 1080p video at a frame rate of 30 fps. The One X features a 1.3 MP front camera that can shoot 720p video as well. The Xperia V has a VGA as its secondary camera.
The phones support 2G, 3G and in case of the Xperia V only, 4G networks via GSM, HSDPA and LTE. GPRS and EDGE facilities are supported in the phones. Wireless network include options such as Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc. Local area connection is enabled via Bluetooth, NFC and micro USB v2.0.
The One X is fuelled by a Li-Po battery rated at 1800 mAh. The Xperia V is fuelled by a Li-Ion battery rated at 1750 mAh.
The price of the Sony Xperia V isn’t out yet, but it is expected to be available around $650. The HTC One X is available around $640.
The HTC One X is a powerful phone and has some impressive specs. The Xperia V is a respectable mid- to high-range smartphone, no doubt. But there are some glitches such as the 4G connectivity might drain the battery and it may not offer a smooth user experience like its other rivals. The One X is a superior phone.