The Apple iPhone is a revolutionary phone, changing the mobile phone market incredibly. Now other companies want in on the smartphone market, one company making headways is HTC and they have now released one of the first 3D phones, the HTC Evo 3D. So which mobile phone is better? The iPhone 4 or the HTC Evo 3D?

In terms of processors the Evo 3D is massively ahead of the iPhone 4. The HTC Evo 3D is one of few phones to have a dual core processor running speeds of 1.2GHz, giving the Evo a far superior possible intensive performance. In other words the Evo 3D, on paper, will deal with intensive applications better and is better at coping with multitasking. The iPhone 4 has just a single core 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, a processors designed just for the Apple iPhone 4, allowing it to also cope with multitasking well. One of the possible updates to the iPhone 5 will be a new dual core processor so watch out for that.

When it comes RAM the Evo 3D has twice as much as the iPhone. The HTC has 1GB RAM and the iPhone 512MB RAM. Loads of RAM is not critical in smartphones but the EVO 3D needs the RAM to be able to handle the 3D display and camera.

When it comes to internal storage the iPhone beats the Evo with 16GB or 32GB to the Evo’s 1GB internal storage. However the HTC Evo 3D can expand its storage using a microSD card upto an extra 32GB. The iPhone does not have the capability to expand its storage at all.

These days everyone wants a nice super bright screen on their phone, something both phones offer extremely well. With the HD retina display the iPhone 4 has a 3.5 inch screen with a resolution of 640 x 960 pixels, one of the highest currently on the smartphone market. The HTC Evo 3D has a 3D screen of 4.3 inches in size, however its resolution is slightly lower at 540 x 960 pixels.

Both the smartphones have 5 mega pixel back facing camera, as well as lower quality front facing cameras. The iPhone 4 can record in 720p, not full HD but still really clear recording. The Evo 3D can record in upto 1080p but the 3D recording can record only in 720p. The 3D recording is something only a few phones currently offer.

The iPhone weighs 137g as opposed to the Evo 3D which weighs a hefty 170g. In terms of size the iPhone is much smaller and almost 3mm thinner than the HTC Evo 3D.

The iPhone 4 has 1420mAh battery which can last up to 300 hours on standby. The HTC Evo 3D features a more powerful battery, 1730mAh, which can last up to 420 hours on standby.

One of the major differences between these phones is their operating sytsem, the iPhone 4 uses Apple’s extremely friendly iOS sytsem and the Evo 3D uses Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) wit the HTC Sense user interface. Both are incredibly easy to use and make great use of the phones touch screens, however with iOS comes the massive Apple App store which is a head above the Android marketplace. The Android Marketplace does however contain more free apps than the Apple App store.

So when it comes to hardware the HTC Evo 3D blows the Apple iPhone 4 out of the water but in terms of software the iPhone just pips the Evo 3D due to the massive Apple App store.

Share

HTC make top notch smartphones and currently the two most popular seem to be the HTC Sensation and HTC Evo 3D. On paper both phones are very well armed and have similar features. So which one is the best mobile phone in real life? The HTC Sensation or the similar HTC Evo 3D?

Both phones have 4.3inch LCD screens. The Evo 3D obviously has the 3D LCD screen with a pixel resolution of 540 x 960 and the Sensation has an LCD screen with the same resolution of 540 x 960. Both phones feature touch screens which are very responsive and use heat sensors to detect your finger.

In terms of storage both phones feature an internal storage of 1GB. Both the Sensation and Evo 3D can, however, take a microSD card up to 32GB to expand on the internal storage.

The HTC Evo 3D beats the HTC Sensation when it comes to memory, commonly know as RAM. The more RAM the quicker the smartphone can open applications and run more applications simultaneously.  The Evo 3D has 1GB of RAM whilst the HTC Sensation has only 768MB of RAM.

Both phones are future-proof in terms of the CPU, computer processing unit, and feature dual core processors. This is a new thing when it comes to smartphones with only the Samsung Galaxy S 2 being the the other phone currently with a dual core processor. Both mobiles have a 1.2GHz dual core processor allowing for extremely quick loading times and processing power.

In 2011 there is now a lot of consideration to do with the camera within a smartphone. Both phones feature front facing and back facing cameras.The HTC Sensation probably beats the Evo 3D when it comes to the cameras, the latter has a 5 mega pixel back facing camera and the Sensation has an impressive 8 mega pixel back facing camera. The Evo can record in 3D however, but only up to 720P. The Sensation can record in up to 1080P, the highest quality possible currently.

The weight of a phone is incredibly important when buying it. The two handsets have very similar dimensions but the Sensation is much lighter at 148g compared to the heavy 170g of the Evo 3D. This increase in weight is most likely due to the 3D features that the HTC Evo has and slightly more powerful battery. Which leads me to the two batteries, the Evo 3D has a 1720mAH battery which can last up to 355 hours on standby. The HTC Sensation’s 1520mAh battery is slightly more efficient and can last up to 525 hours on standby.

Being HTC phones they both use the Android operating system and the incredibly easy to use HTC Sense user interface.

 

Share

Three Mobile are currently offering some really good HTC deals with refurbished smartphones. Refurbished phones are either unsold stock or returns from customers which are then spruced up to be able to sell again. The phones tend to have not been used once, Three mobile’s 14 day Money Back policy requires the phone not to have been used for calls or texts and for the phone to not have been personalised.

There are currently two refurbished HTC phones available. They offer great value for money and are almost brand new.

HTC Desire S at £20 a month. This includes 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB internet data with a free handset. The phone has a 3.7″ Super LCD screen and a 5 mega pixel camera. Running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) the HTC Desire S is well worth the money as a refurbished model!

HTC Desire S Refurb

Three mobile are also offering the HTC Wildfire S as a refurbished model. With a free handset, 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB internet data for just £15 a month! The phone is another popular HTC product with a slightly smaller handset size and a 3.2″ high resolution touchscreen.

Wildfire S Refurb

Share

The HTC Sensation got its first update yesterday, 6th July. It seems like the update was just for unbranded phones in Europe. By unbranded phones we mean unlocked phones that haven’t been sold by a mobile phone network. The update, confirmed by those from the UK to Scandinavia, updates the HTC Sensation‘s software to version 1.35.401.1.

The update was aimed at fixing minor bugs in the current software and improving the stability of the operating system. The update was done over-the-air, push updates were sent to the phones and then the user had to be connected to an internet connection to install the update which was 27MB in size.

If you haven’t received the push message and want to install the update then go to Settings > About Phone > Check for updates, to download the update. Like all downloads make sure you back-up messages, contacts and any other settings before installing the update. You may also want your phone to be fully charged so it doesn’t cut out mid-update.

HTC haven’t confirmed the details of the update but it looks like the Bootloader hasn’t been unlocked. Users have reported slightly quicker loading times and increased performance. The lag when using the homescreen launchers has been reported to be solved and working to full functionality.

Share

HTC released the Desire S as a successor of the popular HTC Desire. The Desire was a popular phone among consumers and mobile phone experts. The Desire S was released in March 2011 and since then other phone manufacturers have started to release incredibly powerful smart phones, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 being the most notable. In an effort to compete HTC have released the HTC Sensation to compete with the Samsung, but is the HTC Sensation that much better than the HTC Desire S?

The HTC Sensation does have incredible specifications and with a dual core processor it is definitely better than the Desire S when it comes to loading times and dealing with large files. The Desire S has thrown itself in direct competition with the likes of the iPhone with a 3.5″ screen. The Sensation on the other hand has gone for a massive 4.3″ screen. This makes the HTC Sensation a  bit more clunky but it still fits in the hand perfectly, weighing 18g more than the Desire S.

Both smart phones run Android v2.3 Gingerbread as their operating system. They both also have the HTC Sense user interface, making them both easy to use and up to date with software.

The Sensation has a higher screen resolution 540 x 960 pixels compared to the lower 480 x 800 pixels in the Desire S. Both phones use the same S-LCD panel, providing stunning display quality.

The HTC Sensation has a dual core 1.2GHz processor, compared to just the single core 1GHz processor in the HTC Desire S. This puts the Sensation way in front of the Desire S in terms of processor power but it isn’t the most notable difference when using the phones for light use. The Desire S is no slow phone though and has a decent 768MB of RAM, same amount as the Sensation.

The Sensation has a very impressive 8MP camera, whilst the Desire S has only a 5MP camera. They both have 0.3MP front facing cameras however.

Overall the HTC Sensation is the better phone but the Desire S is still a very good phone and would be more than adequate for many consumers. However if you find the right HTC Sensation deal then it is well worth picking one up!

 

Share

The two latest smartphones from Samsung and HTC go head to head in a Samsung Galaxy S2 v HTC Sensation comparison!

Both the phones are the first batch of smartphones to contain a dual processor, both running at 1.2GHz there isn’t a great deal of difference between the two phones when it comes to processing power. The HTC Sensation has only 768MB of RAM, compared to 1GB of RAM in the Samsung Galaxy S2, this allows the Samsung Galaxy S 2 to gain slightly faster loading times and can deal with lots of data at once more efficiently than the HTC Sensation.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a large 16GB or 32GB internal memory, which is massive compared to the HTC Sensation’s 1GB. You can expand the storage space in the Sensation using a microSD card upto 32GB.

A department where the HTC Sensation beats the Samsung Galaxy S2 is with screen resolution. Despite using the Super AMOLED Plus technology, the Samsung has a slightly lower screen resolution of 480×800 pixels compared to 540×960 pixels in the HTC. The Sensation also has dual LED flash, one more than the Galaxy S2. The HTC’s screen of 4.3″ is only slightly bigger than the Samsung’s of 4.27″. Both provide a very good screen size allowing for easy navigation. The Sensation features 2 cameras, a 8MP back facing one and a 1.2MP front facing one for video calling. The Samsung also has 2 cameras, the front which is also 8MP but the front facing camera is slightly better at 2MP, pipping the HTC Sensation when it comes to the cameras.

The HTC Sensation weighs a heavy 148g compared to just 116g for the Samsung Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S 2 is also an incredible 2.8mm thinner than the HTC. The Samsung phone is just 8.49mm thin, the HTC a bulky 11.3mm.

All in all both phones are really good, high quality phones but the Samsung Galaxy S2 probably just pips the HTC Sensation. Main reason is due to the weight and size, also the better front facing camera which is very useful for video calling. The HTC Sensation isn’t of the thin and light category of smartphones but still lies comfortable in the hand.

Share

The HTC Sensation is the latest phonHTC Senastione in the HTC range of Android run smartphones. It releases on June 15th 2011 and is a ‘multimedia superphone’. The HTC Sensation has a look similar to that of the HTC Desire S with an aluminium case which wraps around the phone. It isn’t the best looking phone but it is definitely one of the best under the hood. We have compiled some of the best HTC Sensation deals:

 

Featuring the HTC Sense user interface and the latest version of Android 2.3, Gingerbread, the HTC Sensation is very simple to use. The HTC Sensation has an impressive 1.2GHz dual core processor built in, lying it in direct competition with the Samsung Galaxy S 2. This processor is one of the most powerful made for phones and the dual core leads to impressive loading times and handles apps beautifully. Apps start almost instantly and switching between apps is a seamless transition. This extra processing power helps considerably when dealing with visually rich websites and those that use Flash. Sites that may have struggled to load quickly on previous HTC’s load quickly on the HTC Sensation. It also has an internal 768MB of RAM.

Like the HTC Desire HD the HTC Sensation has a large 4.3″ screen with a pixel resolution of 540×960 and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. This pixel resolution is lower than the iPhone 4′s, 640×960, but nevertheless is an impressive feature. The HTC Sensation has the very latest QHD and SLCD technology, making images look even crisper than on the HTC Desire HD. Photos taken by the 8-MP back facing camera look great on screen. The 8-MP camera is the same as the HTC Desire HD which is much more impressive than that of the iPhone 4. You can also record videos in full 1080P HD, which is better than the 720P of the iPhone 4.

The HTC Sensation introduces the new HTC video store, Watch. Watch only offers TV shows and movies, not music currently and is supposed to be a rival to Apple’s media store iTunes. Watch allows you to download videos over 3G, as well as Wi-Fi, which look fantastic on the HTC Sensation’s 4.3″ screen.

The HTC Sensation weighs a hefty 148g which is heavy compared to other smartphones, in particular the light Samsung Galaxy S 2. It also has only 1GB of internal memory space. However this can be upgraded to 32Gb using a micro SD card. Below are some HTC Sensation Specs:

Dimensions: 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
Weight: 148g
Screen size: 4.3 inches
Screen resolution: 540×960 pixels
Interal storage: 1GB
Memory: 768MB RAM
Camera: 8 MP, auto-focus, dual LED flash
OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
USB: Micros USB port
CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-processor, Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon

The HTC Sensation release date is June 15 2011. Once the prices are announced SuperCheapMobiles.co.uk will bring you the best HTC Sensation deals.

UPDATE: The HTC Sensation is currently only available exclusively on Vodafone and will be available on other networks in June.

Share

The mobile industry has seen some revolutionary mobile phones launched by Apple and HTC that are in great competition with each other. While Apple seem to be leading the smartphone market currently with the iPhone 4, HTC recently launched the android-oriented HTC Desire HD with a large screen. Here we have the iPhone 4 v HTC Desire HD:

HTC Desire HD v iPhone 4On comparing the display and looks, the HTC Desire HD has a stunning, huge 4.3″ screen and probably the biggest among current smartphones. On the other hand, the iPhone comes with a 3.5″ screen display; though with a higher resolution of 640×960 pixels compared to the Desire HD. However a down side of the Desire HD’s large screen is the large handset size.

HTC’s high-end device makes use of the Android 2.2 operating system while the iPhone makes use of the iOS4.1 operating system. iOS4.1 doesn’t have Flash capabilities whilst the HTC Desire HD makes use of Flash 10, giving the HTC a more rounded and better browsing experience. However, no one has beaten the Apple’s product in terms of the applications on offer. With over 250,000 applications to choose from from the App Store,  the iPhone 4 surely has a foot ahead of the Desire HD in this context, where there are only 80,00 apps to choose from.

Both, the iPhone 4 and Desire HD have a wonderful sound system but the Dolby surround sound in the HTC Desire HD places it a little ahead. The Dolby mobile integration provides stunningly clear visuals and stunning sound. As Apple are pretty hot with music you would expect the sound quality on the iPhone to be a little better!

The 8-MP camera with dual LED flash of the HTC Desire HD puts it far in front of the iPhone in terms of camera quality. The iPhone 4 has only the single LED flash and a 5-MP camera. OS4.1 introduced HDR to the iPhone 4 which does increase the quality of pictures but can be slow to work at times.

Now down to one of the most important things, price. We all know the iPhone 4 is a pricey product but there are some good deals around currently. A sim free iPhone 4 16GB will set you back about £500 currently whilst a sim free HTC Desire HD will set you back about £450. You can get the iPhone 4 16GB free on a contract starting from £35 on Vodafone, check out this free iPhone Vodafone deal. The HTC Desire HD is available fro free from just £25 a month on Orange, check out HTC Desire HD Orange.

All in all, there is no doubt that the iPhone 4 is the best iPhone made by Apple but the HTC Desire HD rivals it well and may well even be a better phone in terms of features and price.

Share

The HTC Desire HD Orange is one of the best smartphones on the market  and rivals the iPhone 4, see iPhone 4 v HTC Desire HD.

HTC Desire HD

Some of the awesome features on the HTC Desire HD Orange include the wonderful connectivity under the quad bands of GSM network as well as under the HSDPA network. The HTC Desire HD Orange has a massive 4.3 inches AMOLED touchscreen which has a resolution of 480×800 pixels. The HTC Desire HD has  allow internal memory of 4GB but can be increased using a micro SD card to a large 32GB. It also has a very good 8-MP camera which feature auto-focus and a dual LED flash. The Desire HD runs the Android 2.2 operating system with several standard features such as the HTC web browser, compatible with flash, and various other entertainment features. We have compiled some of the best HTC Desire HD contracts available on Orange.

Tariff You'll get... Monthly cost Free Gift Phone Cost
Orange Dolphin 25
(24 months)
300 mins
Unlimited texts
500MB data
£25 £30 Auto Cashback FREE HTC Desire HD
HTC Desire HD Orange
Orange Dolphin 30
(24 months)
500 mins
Unlimited texts
500 MB data
£30 £40 Auto Cashback FREE HTC Desire HD
HTC Desire HD Orange
Orange Dolphin 15
(24 months)
100 mins
Unlimited texts
250 MB data
£15 N/A £129.99
HTC Desire HD Orange
Orange Dolphin 20
(24 months)
200 mins
Unlimited texts
250MB data
£20 N/A £44.99
HTC Desire HD Orange
Orange Dolphin 35
(24 months)
700 mins
Unlimited texts
500MB data
£35 £60 Auto Cashback FREE HTC Desire HD
HTC Desire HD Orange
Orange Panther 40
(24 months)
900 mins
Unlimited texts
750 MB data
£40 £100 AutoCashback FREE HTC Desire HD
HTC Desire HD Orange

Share