On Friday a few websites reported that an unfamiliar Apple phone had been spotted on a train in San Francisco. The phone was spotted and someone sent a picture was sent to 9to5Mac. The tipster said that he got a good look of the phone but the pictures don’t do it justice. The sighting was said to be an Apple employee on his way home from work in San Francisco, which adds up with Apple’s base in San Francisco.

The phone is possibly an iPhone 5 prototype which has been given to an employee for testing. It’s similar to how the iPhone 4 was leaked when an Apple employee left his prototype in a bar in San Francisco. The tipster said he had seen the case that 9tp5Mac had posted earlier, the green one, and the phone looked like it’d fit into that case. Slightly confirming his suspicions that the the phone may well be a prototype.

The prototype looked thinner than the current iPhone 4 and a little bit wider. The back of the phone is curved and is thought to be glass, it could’ve been plastic but knowing Apple it would most likely be glass.

The user was said to be trying to hid the Apple logo but the tipster did get a good snap below.

With only a month to the probable iPhone 5 announcement it seems like things are starting to hotten up and all will be confirmed soon.

 

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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!

 

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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.

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