Nokia PureView 808 vs HTC Sensation XL: Would You Choose 41MP Camera Sensor or Beats Audio?
Nokia PureView 808 vs HTC Sensation XL: Would You Choose 41MP Camera Sensor or Beats Audio?

The Nokia 808 PureView comes with 41 megapixels image quality. It allows users to share the content instantly including photos and videos. Interestingly, the device features Dolby headphone which will offer surround sound from any stereo headphone.

The HTC Sensation XL comes with amazing Beats audio software which delivers realistic sound to users. In addition, the device offers a large 4.7in screen which promises to offer better web browsing.

Check out how the smartphones stack up:

Display

The PureView 808 comes with AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. The 4.0in screen integrates a Corning Gorilla Glass and Nokia ClearBlack display which adds a reflection-blocking polariser layer thereby blocking incoming light reflection and offer better performance even under sunlight.

In comparison, the Sensational XL touts an S-LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The 4.7in screen integrates HTC Sense 3.5 UI.

Processor

The PureView 808 is powered by a 1.3GHz ARM 11 processor.

In contrast, the Sensational XL is powered by a 1.5GHz Scorpion CPU and Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset. It includes Adreno 205 GPU.

Camera

The PureView 808 packs 41 megapixels camera sensor with Nokia Pureview Pro imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics. The sporting features are auto-focus, Xenon flash, 4x lossless digital zoom, geo-tagging and face detection. It allows users to record video of 1080p with LED light. It supports three shooting modes which includes auto, scenes and creative.

The Sensational XL boasts an eight megapixel rear-facing camera which features auto-focus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and auto-upload. It contains a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixels for video calling.

Operating System

The PureView 808 runs on Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 operating system which features improved performance, faster web browsing, six home screens and more. Users can enjoy redesigned widgets which range in five different sizes. The new "Toggle" widget makes switching of tasks easier.

On the other hand, the Sensational XL runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Storage

The Nokia smartphone contains onboard memory of 16GB and a microSd card slot with an additional memory of 32GB.

The HTC smartphone includes 16GB of internal storage and 768MB RAM.

Connectivity

The PureView 808 features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and UPnP technology.

The Sensational XL includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. Both smartphones support Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP technology.

Battery

The Nokia PureView 808 packs Li-Ion 1400mAh standard battery which allows for standby time of up to 500 hours on 2G and 550 hours on 3G networks. It offers talk time of up to nine hours on 2G and six hours 50 minutes on 3G networks.

The HTC Sensational XL packs Li-Ion 1600mAh standard battery which allows for standby time of up to 360 hours on 2G and 460 hours on 3G networks. It allows talk time of up to 11 hours 50 minutes on 2G and six hours 50 minutes on 3G networks.