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The Samsung Galaxy Note LTE (with the S Pen) is a remarkable gadget. The device was released in January and comes with a large 5.3in display which allows users to see more with less scrolling and transitioning, while remaining on the move. In addition, the S Pen allows users to write notes, sketch and browse the Internet.

The HTC Sensation 4G was announced in April last year and released in June. It comes with cloud-based HTC Watch which allows users to instantly stream favourite films and videos without the need for Wi-Fi connectivity.

Let's check out how the smartphones stack up:

Display

The Galaxy Note LTE features a large 5.3in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels at 285 pixels per inch (ppi). It includes the TouchWiz User Interface (UI) and Corning Gorilla Glass, which defends the screen from scratches and dust.

The Sensation 4G comes with a 4.3in S-LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960x540 pixels at 256 ppi. It features HTC Sense 3.0 UI.

Processor

The Galaxy Note LTE is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset with a dual-core 1.5GHz Scorpion processor. In comparison, the Sensation 4G is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset with a slightly slower dual-core 1.2GHz Scorpion processor. The Galaxy Note LTE ships with 1GB of RAM, while the Sensation 4G has 768MB.

Camera

Both the Galaxy Note LTE and the Sensation 4G pack eight megapixel rear-facing cameras featuring auto-focus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. Both smartphones allow users to record video of 1080p. The Samsung smartphone comes with LED flash and has a two megapixel front-facing camera, whereas the HTC smartphone features dual-LED flash and a VGA secondary camera.

Operating System

Both smartphones run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), which is upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)).

Storage

The Galaxy Note LTE has 16GB of onboard storage, while the Sensation 4G has only 1GB. However, both smartphones have a microSD card slot with additional memory space of 32GB.

Connectivity

The Galaxy Note LTE features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR wireless technology. On the other hand, the Sensation 4G includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP.

Battery

The Samsung smartphone comes with a Li-Ion 2500mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to 10 hours and stand by time of up to 252 hours. In comparison, the Sensation 4G includes a Li-Ion 1520mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to six hours 40 minutes on 2G and eight hours 20 minutes on 3G networks. It allows for stand by time of up to 400 hours on 2G and 350 hours on 3G networks.