Sony Xperia S
Last year’s Sony Xperia S was blemished by outdated software. Now, the yet-to-be released Xperia SL is said to come equipped with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with 1GB RAM.

Taiwanese major HTC has unveiled its One Series of Android smartphones at the Mobile World Congress which includes HTC One S. The device is the thinnest in the range of smartphones featuring Beats audio. It ensures a richer and realistic sound experience. Besides, one can use 25GB of Dropbox for free for two years.

On the other hand, the Sony Xperia S has been unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), held at Las Vegas in the United States. It is the first Sony-branded smartphone following the company's acquiring Ericson's stake in the smartphone brand Sony Ericson. It is also a next-generation PlayStation certified smartphone.

Samsung's highly anticipated flagship smartphone Galaxy S3 is poised to become the most rivalled smartphone.

Check out the comparison of Sony Xperia S and HTC One S with the anticipated ones of Galaxy S3:


HTC One S includes a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It integrates HTC Sense 4.0 User Interface (UI) and Corning Gorilla glass which protects the screen from damage.

In comparison, the Sony Xperia S touts a 4.3in scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen with a whopping resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It offers support to multi-touch functionality (ten fingers). It includes a Reality display with Sony mobile Bravia engine and Timescape UI. The Bravia engine improves sharpness, increases contrast, saturation and noise reduction of the photos as well as videos.

According to a leaked official service manual, the Galaxy S3 could come with a 4.8in screen using a new type of Super AMOLED technology.


Both, the HTC and Sony smartphones are powered by a 1.5GHz Krait dual-core CPU and Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon chipset. The Snapdragon chipset has the technology which allows better graphics and faster connectivity. The HTC device contains Adreno 225 GPU which offers support to powerful graphics. The Xperia S includes Adreno 225 GPU which features an enhanced level of 3D graphics performance.

Samsung has officially announced that the Galaxy S3 will be powered by a 1.4GHz Exynos 4 quad-core processor. The efficient Exynos 4 quad-core processor will allow the system-level architects to include maximised power efficiencies which ensure the processing power at a 20 per cent lower over its predecessor.


HTC One S boasts an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera. The sporting features are auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging and face and smile detection. It offers video recording of 1080p with video stabilisation as well as a VGA secondary camera.

The Sony Xperia S comes with a 12.1 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and auto-focus. It features 3D sweep panorama, smile shutter and face recognition. It enables full HD video recording of 1080p and offers a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixels for video chats.

Rumours are rife that the Galaxy S3 will come with a 12 megapixel rear-facing camera. But recent report suggests that it could have an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera which features auto-focus and LED flash.


HTC One S contains a 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. But it lacks a microSD card slot.

The Sony Xperia S offers onboard storage of 32GB.

The Galaxy S3 is rumoured to come with internal storage options of 16GB/32GB and a microSD card slot with an additional memory of 32GB.

Operating System

The HTC smartphone runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) which features resizable widgets, new lock screen actions and rich notifications.

The Sony smartphone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It could be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS.

The Samsung smartphone is expected to run on Android ICS.


HTC One S comes with Li-Ion 1650mAh standard battery. It allows talk time of up to seven hours and standby time of up to 430 hours.

The Sony Xperia S includes a Li-Ion 1750mAh standard battery which allows standby time of up to 450 hours on 2G and 420 hours on 3G networks. It provides talk time of up to seven hours 30 minutes on 2G and eight hours 30 minutes on 3G networks.

The Galaxy S3 is expected to have 2050mAh standard battery.

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