As we begin to look at the dozens of new smartphones that have been unveiled at recent conventions there are several models that stand out from the crowd. Two such models are the new Sony Xperia S and the HTC One S. These devices are produced by two of the heavyweights of the smartphone world and offer a wealth of excellent features. We take a look at camera facilities present on each device and also see how the models compare for processing power.
It is fair to say that both of the two models that we are looking at really excel when it comes to camera facilities. The HTC offers a superb package that comprises of an 8 mega pixel still camera and a video recording feature that can capture video at 1080P resolution. For still photographs the device benefits from a back illuminated sensor that help the model to produce a very high quality of image. A wide array of additional features are present including an LED flash, geo tagging and face detection to help the device focus on peoples faces within the shot. One particularly impressive aspect of this camera facility is the fact that the phone allows you to record HD video and take photographs simultaneously, a feature we have not seen included on any other device. In terms of the secondary camera 720P video can be recorded along with 1.3 mega pixel photographs. The HTC offers a very impressive camera feature but the Xperia S takes things a step further with its superb 12 mega pixel resolution. When you combine resolution this high with the excellent Exmor R sensor that the phone uses the results are stunning. Once again a wide array of additional features are present including image stabilisation and a 3D panoramic mode that catches clever photographs of your entire surroundings. Video footage is equally as impressive at 1080P resolution while the secondary camera offers the exact quality as can be found on the HTC One S.
The majority of new premium handsets that are being released are offering dual core processors and both of these models use this type of chip. The Sony Xperia S utilises a powerful 1.5Ghz Qualcomm S3 Snapdragon processor with twin cores to deliver superb performance speeds. This processor is accompanied by an Adreno 220 graphics processing unit that easily handles the most demanding graphics like what you may find on many new games that are being released. The HTC One uses a powerful chipset that exceeds what the Sony device offers. The model runs on the new Snapdragon S4 Krait processor which is clocked at 1.5Ghz and uses dual cores. A powerful graphics processing unit partners this processor in the form of an Adreno 225 chip. Despite the Sony device delivering exceptionally fast operation speeds the improved GPU fitted on the HTC device enables the phone to handle complex graphics with less effort.
The Sony Xperia S and the HTC One S both offer some excellent specification when it comes to camera features and processing power. The Sony device provides a camera facility that we feel is the best on the market but the new HTC phone performs slightly better in the processing department thanks to the more advanced chipset that it uses.