It seems that with every smartphone release, we are seeing bigger and bigger screens. Not only is the technology used to display in screen imagery improving, but also the touchscreen capabilities arte improving as well, largely thanks to features such as dual-core processors.
HTC is one of the more prolific manufacturers in the smartphone arena, and the trend of larger screens is evident in their latest releases. The HTC Evo 3D sports a 4.3 inch screen, as does its new flagship smartphone, the HTC Sensation. In this article, I will compare the screens of these two devices and offer a brief overview of their other key features.
HTC Evo 3D
The HTC Evo 3D packs an impressive spec list from start to finish. Everything about the handset is premium, especially the screen. At 4.3 inches, it offers a pixel resolution of 540x 960, among the highest on the market. Obviously, this produces superb display quality, but the real treat here is the 3D display capabilities. Pictures and videos can be displayed in 3D, thanks to the built in 3D S-LCD capacitive technology. There are only a small number of handsets to offer this technology, the HTC Evo 3D being one of the first. And in case you were wondering, you do not need to wear a pair of 3D glasses to enjoy 3D content on the HTC Evo 3D.
The HTC Sensation is the manufacturer’s flagship Android smartphone, recently replacing the HTC Desire HD which previously held the title. As with the HTC Evo 3D, the HTC Sensation boasts a 4.3 inch screen, the main difference being that it does not display true 3D. With a pixel resolution of 540x 960, it produces very pleasing results in terms of display quality. Despite the large screen, the resolution is high enough to keep the levels of detail and clarity on par with, and indeed better than many of its rival handsets. As an added bonus, the screen on the HTC Sensation is made from Gorilla glass, which is touch and hardwearing, so you don’t have to worry about occasionally dropping the phone.
Now we have taken a look at the screens, what else do these phones offer? Aside from the 3D capabilities of the HTC Evo 3D, the spec lists of the pair read largely the same. 1.2 GHz dual-core processors are on hand to benefit not only the response times of the screen, but also the performance of the web browser, multitasking and better performance form the operating system and apps. The OS of choice is Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the latest version of the software, and both run HTC Sense 3.0 UI over the top. One of the main differences though is the camera. The HTC Sensation beats the HTC Evo 3D in terms of its pixels (8 megapixels compared to the Evo 3D’s 5 megapixels), but the Evo 3D does offer the ability to shoot 3D video footage.
As you can see, both handsets are great, and if you are looking to choose between the two, it would seem the main deciding factor would be whether you are looking for a phone with 3D capabilities. Either way, each makes a great choice, with the HTC Sensation available now on several UK networks, with many deals offering the handset for free. The HTC Evo 3D will be released soon, with similar deals available.