Difference between HTC First and Sony Xperia T

Key difference: HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia T is a model by Sony that was released in August 2012. It was one of the first few models that Sony has released after its break-up with Ericsson. It is Sony's first smartphone built on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 platform. It runs on a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon with 1 GB of RAM.

In today’s world, social networking is more important that air of water. Some people might be able to get through without food, but not without checking their Facebook accounts at least a few times during the day. Facebook realizing the important part it plays in people’s social lives and recognizing the need for Facebook integration on mobile phones, has collaborated with HTC for new Facebook phone: the HTC First.

HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. This isn’t the first time that HTC and Facebook have collaborated. HTC has previously launched the ChaCha, Status, and Salsa, all of which had special Facebook integration, beyond the normal app. However, the HTC First will be the first to actually have a user interface (UI) based on Facebook.

The Facebook Home UI will consist of Cover Feed which will use the home screen and lock screen to show content posted by friends on Facebook, as well as notifications from other apps. It also has an overlay over any and all apps, which allow users the ability to message others via Facebook or SMS, without leaving the app. The lock icon on the lock screen will show the profile picture of the user.

The HTC First also offers the users the ability to turn off the Facebook Home UI, in case they choose to. When Facebook Home is disabled, the phone will revert to stock Android, in this case Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phone will also be the first smartphone to include Instagram, recently-acquired by Facebook, as a pre-loaded app.

The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM. The phone will come with as in-built memory of 16 GB and no external memory. The phone also has an embedded Li-Po 2000 mAh battery.

The phone has a 4.3 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The primary camera on the phone is a 5 MP with BSI sensor and a 1.6 MP front-facing secondary camera, also with BSI sensor.

The Sony Xperia T is a model by Sony that was released in August 2012. It was one of the first few models that Sony has released after its break-up with Ericsson. It is Sony's first smartphone built on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 platform. It features a 4.55 inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs on a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon with 1 GB of RAM. It features Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0.4) out of the box but is upgradeable to Jelly Bean (v4.1).

The phone also has a 13 MP primary camera with a 1.3 MP front camera. The phone is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 1850 mAh battery. The phone also comes with pre-installed Sony apps called Walkman, and Movies. These are part of a pre-loaded software suite that allows for consuming and sharing a vast library of multimedia content.

Sony Xperia T has gotten very popular as it had been featured as James Bond's phone in the 2012 film, Skyfall. In fact, in some European countries, especially the UK, the phone is actually marketed as the Bond Phone.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the HTC website, the Sony Mobile website, theverge.com and GSMArena.com.

 

HTC First

Sony Xperia T

Launch Date

April 2013

August 29, 2012

Company

HTC

Sony Corporation

Size

126 x 65 x 8.9 mm (4.96 x 2.56 x 0.35 in)

129.4 x 67.3 x 9.4 mm

Display

Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.55 inches (~323 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass

Weight

123.9 g (4.34 oz)

139g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 850 / 1900

No

GUI

Facebook Home UI

Timescape UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 305

Adreno 225

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400

Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon

RAM

1 GB LPDDR2

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

No

Expandable up to 32 GB

Sensors

Gyro sensor, Tri-axis Accelerometer,

Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC capable, Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a//b/g/n, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port

USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support, WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, DLNA Certified, aGPS, WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom, Bluetooth technology, Native USB tethering, NFC, HDMI via MHL support, Synchronization via Exchange ActiveSync, SyncML, Microsoft, eCompass, Smart Connect

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSDPA, HSUPA

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

Yes, v3.1 with A2DP

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.6 MP BSI front camera (ultrawide angle)

1.3 MP, [email protected]

Video

1080p Full HD video recording

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization

Camera Features

  • BSI sensor
  • F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
  • Auto focus
  • LED flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face detection
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Speaker with built-in amplifier IC (support 2.55V)

xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

.aac, .amr, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

Battery Capacity

Embedded rechargeable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 1850 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, Black/White, Black/Blue, Black/Red

Black, White, Silver

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

-

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS, Digital compass

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Social Network Device
  •  Dropbox (25 GB storage)
  • SNS integration
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • 50 GB of Cloud storage (time limited offer)
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • TrackID music recognition
  • xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis, FLAC
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • PlayStation Certified
  • 3D and Motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Clear audio and clear bass
  • Headphone surround sound
  • TV launcher
  • Facebook with Xperia
  • "WALKMAN" app
  • "Movies" app

Image Courtesy: htc.com, sonymobile.com

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