Both HTC One V and Sony Xperia U are the mid range smartphone competing with each other along with current rated Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus as the best mid range smartphone. The mid range smartphones are designed for the consumers who looks to go through the high end features on the smartphone and on the other side they want to keep the price tag in range of affordability. Some of the manufacturers in this price tag tries to stress on function but might lose on other features.
The HTC One V is newest smartphone introduced by HTC Corporation in the One Series of smartphone. One V in particular is known as the little brother of One X the best Android smartphone currently trending. The One V is with the modernized specifications and the features coming out with a unique design and style along with the love of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, not sported in any of the mid range smartphones. This would certainly boost this smartphone but it misses out the Beats Audio headset, the feature for which HTC is famous for.
Sony Xperia U is another addition to their existing Xperia NXT series of smartphones. The device is almost identical to their flagship Xperia S handsets but its less in feature to make the price go lower and thus comes in the range of affordability. Introduced to compete with existing HTC One V and Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, this device is certainly up for competition.
Here in this article we go through the comparison of HTC One V and Sony Xperia U in detailed to make you understand which is the best device among the mid range smartphones here. We go through detailed feature by feature comparison.
Table of Content
- Form Factor Comparison
- Processor Comparison
- GPU Comparison
- Display Comparison
- Camera Comparison
- Operating System Comparison
- Storage Comparison
- Network Comparison
- Battery Comparison
- User Interface Comparison
- Price Comparison
HTC One V – 3.7 inches screen size, 480 x 800 pixels resolution
Sony Xperia U – 3.5 inches LED backlit display, 480 x 854 pixel resolution
The HTC One V is sported with 3.7 inches touchscreen display providing 480 x 800 pixel resolution using the Super LCD 2 display where as Xperia U is with 3.5 inches LED backlit display providing 480 x 854 pixel resolution. One V is with 252 ppi pixel density is considerably lesser with Xperia U standing at 280 ppi pixel density.
Overall we find that Xperia U gets an inch higher than One V in pixel density but One V screen is larger with 0.2 inches.
HTC One V – 1 Ghz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon S1 processor
Sony Xperia U – 1 Ghz Cortex A9 dual core processor
HTC One V is with 1 Ghz Qualcomm MSM 8255 Snapdragon S1 processor which is quite low in comparison with Sony Xperia U here which is with 1 Ghz Cortex A9 dual core processor. Certainly Xperia U is the winner is where in dual core makes the difference.
Winner : Sony Xperia U
HTC One V – Adreno 205
Sony Xperia U – Mali 400 MP
You see HTC One V with Adreno 205 GPU and Xperia U with Mali 400Mp providing the graphical acceleration. There is not much difference between the two and these are capable to executes high video graphics and games especially Xperia U with ease.
HTC One V – 5 mega pixel camera, 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution, auto focus, LED flash
Sony Xperia U – 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, auto focus, LED flash, VGA front facing
Both HTC One V and Xperia U are spotted with 5 mega pixel camera on the rear side which can be used for vivid photos capturing and 720p HD video recording as well. Additionally Xperia U is spotted with the VGA camera which can further extends its functionality to face to face video chat and video calls. Both the phones offer similar 2452 x 1944 pixel resolution and adds various features like auto focus, LED flash to provide better image capture.
HTC One V is boosted with HTC ImageSense which is newly introduced for One Series of smartphones provides point to shoot picture quality. Other features like Geo-tagging, Face and Smile Detection, Auto Focus, Panoramic Photo and Image Editor are common in both the phones.
HTC One V – Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Sony Xperia U – Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, ICS coming soon
HTC One V gets the big Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on the phone itself but Xperia U debuts with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade of it would be coming out in Q3 2012. The Android 4.0 brings out various features to HTC One V itself and that’s just the major difference here.
HTC One V – 120.3 x 59.7 x 9.2 mm, 115 grams
Sony Xperia U – 112 x 54 x 12 mm, 110 grams
Xperia U measures 112 x 54 x 12 mm and weights 110 grams in comparison with the HTC One at 120.3 x 59.7 x 9.2 mm, 115 grams. One V is very slim in comparison as its 3 mm thinner than Xperia U itself.
HTC One V – HTC Sense 4.0 User Inteface
Sony Xperia U – Timescape User Interface
HTC One V with HTC Sense makes the devices lighter, cleaner and it appears more visually appealing. HTC Sense 4 has perfectly designed to suite with Ice Cream Sandwich OS and this introduces some cool features like ImageSense for better pictures and enhancements to the camera and other enhancements as well. Certainly you would love to HTC Sense 4 not only on One V but all the One Series of smartphones powered by HTC.
Timescape on the Sony Xperia U makes the device easy to use and attractive. Timescape is mostly similar to MotoBlur used by Motorola powered smartphones. Nothing much descriptive about the TimeScape User interface.
HTC One V – 1500 mAh Li-ion battery
Sony Xperia U – 1320 mAh Li ion battery
Sony Xperia U is with 1320 mAh battery good standby time and good enough to run for complete day operation. On the otherside HTC One V is with 1500 mAh is quite capable to run your phone for easily day and a half and since its with Android 4.0 ICS, its quite optimized to consume less battery.
Winner : HTC One V
HTC One V – 4 GB internal, micro SD supporting up to 32 GB, 512 MB RAM
Sony Xperia U – 4 GB internal memory, 512 MB RAM
HTC One V clearly wins in the storage comparison as its sported with 4 GB of internal memory storage, same is with the Xperia U but One V comes with a micro SD card slot by which you can supply additional storage but Xperia U completely misses out that. With Xperia U you need to adjust yourself with data storage limits as most of the memory would be eaten away by Android OS, apps itself. Another good thing to buy One V is that they supply a free 8 GB micro SD card with the box itself.
HTC One V – Rs 17,000 or $ 340
Sony Xperia U – Rs 16500 or $ 330
HTC One V is priced Rs 17,000 or $ 340 and its price hasn’t been dropped as its going good with great sales. On the other side Xperia U is just launched at Rs 16500 or $ 330 market price. The price is almost the same and nothing much difference in it.
HTC One V and Sony Xperia U comes with both 2G, 3G internet access along with Wi Fi wireless internet access as well. Certainly these are the devices with no LTE support or 4G support.
HTC One V is certainly boosted when you buy Dr. Beats Audio headsets as it comes inbuilt in the phone which truly enhances the quality of voice output. It did make difference as HTC didn’t supply this device with Beats Audio headsets which is priced at Rs 1500 or more.
Sony Xperia U certainly is spotted with exchangeable bottom caps available in white, black, pink and yellow any time provided within the box itself. This bezel is certainly the Sony style.
In faster processing certainly Sony Xperia U wins with dual core processor and also wins in the display screen quality although its 2 mm smaller in size than HTC One V. The Android version here is the difference but within few months Xperia U will receives ICS upgrade.
Sony Xperia U only defect is that its doesn’t include a micro SD card support and users need to adjust with 4 GB only although it has the option of USB on the Go.
The HTC One V is equally as good as the Sony Xperia U handsets which has just got upper hand between the two. Finally its depends on how users would adopt to the Sony Xperia keys layout vs HTC One V layouts.