HTC Sensation vs. LG Optimus 3D – Review

by Jerry D on June 20, 2011

Let me ask you this: who would win in a smartphone bar-fight between the HTC Sensation and the LG Optimus 3D? We’ll set it after a couple of pitchers of beer and in a bar with low-lighting and those easily-breakable wooden tables that you find in classic Westerns. Stand back…

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Stat-fight: HTC Sensation vs. LG Optimus 3D

Highlights: the HTC Sensation is lovely, really lovely. Look closely and you’ll see that it’s a mere 11.3mm thick, and it weighs only 148g. The LG Optimus 3D, meanwhile, is 11.9mm thick, and it weighs 168g (probably due to its 3D cleverness). See the full smartphone comparison below…

HTC Sensation VS LG Optimus 3D
Display 4.3-inch S-LCD 4.3-inch 3D LCD
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM 8260 dual-core Snapdragon 1GHz Dual-Core Dual-Channel processor (Texas Instruments OMAP4)
Software Android 2.3 with HTC Sense (v3.0) Android 2.2 at launch, customised with a 3D UI. Upgradeable to 2.3
Storage Up to 33GB Up to 40GB
Rear camera 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, dual LED flash, geotagging, face and smile detection, 1080p video capture 5.0 Megapixels with dual 5MP cameras with autofocus, LED flash and geotagging. Capable of taking stereoscopic photos and videos (720p only); plus 1080p video capture in 2D mode
Front camera Yes Yes
4G HPSA+ in US
3G 3G/HSDPA (14.4Mbps) 3G/HSDPA/HSPA+ (14Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 3.0 with A2DP
Size 65.4 x 126.1 x 11.3mm 68.0 x 128.8 x 11.9mm
Weight 148g 168g
Talktime 8.3 hours TBC
Standby 350 hours TBC
Extras GPS/A-GPS, digital compass, g-sensor, Gorilla Glass display, TV-out, DLNA content streaming and a stereo FM radio GPS/A-GPS, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio with RDS, DLNA connectivity and an HDMI port. There’s also a 3D Hot Key, which activates five 3D-dedicated UIs, including Gallery, Camera, Game&Apps, YouTube 3D and 3D Guide

Analysis: HTC Sensation vs. LG Optimus 3D


Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: Sensation (2-1)
Best Camera/Video: Sensation (3-1)
Best Display: Sensation (4-1)
Best Processor: Sensation (5-1)
Best Software: Sensation (6-1)
Best Storage: Draw (7-2)
Best Battery life: Draw (8-3)
Best Extras: Draw (9-4)

BPF Verdict: The HTC Sensation wins!

And how. Not much of a contest when you consider the score in this bare-knuckle, half-drunk brawl. See where these two phones rank in our Top 20 Best Smartphones list…

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