Samsung DROID Charge vs. HTC Sensation – Review

by Jerry D on July 13, 2011

It’s Samsung versus HTC in this battle between smartphone sluggers. Hefting a baseball bat and wearing a balaclava, the Samsung DROID Charge waits for the HTC Sensation around a dark corner. Time For a big phone fight…

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Stat-fight: Samsung DROID Charge vs. HTC Sensation

The DROID Charge boasts a stunning touch-sensitive Super AMOLED Plus display, measuring 4.3 inches but only delivering a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. In terms of pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is 216.977.

The touch-sensitive S-LCD screen on the Sensation has the same 4.3-inch dimensions. But it boasts a far better screen resolution too – 540 x 960 pixels. With a whopping 518400 pixels onscreen, the pixel density of this qHD screen is 256.047 pixels per inch.

In terms of raw processing power, the DROID Charge’s chip is a tried-and-tested 1GHz Hummingbird CPU. It’s good, but it lags well behind the Sensation, which uses a Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core Snapdragon processor, clocked at 1.2GHz.

Read the full smartphone comparison below…

Samsung DROID Charge VS HTC Sensation
Display 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus 4.3-inch S-LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 540 x 960 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz Hummingbird 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM 8260 dual-core Snapdragon
Software Android 2.2 (Froyo) Android 2.3 with HTC Sense (v3.0)
Storage Up to 34GB Up to 33GB
Rear camera 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 720p HD video capture 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, dual LED flash, geotagging, face and smile detection, 1080p video capture
Front camera Yes Yes
3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A. 3G/HSDPA (14.4Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 3.0 with A2DP
Size 68.0 x 130.0 x 12.0mm 65.4 x 126.1 x 11.3mm
Weight 143g 148g
Talktime 11.0 hours 8.3 hours
Standby 280 hours 350 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, DLNA content sharing, Blockbuster Mobile Application, ThinkFree Office and a digital compass GPS/A-GPS, digital compass, g-sensor, Gorilla Glass display, TV-out, DLNA content streaming and a stereo FM radio

Analysis: Samsung DROID Charge vs. HTC Sensation


Best Connectivity: DROID Charge (1-0)
Best Size/Weight: Sensation (1-1)
Best Camera/Video: Sensation (1-2)
Best Display: Sensation (1-3)
Best Processor: Sensation (1-4)
Best Software: Sensation (1-5)
Best Storage: DROID Charge (2-5)
Best Battery life: DROID Charge (3-5)
Best Extras: Sensation (3-6)

BPF Verdict: The HTC Sensation wins!

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