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
4G 4G/LTE HPSA+ in US
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

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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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