While Samsung and Apple are leading the smartphone arena, manufacturers including Sony and HTC are constantly releasing in the market a slew of high performing handsets. The main reason for launching several smartphones at different price points is to make their presence stronger in the consumer market by covering almost all the types of demands.
Coming to the Japanese handset vendor, Sony unveiled Xperia J - a mid-range smartphone alongside high-end Xperia T and Xperia V at the IFA 2012 in August 2012. Later, in October, the same year, the company released Xperia J in India at a price tag of Rs 16,490.
Currently, online retailer Tradus.com seems to offer a reasonable discount on the handset as it has listed Xperia J at a price of Rs 15,455.
On the other hand, HTC unveiled Desire VC, again a mid-range Android ICS smartphone launched in India during August 2012 at Rs 21,999 is a dual SIM variant of Desire V. The same online retailer site - Tradus.com is also offering Desire VC at a discounted price of Rs 19,718.
Moving on Tradus is also offering HTC handset with additional benefits from Tata Docomo. According to the offer, buyers purchasing the smartphone from the online retailer will receive a new Tata Docomo post paid with double talk time of Rs 398 on Diet 199 plan for 3 months and 2GB EvDO data per month free for a whole year.
Also, the prepaid subscribers will receive a double talk time on selected recharges including 180 days and 1GB EvDO data a month for six months.
Hence, now those readers who have developed interest in buying these two smartphones after having a look at the special offers and are still confused on which one two opt for, Gizbot brings you the comparison between the two discounted smartphones. Read it below and decide which one is a better smartphone purchase for you.
Dimensions & Weight: Xperia J carries a dimension of 124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm and a weight of around 124 grams while the slightly slimmer and lighter Desire VC has a dimension of 119.5 x 62.3 x 9.5 mm and weighs in at 119 grams.
Display: In this segment, Xperia J sports a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 854 pixel resolution and BRAVIA mobile engine.
In comparison, Desire VC flaunts a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 400 pixel resolution.
Processor: When it comes to processor, both Xperia J and Desire VC are equipped with a single-core 1GHz ARM Cortex A5 processor, which is the most energy efficient and cost effective processor available.
Operating System: On the OS front, both the handset fare the same with Android 4.0 ICS operating system.
Camera: In terms of camera optics, again both Xperia J and Desire VC head against each other with a 5MP rear camera. However, Xperia J scores more with a 0.3MP VGA front camera for video calling, which is missing in the HTC offering.
Storage: In this segment, both the handsets have 4GB internal storage and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB. Further, HTC offers 25GB free Dropbox storage for 2 years on purchase of Desire VC.
Connectivity: Both the handsets come packed with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0 features.
Battery: Xperia J is powered by a 1,750 mAh Li-ion battery delivering 7.5 hours talk time and 25 days standby, whereas, Desire VC is loaded with a 1,650 mAh battery of undisclosed backup.
Price: When it comes to pricing, priced at Rs 16,490 and Rs 21,999, Xperia J and Desire VC are available on Tradus.com at Rs 15,455 and Rs 19,718 respectively.
Both Sony Xperia J and HTC Desire VC are mid-range Android ICS smartphones with almost similar specifications.
Speaking of software features, Xperia J comes with media applications including Walkman, Album and Movies, Music unlimited free trail and illuminations bar.
At the same time, HTC offers free could storage service for two years and the handset comes integrated with Beats Audio for outstanding audio performance.
If the concern is on a front camera for video calling and a slightly better battery backup, Xperia J could be a better option.
On the other hand, if the concern is on dual SIM support, free could storage service and additional freebies including plans from Tata Docomo, HTC Desire VC should be the right choice.