HTC Desire X vs Sony Xperia U: Which Mid-Range Android Smartphone Will You Buy?


HTC Desire X vs Sony Xperia U: Which Mid-Range Android Smartphone Will You Buy?


In an attempt to foray into the mid-range segment of the Indian smartphone arena, which is prominently dominated by local vendors and major global manufacturers including Nokia and Samsung, HTC has come up with Desire X, a smartphone based on Android 4.0 ICS OS.

Priced at Rs 19,799, the smartphone fits into the mid-range market segment. Desire X was unveiled at the IFA 2012 expo in Berlin and was subjected to several rumors with the codename Proto.

However, HTC Desire X is not the only one that has been launched with such power packed specs in an affordable price tag, as Sony is also following the same strategy to capture the market sales.

The Japan based handset vendor and the manufacturer of Xperia series smartphones unveiled many handsets at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in February and released them in the second quarter of the year.

Xperia U with a price tag of Rs 14,999 is one of the Xperia lineup released recently and offers impressive performance with similar specifications as the newly launched Desire X.

Hence, here is an elaborative spec comparison between the two smartphones to check out which one is best for you. Take a look!

Dimensions & Weight: Desire Xboasts a dimension of 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm and weighs in at 114 grams, while Xperia U carries a dimension of 112 x 54 x 12 mm and weighs lesser than the HTC phone, that is around 110 grams.

Display: When it comes to display, Desire X packs a 4 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

On the other hand, Xperia U houses a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution and Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine.


Processor: In this segment, both Desire X and Xperia U are powered by a dual core 1GHz processor.

Operating System: When it comes to the OS, both the smartphone fare well as they are flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Camera: On the camera optics front, Desire X sports a 5MP rear camera with auto focus, LED flash, and BSI sensor for better low-light imaging. However, the handset lacks a front facing camera.

In comparison, Xperia U has a 5MP rear camera with auto focus, 16x digital zoom, LED flash and possess a VGA front camera for chatting sessions.

Storage:In terms of storage Desire X has 4GB internal memory, 768MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting additional storage.

On the other hand, Xperia U boasts a higher 8GB internal storage, however it will come with 512MB RAM and lack a microSD support for external storage.

Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both the smartphones are packed with connectivity features including Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, in-built GPS and micro USB 2.0.

Battery: Desire X scores highh over here as the handset is loaded with a 1,650 mAh Li-ion battery delivering 10 hours talk time and 750 hours standby while Xperia U has a 1,320 mAh Li-ion battery, which offers 6.5 hours talk time and 472 hours standby.

Price: HTC Desire X is priced at Rs 19,799 and Sony Xperia U is priced at Rs 14,999.


Talking about common aspects, HTC Desire X and Sony Xperia U are affordable Android smartphones with dual core processor and 5MP rear camera.

Sony Xperia U definitely posses a beautiful screen resolution as compared to HTC Desire X and has a front camera for the facility of video calling. Overall, the handset has a better look and feel with overhauled design and colored mood changing lights in the illumination bar.

On the other hand, HTC Desire X emphatically has a better performance in the terms of UI being a high priced smartphone as compared to Xperia U. Also it houses an increased memory options via micro SD, which is missing in the former and has integrated Beats Audio feature provided with Dropbox 25GB of free storage deal to those who sign up to it before the end of 2013.

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