Japanese handset manufacturer, Sony unveiled Xperia Go – the scratch proof and water resistant smartphone in May 2012 alongside Xperia Acro S. The smartphone was released in the Indian market during July and till now has made a good consumer base.
At the same time, HTC One V – one of three handsets of the One series – unwrapped by the Taiwanese phone maker at the Mobile World Congress 2012 was also released in India during April 2012.
If you are planning for a phone upgrade and are confused on which smartphone to buy out of Sony Xperia Go and HTC One V, Gizbot has come up with a head-to-head spec comparison on these two Android handsets to ease your decision.
Form Factor: Xperia Go is a sophisticated handset with stylistic looks, measuring dimensions of 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm and a weight of around 110 grams. On the other hand, One V is a bigger handset with dimensions of 120.3 x 59.7 x 9.2 mm and is designed in a candy bar form factor with a weight of around 115 grams.
Display: While, Xperia Go houses a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and pixel density of 165 ppi, One V flaunts a larger 3.7 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen display, along with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and pixel density of 252 ppi.
Operating System: In this segment, One V scores over Xperia Go, as the handset runs on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Contrastingly, Xperia Go is integrated with an older version of OS, that is, Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
In addition, HTC has also announced Google's latest Android Jelly Bean upgrade for its One series including One V, although, there is no word from Sony regarding the roll out of ICS or Jelly Bean update for its Xperia Go handsets.
Processor: The voguish Xperia Go is equipped with a more powerful dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor with a Mali-400 GPU, while the One V is equipped with a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor.
Camera: Both the handsets have a 5MP rear camera with features including LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and touch focus. At the same time, both of them lack a front facing secondary camera for video calling and for other purposes.
Storage: When it comes to storage capacity, Xperia Go has 8GB on internal memory which is higher than One V – equipped with 4GB on board. Further, both the handsets carry the same RAM i.e. 512MB and are also equipped with a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB of memory expansion.
Connectivity: Both the smartphones come packed with connectivity features like HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and micro USB 2.0.
Further, Xperia Go has Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and EDR and supports USB on-the-go while One V has Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP.
Battery: Xperia Go is powered by a 1,305 mAh Li-ion battery offering talk time of 5.5 hours and standby time of 460 hours. When compared, One V is loaded with a bigger of 1,500 mAh Li-ion, which the company claims will offer an optimum battery backup.
Price: Coming on the pricing front, both the smartphones are meant for the mid-range market segment with the Xperia Go priced at Rs 18,999 and One V priced at Rs 18,599 approximately.
Sony Xperia Go has kept its words of being a waterproof and dustproof handset, however, it may not be as rugged as claimed by the company. But at the same time, Go is a really stylish phone which flaunts a floating touch performance and also has a unique feature called SenseMe – which can play songs according to your mood.
Talking about One V, it is a part of the most popular series introduced by HTC lately and has the performance capabilities similar to the likes of HTC One X. The handset has a great build, good battery life, smooth navigation, however gets heated up when graphic intense games are played.
Overall, both the handsets are worth the price. If you are looking for a stylish phone, go for Xperia Go, however, if you chose performance over panache, then HTC One V would be the right choice for you.