Phone Comparison - HTC Sensation vs Amazon Kindle Fire

HTC Sensation
htc sensation
Amazon Kindle Fire
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general General Info

Manufacturer HTC Amazon
Announced April 2011 September 2011
Status Available - May 2011 Available - November 2011
Colors Black Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
(4.96 x 2.57 x 0.44 in)
190 x 120 x 11.4 mm
(7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 in)
Weight 148 g (5.22 oz) 413 g (14.57 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 N/A
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) Android OS, v2.3 (customized)
Processor 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon [Similar] Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, TI OMAP 4430 [Similar]
GPU Adreno 220 [Similar] PowerVR SGX540 [Similar]
RAM 768 MB [Browse Similar] 512 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 1 GB storage 8 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included No

display Display

Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.3 inches [Similar] 7.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels (256 ppi) [Similar] 1024 x 600 pixels (170 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 61.88% 60.16%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes no

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar] N/A [Similar]
Flash dual-LED flash N/A
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch-focus, Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Instant Capture N/A
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound recording N/A
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] N/A [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 114 kbps No
Edge Up to 560 kbps No
3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps No
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
USB Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0 Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support No
Browser HTML HTML (Amazon Silk)

memory User Memory

Internal 1 GB storage, 768 MB RAM 8GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1520 mAh 4400 mAh
Stand by Up to 350 h (2G)
Up to 400 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 8 h 20 min (2G)
Up to 6 h 40 min (3G)