Phone Comparison - HTC Velocity 4G vs Sony Xperia U

HTC Velocity 4G
htc velocity 4g
Sony Xperia U
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general General Info

Manufacturer HTC Sony
Announced January 2012 February 2012
Status Available - January 2012 Available - May 2012
Colors Black Black, White/ exchangeable bottom caps in white, black, pink, ye
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 126.1 x 57 x 11.3 mm
(4.96 x 2.24 x 0.44 in)
112 x 54 x 12 mm
(4.41 x 2.13 x 0.47 in)
Weight 163.8 g ( oz) 110 g (3.88 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST25iHSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST25a
4G Network LTE 1800 -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3.7 (Gingerbread) Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon [Similar] Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, STE U8500 [Similar]
GPU Adreno 220 [Similar] Mali-400MP [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 512 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16 GB (13 GB user available) 8 GB (4 GB user-accessible)
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB No

display Display

Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.5 inches [Similar] 3.5 inches [Similar]
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels (245 ppi) [Similar] 480 x 854 pixels (280 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 77.52% 55.77%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar] 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar]
Flash dual-LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Instant Capture Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p@60fps Yes, 720p@30fps, video light
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Up to 107 kbps
Edge Yes Up to 296 kbps
3G HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB (13 GB user available), 1 GB RAM 8 GB (4 GB user-accessible), 512 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB No
USB OTG - Supported

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion
Capacity 1620 mAh 1320 mAh
Stand by Up to 260 h (2G)
Up to 472 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 6 h 36 min (2G)
Up to 5 h 36 min (3G)