HTC One X vs Sony Xperia S
HTC's One X squares up to Sony's Xperia S for a flagship fight
We take a look at HTC's One X flagship and compare it against Sony's Xperia S.
HTC One X - 134.4x69.9x8.9mm, 130g
Sony Xperia S -128x64x10.6mm, 144g
Sony's Xperia S is almost symbolic of the company's absorption of its Ericsson partner, who's name its own sat beside on the front of all previous Xperia models.
There's enough signature Xperia styling in there to connect the device to its predecessors but it is at the same time quite distinctly of a new generation and one with more than a nod to the aesthetic designs of Sony's other electronic goods.
The result is a slightly chunkier and more angular device than its immediate predecessor, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S. It's got broader, flatter edges which make it look more substantial, but overall it retains the interesting and elegant Xperia shape fans will be familiar with. It also feels more solid in terms of build quality thanks to the use of nicer plastics.
The HTC One X is a significant step away from the company's repeatedly bland styling in its previous handsets. Like Sony, HTC has gone with some nicer and better quality plastics which lend a premium feel and the curved bodywork has slightly contoured edges which look neat.
There's a black panel housing the screen which means that only a thin strip of the main bodywork is visible round the edge giving a very modern appearance.
We think both phones look equally good with their very different design styles.
Winner - Draw
The One X is fitted with a 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 capacitive multi-touch display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 312 pixels-per-inch (ppi). This results in some fantastic picture quality and it's one of the best displays on any current Android phone.
The One X's display may be one of the best, but it's not necessarily the best. The Xperia S has a slightly smaller 4.3-inch LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen but at the same resolution as its rival it's sporting an incredibly high pixel density of 342ppi.
This not only beats the One X but also Apple's iPhone and pretty much any other handset you care to mention.
Winner - Sony Xperia S
Both devices are in the same boat on storage, each has 32GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM for the processor to use, neither has a micro SD slot to expand useable storage space.
Winner - Draw