The new Sony Xperia U and the HTC One V are two brand new mobile smartphones that are designed to appeal to consumers looking for a basic but high quality device. The two handsets are the entry level devices in the manufacturers ranges and offer some great specification. We take a look at the processing power that is on offer from both models and also see what camera features are available on both devices.
Despite being the lowest model in the new range the Sony Xperia U does manage to really impress in the processing department thanks to the use of a very powerful processor. The handset incorporates a dual core STE Nova Thor U8500 chip that is clocked at 1Ghz. The dual cores that are present on this chip ensure that users can enjoy fast multi tasking facilities and also improved web browsing speeds. This processor forms part of the excellent ARM V7 chipset which also boasts a very competent Mali 400MP graphics processing unit which allows the phone to easily handle some of the most demanding games titles currently available. Unfortunately HTC have not released exact details of the chipset that they will incorporate in the new One V handset. What we do know is that the model will sport a single core processor and it will probably be clocked around 1Ghz. If this proves correct then the Sony should offer the best user speeds thanks to the twin cores that are present on the chip that it uses.
Despite being two budget smartphones the Sony Xperia U and the HTC One V both feature great camera packages that enable users to capture high quality photographs and video footage. The Sony Xperia U features a 5 mega pixel digital still camera that is accompanied by a wealth of useful features. Touch focus allows users to pick where they want the camera to focus their shot and the presence of both face and smile detection helps the phone to capture the moment at the perfect time. Video recording is also very impressive on this model and the handset can record HD footage at a resolution of 720P. The HTC One V is capable of recording the same image resolution as the Sony handset but this model does benefit from an excellent BSI sensor which helps the phone to capture incredibly detailed images. The HTC also features a dedicated camera chip rather than relying on a single chip to produce both still images and video footage. Both of these two new models incorporate excellent camera facilities with the Sony offering a little more in the way of features but the HTC including the more impressive hardware.
if you are looking for an entry level smartphone then you should look no further than the superb Sony Xperia U and the HTC One V. The Sony device includes a more powerful processor that should ensure that it offers faster operation speeds than its rival but the new HTC phone offers a little more in terms of camera quality.
The Sony Xperia U and the Sony Xperia S are available now.