We got to feeling a bit curious about how exactly HTC's latest Android superphone, the Sensation 4G, stacks up against its fellow dual-core competition, so we did what every geek does in such situations, we compiled a chart. Included in this list are the finest and brightest Android handsets from each of the major manufacturers that have gone dual-core so far: the Galaxy S II, the Atrix 4G, the Optimus 2X / G2X, and HTC's own EVO 3D. As it turns out, there are quite a few commonalities among these phones (besides the benchmark-crushing performance). They all boast screens of either 4 or 4.3 inches in size, the minimum amount of RAM among them is 512MB, the smallest battery is 1500mAh, and yes, they all have front-facing video cameras. Basically, it's the future of smartphones, reduced to a stat sheet. As such, it must also come with the warning that specs aren't everything, and user experience will most often depend on the software available on each device and on the preferences of the human holding it. With that proviso fully digested, join us after the break for the data.

HTC
Sensation 4G

Samsung
Galaxy S II

Motorola
Atrix 4G

LG
Optimus 2X / G2X

Android version Gingerbread (2.3) Gingerbread (2.3) Froyo (2.2) Froyo (2.2)
Skin Sense 3.0 TouchWiz 4.0 Motoblur LG on 2X / none on G2X
US carrier T-Mobile TBD AT&T T-Mobile
Display 4.3-inch Super LCD 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus 4-inch TFT LCD 4-inch IPS LCD
Resolution 540 x 960 480 x 800 540 x 960 480 x 800
Dual-core processor 1.2GHz
Qualcomm MSM8260
1.2GHz
Samsung
Exynos 4210*
1GHz
NVIDIA Tegra 2
1GHz
NVIDIA Tegra 2
RAM 768MB 1GB 1GB 512MB
Storage 1GB internal with
8GB MicroSD card
16GB or 32GB internal with MicroSD slot 16GB internal with MicroSD slot 8GB internal with MicroSD slot
Front camera VGA 2 megapixel VGA 1.3 megapixel
Rear camera 8 megapixel,
dual LED flash
8 megapixel,
LED flash
5 megapixel,
LED flash
8 megapixel,
LED flash
Video 1080p at 30fps 1080p at 30fps 720p at 30fps
(1080p coming later)
1080p at 24fps
4G internet 14.4Mbps HSPA+ 21.1Mbps HSPA+ 14.4Mbps HSPA+ 14.4Mbps HSPA+
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes No Yes
Battery 1520mAh 1650mAh 1930mAh 1500mAh
Thickness 11.3mm 8.49mm 10.95mm 9.9mm
Weight 148g / 5.22 ounces 116g / 4.09 ounces 135g / 4.76 ounces 139g / 4.9 ounces

* 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 in some regions.

HTC
Sensation 4G

HTC
EVO 3D

Motorola
Droid Bionic

LG Optimus 3D / Thrill 4G

Android version Gingerbread (2.3) Gingerbread (2.3) Froyo (2.2) Froyo (2.2)
Skin Sense 3.0 Sense 3.0 Motoblur LG skin
US carrier T-Mobile Sprint Verizon AT&T
Display 4.3-inch Super LCD 4.3-inch Super LCD
with glasses-free 3D
4.3-inch TFT LCD 4.3-inch TFT LCD with glasses-free 3D
Resolution 540 x 960 540 x 960 540 x 960 480 x 800
Dual-core processor 1.2GHz
Qualcomm MSM8260
1.2GHz
Qualcomm MSM8660
1GHz
NVIDIA Tegra 2
1GHz
TI OMAP4430
RAM 768MB 1GB 512MB 512MB
Storage 1GB internal with
8GB MicroSD card
4GB internal with MicroSD slot** 16GB internal with MicroSD slot 8GB internal with MicroSD slot
Front camera VGA 1.3 megapixel VGA 1.3 megapixel
Rear camera(s) 8 megapixel,
dual LED flash
2x 5 megapixel,
3D images and video
8 megapixel,
dual LED flash
2x 5 megapixel,
3D images and video
Video 1080p at 30fps 1080p at 24fps (2D),
720p at 30fps (3D)
720p at 30fps 1080p at 24fps (2D),
720p at 30fps (3D)
4G internet 14.4Mbps HSPA+ WiMAX LTE (700MHz) 14.4Mbps HSPA+
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes No Yes
Battery 1520mAh 1730mAh 1930mAh 1500mAh
Thickness 11.3mm 12.1mm 13.3mm 11.9mm
Weight 148g / 5.22 ounces 170g / 6 ounces 158g / 5.57 ounces 168g / 5.93 ounces

** Likely to ship with at least an 8GB MicroSD card preinstalled.

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