The HTC One X9 has been released in December 2015, while the Sony Xperia XA has been announced by the Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation this month. We’re going to compare these two devices and let you decide if you will purchase the HTC One X9 right now or wait for the Sony Xperia XA to hit the stores.
The HTC One X9 measures 153.9×75.9x8mm and weights 170 grams. Likewise other HTC smartphones, it has a brushed metal design with smooth curves, but it has only a horizontal line at the top of the back, because it has a horizontally-placed oval camera module at the top, similar to that of the Nexus 6P. The upcoming Sony Xperia XA will measure 143.6×66.8×7.9mm and weight only 137.4 grams. Unlike the Xperia X and X Performance, which have a metal body, this model has a matte plastic back, but the design is square, a characteristic of most of Sony’s smartphones.
The HTC One X9 comes with a super LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels 401 ppi. The Sony Xperia XA features an IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 294 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The HTC One X9 has a Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset with an octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, a PowerVR G6200 graphics card 3GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia XA comes with a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2GHz, a Mali-T860MP2 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.
The HTC One X9 has been released with an internal storage of 32GB, while the Sony Xperia XA has only 16GB. However, both devices support microSD cards up to 200GB, so you should not worry about the storage.
The HTC One X9 sports a primary camera of 13MP (found on the rear side of the handset) that features OIS, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP (found on the front side of the smartphone). The Sony Xperia XA also features a 13MP primary camera with LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 8MP.
Both devices come with non-removable batteries and it seems that the HTC One X9 has a more powerful unit of 3000 mAh, which definitely outperforms the 2300 mAh battery of the Sony Xperia XA device.