Nokia Lumia 800 vs HTC Sensation XE

We pit the Windows Phone-rockin' Nokia Lumia 800 against the Android-powered HTC Sensation XE. Which will triumph?

Two phones enter, one phone leaves! Click play on the video above to witness CNET UK's own Amie Parker-Williams pitting the Nokia Lumia 800 against the HTC Sensation XE . We're going to decide which is the better phone, and why, so get involved and hit that play button right now.

The Nokia Lumia 800 is the bad boy of blowers, a handsome outsider sporting an operating system so hip and trendy it makes all the lady phones swoon. With a chiselled body and a slicked-back 8-megapixel camera, this moody mobile wants to kickstart Nokia's ailing motorbike and roar out on the road to success.

But does this plucky Windows Phone device have what it takes to overthrow the horde of Android phones out there? There are some pretty mean mobiles powered by Google's green robot that would happily see the Lumia 800 removed from the planet entirely.

One such Android phone is the HTC Sensation XE . And take our word for it, phones don't come much more muscular than this monster.

With a shockingly powerful 1.5GHz processor and Beats audio tech, this broad-chested smart phone packs a 4.3-inch display that makes the Lumia 800 look like a pasty nerd, ripe for the wedgie-ing.

The HTC Sensation isn't all brawn and no grey matter though -- it's rocking HTC's Sense interface on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich pencilled in for early next year.

Which phone will achieve glory, and which will be fired unceremoniously into the Sun? It's time to find out.

What do you think of our verdict? Let us know what you think of these two mobiles in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.

 

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