Originally Posted by pa1n21
They mostly have the same internals, which are a 1 GHz scorpion with an adreno 205. The only hardware differences between the two, are the screen and the version of android, (4.0 on the HOV and 2.3.4 on the Xperia). The Xperia is also about 1 year older.
The Android version isn't a hardware difference it's software. Also the play has PSP buttons (which is a hardware difference)
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