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Old June 11th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool HTC Sensation or Samsung Galaxy S II?

Coming from the Desire would you guys get the HTC Sensation or the Samsung Galaxy S II? Please answer the poll and tell me the reason for your choice.

Also do Samsungs generally tend to have better speakers, screens and CPUs then HTCs?

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At the moment, it would be the samsung for me.

It seems to have a better camera, is slimmer, performs better in benchmarks and is rootable. (all this could change of course)

Also, I prefer a more stock look to sense these days. With the ability to root, I have much more choice. I eagerly await to see what HTC does regarding bootloaders.
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I personally would choose the sensation, because I do like HTC Sense, and feel that the Sensation does fix any complaints I have with the Desire. (internal memory, camera cover)
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I can't vote on either yet. I'm torn.

I'm a HUGE HTC fanboy, and I love the look and build quality of the Sensation. However the wi-fi death grip issue concerns me, and I'm not that bothered about sense. I also want one that's rootable

I think the SGS2 is a better phone hardware wise, and like its mentioned above, you can root the SGS2. But in my eyes, the SGS2 looks shit compared to the sensation.

So like I said, I'm torn.

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If I was upgrading, I would go for SGS2. Sensation is too massive and loses in hardware specs to Samsung. Rooting and custom ROMs should not be an issue for SGS2 either, since Samsung even supports it (they gave Cyanogen a free sample of SGS2).
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been playing with my mates sgs2. awesome phone but 400mb roms is not for me
i dont like that you have to flash with odin either but i suppose its because of the size of them (a lot of bloat lol)
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I really do love HTC and I do like the Sensation but I think for a few reasons I would have to go with the SGSII
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Ooo this is a toughie! I am a massive HTC fan and I love the way its built but I would be heavily influenced by having a phone with a good rooting backing so at this present moment Samsung gets the edge over the HTC for me.
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I'd have to go for the SGSII because of rooting etc and also I just love the super AMOLED plus screen.
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I'd much prefer to buy HTC because of the good build quality and looks but after the Desire anything other than an AMOLED screen would be a disappointment and I like sense. I'm hanging on to see if HTC come up with something better; the screen is crucial to me...fortunately I still love the Desire.
The SGS2 is the better phone but it feels cheap and flimsy and I don't like the look of it at all.
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True, this is the problem with HTC these days they are great build quality and looks which I love but the screens are all S-LCD. Samsung on the other hand have amazing screens but their build quality is not as good and they have other issues that bug me.
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Also I just thought I'd add, I am also a huge HTC fan and I would like the sensation however I feel its important to get what's best and the SGSII seems better.. this is why I am asking your guys's opinions:
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Regardless though, I think they are both outstanding devices and would be perfectly happy with either.

The big draws of the HTC are Sense and perhaps the superior build quality.
The big draws of the SGS2 are the more stock look, rooting and the screen, plus lots of internal memory.

To be honest though, I don't think the rooting has really taken off on the SGS2. There are only 1/2 custom roms etc.

If you are an HTC fan boy, you might as well stick to it. I don't think it is necessarily worse than the SGS2, just different. It excels in other areas. Which are most important to you?
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Yeah I agree, I do love HTC, i mean I chose the Desire over the Galaxy S, and I just love HTC build quality but I do love the SGSII screen and that it preforms better in benchmarks. I do love HTC so i would probably go for that but I really love the SGSII as well and cant help thinking its better lol.
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What do you guys think I should do? I am seriously thinking of getting a SGSII / Sensation...

I love the Galaxy S II but I also love a lot about HTCs however out of the 2 I would get the SGS II because its just a better phone. So, Should I get a SGSII now and then also get the best phone in a years time which may be HTC or should I just keep my Desire for another year and get the best phone in 2012 by which time HTC may improve. What do you think?? I'm really stuck on what to do
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What do you guys think I should do? I am seriously thinking of getting a SGSII / Sensation...

I love the Galaxy S II but I also love a lot about HTCs however out of the 2 I would get the SGS II because its just a better phone. So, Should I get a SGSII now and then also get the best phone in a years time which may be HTC or should I just keep my Desire for another year and get the best phone in 2012 by which time HTC may improve. What do you think?? I'm really stuck on what to do
The choices are personal.
I can upgrade if I want to, but I don't see the need. Desire is still going strong.
Besides, advising on upgrading to a specific model can change every month. Right now, I think SGS2 is looking quite good, but who knows what will the situation be next month?
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Mate, you really need to consider what is most important in a phone to you.

Number them here 1-10.. ? That should narrow it down a bit.
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ok..
- good phone call quality
- build quality
- camera
- speaker quality
- screen
- speed / power
- memory
- future updates
- good UI
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I'm just about to upgrade but had my eye on the Atrix. Are the 2 phones in the poll the better options?
 
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ok..
- good phone call quality
- build quality
- camera
- speaker quality
- screen
- speed / power
- memory
- future updates
- good UI
- battery life
IS that in order, so phone call quality is most important?

If so....
  1. Tied
  2. HTC
  3. Samsung
  4. Tied
  5. Samsung
  6. Samsung
  7. Samsung
  8. Tied
  9. Depends if you like Sense - Tied

Tied = 4
HTC = 1/2
Samsung = 4

I think the decision rests with you now :P
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Lol yeah, thank you williamj1 - that does make things easier, also yes call quality is more important because I could have all the features in the world but if phone calles aren't good this PHONE lol isnt gonna be much use
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I'm just about to upgrade but had my eye on the Atrix. Are the 2 phones in the poll the better options?
The Atrix is just as powerful and up to date hardware wise and with the dual core CPU etc. The problem with it (in some peoples opinion) is that despite it being dual core, the phone feels incredibly slow. And that is because of motorola's sense equivilant, Blur, which slows the whole phone down.
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Lol yeah, thank you williamj1 - that does make things easier, also yes call quality is more important because I could have all the features in the world but if phone calles aren't good this PHONE lol isnt gonna be much use
Not being funny, is that really an issue.
I've had nokias, HTC's, iPhones, Blackberrys and Sony Ericsson's and I have never once been dissatisfied with call quality. As such, I don't even think about it. At 400, I expect this as standard.

And if it didn't live up to scratch, I would take it back into the store, give them a hurling of abuse and demand my money back :P

Anyway my point is I'm sure both these ultra high end devices will be just fine on that point.
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What do you guys think I should do? I am seriously thinking of getting a SGSII / Sensation...

I love the Galaxy S II but I also love a lot about HTCs however out of the 2 I would get the SGS II because its just a better phone. So, Should I get a SGSII now and then also get the best phone in a years time which may be HTC or should I just keep my Desire for another year and get the best phone in 2012 by which time HTC may improve. What do you think?? I'm really stuck on what to do

If you are not keen on the best hardware for playing games, or taking photos, you should probably stick to your desire. Apps-wise there isn't much on the market that would necessitate a dual-core phone. Just wait it out, a better phone is goin to be out anyway, what with the current state of competition.
Plus you get to check your materialistic urges. Nothing better than self-discipline!
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I'm a huge HTC fan so I would say get the Sensation. I love HTC Sense even though I'm running vanilla Android, but that's only because Sense is sluggish on the Desire I'm guessing the Sensation doesn't have that problem!

I prefer the look of the Sensation and also the software. Touchwiz is hideous.
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had a play with a pals SGS2 and i have to say it wasn't for me, dont get me wrong, it's a great phone but what struck me most was how light and flimsy it felt, while some people might find that an advantage, i was afraid to look at it the wrong way in fear of breaking it, my job also requires something that can take a bit of abuse, there's a lot to be said for aluminium construction.
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Not being funny, is that really an issue.
I've had nokias, HTC's, iPhones, Blackberrys and Sony Ericsson's and I have never once been dissatisfied with call quality. As such, I don't even think about it. At 400, I expect this as standard.

And if it didn't live up to scratch, I would take it back into the store, give them a hurling of abuse and demand my money back :P

Anyway my point is I'm sure both these ultra high end devices will be just fine on that point.
Yeah you are right lol :P
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I'm hanging on to see if HTC come up with something better;
Are HTC coming out with anything better soon?
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Are HTC coming out with anything better soon?
HTC are ALWAYS bringing out something better.

The HTC Desire, which was the flagship phone at the time of release, has now been superseded by: -

- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Desire S
- HTC Incredible S
- HTC Sensation

And it's only just over a year old..

And that's not even counting the phones that may have been released abroad, that's just the UK phones.
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Is there any rumours or official releases due though? G/F is due an upgrade and she wants my Desire, but the Sensation just doesn't do it enough for me right now, so wandered how long i'd have to wait.
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maybe October this year, thats when the Desire HD was released in 2012 so this year maybe we will see like a 'Sensation HD' around that time. Of course It wont be Sensation HD lol but you get what I mean, a better version of their flagship
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Is there any rumours or official releases due though? G/F is due an upgrade and she wants my Desire, but the Sensation just doesn't do it enough for me right now, so wandered how long i'd have to wait.
Nothing that surpasses the specs of the Sensation to my knowledge, except there's plans for a 4.5 inch one, so that might exceed the Sensation.

For the time being the Sensation is to stay HTC's flagship device, as everything else is going to mid-end stuff. (Just saying what I know).
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Is there any rumours or official releases due though? G/F is due an upgrade and she wants my Desire, but the Sensation just doesn't do it enough for me right now, so wandered how long i'd have to wait.
Nah nothing official.

Most of HTC's new flagships are only marginal updates from the last one. Sure the Sensation has a dual core processor, but ask anyone who has owned both the Desire and the Sensation whether they're that different. They're not

I wouldn't expect any drastically updated phones until NFC and 4G become more popular.
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What about the Evo 3d, read somewhere that will be going global..
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For those of you wanting to read two very detailed reviews of SGS2 and Sensation, here are the links:

SGS2: Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II review: Brightest star - GSMArena.com
Sensation: HTC Sensation review: Front-page stuff - GSMArena.com

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i went for the sensation (should get it soon)

a couple of reasons:
- i had a miserable experience with the original samsung galaxy (not the S, the i7500) and don't want a samsung again

- while the sgs2 has a more vibrant and contrasting screen, the sensation has a higher res, which is imo more important in practice

- i don't like the fact that the sgs2 looks so much like an iphone (both hw & sw wise), and i prefer the metal over plastic

- while the sgs2 is a bit more powerful, it doesn't really matter that much in practice; both of them are quite powerful enough
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you are right. the HTC is a nicer phone and although the SGSII is more powerful they are still both very powerful. Also I dont like the way samsung's hw and sw looks so iphone-like.
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I just ordered the Sensation. My logic is/was that the SGS2 looks too flimsy and I like Sense. The Samsung UI looks rubbish.

When spending that much money, you want a phone to be reckoned with. The SGS2 looks like a poor man's iphone. The HTC looks way better.

Yes, the SGS2 beats it performance wise but on my home PC, I long stopped chasing the gigahertz and prioritised silence over performance. For my phone I'll prioritise which looks like it will stand the test of time over performance.
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I agree it does look too much like an iphone and Sense is better than samsung touchwizz. also i think even tho the SGSII is a better phone, they are both fast and thats all that matters
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I'll be getting a Sensation soon, will do a detailed comparison with the SGSII, what do people want to know about them comparitively speaking?

Here is a link to some stuff I wrote about the SGSII.
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Got the Sensation and its awesome! Can't compare it to the SGS2 as I won the Sensation but I'm happy to have it. Still on 100% battery from 7:20 this morning, albeit I've not been using it as I'm in work but it's still impressive - this is with my normal sync options from my Desire as well so it's a direct comparisson from what've I've come from
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I wasnt that impressed with my SGS2, sold it to get a sensation lol. havnt got it yet but will go grab one this weekend
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From user and professional reviews, HTC dropped the ball with a few things. The death grip and still less than stellar battery life instantly put the S2 ahead as far as I'm concerned.
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Got the Sensation and its awesome! Can't compare it to the SGS2 as I won the Sensation but I'm happy to have it. Still on 100% battery from 7:20 this morning, albeit I've not been using it as I'm in work but it's still impressive - this is with my normal sync options from my Desire as well so it's a direct comparisson from what've I've come from
That's fantastic! How did you win it? What competition etc?
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Me, HTC. As long as they fix phone storage space, would like stabilizer in camera, not sure if either of these have that. But unless they fixed the 3 .5mm Jack on galaxy I would get the HTC. The last galaxy doesn't work very well with any headphones deigned for ipod and so none marketed at cellphone use. HTC doesn't work flawlessly as istuff would, but it's passable. Samsungs don't work at all. Appart from that size and feel would go into it for me. I personally don't care to root my phone. I still don't really see the advantage. Only one for me I think would being able to install my own hosts file.
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I personally don't care to root my phone. I still don't really see the advantage.
I've got 125 apps installed and 263MB internal storage free - does that count as an advantage?
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