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Nexus One to Sensation or Galaxy S2?

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  1. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    I have been pondering on the HTC Sensation since its announcement but the more I read, the more doubts I'm having.

    Since, by their very nature, phones are not "future proof" and are constantly evolving it seems to make sense to me to get the handset that has most under the hood so to speak. That way I figure that it will be up for Android firmware updates for awhile (unlike the SE X10) and also Cyanogen Mod's.

    I have been comparing the HTC Sensation side-by-side with the Samsung Galaxy S 2 here:-

    HTC Sensation vs. Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II - GSMArena.com

    and notice that the Galaxy seems to have the edge on the Sensation in several areas...

    Weight: Galaxy 116g Sensation 148g

    Display: Galaxy Super AMOLED Sensation S-LCD

    RAM: Galaxy 1Gb Sensation 768Mb

    Phone Storage: Galaxy 16/32Gb Sensation 1Gb

    HSDPA: Galaxy 21 Mbps Sensation 14.4 Mbps

    Secondary camera: Galaxy 2MP Sensation VGA

    CPU: Galaxy Mali-400MP GPU Sensation Adreno 220 GPU

    Battery: Galaxy 1650 mAh Sensation 1520 mAh

    In fairness, the Sensation does seem to have a better (more solid) build quality and more screen pixels as well as the Sense3 UI eye candy.

    My question is, owning the HTC Nexus One, modded with CM7, which I am over the moon about and having experienced Samsung phones on symbian, some years ago (not in a good way), I wondered if any of the above differentials in spec's would, or should, sway anyone to either handset and why?

    Alternatively, is there something now, or in the near future, that eclipses both of these. For instance... a new Nexus?

  2. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

  3. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    It is a tough choice. I would have to see both of them in person, specially the screen on the HTC Sensation. But knowing the build quality of both companies I would go with HTC right now. There products should be the standard of build quality. What also might come into play is that Samsung said they are releasing their phones with the bootloader unlocked and it seems like you like to run custom roms.

    Someone, somewhere on the internet said the N3 will be released around xmas time by LG, but I think it's way to early to tell.
  4. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    An unlocked bootloader would be a biggy for me MostlyHarmless. I'm addicted to the CM Nightly's. :D
  5. Soupdragon

    Soupdragon Well-Known Member

    Not sure I like the shape of the Samsung. One of the things I like about the nexus is no-one mistakes it for an i thingy :D
  6. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    I use a black, silicon, case... so unfortunately, they sometimes do! :D
  7. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    I also really don't mind Sense 3.0. From the demo HTC did when they annouced the HTC Sensation it looked pretty good (although I still would like the option to run stock android). I don't know how bad you want a new phone (I am just getting over the new phone bug, couple of people on this forum talked me out of getting a NS and waiting a bit) but I would be curious to see what happens with Ice Cream. I am going to go ahead and place a bet that a new Nexus phone will be released when Ice Cream comes out. If it's the major UI overhaul that GB was suppose to be I think the hardware for the Nexus line will need to be stepped up.
  8. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    To be honest, Mostly Harmless, I love my Nexus One.

    So much so that I put my 20 week old Nokia N8 on eBay last week and only got
  9. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    What about the LG G2X? Dual Cores, Stock 2.2....
  10. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    Just ordered one of them (well, the O2X) :D

    It's not 'stock' 2.2 exactly, but it sure looks like it. Unlocked bootloader and has Team Douche's support. Win.
  11. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    Wow, rusty you are finally giving up the N1.
  12. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the crappy digitizer caused me to rage once too often. I actually bought an NS last week, and used it for a few days before getting my cash back and plumping for this.

    The N1 is on eBay and doing quite well. Think it being a monumentally rare S-OFF model is helping with that.
  13. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    I have seen two different specs saying this may or maynot work on at&TS 3g bands?
  14. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    They're trying to officially figure it out at the moment. It has the hardware for them, but they may not be enable is a possibility.
  15. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    I would love to know what you think about the phone, if you remember try to keep me posted.
  16. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    I shall report back, although mine will be marginally different to the G2X software wise, I plan on slapping the MCR vanilla ROM on 'til CM is out there :D
  17. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    haha, the indecision of phone shopping. I think if we could, we'd just buy 'em all ;) What's the return policy like for you? If you can try one and then try the other for a couple of days to get an idea, that'd be my suggestion!

    Mine was mistaken for an iPhone...and I didn't have a case :/

    I think I read somewhere that the Sensation will be the most locked down of the HTC phones. So that should also play into your assessment.
  18. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    You may have just swayed me Roze. :D
  19. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    Well I have it, it's been rooted, Clockworked and mostly de-LG'd.

    Brilliant bit of kit! It is blazingly fast. You wouldn't think just zipping about the phone could be much quicker, but it is :D

    Build quality is very good, feels solid, a little weighty, nothing creaks or rattles. The metal strip down the back is going to be a bit Marmite, but it works for me, kinda reminds me of the N1 in a way.

    It has 1.5GB(ish) free on /data for apps which is just epic, frankly. Not likely to get the dreaded notification again for a long time.

    The screen being LCD (an IPS one, a l
  20. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    I think I am going to make a trip to the store to check it out. I have been wanting ti get away from At&t for a while. Do you think the 512mb of ram is going to affect the phone in the future?
  21. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Seems like the way the bootloader is locked might not be as bad as how Moto does it. Good thread to read...can't find anything definant through Google...I guess you'll need to prune through XDA ;)
  22. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member


  23. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    Alright, going tomorrow to go see it, I haven't switched carriers in 6 years, but it may be coming up.
  24. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    Phone looks and feels pretty good, I am tempted to get it but the whole att and tmobile merger has me pretty nervous, I don't know if I should jump ship and give up my unlimited plan.looks like I am stuck on the n1 or ns until I see what happens with the merger
  25. mkrmec

    mkrmec Well-Known Member

    I'm going for the Galaxy S2 if it has a open bootloader. I'd rather see Samsung truly release open source drivers of the phone, then it would be perfect.

    Sensation is a piece of crap phone if you ask me. I hate the aluminum body .. one bad drop and it's all bent up, 1 GB of storage???, qHD display is probably crap compared with SuperAMOLED+, I don't even wanna talk about the battery and encrypted/signed bootloader on the sensation, etc etc....

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