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Galaxy S2 or Sensation XE

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  1. klownem

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    Hi I am looking at getting myself a android phone after being with the iPhone for the last 2 years.

    I am a heavy music user and I own a pair of Beats Solo HD already.

    I am leaning towards the white Galaxy S2 more as i have heard the sensation has screen problems.

    Which one will be better for me as a MP3 Player, I will be using PowerAMP App.

    Which of the 2 have the better battery life.
     

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    I'm not sure about the better music player of the 2 but I was reading today that 10 million GS2s have been sold so far around the world.

    It's very popular. Be different. Go for the Sensation.
     
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    I don't know,much about the Sensation, but my wife and I both have Galaxy S 2, you can't go wrong with the Galaxy. I don't which one would make a better music player but our batteries last most of the day. Im a heavy user, I still get almost all day out of my battery. Im typing this on my phone now.
     
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    Cheers for the replies I'm going to get the Galaxy S2
     
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    I'm leaving iPhone as well after a long time, maybe go bak in future.

    I'm going to get the Sensation XE though. Comes with a pair of iBeats, better battery, 16Gb card, faster CPU, looks cooler (I think).

    I was also torn between S2 and Sensation but think the Sensation XE looks better, and for music with iBeats is better.

    What's the issues with the screen you have heard? Music wise XE will be better I think
     
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    The problem i have heard is dust getting under the screen.

    I really like the look of the sensation and it would match my solo hd's , I decided to get the galaxy s2 though in white i picked it up for 419.99 brand new.
     
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    How does it look in white? I was thinking of getting one for my sis.
     
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    I had this exact quandry myself, and eventually settled on the Sensation XE, which is currently waiting for me at the local post office.

    In terms of benchmarking, both phones are really similar (the GS2 and the Sensation) - the hardware differences between the Sensation and the XE are minimal - sure, it packs 1.5GHz of processor power, but thats just the standard Sensation 1.2GHz processor overclocked, which a lot of ROMmed Sensation users already have. The larger battery makes no difference in benchmarking - presumably due to the processor requiring more juice to pump out that kinda power.

    The screen issue I've heard about is the dust down the side of the screen - I'll see how I get on with that since I have very linty pockets. doesn't help that I'm a smoker so there's always stray bits of tobacco in my pockets!

    The GS2 is meant to have a far superior screen - better colours, and better glare reduction. However, I'm a heavy music user myself, so opted for the XE on that basis. Plus, the Sensation (stock as well as XE) just look and feel sexier than the GS2.

    Just wish I'd read up on the Sensation XL before putting my order in...
     

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