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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Speedy1994, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
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    Hello friends, i Am Eashan And

    I want to buy my first android mobile -
    Some Requirements -
    1.Decent Camera - 8MP or More.. Secondary Camera Also Needed
    2.Processor - Dual 1Ghz Or More..
    3.High Gaming Experience And Apps
    4. Upgrade To Ice Cream Sandwich

    My Considerations -
    1. Samsung Galaxy S2
    2. LG Optimus 2X (With Nvidea Tegra 2)
    3. HTC Sensation XE
    4. HTC Sensation
    5. HTC Incredible S
    6. Sony NEO
    7. Iphone 4S

    Im Super Confused As You Can See by The number of Choices I v In Mind..
    If You Can know a Better Phone in the same price range, plz suggest..

    Thx Again For The help..

  2. ZingXao

    ZingXao Well-Known Member

    Just wanna point out that the iPhone 4S isn't Android, and used iOS.

    Anyway, from what you've asked I'd lean towards the S2. However, have you had a look at the Galaxy Nexus? I'm pretty sure it's a similar spec to the S2, but comes running Ice Cream Sandwich. Software aside, the S2 would probably be your best bet.
  3. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
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    1 More Thing I Need To Tell You Bro; That If I will go For Samsung Galaxy S2 ; I Will Have To Buy a 3 Month Used Version Of It (Though With 9 month Warranty) It just exceeds ma budget

    And If I Go For Lg optimus 2X I Cn buy A Brand New One ..

    So Looking At This Point too; Does Your Opinion Chnage Or You Still Think # moth old s2 wil be better ??
  4. AngelArs

    AngelArs Well-Known Member

    I was going to get an iPhone 4S but the Galaxy S II is better. Of course if you wait long enough then the iPhone 5 will be better yet :p
  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    S2 or XE, best phones in the list, excluding the 4S, which is also a good phone on its own.
  6. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
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    So Should i Go For 3 Month Used S2 Or XE ?? Tell 1 please. Or LG Optimus 2X Because it has nvidea tegra 2 chip??
    Priorities - HD Gaming;Camera Quality;Music Quality.
  7. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    For gaming, I'd go either XE or the LG 2X. The SGS2 is more powerful overall, but not all games support the Mali-400 on it. It will run apps smoother and render faster, problem is you'll need Chainfire for some games. The XE or 2X should run all games out of the box.

    Camera quality would IMO be better on the SGS2 than either XE or 2X though, while music quality is arguably in the favor of SGS2, simply because the XE's Beats is just a marketing shimsham, and I trust more in Samsung's expertise in making dedicated cameras and music players.

    Overall though I'd probably take the XE in your situation due to gaming out of the box.
  8. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Let Me Rephrase-

    Gaming -
    1. XE

    Music -
    1. XE

    Camera -

    Then XE Offers Much better Than S2 In These Aspects. Are There Any Disadvantages Of Xe Over S2 ?? If Yes; Il will like to know..

    What About Xperia Play ?? Is Its Camera Quality Descent ??
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  9. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    For music, I'd take SGS2 over XE. The Beats system on the XE can be replicated in the equalizer settings on the SGS2 music player, and the Beats headset isn't really that good (Sennheisers for half the price of a Beats sound better, but I must admit the Beats look cool). Not to mention media hasn't really been one of HTC's strong points historically.

    Basically the only disadvantage of an XE to an S2 is, well the S2 has a better display and smoother, faster UI and processing because the S2 launcher system is hardware accelerated while the XE is not.

    If I remember correctly, the Play has the same camera as the Xperia Arc, so its right up there with the S2 as the two best cameras on any Android. Problem is that the XE and S2 has better GPU's than the Play, so some games may work better on them, not to mention the limited memory onboard the Play (300mb only without card, the S2 and XE have 16GB). The good thing about the Play is that you got Play optimized playstation games.
  10. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
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    yes; Xperia Play Has 400 Mb Internal.. Does It mean That After 400 Mb ; I Will Not be Able To Install More games And Apps even if i have a 32gb memory card ??
  11. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    You will be able to install more, but you will have to transfer them to SD card. Then there are apps that won't work on the SD card but use up a lot of space on the phone's memory. You'd have to manage your memory usage.
  12. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
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  13. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    ....double post.
  14. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Honestly? The S2 has higher exposure, which can be adjusted in the settings if you like it to look more like the one on the XE.

    However I already said that if you want gaming, you're better off with the XE.

    As for 1gb internal memory, it should be enough, just put the other game data to the SD card, with the game launcher itself in the phone memory. Newer games often have game data of up to 500mb each game.

    EDIT: I was talking about still imaging, not videos when saying the S2 had one of the best cameras among Android phones. Didn't really care much for videos taken with phones.
  15. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
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    Tell me If I Understood Correctly. I Can Put game Data In Memory Card Including Installation Files And Saved games And Only Put Game Launchers In Phone Memory Which Will Be Around 1-2 Mb at max ??

    Also I Wished To Know Why Do You THink XE Has Better Gaming ??
  16. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    XE has better gaming than SGS2 in my opinion because the XE uses an Adreno 220 GPU, where more high end games are compatible to it out of the box. For SGS2, some games may give you incompatibility issues with the Mali-400 GPU it uses, needing you to install Chainfire for you to be able to run some games. Some gaming developers are already making special versions for the SGS2 and similar devices using Mali-400 though, and Chainfire also allows SGS2 to play Tegra games. Although such mods could get a bit technical.

    As for camera, looking at the samples from these, the SGS2 looks better.
    HTC Sensation XE review: The eXtended Edition - GSMArena.com
    Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II review: Brightest star - GSMArena.com
  17. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
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    Then Should I Go For LG Optimus 2X With Nvidea Tegra ?? Cause I Dont Think Il have Much Time To Mod My Phone As Im In High Scool 12th grade.

    See If i Buy Galaxy S2 Will It Be Good For Occasional Gaiming ?? Do Reputed FPS Games Run On That Phone Without That Chainfire??
  18. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Can't be sure which games work or not work on it, but FPS? I'd get a Play if you really wanted to pay with your phone. I honestly find gaming on cellphones not very good. I'd rather get a PSP or DS if I wanted to play. Or if a phone, the Xperia Play, never mind the memory. The problem is the controls if you get a touch screen phone.
  19. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
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    Nah Im Not Getting Confused Again.

    Samsung Galaxy S2 vs Lg Optimus 2X vs Sony Sensation XE

    I Need -Priority List -
    1. Camera And Video Quality
    2. Sound Quality In Headphones I Listen TO music 3 Hrs each day Atleast
    3. Gaming - Not Serious Gaming. Free Games And Shit.
    4. Memory To Install Apps
    5. Future Proof

    I have Alienware laptop For Gaming.
  20. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
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    Also ; keep in consideration that i will not be able to get a new Samsung Galaxy s2 or Sensation XE. I Will Buy A 3 Month Old version With 9 Months Warranty Still Left And Without Scratches.

    If I Go For Lg Optimus 2X ; I Cn Buy A Brand New Version From Store.

    Thanks Man !
  21. Speedy1994

    Speedy1994 Newbie
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  22. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    From that link you gave me:
    Sensation XE
    - Passmark rating (higher is better) 1529
    - CPU Marking (higher is better) 2548
    - Rank (lower is better) 50

    SGS2 I9100G
    -Passmark rating (higher is better) 1622
    - CPU marking (higher is better)3784
    - Rank (lower is better) 33

    Depends on which SGS2 you will buy (Here in my country, the I9100G is the one they sell in Samsung Stores). You have to check. Some carriers like T-mobile USA requested for a specific SGS2 hardware set which will change performance. You'd want an SGS2 with an Exynos chipset. T-mobile requested for one with a TI-OMAP chipset which is weaker than the Exynos.
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  23. bonescricket

    bonescricket Lurker

    Huawei mercury from cricket 8mp front and rear side camera smartphone
  24. First off, the iPhone 5 will be easily rivaled by the Galaxy S3. Second, I have an LG G2x (American version of the Optimus 2x) and it might not get ICS for a while. Everything else, however, I love about my phone. I personally would get the Nexus (first phone with the official ICS on it) or the Galaxy S2.
  25. sethman88

    sethman88 Well-Known Member

    galaxy s2 or nexus are you best bets

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