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General HTC Incredible s VS Samsung Galaxy 2

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking at getting a new phone and i'm trying to decide between the HTC incredible S and the Samsung Galaxy 2 but i'm not sure which one is best, i've heard a lot of good things about both but the galaxy 2 seems to be better at the moment.

    Also, does anyone know when the galaxy 2 will be released in Australia? I can't find it anywhere?

    Thanks very much
     

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    The Galaxy S II is much better than the Incredible S - It has a dual core processor, more RAM, better screen.. Its much better!!
     
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    yeah it seems to be that way!

    My phone is barely working now and without a release date i don't know if i can wait!

    Thanks for your help though :)
     
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    Perhaps it's better to see what your needs actually are and maybe have a look at them in a showroom. For me, dual-core doesn't represent a real advantage (at this moment) while the Incredible S' screen I found to be more suitable due to its clarity than the one in Galaxy S.
     
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    i don't really need the phone for any particular reason.
    but I always end up having troubles with my phones and i want to make sure i get it right this time.
    I guess I just want to know what's better overall.
    And I can't look at the galaxy 2 yet because it's not released here yet!

    thanks though ;)
     
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    I'm a big fan of HTC, not Samsung, I know Galaxy 2 is much better than Incredible S. But I still love IS.
     
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    Yeah as i said the SGSII is better but maybe see whats better for your needs. What phone do you have now?
     
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    Let's be diplomatic, both phone are very good. But I think it's unfair to compare the two because one model has a dual core cpu and the other doesn't.
     
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    I agree Chiswick Singh - But both are good. just get what one is best for you
     
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    But Android is not optimised to make the most of dual core yet. The sammys have been reported as getting very hot in normal usage, and the latest crop of dual core phones have only served to fragment certain aspects of the OS even more (games: tegra 2 games Vs the rest etc etc).

    Dual core is not the be all and end all. I think it's sad that it's seen as necessary when the apps and OS are not even all that advanced for a 1ghz snapdragon (over a year old now).
     
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    Edit: nvm.
     
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    The dual CPU, faster clock speeds are to some extent all ploys to try to keep ahead of the horse race in terms of the market. I tell you that I own an Incredible S, which I purchased as a new phone after gap of 4-5 years, it runs at 1Ghz but that wasn't on my list of things I was looking for. In fact being an electronics engineer in the business of chip design, all other things being equal, I would have been happy with a similar phone at 600Mhz or 800Mhz because it is more energy efficient and yet would be snappy enough for the typical tasks. iPhones are sold the most even when they were never leading edge in terms of CPU technology.

    Even a single CPU @ 1Ghz - you don't need such computing power to run a phone, even with OS such as Android etc. Your typical smartphone tasks are not compute intensive. Plus you of course have to pay a premium to get the latest technology at any time and I believe that will be true for Galaxy S II. Is that premium really worth paying for your use?

    More important parameters are mundane things like weight, screen resolution and display technology, real-life battery strength, quality of camera, quality of audio, build quality, support etc.
     
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    Give the guy a cigar for his most elucidative response. :)
     
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    Great post mate. It's the exact reason why my next phone, hopefully in the coming weeks will be the Nexus S as opposed to a dual core. As gorgeous as the HTC Sensation is, it's over priced for what I need right now.
     
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    I just sold off my Samsung Galaxy S...it is by far the worst phone I've ever used in my life...I love how the Android is all the rage now but Samsung simply doesn't do any justice (Galaxy S that is) to it at all. Determined not to give up, I switched over to the HTC Indredible S...MY GOD!! It's really amazing how the same Android OS can yield a completely different user experience from 2 different manufactuers!

    So my take on the new Galaxy S II? Probably more powerful, more processor speed but most likely the same shitty experience...
     
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    I had the same experience for a while there; however, having just updated my phone to 2.3.3, it is super quick and responsive. I know it shouldn't take 2 updates from purchase to now for my phone to work properly, but I am now in love with my Samsung Galaxy and prefer the Touch Wiz overlay to HTC's. I am hoping that this means Samsung have finally figured out the kinks and this carries over to the Galaxy S II...it does make me a little tentative though.
     
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    Slide on over tO the galaxy s2 board. There are some pretty worrying issues for a 500 quid flagship device.
    Why release an unfinished product and get Joe public to iron out the creases?
     

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