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HTC Sensation or Samsung Galaxy S II?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ajh94, Jun 11, 2011.

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HTC Sensation or Samsung Galaxy S II?

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  1. pmac10

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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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  2. ajh94

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  3. DesireMe

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    Are HTC coming out with anything better soon?
     
  4. matttye

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    The HTC Desire, which was the flagship phone at the time of release, has now been superseded by: -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

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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.
     
  6. ajh94

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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 :)
     
  7. DC E1G

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    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).
     
  8. matttye

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    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 :p

    I wouldn't expect any drastically updated phones until NFC and 4G become more popular.
     
  9. Stretlow

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    What about the Evo 3d, read somewhere that will be going global..
     
  10. Usta

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  11. ajh94

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    Thank you Usta :)
     
  12. 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
     
  13. ajh94

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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.
     
  14. gadgetmann

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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.
     
  15. ajh94

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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 :)
     
  16. NZtechfreak

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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.
     
  17. EddyOS

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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
     
  18. Rastaman-FB

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    you won the sensation?
     
  19. Usta

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    That's Sensational! :D
     
  20. 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
     
  21. kopkiwi

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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.
     
  22. ajh94

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    That's fantastic! How did you win it? What competition etc?
     
  23. williamj1

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    +1.

    I'll enter the next time :p
     
  24. batmandroid

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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.
     
  25. Hadron

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    I've got 125 apps installed and 263MB internal storage free - does that count as an advantage? ;)
     
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