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  1. joplin

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    Htc Sensation and the Galaxy S 2 SOUND

    Hi
    I would appreciate your opinions between the Samsung Galaxy S2 vs Htc Sensation
    Sound and clarity are very important to such as/speakerphone/talking on the phone/media player sound/game sound. On a scale of 1-10(MAX) I would like to have sufficent/loud sound at 6 and not have to play it a full volume.
    To give you and example I listened to the Htc Legend which has good sound but not very loud.(But better sound than the Samsung Galaxy S(I was surprised) I listened to the Atrix and was impressed with the volume/clarity of music.
    I'm leaning towards the Htc Sensation but have no idea about the sound.
    I don not intend to use a small amp with unit. I will purchase good headphone
    Thanks for your help I look forward to your feedback.
    Greg:thinking:
     

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    The best sound quality I have ever heard on a phone is on a nokia n8 (through ear phones).

    Out of your choices of phones only, personally I think the sensation wins on sound. Rather disappointed with sgs2 in that respect.
     
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    From what some people are saying over on xda, the sound on the GSII is better. HTC's apparently have always had poor, tinny sound - I've only had one, and although I don't use it much/at all, it does sound very tinny, but I have no other top-notch devices to compare it to.
     
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    I just swapped my HTC Desire HD to SGS2.
    DHD is good phone, but last update from htc was kinder disappointment. In sound quality, I would say DHD is bit clearer but very quite, SGS2 much louder.
     
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    See I've heard the Desire HD quality is absolutely rubbish, from many people. It just shows that it's all personal opinion. I'd base the decision on something else. :)
     
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    Volume threw earphones in a call is very bad.on sgs2.im pretty sure.htcs is better but the loud speaker on this is sweet. and yh DHD sound was sooooo low it depressed me :(.
     
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    Mainly i moved from DHD, because last 2.3.3 update. Phone became more slower, started eating battery. 2.3 update did not do much improvements on DHD. When holding DHD and SGS2, DHD feels like more quality build, but its only looks and feel.
     
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    For me what did it was that fact that HTC, just don't innovate enough. Same old, less RAM and less storage.

    Desire --> Desire HD --> Senation - Nothing dramatic - okay dual core - but all new (top-level) phones have that. Shape desire is pretty much the same - Feel - it's same old. Tbh, I've been with the desire, and i just want a change. :)

    Plus i'm paranoid about running out of space like on my desire. :/
     
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    found this, not sure why he kept them together alot, cant really hear which one is which, but i still like the SG2. the HTC is defiantly more clear but quieter/tinnier, SG2 much louder. i would rather hear a loud ring over not hearing it at all when a distance away...

    YouTube - ‪Samsung Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation - Speaker Performance‬‏


    while im ere, a video test. once again, i like the darker/blacker image...not overbearing glare.
    mind you, an external video will never do the both justice over seeing it in real life....

    YouTube - ‪Youtube video test - Htc Sensation VS Samsung Galaxy S 2‬‏
     
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    SGSII over the Sensation:

    Better display characteristics
    Better video playback
    Better browser
    Better sound quality by the sounds of the reviews out to date
    Better battery life
    Better responsiveness (although marginal benefit by the sounds of it)
    Better CPU/GPU (again, in actual use may not amount to much)
    Better storage
    Better camera
    Better connectivity with USB OTG WiFi direct + the usuals

    Sensation over the SGSII:
    Better display resolution
    Better physical design and ergonomics
    Better stock UI (although this is a marginal benefit to all except real Sense fans)
     
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    Yeah i moved from desire hd to sgs2 the hd sound was ridiculously quiet,the sgs2 sound is very good you can put it down at side of you and listen to your music very clearly!and good through headphones also
     
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    Saw that review, not particularly good! Check the threads on it at Xda-devs. You'll notice he gets the camera comparison completely wrong for example (check gsmarena comparison article to see how wrong that articles conclusion is).
     
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    I strongly agree with his analysis. A smartphone with duo core 1.2ghz must comr with plenty of memory. No matter how fast the processor of the phone has, the phone speed will be tarnished or cripple by lack of internal memory. 1gb memory is so little in todays context.

    What a pitty for HTC Sensation. No use having just pretty look but lack of brain.
    One thing I do not deny Apple Iphone can maintain a good quality build of phone and memory of phone. Rarely you heard iphone user complain phone lack of memory and no internal memory to upgrade new rom.
     
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    I was just playing though the videos to the point where them show the taskmanger on both phones and they killed all applications on both and we see how much memory was left.

    HTC = total ram memory 768mb , Available 558mb , free after clear memory 185mb

    GS2 = total ram memory 1024mb, Available 837mb ,free after clear memory 558mb

    The Samsung GS2 has over 3 x as much free ram memory as the HTC Sensation.

    That`s a lot more free ram memory for games and app designers to play with.
     
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    Galaxy S 2 has more ram for games definitely I go for SGS2.
     
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    One disadvantage of the S2 is Orange aint Bloody got any :mad:
     
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    Dial a phone has got them on Orange. You then get an unlocked and unbranded S2 on Orange.
     
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    Thanks, but i need to get it from Orange as it`s an upgrade and I want to keep my unbeatable tariff.
     
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    I think Dial a phone do Orange upgrades too. Sure I saw on their web site.
     
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    Yeah, they do. But I dont think they can match my current tariff, can they?
     
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    MAy be worth giving both them and Carphone Warehouse a ring. Carphone Warehouse are making a big thing about upgrades on Magic 105.4FM my local radio station. My Galaxy S2 arrived from Dial a phone yesterday. It was a new contract. I am very impressed with them. Its nice its unlocked and unbranded. Mine is on O2.
     
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    Just rang them both and neither of them seemed to want my business.. I was waiting for someone to answer so long my ear got hot. :mad:
     

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