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Which of the following phones is better for me?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ShadowReaper, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. ShadowReaper

    ShadowReaper Lurker
    Thread Starter

    i want to buy a new smartphone. Currently i am down to these 4 devices:

    HTC Desire
    HTC Desire S
    Samsung Galaxy S
    Samsung Galaxy S Plus

    I like to be able to tinker and learn how to develop roms for the phones.

    I liked the Desire S, but i hear many complains about the wifi deathgrip. Is there any fix to this problem?
    A friend has the Desire and I tried it and i find it a very good phone, also I couldn't find any complains about wifi signal etc...

    About the Samsungs, the lack of custom roms concerns me, especially for the SGS Plus. Also are there any reports of poor GPS performance?

    What's your opinion about these phones?

  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Desire - has the most third party (Custom ROM and devs) support among the phones
    Desire S - not really sure, but so far my friend's Desire S was nice
    Galaxy S - Has the best GPU by far among the 3
    Galaxy S Plus - Has the best CPU

    Personally, I'd probably go SGS. GPS performance according to reports have been fixed with the gingerbread update.
  3. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Android Expert

    The only reason id go for the samsung over the htc is if I took a lot of cell phone pictures. Otherwise HTC(esp if you wand dev support)
  4. ShadowReaper

    ShadowReaper Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Is the HTC better than SGS?
    The SGS has better cpu and gpu...
  5. B2L

    B2L Android Expert

    Completely agreed, that's exactly what I would recommend.

    I definitely will have to disagree with you, HTC doesn't always have better dev support. The Galaxy S has a huge dev community, that won't disappoint.

    This all comes down to personal preference, I used to love HTC devices but the hardware in my opinion is sub par. And HTC isn't exactly original when it comes to design, they have used pretty much the same design for the last 10 phones they have produced.

    So IMO Samsung is much better than HTC. (But as I said it's personal preference.)
  6. Pepee63

    Pepee63 Member

    Best phone out right now is the Samsung galaxy S2. Do some research on the net about it.
  7. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    Would be between the Galaxy S and Galaxy S Plus, choice is faster CPU or faster GPU

    I might be tempted to choose the Plus as the gap between Adreno 205 and PowerVR 540 isnt huge, but the gap between a 1.4GHz Scorpion and 1GHz Cortex A8 might be more noticable.

    Toss a coin! :p

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