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  Reply # 489747 5-Jul-2011 17:54 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Yep, for build materials/ergonomics/feel in the hand the Sensation is waaaay out in front.


After the SGS, the coldness of the handset on a winter's morning takes a bit of getting used to. Laughing

You need to warm it up for a second before you stick it in your pants pocket.

But yes, it sure feels premium in the hand.




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  Reply # 489749 5-Jul-2011 18:00 Send private message

ArtooDetoo:
NZtechfreak: Yep, for build materials/ergonomics/feel in the hand the Sensation is waaaay out in front.


After the SGS, the coldness of the handset on a winter's morning takes a bit of getting used to. Laughing

You need to warm it up for a second before you stick it in your pants pocket.

But yes, it sure feels premium in the hand.


I'm not bothered by the cool feel of the Sensation and in fact love the solid feel compared to my plasticky SGS. I actually think I will be disappointed once I put a case on the Sensation. 




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  Reply # 489752 5-Jul-2011 18:05 Send private message

lokhor:

I'm not bothered by the cool feel of the Sensation and in fact love the solid feel compared to my plasticky SGS. I actually think I will be disappointed once I put a case on the Sensation. 


Don't put a case on it then. :-)




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  Reply # 489760 5-Jul-2011 18:24 Send private message

any1 know roughly how soon the phone is going to be relesed on Telecom? (within this week?)

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  Reply # 489768 5-Jul-2011 18:51 Send private message

xtreme888: any1 know roughly how soon the phone is going to be relesed on Telecom? (within this week?)


Im guessing this week on Thursday.

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  Reply # 489782 5-Jul-2011 19:38 Send private message

confrontation: How is this fone able to go on XT? Does it have WCDMA 850? because I have only seen that it has 900 and 2100.


In NZ, Telecom are selling the XT flavour (with 850MHz / 2100MHz 3G)

With most phones you have either 850Mhz or 900MHz....but not both. iPhone 4 can do both. 



 




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  Reply # 489785 5-Jul-2011 19:43 Send private message

Linuxluver:
confrontation: How is this fone able to go on XT? Does it have WCDMA 850? because I have only seen that it has 900 and 2100.


In NZ, Telecom are selling the XT flavour (with 850MHz / 2100MHz 3G)

With most phones you have either 850Mhz or 900MHz....but not both. iPhone 4 can do both. 
 


galaxy s II can do quadband too (not just iphone!) - more appropriate in android thread Tongue out





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  Reply # 489790 5-Jul-2011 19:51 Send private message

NZtechfreak: NZbeagle its worth mentioning that build materials and build quality aren't neccessarily the same thing. While it has better materials I actually think the Sensations build quality is the more suspect of the two.


I'm going to avoid "quality" altogether as it means different things to different people....and is there rendered close to meaningless.

Samsung have gone for light, strong materials. The SGS and SGS2 feel so light in your hand. That is a great feeling. The trade off is in sturdiness. The back on my SGS cracked near the power button. You can see they anticipated this as they have a plastic "patch" across the stress point where the crack appeared, which arrested it's expansion across the back of the phone, in my phone. I can't comment in too much detail about the SGS2 as I haven't spent more than half an hour with one. 

HTC have opted for a more solid feel. It's heavier.....but not heavy. The cast aluminium case is very different. Heavier....solid. They have opted to cup the back over the top of the phone, I suspect to avoid having an edge hit the ground if you drop it. The edges top and bottom tend to be offset from likely contact points.

I see different design choices directed by different goals for the final 'feel'. The HTC has less RAM and no internal SD, but it's also a less expensive (I did say "cheaper", but it's the wrong word) phone. The Sense UI is a real selling point for people who like Sense. I like Sense 3.0 more than any previous previous version. But I still turn animations off as they make things look slower than they really are and they don'tactually DO anything (useful). 

I like them both. I'd be perfectly happy with either one. :-)  





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  Reply # 489798 5-Jul-2011 20:06 Send private message

nakedmolerat:
Linuxluver:
confrontation: How is this fone able to go on XT? Does it have WCDMA 850? because I have only seen that it has 900 and 2100.


In NZ, Telecom are selling the XT flavour (with 850MHz / 2100MHz 3G)

With most phones you have either 850Mhz or 900MHz....but not both. iPhone 4 can do both. 
 


galaxy s II can do quadband too (not just iphone!) - more appropriate in android thread Tongue out


Quad band WCDMA? That's cool. :-)   




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  Reply # 489806 5-Jul-2011 20:19 Send private message

Linuxluver:
nakedmolerat:
Linuxluver:
confrontation: How is this fone able to go on XT? Does it have WCDMA 850? because I have only seen that it has 900 and 2100.


In NZ, Telecom are selling the XT flavour (with 850MHz / 2100MHz 3G)

With most phones you have either 850Mhz or 900MHz....but not both. iPhone 4 can do both. 
 


galaxy s II can do quadband too (not just iphone!) - more appropriate in android thread Tongue out


Quad band WCDMA? That's cool. :-)   


yes? sgs II can do quadband wcdma and gsm... 





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  Reply # 489812 5-Jul-2011 20:36 Send private message

What is the total storage space for install Apps (bearing in mind that not all Apps can be installed to the SD Card). Is it 1GB (as compared to the HTC Desire's 512MB).

How does this compare with the SGS II?

Thanks!

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  Reply # 489818 5-Jul-2011 20:52 Send private message

Linuxluver:
NZtechfreak: NZbeagle its worth mentioning that build materials and build quality aren't neccessarily the same thing. While it has better materials I actually think the Sensations build quality is the more suspect of the two.


I'm going to avoid "quality" altogether as it means different things to different people....and is there rendered close to meaningless.

Samsung have gone for light, strong materials. The SGS and SGS2 feel so light in your hand. That is a great feeling. The trade off is in sturdiness. The back on my SGS cracked near the power button. You can see they anticipated this as they have a plastic "patch" across the stress point where the crack appeared, which arrested it's expansion across the back of the phone, in my phone. I can't comment in too much detail about the SGS2 as I haven't spent more than half an hour with one. 

HTC have opted for a more solid feel. It's heavier.....but not heavy. The cast aluminium case is very different. Heavier....solid. They have opted to cup the back over the top of the phone, I suspect to avoid having an edge hit the ground if you drop it. The edges top and bottom tend to be offset from likely contact points.

I see different design choices directed by different goals for the final 'feel'. The HTC has less RAM and no internal SD, but it's also a less expensive (I did say "cheaper", but it's the wrong word) phone. The Sense UI is a real selling point for people who like Sense. I like Sense 3.0 more than any previous previous version. But I still turn animations off as they make things look slower than they really are and they don'tactually DO anything (useful). 

I like them both. I'd be perfectly happy with either one. :-)  



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  Reply # 489820 5-Jul-2011 20:55 Send private message

Foo: What is the total storage space for install Apps (bearing in mind that not all Apps can be installed to the SD Card). Is it 1GB (as compared to the HTC Desire's 512MB).

How does this compare with the SGS II?

Thanks!


I think the SGS II has 2gb for apps the same as the SGS. The HTC Sensation has 1gb.




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  Reply # 489825 5-Jul-2011 21:10 Send private message

nakedmolerat:
Linuxluver:
confrontation: How is this fone able to go on XT? Does it have WCDMA 850? because I have only seen that it has 900 and 2100.


In NZ, Telecom are selling the XT flavour (with 850MHz / 2100MHz 3G)

With most phones you have either 850Mhz or 900MHz....but not both. iPhone 4 can do both. 
 



galaxy s II can do quadband too (not just iphone!) - more appropriate in android thread Tongue out


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  Reply # 489874 5-Jul-2011 23:55 Send private message

lokhor:
Foo: What is the total storage space for install Apps (bearing in mind that not all Apps can be installed to the SD Card). Is it 1GB (as compared to the HTC Desire's 512MB).

How does this compare with the SGS II?

Thanks!


I think the SGS II has 2gb for apps the same as the SGS. The HTC Sensation has 1gb.


Correct.

Its a slight issue for me with the Sensation, since my installed apps on the SGSII come to 1.1GB, and my 32GB card isn't quite enough for my media as it is (so moving apps to the SD isn't quite the cure you'd expect, for example I already can't install Eternal Legacy to the Sensation because there isn't enough space on the external SD, at least if I get close to the 2GB limit in the SGSII at least I still have the internal SD to move apps to but obviously thats not a help with the Sensation). Probably most users won't have 150+ apps installed at any one time with lots of them being high quality games though :)




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