Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | ... | 95
1032 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  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.




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Now using Galaxy S3. Eagerly awaiting release of the Note 3.

2415 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 60

Trusted

  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. 




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

1032 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  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. :-)




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Now using Galaxy S3. Eagerly awaiting release of the Note 3.

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  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?)

1443 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 42


  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.

2620 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Trusted
Subscriber

  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. 



 




____________________________________________________
If you're not curious, your brain is already dying...if not dead.



3132 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 371

Trusted
Subscriber

  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





2620 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Trusted
Subscriber

  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. :-)  





____________________________________________________
If you're not curious, your brain is already dying...if not dead.



2620 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Trusted
Subscriber

  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. :-)   




____________________________________________________
If you're not curious, your brain is already dying...if not dead.



3132 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 371

Trusted
Subscriber

  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... 





Foo

444 posts

Ultimate Geek


  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!

2415 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 60

Trusted

  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. :-)  



QFT 




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

2415 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 60

Trusted

  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.




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

5551 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 247

Subscriber

  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


And Nokias




Regards,

Old3eyes

4313 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 326

Trusted

  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 :)




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: AndroidNZ.net


1 | ... | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | ... | 95
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix officialy launching in NZ in March
Created by jarj, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2014 19:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by Geektastic on 22-Nov-2014 17:30 (61 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Which one is right for me? M8, Z3, S5 or other?
Created by makiomoto, last reply by makiomoto on 20-Nov-2014 13:52 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Slingshot line speed
Created by Frankiej45, last reply by Frankiej45 on 20-Nov-2014 14:38 (14 replies)

Chief Censor - He's at it again!
Created by scuwp, last reply by Nebbie on 19-Nov-2014 16:23 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Little Wins labour Leadership
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Aredwood on 21-Nov-2014 18:47 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Orcon: Why did you cancel my email account without telling me??
Created by old3eyes, last reply by old3eyes on 21-Nov-2014 17:03 (13 replies)

Council recycling.....
Created by xpd, last reply by richms on 19-Nov-2014 17:17 (27 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.