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  Reply # 494279 17-Jul-2011 13:05 Send private message

The SGSII feels to plastic for me :) i like the metal feel of HTC devices.




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  Reply # 494280 17-Jul-2011 13:07 Send private message

this is now starting to be a samsung vs htc thread .. yawn

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  Reply # 494282 17-Jul-2011 13:10 Send private message

What I'm pointing out is that build materials and build quality are not the same.

Yes, the Sensation feels much better in the hand than the plastic SGSII, but its design is flawed. The two pieces of the phone creak and there is movement between them, a lot of dust gets trapped inside because of that, and lots of people have had problems with dust under the screen, which I'm sure is also impacted on by the design.

So while it feels good, of the two phones its the one thats most likely to have build quality problems in the medium to long term.

Its not just build quality issues either though, it doesn't perform anywhere near as well, and its much less future proofed with its low RAM and already aging GPU.




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  Reply # 494283 17-Jul-2011 13:15 Send private message

techsta: this is now starting to be a samsung vs htc thread .. yawn

:(


True, lets move discussion to my SGSII Vs Sensation review thread, that way it doesn't get in the way of discussions in the owners threads...




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  Reply # 494593 18-Jul-2011 11:33 Send private message

Guys worried about the HTC Sensation's battery life: you can get an Evo3D battery which is 1730mah and it apparently fits: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1162787




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  Reply # 494642 18-Jul-2011 12:41 Send private message

NZtechfreak:
techsta: this is now starting to be a samsung vs htc thread .. yawn

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True, lets move discussion to my SGSII Vs Sensation review thread, that way it doesn't get in the way of discussions in the owners threads...


Sorry - which thread is that? I have found two locked threads, was it one of those or a completely different thread? 

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  Reply # 494648 18-Jul-2011 12:53 Send private message

Foo:

Sorry - which thread is that? I have found two locked threads, was it one of those or a completely different thread? 

Locking's an automagic thing if the thread's not been added to for a certain period (30 days?). Just send an unlock request to Mauricio or one of the other mods.

HTH




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Reply # 494673 18-Jul-2011 13:21 Send private message

Agh. That evo3d battery makes things harder. I had decided to keep the galaxy s2 due to longer battery life and being a little quicker than the sensation.  After all the trouble I had with my sensation it made it easy. However once I did the phone update it has been a different phone altogether and I like it.  It feels better in the hand and I like the screen.  Now to find a battery and compare again.




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  Reply # 494678 18-Jul-2011 13:24 Send private message

Gilco2: Agh. That evo3d battery makes things harder. I had decided to keep the galaxy s2 due to longer battery life and being a little quicker than the sensation.  After all the trouble I had with my sensation it made it easy. However once I did the phone update it has been a different phone altogether and I like it.  It feels better in the hand and I like the screen.  Now to find a battery and compare again.


What phone update? Do you mean upgrading the firmware or did you load a different launcher? 

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  Reply # 494681 18-Jul-2011 13:26 Send private message

Foo:
Gilco2: Agh. That evo3d battery makes things harder. I had decided to keep the galaxy s2 due to longer battery life and being a little quicker than the sensation.  After all the trouble I had with my sensation it made it easy. However once I did the phone update it has been a different phone altogether and I like it.  It feels better in the hand and I like the screen.  Now to find a battery and compare again.


What phone update? Do you mean upgrading the firmware or did you load a different launcher? 


He likely means the 1.35 update which was released recently but is still unavailable on the Telecom version. 




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  Reply # 494693 18-Jul-2011 13:40 Send private message

I've just posted another blog entry, and yet another one coming later: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/TelecomTech/7742







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  Reply # 494723 18-Jul-2011 14:04 Send private message

Telecom is giving away an HTC Sensation or HTC Wildfire on their Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/telecomnz?sk=app_241885459174502)...





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  Reply # 494725 18-Jul-2011 14:05 Send private message

Foo:
Gilco2: Agh. That evo3d battery makes things harder. I had decided to keep the galaxy s2 due to longer battery life and being a little quicker than the sensation.  After all the trouble I had with my sensation it made it easy. However once I did the phone update it has been a different phone altogether and I like it.  It feels better in the hand and I like the screen.  Now to find a battery and compare again.


What phone update? Do you mean upgrading the firmware or did you load a different launcher? 


In settings about phone and updates there was one there. I did over the air update. Really dont know why but it really is a different phone now. For some reason made a big difference.  (Just hope saying that hasnt jinxed it again)
The update is 1.35.707.1.   It sure made a difference




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  Reply # 494728 18-Jul-2011 14:06 Send private message

Gilco2:
Foo:
Gilco2: Agh. That evo3d battery makes things harder. I had decided to keep the galaxy s2 due to longer battery life and being a little quicker than the sensation.  After all the trouble I had with my sensation it made it easy. However once I did the phone update it has been a different phone altogether and I like it.  It feels better in the hand and I like the screen.  Now to find a battery and compare again.


What phone update? Do you mean upgrading the firmware or did you load a different launcher? 


In settings about phone and updates there was one there. I did over the air update. Really dont know why but it really is a different phone now. For some reason made a big difference.  (Just hope saying that hasnt jinxed it again)
The update is 1.35.707.1.   It sure made a difference


Sweet. If you manage to find a place that sells the Evo 3D battery to NZ for a reasonable price let us know.  




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  Reply # 494757 18-Jul-2011 14:48 Send private message

lokhor:
Sweet. If you manage to find a place that sells the Evo 3D battery to NZ for a reasonable price let us know.  


I haven't looked too much into the link, but is this just because they do't ship to NZ, or the international shipping is a rip off? I have a brother in Florida, I normally get things sent to, shipping from him is SO much cheaper, than any retailer!

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