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Topic # 90593 24-Sep-2011 20:57
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I am having a hard time deciding between these two phones.
Any thoughts on this would be nice.




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  Reply # 525424 24-Sep-2011 21:30
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I have a Desire Z. The Sensation has a bigger screen and is a bit faster, has more RAM/ROM and storage.
But the reason to get the DZ is if you want a hardware keyboard. :) If you are happy with the onscreen keyboards, you might as well get the sensation as it's a newer phone..

I haven't seen any newer+better phones than the DZ that have the hardware qwerty keyboard (that are sliders/etc)



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  Reply # 525429 24-Sep-2011 21:43
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yeah that was one of the reasons I wanted a Z, but have been comparing the specs.
Gorilla Glass might be nice.
Oh you have a Z too? Did you get an update to gingerbread?




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  Reply # 525431 24-Sep-2011 21:47
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I rooted my DZ as soon as I got. It's running CyanogenMod7 at the moment, it's pretyt been stable, so i'll be sticking with it till CM7.1 stable comes out. :)



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  Reply # 525433 24-Sep-2011 21:51
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Yeah I am not sure about rooting mine when I get it cause then it gets no warranty




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  Reply # 525434 24-Sep-2011 21:58
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if you are planning to get latest smartphone that will last for the next two to three years, it has to be samsung galaxy s2 period. google for reviews, and you will understand why







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  Reply # 525437 24-Sep-2011 22:15
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I dont want the latest smartphone, I just want a good one, people have been talking about the sensation and a mate has the Z and loves it.




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  Reply # 525439 24-Sep-2011 22:19
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Yeah, the DZ is still a decent phone (at least if you root it/stick CM on it) and it's cheap. :)

And of course has a hardware keyboard, which is the important part, heh

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  Reply # 525447 24-Sep-2011 23:07
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nedkelly: I dont want the latest smartphone, I just want a good one, people have been talking about the sensation and a mate has the Z and loves it.


try googling rocker volume button sensation

if you are planning to get sensation, dollar for dollar, galaxy s2 is far superior

if you want to save money, go for desire z (it has been one year since launch)





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  Reply # 528852 4-Oct-2011 09:34
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 try googling rocker volume button sensation 


To be fair, you can also google "samsung galaxys s 2 problems" (or any other handset model you want to name) and get a tonne of results, including (for the Samsung) poor build quality, so singling out the Sensation seems a little unfair.

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  Reply # 528869 4-Oct-2011 09:59
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As others have said, if you want a hardware keyboard then get the Desire Z. The Sensation is a great handset if you want a larger screen and a higher resolution.




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