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mrgsm021

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#81465 13-Apr-2011 10:27
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With the announcement of HTC Sensation, us geeks looking for flagship Android got another choice to consider.

What are your thoughts? For those who have decided to go Galaxy S II, has the HTC monster changed your decision?


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kiwitrc
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  #458165 13-Apr-2011 11:23
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Just on specs alone the S2 seems to win over all. Although as a Desire owner I do prefer Sense to Touch Wiz having used both.

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  #458172 13-Apr-2011 11:28
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Sensation is certainly a good phone, but the S2 wins on specs and is still my purchase choice.




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  #458231 13-Apr-2011 13:36
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I'm still sticking with the S2 as well. The Sensation is lacking in specs to be up there with the S2, even though I think it looks much nicer. If it had more RAM and internal storage and it might be a different story.






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  #458250 13-Apr-2011 14:00
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Sensation. Easy choice. HTC make the better hardware. Looks better, guarantee it will run better with quicker updates released also.

Will most likely be a good deal cheaper too.

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  #458267 13-Apr-2011 14:21
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Kopkiwi: Sensation. Easy choice. HTC make the better hardware. Looks better, guarantee it will run better with quicker updates released also.

Will most likely be a good deal cheaper too.


Might have agreed with you if my HTC had not been away being serviced the second time for the same fault.

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  #458269 13-Apr-2011 14:23
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I hardly think anybody can say with certainty the HTC will run better, and the speed of updates is also up in the air (SGSI is getting Gingerbread well before HTCs offerings from last year). Both good phones, providing the appropriate choice is made on your use-cases then the end user should be happy with either. For me the clear choice is the SGSII, although I may well buy a Sensation to try also.




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  #458457 13-Apr-2011 21:56
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K1000716: I'm still sticking with the S2 as well. The Sensation is lacking in specs to be up there with the S2, even though I think it looks much nicer. If it had more RAM and internal storage and it might be a different story.


I agree with the RAM and internal storage, which is only 1GB available to user out of the 4GB total, pathetic really, although it will apparently come with an 8GB micro SD out of box.

I like the resolution being qHD but downside is SLCD, I'd rather prefer Super AMOLED Plus, maybe being a SGS owner, I am spoilt and won't look at another LCD again.

I would most likely go for SGS II as well, but if I can have a play with both side by side, before I make final decision...

 
 
 
 


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  #458602 14-Apr-2011 10:36
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HTC over Samsung for me all the way.
HTC seem to be a lot faster with updates, and the Sensation has 2.3 out of the box.

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  #458606 14-Apr-2011 10:42
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TheUngeek: HTC over Samsung for me all the way.
HTC seem to be a lot faster with updates, and the Sensation has 2.3 out of the box.


S2 has 2.3 also.

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  #458613 14-Apr-2011 10:55
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Yeah, someone mentioned the galaxy getting 2.3 faster than HTC's older models. So I thought I'd throw that in there... From what I understand HTC are much faster. IE my desire had 2.2 in August. Meanwhile when did the galaxy get 2.2?

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  #458805 14-Apr-2011 16:21
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i have to say the htc still have better support on updating the phone after release
even tho they have been slightly slack after 2.1 2.2 
be interested on the S2 ...hardware wise 

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  #458807 14-Apr-2011 16:23
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  #458845 14-Apr-2011 17:07
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Yeah benches don't really hold much relevancy since something as simple as a rom can significantly improve performance.




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  #458852 14-Apr-2011 17:17
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mrgsm021:
K1000716: I'm still sticking with the S2 as well. The Sensation is lacking in specs to be up there with the S2, even though I think it looks much nicer. If it had more RAM and internal storage and it might be a different story.


I agree with the RAM and internal storage, which is only 1GB available to user out of the 4GB total, pathetic really, although it will apparently come with an 8GB micro SD out of box.

I like the resolution being qHD but downside is SLCD, I'd rather prefer Super AMOLED Plus, maybe being a SGS owner, I am spoilt and won't look at another LCD again.

I would most likely go for SGS II as well, but if I can have a play with both side by side, before I make final decision...


1GB of Ram internally is MORE than enough for apps. Taking into account the amount of apps that are SD transferable anyway, more room for apps isn't really needed.

I don't use my phone for music as the audio quality compared to the Cowon S9 is dog awful anyway.

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  #458863 14-Apr-2011 17:41
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Kopkiwi:
mrgsm021:
K1000716: I'm still sticking with the S2 as well. The Sensation is lacking in specs to be up there with the S2, even though I think it looks much nicer. If it had more RAM and internal storage and it might be a different story.


I agree with the RAM and internal storage, which is only 1GB available to user out of the 4GB total, pathetic really, although it will apparently come with an 8GB micro SD out of box.

I like the resolution being qHD but downside is SLCD, I'd rather prefer Super AMOLED Plus, maybe being a SGS owner, I am spoilt and won't look at another LCD again.

I would most likely go for SGS II as well, but if I can have a play with both side by side, before I make final decision...


1GB of Ram internally is MORE than enough for apps. Taking into account the amount of apps that are SD transferable anyway, more room for apps isn't really needed.

I don't use my phone for music as the audio quality compared to the Cowon S9 is dog awful anyway.


Ram has nothing to do with the number of apps you can install, it only has to do with how many you can run at one time.  




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