Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470


  Reply # 458898 14-Apr-2011 19:12
Send private message

I agree with the sentiment that benchmarks don't mean a lot, but user experience does - Engadget comment they saw some lag in the Sensation hands-on. Nobody has said that in relation to the Samsung yet that I'm aware of, and that includes pre-production handsets like the Sensations that people are handling now. So far actual hands-on experiences are not backing the assertions people are making here that the HTC will run faster. Who knows what the final verdict will be, it remains to be seen since neither phone is actually released yet. I probably wouldn't make the point at such length except that the people making 'guarantees' that the HTC will run faster are clearly talking from their nether regions, and less informed readers may be unduly swayed by such bold assertions of speculation as fact.

I agree 1GB for apps is plenty, I have 1.8GB on my Samsung and despite having something like 140apps now (including a lot of high quality games) I haven't run into limits yet.

A lot of the commentary here regards OS updates on Samsung handsets isn't particularly well informed I'm afraid. Samsung deserved a bad name for after sales support for handsets they had released prior to the SGS, but I don't really think thats a particularly valid criticism right now. I think the prolific amount of bad press about slow updates in the US is being taken out of context. In that market the delays are more the result of the carriers, rather than Samsung. Outside that Market the SGS has been fantastically supported. I had Froyo on mine in August unofficially, and the official release came Sept-Oct from memory. While that is later than the Desire, if you look at it in relation to their relative release dates given the fact that the SGS became available outside Korea in something like late May/early June, the update timeframe is essentially perfectly commensurate with HTCs Froyo update for the Desire. Now with the Gingerbread update the SGS will get it officially before the Desire. Two timely OS updates with so far nearly a year of after-sales support is nothing to be sneered at in the Android realm, and equal to HTCs support of the Desire.

I know that Cowon S9 has a great reputation for sound, I'd be interested to know how it compares to the SGSI (particularly with Voodoo sound), most of the commentary I've seen from audiophiles rates the SGS extremely highly. Sound quality in my phones is extremely valuable to me, since I use it as my primary portable music player. I'm not an audiophile by any means, but I would find it hard to swallow going backwards with regards to audio quality, and the SGSI has easily the best sound I've yet encountered in a phone. Based on past history sound quality is likely to favor the SGSII over the Sensation, so for me thats an important differentiator. For Kopkiwi it isn't, and I totally respect that. As I said before, they are both fine phones, which is best is up to the individuals use-case scenarios. As with speed of operation this still remains to be seen, if it favors the Sensation then I'll to look again at which phone compromises the things that are important to me the least.

Twitter: @nztechfreak

924 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35
Inactive user

  Reply # 459017 15-Apr-2011 07:42
Send private message

My mates Vodafone SGS has still not been updated to 2.2.... I have a bet running with him that my Desire will have an official 2.3 before he gets 2.2. he is not amused Tongue out


4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user

  Reply # 459029 15-Apr-2011 08:25
Send private message

TheUngeek: My mates Vodafone SGS has still not been updated to 2.2.... I have a bet running with him that my Desire will have an official 2.3 before he gets 2.2. he is not amused Tongue out

Then there is something wrong  as all the guys with SGS phones here at work have been updated to 2.2 a while ago. And as NZTechfreak said delays in that case are carrier specific not Samsung.

1 | 2 
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:

News »

How Oppo shakes New Zealand’s phone market
Posted 22-Aug-2017 18:32

Recognition for top small business advisors
Posted 22-Aug-2017 17:23

OPPO R11 dual 20MP camera phone debuts in New Zealand
Posted 22-Aug-2017 15:45

Intel introduces new 8th Generation processors
Posted 21-Aug-2017 19:02

Trend Micro launches Home Network Security
Posted 21-Aug-2017 18:38

Avondale College students at top of Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship
Posted 21-Aug-2017 14:11

Garmin introduces inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+
Posted 21-Aug-2017 14:05

Public Wi-Fi plus cloud file sharing
Posted 18-Aug-2017 11:20

D-Link NZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:25

Garmin introduces the Rino 700 five-watt two-way handheld radio
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:04

Garmin announces the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:02

Brightstar announces new distribution partnership with Samsung Knox platform in Australia
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:07

Free gig-enabled WiFi network extends across Dunedin
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:04

Samsung expands with connect Gear S3 Frontier
Posted 17-Aug-2017 15:55

Fact-checking Southern Cross Next cable is fastest to USA
Posted 17-Aug-2017 13:57

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.