For quite some time, LG Optimus 2X was the only dual-core smartphone in the market. Then came along two more smartphones that changed the equation in a big way. The blockbuster phone Samsung Galaxy S II and the SuperPhone HTC Sensation. Both Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Sensation are really good phones in the same price range. Lot of our readers have been asking about which of these two phones to buy. So, we decided to do a comparison for you. Let’s begin.
Features common between HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II include Android Gingerbread OS, 8 mp camera, dual-core processors,full-HD Video recording. There are some differences though, let’s look at them.
Let us look at the difference in technical specifications and features.
|Features||HTC Sensation||Samsung Galaxy S II|
|3G Specs||14.4mbps download speed||21mbps download speed|
|HSDPA Freq||900/2100 Mhz||850/900/1900/2100 Mhz|
|Display||4.3 inch, S-LCD||4.3 inch S-AMOLED|
|Display Resolution||540x960 pixels||480x800 pixels|
|Camera||8 Mega pixels||8 Mega pixels|
|Front-facing cam||1.2 Mega pixels||2.0 Mega pixels|
|Bluetooth||v3.0 with A2DP||v3.0+ Hs|
|Internal Storage||1GB||16/32 GB|
|RAM||768 MB||1 GB|
|UI||HTC Sense v3.0||TouchWiz v4.0|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual-core snapdragon||1.2 GHz Dual-core Orion|
|Battery||1520 mAH||1650 mAH|
|Price||Rs. 29,899||Rs. 28,399|
HTC Sensation Pros and Cons
|Premium and classy Design||Slightly heavier @ 148g|
|Excellent Build quality||Just 1GB Internal memory|
|Good call Quality||Weak Speakers|
|Excellent Display resolution||Bulky @ 11.3 mm|
|Easy-to-use HTC Sense UI||Viewing angles could be better|
|Good call Quality||Battery life could be longer|
|Better Graphical Processor||No Wi-Fi Direct|
|Average VGA camera for video-calling|
Samsung Galaxy S II Pros and Cons
|Super Slim body.||No Dedicated hardware camera button|
|Amazing display quality with S-AMOLED||Have to remove battery to access microSD slot|
|Wi-Fi Direct||Call Quality can be better|
|Good Battery life||Not so great Screen resolution|
|Excellent 4G speed @ 21mbps.||Average Design and average build quality|
|Amazing Picture quality|
|Good 2.0mp camera for video calling|
When we look at the comparison, pros and cons, Samsung Galaxy S II seems to be ahead with future-proof connectivity features, brilliant display, light-weight form factor and excellent camera quality. HTC Sensation is no doubt a good phone, but loses out marginally to Samsung Galaxy S II. And there is one factor that we should all think about which might be a break or make for many people. Future Android upgrades. From our past research, HTC is not known for providing quick OS upgrades. We recently saw how HTC struggled to provide Gingerbread upgrade for HTC Desire handsets even though the underlying hardware qualified for that. Samsung though not spectacular has been regular with Android updates. It’s advantage Samsung again.
Videos comparing HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II
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