Samsung Galaxy S2 vs HTC Sensation

Today we are going to look at two of the most popular android smart phones of last year - The Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Sensation. We are looking at previous years popular phones because that is one of the best ways for you to get hold of an excellent phone at less than premium price and also that is unlocked.
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Both Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Sensation carry dual core processors running at 1.2 GHz. Sensation has a resolution of 540 by 960 and has dual LED flash while GS2 has a resolution of 480 by 800 and has only one LED. GS2 has 1GB of RAM while HTC Sensation has slightly less RAM of only 768 MB. Galaxy S2 comes in two models. One is having 16GB of internal storage and the other has 32GB. Sensation comes with only 1GB of user usable internal memory but has an external card slot and supports up to 32GB of memory.

In the front, HTC Sensation shows off Super LCD display and a secondary camera of 1.2 mega pixel while Galaxy s 2 bosses around with Super Amoled display and a 2 mega pixel camera. The display of Samsung is far more superior than the one which HTC Sensation holds. As primary cameras both the Samsung and HTC have an eight mega pixel shooter. The picture quality are of somewhat same quality and differ slightly.

HTC Sensation comes with a 1520 mAh battery which gives around 350 hours of standby time and 8 hours and 20 minutes of talk time. On the other hand the Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with a 1650 mAh battery which gives 18 hours and 20 minutes of talk time and 710 hours of standby time on 2G network. Sensation is also a little heavier than Samsung Galaxy S2 weighing in at 148 grams as compared to 116 grams of Samsung Galaxy S2.

HTC Sensation runs the latest version of HTC Sense which is 3.0 and Samsung GS2 runs Touchwiz 4.0. HTC Sense is somewhat more polished and easier to use while touchwiz sometimes feel laggy and not much attractive. Sensation has the HTC HUB and HTC movie on which you can download eBooks and movies and watch them on the go.

The downside of both the devices is that the Samsung Galaxy S 2 seems to heat up since it is so thin and the dual core processor it is using creates too much heat. It is not to be taken as hardware fault but as a design fault. Although it is fine at the moment but in the longer run the heat up problem might create problems in other parts of the phone such as the screen or speaker or camera.

HTC Sensation is also not injury free and initial reports and countless videos on the internet uploaded by people having problems have shown that the software of the HTC Sensation has some bug which makes the phone unusable while its charging. The phone also tends to lose touch sensitivity after a week of use which is not the hardware issue since the screen remains fine so people are blaming it on the immaturity of HTC Sense 3.0. hopefully it will be fixed in future updates.

Since no phone is injury free and the technology is advancing day by day thus both the phones share the best spot as one phone is better in one category and the other is better in an equally important category.