Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) vs HTC Inspire 4G | Full Specs Compared | Galaxy S2 vs Inspire 4G Performance and Features
Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) and HTC Inspire 4G are both Android phones released on the high speed HSPA+ network and both have huge 4.3 inch display. However, Samsung Galaxy S2 is a more powerful phone than HTC Inspire 4G with 1 GHz dual core high performance processor and 1GB RAM and the super AMOLED plus display is also much better than the HTC Inspire 4G’s LCD display. The new Exynos chipset used in Galaxy S2 is designed specifically to meet the needs of high performance, low power mobile applications and offers superb multimedia performance and can be interfaced to 4G-LTE modem. It also offers the best 3D graphics performance. Though HTC Inspire 4G tally behind Galaxy S 2 in its build up, is not a simple phone, it also has some amazing features. It is a 4.3 inch entertainment package with 1GHz Qualcomm QSD 8255 Snapdragon processor, 768MB RAM, 8 MP camera with dual flash, Dolby and SRS surround sound with active noise cancellation and DLNA.
Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2)
Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2) is the thinnest phone to date, measuring only 8.49 mm. It’s faster and gives better viewing experience than its predecessor Galaxy S. Galaxy S II is packed with 4.3″ WVGA Super AMOLED plus touch screen, Exynos chipset with 1 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU and ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, 8 megapixels camera with LED flash, touch focus and [email protected] HD video recording, 2 megapixels front facing camera for video calling, 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory expandable with microSD card, Bluetooth 3.0 support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI out, DLNA certified, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, mobile hotspot capability and runs Android’s latest OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Android 2.3 has added many features while improving on existing features in Android 2.2 version.
The super AMOLED plus display is highly responsive and has a better viewing angle than its predecessor. Samsung also introduces a new personalizable UX on Galaxy S2 which has a magazine style layout that selects the contents used most and displays on the homescreen. The live contents can be personalized. And the web browsing also improved to optimize Android 2.3 fully and you get a seamless browsing experience with Adobe Flash Player.
The additonal applications include Kies 2.0, Kies Air, AllShare, Voice Recognition & Voice Translation, NFC (Near Field Communication) and the native Social, Music and Games hub from Samsung. Game hub offers 12 social network games and 13 premium games including Gameloft’s Let Golf 2 and Real Football 2011.
Samsung in addtion to providing entertainment has more to offer the businesses. The entreprise solutions include Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, On Device Encryption, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, MDM (Mobile Device Management) and Cisco WebEx.
HTC Inspire 4G
The unibody sleek metal alloy HTC Inspire 4G is an entertainment package with 4.3” WVGA touchscreen, Dolby with SRS surround sound, active noise cancellation and DLNA. This magnificent phone has a 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and in-camera editing that can record 720p HD video.
HTC Inspire 4G runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) with improved HTC Sense, and it is the first phone to be supported by htcsence.com online service.
HTC Inspire 4G is powered by 1GHz Qualcomm QSD 8255 Snapdragon processor with 768MB RAM. It’s packed with 4GB ROM and 8GB microSD card which can be expanded up to 32 GB. HTC Inspire 4G also has the mobile hotspot capability and you can share your 4G speed with 8 other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
HTC is releasing Inspire 4G in US for AT&T’s HSPA+ network. AT&T is offering HTC Inspire 4G for $100 on a new two year contract. Customers need to subscribe for a talk plan and data plan. The talk plan starts from $39.99 monthy and the minimum data service starting at $15 monthly access (1 GB limit). Tethering and mobile hotspot also requires a data plan.
HTC Sense in HTC Inspire 4G
The latest HTC Sense, which HTC calls as the social intelligence gives a unique experience to users with its many small but intelligent applications. The improved HTC Sense enables fast boot and has added many new multimedia features. HTC Sense has enhanced camera application with many camera features like full screen viewfinder, touch focus, onscreen access to camera adjustments and effects. The other features include HTC locations with on-demand mapping (service depend on the carrier), integrated e-reader that support text search from Wikipedia, Google, Youtube or dictionary. Browsing is made enjoyable with features like magnifier, quick look up to look for a word, Wikipedia search, Google search, YouTube search, Google translate and Google dictionary. You can add a new window for browsing or move from one to another windows by zooming in and out. It also offers a good music player, which is better than the standard Android music player. There are many other features with htc sense that give a beautiful experience to users. The htcsense.com online service also available for this phone, users can register for this service on the HTC website. One of the popular feature of the online service is the missing phone locater.
|Comparison of Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) vs HTC Inspire 4G
|Design||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Form Factor||Candy bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||Virtual QWERTY with Swype||Virtual QWERTY|
|Dimension||125.30 x 66.10 x 8.49 mm,||122 x 68.5 x 11.7 mm|
|Weight||116 g||164 g|
|Body Color||Black||Brown, Black|
|Display||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Size||4.3 inches||4.3 inches|
|Resolution||WVGA, 800×480 pixels||WVGA 800 x 480 pixels|
|Features||16M color||16M Color, Pinch to zoom|
|Sensors||Image stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer||Accelerometer, A-GPS, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Platform||Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread)||Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradeable to 2.3|
|UI||TouchWiz 4.0, Personalizable UI||HTC Sense 2|
|Browser||Android WebKit, full HTML||Android WebKit, full HTML|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash 10.2||Java via third party application, Adobe Flash 10.1|
|Processor||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Model||Samsung Exynos, ARMv7 Dual-core, Mali-400MP GPU||Qualcomm QSD 8255 Snapdragon|
|Speed||1.2 GHz Dual-core||1GHz|
|Memory||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|RAM||1 GB||768 MB|
|Included||16 GB/32 GB||4GB internal, 8GB microSD|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card||Up to 32GB microSD card|
|Camera||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Resolution||8 Megapixel||8.0 megapixel|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital||autofocus|
|Video Capture||FullHD 1080p High Profile||HD [email protected] (1280×720)|
|Features||Geo tagging, Single Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot||Face detection, Geo-tagging|
|Secondary camera||2.0 megapixels VGA||Accelerometer, A-GPS, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor|
|Entertainment||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Audio||Sound Alive music player, File Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, AMR, WAV , FLAC, XMF, MID,||3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Dolby SRS Surround Sound (MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A, AMR, OGG, MIDI)|
|Video||1080p@ 30fps, DivX, XviD, MPEG 4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1, Video streaming||MPEG4, XviD, WMV, 3GP, 3G2|
|Gaming||Game Hub, Let Golf 2, Real Football 2011|
|Battery||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Type Capacity||1650 mAh Li-ion removable||1230 mAh|
|Talktime||8 hours (3G), 18 hours 20 min (2G)||Up to 6 hrs|
|Standby||400 hours||Up to 15.5 days|
|Mail and Messaging||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|POP3/IMAP4 Email &, SMS, MMS with Video, Gmail, MS Exchange||Push Email , Gmail Native Client, (IMAP, POP3, SMTP)|
|Messaging||IM (Google Talk) , Beluga IM (Facebook)||MMS, SMS (threaded view), IM, Google Talk,|
|Connectivity||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n||802.11b/g/n|
|HDMI||Yes, HDMI mirroring up to 1080p||-|
|Location Service||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Maps||Google Maps Navigation - beta, Navigon||Google Maps Navigation|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support||A-GPS|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes , with third party application ex: My Lookout||3rd party application like lookout|
|Network Support||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA+||GSM, GPRS, EGDE / HSPA+|
|Applications||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Apps||Android market, Samsung Apps, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App||Android Market, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, SNS, Social Hub||Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, YouTube,|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber, Vonage||Skype, Viber, Vonage|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango||Skype, Tango|
|Featured||Vlingo - Voice Solution, Office Document Viewer, AllShare|
|Business Mobility||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Corporate Mail||Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync||Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Mobile App||Yes with CISCO Jabber|
|Video Conferencing||Yes with Cisco WebEx||CISCO WebEx|
|Security||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|Password Protected Screen, Thirdparty mobile secure application like Lookout.||Password protected screen, 3rd party application to locate lost phone or theft. (Lookout)|
|Additional Features||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)||HTC Inspire 4G|
|NFC, Samsung Kies 2.0, Samsung Kies Air, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, AllShare, Vlingo Voice Recognition & Voice Translation, On Device Encryption, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, MDM||htcsense.com online service, Digital compass, Dedicated search key,|