HTC Sensation vs Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) | Full Specs Compared | HTC Sensation vs Galaxy S2 Speed, Design, Features and Performance
HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) are two next generation smartphones with high end features. HTC Sensation was previously known as HTC Pyramid. Both have dual core processors, 4.3 inches displays, 8MP dual flash cameras and run Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). While Samsung is using its own Exynos 4210 chipset that includes 1GHz dualcore Cortex A9 CPU with ARM Mali-400 MP quad core GPU, HTC Sensation uses the same chipset it is using in Evo 3D; Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset that consists 1.2GHz dual core Scorpion CPU and Adreno 220 GPU. Samsung Galaxy S2 also has the 1.2 GHz option. Both the processors are designed to deliver high performance with accelerated graphic reproduction while consuming low power. It is WVGA (800 x 480) super AMOLED plus display used in Galaxy S2 while HTC Sensation uses QHD (960 x 540) super LCD display. There is difference in the RAM size too, Galaxy S II has 1GB RAM while it is 768 MB in HTC sensation. Also the internal memory is different. There are few other small differences too, other than that both have similar specs. So, both HTC and Samsung bring in the differentiation in their handsets through the user interface and the applications integrated to the system. HTC Sensation uses HTC Sense 3.0 for user experience and it is TouchWiz 4.0 in Galaxy S II. Both have given a new look to the home screen and replaced the widgets with live panels. Galaxy S2 home screen and live panels look more appealing.
|HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2 – Specifications Compared|
|HTC Sensation||Samsung Galaxy S2|
|Display Type||QHD (960×540) TFT LCD||WVGA (800 x 480) Super AMOLED plus|
1.2GHz Dual-core Snapdragon CPU and Adreno 220 GPU
1 GHz /1.2 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU and ARM Mali-400 MP quad core GPU
|Thickness||11.3 mm||Very slim 8.49 mm|
|Rear Camera||8MP||8 MP|
|Video Capture||[email protected]||[email protected]|
|Operating System||Android 2.3.3||Android 2.3.3|
|User Interface||HTC Sense 3.0||TouchWiz 4.0|
If you are desirous of the latest Android based smartphone with a large display that is also fast and efficient in performance, HTC Sensation is another choice for you. This is a high performing smartphone that is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and features a huge 4.3” qHD display at a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels using Super LCD technology. The processor is a second generation Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset (same processor used in Evo 3D) that consists of 1.2 GHz dual core Scopion CPU and Adreno 220 GPU, which will deliver high speed and performance efficiency while eating less power.
Running on the latest Android 2.3.2 (Gingerbread) with the new HTC Sense 3.0 UI, it gives a pleasing user experience. The new Sense UI gives a fresh look to the home screen and has included instant capture camera, multi window browsing with quick look up tool, customizable active lockscreen, 3D transitions and an immersive experience with the weather application.
This amazing phone has 768 MB RAM and 1 GB internal memory (8GB supplied on microSD card for certain countries). Internal memory can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.
The smartphone is a dual camera device having an 8 MP camera with dual LED flash at the back that is capable of shooting HD videos at 1080p. With the instant capture camera feature introduced with the new Sense UI, you can capture the photo the moment you press the button. It also has a front 1.2 MP camera that allows users to video chat/call. Rear camera has features of face/smile detection and geo tagging. It offers surround sound experience with hi-fi audio technology. For instant media sharing it has HDMI (HDMI cable required) and also it is DLNA certified. HTC Sensation has access to HTC’s new HTC Watch video service for premium movies and TV shows.
For connectivity, Sensation is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and compatible with 3G WCDMA/HSPA networks.
The phone is available for the global market. The US version is called HTC Sensation 4G and exclusively available with T-Mobile.
Samsung Galaxy S II
Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2) is the world’s thinnest phone today, 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 4210 chipset with 1 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU and ARM Mali-400 MP GPU (it also has the 1.2 GHz option for certain countries), 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 with mirroring, DLNA certified, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, mobile hotspot capability and runs Android’s latest OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz 4.0. Android 2.3 has added many features while improving on existing features in Android 2.2 version. The Exynos 4210 chipset delivers high performance and excellent graphic reproduction with low power consumption. It offers 5x better graphic performancen than its previous versions.
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 Sensation – First Look
Samsung Galaxy S II – First Look