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.