Which Smartphone is Better- HTC’s Sensation or Samsung’s Galaxy S II?

Which Smartphone is better- HTC’s Sensation or Samsung’s Galaxy S II?

In 2011, two of the biggest dual core powered Android phones will hit the market. These gadgets include the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II. So, if you are wondering as to which gadget should you pick for yourself, then read on to find out more about each of them.

The HTC Sensation will sport a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an eight mega-pixel camera and a 4.3in qHD display, its body is wrapped in a body uni-body aluminum design. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S II will feature a 4.3inches display and will make use of the Super AMOLED Plus display technology. The gadget will also offer an eight mega-pixel camera and 1080p HD video recorder. However, it is essentially the design of the handset that makes it truly unique. The device is just 8.49mm thick, which makes it thinner than the iPhone 4.


When it comes to design, the HTC Sensation offers a uni-body aluminum design, crafted from a single piece of aluminum. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S II offers an attractive carbon-like finish on its rear battery cover. The phone has been crafted from plastic instead of metal.


The HTC Sensation packs a large 4.3inches super LCD display and offers a resolution of 540×960 pixels that makes it a quarter HD (qHD) screen. The screen will also offer video playback and mobile gaming features.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S II that offers a 4.3in display and uses the Super AMOLED Plus screen technology, offers a brighter and clearer image. The gadget also offers a screen resolution of 480×800.


The HTC Sensation sports the latest Google Android OS i.e.  the 2.3 Gingerbread version. The Sensation has included a new and improved keyboard, enhanced copy and paste, a slicker user interface and improved power management in comparison to the previous versions of mobile platform offered by Google.

The Sensation also incorporates the latest version of HTC’s Sense UI overlay, 3.0. Some of the new features offered by the gadget include lock screens, which are customizable. The gadget also supports 3D transitions between screens and enhanced weather application with more vibrant animations in addition to the video-on-demand service called ‘HTC Watch’.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S II runs the 2.3 Gingerbread and sports Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 UI overlay. Some of the exclusive features offered by Samsung include Readers Hub, Social Hub, Music Hub and Game Hub. Besides, the gadget also offers enhanced security and corporate functions such as the implementation of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN client and on-device encryption.

Other features:

Neither of the gadgets comes with a HDMI-out port but both devices incorporate a new connection technology called Mobile High-definition Link (MHL), that can be used with a USB adapter.  This implies that both the gadgets can use USB on-the-go functionality such as the Nokia N8. In addition to this, the gadget can also offer DLNA connectivity for sharing media content wirelessly.

Both the devices offer eight mega-pixel cameras that offer features such as touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and image stabilization. However, the HTC Sensation also features a dual-LED flash in comparison to the Galaxy S II’s single LED. The device boasts of a feature called instant capture. This feature avoids shutter lag and hence the moment you press the button, the camera captures your photos.

With so much in store, there is no doubt in the fact that both the gadgets are equally wonderful and you can make your choice depending on your own preferences.

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