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June 13, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. HTC Sensation

So now that two of the top dual-core smartphones are coming to the Philippines this June, we ask you to pick your favorite with the suggested retail price in mind. Let’s pit the HTC Sensation vs. the Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 after the jump.

Both handsets are great and are considered to be on top of the ranks of smartphones. Here’s our tabular comparison between the two smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 HTC Sensation
Dual-core 1.2GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 Dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM 8260
ARM Mali-400 MP Adreno 220 GPU
4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus (480×800) 4.3-inch Super LCD (540 x 960)
16GB storage, 1GB RAM 1GB storage, 768 RAM
microSD up to 32GB microSD up to 32GB
8GB microSD included 8GB microSD included
8 MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash 8 MP autofocus camera w/ dual-LED flash
1080p @ 30fps video recording 1080p @ 30fps video recording
2 MP front camera for video calls 0.3 MP front camera for video calls
Android OS 2.3.3 Gingerbread Android OS 2.3.3 Gingerbread
TouchWiz UI 4.0 HTC Sense 3.0 UI
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, WiFi Direct WiFi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth 3.0
Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS
SRS Surround Sound
Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS w/ aGPS support GPS w/ aGPS support
125.3mm x 66.1mm x 8.48mm 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
116 grams 148 grams
1650mAh Li-Ion 1520mAh Li-Ion
Price: Php29,990 Price: Php33,000

The clincher here really is the suggested retail price of the two — the HTC Sensation is Php3k more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy S2. However, the Php29,990 price of the SGS2 is probably subsidized by Globe which has exclusive distribution of the handset for the first month or so.

Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 Review
HTC Sensation coming in June at Php30k
HTC Sensation launched, priced!

154 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. HTC Sensation”

  1. BEB says:

    CRAP!!!! All of YOU!!!

  2. Erick says:

    I’m a fan of both brands. I’d choose HTCSensation over the SamsungGalaxySII. Why? The SGS2 feels cheap, owing to its plastic body. HTCS feels more macho when you hold it. Thats it.

    Comparing specs and reading articles in the internet is one thing, OWNING and EXPERIENCING the real thing is another. Obviously ang daming haters ng both brands.

  3. malcoxx says:

    I was shopping for a new phone under the HTC brand since my GF bought the Chacha and the Sense UI really piqued my attention. I initially considered the Desire S and Incredible S, however when I held the both devices, I opted to get the Sensation since it was larger (screen size wise) and it is more futureproof due to its dual core processor.

    Before defaulting to HTC Sensation, I obviously considered getting the SGS II since both are flagship phones, which means, there would be better accessories, UI updates and longevity specs wise. However due to the bad impression my Samsung Galaxy Tab (the first one) gave me, I automatically shot down the SGS II, despite the great reviews I’ve been reading.

    The bad experiences I had with SGT were: Terrible battery life, laggy (despite the task killers I use) and the selling value was SO bad.

    I bought the phone for almost 34k and just a few months after the price when down to 21k. That’s really terrible IMHO.

    The Sensation so far is turning out to be a good choice because:

    1. The battery life is good even if you leave the 3g open during idle time.
    2. The screen even with minimum brightness is crisp and vivid.
    3. HTC Sense is hands down the best UI for all Droids out there.

    AFI so far:
    1. The headset should have been at least an in ear one. The included ones are plasticky and feels cheap. I know that there is a future special edition Sensation that would have Beats on. So that is something to look forward to, if you haven’t bought one.

  4. elma says:

    hi htc can you help me where i can find htc shop to repair my phone dont have here in angeles i tried lots of shop here but cant fix my phone.. any shop in manila where is the location thanks help pls god bless htc more power..

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