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    HTC Sensation or Samsung Galaxy S II?

    I'm torn between two phones for my upgrade next weekend. I've now narrowed my choice down to 2 phones:

    ~ HTC Sensation
    ~ Samsung Galaxy S II

    I like the Sensation slightly more, but I don't think it's going to be on O2 for a month or so, where the Galaxy S II is out now. Someone help me choose!

    Phone comparison link (I'm no expert and there does not seem to be too much between them):

    HTC Sensation vs. Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II - GSMArena.com

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    I personally would go for the HTC Sensation, simply for the fact that HTC fares better in the long haul in comparison for samsung. I got HTC Desire HD and my mrs got Samsung Galaxy Ace (i think its that one) and she has had to have it fixed 3 times and I havent had mine fixed at all.

    Samsung has better expandability and battery but that is pretty much it, the rest lies with HTC in the winning camp (This is my opinion and experience only)

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    I think you already know my stance

    I've had an HD2 and I do love the HTC designs, even if Sense does annoy me a bit (which is why I only ever flashed ROMs without Sense). I'm going to give the Galaxy s2 a try just as a change of scenery. i still have my HD2 so can fall back to that if the s2 ever needs repairs or anything.

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    if you ever need to connect it to your pc samsung kies software is dreadful. i think it wiped my outlook calendar (and it at least with my droid) seems to dislike sd cards my 16gb works once and without a card in it wont read so i kept having to switch in a 2gb card to sync data with outlook (in teh end i gave up and dumped all my outlook contacts to g-mail and tidied up)

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    The Samsung Galaxy S II gets a great review at Engadget. My Girlfriend has the Galaxy S and it's a lovely phone to use, much lighter than my Desire HD and the screen is lovely. I quite like their UI too, over the HTC one.

    They've had a quick look at the Sensation too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    if you ever need to connect it to your pc samsung kies software is dreadful. i think it wiped my outlook calendar (and it at least with my droid) seems to dislike sd cards my 16gb works once and without a card in it wont read so i kept having to switch in a 2gb card to sync data with outlook (in teh end i gave up and dumped all my outlook contacts to g-mail and tidied up)
    if its running android cant you just connect via usb and mount the sdcard as usb storage? what does the software actually do over that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    if its running android cant you just connect via usb and mount the sdcard as usb storage? what does the software actually do over that?
    it was for syncing outlook calendar/contacts/notes etc. Tbh with teh mem card itself i just shove it in the pcs card reader its quicker

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    From what I can gather from the specs the HTC seems like it will be better quality and much nicer to own, whereas the samsung seems like it will be a bit quicker. I have the Galaxy S I9000 at the moment and would happily get the second one.

    Samsung Kies is truely awful as previously mentioned, but the wireless version (kies air) is alot nicer to use, so it's not all bad. Also judging by the weight of the 2, the new samsung seems like it might be just as plasticy as the one I have which although it feels fairly cheap... is noticeably lighter than any other phone out there.

    I've never owned a HTC so can't really comment on that, but I've been very happy with my Galaxy, never had any problems with it and if I was due an upgrade I think I'd get the Galaxy 2. Hope this helps somewhat.

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    HTC anyday, better build in my opinion and a better UI

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    I have a Galaxy S and have learned to hate it over the past 6 months. My iPhone decided to pack up so I got the Galaxy but so far:

    it locks up randomly,
    battery life is now down to less than a day,
    Kies is crap,
    Bluetooth does not always connect to other devices (car mainly - so I can't reliably use the inbuilt hands free),

    ... and there's a general lack of anything remarkable about it.

    Maybe it's just me though.

    HBJB

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    i'd go for htc if you are planning on flashing and installing different roms, much easier then flashing samsung. Also with htc, the in car stuff is much better the samsungs.

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    I would get the HTC

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    What sort of battery life do you all get out of HTC Desire S / HD / Incredible? I'm very tempted but I'm too lazy to charge a phone every day - my current clunker gets charged weekly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mats View Post
    What sort of battery life do you all get out of HTC Desire S / HD / Incredible? I'm very tempted but I'm too lazy to charge a phone every day - my current clunker gets charged weekly.
    thats the one thing i miss about my nokia. My samsung apollo with its previous froyo rom was 1 day a newer rom i can sometimes eek out 3 normally 2 though
    Last edited by sted; 6th May 2011 at 09:32 AM.

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    I know their not the same model but I get around 3 days out of my HTC Hero, its near 2 years old and I almost always have the bluetooth for my handsfree and wireless on and sometimes listen to music, 2days if Im using it alot for browsing and music.

    My girlfriends HTC Desire is also around 3days normal usage.

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