The two latest smartphones from Samsung and HTC go head to head in a Samsung Galaxy S2 v HTC Sensation comparison!

Both the phones are the first batch of smartphones to contain a dual processor, both running at 1.2GHz there isn’t a great deal of difference between the two phones when it comes to processing power. The HTC Sensation has only 768MB of RAM, compared to 1GB of RAM in the Samsung Galaxy S2, this allows the Samsung Galaxy S 2 to gain slightly faster loading times and can deal with lots of data at once more efficiently than the HTC Sensation.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a large 16GB or 32GB internal memory, which is massive compared to the HTC Sensation’s 1GB. You can expand the storage space in the Sensation using a microSD card upto 32GB.

A department where the HTC Sensation beats the Samsung Galaxy S2 is with screen resolution. Despite using the Super AMOLED Plus technology, the Samsung has a slightly lower screen resolution of 480×800 pixels compared to 540×960 pixels in the HTC. The Sensation also has dual LED flash, one more than the Galaxy S2. The HTC’s screen of 4.3″ is only slightly bigger than the Samsung’s of 4.27″. Both provide a very good screen size allowing for easy navigation. The Sensation features 2 cameras, a 8MP back facing one and a 1.2MP front facing one for video calling. The Samsung also has 2 cameras, the front which is also 8MP but the front facing camera is slightly better at 2MP, pipping the HTC Sensation when it comes to the cameras.

The HTC Sensation weighs a heavy 148g compared to just 116g for the Samsung Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S 2 is also an incredible 2.8mm thinner than the HTC. The Samsung phone is just 8.49mm thin, the HTC a bulky 11.3mm.

All in all both phones are really good, high quality phones but the Samsung Galaxy S2 probably just pips the HTC Sensation. Main reason is due to the weight and size, also the better front facing camera which is very useful for video calling. The HTC Sensation isn’t of the thin and light category of smartphones but still lies comfortable in the hand.

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The HTC Sensation is the latest phonHTC Senastione in the HTC range of Android run smartphones. It releases on June 15th 2011 and is a ‘multimedia superphone’. The HTC Sensation has a look similar to that of the HTC Desire S with an aluminium case which wraps around the phone. It isn’t the best looking phone but it is definitely one of the best under the hood. We have compiled some of the best HTC Sensation deals:

 

Featuring the HTC Sense user interface and the latest version of Android 2.3, Gingerbread, the HTC Sensation is very simple to use. The HTC Sensation has an impressive 1.2GHz dual core processor built in, lying it in direct competition with the Samsung Galaxy S 2. This processor is one of the most powerful made for phones and the dual core leads to impressive loading times and handles apps beautifully. Apps start almost instantly and switching between apps is a seamless transition. This extra processing power helps considerably when dealing with visually rich websites and those that use Flash. Sites that may have struggled to load quickly on previous HTC’s load quickly on the HTC Sensation. It also has an internal 768MB of RAM.

Like the HTC Desire HD the HTC Sensation has a large 4.3″ screen with a pixel resolution of 540×960 and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. This pixel resolution is lower than the iPhone 4′s, 640×960, but nevertheless is an impressive feature. The HTC Sensation has the very latest QHD and SLCD technology, making images look even crisper than on the HTC Desire HD. Photos taken by the 8-MP back facing camera look great on screen. The 8-MP camera is the same as the HTC Desire HD which is much more impressive than that of the iPhone 4. You can also record videos in full 1080P HD, which is better than the 720P of the iPhone 4.

The HTC Sensation introduces the new HTC video store, Watch. Watch only offers TV shows and movies, not music currently and is supposed to be a rival to Apple’s media store iTunes. Watch allows you to download videos over 3G, as well as Wi-Fi, which look fantastic on the HTC Sensation’s 4.3″ screen.

The HTC Sensation weighs a hefty 148g which is heavy compared to other smartphones, in particular the light Samsung Galaxy S 2. It also has only 1GB of internal memory space. However this can be upgraded to 32Gb using a micro SD card. Below are some HTC Sensation Specs:

Dimensions: 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
Weight: 148g
Screen size: 4.3 inches
Screen resolution: 540×960 pixels
Interal storage: 1GB
Memory: 768MB RAM
Camera: 8 MP, auto-focus, dual LED flash
OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
USB: Micros USB port
CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-processor, Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon

The HTC Sensation release date is June 15 2011. Once the prices are announced SuperCheapMobiles.co.uk will bring you the best HTC Sensation deals.

UPDATE: The HTC Sensation is currently only available exclusively on Vodafone and will be available on other networks in June.

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