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Since I'm the owner og the Samsung galaxy S2bought 3 months ago, and last week I got in possession of a HTC sensation XE beats audio, I thought to put them to a confrontation from a different point of view. A point of view of a long term user.
Let's see if the 1.5 dual core processor from HTC sensation XE can compensate missing of the 200MB of RAM that is the difference between him and GX2.
Read more for the big confrontation.
Battery 1 point win for Samsung. Why?
Camera Photo 1 point win For Sensation XE. Why?
Both pictures are made to the maximum resolution of both devices. My opinion the HTC sensation got the point here. I have pictures that I made to objects from a small distance too, but is nonsense to post them the difference is the same. Very visible difference.
HTC sensation XE
Samsung Galaxy S2
WiFi signal in same place for both devices is more powerful for sensation XE. Pages are loading just a little faster on Sensation XE on maximum WiFi signal. 1 point win for sensation XE.
Boot time, from the moment when you press the button until the moment that you can use the phone is 3 times shorter for the HTC sensation XE. 1 point win for Sensation XE.
Display. Here is a hard decision to make, comparing the Superamoled from SG2 with S-LCD From HTC sensation XE. The big difference is in the sun, where the light is very strong, is hard to see what is displayed on sensation. On SG2 you see better in sun light. But in rest, in room light, or in the dark is better Sensation XE because of more PPI and bigger resolution so you have more details ( 540x590 vs 400x800 and 256 PPI vs 217 PPI) So I think Is equal here. 0-0 for display.
RAM In game there is no difference. You can't feel that the 1,5 dual core from sensation XE is bigger then 1,2 from GS2, and you can't understand that Sensation has 200 less MB of ram. I tested on Order and Chaos online , Legendary heroes, Brothers in arms2, Shadowgun and Asphalt 2 adrenaline. Exactly same game play experience. More details on graphics on Sensation. UPDATE. Pop up video working much better(with no lag at all on Sensation XE) . So the 1 ponit here goes to HTC
HTC sensation XE video sample
The video quality is better then the SG2, but the sound on stereo is so bad.... the only way I could manage to improve that, was to make video with mono sound record. But comparing to SGX that is recording only mono, for Sensation is one plus when filming inside.
Samsung Galaxy S2 video sample
So, what’s our verdict?
If you’re a fan of Beats Audio’s headgear, you want a phone with a top quality music playback and you care about aesthetics, then the HTC Sensation XE is your phone. If you’re less bothered about music and want a phone mainly for taking pictures or for apps and games then we feel that you wouldn’t go wrong with either.
But, if you twisted our arm, we’d say that Samsung Galaxy S2 is better suited (larger pictures, more RAM, more storage) - but only slightly.
For this reason we’re awarding the HTC Sensation XE the title belt here, but we’re stressing that it’s a fight that was narrowly won.
Both phones are grate and powerful. Both will keep you busy playing, taking photos, filming videos or listen to music with a big success if you have to chose from one of them.