HTC Sensation 4G VS Samsung Galaxy S 2

It is known that “dual” and “core” become popular and some kind of “have-to-be” with mobiles nowadays. HTC Sensation 4G and Samsung Galaxy S2 both have dual core and it should make sense for us to compare them here. You may also need some tips if you plan to purchase one of them but decision is not made yet.

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HTC Sensation 4G

CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core


GSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSPA 900/2100
HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot


768 MB RAM
1 GB storage
microSD slot

Battery: Li-Ion 1520 mAh

Size: 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
148 grams


4.3-inch qHD (540×960) S-LCD
Gorilla glass display


8-megapixel, auto-focus, dual-LED flash
VGA (0.3 MP) front-facing camera

 Samsung Galaxy S2

CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core


GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
HSPA 850/900/1900/2100
HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct


8-megapixel, auto-focus, LED flash
2-megapixel front-facing camera



16GB/32GB storage
microSD slot


125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
116 grams


4.3-inch WVGA (480×800) Super AMOLED

Battery: Li-Ion 1650 mAh

OPERATING SYSTEM: same android different processor, S2 faster

Both the Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Sensation carries a more than capable CPU ,both running on Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and are power driven by Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1.2 GHz dual-core processor respectively. This indicates that although the operating system is same but with different power house you can expect Samsung to be more efficient and faster.

RESOLUTION: HTC Sensation has higher resolution

HTC Sensation 4G: Dual LED Flash , 540×960

Samsung Galaxy S2: One LED, 480×800

CAMERA: HTC Sensation maybe better with its DUAL LED Flash
A powerful camera or cameras are a must for powerful smartphones. So here is the catch as both HTC and Samsung are featured with the huge 8MP camera with the resolution of 3264×2448 pixels together with attributes like Geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile and image stabilization. The only difference that can be seen is the presence of dual-LED flash in the Sensation as compared to simple LED Flash in the Galaxy.

CONNECTIVITY: Depends on what you need.
Samsung galaxy S2 and HTC Sensation 4G have both 2G and 3G network connectivity. The 2G band consists of GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 frequency bands. HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100 and HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 is found in galaxy s2 and HTC respectively.

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT: S2 is better in the shape while HTC is lighter in the weight.   
Samsung has been carefully designed by keeping in control the dimensions and the weight of the phone. This perfect blend has made the phone thinner and lighter than the HTC Sensation 4G with structure of 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm and 116 grams weight. However HTC weighs about 148 grams for the phone of 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm structure.

Battery: S2 is better

The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a bigger battery at 1650 mAh vs HTC Sensation’s 1520 mAh, not only that the Galaxy S2 is lighter at 4.1 ounces vs 5.2 ounces, and finally to top it off the Samsung Galaxy S2 supports NFC.

DISPLAY: HTC Sensation is better with more popular UI and higher resolution.

HTC has its trademark user interface of HTC Sense v3.0 UI which is highly popular among the users. TouchWiz UI v4.0 is the user interface in galaxy.

Memory: equal!

Both the phones are pretty roomy as far as data storage is concerned. The internal memory capacity and the microSD card slots are capacious enough to store millions of bytes of data. The Sensation has a 1GB internal memory which is puny compared to the 16/32 GB of the Galaxy. In addition to this, both the phones, the Sensation and the Galaxy S-II, have 768 MB and 1GB RAMs respectively. Extension capabilities are same in both phones-microSD card slot of 32GB maximum capacity.

It seems that each has its great sides and both are great smartphones! If you ask me which I will choose if I have to pick up one of them, I will prefer HTC Sensation 4G, because I like higher and clearer resolution. Someone may love S2 because of its beautiful shape and the efficient battery. What is your choice?

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