Samsung Galaxy S2 Super AMOLED Plus Vs HTC Sensation qHD

We’ve lost count of how many stories we’ve published about the smartphone of the moment, the Samsung Galaxy S2 (S II). Among our most recent posts were its inclusion in a dual-core phone roundup and asking the question whether to go for the Galaxy S2 or wait for the iPhone 5. Today we want to have a look at the Samsung Galaxy S2 Super AMOLED Plus vs. the HTC Sensation qHD display.

We have already given you a comparison involving these two Android handsets involving the specs on each, so check it out at the link if you want a recap on specs. This time we wanted to particularly compare the displays in more detail. Both of these phones have a 4.3-inch display and we told how the Galaxy S 2 featured a Super AMOLED Plus display which received a lot of praise in our review roundup. We also told how the HTC Sensation has a qHD display, but how many of us really know exactly which type of display would suit us best?

Luckily Chris Davies over on SlashGear has been doing some investigation into this and decided to test the two displays to see which one came out tops by using a selection of high-resolution photos. Pictures of the SlashGear home page at the default zoom level were displayed on both handsets and this showed that the definition of text was far better on the Sensation than the Galaxy S2. Moving on, a text-dense image from NYTimes.com was then displayed and again the qHD panel of the Sensation came out best with the text completely readable whereas the same image on the Galaxy S2 was described as “bordering on illegible.”

A downloaded PDF at default zoom was also looked at along with a Kindle ebook at the minimum size. On the Galaxy S2 the PDF was occasionally blurry while less of the ebook was displayed at any one time. On the Sensation although the PDF was still not brilliant it was easier to read and the ebook appearance was also better.

On the face of it then the qHD display of the HTC Sensation would seem to be the choice for you if you do a lot of web browsing or ebook reading. However SlashGear points out that the Super AMOLED Plus display of the Galaxy S2 comes into its own for those interested in gaming and playing videos, benefitting from more saturated and brighter colors and a lack of blur. You may also be interested in a Cnet article by Jessica Dolcourt, which looks into the technology of the various types of display available so hit the link if you want more on that.

Ultimately then it seems that your choice of display, and subsequently your choice of smartphone, should very much depend on what you most use it for. So how about you? If you are opting for either of these handsets, both awaiting release in the U.S., tell us if the display was an element in your choice or what else was the deciding factor? Let us know with your comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fernando.r.silva Fernando Renato E Silva

    Once Samsung release higher resolution on the next devices it would leave all others far behind. Even that still a great screen with lower resolution.