Galaxy S2 (S II) and HTC Sensation Comparison: Video Contrast

We’ve written countless articles about two of the hottest handsets of the moment, the Samsung Galaxy S2 (S II) and the HTC Sensation 4G. The Sensation has just been released on T-Mobile US while the Galaxy S2 is rumored to be coming to most major U.S carriers from next month. We wanted to give you a Galaxy S2 and HTC Sensation comparison and in particular a video contrast and details of more videos to view.

We’ve previously looked at the Galaxy S2 vs. the HTC Sensation, firstly in respect of specs, and then a more detailed look at the displays on these two phones, but sometimes a video look can show things more clearly in a way that words can’t describe as well. We also mentioned both of these impressive Android handsets in our roundup of iPhone 5 competition yesterday.

We’ll briefly recap on the specs and features of the Galaxy S2 and Sensation 4G to give you a quick impression of how they stand up against each other. The Galaxy S2 has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and front-facing camera. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Sensation also has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture and front-facing shooter, runs on Android 2.3 with the HTC Sense UI. One difference is that it still has a 4.3-inch display but this is a qHD display rather than Super AMOLED Plus.

We learned about the video comparisons in an article over on IBTimes and the live videos really do allow you a good look at what these handsets are capable of before you try to make your choice. There are four videos to take a look at, one from respected tech site Pocketnow, another from Smartphoneenvy and two more from PhoneDog. Take a look below this story to see the Pocketnow comparison and you can view the others at the IBTimes link above.

The video below takes a good look at both the Galaxy S2 and the Sensation 4G and goes into an in-depth look at the hardware, software, web browsing, specs and benchmarks to compare the two. The Galaxy S2 is described as “as fast as they come” but both smartphones are described as “true winners.” It’s noted that both are very different but very impressive Android smartphones and both have their own strengths and weaknesses.

In conclusion Pocketnow states that if speed, lightness and slimness are most important to you then your choice should probably be the Galaxy S2 but that you might prefer the Sensation 4G if you want a more refined, high-quality handset with a higher resolution display. If you’re still having a job deciding between these two handsets then you might want to take a look at our HTC Sensation review roundup here, or the Galaxy S2 review roundup here.

What are your thoughts on these two Android dual-core processor phones? Maybe you’ve already purchased the Sensation and are more than happy with it, or maybe you’re waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S2? Let us know with your comments.

  • Matteo Claeskens

    I’m really a huge fan of the new S2. I’ve just tried it at the shop and it is great. Great speed, good touchscreen…
    But what i miss is a wifi connection to my Mac. I would love to see Kies Air work on Mac’s. That’s why i will wait untill september to see what the new iPhone will bring and then i will decide wich of the 2 phones i will buy. And maybe in september Kies Air will work on mac :)

    • Anonymous

      I am just waiting for Gs2 every week….. and more than ready to say goodbye to my iphone. I just had too much trouble with it… I don’t think wifi connection to mac is that much of a big deal, and I have iMac too. Better to have a super phone with great hardware than feel sorry afterward…..

  • Micheal Andrews

    Dumped the iphone for the S2, sick of Itunes telling me what I’m not allowed to do