Samsung Galaxy S2 (S II) vs HTC EVO 3D: US Release Difference

We’ve posted so many articles now about the Samsung Galaxy S2 (or S II) and haven’t disguised our enthusiasm for this really impressive Android handset. However there are many other smartphones aiming to compete and one of those is the HTC EVO 3D. Today we thought we’d take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. the HTC EVO 3D and we can start by saying that the EVO 3D takes a point at least as far as a U.S. release goes.

The Galaxy S2 has not yet seen a US launch although you can read our US release roundup here, but it looks likely that it will come to all major U.S. carriers. This will please a huge amount of our readers, as we know that many of you are waiting for the Galaxy S2, rumored to arrive next month in the U.S. The HTC EVO 3D is out tomorrow (June 24) on Sprint and earlier today we told how Best Buy stores are to open early to celebrate the launch, so obviously it looks as though this handset is also hotly anticipated. There are unconfirmed rumors that the EVO 3D may eventually release on AT&T and T-Mobile as well.

As far as specs go there are a lot of similarities and we’ll look at those before we highlight some differences. Both handsets will run on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, both have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and also 1GB of RAM. They also both have a 4.3-inch screen although the Galaxy S2 has a Super AMOLED Plus display, while the EVO 3D features a 3D qHD display (glasses-free). The HTC EVO 3D also has 4G connectivity but this is one aspect of the Galaxy S2 that has not yet been confirmed, although we recently wrote about how important this is.

Another area of difference is that the Galaxy S2 has an impressive 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and that has wowed a lot of people. However the EVO 3D’s unique selling point might be its dual 5-megapixel 3D cameras with 3D capture and playback of video and photos. All in all then, both handsets have an awful lot going for them and it may be purely personal taste that helps you to choose, along with the fact of course that the EVO 3D appears tomorrow so will get a headstart.

You may also be interested in some of our most recent articles on these two handsets. For the Galaxy S2 we’ve posted a comparison against the Motorola Droid X2 and also the Nokia N9, a review roundup and news on the TV Smart View app. For the HTC EVO 3D we looked at it opposed to the LG Thrill (Optimus 3D), gave Amazon release news and also spoke of it being a credible alternative to the iPhone 5, along with the HTC Sensation.

We’d be really interested to hear your thoughts on these two notable Android handsets. Will the appeal of 3D sway you to the EVO 3D, or maybe you feel that’s a gimmick and you’d prefer the Galaxy S2? Maybe because the EVO 3D is to release first, it made your decision for you? Let us know with your comments.

  • Jacob Swan

    I am waiting for the Galaxy S2. I really liked the Evo 4g but the new 3d feature seems worthless. The S2 has every feature that I am looking for in a phone.

    • Anonymous

      I feel pretty much the same way. The S2 appears to be 30% lighter as well.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C6SNZQ6EAFUY33VJX643OM7S7M Tony

    Well I have the new Evo 3D 4g and I am not impressed with it especially out in sun light. The new 3D feature is a gimmick and they should have developed a better screen, I don’t think it lives up the original Evo. I plan on taking it back.

  • Anonymous

    i loved the epic, but i’m so glad the galaxy s2 will be a 4.3 in screen. i can deal with not having a key board, and hope samsung will send updates in a timely manner thats the only draw back for me. will get g s2 as soon as it comes out! people say it looks like the iphone…so freakin what!!!!!!!!!