Galaxy S II LTE vs HTC Vigor vs HTC Holiday: Three of the Best

For some time now we’ve been bringing you news on three upcoming smartphones of the moment, the Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Droid Bionic and Apple iPhone 5. However in recent weeks more new smartphones have been announced that look extremely promising and today we wanted to look at the Galaxy S II LTE vs. the HTC Vigor vs. the HTC Holiday to see what they all have to offer.

Specs on all of these haven’t been confirmed yet although we’ve had plenty of leaked details to go on so we’ll take a look at what we know so far to give you some idea of which might be the smartphone choice for you. Click on any of the links for our previous articles to find out more on particular aspects. As far as carriers go the Galaxy S II LTE has only just been announced by Samsung. Although Verizon has passed on the standard Galaxy S II, it could offer the LTE version, as could AT&T. The HTC Vigor is headed to Verizon but although LTE is widely expected there has been no confirmation of this so far. The HTC Holiday, which may see a name change to the Waikiki, will be one of the first 4G LTE handsets for AT&T.

Taking a look at operating systems all three will be operating on the Android 2.3.4 OS so nothing to split them there. Processor-wise the HTC Holiday is least well equipped, though its 1.2GHz dual-core processor is nothing to be sniffed at, while the Galaxy S II LTE and HTC Vigor will both feature whopping 1.5GHz dual-core processors.

Although the Holiday had the lesser processor when we look at displays the HTC Vigor is slightly smaller. The Galaxy S II LTE has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and the HTC Holiday has a 4.5-inch qHD screen. The HTC Vigor will have a 4.3-inch HD screen. The screen size is not actually that much smaller and some of you might prefer that anyway.

On to cameras and the Galaxy S II LTE and HTC Vigor just edge out the HTC Holiday with their 8-megapixel rear cameras and 2-megapixel front-facers, while the HTC Holiday has 8-megapixels at the rear and a 1.2-inch front-facing camera, but there’s really not much in it. As far as release dates there’s no news yet on the Galaxy S II but the HTC Holiday is due later this year while the Vigor is rumored for early October.

To be frank, all three of these handsets look very impressive and personal preference, carrier choice and pricing may well decide your ultimate decision. A lot might also depend on whether the HTC Vigor does indeed support 4G LTE on Verizon. We’re interested to hear your thoughts on these smartphones. Which would you choose based on the specs as known so far? Let us know with your comments.