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Droid Bionic vs HTC Sensation vs Samsung Galaxy S II: Your Vote?

April 12, 2022 | Maddy Rowe

Since the CES show back in January which to many seems like a lifetime ago, we have reported on news from the Mobile World Congress back in February and the CTIA event just recently. Many gadgets have come out of the closet and have either been released or just about to be. Today during a HTC event in London, amongst other devices, yet another smartphone has been announced, the Sensation or Sensation 4G as it will be known in America.

We wanted to give you a comparison between what will end up being 3 big contenders, the Droid Bionic and Samsung Galaxy S II, as well as news from Debbie here at OSM reporting on the new Sensation.

Before we start, we have to say that all 3 handsets are packing some pretty hard punches when it comes to specifications and of course at the end of the day it depends what features and purpose you want from your phone, is it say a phone for business or personal use, price is a key factor and how long are you prepared to wait for your phone.

If we kick off by looking at the Droid Bionic from Motorola running on Verizon’s speedy 4G LTE network, the first thing to report on is the lack of solid release date although rumor has it, that it should touch down on April 21st. In terms of specifications, the Bionic includes a 4.3-inch display which at times has been compared to Apple’s popular iPhone with its screen resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor which seems to be one of the talking points of this phone. As well as this the handset will be running on Android’s 2.2 Froyo (some would find this disappointing) includes 512MB of DDR2 RAM, 8 megapixel rear camera with 0.3 megapixel front facing with HD video recording and so on. Again until announced, we only have Amazon’s price to go on of $149.99 with a new 2 year Verizon contract or a one off price of $599.99.

Moving on nicely to the second rival being that of the HTC Sensation, the newest of the announcements. Initially thought to be named the HTC Pyramid, we can tell you that the HTC will be known as the Sensation and with 4G for the U.S. Again matching the Bionic, the Sensation will include a 4.3-inch 960 x 540 resolution screen, running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 768MB of RAM, Sense 3.0, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of internal memory, 8GB memory, 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1.2 megapixel front camera and so on. In terms of release we only have the UK and European market to go on with a release of sometime mid May with the U.S. waiting a little longer and unfortunately we have no price to speak of.

Last but certainly not least is the Samsung Galaxy S II which again will include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, the first for Samsung. It will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will include a 1.2GHz which has just been upgraded and will match the HTC Sensation. The Samsung will incorporate a 8 megapixel rear camera with the benefit of 1080p video playback, gaming and so on. In terms of release apart from the UK market being able to pick their handset up from May 1st we are still in the dark as to an official date for the U.S. market. Prices have been varied from retailing the phone for $499.99 SIM free with listing the phone on their pre-order page for £528.00.

With so much to take in and all 3 offering at times the same specifications, it is no doubt difficult to make a decision, but what is your gut feeling telling you? Let us know which one gets your vote?

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  • Darius

    Galaxy S II

  • Tyler

    +1 for Droid Bionic, because its on Verizon's 4G LTE, has a massive battery (1930 mAh), uses DDR2 ram is a great addition being that it is better for battery and rougly 2x faster than DDR1.
    HTC Sensation is a good phone on paper but i don't think that Verizon is getting a copy of it any time soon which is the deal breaker for me. If it was on Verizon i would possibly change my vote.
    Samsung Galaxy II i wouldn't want because of how Samsung updates their phones (Galaxy S Android 2.2 update process, enough said).
    I want a phone that will be a great upgrade from my Droid1 and i feel the bionic will be the best choice my only problem is that its on Android 2.2 and the moto blur on it. I hope the Moto blur wont take away from the experience, and/or be too buggy . Can't wait for these phones to release.

  • erik

    samsung galaxy s2, for sure - can’t wait, and have to pay full price (still within my verizon 2 year contract)

  • wayne

    i want the bionic but built like the defy LOL give me a tough phone with better specs

  • Bob

    Galaxy S2 for the amoled plus screen and being so thin. touchwiz 4.0 is pretty cool too.

  • dario

    galaxy s ii
    phone of the year by far


    HTC Sensation, of course!!!! but I have to admit it, the battery and the internal memory is on the Bionic, but beside that, everything is on the Sensation and is an Android 2.3 plus HTC has a good history with fast updates to their phones. that's an A+

  • Sumeet deshmukh

    Hi! Frnd i’m 4m india, 3g network is now launched in my country. So i dnt think dat ppl in india shud think abt boinc.

    I loved captivate in many means but it was launched by cdma network so i cudnt buy it in india.

    So i am using galaxy s now with the same features I WANTED in captivate, but a bulky d’sign.

    i’m waiting for gs2.

    samsung only did one thing to make their upcuming smart phone really smart.

    They just clear all the dugs in galaxy s such as mega pixels, screen size, look, flash , battry bckup