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Galaxy S II vs Droid Bionic vs Sensation vs G2X: Dual-Core A Factor?

April 15, 2022 | Maddy Rowe

The battle of the handsets continues with some already lucky enough to hit retailer shelves and many more on the way. In recent weeks, the one feature that many are now including and a must for no doubt many of you is the inclusion of a dual-core processor. Four of the biggie’s on their way to us include the Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Sensation and the LG G2x which to be fair, each come with their own fantastic spec listing but also have the added bonus of a dual-core.

So before we briefly give a rundown of all 4 phones and what you can expect, we just wanted to delve a little deeper into what a dual-core processor will achieve for those technophobes out there. To simplify, having a dual-core will up the speed and efficiency on your handset with the additional benefit that processing and data transferral on 2 processors as oppose to one, will not overheat either one of them.

Now moving on nicely to the first of our contenders, that of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Samsung’s offering running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread will include that all important 1.2GHz dual-core processor which has just been upped from 1GHz. As well as this, the 4.3-incher with Super Amoled Plus display will include an 8 megapixel camera rear and 1.3 megapixel front camera, 1450mAh battery and so on. This handset is rumored to be available in the UK from May 1st with the US market to follow.

Next is that of the Motorola Droid Bionic which is hoped to be released sometime this month, rumors indicate that the 21st is indeed the date. Running on Android 2.2 Froyo it will include a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch display which is notably a big selling point and has been compared to the iPhone’s screen, 8 megapixel rear camera with a slightly less 0.3 megapixel front facing with HD video recording with a big 1930mAh battery.

If we race on to the HTC Sensation just announced this week, the handset is already receiving good reviews from the techno whizzes that have been lucky enough to experience it. Although not coming until the summer at the earliest, again with the US market to follow on from the UK and European, this will be running on Android 2.3, 1.2GHz dual-core processor to match that of the Galaxy S II, 4.3-inch display, 8 megapixel camera to rear with 1.2 to the front with a 1520mAh battery. In terms of price it is hoped to equal that of the Desire.

Last but not least is the LG G2x on T-Mobile which can be ordered online from today (April 15th) with the benefit of purchasing it in-store April 20th. Compared to that of the LG Optimus 2X, the G2x will include a 1GHz dual-core processor, running on Android 2.2 but at a later stage will be upped to 2.3 Gingerbread, a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, 8 megapixel rear and 1.3 megapixel to the front with a 1500mAh battery and so on.

Tell us what’s your money on? Are you in the market for one of these?

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  • Karnchit Attagara

    I was looking at SII, but change my mind to HAUWEI-IDEOS X6 with 2.2 Froyo upgradable to 2.3. And I am HAPPY with it. I used Galaxy Spica/2.2, Iphone3GS, and Blackberry. Right now also use Galaxy Tab. That should tell you how good Idios X6 is, of course it is not perfect but more than OK.

  • Karnchit Attagara

    IDEOS X6;- 1 GH, 2 GB ROM, Micro SD, 3G+WIFI+Bluetooth, 245 PPI, 4.1" screen, easy to type, easy to read, very wide viewing angle, sharp picture and nice color, good rear camera with ZOOM and flash, not bad video and front camera, multitask, tethering, GPS+Navigator, Loud stereo Speakers, Galaxy type can only beat it by screen size and custom UI, but Ideos UI is not bad.

  • Rick Bigelow

    Nice. I really liked the LG g2x and almost ordered it. Then the others pop up and make me want to wait. Three or 4 more months. Bastards …

  • Gallya

    That may be your opinion. In the reality of things, samsung has the best 1ghz processor, even out performing apple a4 which is not even 1Ghz and it was made by samsung themselves. The samsung has super amoled display and samsung easily explained that its not all about ppi when it comes down to the screen, its about contrast and color and so on. There is barely any noticeable difference if a few ppi goes up, I can barely notice the difference when I look at the iphone 4. The samsung also has a built in 16Gb and 2gb of tomorrow making it more open with space and allows as cards. The samsung galaxy s is easily made just as attractive or more attractive then the Ideos which is not as thin in size then the samsung galaxy s. I think you should re-evaluate your opinion in saying that samsung can only compete in certain areas with it.

  • Harut

    I think BIONIC is BEAST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1sl02

    imo, there is a major difference between the iphone 4 screen and the s-amoled on all the galaxy s phones. personally, i don't care for the honeycomb structure of the amoled…it's highly visible to my eye. considering the resolution on the samsungs, they still don't offer enough sharpness to read text on webpages w/o having to zoom in. because i use my phone for major web browsing in addition to the other functions, being able to read a page in the standard (not mobile) layout is a bonus, especially if i don't have to zoom in. for that reason alone, i got rid of my samsung epic on sprint and went with the mytouch 4g on tmobile. when the droid bionic comes out, i plan on checking it out. I'm also definitely interested in seeing what the G2x has to offer, but we'll see.

  • JtH

    I just ordered it. I figure the companies are going to continually going to bring out the next best thing. I love that about competition. I just wait until it is time for my usual upgrade upgrade then. My G-1 with 1.6 was great, but I am now happily upgraded to G2X. I will say a good point, however, is that waiting to see a phone that can work on both 3G networks could be beneficial.

  • What

    Are you crazy? I'm sorry but the difference in an iPhone 4's display and a Samsung Galaxy S' is astounding. Sure color and contrast is better on the Galaxy S but I can see the pixels clear as day. Especially with the pen-tile matrix display. Don't post BS on here.

  • Ryan

    You do know the Galaxy s2 no longer uses it and now has a Real-Stripe RGB array and has the full 1.152 megasubpixel count