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Galaxy S2 vs Photon 4G vs Sensation: Difficult Decisions?

June 10, 2021 | Maddy Rowe

Battle for smartphone supremacy still rages on and over the last few months, its a job to say how many articles we’ve written about the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC Sensation. Believe you me we are not complaining as they are too of the biggest handsets that will no doubt come out of this year, but a new device has now been thrown into the mix, bring on the new Motorola Photon 4G.

Yesterday during a joint Motorola/Sprint lunch, the two big CEO’s of both companies sat down and amongst other items of discussion on the meeting’s agenda, the announcement of the new Photon was born. Looking at the specs listing its a job to not get excited about it, with similarities being shared with the Galaxy S2 and Sensation. This is why we thought it would be nice to bring you a specs roundup.

Starting off with the Galaxy S2 which has just started to retail in the UK, Korea, Australia, India and yesterday Debbie announced Hong Kong and Taiwan, this handset is causing a huge amount of attention. Unfortunately, America is still having to wait for its release, although news has surfaced this week that Sprint will be launching it in July with news of Verizon still to come. Samsung’s offering will include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, impressive 8MP rear camera with 1080p video playback and so on.

Secondly that of the new Photon running on 4G will incorporate “global” connectivity as well as including 3G. In terms of screen size, it matches the Galaxy S2 with a 4.3-inch but qHD display and a smaller 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, the first for carrier Sprint who will be running with the phone. It’s operating system cannot be faltered with it also running Android’s 2.3 Gingerbread, latest version of Blur, again 8MP camera and so on. Only downside to this device, is that we have no concrete release date with price, although the announcement indicates to a summer entrance.

Last but not least is the HTC Sensation, again this is a device that many of you have been looking forward to. Firstly if we tell you that its display, Android OS and camera match that of the Photon with its dual-core processor equalling that of the Galaxy S2. The Sensation will also bring with it the new Sense 3.0 feature and will be released in the not so distant future. There are rumors circling that AT&T may be carrying the phone if you wanted to steer away from the big red Verizon.

At this stage in the game, its difficult to really pick one over the other, what it really comes down to is personal preference. As you now know, the Photon is yet to release but surely cannot be dismissed straight away. Also to complicate matters further, the Droid Bionic is set to release also sometime in the summer with a bigger 4.5-inch screen, faster dual-core processor and the same 8MP camera.

What are your thoughts? Pick a favorite and let us know.

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  • Anonymous

    4.5 Screen for the Bionic? Can you substantiate or elaborate the source of this claim?