- 06-20-2011, 09:50 AM #2
- 06-20-2011, 09:54 AM #3
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Go for samsung. Better processor, screen, and camera. As for the UI i hate all that flashy stuff as it bogs down the phone. Just get launcher pro. GSII>E3D
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- 06-20-2011, 10:01 AM #4
- 06-23-2011, 12:31 PM #5
- 06-23-2011, 12:35 PM #6
- 06-23-2011, 12:37 PM #7
Both seem like great phones. I've owned the EVO4G since launch and truly believe that HTC Sense offers the best interface on android. Its much more polished and just seems to have a nicer overall look to it. I never felt it bogged down the performance of my phone. I actually used Launcher Pro and AWG (I think thats what it was) for a while and felt those slowed down the phones performance.
What has me interested in the SGS2 is the light weight, thinner design, beautiful screen, and snappy web browsing performance (seemed to outperform all phones tested against on youtube videos)
But overall a personal decision and probably can't go wrong with either one!
- 06-23-2011, 12:39 PM #8
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- 06-23-2011, 12:46 PM #9
- 06-23-2011, 12:48 PM #10
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The Samsung android phones on sprint have always been best spec-wise, but they still manage to sell less. The Hero outsold the moment, and also had a way bigger dev community, same with the Evo and Epic. Both the Evo and Hero had out dated hardware too. I'm not going to judge samsung because the GS2 looks pretty good. But the overall performance that you get with an HTC is way better imo.
- 06-23-2011, 01:06 PM #11
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You can't compare the moment and the Hero. The Samsung Moment was so bad that other person on my shared line had to move from that to the Palm Pre which came out over a year before it.Kyocera Koi<Samsung Instinct<Helio Ocean<HTC Touch Pro<Helio Ocean 2<Palm Pre<HTC EVO 4G<HTC EVO 3D<HTC EVO 4G LTE<HTC One
- 06-23-2011, 01:26 PM #12
- 06-23-2011, 01:29 PM #13
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TBH, The GS2 seems like the better phone. And I say this being a devout Evo fan! The truth of the matter is that as of now, we have no idea what the Sprint version of the GS2 would look like or how it will perform compared to the Evo 4G. Remember that in the US, not all Galaxy S phones are equal. Last year, it was Epic 4G > Vibrant > Captivate > Fascinate. Add to the fact that Samsung was slow as hell rolling out OS updates and then all of them had an annoying GPS bug which I'm not even sure has been completely fixed.
The Evo 3D is out now and should hold anyone over for another year. The pros that the GS2 have over the Evo 3D are not enormous. Besides, I am confident that the Evo 3D will be a highly supported phone by both HTC and the dev community, as was its predecessor.
- 06-23-2011, 01:45 PM #14
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The Hero and moment came out at a close time frame so I think it is ok to compare them. The moment had a better processor than the Hero, the Hero was still running the same specs found in the G1, so it is all fair.....lol it was pretty bad though.
I think Samsung makes great hardware, but there support is so slow it would take ages for bugs to be fixed. Don't even mention how long it would take to get ICS or other future updates lol.
- 06-23-2011, 02:04 PM #15
I do see htc still selling more devices, but I expect samsung to close the gap a bit. Both are good companys moving in a positive direction though.
- 06-23-2011, 02:46 PM #16
I want to try to samsung GS2 but there are 2 things which have made me just order the evo 3d.. HTC kills samsung with updates... Froyo we got quickly and the same with Gingerbread... Also I dont like touchwiz.. And the support for the evo is crazy.. But the GS2 wins spec wise it seems and the thin design is truly sexy..
- 06-23-2011, 02:54 PM #17
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I think the E3D has more dev support, has a great solid physical feel, (straying away from the iPhone look) and sense UI is great. Outside of those three influential factors, I'd have to agree that the SG2 seems to be an overall better phone. I, for 30days will be PLASTERED on my E3D screen, if the SG2 comes out before my 30days are up, I may check it out .
- 06-23-2011, 04:48 PM #18
- 06-23-2011, 05:00 PM #19
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Just something you want to keep in mind: the stronger phone, without question is the GS2. At least in terms of raw power. But realistically, I don't think that many people will put that into full use, ever. I doubt most people can even put the 3D into full use.
It really comes down to you. I prefer the Sense UI over TouchWiz. The only thing about the GS2 that makes me consider is the better camera. But any pictures I plan to take that needs to have a higher quality, I'd take my camera anyways. I was debating for the longest time, but in the end I came up with the 3D just for the Sense UI. I don't really have any plans for mods or rooting.. anything like that. So that sealed it for me.
There isn't one "better" than the other, it's all on what you need in the phone and what you plan to do with it.
- 06-23-2011, 05:36 PM #20
If you break it down and actually view it objectively the sgs2 is better than the e3d hands down. Now if you are an htc fan then you probably prefer the e3d simply cause of sense, and vice versa with touchwiz and samsung. I like sense much more than touchwiz but I have used lpp instead of both.
- 06-23-2011, 05:44 PM #21
- 06-23-2011, 08:10 PM #22
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I dont like SAmoled screens (contrary to popular beliefs) the screens consume more juice. Samoled screens are too colorful, way too saturated, try turning the color up all the way on your tv and watching something. When you look at the screens close you notice lil black lines between the pixels (especially in the lighter colors).
Everyone says the SG2 is better but wont say why. Adreno 220 was proven to edge out of the SG2 GPU (Google it). The last minute change from 1ghz to 1.2 (to compete with evo 3d) might bring about some cpu issues. Samsung phones have that cheap feel, slow software support, and touch wiz. If you cant tell yet, Im going for the evo. Sprint,...... Sense,...... and HTC, is there anything better?
- 06-23-2011, 08:14 PM #23
- 06-23-2011, 09:32 PM #24
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- 06-23-2011, 09:44 PM #25
The SG2 is awfully attractive, and if Sprint had a release date and the final specs of the phone on their network by this time, I'd have given very serious consideration to giving the EVO 3D a bye, and going for the Samsung. But we don't have a release date (just a rumor of July 24 that I'm skeptical of, since the phone hasn't yet passed the FCC). And we don't know the final form the phone will take on Sprint, whether it will have 4G (I understand there's a fair chance it won't), and the possibility that Sprint will screw up the phone by putting a physical keyboard on it (unless I'm mistaken, that's what they did with the original Galaxy S last year). I don't see in 3-D, so I am physically incapable of using the 3D capabilities on the EVO.
But I went for the 3D to replace my EVO 4G, and unless something shocking about my new phone comes out, I'll be sticking with it.Palm V-->Palm Vx-->Palm m505-->Garmin iQue3600-->Treo 650-->Treo 755p-->Palm Pre-->EVO 4G-->EVO 3D-->Droid Razr Maxx