12-24-2011 05:33 PM
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  1. ReiMei's Avatar
    What do you guys think?

    Galaxy S2:

    :Beautiful SAMOLED+ screen
    :Amazing Camera/Camocorder
    :Great battery life
    :NFC
    :Thin
    :Fast
    :light
    :4.52 in screen

    :Amaze 4G

    :NFC
    :4.5 in screen
    :HTC Watch
    :HTC Sense


    My only worry about getting T-Mobile's Galaxy S2 is I'm wondering is the Snapdragon S3 will be able to match or outdo performance with the other two American S2's Exynos chips?

    Any opinions?
    09-26-2011 02:38 PM
  2. mettleh3d#WN's Avatar
    Wait for the reviews. All of these armchair critics are just speculating.
    09-26-2011 04:44 PM
  3. mettleh3d#WN's Avatar
    The sensation looks much sexier than the amaze. The mytouch series honestly look beyond ugly.
    09-26-2011 04:46 PM
  4. foodtester75's Avatar
    The HTC Amaze only has a 4.3 in screen so its plus that LCD screen is not as good as the SUPER screen
    09-26-2011 05:17 PM
  5. KwietStorm's Avatar
    What do you guys think?

    Galaxy S2:

    :Beautiful SAMOLED+ screen
    :Amazing Camera/Camocorder
    :Great battery life
    :NFC
    :Thin
    :Fast
    :light
    :4.52 in screen

    :Amaze 4G

    :NFC
    :4.5 in screen
    :HTC Watch
    :HTC Sense


    My only worry about getting T-Mobile's Galaxy S2 is I'm wondering is the Snapdragon S3 will be able to match or outdo performance with the other two American S2's Exynos chips?

    Any opinions?
    lol pretty clear you favor the galaxy
    09-26-2011 06:44 PM
  6. ReiMei's Avatar
    lol pretty clear you favor the galaxy
    I don't I just have little to no information about the Amaze. I would rather a sense phone to be honest htc phones are first class.

    But if this Galaxy S2 is anything like my current Galaxy S (Epic 4G) Then I am sure it will have amazin g performance and the camera quality is to die for.
    09-26-2011 08:41 PM
  7. dobiegillis's Avatar
    I'd like to see a head to head on these two as well. I will probably get one of them but am torn based on experience with current gen handsets. I like the chassis on my Samsung Nexus S so much more than my HTC myTouch 4g (Glacier) but the Glacier simply outperforms the Nexus so I keep switching back to it. The only thing I like about the Nexus performance is pure gingerbread and the dialer/contacts interface and since I've never seen the touchwiz skin or sense 3.0 I don't know which will get on my nerves more...

    Sent from my HTC Glacier using Tapatalk
    09-28-2011 06:20 AM
  8. Nchaka's Avatar
    Here the Amaze specs from T-Mobile
    HTC Amaze Camera Smart Phone | Our Most Advanced Camera on a Phone | T-Mobile
    Looks like a great phone, 1.5 ghz dual core, 8 mega pixal camera, 4.3" screen etc
    09-28-2011 07:29 AM
  9. Redbird1's Avatar
    Tough decision. All I know is that I'm getting one of these, and my Blackberry is being "sent out to pasture"
    10-04-2011 09:35 PM
  10. lmc05's Avatar
    I got to hold the Amaze yesterday and was really surprised by how heavy it was...typically Samsung phones are on the lighter side so I'm curious to see how it will compare with it's slightly larger screen.

    Very excited for both phones to launch though :-)
    10-05-2011 03:07 PM
  11. Redbird1's Avatar
    I played with both phones today. The HTC screen blows the Samsung out of the water IMO. After looking at the Galaxy S II's screen, I remembered why I ditched my Samsung Fascinate.

    However the Galaxy S II is much lighter, and I like Touchwiz better than Sense.

    Neither phone had a sim card installed in the store and the WiFi in the TMo store wasn't working so I couldn't view any videos or checkout the browser. I wasn't going to create waves, since the guys at the store were nice enough to let me spend 45 minutes with the devices.

    It's going to be a tough decision.
    10-08-2011 07:32 PM
  12. mettleh3d#WN's Avatar
    I'm so confused at why so many of you put these phones in water. No wonder you all think they lag.
    10-08-2011 08:14 PM
  13. Sniper1087's Avatar
    I played with both phones today. The HTC screen blows the Samsung out of the water IMO. After looking at the Galaxy S II's screen, I remembered why I ditched my Samsung Fascinate.

    However the Galaxy S II is much lighter, and I like Touchwiz better than Sense.

    Neither phone had a sim card installed in the store and the WiFi in the TMo store wasn't working so I couldn't view any videos or checkout the browser. I wasn't going to create waves, since the guys at the store were nice enough to let me spend 45 minutes with the devices.

    It's going to be a tough decision.
    Really you think so? the Amaze is like the sensation, it did not get any improvements on the screen, if thats the case, the Galaxy S2 with Super Amoled Plus Display has better contrast and colors, Definitely better performance, I will be getting it on release.
    10-08-2011 10:05 PM
  14. Redbird1's Avatar
    Really you think so? the Amaze is like the sensation, it did not get any improvements on the screen, if thats the case, the Galaxy S2 with Super Amoled Plus Display has better contrast and colors, Definitely better performance, I will be getting it on release.
    I have never seen the Sensation so I nothing to compare it to. I'm coming back to Android after being stuck in Blackberry land for 1-1/2 years.

    For me it was a first impression thing. Earlier today, I saw both devices turned on at the same time in front of me. The Amaze's screen was just so clear and bright. The Galaxy S II screen was like looking at a TV with the color turned up to 100%, and the brightness at 10%. That that moment, the choice was obvious.

    As for the performance I can't accurately comment on either device, since there was no connectivity at the TMo store.
    10-08-2011 11:04 PM
  15. Sniper1087's Avatar
    I have never seen the Sensation so I nothing to compare it to. I'm coming back to Android after being stuck in Blackberry land for 1-1/2 years.

    For me it was a first impression thing. Earlier today, I saw both devices turned on at the same time in front of me. The Amaze's screen was just so clear and bright. The Galaxy S II screen was like looking at a TV with the color turned up to 100%, and the brightness at 10%. That that moment, the choice was obvious.

    As for the performance I can't accurately comment on either device, since there was no connectivity at the TMo store.
    Well did you check the brightness? because unlike the Amaze the SGS2 has better viewing angles, and colors dont look washed out, just look at a video with black background you will know what I'm talking about, but dont get me wrong there is no loser here both phones are great choices, so if you pick one you wont regret it.
    10-08-2011 11:16 PM
  16. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    If the Amaze ships unlockable, I have a tough decision. I decided i could live with the big honking *** screen on the GSII (it's beautiful -- best phone T-Mobile has ever had IMO, and I'll cry when i have to send the review unit back lol), but the Amaze in white and aluminum just calls to me.

    If the Amaze isn't on the bootloader unlock list the day it ships, it's a no-brainer
    10-08-2011 11:26 PM
  17. Redbird1's Avatar
    Well did you check the brightness?
    I had the brightness cranked up all the way on the Samsung, with the auto brightness turned off. Still didn't do it for me.

    When these two phones are released, I'll be running more tests with videos, the browser etc, before making a decision.

    I agree with you, both devices will be great no matter what.
    10-09-2011 12:27 AM
  18. mettleh3d#WN's Avatar
    Awesome to hear Jerry say its the best TMO has ever had to date!
    10-09-2011 12:35 AM
  19. Sniper1087's Avatar
    I had the brightness cranked up all the way on the Samsung, with the auto brightness turned off. Still didn't do it for me.

    When these two phones are released, I'll be running more tests with videos, the browser etc, before making a decision.

    I agree with you, both devices will be great no matter what.
    one thing I recommend you check is a video with black background, you will notice the difference, the black on the amaze is going to be like grey compared to the sgs2 and like jerry said the sgs2 will be bootloader unlocked I will stick to it, the amaze is just an upgrade of the sensation, is just a bit heavy in my opinion, 6.10 ounces compared to 4.77 ounces from the sgs2 and trust me is a big difference.
    10-09-2011 08:02 AM
  20. Redbird1's Avatar
    one thing I recommend you check is a video with black background, you will notice the difference, the black on the amaze is going to be like grey compared to the sgs2 and like jerry said the sgs2 will be bootloader unlocked I will stick to it, the amaze is just an upgrade of the sensation, is just a bit heavy in my opinion, 6.10 ounces compared to 4.77 ounces from the sgs2 and trust me is a big difference.
    I agree with you on the weight, even that 1.33 oz difference is highly noticable.

    I'll definitely look at several videos before making my final decision
    10-09-2011 06:22 PM
  21. jrsfalcons's Avatar
    Hey guys I have a htc sensation now and have yet to see the galaxy s 2 in person but videos looks like it has a better screen.If I switch to a galaxy s 2 is there a difference from sensation as far am I upgrading to a better quality phone?
    10-10-2011 12:51 AM
  22. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    When i was in the T-Mo store playing with the Amaze a couple of things about it made me think it will be the SGS II for me allll the way.

    The Amaze with the Black and silver trim is undoubedly the classiest sexiest phone available today, but those "My Touch" rounded corners really detracted from the form factor. Had the corners been more squared off like the EVO 4G, it would have easily made the decision between the two phones (from a design point of view) 100% in favor of The Amaze. But WITH the rounded corners, not so much....

    When both phones are turned OFF, the way you can barely see the glass from the bezel on the SGSII is very sleek looking.

    At the store, even with the 1GB Ram and 1.5 dual core proc power, the Amaze STILL hesitated and would say "loading" for brief moments. Didn't really care for that, considering there was barely any apps or photos or music on the thing.

    The Amaze with its 960x540 res while sharper, is also longer and narrower, better for landscape, but not as good in Portrait mode as the SGSII (which is how i hold my phone 95% of the time)

    Those two dedicated camera/camcorder buttons were "awesome". I really think that is its best feature, going from a locked phone to be able to catch a "kodak moment" in an instant is a phenomenal feature, but i can't allow it to influence my decision, as i use my phone for a lot more than just taking pics.

    I think the Amaze is def an upgrade to the Sensation in every way, from form factor, RAM, Processing power, internal mem, the ded camera buttons, NFC Support, upgraded O/s (2.4 vs 2.3) 2MP FFC vs 1.3, bigger battery and 4G support, but from using the Samsung Epic Touch for a week (terrible signal) and now being on AT&T (with the SGS II for the past few days -4.3 screen not doing it for me : ) i just think i will choose the T-Mo version of the SGS II, i just love the way it flies
    and N-E-V-E-R chokes, and the lightweigh of it, the color saturation and lastly the 4.5 inch size....

    For me since i love HTC 3.0 so much, i went out and got a 7 inch Flyer tablet at Best Buy this weekend for only $299.99, and that tablet is soooo perfect it will easily tend to any & all my "HTC needs" Its kinda like a giant Amaze : )

    Hope this comparison helps

    BTC
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    10-10-2011 05:24 AM
  23. jrsfalcons's Avatar
    BOSSY TEXAS CHICK Thank You! You really answered my question and helped me make my decision on which phone to choose.Thanks
    10-10-2011 07:14 AM
  24. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    BOSSY TEXAS CHICK Thank You! You really answered my question and helped me make my decision on which phone to choose.Thanks

    yw but you dint see them in person yet... still might change ur mind : ) which one did u decide?

    BTC
    10-10-2011 12:51 PM
  25. milominderbinde's Avatar
    ...The Galaxy S II screen was like looking at a TV with the color turned up to 100%...
    I bet you are right. Someone had cranked up the saturation on the demo unit. To turn the saturation back down, tap Home > Menu > Settings > Display > Display mode.
    I got to hold the Amaze yesterday and was really surprised by how heavy it was...
    Yes, the Amaze is 25% heavier than the T-Mobile Galaxy S II (SGS2).
    ...it's beautiful -- best phone T-Mobile has ever had IMO, and I'll cry when i have to send the review unit back lol...
    When all the sites chose the best Android to compare to the new iPhone 4S, almost all picked the Galaxy S II.

    Overall the two phones are similar. See the pdadb.net and phonearena spec comparisons for more details on the differences.

    Physical Specs
    Screen Size: The Amaze screen area is 10% smaller. (8.6in2)
    Overall Size: The Amaze is almost 20% bigger
    → 4.3" HTC Amaze: 5.12" x 2.58" x 0.46" = 6.1 in
    → 4.5" TMSGS2: 5.10" x 2.70" x 0.38' = 5.2 in
    Weight: The Amaze is 28% heavier
    DLNA: The Amaze does not have DLNA
    Battery Life: TMSGS2 has SAMOLED and a slightly larger battery
    NFC: TMSGS2
    Wireless sync: TMSGS2
    Bluetooth mouse/keyboard: TMSGS2
    USB Host: TMSGS2 (Memory stick, etc.)

    TouchWiz 4.0 also has Resizable Widgets, Multiple item Clipboard, Splitscreen email/texts, App Folders, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, etc. but there are Sense features not in TouchWiz too.

    You can look at specs and features but it comes down to what feels best to you and there is always another phone coming that will be better.
    10-10-2011 01:57 PM
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