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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-12 07:15 from mTWB - click to readSo u say it looks like the iPhone Yawn. What's ur argument does that make it bad in some way? It looks similar to an iPhone so Samsung is taking a bite of the apple a bit like apple taking a bite out of Nokia most people couldn't give a toss. Everyone copies each other from hairstyles to phone design so we can talk about it until the cows come home. As long as its a good phone then its no big deal. We are talking about form factor and lots of companies make products that appear to be the same shape. Its a bit like saying my LG flatscreen tv looks like my Sony flatscreen.Give me a break!

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  • 2011-04-12 23:14
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> In reply to sticky back PLASTIC @ 2011-04-12 17:34 from MWD9 - click to readDont really understand what you are saying.

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  • 2011-04-12 23:09
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Hi Guys,

Can any one tell. How is the multimedia part of this phone. And when can we expect this phone to be launched in India ?

Any input will be appreciated.

Regards

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  • 2011-04-12 19:52
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> In reply to Prateek Gupta @ 2011-04-12 18:19 from vI99 - click to readAs the song goes 2 outta 3 ain't bad
1Gb isn't enough storage that is why there is an 8Gb card
second only HSPDA 900/2100 not a world phone

"Also in the benchmark tests, SGS2 lagged behind Optimus 2x." this really benefits gamers and LG 2X was only marginally better.

the reason I cut+pasted you comments is the 1.2Ghz was a recent addition per comments.
the so called lag was when tested against the 1Ghz so are you using old data ?

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  • 2011-04-12 19:49
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Some things that i am concerned about:
1)HTC sensation has adreno 220 GPU and i guess it's better than SGS2's mali 400 or even Nvidia's Geforce as adreno 205 is already renowned and tested. Also in the benchmark tests, SGS2 lagged behind Optimus 2x.

2)But SGS2 on the other hand has more internal storage(useful since many applications still cannot be moved to the SD) and RAM as compared to sensation.

3)SGS2 has a better battery(suitable for sustaining seveal battery draining operations).

Would appreciate your opinions in this regard

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  • 2011-04-12 18:19
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> In reply to Mfk @ 2011-04-12 16:09 from 3Cgv - click to readThe specs are out and here is the comparison which I do not have to add to.

We have the same argument statement touted again & again what I can say is that in my opinion SAMSUNG used plastic for its qualities ESPECIALLY STRENGHT WHILST BEING LIGHT
I guess the use of AL does add grammes to a phone.
BTW i see more and more smartphones with some sort of protection e.g silicone skins etc
The only time I and others SGS II future owners know of the plastic body is when others remind us.
and in fairness GORILLA GLASS & PLASTIC
Only 2 defectors (brothers I understand) so far to other brands... SLIM & NONE
http://www.gsmarena.com/compar...dPhone2=3621
what am I looking at again ??

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  • 2011-04-12 17:34
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This phone is a dream come true....... The only thing it would need to be the ultimate phone is a qHD display (960x540).... Other than that, Super Amoled plus screen, 21 Mbps modem, 4.2 Inch Display and HD cameras... sign me up!

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  • 2011-04-12 17:27
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wht abt battery life does it stays long for 2 days using all appls like gps,sync,web browsing

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  • 2011-04-12 17:23
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Yes seems that HTC Sensation (a.k.a. Pyramid) is a good phone, but it is still a question if it will have a better specifications than Galaxy S II.

(ACCORDING TO THE LATEST NEWS)

1) Galaxy S II has Super AMOLED Plus screen while HTC Sensaion has only S-LCD screen.
2) Galaxy S II has 1 GB RAM while HTC Sensaion has only 768 MB RAM.
3) Galaxy S II has 1650 mAh battery while HTC Sensaion has only 1520 mAh battery.


Waiting for final releases and Samsung Galaxy S II vs HTC Sensation: Head to head. :)

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  • 2011-04-12 16:53
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You may recon that this is the “Phone of the year” but I will rate this 7/10.

Reasons:-
Sound
This phone does not have a loud and clear sound quality like the Nokia n8 or boom box speakers like HTC.

Camera.
It does not have a 12mp camera with at least 4x zoom with xenon camera flashlight with Carl Zeiss optics and it also lacks a lens-cover like the Nokia n900.
It should have a retina display.

Design.
It also lacks scratch proof touch screen and does not feel solid in hands like the iphone 4. The phone must have a strong body and it must not be just made of ordinary and soft plastic. It must be made tough to withstand drop-tests.

Software and Hardware.
It would have been even better if it would have 4.5 inch display and with honeycomb and 480 x 854 pixels. I myself own a Samsung galaxy s 2. This does not show 1GB RAM as stated and the phone gets slower after constant usage. The battery used is also very weak which is 1650 mAh, a phone with dual core processor must have a strong battery I suggest at least 2100 mAh which will last for long.

Personal Opinion.
Samsung thinks that smartphones which are lighter and thinner are better but people don’t care they only want performance. Samsung should create more secure and stylish smartphones.

If Samsung corrects these mistakes then The Samsung Galaxy S2 Will be Called the Phone of the Year.

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  • 2011-04-12 16:52
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> In reply to christine79 @ 2011-04-11 20:18 from mhnt - click to readI would actually choose the Samsung I9100 over the Xperia Arc. Actually I have :)

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  • 2011-04-12 16:33
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> In reply to Mfk @ 2011-04-12 16:09 from 3Cgv - click to readFirst of all your English and Grammar is dreadful!

Secondly, whilst I do believe the HTC Sensation is the closest rival to the SGS2, I still feel the SGS2 wins.

It is thinner, lighter, has more ram, a lot more internal storage, better battery, has MHL.

The only thing I can see that the sensation is better is the bigger display resolution.

You could argue that htc sense is better than touchwiz, but touchwiz 4.0 looks pretty impressive.

Nice effort HTC, but I will be getting SGS2.

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  • 2011-04-12 16:28
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> In reply to Mfk @ 2011-04-12 16:09 from 3Cgv - click to readhuh? Sensation is a inferior product compared to the GS2 so go buy yourself a HTC Sensation...I will wait for the GS2 thank you.

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  • 2011-04-12 16:17
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> In reply to Bakir @ 2011-04-12 07:42 from 0FIe - click to readAMEN BROTHER.... But unfortunately your are speaking common sense.. just watch in a few hours you will get some complaining about one thing or another..

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  • 2011-04-12 16:13
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HTC sensation just announced ;D wow now we have true competition.. LG vs Motorola.. while Gsii vs Sensation
i think now GSii will Loose there ground because nobody likes the Touchwiz in comparision to HTC Sense. also the plastic body is also hated by the users in comparision to Htc's body which they prefer aluminum !!! wow Galaxy s was true success now Samsung are in trouble.. they should release it NOW before its too late because Htc Sensation will be released within a month :) !!! Samsung.. ur sinking i love Gsii i love Sensation i love Lg i love Moto :D but the competition is now in 100% favor of HTC !!! :) best of luck to all brands !!! Also HTC Never change there release date unlike motorola or samsung or lg or even nokia. who keep changing playing with the hearts of there customers.. wow . HTC has really slapped all the brands very hard this time :) love there strategy !!!

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  • 2011-04-12 16:09
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-12 11:18 from cerM - click to read1. Playing .mkv(Blu ray) files directly?
I'm sure about that, Samsung Galaxy S supports MKV container up to 720p (in addition Galaxy S II will support 1080p resolution).
3. USB on the go is there? This feature is not mentioned anywhere other than GSM Arena
Link to the source: http://www.samsung.com/global/...ication.html (look at Connectivity -> USB 2.0 OTG)
10. Does it have similar audio effect like Sony mobiles [Arc etc]?
I'm not sure, but it should support SRS WOW HD.

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  • 2011-04-12 15:56
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For those who are asking why mobile phone need such processor like a 1.2GHz dual-core or even higher ?

Answer:
1) It need for such things like a Full HD Video Recording and Playback.
2) For a real Adobe Flash support.
3) For fast Web Page loading (processing).
4) For fast photo/video gallery thumbnail preview generation.
5) For faster applications loading.
6) For fast switch between apps and keep them running in the background.
7) For latest mobile games.

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  • 2011-04-12 15:52
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> In reply to christine79 @ 2011-04-11 20:18 from mhnt - click to readthe arc is a lot better!

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  • 2011-04-12 15:50
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What an awesome phone, had a play around with it yesterday feel in love with the screen quality, Amazing!!

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  • 2011-04-12 15:21
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Finnish (Finland) retailers getting shipments this week, unknown when we can start selling it.

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  • 2011-04-12 15:15
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