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It was the HTC sensation. This is from a 3gs/iphone4 user.

Holy.... What was I thinking not getting this phone....

customization... no need to jailbreak?!?!?!

It honestly feels like I was using an inferior device. With this I feel like I have a real phone in my hands. (personal opinion)

This phone isn't mine its my dad's, the reason of this thread was I had few questions about Android since I know NOTHING about them.

1. I know the phone comes with 4gb storage, what is the max that it can put on it with sd card? 32gb or 64gb?

2. When you guys talk about "roms" what exactly does it change on the phone when you have a different rom is it like changing windows or just a theme? for example I am looking at the CM 7.1, because it has Arabic support. Will I lose any functions of my phone, ie google apps and what not? syncing?

3. I know the phone has DLNA, I don't own a tv that can connect to the internet, can I stream videos/pictures to the tv via my PS3 or wii? or the only option I have is to get an hdmi cable to connect from phone to tv?

4. Unlocking, how hard is it? I want to use this phone when I travel outside of USA.

5. I am looking to get a android myself, since this is my dads. Is the galaxy s2 a lot better than this? I don't care much for camera quality and the screen looks stunning I don't know how it can get any better. However, I do feel the screen size on the sensation is perfect so any bigger wouldn't really be a + for me. So any other phone suggestions beside the s2 or the sensation that I might like?

6. I saw a bit of ICS yesterday, and I heard it does officially support full arabic read and write, will I be able to get it on this phone or the gs2? or do I need to get the new nexsus phone?



Those are the questions I have now, I know they are a lot but it would awesome if I can get help with some of them!

Thanks!!!
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I've been wondering some of these too, I wanna upgrade from my iPhone 4 to a GSII.
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1. MicroSD cards seems to max out at 32GB capacities, but if you cash on a 64GB (if there is one), it could work.
2. Roms mostly add performance improvements, little more customization, more themes, and stuff. There's a lot that one can add in the making of a rom.

Don't know about 3 and 4.

5. It's more or less about opinion, but if I were to choose, I would go with the SGSII, as it boasts superior screen, camera, and performance. As well the thinness and asthetic differences.

6. ICS should be coming to those phones. It hasn't been confirmed for either the devices specifically, but Google has mentioned that all 2.3 devices (what the devices are running know) are able to update to ICS, whether the manufacturer chooses to update it. Note that it should be updated post-November.

Trying to as much help as I could.
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IIRC newegg has a class 10 64gb for about $50
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1. MicroSD cards seems to max out at 32GB capacities, but if you cash on a 64GB (if there is one), it could work.
2. Roms mostly add performance improvements, little more customization, more themes, and stuff. There's a lot that one can add in the making of a rom.

Don't know about 3 and 4.

5. It's more or less about opinion, but if I were to choose, I would go with the SGSII, as it boasts superior screen, camera, and performance. As well the thinness and asthetic differences.

6. ICS should be coming to those phones. It hasn't been confirmed for either the devices specifically, but Google has mentioned that all 2.3 devices (what the devices are running know) are able to update to ICS, whether the manufacturer chooses to update it. Note that it should be updated post-November.

Trying to as much help as I could.

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You wont regret it if you go with the Galaxy S2. I just picked one up and Im amazed at how great this phone is all around. It looks, feels, and performs much better than any other phone ive ever owned or compared it too.
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Go Galaxy S2 or nothing. Unfortunately, I had no choice because I am on Verizon so I want iPhone 4S. The HTC and Motorola phones all have major issues I've seen reported outside of the fanboys while the Samsung Galaxy S2 really has none.
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Nexus Prime. Wait for that sucker.
    
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I've used Android for all my phones, but I had an iPhone since I got a good deal. I prefer the iPhone, maybe for the same reason you prefer Android... novelty. When something is different, it seems 'better'.

1 64.
2 It has additional functionalities built it, sometimes it breaks something, but good ones don't.
3 idk
4 I think you need an unlock code
5 s2 is better.
6 All phones will eventually get it, or so they say. You can install custom roms to do it yourself.
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I notice nobody has said this.

A Custom ROM is basically a replacement for all the software on the phone. The entire Operating System is custom made. I highly recommend CyanogenMod. It's got the most versatility, IMO.
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