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HTC Sensation XE vs Galaxy SII

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Hi! I am about to get a new phone and I am not sure which one to get out of the two. I like the Sensation's design better however I like the GSII's screen more. I will be flashing a custom rom (no Sense or TW) on either device so flaws with Touchwiz and HTC Sense are not a concern for me. I also want the phone to run ICS smoothly.

Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 10

Well the Galaxy S2 has better hardware specs and will be the smoothest, but the Sensation XE will be good too. Considering it would be a good idea to get a case for your phone, you should go with the Galaxy S2 since you like the screen better.

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post #3 of 10
I'm running the Virtuous Inquisition v1.4.0 :: Senseless ICS (4.0.1) ROM on sensation and it is very smooth
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I'm running on TNz Blend ICS themed and my phone has been very smooth just to throw that in. Galaxy S2 is getting ICS update Q1 2012.

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Both are very powerful phones so they'll both do well with ICS. I have the XE and my dad has the SII and whilst the screen is better on the samsung I much prefer the design and feel of my XE, the samsung I find almost too light for my liking. The headphones you get with the XE are good too, true the beats stuff may not be to everyone's liking but they're the best free headphones you're gonna get tongue.gif

Both devices are getting official ICS support as far as I know so there willl be plenty of support for roms and things around for these devices, not that there isn't already tongue.gif
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post #6 of 10
gsii with Exynos or Snapdragon?

if Exynos- sgsii

of not, then pick whichever you like better, since they are pretty much the same.

edit: also to add on, HTC has a worse history with locking/encrypting bootloaders. Samsung is quite a bit better.
Edited by reflex99 - 1/2/12 at 2:27pm
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post #7 of 10
I would say the Samsung because the head dev at CyanogenMod now works for Samsung.
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The CyanogenMod working for Samsung is a plus? lol ok. Guess he'll leak secrets and get it out on CyanogenMod faster.

Or maybe he'll write the code so it'll be super easy and fast to put it on CyanogenMod for Samsung phones.

All HTC phones have been unlocked within weeks of release and have had tons of support.

Those are all poor reasons to grab a GS2 over an XE.

Better reasons are the Exynos processor A9 or the Super AMOLED + Screen.

If you prefer a phone that looks prettier though, the XE is the prettier phone. More ROM support too IMO.
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post #9 of 10
Its called better support. You don't have to wait for some random dev to port it over. The head dev himself is working one the SG2.
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It's CyanogenMod. It's not some random dev. Working for a company doesn't mean software will come out any faster. If anything, perhaps his time is more taken up working for Samsung than it is being placed into working on ROMs.
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