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Poll Results: HTC Desire Z or Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

 
  • 45% (11)
    HTC Desire Z
  • 41% (10)
    Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant
  • 12% (3)
    Other, explain why and Im in Canada
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post #1 of 12
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What would you pick and why, those are pretty much the only phones I can get that are interesting on Bell. I love my Pre but I would like a bigger screen faster phone that doesn't drain the battery too fast, bigger app market.
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post #2 of 12
I'm not sure what bands Bell use, but the HTC Desire and Desire HD are two very nice phones. Do you need a keyboard?

I would skip the Samsung's...

HTC's build > Samsung's build any day

They're very cheap/plastic

Don't get me wrong, they're nice phones, but they could have done a much better job on the material. Also, Bell's Vibrant has an update issue right now. The Froyo update fries the MicroSD slot! Crazy lol...
Edited by buste2 - 12/20/10 at 7:29pm
post #3 of 12
personally samsungs are better. HTC are very fashionable and OK on hardware side. BUT HTC screens are known for there fragility. 2 of my friends have the HTC HD2 and both of them have cracked screens.
the galaxy s has gorilla glass, which is basically scratch and crack resistant.
galaxy s has a better camera too. just check gsmarena and go to the photo comparison page. all htc phones make white look pinkish tint.
my point is:
if you want a reliable and hardware good phone, choose galaxy s
if you want a fashionable and hardware good/average phone, choose HTC
if you want a geek's phone, choose motorola
i've owned a motorola (not droid), and samsung galaxy s. motorola is super durable. I've dropped it on hard floors and concrete multiple times, and it still works 100% perfect
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post #4 of 12
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is the desire z a good phone or is it just better than the galaxy s, I wouldnt mind waiting for the nexus s but google is not saying how long it's going to take to get it in canada. And the fact that i need to renew my contract so i get it for cheaper. Wife prolly wouldn't let me buy a full price phone.
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I'm on bell too, and i have the galaxy s. I personally would choose galaxy s becuase its more "worth" it and overall a better phone, but it depends on your needs, i.e keyboard, large screen, speed etc.

here are some quick points

galaxy s - very large full touch screen 1ghz processor. camera is excellent with a lot of features. videos are nice to watch on the screen youtube etc. light weight & thin for portability and holding in your hands for a long time (calling, watching videos, games etc.) people are working to put 2.3 on it fully, if you're that kinda user to mod your phone, so its up to date. super amoled

desire z - keyboard if you need it to text. slightly smaller screen 3.7" vs 4" 800mhz processor. android version 2.2 out of the box. has weight to it, build quality is very good. keyboard snaps in place instead of sliding (depends if you like it or not, up to you.) super clear lcd for bell.
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post #6 of 12
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I'm on bell too, and i have the galaxy s. I personally would choose galaxy s becuase its more "worth" it and overall a better phone, but it depends on your needs, i.e keyboard, large screen, speed etc.

here are some quick points

galaxy s - very large full touch screen 1ghz processor. camera is excellent with a lot of features. videos are nice to watch on the screen youtube etc. light weight & thin for portability and holding in your hands for a long time (calling, watching videos, games etc.) people are working to put 2.3 on it fully, if you're that kinda user to mod your phone, so its up to date. super amoled

desire z - keyboard if you need it to text. slightly smaller screen 3.7" vs 4" 800mhz processor. android version 2.2 out of the box. has weight to it, build quality is very good. keyboard snaps in place instead of sliding (depends if you like it or not, up to you.) super clear lcd for bell.
Pretty much this. I will note, despite the fact that the G2 is only 800Mhz, it's fast enough that it's pretty equal to the hummingbirds 1Ghz.
    
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post #7 of 12
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Pretty much this. I will note, despite the fact that the G2 is only 800Mhz, it's fast enough that it's pretty equal to the hummingbirds 1Ghz.
Yup, played with one myself, everything is fast and smooth.

though i would like to point out that even though it is 800mhz vs 1ghz, i would personally get 1ghz for somewhat a safe future proofing it for a bit.

just like the nexus one earlier this year with 1ghz snapdragon, it's still good enough to run 2.3 today.

just something to think about. i guess it's similar to windows xp vs vista/7, one requires less ram than the other ^^
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personally samsungs are better. HTC are very fashionable and OK on hardware side. BUT HTC screens are known for there fragility. 2 of my friends have the HTC HD2 and both of them have cracked screens.
the galaxy s has gorilla glass, which is basically scratch and crack resistant.
galaxy s has a better camera too. just check gsmarena and go to the photo comparison page. all htc phones make white look pinkish tint.
my point is:
if you want a reliable and hardware good phone, choose galaxy s
if you want a fashionable and hardware good/average phone, choose HTC
if you want a geek's phone, choose motorola
i've owned a motorola (not droid), and samsung galaxy s. motorola is super durable. I've dropped it on hard floors and concrete multiple times, and it still works 100% perfect
I would say:

If you want a reliable phone with good hardware: HTC
Fashionable/Good build Quality: HTC
Geek Phone: HTC (Motorola locked bootloader FTL)

HTC over moto or samsung anyday...


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Originally Posted by boisssy View Post
though i would like to point out that even though it is 800mhz vs 1ghz, i would personally get 1ghz for somewhat a safe future proofing it for a bit.
The Desire Z has a kernel image and rom that will allow a 1.42 GHz Clock Speed. Future-proofing be damned....combine that with potential for ext4 filesystem and you pretty much have the best phone on the market at this time.
Edited by HardwaterH4ck3r - 12/21/10 at 9:48pm
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post #9 of 12
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I would say:

If you want a reliable phone with good hardware: HTC
Fashionable/Good build Quality: HTC
Geek Phone: HTC (Motorola locked bootloader FTL)

HTC over moto or samsung anyday...




The Desire Z has a kernel image and rom that will allow a 1.42 GHz Clock Speed. Future-proofing be damned....combine that with potential for ext4 filesystem and you pretty much have the best phone on the market at this time.
If he knows how to do that kinda stuff with a phone. It then leads to battery life issues and heat etc. It's safer with just stock clocks with updates or custom roms.

and if anything, galaxy s can be oc as well.

in the end both are very smooth and fast phones, depends what you want to do with it
Edited by boisssy - 12/21/10 at 10:27pm
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post #10 of 12
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and if anything, galaxy s can be oc as well.
Agreed, but not to that degree. My best friend has the G2 with the kernel image on it that allows the crazy overclock, and he still gets a solid day of use out of it. Honestly, I don't know of many android phones that get more than about 16 hours of mixed use out of them. Your screen and wireless radios eat WAAAAAY more battery than the CPU, and there is alot to be said about getting your processing done faster and having to run for a shorter overall time.

Ninja Edit: IDK about the desire Z, but the G2 has nearly vanilla android on it here in the states, and that is a huge plus for me.
Edited by HardwaterH4ck3r - 12/21/10 at 10:29pm
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