HTC Sensation vs Galaxy S II vs ATRIX 4G [DUAL-CORE BRAWL]

April 12, 2011
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Behold the newest addition to our known entries into the dual-core category for Android smartphones, the HTC Sensation. Of course that means that it's time for a battle, yes? We've got the Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S 2, however you want to write it,) and the ATRIX 4G in the ring as well, all looking for a piece of the gaming and/or productivity action. Each dual-core phone can handle hella data - but can they handle each-other? Let the bell ringing begin!

This is going to be a specs-only battle with a tiny bit of pazazz here or there - like would you rather be running TouchWiz 4.0 or the newest version of Sense? Or maybe you're Motorola Motoblur all the way. Then there's those of you who plan on ripping the face off your phone the moment you've got it in your hands - for you folks, there's the following fight. Clash!

Display
HTC Sensation : 4.3-inch SLCD (qHD) 540 x 960 pixel resolution [Gorilla Glass]
Motorola ATRIX 4G : 4-inch PenTile LCD (qHD) 540 x 960 pixel resolution [Gorilla Glass]
Samsung Galaxy S II : 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus 480 x 800 pixel resolution [Gorilla Glass]

Processor
H : 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8260 Dual-core
M : 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-core
S : 1.2 GHz XMM6260 Dual-core

Camera
H : 8-megapixel back with autofocus, dual-LED flash, VGA .3-megapixels front
M : 5-megapixel back with autofocus, dual-LED flash, VGA .3-megapixels front
S : 8-megapixel back with autofocus, single-LED flash, 2-megapixel front

RAM
H : 768 MB
M : 1024 MB
S : 1024 MB

Internal Memory
H : 1 GB
M : 16GB
S : 16GB/32GB

Memory Expansion
H : microSD Expansion Slot - unknown size capability
M : microSD Expansion Slot up to 32 GB
S : microSD Expansion Slot up to 32 GB

Weight
H : 148 grams (5.22 ounces)
M : 135 grams (4.76 ounces)
S : 116 grams (4.09 ounces)

Size
H : 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
M : 117.75 x 63.5 x 10.95 mm
S : 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm

Battery
H : 1520 mAh
M : 1930 mAh
S : 1650 mAh


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  • http://twitter.com/zouzka Ziad K.

    ??? ==> Motorola ATRIX 4G : 4-inch qHD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution ???

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      WHOA wtf was i smoking? edited. thank you.

    • wolfie

      4.0 inch, qhd (960 x 540)

      • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

        truth

  • Skulldor

    Thats a hell of a display resolution on the Atrix. Me thinks its wrong.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      lol yes – edited

  • Ankydu

    Please get your facts right about motorola atrix’s screen resolution. its qHD same as htc sensation.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      edited

  • Anonymous

    The Atrix also has a PenTile screen, iirc. I’m not sure about the Sensation, but I don’t think Super LCD screens come in PenTile.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      methinks you’re right. added pentile spec

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    • http://twitter.com/Dravyy Jean-Michel Savard

      Same for the Atrix, I think… if not, then I better be getting a screen protector before something happens to mine!

    • http://twitter.com/Dravyy Jean-Michel Savard

      Same for the Atrix, I think… if not, then I better be getting a screen protector before something happens to mine!

    • http://twitter.com/Dravyy Jean-Michel Savard

      Same for the Atrix, I think… if not, then I better be getting a screen protector before something happens to mine!

      • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

        yep. gorilla glass

  • http://twitter.com/RayanMX Rayan

    And the winner is?

    For me the Atrix of course, and here’s why:

    1. Badass battery
    2. Smaller footprint with increased resolution (which translates in better pixel density to achieve sharper images)
    3. Gorilla Glass (according to my sources)

  • Robert

    Galaxy S still has my attention above the others.

  • sehnenriss

    What about: Atrix bootloader gets locked down, no custom ROMs ? http://androidcommunity.com/atrix-bootloader-gets-locked-down-no-custom-roms-20110222/
    Is it still true that the bootloader gets locked down?

  • Anonymous

    Funny you didn’t say anything about the GPUs. Which is far more important than CPU. GPUs directly translate into overall smoothness. I already know the Tegra2 GPU is at the bottom but how does HTCs compare to the Exynos?

  • Anonymous

    Funny you didn’t say anything about the GPUs. Which is far more important than CPU. GPUs directly translate into overall smoothness. I already know the Tegra2 GPU is at the bottom but how does HTCs compare to the Exynos?

  • droid freak

    Looks like the Atrix is now the best phone out of the 3. Tegra 2 gpu trumps the sgs and sensation. All tablets are equipped with tegra 2. Most phones are also equipped with tegra 2 except the trying hard sgs and laughable sensation. Atrix gingerbread comes in a few days and is getting an unlocked bootloader together with it and is paired with a monster battery. Atrix is the best phone in the world. Period.

    • http://twitter.com/PeeJeff Patrick Guilbert

      In terms of benchmarks the Tegra 2 isn’t faster than the other two (well it is ONLY in gpu benchmarks), the samsung cpu is a bit faster