I have to say I'm surprised by Engadget's tepid review of the Sensation. Compared to their glowing report on the Samsung G2, this review almost makes the Sensation look like a stinker.
For those who don't want to wade through the nonfiction novel the site has penned about the device (seriously, Engadget: the minutia!) here are their main complaints:
- The Sensation's UI hasn't materially changed from the days of the Hero. Precise text selection and input prediction algorithms haven't been improved, leading to a user experience worse than default Android Gingerbread.
- The weather app might look pretty but it doesn't actually work; it's pretty much a matter of luck whether the app sends you to the right city's weather.
- The front-facing camera creates blurry images.
Other than that, the phone is great. But this is the big leagues we're talking about: it's the Sensation versus the Galaxy S2, and for their failure to adequately update Sense 3.0, the S2 gets the recommendation.
Given the choice between the two, we'd opt for the Galaxy S II for its brilliant display and snappier performance, but that's just a matter of preference. Ultimately, you'll have to decide what it is you value most in your Android superphone and pick the one that fits those needs best.
Yes, we will. But we're thinking many will agree with Engadget's on this one and go with the G2.
What do you think?