(translation: choose the S2 if it needs be inexpensive, the sensation for design and the nexus if you like tech stuff)
People seem very happy with the Sense of the HTCs - I played with it
from friends and was very impressed, too. Reviews also seemed to prefer
this skin above all others. On the other hand, I don't know HTC that well whereas I had good experiences with Samsung phones.
I know they improved the battery for the XE but I heard many
complaints about the predecessor concerning this. Three of my friends who
have an HTC are content but they are all women and don't know much about
the other choices. Not trying to make this a sexuality-based decision
but the design of the HTC seems to be very female oriented. The Galaxys
just seem a bit more in my direction.
From a conversation on facebook, I realised and was confirmed by Twitter
entries that the Nexus is similar to the Iphone 4S full of glitches
that are sure to be resolved fairly quickly. I also feel more
comfortable with a sophisticated, proven version. Then the 4.65 screen
of the Nexus - I think even that's too big for me; I do work my phones
with one hand quite often. Everything feels a bit safer with SII - the
physical button for example as I've never had a touch screen phone
before. It's hard to trust in that right away.
The worst of the Nexus is still the camera. My cousin has the SII and
was stunned by its performance camera-wise. It intrigued me. He also
said the overal performance compared to earlier smartphones he's had is
purely amazing. The Nexus is leading on tables now but I haven't heard
similar statements about it from reviewers. The SII is simply
outstanding which is maybe not the best way to go for a smartphone;
however, it has ALL the features I want, so it seems like a perfect
choice for me.
Samsung Galaxy SII is the cheapest one and as a student I have to
look at that too. The HTC Sensation XE is available for 475 Euro and the
Samsung Galaxy Nexus for about 529 Euro. The SII I can get for 399 Euro
and maybe even cheaper when looking more into it.
A huge thing for me as well: you can get the SII in white and as most
people will either already have the black SII or buy the Nexus for
Christmas, I might have the advantage of standing out a bit with that
one. Decision made, I think. And it feels good. Now I'm excited and want to buy it.