HTC takes pride in its flashy Sense UI and in its newest 3.0 version it has quietly improved not only the looks, but the functionality as well with dynamic updates of widgets straight from the lockscreen. To support its memory-hungry muscle, HTC has included 768MB of RAM and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor. Samsung's TouchWiz UI is much less demanding, but you don't get that many snazzy effects, but rather a clean down-to-business interface. It's those two handsets that will come out with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, giving them a slight edge over the Froyo-powered T-Mobile G2x and Motorola Atrix 4G. While LG went with vanilla build of the green robot, Motorola chose the controversial Motoblur skin.
In terms of hard silicon, the Sensation 4G matches the clock speed of the Galaxy S II, but its slightly less RAM leaves it second. The Galaxy S II also scores a first with Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, capable of delivering 21Mbps transfers and we're eager to test it. And here's the tale of the tape: the Samsung Galaxy S II stands out with its razor sharp 0.33" body and unmatched weight of 4.09 ounces. The rest is the poetry of numbers and we'll let you enjoy it in the detailed breakdown below. Already got a favorite? Feel free to leave your opinions in the comments below.