HTC Vivid vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Sadly, neither handset really manages to impress our ears in the calling quality department – well, the blame can be found with their earpiece. Specifically, their volume outputs are desperately low to the point of making it difficult to hear our callers, which meant having to jam them close to our ear in order to hear a decent tone. Moreover, we’re left to deal with some hollow and mute sounding voices. Consoling our troubles, at least their speakerphones resonate with some powerful tones.
Signal strength appears to be solid on both smartphones, though, we did experience some inconsistent data issues early on with them. Thankfully, the problems soon disappeared.
We can only imagine the kind of stress that 4G LTE connectivity can bestow upon these two smartphones, but in testing them out with HSPA+ connectivity instead, we find battery life to be better on the Skyrocket – but not by much. Using them concurrently with all tasks and functions, the Skyrocket is able to push 14 hours of battery life on normal usage, while the Vivid taps out only after 12 hours.
Crunching down the numbers, pricing is one of those driving factors that always has some weight to the overall allure of a particular handset. Obviously, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is priced $50 more than the HTC Vivid, but it’s absolutely warranted in this case as we find it to be the better performer. Sure it might not have the solid industrial design of the Vivid, but there is a delightful listing as to why it’s the favorable one – like its iridescent Super AMOLED Plus display, fluid platform experience, and better battery life. Of course, these two smartphones do justice in help launching AT&T into the 4G LTE spectrum, but if you want something that will perfectly accompany the network’s potential, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is essentially the one you’ll want in your hands.
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HTC Vivid vs Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - Performance and Conclusion