T-Mobile has presented loyal devotees with quite the dilemma as an early autumn gift, by launching two exceptional Android phones with similar specs and equally similar price tags.
The new HTC Amaze 4G retails for a price of $259 alongside the usual two year contract, while the Samsung Galaxy S2 is now at $229. Both Smartphones are to be made available beginning October 12th, powered by the same 1.5GHz dual-core processor, backed up by 1GB of dedicated RAM and with 16GB of internal storage.
Furthermore, both devices have a stunning 8 megapixel camera, NFC technology, massive displays and the ability to serve as mobile hotspots.
In tests, the phones performed almost identically side by side, with slight differences in camera quality that entirely cancel each other out when the strength and weaknesses are all taken into account. Likewise, the recording video quality of the Amaze 4G may have the edge just slightly, but the S2 records much better quality audio tracks.
Overall, it will really come down to the overall user experience, which of course related to the Samsung TouchWiz interface or the HTC Sense option. In a truly rare instance there really is no clear cut winner, nor is there one able to pip the other at the post, therefore it really remains in the hands of the all-important consumer to decide the fate of each.